Questions tagged [google-docs]

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Google Docs / Google Drive URL with username login

Normally, one would login with: https://drive.google.com/ or https://docs.google.com/ Assume that the account name is david.smith@gmail.com. Is it possible to append to append the account name with ...
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Can You Create A Google Site From An Existing Google Docs Folder?

I already have an extensive Google Drive "site" containing around 100 documents, which contain links to each other. Is there anyway to transfer these files to Google Sites, to at least seed ...
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In Google Docs can the entire background colour for a piece of text be changed?

I know there's highlighting the background of text, but this only applies to the background around the text. Can the entire background be changed in colour so it doesn't look all choppy? I need ...
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Is there a way to embed a specific cell from a Google Sheets to Google Docs?

I want to fill in a sentence with blank spaces on Google Docs from information that I can provide from Google Sheets. Is this possible? "For my student number X = [student_number], the required ...
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Use a Google Font in Google Slides

I would like to use a font I found on Google Fonts inside Google Slides. I tried searching for the font in the font search box, but it didn't seem to be on there. Is there any way I can add a custom ...
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Google Sheets Pie Chart - Display Actual Value Below Label, not in pie chart?

I know I can get the actual value to show up in the pie chart, i.e. on the slice. However I want the percentage in the pie chart (which I can get to show up) since it is more likely to fit in a slice ...
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How to control the level of headings viewable in a document's outline?

When viewing or editing a Google Docs document, one can use headings and enable an outline view of the document. In long technical documents, the outline can get very congested with many sections that ...
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How to sort numbered list on Google Docs in reverse order

I'd like my google docs (https://docs.google.com) numbered list to count backwards: largest number first, 1 last. Ex: 3, 2, 1, instead of 1, 2, 3. Any way to do that? Here is a sample document for ...
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Is there a manual hyphenation in Google Docs (word break)?

Is there a way how to set manual word breaks with a hyphenation character in Google Docs? I do not mean setting a manual - but an invisible character. I searched the help and forums but just found old ...
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Google Docs: changing formatting of normal text without affecting automatically affecting headings

Applying a change to the indentation of normal formatting (e.g. first line indent) in google docs results in an automatic change to the indentation settings of all the other styles. It seems they have ...
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Avoid keeping adding numbers in headings in Google Docs

I am using a modified version taken from this useful answer to get numbers in my Google Docs Header 2: function myFunction() { var pars = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument().getParagraphs(); var ...
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Can I rename a file someone shared with me?

I have several clients who share docs with me. I can see these when I go to docs.google.com. Unfortunately, clients name their files things like "strategy" and I have many clients with ...
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How can I change the default styles for Google Docs?

For a Document (Word-like) in Google Docs, I want to be able to change the font size, family and spacings for the built-in in styles. How can I do that?
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Google file/folder in multiple location editing from different folders

I was wondering if I had a doc A that was saved in two separate folder locations, if there was a way for me to edit the document in one folder and the edits would also show in the other saved doc A in ...
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Auto add a row based off a check box

I'm a new user to Sheets! I'm reaching out for help on a problem that I have with trying to create row. I've read a ton of blogs, and watched more Youtube videos than I care to admit without finding a ...
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Telling Google which image on a page to use in its preview in Google Docs

If you add a URL to a Google Doc and then hover over it a preview of the page is displayed including an image from the page displayed as a thumbnail. Is there an html tag I can use to suggest to ...
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How do I remove the phone character auto-formatted into numbers? (Google docs is interpreting numbers as phone numbers when they are not

I am trying to enter registration numbers into Google Docs. When I enter a number, a phone character is automatically added and formatting added to the numbers. I would like to just see plain text. I ...
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Increase fraction size in Google Docs equation

Fractions in Google Docs equations are too small to read: How can I write normal-sized fraction?
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Multiple Gsheets data querys

Hey all so I currently have 3 Gsheets. 2 are sql imports with the below tables. The goal is to get the information based off a Type Id 28353 into my Master sheet. The plan is to get all values from ...
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How to copy from a protected Google doc?

I just came upon a Google doc from a high school account that I no longer have access to. I want to copy paste my work, but the copy paste functionality is disabled. I know you could access developer ...
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Unable to use Google Docs URL invite action in new URL to invite user to a copy of a document

I have created a google sheets document that I am wanting to send out to a number of users for them to make copies of, share back with me and then edit themselves. I am using the largely under ...
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Bolding equations in Google Docs (rather than LaTeX)?

I started writing a lengthy theoretical physics paper in Google Docs using the basic equation editor (I was advised not to use LaTeX for this undergrad project). I know about the add-on that converts ...
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Textbox via Drawing blurry / Alternative element for absolute positioning?

I'd like to create an invoice in Docs. My information should be on the upper right corner - on every page. The element used for this shouldn't have 'a flow', so that it doesn't influence the header's ...
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You've reached the document limit for comments

We are writing a scientific article with the current character count of 135,332 and no active comments or suggestions. Since yesterday, any attempt to make a comment or suggestion leads to this popup: ...
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Have to get access to my database

Here is the I got: Error linking spreadsheets. Make sure you have access to the sheet you're trying to import from. Have can I have access to my DAtaBase spreadsheet. I am importing my contacts to my ...
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Google Sheets IFS Text result based on multiple conditions FIX & SORT

I'm very new to Google Sheets and I'm trying to make find the correct formula for a text result based on multiple conditions, here is my best crack at it: =arrayformula(IFS(B9:B="",V9:V=&...
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How do I wrap/unwrap text in a table in Google Docs?

Apologies but this is driving me crazy I just want to unwrap the text in this cell so that it is on one line. How is this done in Google Docs? I don't see the button for it
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Creating Tabs in Google Docs

I know in Google Sheets you can compile multiple spreadsheets by using the tab feature at the bottom. I was wondering if there is any way to do this with Google Docs.
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How to open Google docs in new tab in Firefox

When I click a Gdrive item in Firefox it always opens in the current tab. How do I get it to open in another tab. When I click on any other URL it opens in a new tab why not Google docs? In Chrome ...
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Google Docs amalgamated history diff: Is it really once only?

If several edits have been made since the last time I viewed a document, Google Docs gives a link at the top of the document that takes you to a special view showing ALL of these changes. However, if ...
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Google doc - gmail signature creation issue

I have a small issue which i cannot seem to solve. Through google doc i want to make a signature with 2 colomns. Which is no issue. However to the left of my image is a space leading space i guess. ...
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In Google, is there an embedded plagiarism checker?

Is there a way to use a plagiarism checker in Google? I am writing a research project and I do not want to have an issue with this.
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Linked spreadsheet data to document

I have created a Google document that links to tables in a Google spreadsheet. Now I want to copy both the spreadsheet and the document. However, the link remains to the original spreadsheet. Where ...
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Change display name on Google Docs invitation to edit

Whenever I share a Google Docs/Sheets etc it always shows email@example.com has invited you to edit I would like it to show My name has invited you to edit I know this is possible, but I do ...
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Google Docs Gives a Strange Popup

On a mac computer, when I press Option+Shift+C while on a google doc, I get a strange warning saying: "Are you sure you want to cancel your recording? You cannot get your video back after you do ...
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Can indirectly shared Google Docs be monitored by admins?

My Google Drive (company provided: example@examplecompany.com) is getting pretty full, and I've been going through it and deleting files. I came across a rather inappropriate Doc someone sent to me. ...
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How to Import or Query a Range from Google Sheets into Google Docs?

I'm using Google Docs, the word processor, and am seeking to import a named range sourced in Google sheets into my Google Docs file. Do the field code feature or any other feature in Google Docs ...
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Does removing a user from a Google doc remove their comments?

I am editing a document on Google Docs, and I've shared it with a few users. I would now like to remove those users from the list of users that the document has been shared with, but I don't want to ...
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Arrange Google Sheet Responses separated by commas into either a numbered or bulleted list

I have a google sheet with google form checkbox responses that are separated by commas. I would like these responses displayed as either numbered or bulleted lists. Responses currently look like this: ...
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How to ask sub questions in google docs

I have already searched the internet for this but I'm getting solutions for only google forms and not google docs. I'm trying to create a simple MCQ paper that looks like this... Question one a. opt-...
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Is it possible to format small-caps in Google Documents?

I have found the need to format text in small caps (with minuscule letters looking like capitals, but still maintaining their size) in Google Docs. I have looked over, under, and in the Docs option ...
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Why can't I set my default font on google docs?

On google docs, I make the font that I want, go under normal text, and select update normal text to match. But EVERY TIME I open a new docs, it's not the font that I set as normal text. What could be ...
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Google Docs adds rows before and after a table within a table

When I make a table within another table cell on Google Docs, it automatically adds a row before the inner table and another after and I can't seem to delete them. I can try to change the row's font ...
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Google Document web-layout view mode similarly in Microsoft's Word

I want to view the document under web-layout view mode the same way as we can do in Microsoft Word. How can I do that?
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Google Docs Notification 10 minutes too late?

I am using Google Docs together with my father. When I add a comment somewhere he gets instantly an email that I have added something. When he adds a comment I get an email always about 10 minutes ...
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How do I print a Google Docs document directly from Firefox?

Using Google Docs/Spreadsheet. If I open a Google Doc and select print (either via the menu, ctrl+p, or toolbar icon) from within Chrome or Opera it then opens a print preview screen where I can ...
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Table of contents has one page wrong

I have a large (92) page document in Google Docs. The entire document (including the table of contents) has page numbers. The Table of Contents is showing the first heading (letter of intent) as to ...
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How can I get Google Drive to display file or folder size?

I noticed that there is a column but it is not populated for neither my folders nor my files. I want to verify that files and folders I transfer to Google Drive match where they came from. If you ...
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Google Docs reference to specific number of numbered list

I am creating a long list with many (>50) references to previous list numbers in Google Docs. Here is a simplified example: Do A Go to B Wash C Pick up D Clean E Repeat Step 2 Buy F If I delete "1. ...
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not working form submit Event Object

I have a Google form which I use to populate a Google docs from a certain template whenever a new response is submitted. In order to achieve this, I have written this script, but it is not working and ...

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