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Google docs - reconnect a list before the previous one

I have two lists. A main list and a small list. The small list is nested inside the main one. We can summerize it like that : 1. Install process 1. Step 1 2. Step 2 3. Step 3 2. Execution ...
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How can I delete several pages of text from my Google Docs?

I have a Google Docs file that contains about 250 pages of text. Only pages 180-230 apply to me, so I wanted to delete the unnecessary pages from the document. I have tried to drag my cursor over the ...
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Adding none-printing text in Google Docs?

I have a Google Docs document and am keen to add a line of text (perhaps in the header or footer) just to serve as a reminder for myself... but I don't want it to be visible when printing or exporting ...
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"You have reached your limit of named versions" when naming a version

I didn't realize this, but Google Sheets (and I'm guessing Google Docs) as well seems have a limit on the number of named versions you can save? The bigger issue is that I'm not able to find any ...
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A keyboard shortcut to create a blank document from the docs.google.com/document/u/0 webpage

I have gone through the Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Docs page — didn't find what I was looking for there — and have added the AutoControl Shortcut Manager extension to Chrome. After a brief review ...
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What's the best way to upload a million row spreadsheet as Google spreadsheet? [closed]

I have an Excel spreadsheet with over a million rows that I would like to have as a Google sheet. I tried uploading the file as a CSV to my Google drive, which worked. Then I tried opening it as a ...
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Google Script: Changing date format from Typeform Response in Sheets

I'm using Google Script to add a function where once the response from Typeform is sent to the sheet, a button called "create document" is added to fill up the Google Doc template using the ...
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If I add someone as an Editor to a Google Doc, can they see the old version history?

I created a Google Doc, made some edits, then added a colleague as an Editor. Can they see in the "Version history" the edits I made prior to adding them? (Important because I was editing a ...
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Which formats can Google Docs import/restore?

I want to export/download files FROM Google Docs in a format that will allow me to import/upload them to Google Docs retaining all possible formatting. While Google Docs offers several formats to ...
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Quantifying the difference between two revisions in a Google Document [closed]

Is there any way to quantify the difference between two revisions in a Google Document? (e.g. the number of added/removed/modified characters/words/sentences/lines between two revisions, as we can do ...
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What format do we need to use to get the Suggested Action Items feature to work?

Google mentions the following about the suggested action items feature: As you type, if Google Docs detects an action item (for example, “AI: Jen to send a follow-up email” or “Todo: Alex to finish ...
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How to get total tally of items in a column in Google Docs?

I have the following dataset in Google Docs. I want to dynamically update the bottom two rows based on number of time 'h' or 's' occur in the corresponding row. What should be the formula for it, so ...
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How can I reduce the vertical spacing in a Google document's table of contents?

How can I reduce the vertical spacing in a Google document's table of contents? For example, in one of my Google document, the vertical spacing in the table of contents used to be fine: but after ...
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Shared Doc Always Opens to A Certain Position/Page. Can it be changed?

When opening a shared Google Doc, it always opens to the same spot, which is not the beginning... is there some kind of formatting tag here (that can be changed) so it opens at the beginning (or at ...
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How to stop Google Docs from pasting titles instead of links

Google Docs's functionality changed within the past month, such that now for many different websites, it will automatically replace the link with the title of the website. For example, if I copy https:...
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Google docs produces a pop up when copying and pasting nearly every time

When I copy and paste into google docs it almost always (3 times out of 4) produces the following box even when I use the keyboard shortcuts (on firefox). Is there any way to permanently tell it to ...
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Is there a way to programmatically interact with google docs? [closed]

Is there a way to programmatically interact with google docs? I would like to be able to program actions like highlighting text, changing font size/color/type, etc. Thanks!
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How to insert a webp image into a document?

I am trying to insert a webp format image into a table in a document - however it's giving me an error. When I try with a jpg file, I am able to insert the image at the top of the file (I don't know ...
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Text Inserter Macros for Google Docs [closed]

Is it possible to type a shortened text phrase and have Google Docs (or a third party extension) replace it with text provided to it by the user (me). It should work like Dot Phrases in Epic.
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How do I align two words so that they are exactly below each other?

I want to write a text with literal translations exactly under each word. How do I make sure that the translated word is perfectly aligned with its counterpart in the other language?
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How to create shortcut for new Google Doc with for secondary logged in user?

I'm logged into my browser with two different Gmail accounts, one is personal and the other is my work account. I have created shortcuts for Google Calendar, Google Cloud Platform, etc. as following: ...
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Google docs doesn't let me open a doc offline says ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED

I have gone to google drive and selected cogwheel -> settings -> checked "offline" Within the document in its "offline status" button it says: This document is ready for ...
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How do you get the administrator effect off your computer so nothing is bloced on your computer

Is there anyway to remove the administrator or like overpower it I have look everywhere but it seems like there is no possible way
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Setting up hanging indent in paragraph

I have found in the documentation references to first line indent or end indent for a paragraph. But how do I set a hanging indent using Google Apps Script?
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Automatically update inserted sheets cells in Google Docs [duplicate]

I have a Google Doc which has linked cells to Google Sheets. I want to type a Script that automatically updates the document whenever the cells in Google Sheets are changed (it receives answers from a ...
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How did Brud.Fyi link their custom domain to a Google Doc?

How did Brud.fyi make their site a Google Doc? http://brud.fyi/ Point Nine did similar - http://pointnine.com/
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Errant line spacing issue with new Docs, ignoring 'Add space after paragraph' on page break

New documents have suddenly started exhibiting strange behaviour, and I cannot for the life of me figure it out. The main symptom is that on the page break, there is no gap between paragraphs. This is ...
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Entering a "Tab" character into Google Docs, when your document has columns

I am working with a two-column document in Google Docs. The 1st column is a field description. In the 2nd, wider column, I have free text to complete the field information. In this column, I have ...
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How to make an object viewable in print layout only

I'm creating a Google Docs template, and I'd like to set content in the header and footer that is only viewable in print layout (and when the doc is printed or exported to PDF), but is not visible ...
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Google Docs footer error

I got the below script for automatic "last edited" timestamp in the footer of a Google Document. function lastEdited() { var doc = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument(); var id = doc.getId(); ...
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Google Docs: trying to get a heading section to stay on the same page as the previous text

I'm working on a google docs project and which has a lot of headings followed by lists. For instance, a heading with ten references and then another section of normal text. What I would LIKE to happen ...
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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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Export full revision history of Google Doc

Is there a way to export the entire revision history of a Google Doc? I am imagining the output being something like a spreadsheet that, for each edit, lists the date of the edit, the user who made ...
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On google docs...... how can I make the word * i * autocorrect to the uppercase

If I am writing a novel for instance, what should I do to ease my writing because google docs preferences are not adjusting my works? So I don't waste time going back to edit or so I don't need to ...
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Toolbar disappeared

I am new to Chromebook and Google Docs. I have started to use and learn both. The toolbar disappeared when I open existing document. The same thing happens when I open a new one.
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How to remove horizontal page-break line (dotted and bold) that appear on tables in Google Docs?

Background I used a method described in this answer by downloading the Chrome plugin User JavaScript & CSS by adding the following code: .kix-page-compact::before{ border-top: none; } As a ...
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How to automatically convert some text into url's?

i'm wondering is in Google Docs possibility to automatically convert some text into url's? For example, i'd like to convert all words "Google" into Google for this moment i found some ...
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Is my manuscript too big for my computer to handle?

I'm an author working from an HP Probook 440 G5. I've been writing in Google Docs for about a year, and I'm almost done with my first book's second draft, which I hope to show to a professional ...
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Irritation caused by Google-docs autosave notification blinking

How can I disable auto-save notification (document status at the top of the screen) ? It always distracts me during typing even irritated by flickering . If you start to pay attention to that, the ...
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Create and link new Google document in one step

I'm trying to use Google Docs to organize some information. To do this, I need to create a bunch of documents and have a link to each document in another document. This level of organization is ...
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Is there any way to limit editing in Google Docs?

I'm looking for any way to set the character limit in Google Docs (specifically MS Word-like text processor). So, for example, I have a cell in the table and I want to only allow putting 2000 ...
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How to transfer Google Docs from GSuite to a personal gmail account?

I'd like to transfer all my docs from a GSuite (used to be called Google Apps) account to a personal google one. I see plenty of examples of how to move documents between GSuite accounts, or how to ...
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Share google document with everyone under certain domain

Google Docs allows to share the document with people and groups (title of the share dialog basically). But I'm presented with separate email addresses in autocomplete dropdown. I would like to share ...
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How to link a word to some part of my document?

Suppose in my Google Docs document I write the definition of a word. 5 pages later, I write that word. I want to be able to click in that word and the document take me back to the definition, written ...
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How do you delete documents for good on Google Docs?

I have documents on Google Docs that I either don't want or need. However, when I delete them, leave the site, and then return, they're still there, like I haven't deleted them at all. If you know the ...
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Why am I not seeing voice typing option in Google Docs?

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 10. I am asked to prepare a document on Google Docs and they are suggesting using voice typing from "Tools" menu of Google Docs, but I can't find such ...
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How do I replace a paragraph break (i.e. Enter) with a Shift+Enter character in Google Docs?

Edit 2023-06: I just did some testing and the issue is that replacement characters (the bottom input box) are taken literally, even when the regex option is check-marked. Regex for characters to be ...
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Remove blank page on Google Docs

I have a simple 2-column table resume Google Document. For some reason, there is a blank page below it. If I click on the empty page and press Backspace nothing changes. I enabled the border of the ...
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How to list all references to bookmarks used in the document

Is there a way to show all locations where a bookmark link is inserted into a Google Doc? Ideally, it would list all bookmark references in all documents I use in my Google Drive, not just the ...
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How to force Google Docs "Replace URL with its title" on heading links to instead replace the URL with heading text

I need to be able to more efficiently change a link to the heading text the link points to, without having to do cumbersome steps. This a workaround for the more ideal feature that, as of 2020-05-...
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