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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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how to insert url parameter into a google docs document like a template doc?

i have a google docs (like a basic letter). in this document i place strings like %parameter1% %parameter2% and %parameter3%. is there a way to share this document and replace the strings %% by the ...
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Pasting from Google Docs into WordPress adding unnecessary formatting

Simply copying and pasting from google docs into wordpress adds tons of this: <span style="font-weight: 400px"> throughout the wordpress post/page.
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Software that would convert Google documents to .docx

Is there a way to convert a Document that you create in Google Docs to .docx or .odt? Edit: To be more specific, I am looking for a software that would be able to archive this.
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Synchronize headers and footers across multiple documents

We have a number of templates in Google Docs that all use the exact same header and footer. Every time we update the header and footer, we have to manually go through each template and update its ...
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Why has Google Docs' grammar check suddenly become so wonky?

I've used Google Docs for journalling for the past year, and never really noticed issues. Recently however, I've noticed that it's been bringing up blue lines under the strangest things. Of course, I ...
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Turn off viewer icons (and names)

I'd like to share a Google file (document/sheet/slide) but have the little viewer color bubbles in the top-right corner disabled such that viewers can't see how many others are viewing concurrently. ...
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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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Google Apps script to convert 1000s of pdfs to Google Docs

Can a Google Apps script be written to convert 1000s of PDFs to Google Docs? Currently you have to open individual PDFs one-by-one "Open with Google Docs" to perform this transformation. This is my ...
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Strange spacing issue in Google Document?

I found this nice clean CV Google Docs template here. I would like to replace the name by a 2-column table that includes a name. The problem is, that I cannot remove the space above or below the ...
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How do I make a "published" Google Doc private? [closed]

I'm new to Google Docs. I recently "published to web" one of my Docs as an experiment. However, I don't want anyone to be able to view this webpage, only specified users. The reason why I wanted to ...
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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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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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Can I put a certain word/phrase in front of page numbers automatically in Google Docs?

I know that in Google Docs you can automatically put page numbers on each page and it will update them for you when they get moved. Is there a way to do that but also have a certain word in front? I'm ...
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Strange and annoying math equations in Google Docs

I'm writing a math paper with Docs and I want to insert simple equations. Everything is fine and nice-looking until I began to use the root symbol and fractions. Regarding the root symbol, when I ...
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How to word count multiple documents?

I have a Google Drive folder containing dozens of Google Docs. Is there a way to run a word count on a selection of files (or all of the folder contents), and read either a sum of the counted words ...
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Format Chinese number as numbered list in Google Docs

I would like to use Chinese numbers as numbered list in Google Docs, similar to unanswered question Numbered list with Cyrillic letters, But I can't find any useful options in Format > Bullets &...
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How do I assign tasks in Google Docs?

It used to be possible to assign a task to a user in Google Docs by simply mentioning a user in a comment, but this no longer works. Is there a new way to do this? Has the feature been removed? How ...
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How to number lines in formatted code in Google Docs

There is a few questions regarding inserting and appropriately formatting code in Google Docs (here and here for example). Indeed there is a very useful Google-Docs add-on called Code Blocks which ...
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Google Docs: images are blurry when downloaded the doc as web page

I am having a Google Doc with good quality images. Later once my document is completed I have downloaded the web-page (HTML, zipped) version. When I saw the images in the folder they are of poor ...
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Automating Find & Replace to change font colour [duplicate]

I write about the card game bridge, so I need to automate this formatting all the time: Find all "♣" and color the text green (#00b700). Find all "♦" and color the text orange (#ff8100). Find all "♥" ...
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How to remove table borders in a google docs table?

How can I remove all borders around all cells in a table in google docs?
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I want space between text paragraphs, but not list items

I want a blank line between my text paragraphs but not between items in lists. I know I can do the former with Format | Line spacing | Add space after paragraph and then Update normal text to match ...
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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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Show/hide fields (if empty --> don't show)

we are working on a project to atomize our offer process. We have multiple insurance products which can be chosen and are then passed on through zapier to Google Docs. Obviously not every customer ...
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Start numbering pages on first page, but start at ONE

I feel incredibly stupid, but I just can't seem to figure this out ... I want Google Docs to number my pages 1/n, 2/n, ..., n/n, starting with the very first. So I add page numbers to my header. They ...
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Detach list from within a list

In Google Docs I have a main list: 1. asd 1.1. zxc 1.2. qwe 2. mnb Inside list item 1.1. I need to insert a different list completely independent from the main list, such as: 1. asd 1....
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How to use kbd in Docs? [duplicate]

I'd like to be able to show a keyboard button press in Google Docs, but it doesn't appear to have a way to use <kbd>, like so: Ctrl+x. Is there any way to accomplish this in Docs? If not, ...
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How to automatically convert all Microsoft Office file attachments in Gmail to Google Docs?

My Gmail has thousands of emails. Each email will have several attachments as Microsoft Office files (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx). Currently, I want to automatically convert all Microsoft ...
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Google Drive vs Google Docs in doc conversion

I've noticed that downloading a shared file from Google Docs allows you to convert it to another file format, but not when from Google Drive. Is it possible to do the same from Google Drive as well? ...
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Keyboard shortcut: conflict between Google Docs subscript and Mac OS Preferences (command+comma)

I teach chemistry and (have to) use Google Drive on a Mac for work. I have run into a problem with creating subscripts. On a Mac, the shortcut ⌘+, is the shortcut for opening application preferences. ...
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Inserting page numbers in a Google Docs document Start at > 1

I know Page numbers are available as a part of Google Docs. By Selecting Insert > Page number from the file menu. But How can I add footer page number start with a number greater than 1 on the first ...
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How to run one of three different Google Script functions on the same day in a specific order?

I have three Google Script functions in a Google Document (we'll call them functionOne, functionTwo and functionThree). What I would like to do is create a new function (we'll call it newFunction) ...
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How to center table text vertically and horizontally in Google Script for a Document?

I am trying to center the text in a Google Document table both horizontally and vertically for all lines using Google Scripts. The code I have is the following var style = {}; style[DocumentApp....
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How can I remove shading on a line?

How can I remove this shading on this line? I copied the text from another. whenever I do that. There is a light shading behind the text. I searched it on Google. But It did not yield helpful results....
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Export images with document studio with format

I tried to export images from a Google Spreadsheet linked to my Google form and I succeded. The problem is when the images have different dimensions. Is there a way to generate some preset so that ...
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How to remove leading spaces from all lines in a Google Doc?

What is an easy way to remove all leading spaces from lines in a Google Doc? E.g. if copy-pasting a large amount of text that has been indented with spaces, such as Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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How To Create a Globally Accessible Apps Script for Docs and Sheets?

I've been wanting to create a script that is accessible from any newly created Google Doc or Google Sheet. Is there any way to accomplish this? For example, if I wanted to create a script that ...
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How to search google doc filetype from google?

Is it possible to search for google docs documents/filetype from google search engine? I know it's possible to search for .doc file types like so trucks filetype:doc But is it possible to search ...
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Finding a Google Doc that was accessed through a link

I found a useful Google Doc online, but I accidentally deleted the document from my Google Drive, and now I can't find it anywhere. The Doc doesn't show up in Trash, it doesn't show that I ever opened ...
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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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