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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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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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How to insert links to headings in Google Docs without brute force (incremental completion and narrowing)

Problem Statement This is specifically for Google Docs, not any other google products: I need to quickly add links to other headings inside the same Google Document, much more efficiently than what ...
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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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Link to specific part in Google Doc

How can I add a link programmatically to a specific position in Google Doc? E.g. to the string "ABC XYZ" so that is automatically scrolls to that position when use clicks on it? I want to achieve ...
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How can I add in a date macro to a Google doc?

Really grateful for this answer from Thomas Wiersema, but am keen to find out what the issues might be if the Utilities menu isn't showing up after you've followed his instructions via Google scripts. ...
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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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Is there any way to add sanskrit99 font to googledocs [duplicate]

I would like to copy the contents of pdf which is using Sanskrit99 font to google docs. Any idea please on how to achieve that, thanks for your help.
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Is there a way to link to highlighted sections in a Google Doc?

I have a large document that has multiple highlighted sections. The highlights are color-coded such that all blue highlights belong to one topic, while green highlights belong to another topic, etc. I ...
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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 succesfully create a correctly linked pdf from a complex Google Docs

I have a similar problem as TL;DR, reported here: Can’t download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?). (n.d.). Retrieved 12 May 2019, from Web ...
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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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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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Count the number of suggested edits in a google doc

I would like a quick way to know how many suggested edits (or the total of suggested edits and comments) there are in a Google doc. (Besides of course scrolling through the document and counting them!...
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Creating a new font for Google Docs [duplicate]

My wife uses a Windows font for her job that isn't available in Google Docs. How could I create/transfer that font for use in Google Docs?
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How do I delete/remove tabs from my Google Doc?

I have a document that has a tab at the beginning of every paragraph. I want to use styles to properly indent the text instead of using tabs. Is there a way to delete those tabs without doing it ...
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Download embedded Google Slides

How can I download Google Slides embedded on a website? I'm having the same issue as this guy: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42329231/download-google-slide-presentation-published-to-the-web# ...
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Change table of content in Google docs

I would like to have the same table of content in Google docs (left) as I have in Word (right). Is it possible, and how, to add those dots to the table of content in Google docs?
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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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Google Docs won't convert my MS Word document -errors: “Can't convert Mathematical equations”

I have created AP GP project in the Google Doc, now I need it in word, on conversion all the mathematical equations are becoming junk. Please help me with the conversion.
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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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Google Docs: how can I formating “not-breaking” paragraph style for use in Footnotes at Google Docs?

how can I formating "not-breaking paragraph" style for use in Footnotes at Google Docs? Or not-breaking for each Footnotes, using all the content in the same page? Thanks.
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Is it possible to show the Version History of a Google Doc inside the actual document?

I'd like to get rid of the usual "Revision history" table on my several company-wide Google Documents. Even when the "Version history" works perfectly and I can even make named revisions etc, I'd ...
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How can I prevent users from “resolving” comments in Google apps?

I would like to give users the chance to comment on a Google doc but not to resolve comments I or other editors made on it. But if I invite a user in "comment" mode it seems they can resolve comments ...
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Google Docs thinks that I am using an Apple keyboard even though I'm not (non-Chrome browser)

I'm using the Gnome Web browser on Linux which happens to be my favorite browser. I'm having an issue with all Google Docs applications where it assumes I'm using an Apple keyboard when I'm not. This ...
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Copy and paste text with comments

I've got 2 google drive documents that have comments in them, made using the comments tool. I'd like to copy and paste text along with its comments between the 2 documents is that possible?
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all or many of my google docs posts titles are being turned into numbers help please!

all or many of my the titles of google docs are being turned into numbers Is it a Google Drive problem - or a duplicates problem or something else?
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Google Docs equivalent to MS-Word Savedate and Revision Number

Goal: insert a pair of fields, which would reflect the last date / time of last saved update and revision number. I realize that GD continuously saves as one types, however, revisions are 'snapped' ...
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Is there a way to allow markdown style code snippets in google docs? [duplicate]

I have seen a couple of methods of formatting code in google docs (e.g. here and here), and they both involve addons which then require you to go through menus (GUIs). Is there a way of changing ...
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Automatically highlight changes in a sheet

I am having a Master engg roster sheet for manpower scheduling and another engg sheet that is shared with everyone. Master engg roster ( not shared with people) engg roster ( shared with people) I ...
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How to remove borders around inserted images in Google Docs?

I'm trying to have a background image taking full height and full width of my document (which is set with all four margins equal to zero). Annoyingly though, Google docs adds very small left and top ...
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Match an automatic newline with regex find and replace in Google Docs

Google Docs implements regex find/replace, but I've been unable to match newlines that haven't been created explicitly by pressing the enter key. Is there any way to match 'implicit' newlines in ...
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How can I change multiple collaborators to “comment only”, at once?

If I happen to have many people individually editing a shared folder in Google Drive, how can I easily downgrade everybody's access on files that I add? The situation in which this would be needed is ...
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Highlights connected to comments dissappeared

I have someone reviewing a document for me in Google Docs. All of a sudden her comments are there on the right, but the highlight over the text associated with that comment is gone. In other words, I ...
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How do I set text to 'Normal Text' while keeping style in Google Docs

So in order for my table of content working properly, I want to set some of my texts to Normal Text (which removes them from the table of content) while keeping its styles. Is it possible to achieve ...
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In a Google Doc, how can I make a refreshable “Table of Contents” in a different doc than it indexes?

When I create the table of contents in a particular doc, I'm able to refresh it after changes are made to that doc. I can even copy and paste this TOC to another doc and the links still work. However, ...
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Insert a link to a specific page of a Google Doc in a Google Spreadsheet

I need to insert a link to a specific page of a Google Doc in a cell of a Google Spreadsheet. Is that possible?
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Inserting multiple page breaks (after each table)

I have google docs with many tables. I want every table to start in a new page. Is there a way to insert a page break after each table in the document, all at once? I used to insert them one by one ...
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Removing Styles In Google Docs?

I'm working on a corporate document template and had all of my styles in perfect order until I noticed there was an extra style. I used that style to see where it came from and it added another style. ...
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Does anyone know what the different colors mean after using OCR in Google Docs?

Google Docs when using OCR on an image converts the document to text. However the text are all different colors on a spectrum. Does anyone know why different colors are created for different text? ...
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Changing a Google Doc with links into a PDF

I am making a Google Doc with hyper links for a college course. To turn in the project I must put it into PDF form. Will this work, and if so, how?
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Change Y-axis Series' aggregation function from Sum to Average in Google Sheets' Bar Charts

I need to do something pretty basic - change the (Y-axis) "Series"' aggregation function from Sum to Average in a Google Sheets bar chart. I see how to do so in the official documentation and in the ...
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Insert Date When Enter is Pressed in Google Docs?

I'm trying to create a document that serves as an Event Log. For that I would like that once the enter is pressed, the date and time are automatically inserted. I am new with App Script. I think I ...
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Is there a way to ban a domain in Google Docs

I used to write blogs for a B2B client in a niche field. Those blogs did really well (#1 SERP for a lot of crucial words in our industry.) Now, I'm writing for a new client in the same sector and ...
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How to stop Google Docs from accidentally switching user accounts

I have been using Google Docs and Google Sheets for years together with the co-director of our company - switching between her account and my account when needed. Within the last couple of months I've ...
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Everyone in my organization call see *all* of my Google Sheets (spreadsheet) documents. How do I prevent default access from within my organization?

A few minutes ago, I hopped on a co-workers computer who was working with Excel for inventory tracking, trying to get her to use Google Sheets instead. After logging her in, I was (very) surprised to ...
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How do I wrap/unwrap text in a table in Google Docs?

Apologies but this is driving me crazy I just want to unwrap the text in this cell so that it is on one line. How is this done in Google Docs? I don't see the button for it
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How to set a single page's properties? [duplicate]

The goal is to selectively configure a single page of a multi-page document to: landscape (hyperlink to similar, yet a subset of this question) and paper size A3. The hope is that the link is ...