Questions tagged [google-docs]

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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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Numbered list with Cyrillic letters

In Google Docs, I would like to have a numbered list using Cyrillic letters, such as: а б в г д The regular choices for numbered lists offer the options of Arabic numerals, Latin lowercase,...
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Does Google Docs support sequential fields?

In MS Word, you can have sequential form fields, for instance, a document could have a field like Chapter {N}, where the actual number increases sequentially, incrementing after each occurence. This ...
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Table of contents has one page wrong

I have a large (92) page document in Google Docs. The entire document (including the table of contents) has page numbers. The Table of Contents is showing the first heading (letter of intent) as to ...
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Which filename extensions are NOT safe to move outside of a syncing Google Drive folder? (because the corresponding Google Docs will be deleted)

When syncing Google Drive to your computer, the following SHORTCUT files will be synced, which link to the online web-based Google Docs documents... .gdoc .gslides .gsheet .gdraw .gtable .gform ...
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How to disable Edit suggestions from users in Google docs

I've written a doc and I keep getting Edit suggestions from readers on it it's unreadable. How do I turn comments off?
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Google Docs auto bold formatting

How to automatically make any sentence starting with Q: and ending with ? bold? For example if Q: Who does the program plan? is typed in a Google Doc it should turn bold. I am looking at options like ...
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Force Google Docs/Sheets to ALWAYS paste values only (merge formatting)

I do a LOT of copying from external sources and pasting into Google Docs/Sheets. Is this at all possible? I know the keyboard shortcut but can't seem to get used to it. Would save me so much time!
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How can I float text by text in Google Docs

See the attached image below, which shows that a side-note is added so that the normal text of the document "floats around it": How is that technique called - Is there a name for it? And how can I ...
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How to (easily) clear a Google Doc's edit history?

How do I clear (or hide) a shared Google Document's edit history? I want to share a document with others but don't want the edit history visible to others. The only way I've found is to make a copy ...
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What does the "Share it with the same people" option do when making a copy?

When making a copy of a document in Google Docs from File > Make a copy…, there is an option to Share it with the same people. What does that option do? Does it share the doc with the same people as ...
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Page headers for sections in a Google doc

I want to use different page headers for each section of a Google doc. When I edit a page header, the Options menu offers Whole document, This section, and From this point forward. No matter which I ...
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Google Docs page overview vs. MS Word page overview

I'm looking for a solution/workaround for: Google Docs does not provide a comprehensive page view as does MS Word. For example, when a Google doc is more than one page, there appears to be no method ...
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How to change the size of an embedded Google Docs document?

Preamble By embedding a Google Docs document into a web page using the provided iFrame data <iframe src="https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/your_google_doc_id/pub?embedded=true"></iframe&...

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