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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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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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Generate a formatted Google document from spreadsheet

As the title says, I have data (Q & A grouped by subject) that I have to export to a document file. As shown above, the source data on the left should be formatted like the example on the right ...
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Is there a way to download all Google Docs?

I know that you can download a ZIP file of all Google Docs, but I have so many documents that the download fails and Google sends me an email with a list of errors about exceeding file size. What is ...
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How to add multiple images in Google Documents?

Using basic Insert->Image menu option one can only add/select/upload images one by one. That can take lot of time especially if you want to add a lot. In MS Word for example this option is present ...
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Sorting a list with points in Google Docs

In Google Docs, how would I go about sorting a list of chapter numbers (for example) with points in between, e.g. 1.1, 1.21, 1.3 in the right way so that 1.21 follows 1.3?
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How to import somebody else document from GD to my Google Drive?

I have a link to somebody else GD document. I would like to copy/import it to my GD so for example, if that person deletes the file I would have a "local" copy. I can copy&paste entire document, ...
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Send readers of Google document to “Viewing” mode instead of “Suggesting” mode

Is there any way to send the readers of a Google document to "Viewing" mode instead of the default "Suggesting" mode using a public URL? With the current behavior it is an administrative burden for ...
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How to move page numbers in a Google Doc?

I am presently working on an application that very specifically requires me to have page numbers in the top left hand corner. As I do not have Word on my present computer, and am most familiar with ...
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Find and Replace Hyperlinks in Google Document

I have a Google Doc with tons of hyperlinks within various text strings throughout the document. All the links have the same root URL (say, my.oldsite.com). Recently the site changed their root URL to ...
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Google Docs file adds two new lines instead of one

NOTE This was cross-posted on the Google Docs official help forum: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/docs/H24s-PNTn1E I've been using Google Docs for a quite long time and today I ...
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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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Why can't I search Google Drive for text within the Google Docs in it?

I was discussing with a colleague the option of using Google Docs as a wiki system. I quickly tested adding several docs with dummy text in it. However when I searched for that text in the overall ...
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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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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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Creating a separate doc from comments in a Google Docs

I'm working on a document with multiple sections which is bound to have loads of comments from various people. I would like to dynamically aggregate all comments on a particular section below that ...
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How do I print a Google Docs document directly from Firefox?

Using Google Docs/Spreadsheet. If I open a Google Doc and select print (either via the menu, ctrl+p, or toolbar icon) from within Chrome or Opera it then opens a print preview screen where I can ...
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How do I search old revisions of Google Documents?

I know how to search in Google Drive, and how to view old revisions of documents. But is it possible to search all revisions at once?
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How to calculate a date in Google Documents

I can calculate a date countdown pretty easily in sheets with a formula like this: =MINUS(DATE(2015,5,25),TODAY()) Is there any way to add a date countdown in a Google Document? If not, how about ...
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Why does Google Docs still ask me for permission when people try to view my doc?

I created a doc that I want anyone with a link to see. Here are the settings I used: I gave that link to people on my site. For some reason, every week, I get emails from Google Docs saying that ...
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Can I convert a MS Word document to a Google Document format using GAS?

I know how to convert a Microsoft Word document to Google Documents format manually (right click, open with Google Drive). But is there any way to do this using Google Apps Script? I have looked ...
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In Google Docs, is it possible to view the code that runs when you click on an action?

In Google Docs, you can click on the menu items and then choose an action. For example, you can click on the "Format" menu item, then click "Align" > "Left" to align text left. Is there a way to see ...
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Placeholders in Google Docs. Possible?

Just that. Is there any way to use Placeholders in Google Docs? My {NAME} ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque ...
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What manual style settings can I use for block quotes in Google Drive (gdocs)?

I know that Google Drive no longer has a standard block quote style in its built in menu. What manual styles can one apply that would convey that what's being read is a block quote? Changing to a ...
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Private templates in Google Drive

In Google Drive you can right-click on a document and hit "submit to template gallery" when you go through to there you can submit your template, but that makes it public on the web so any one can ...
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Add relative link to header in Google Document using URL fragment

I already know how to add links via Bookmarks and Table of Contents. I also know how to directly link to a header However, rather than pasting the entire URL for the header, which creates an ...
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How do you change the default indent and set your own in Google Documents?

I don't like how the default when you open a new Google Doc is no first line indent. Is there a way to customize the default?
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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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Automatically create link when pasting URL in Google Docs

Long story short, I regularly paste batches of hyperlinks into Google Docs. When they're copied, they're unlinked and purely raw text. When pasting it into Google Docs however, those links (...
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Define special inline styles in Google Docs

I am using Google Docs to write some documents. At certain points, I have to write inline some formulas I would like to have a different font, letter size and color. I like to experiment with ...
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Tracking the origination of a Google Doc

I am a recent victim of "revenge porn." Unfortunately a crazy ex-girl friend of my ex-boyfriend, found some personal pictures of me (that he never deleted) and posted them online in a Google Doc. I ...
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How can I view a Google document that says “File will be deleted soon”?

I am trying to view this Google document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-KxI1oZl9A0DMewZBJArUPPKUrVLYr4FrDey5d_3QR0/edit When I open the Google document, it says File will be deleted ...
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Google Docs thumbnails do not update, can I force an update?

I am working with Google Docs. I make copies of existing documents using the option File - Make a copy.... The document gets copied and I work on the copy and change the copy. When I close it and ...
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How can I export/import autocorrect lists from Google Docs?

Let's say I have several Google accounts, and I have a good autocorrect list in one of them, that I can view under Tools > Preferences.... If I want to transfer this autocorrection list to another ...
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How to create an academic table formatting in Google Docs?

Is it possible to format and style tables and Google Docs in a similar design as commonly used in academic articles published in peer-reviewed journals? Example of an academic table formatting:
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Can I get a permalink for a comment in a Google Doc?

I will probably just go ahead and tag people in my comment (Request for somebody to comment on a section of a Google Docs document?) for now, but I was hoping there would be a better way to do this. ...
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Can Google Docs filter docs shared with me into folders?

So I'm a teacher and I want documents that students share with me (that will always include something like "Block 1--M. Smith--Research Paper") to be filtered into a Block 1 folder. Anyone knows if ...
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Google Docs and international (Khmer) font support

I am glad that Google Docs at least recognizes and displays Khmer text now. Before, the script wouldn't appear at all. However, is there a way to select international fonts, like Khmer, so that Google ...
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How can I get a Google Document to link to the editing of itself?

Imagine a published Google Document. On the bottom I want an "Edit this document" link. Is it possible to do this automatically, somehow? Maybe with a macro or similar? Edit: Just like on a Wiki page,...
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How to duplicate a graph in Google Docs and use a separate source/link of data

When I copy and paste a graph in Google Docs, it makes 2 graphs, linked to the same spreadsheet. I'm looking to make 100 identically-styled graphs and quickly modify each one by editing the data in ...
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Google Drive document parent folder link missing after update [closed]

After a recent update of Google Drive, we can no longer navigate to the folder containing the open document. The below image shows what the folder dialog used to look like. Clicking the folder link (...
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Completely disable spell checker

I realize that, in the browser version of Google Documents, you can disable (or at least hide) the spell checker in the View options. However, the mobile application has no View option. Where can I ...
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Jump to suggested edits

I received some suggestions how to improve my document: I was able to find one, but not the other two. Clicking the timestamp has no effect. How can I jump to a suggested edit in order to review it?
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How do I add watermark/background image in Google Docs? [duplicate]

How can I add a watermark or a background image in Google Docs?
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Editing the Latex source of equations in Google Docs

I noticed that Google Docs now allows putting equations in documents. Is there any way to view/edit the Latex source for these equations?
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Can I change the default Google Docs suggestion mode text format so suggestion text is highlighted yellow?

I am using suggestions mode to make changes to a large google doc. When I have finished making my suggestions, I will need to print off the document for a group review meeting to go through the ...
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What is the hotkey for adding rows in Google Docs?

After 1/2 hour of googling to no avail, I am ready to ask this here: As the title says, what is the hotkey for adding/removing rows in an already existing table in Google Docs? It seems excessively ...
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Is Google Docs' maximum 400 pages?

Whenever I try to continue writing the document past ~400 pages, Google Docs disables the typing/input area and cough an error message: What is causing the problem? Is this just me or are documents ...
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How do I undo accidentally setting Google Docs to autocorrect 'you' to 'your'?

In a grammar mistake on Google Docs, I put 'I used you phone.' I then right-clicked, and said 'always change to your.' Now, whenever I type 'you' in Google Docs, it changes to 'your'. How do I undo ...
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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?