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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to extract a link URL from one word within a paragraph element in Google Docs with Google Apps Script

I'm trying to pull the URL of a hyperlinked word from within a paragraph element in a Google Document using Google Apps Script. Below are two GAS functions. The 1st doesn't work. The hyperlink is only ...
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Google Docs Notification 10 minutes too late?

I am using Google Docs together with my father. When I add a comment somewhere he gets instantly an email that I have added something. When he adds a comment I get an email always about 10 minutes ...
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How do I use shortcuts on Google web apps which conflict with macOS shortcuts?

When using Google Docs on macOS, the shortcut that Google has for adding a comment seems to be ⌘⎇M, which happens to be the same system-wide shortcut for minimizing all of the windows of a particular ...
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Google Docs sporadically disconnects and reconnects while editing

Recently an issue has cropped up when editing in google docs. Normally when editing there's an indicator up top that shows when your work is in the process of being saved, and switches to "All changes ...
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Saving Google Doc as PDF isn't showing all images

I'm trying to set up a Google Sheet that populates fields and inserts images in a Google Doc template and downloads it as a PDF. I'm having some trouble with the images part - in particular, when I ...
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How to make links that redirect you to the same document in google docs?

How to make links that redirect you to the same document in google docs? I'm quoting some stuff in google docs. How can I make it similar to wiki style? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia I ...
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How to add a background image to a Google Doc? [duplicate]

I know you guys will say,"Oh just go to drawing and put it." but this is for a group project so I can't do it like that, because everyone else needs to type on it!
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How to paste to text editor from Google Docs without it doubling the line breaks between paragraphs?

About 3 weeks ago I began to have this problem occur whenever I copy text from a Google Docs document in Chrome browser and paste it into a text editor. (Technically it's a plain text field within ...
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How to put a Unicode Checkmark in your Google document and export it into a pdf using a script?

I have a need to put a checkbox, checked and unchecked in my script generated Google Docs document. What would I write in the AppScript to place this in my Google Docs document?
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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 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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How to merge Google documents with PDF files automatically?

I am trying to merge different file sources into one Google doc, in a programmatic way. That means I should use Google scripting. So far I do not have problems inserting text files, images, MS Word or ...
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Pasting with colours and formatting Google Document

I've copied some sample code from Visual Studio 2013 (in Microsoft Windows 8). I'm doing ctrl + v to paste into an online Google Document. The paste loses all the formatting and text. Is there anyway ...
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How can I merge horizontally three cells in Google Docs? [duplicate]

I want to merge (remove the separation lines between them) three cells horizontally in a Google document.
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Paste and Match Style in Safari not working in Google Apps (Slides/Docs etc)

I've been using CMD+Shift+V on Chrome and Firefox for a while now, but now that both Chrome and Firefox are giving me lots of issues with my tablet and other Slides functions I've swapped back to ...
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How to change the default font & font size in Google Documents? [duplicate]

I really hate Arial, which happens to be the default for Google Docs. Does anyone know if there is a way to change the default font and font size in Google Docs? Thanks.
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Is there a way to set up the text colour chancing with every new sentence in Google Docs?

I'd really like to have a different colour with every new line of text. I spend time selecting each line and changing the colour that way. Is there a macro that would do that automatically for me?
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Creating a document (e.g,, MS Word) attachment in Gmail from a spreadsheet script

I've created a document file in the spreadsheet script. What I want to do is, from the script, create an email message with the document file (NOT a PDF) as a Gmail attachment. I spent about 2 days ...
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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 have charts include added rows in google docs

The problem is, it it's modifying my range selection. In the chart I select ranges Sheet2!A:A, Sheet2!B:B, but after clicking ok, and going back into the chart, it modified my range selection to ...
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How to make an object viewable in print layout only

I'm creating a Google Docs template, and I'd like to set content in the header and footer that is only viewable in print layout (and when the doc is printed or exported to PDF), but is not visible ...
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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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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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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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Can you resolve Google Docs' comments by email?

In Asana, you can complete a todo by sending a reply to an email about it with the email contents "complete". Can you do something similar to resolve a comment in a Google Doc?
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How can view details of a Google Docs' document while editing it?

I want to be able to view the Folder (location) and other info (file size, etc.)
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PDFview in Google Docs

I want to preview PDF in google docs. I use 'http://docs.google.com/gview?url=mypdfurl'.I try to access pdf using localhost http connection. Sometime it is working fine and after some time It gives ...
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Google Docs missing

Is there a reason why I cannot now see the Google Docs questionnaire that staff accessed regularly and the responses were collated on a spreadsheet. For some reason all my Google documents just can't ...
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Unique views of a Google Doc [duplicate]

A Google Doc was published and I would like to know how many unique viewers have accessed the document. Ideally, unique anonymous views would tallied each time a unique IP address accesses the doc.
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Setting up hanging indent in paragraph

I have found in the documentation references to first line indent or end indent for a paragraph. But how do I set a hanging indent using Google Apps Script?
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How do you get the administrator effect off your computer so nothing is bloced on your computer

Is there anyway to remove the administrator or like overpower it I have look everywhere but it seems like there is no possible way
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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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Can a shared snack schedule be configured in google docs?

I would like to share a spreadsheet with several contacts - these contacts are parents of kids on my soccer team. The spreadsheet should have one column with a fixed list of dates, the second ...

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