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Google Doc with background color by default has black text on black background. Is there a default fix? [duplicate]

In Google Docs when I create a pageless document with a black background color. I end up with black text on a black background. Is there any way to have it automatically change the text color when the ...
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Need help with client purchase data - Google Sheets

I work in sales for a small brewery. I'm trying to put together a spreadsheet that will tell me how often each of my wholesale customers purchases each item that they stock and in what quantities. ...
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Do Google Docs notify users of suggested edits or comments if they no longer have access to the document?

Do Google Docs notify users of suggested edits or comments if they no longer have access to the document? E.g. I have a document shared. Someone makes suggested edits or comments on that document. I ...
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Bulk Check Google Results Count with Google Docs

I need to extract the number of results by a given search in google, for example: 1 I search in Google.es Dinosaurs wallpapers and it returns to me: Approximately 77,000,000 results (0.48 seconds) I ...
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Open all Google Docs in view mode by default regardless of each doc's settings?

Is there a way to set my Google [Workspace] account so that any time I open a link someone has sent me to a Google Doc (or Sheet, Slides, etc.), it always opens in View mode, regardless of the ...
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How to put coloured HTML text in the way that it is shown in a browser into Google Docs?

This is taking up How to copy plain text HTML/formatting method into Google Docs. Taken from How to copy the "tree" command output from Linux Terminal without losing the red/blue/white ...
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changing file names in Google docs

I have have a great amount of files in Google docs, a lot of them are named as this "name 0102030110". I want to change their name, e.g. as "eman 0102030110". There are in great ...
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How to make a google script remove all content in a doc?

I sometimes need to temporarily write something in somewhere. I make a 'Temp' google doc, every times I use it I need to remove the content previously there. I want to make a google apps script to add ...
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How can I easily remove all italicized texts from a Google Document?

My Google Document document contains some italicized texts. How can I easily remove all italicized texts from a Google Document?
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How to move cursor to a named bookmark using Google apps script?

I am having trouble moving the cursor to bookmarked locations in Google script.  Overview: I want episodically to update numbers in a Google doc via a Google apps script.  Basically I’m trying to ...
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NETWORKDAYS.INTL Method Changed

Google sheet's NETWORKDAYS.INTL Method supposes to calculate number of working days between two given dates, and consider weekends and holidays. I use this method a lot in my functions, but today I ...
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How to replace dumb quotes with smart quotes in Google Docs

I have a very long story in Google Docs that contains dialog. I just realized that all the quotation marks that I entered using my laptop are "smart quotes" (curly). And all the quotations ...
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How to see the changes for more than one edit in one merged version view in a Google Doc

When I opened a doc after some months, I saw that others had worked on it. I was offered a button: "See new changes" ("See changes since you last viewed this document") There was ...
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How can I configure Google Document to automatically shift all other numbers when I change/add a number?

I have a Google Document with numbered references. Reference numbers point to some figure, as it is typical in patent application. E.g.: FIG. 1 shows an example of a system for natural language ...
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How do I relative the cell value only?

For example I have a sheet and there is a col with cell-like A2 and A2 has a hyperlink. A2 value is 'Apple' and the hyperlink is 'stackexchange.com'. When I am trying to use importrange formula with ...
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Everytime I select "Add file" in Google Forms the button used to upload doesn't appear

I have a problem. For us to be able to get our school ID, our school has a requirement that we fill out a Google document online. One of the form's requirements was to upload a photo from our Device. ...
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Select all occurrences of a word in Google Docs

In MS Word, it is easy to select all occurrences of a word (or any string for that matter) : Open the Find and Replace interface (Ctrl + H → find) Enter the string you are looking for (and select ...
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Is there a simple way of extracting the topic outline of a Google Docs document?

I'd like to copy the contents of a Google Docs automatic topics outline, the titles/headings that can be shown on the left of a document for navigation. I'd like to manually edit it, use it as the ...
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Check if any cells in one column fall between cells in different columns in Google Sheets

So I'm trying to figure out if any call for service happens during the time frame of another call. The information is set up below like this: | |[A]|[B]|[C]| |:---|:---|:---|:---| |1|"Call Time&...
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Google Docs removed the comments from the sidebar. How do I get them back?

This has never happened before, but it started a few weeks ago. Friends have commented on typos in my story via comments. Now the comments won't show up where they need to be so now I can't tell ...
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How do you create name badges in Google Docs with a background, preferably using Avery?

I am trying to use Google Docs to create name badges that have a background image behind the text. Our company used to have Microsoft Suite and historically, we used the Mail Merge option within the ...
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Present a Google document and an audio file at the same time in Google Meet

I'm a teacher. How can I present a Google document and an audio file at the same time in Google Meet so my students can listen to the audio file and answer the questions presented on the Google ...
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Can I make text break and clear an image?

I have an embedded image with text wrapping to the left of it. I want the next paragraph to begin after the image. In raw html, I would do something like <br clear=all>. Is there an equivalent ...
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How do I export indentation to a txt file from google docs?

I want to convert a google docs document to a text file preserving indentation. When I copy and paste, or export indentation seems to be lost. Work around I'm looking into exporting to html and then ...
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Multiple users on the same Google document

I've been writing an article with a co-writer. Both of us use paperpile but it turned out that we created two different bibliographies. I tried logging out of and in my account but it didn't work. It ...
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Regexextract numbers from string

I have a regexextract formula which takes the year from Column A (column) - however this only works if the year is yyyy-yy format - however some of the years are only yyyy and it returns an error Is ...
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Insert Dropdown (Cell Range) from Google Sheets into Google Doc

I'm using Google Docs to collect a lot of information about property. Each property has its own Doc file. In this Doc, I have various Dropdown lists. I'm at the point where I need to update and add ...
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Search only headers and/or only in outline of Google Docs

I have a Google Doc with a large outline to move through the doc: If you have more than 100 headers, it is hard to find a header with a word like "MySQL" if that word pops up every now and ...
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Displaying Google Docs on my own domain

Is there a way to have pages from a domain I own mirror my Google Docs documents? I know that I could set my domain to redirect to a Google Doc URL, but basically I want my visitors to see my Google ...
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How to copy a Google Doc URL with human-readable title?

I'd like to copy a link to a Google doc and paste it in a note-taking app. I'd like the URL link to contain the doc title instead than a seemingly random sequence of characters and digits, so when I ...
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When trying to access Google Docs from Android Firefox, I am stuck on "About" page

I was trying to log in to Google Docs from my phone. I am using Firefox on the phone. When I enter the address docs.google.com I am redirected to google.com/docs/about, which looks like this: The Go ...
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How to copy a native Google Sheets/Docs/Slides file from shared drive to My Drive, natively using Google apps functionality

I want to find out how to copy a native Google Sheets, Docs or Slides file, which is stored in a shared drive on the corporate Google Workspace environment, to my personal G-drive residing in the same ...
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How to copy plain text HTML/formatting method into Google Docs

I currently have a script that generates an amount of text. I want this script to be able to output some text with a formatting style into STDIN (preferably MD/HTML) and I can then paste it into ...
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How to modify paragraph dynamically in Google Docs or Word

I have a small paragraph and I have to change name of the student and his assigned book every time i.e. : *Hello Avinash, your assigned book to read this month is The Alchemist.* Now I want to ...
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Populate Google Sheet with Data From People Chip

I would like to create a google sheet that places different information contained in a given contact card in to separate columns with the maximum amount of automation possible. Is this possible, and ...
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Can I pull data from a Google Sheet into inline text in a Google Doc?

I am creating exams for my students in Google Docs and would like to easily change the values and answer options without having to do all the math each time. I would like to have a google sheet where ...
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How can i make a formula to determine payment types

I am having trouble nesting and using multiple criteria. I want a column to determine if payment type was CASH, CHECK or WAITING depending on if the cells for Check# and Payment are containing data. ...
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How to make the page width for text broader in Google Docs?

I need to have more space for text in my Google Docs, but under Format and Edit, I cannot find how to make the page width wider. Where are these page settings in Google Docs?
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How to copy and paste HTML (including images) from password protected pages?

I want to copy HTML (including images) from a web page to google docs. This works fine if the web page is public. But if the page needs a login, then the images are not inserted into google docs. I ...
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How do I find the appearance rate of one list of cells in another list of cells?

I imported all of the data from my iTunes library into a Google sheet for my own amusement, and I want to know by album how many songs from each album I thought were good enough to put in my "...
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Copy-paste from Google Docs edited in suggestion mode without deleted text

When a Google Doc has been edited in suggestion mode, both added and deleted parts of text are marked up. When I now mark a part of the document and copy/paste, the deleted sections are in included in ...
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Create a master Google Docs that embed others

Is is possible to embed one Google Doc inside another? I would like to create a master file that embeds other Google docs. Doc A is the master docs. Docs B and C are other documents, prepared ...
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How can I render a Google Sheets Cell's value in a Google Doc?

Currently, it is possible to click a cell in Google Sheets and "get a link", however, when this "link" to the cell is inserted in a Google Doc, it hyperlinks to the Google Docs app,...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Google Docs for accepting the suggestion showed in the autocorreptor popup?

I want to use only keyboard so I wonder if there is a keyboard shortcut in Google Docs for accepting the suggestion showed in the autocorreptor popup.
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How to not wrap text to next line in Google docs?

In Google docs, I'd like to have long lines to show a horizontal scroll and not being wrapped to the next line. See example screencap of tmp.txt in some desktop app (IntelliJ IDEA). See the scrollbar ...
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Pageless Google Doc using parameters?

As you know, there's a pageless mode in Google Docs that allows you to remove the borders of a document. https://support.google.com/docs/answer/11528737 I want that because I'm embedding documents in ...
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How to see comment count in Google Docs

I used to be able to see the number of comments in Google Docs as a small blue oval with the number in it, on top of the comments button, but now it's gone. How do I make it come back?
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Embedding a non-public Google Document in a website

My Problem I am trying to embed a Google Document on a site. This is possible using the file/publish menu, which generates embeddable HTML code to be used within a site. The problem is that this ...
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How do I search for PDF non-embed fonts?

I am trying to upload a pdf to KDP Amazon Publishing. My book was created in google docs. I save to print PDF and upload the paperback manuscript, but it has non-standardized fonts. How do I find the ...
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Google Docs -- Can I see when sharing was added and removed?

Google doc revision history works great. I am looking to see when a document was shared with person X, and when it was unshared with person X. Where can I find that?

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