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Formatting issue converting a Google Doc to a PDF

I am trying to convert a large document from a Google Doc to a PDF and every time I do, the formatting of several pages is off (title placed on previous page instead of at the top) I have already ...
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Alter Google Docs Font for Neurodivergent Readers [closed]

I work at a company that puts a lot of effort into accommodating neurodivergent individuals. Some individuals benefit from fonts like OpenDyslexic, which make it easier to read documents. Many browser ...
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Copy text from Google doc without formatting

I have created a Google doc, with detailed bold, underlying, highlighting, and other format features, but when I copy the text from doc into local, all formatting gets disappeared. Is there a way ...
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Google docs, how to show an H1 heading always at the top of a new page?

Trying to find a way how to show an H1 heading always at the top of a new page, not sure if this is possible. I have multiple H1 headings and they can be pushed downwards rather that they will stick ...
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Showing Inline Section Headers in Document Outline

I am attempting to follow the APA style guideline for section headers. Under their guidelines, there are 5 different styles of section headers. The first three levels are on their own line, but the ...
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Are cross-referenced URIs in google drive documents preserved after Google Takeout?

Background Google has a service that allows you to export/backup/migrate your google drive documents and contents to another system. Its called takeout.google.com This service allows for the user to ...
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Mark checkbox "completed" in Google Docs checklist using keyboard

I see that the checkboxes in Google Docs' checklists can be marked completed by clicking with a mouse. Is there a way for me to mark them completed using only the keyboard?
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Google doc access to anyone but keeping mastercopy as it is

I have one google document - which i like to keep as a master copy/template. I want to allow users without any kind of email/account to access this master copy - edit something and save it to doc file ...
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Shortcut to clear formatting using a Mac Spanish keyboard?

I can't find the way to type the ⌘+\ combination a Mac's Spanish keyboard, because the \ is obtained using the option key, and ⌘+option+\ does not work either. Is there an alternative shortcut or ...
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Can I put a clickable link to a header on Google Docs?

I want a clickable link to an external document to appear at the top of all of the pages in a document. However, when I put a link in the header, it isn't clickable while editing the document unless I ...
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How to create a google sheet file that inputs a phrase in a certain range when another phrase is entered in a different range

I'm trying to create a google document with a classified theme (And no, it's not actually classified) And I want it set to where if you put certain text in a table or cell, it gives you a link to the ...
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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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Can't write "?" in Google Docs due to keyboard shortcut conflict

I am using a MacBook where the question mark "?" is under the option+w keyboard shortcut. But while in google docs when I press option+w google docs opens the help menu and does not write ...
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How to get error text from Google Spreadsheets?

Is there any way to get an error text from the formula in Google Spreadsheets? For ex., I see the following error - Ошибка В диапазоне функции VLOOKUP значение "zzz" не найдено. (the value '...
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How can I request "commenter access" to be able to make "suggest edit" in a Google Doc that was shared with me? I don't want full edit access

A Google Doc that was shared with me. I see: How can I request "commenter access" to be able to make "suggest edit" in a Google Doc that was shared with me? In other word, I want ...
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Pasting tabs into Google Docs

Google Docs is not accepting pasted Tabs as actual tab characters (ASCII character #9). It turns them into a number of spaces. Usually four, but not always. I'm on MacOS 11.5.1, with Firefox 90.0.2. ...
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How can I make normal text part of the document outline on Google Docs?

I would like to make bolded normal text part of the document outline on Google Docs. I have seen Google Docs perform this function automatically, but I can't seem to find any way to do it manually. Is ...
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Google Docs paste, using formatting of destination document

I want to copy/paste a bunch of content from one Google Doc to another. The two documents have different formatting (particularly fonts for Headings). If I do a regular paste (ctrl-v), the headings ...
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Is there a shortcut like doc.new but defaulting to a shared Google Drive instead of My Drive?

I love the handiness of doc.new and sheet.new, but they default to creating documents in My Drive, which I then need to remember to move afterwards. Is there some URL I can bookmark that will create ...
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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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How to view full image (preview) in a Google Doc? (e.g., hover over)

How can I view the full image of an image in a Google Doc? (e.g., hover over image to get a popup with the whole full-sized image)
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How do you insert a background image on Google Docs?

How do you insert a background image on Google Docs? It seems that this feature wasn't supported before?
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Search for Google Docs and pdfs of a certain length

I'm aware you can use the formats below to search using Google for public Google Docs and pdfs respectively. site:docs.google.com/document/d [keyword] filetype:pdf [keyword] Is there a way to filter ...
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How to download edit history from Google Docs

I love Google Doc's edit history because I can see when I created files and then modified them later. Is there anyway to download this edit history for a particular document? Ideally, I'd like to ...
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Download Google Drive folder with documents in ODT format

I've been using Google Drive for a while, however today when I downloaded all my documents created in Google Drive I just noticed that all of them are saved as docx. I've been looking for a way to ...
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Will commenters be notified when copy of shared file is made

If a make a copy (File / Make a copy) of a Google Docs file that I own and that is shared with commenters, will those receive a notification (email) of that event and will the copy also have them as ...
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Is there a way to get OSX-style keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs on Linux?

To be explicit, what I actually want are Emacs-style shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl+f moves the cursor forward a character or Alt+b moves it backward a word, or Ctrl+e moves to the end of a word, and hopefully ...
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Empty Export Link when trying to get specific Revision of a File using Google Drive API

I'm trying to get the export links to a specific revision of a pdf file. I have the correct file id and revision id and when I try to get the export links using Revision.Get() ,link :https://...
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Can "Page Sizer" Google Docs add-on read my Google Docs?

https://workspace.google.com/marketplace/app/page_sizer/595382898724 The "Page Sizer" add-on to Google Docs would be wonderful! But even though I read through their: https://apps.burnskids....
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I would like to split multiple URLs from a single Google Sheets cell and then add them as images into a Google Doc

I have a Google Sheet doc that has column called Imgs which contains a cell with multiple URLs that links to multiple images: So, I would like to do the following with an Apps Script: Split the URLs ...
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Who receives the email request for access?

I own a Google Doc with two editors, who receives the request for access if one of the editors sends the link to another party as a viewer (and the viewer now wants edit access)?
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Add a Shared Album to your VISIBLE Google-Photos Albums List

Assume Bob has a Google Photo Album and it is shared out to Mary. The two are coworkers, wherein Mary is creating a document which requires photos from the shared photo album. Although Mary can ...
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Can we make copy / download published Google Docs shared by others?

I have a Google Doc link which looks something like this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTka35LEjmhp_0Fa8hUkWJazZSkGG5tO0phXt9lKrFdeh0nbPv-YyVjhsZGgGmdWWXELA9yl-ZXCesU/pub You can ...
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How to create Column Identifiers in Google Sheets?

I'm confused by Google's documentation where it states: Columns are referenced by the identifiers (not by labels). For example, in a Google Spreadsheet, column identifiers are the one or two ...
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How can I continue from in list Google Doc?

In this document, I want to continue from A list highlighted in image. But list alignment shown in B does match with A.
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A *faster* faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

The keyboard shortcut for strike-through in the Google Docs web UI is AltShift5 (yes that is a five), and the toolbar doesn't have a strike-through button. It's very awkward (I actually have to swivel ...
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How to display the WHOLE CONTENTS of a Google Doc on a Google Sites webpage?

I belong to a club which has a Google Sites website. Various documents (Board minutes, schedules, newsletters, etc.) have been embedded on pages of this website. The embedding is very unattractive. ...
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Is there a way to import a Google Docs table into a Google Sheet?

Working with a newspaper, and they want a table on the top of documents to indicate some things about the status of the article. I know Google Docs natively supports importing a sheet into a table, ...
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Replace a Google Docs file from a local document

I’ve received a link to docs.google.com with a document I’m supposed to edit for $dayjob. Doing so in the webbrowser is an absolute no-go, it’s too slow, laggy and generally irritating. I found 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 you ...
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How do I insert a timestamp in Word for the Web or Google Docs, on a Chromebook, via hotkey or voice?

Desired Result: The desired result is to insert a timestamp (local machine time or whatever) into a "Word for the Web" document or Google Docs document, on a Chromebook, by using: i) a ...
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How to automate Enumeration and Cross referencing Exhibits

Given a series of three photos: Alpha, Gamma, Delta. and they are enumerated in two sentences: Exhibit 1 is a photo of an Alpha specimen, where as Exhibit 2 is a Gamma specimen. Recently a new ...
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Google Docs: how to selectively make section visible to certain users?

I would like to make a section of a Google Document only visible to certain users. However the means to do this is non-intuitive; the primary collaboration controls are an all-or-nothing affair. How ...
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Indent paragraph's first line, without also indenting headings?

In a Google Doc, it's well known how to set the paragraph style for "normal text" to indent the first line: in a normal text paragraph, view ruler, in ruler at left margin drag its tiny ...
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How to get keyboard shortcuts working again in Google Docs?

I am on a Mac Big Sur. For whatever reason, keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs have stopped overwriting the built-in Safari keyboard shortcuts. For example, Cmd-I no longer makes things italic in the ...
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Remove black background from copied and paste text in Google Docs

I have a weird black background from a text I copied and paste. Do you know how I can remove it? I already tried something in Page setup ...
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Can I "unlink" a specific Google Drive's directory from Google Docs?

I use Google Drive for many purposes, and one of them is backuping some stuff. Unfortunately (for me) - I see all the documents in the 'backup' directory also in the Google Docs, which I don't really ...
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How to delete a built-in Google Docs keyboard shortcut

I'm a French minor, so I often use the ENG INTL keyboard to write in French. Unfortunately, the shortcut to write « » is the same as the Google Docs shortcut to change the zoom to "fit": ...
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How to embed table from Google Sheets to Google Doc and preserve formulas & cell protection

I'm created a Google Doc posted to the Canvas platform for individual students to record data from an experiment. (see below for screenshot) In excel, I can easily insert AVERAGE formula for each row ...
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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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