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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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Google Docs Section Break Page Setup

Can page setup be performed on a section in Google Docs? I create a document, and create a section break, then click File -> Page Setup, and click "apply to this section", but literally every option ...
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How to add an outline border to a table in Google Docs?

I am trying to add only a border outline to a table in Google Docs however when trying to make all lines except the border lines another colour, this happens: As you can see, white spots where the ...
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Is there a way to insert Keyboard Glyphs in Google Docs?

Here on the StackExchange framework we have a nice feature, which is apparently called "Keyboard Glyphs" (cf. https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5527/keyboard-glyphs): CTRL+Z Is there a way (...
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Navigate menu with keyboard shortcuts

In the past when I opened a menu with a shortcut key (for example Alt + f) the menu itself would open. Now the shortcut keys are displayed but the menu is not opened, this makes it way harder to ...
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Why does Google Docs make some H1 headings bold in the Table of Contents and some not bold?

In my Google docs document I have added a Table of Contents. It's the kind with page numbers. In the Table of Contents, some of the Heading 1 (top-level) headings are bold, and some are not bold. Why? ...
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Is there a way to convert DOCX to Google Docs directly in Google Drive?

Before, Google Docs would automatically convert Word files when you open it using the "Open with > Google Docs" command on Google Drive. But recently, it updated to allow native editing of Office ...
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All Google Docs URL parameters/functions/commands?

Where is the official documentation for the URL parameters/arguments? There are things like /preview, /copy, /export, #headings, ?something question mark, that I stumbled on tips and tricks articles ...
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Creating Tabs in Google Docs

I know in Google Sheets you can compile multiple spreadsheets by using the tab feature at the bottom. I was wondering if there is any way to do this with Google Docs.
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How can I hide a paragraph of information in Google Docs?

I want to hide a blob of information or a paragraph. I identified two ways to try this neither of which worked. One was to store it in a comment which takes it outside the page but I can't use ...
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Resize table columns in Google Docs like AutoFit Contents in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, you can resize column widths automatically using AutoFit Contents from the Layout ribbon's AutoFit pulldown menu. This resizes the selected table such that column widths are no ...
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How can I create a shared URL pointing to an achor in a Google Docs document's TOC?

I have a Google Docs document which I share with other users through the Share through hyperlink feature. On that document, on every heading level 1, 2... I use Format > Paragraph style > ...
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How to automate conversion of all my Google docs to PDF or office?

The other day I decided to back up my entire Google Drive to my encrypted external hard drive. After one day downloading I managed to do it (including the pictures). Anyway, I should have known better:...
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How to apply a Google Docs template styles to an existing doc

I have a Google Document that was created using default styles. Our company has since created some Google Docs templates to use for styling. I'd like to apply the template's styling to this existing ...
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Is there a limit on the length of a Google doc I can save as a Word doc?

I have a 600-page document on Google Docs which I would like to save on my desktop as a Word doc, as a back-up. I go to "File" then "download as" then "Microsoft Word" which is the common way of ...
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How to change the size of paper in Google Docs to custom size?

I want to change the paper size in Google Docs document, But you can only change to a few individual sizes from the list. How do I change to a custom size? I need every page of a different size. ...
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Is it possible to have my Google Drive documents on my desktop some how?

I have about 20 documents on my Google Drive that I constantly and continuously edit. Is there a way to have quick access to them from my desktop? I use to just pin them in my browser but I can not ...
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Recent Google Docs gone after uninstalling & reinstalling the app

I uninstalled Google Docs on my android phone yesterday evening to make space for updating WhatsApp, then reinstalled Google Docs half an hour later. Didn't think anything of it as it all backs up ...
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Google Docs Pages Connected

Today in my English class, I was working in a Google Doc and was bored. I double clicked on the space between pages. All of a sudden, the pages sort of "connected." I had seen this happen on ...
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How can I get Google Drive to display file or folder size?

I noticed that there is a column but it is not populated for neither my folders nor my files. I want to verify that files and folders I transfer to Google Drive match where they came from. If you ...
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How to edit/remove hidden section in Google Docs

I have a Google Doc where it has two hidden sections, "Issued by" and "Representative". Their headers are visible in the automatically-generated table of contents. However, the sections themselves are ...
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How to prevent sub-lists numbering restart under each bullet?

Google doc's numbered list functionality restarts sub-list "numbering" or "sequential lettering" like this: 1) First thing a) b) 2) Second thing a) <- Sub-list numbering / sequential ...
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How to automatically scroll to bottom of Google doc when it is opened?

I'm looking for a way to automatically scroll to the bottom of a Google doc every time I open it. Something functionally equivalent to this answer would be great.
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Date and time keyboard shortcut for Google Docs document (not sheets)

I am trying to find out if I can set up a keyboard shortcut to print/type in the current date and time in a Google Docs document (not sheets). Anyone? The best I could find is an Add-on Text Factory ...
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What format of font size does Google Docs use?

Probably a silly question but couldn't find an answer anywhere. Does it use point? So font size 12 = 12pt?
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Inserting non-printing Unicode control chars in Google Docs

How can I insert a Unicode non-printing character in Google Docs? for example left-to-right-mark LRM Unicode U+200E. I can see a menu option for inserting special characters for Unicode scripts, but ...
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Inserted drawings blurry when compared to adjacent text in Google Docs

Creating and inserting a new drawing via the inbuilt Drawing tool (Insert > Drawing > New) in Google Docs results in images of noticeably lower resolution when compared to adjacent text, both within ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for “Accept Suggestion” in Google Docs?

I do a lot of reviewing suggestions in Google Docs and I have the cursor "within" suggested text and would like to accept/reject the suggestion with a keyboard shortcut. From what I can tell there ...
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Google Docs Prevent Download

I using GSuite product for my company, however we are working with outsource team. That guy will working (eg. editing) with several GDocs, GSheet file. I wanted to disable download feature on GDocs ...
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What happens to a Google Docs history and comments when a user is deleted

If a user is deleted from an organization (no ownership transfer, etc. just deleted), and that user had collaborated on some Google Docs shared with them (not owned by them), what happens to the ...
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Using a script someone else made in Google Docs

I was looking for a script to add to a Google Doc that would automatically insert the current date into the document. I found the script on this page. The last step is to authorize the script and ...
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Reference another piece of text in a Google Drive Document?

Is it possible to reference another piece of text in a Google Drive Document. In a similar way to how you can reference data in another cell in a Google Drive Spreadsheet ? Eg. I have a document ...
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How to set default Google Sheets and Google Docs account?

I have two Google accounts that I always sign into, one of them is my personal account and the other belongs to the company I work for. I created a desktop shortcut for both of these apps from chrome ...
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How can I transfer the contents of hundreds of emails to a single Google Docs/text editor document?

A friend and I write together, via email, back and forth a little at a time. we have already once taken a few hundred thousand word story and painstakingly copied and pasted it into a Google document.

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