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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?

That is, what regexes do I place in these two boxes I have read Syntax for Unicode characters in regexes in Google Sheets? to no avail. I found from one answer that [\n] matches paragraph mark. Now ...
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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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Google Docs new blank document has default indent from left margin

I'm looking for help with Google Docs. Every time I begin a new document, the left margin or indent markers are indented before I even start typing. This means that I end up with my text away from ...
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Offline version history in Google Docs

I have a document that I'd like to edit offline (e.g. on a long airplane flight). I would like a way to restore changes that I'd made while offline, in the event that I accidentally delete a portion ...
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Google Docs - Automatic Links/Macros to Section Numbers

I'm not sure the proper terms for what I'm trying to do, but essentially, consider if I have the following headers in my document: 1. Section a. Sub-Section b. Sub-Section c. Sub-Section 1. ...
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How do I make double-line horizontal table borders in Google Docs?

I want to get a double-lined horizontal border for my table in Docs, like Word has. How do I do it?
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How to get a PDF copy of a "view only" Google Docs' file?

Is there any way to get a copy (any format, PDF, image, ect) of GDOC file you can only view online but you can't download, print, make a copy?
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How to crop images in Google Docs permanently?

I write technical blogs for which I frequently need to take screenshots of my screen. It's easier to paste directly into my Google document and crop it there rather than opening an application to crop ...
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How go to a specific page in google docs

In Notepad, you can press ctrl+g to go a specific page. Is this feature available in Google docs or not? I tried to search it. but I could not find any post related to it.
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How do I change my google profile picture

Every time I try to change my google profile picture. it says an embedded google docs page can't save it. I want to change my picture how do I? without it doing that?
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Google Sheets atomisation

I hope you are all well and healthy! I am looking for a solution in Google Sheets to automate something like this: and it could auto generate something like this Thank you in advance
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Disable @email suggestions in Google Docs comments

I would like to know how I can disable the email suggestions in Google Docs comments. Whenever you write a comment on a Google Doc and start typing with @ it will suggest, and sometimes auto-complete,...
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Convert all Google Docs/Sheets/Slides to Microsoft Office?

I want to move away from Google, but before that, I would like to backup my documents in my GDrive. I unfortunately have a lot of Google Docs/Slides/Sheets, which won't be usable anymore if I stop ...
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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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Import Google Doc data into a Google Sheet

I have a spreadsheet which has all my data for a mail merge. At present, I have simple text in a single cell to create the template for my email. It looks a little something like this: "Hi ${Name}, ...
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How can I allow students to use text box only inserted on a jpeg image but make jpeg image read only on Google Doc connected to Classroom?

I have inserted a jpeg image into a google doc and insert text box on that jpeg image by clicking on Insert->Drawing->New and then select the image from Computer and insert the text box where I need ...
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Populating Google docs from multiple templates depending on Google forms responses

I have the script below to create Google docs from a template when a form response is submitted. But this scripts uses only one template. What I want is to create different docs depending on the ...
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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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Google Docs: Modify text in multiple files

I create project specifications using many individual Google Docs files. These files are seldom edited as they describe industry-specific ways of working depending on the scope of the project. I'm ...
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How would I set a picture to the background like this document?

Long story short, I'd like to be able to recreate a document, but I cannot get the background. I have been trying to copy it for the past few weeks, and to no avail, nothing has worked. I know the ...
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How to switch between columns in Google Docs?

Using Google Docs, I went to Format>Columns to divide my document into two columns, but I'm stuck on the first column and don't know how to jump to the other one to start editing it.
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Convert a field in a Google Spreadsheet document from text to number using a formula ignoring text but keeping numbers

I have a Google Spreadsheet document with a column which contains string data which includes both numbers and text. For example: $39,90 + Tax $69,90 + Tax $20 / month I want to sum all those values, ...
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How to bulk transfer ownership of Google docs inside a Google drive?

I created a Google drive folder to which I gave an access to multiple people. These people have created sub folders inside this and have created multiple Google docs inside these. They are now the ...
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Variable in the google document [duplicate]

I have a large google document I'm working on. There is the same text there that used in many places. It is changed sometimes as the document evolves. I'd like to have some way to change it ...
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Cannot get rid of some space/margins

I'm working on my resume in Google Docs (Word processing) and I'm trying to add my name + personal information at the top, but I'm seeing a line of space above it. As you can see, I'm trying to get ...
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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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How do I open a Google Docs file (Docs, Sheets, etc) in Firefox?

When I try to open a Google Docs file from my Google Drive folder on my Windows 10 computer, it opens in Firefox in a new tab but it shows: {"url": "https://docs.google.com/open?id=xxxxxx", "doc_id": ...
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How do I open a webpage in Google Docs?

I would like to open this page (with its images) from a URL and edit a copy in Google Docs. The URL does not require authentication. How do I do this? Saving it creates an HTML file plus a folder, ...
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How to Add RTL Tables to a Google Document

As I'm trying to format google doc tables and in reference to this thread I was able to add some formatting to the header row, to the table data and was able to create a doc in a landscape layout. ...
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Embed Google Spreadsheet table Withing Google Document when data contains dates

I found a great script here that will add a Google Sheet table to my Google Doc. function onOpen() { DocumentApp.getUi() .createMenu('Custom') .addItem('Update Data', '...
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How to make SUMIF not default to 0 but to blank in Google Sheets?

My goal is to sum values in a row if they are present and leave the cell empty it there are no values. I used a formula: =SUMIF(A1:C1; "<>"; A1:C1) - but Google Sheets inserts a default value 0 -...

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