Questions tagged [google-docs]

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Copy image from Google Sheets to Google Docs

There's an image in a Google Shets that I would like to insert into a Google Docs. How can I transfer the image from the Sheets to the document? I can right-click on the image and select "Copy", ...
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How can I change the default line spacing for Google Docs?

For every new Google Docs I would like to change the line spacing to 1.5.
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Change the page color of a Google doc?

Is it possible to make the page black? (I'd then color the text white/colored.) I love the Atom text editor by the people at Github, so this is taking a cue from them.
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How to hide text in Google Docs?

I would like to share a Google Docs to other people but certain sections in the document are not complete, so I would like to hide them such that when they view or even edit the document they cannot ...
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How to move a column in Google Documents?

I know how to do this in Google Spreadsheets, but it seems there's no data moving support for tables in Google Documents at all. (I can't even select in columns) Does anyone know how to do it?
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Google Docs: table of contents & exporting as PDF

I have a google document in which I used the built-in "generate table of contents" function to add a table of contents. It works perfectly in the browser/online. But my problem came after I exported ...
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Is there a way to link emails from Google Sheets?

I'm trying to find a way to link to an email from my Google Sheets. We use our spreadsheet as a way to track bugs, issues, to-dos, and milestone timelines (we've tried other apps, this works best). It ...
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Is it possible to link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a Google text document? (not spreadsheets)

I learned here on Web Applications how to link a cell in Google Spreadsheet to a cell in another Google Spreadsheet: How do I link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a cell in another document? Is ...
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How do I add a link in a Google Sheets to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Docs?

How do I add a link in a Google Sheets to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Docs?
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How to create a new paragraph within a list item?

I am maintaining a Google docs document that contains questions and answers for programming tests in our university. It's public, so you can see it. The problem I have is that every item is a list ...
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How to insert a “data:image/png;base64,…” image into Google Docs?

For example, Janvas (online vector editor) generates previews as such links. If I insert it into address line of a browser, I get correct picture but when I try to insert it to Google Docs, it says: ...
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If Google Drive doesn't count Google documents against storage space, can other formats be embedded or transferred to Google documents?

According to this Google documents (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Photos, etc.) don't count towards storage used on Google Drive. Does this mean if you copy and past an image or video into a Google ...
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Select words that are not adjacent in Google Docs?

Is there a way to select words that are not all together like you can with the Ctrl key in Word? Sorry if this is obvious, but I haven't been able to find an answer elsewhere.
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How can I appear as an “anonymous animal” on Google Drive?

How do you change your title to an anonymous animal on shared Google Drive documents? I'm currently in a college class of about 150 and I'm the only person doesn't seem to know how to make ...
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Are there keyboard shortcuts to zoom in a Google Document?

In the top left of Google Docs is the zoom amount - default is 100%. Is there a way to increase this size - aside from using the browser's zoom (ctrl and "+" or mousewheel).
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How to search Google Drive for Docs and Sheets?

I have been using Google Drive for several years. At this moment, I have a very robust folder structure there, with many files of various types, altogether more than 13 GB. Now I need to search my ...
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Increase fraction size in Google Docs equation

Fractions in Google Docs equations are too small to read: How can I write normal-sized fraction?
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Can you specify an accout to use with Google's “.new” doc creation URL?

I am usually logged in to multiple Google accounts, and I have been using links like these to create sheets (docs, etc.) in the respective accounts: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets**/u/0**/...
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Google Docs strike-through shortcut not working on Mac in Chrome

According to the menu, the shortcut is Cmd + Shift + X, but it doesn't work. It works in Safari, but not Chrome. I tried it on my old Mac (a few OS versions behind) and got the same result. I even ...
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Place cell data from Sheets into Docs

I'm trying to populate an invoice. I have a Google Spreadsheets that calculates hours per project, and I want to bring that into a Google Docs. Despite much searching, I have found no way to do this. ...
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Embed Draw.io drawing in a Google Doc

Is there any way to do this, apart from exporting to png or some other format and then importing into Google Doc?
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Why do unwanted changes occur when uploading Word doc to Google Docs?

I'm uploading a Word document to Google Docs. However, when I upload it, all the text boxes that have been carefully positioned in the Word doc all mash up to the top. Is there any reason for this? ...
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Google Apps Script: copy document comments?

I'm working on the following script, which is supposed to look at the current document, grab its comments, make a copy, and copy the comments to the new document. However, I seem stuck. I'm not ...
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Annotate a Google Slides Presentation using touchpad / pen

I am an educator and I use Google slides for my courses. I would like to be able to draw-on/annotate my slides with a touch device (iPad, Android tablet, etc) during a presentation. I realize that if ...
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Can I split cells within a table?

I have a table where each row might have one, two or three columns. For example, here is a similar table I made in LibreOffice Writer, using the split cell functionality: As far as I can tell, Google ...
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How do I add current date to a document footer automatically in Google Docs?

I want to add the current date to a document footer automatically in Google Docs. All I found was this script: /** * The onOpen function runs automatically when the Google Docs document is * ...
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How to Live Embed an Image from Google Drive into a Google Document

I'm using Google Drive in my company's Google Apps account. I'd like to live-embed some images that live in Google Drive into a Google Doc that's used for reference. When I say "live-embed", I mean I ...
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Automatic date in Google Docs

Is there a way in Google Docs to automatically update the date in a header of the page, so that whenever I print the document it will have today's date?
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How to upload a new revision / version to an existing word document in Google Docs

How to upload a new revision / version to an existing Word document in Google Docs. I am able to see an "Import a new version" for a spreadsheet (xlsx) but not for a Word file (docx). Any pointers?
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Exiting 'Print Layout' when viewing a read-only Google Doc

I'm creating some instructional material and sharing it with coworkers via Google Docs. I have Ownership and Edit rights on these documents while my co-workers have Read access. The document is ...
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Is it possible to make letters upright (non-italic) in equations in Google Docs?

On this forum answer on Google Docs it is mentioned that commands such as \mathrm{} should be possible. Just like in regular LaTeX (or MathJax). I cannot make this command work on my page, though. ...
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How to add custom paragraph styles for Google Drive text documents

Currently, in Google Drive when editing a text document, there are 6 styles available: Normal text Title Subtitle Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading 3 These are not nearly enough for my style of writing. ...
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Hide spelling and grammar error in Google Drive document

I am using Google Drive to create and edit a new document. How can I hide spelling and grammar errors in that document? I.e make the red lines below my words disappear
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Google Docs: How to change the color of bullets in bulleted lists?

Is there a way to make a "sticky" change to the color of the bullet used in bulleted lists? I would like to have a bullet color that is different from the text color, and that persists – at least for ...
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How do I suppress Google Documents' display of a hard page break as white space on the previous page

When I insert a hard page break in a Google document, the last line on the page before the break acquires an inch of whitespace at the end, apparently representing the page break itself. If I type ...
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Is there a Google Docs (or Sheets) API to scroll the view?

If I want to scroll to a particular paragraph in Google Docs, or a particular cell in Google spreadsheets, is there a way to do that via Google Apps Script?
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Is it possible to add a creative commons embed to a Google Doc?

I've written some basic training manuals using Google docs, and would like to release them under a creative commons license. I plan to use the Google drive "Publish" feature to release it to the web, ...
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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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How can I save a Google Docs image to my local hard drive?

Is it possible to save an image used in a Google Docs document to my local hard drive?
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Textbox via Drawing blurry / Alternative element for absolute positioning?

I'd like to create an invoice in Docs. My information should be on the upper right corner - on every page. The element used for this shouldn't have 'a flow', so that it doesn't influence the header's ...
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How to disable highlighting commented text in Google Docs?

Any time you add a comment in Google Docs (Google Drive), the text selected becomes highlighted: If you don't select any text, you either will not be able to leave a comment or the nearest word will ...
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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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How to remove the extra indent on list after the 10th item in Google Docs

I want to remove the extra indentation that appears on a list after the 10th item: 8. This is a line 9. This is a long line that gets wrapped to the next line because it has a lot of characters ...
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How to get rid of special " and ' characters in Google Docs

Sometimes I want to type up tests into Google Docs and share with colleagues. But I find myself having to send these texts as .txt files later, after replacing these fancy " and ' characters. I want ...
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Is there a way to create bookmarks using text? (something like Wikimedia markup)

Using Google Docs, when I click Insert > Bookmark I create a bookmark (duh!) in that place of the document, kind of a <a name="here">cursor</a>. I have a few of these bookmarks in a ...
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Prevent people from downloading / copying / making a copy of data in Google doc

Is there a way to share a Google Document in view-only mode with someone but prevent them from downloading it, copying and pasting the data, printing it, or going to File > Make a copy? I ...
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Using Macros in Google Documents - is it possible?

I want to be able to have some macros, while writing in a Google Document. The idea is to replace the Quick Parts in Word - so I can have the same functionality in a Google Document. Any ideas?
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How can I automate Find & Replace to change font colours in Google Docs?

How can I automate a find & replace function to change the font colour of all suit symbols document wide? I write bridge articles (card game), and I need to automate this formatting constantly: ...
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How to make links in Google Docs comments clickable

In markdown you can make a link clickable using a certain syntax (you have GUI options that automated that or you can follow the syntax). This is great as it hides the ugliness of long urls behind a ...
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Change the text highlighted by a comment in Google docs

I've been working with a google document, and I have got a comment that references some text: I then go to copy-and-paste that text somewhere else in my document: Annoyingly, the comment I made now ...

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