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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Track Changes, View “Final” in Google Docs?

Google Docs has a feature called "Suggesting" which is similar to Microsoft Word's "Track Changes". In Microsoft Word, once you have made your changes there is an option to view the file with "Final"....
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Numbered lists don't work with line breaks

Below is an image of my Google Doc. If I want to add a break (i.e. a paragraph format) to one of my numbered items, it breaks the numbering system, and refuses to continue the numbering. Microsoft ...
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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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Adding a overbar/overline on a single letter or obtaining “x bar”?

Using Google Docs, I need an X with a line on top, the equivalent to latex \bar{x} and what statisticians call "x bar". I was using an equation field and \overline but it adds the line over the entire ...
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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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Border around Google Doc (word processing)

I'd like to add a simple, black, one-pixel border around a Google Doc (regular word processing doc) for a flier I'm writing. What is the easiest way to do this? And are there options for adding other ...
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Letter - Number style list in Google Docs

I need a list formatted like this: A. Top level item 1. number 1 2. number 2 B. Second top-level 1. number 2 How do I do that? List of formats for list has only number-letter options.
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Autocorrect misspelled word to first suggestion in Google Documents

In Google Documents, how can I have misspelled words auto-corrected to the first suggestion? For instance let's suppose the user writes helo world in Google Documents. Then without any action from ...
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Is there a way to work on a Google Drive doc offline?

I'm going to be in an area with shotty internet connection. I would like to be working on a Google Drive doc but know it usually doesn't let you edit if it's not connected to the internet. Is there a ...
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How to remove table borders in a google docs table?

How can I remove all borders around all cells in a table in google docs?
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Unable to delete blank page after Table

In this google doc that has a blank second page, I can't seem to find a way to delete it (assuming I can't change the table in any way). It doesn't seem to be a newline or a whitespace character. ...
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Table of contents doesn't work

I'm trying to add a table of contents to a document in Google Docs using Insert > Table of contents menu but it doesn't show any headings. Here is a sample document: https://docs.google.com/document/...
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How to backup .gsheet (Google Sheets) permanently before closing Google account

I had a little startup where I purchased a domain name and connected it to a Google Drive account (for work). Using Google Drive I added all the documents related to work (i.e., accounting, etc). My ...
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How do you embed a video into a Google Doc?

Is it possible to embed a video into a Google document -- not a presentation? If so, how?
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How to get Google Docs results to appear in Google Search results?

I use Google Docs rather than a blog to write articles and I'd like them to be readable by the public. But I've never seen Google Docs results in Google Search results. Is it possible? How do I make ...
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How to customize the Google Docs URL?

I want access docs.google.com using docs.mycompanydomain.com, how can I do that? Notice that at https://admin.google.com/AdminHome#CompanyProfile:flyout=customUrl appear a lot of URLs to customize, ...
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How to make bullet sizes match in web app vs printed in Google Docs when using a non Arial font?

I've come to realize that seemingly only Arial font will print my Google Doc bullets in the correct size. If I use a different font, this happens: In browser: Printed/downloaded to PDF: Notice how ...
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Mass importing documents into Google Doc

I'm looking for a way to import a lot of documents to Google Docs (not just uploading to drive). Is there some way to do this?
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How do you delete documents for good on Google Docs?

I have documents on Google Docs that I either don't want or need. However, when I delete them, leave the site, and then return, they're still there, like I haven't deleted them at all. If you know the ...
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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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Google Docs - user's icons

We use Google Docs and some of the nicknames inside the sheets of the people that are logged in the document are colourful and others are faded... Some users are clear and some are blurred... I ...
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Does Google Sheets/Docs have a desktop client?

Other web apps like Trello and Airtable have desktop versions of the app via electron.js. Is there a similar solution (provided by Google or 3rd party) for Google Sheets or any other G suite apps?
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Removing file from Google Docs

I have added a file to google docs, which is not as similar to making a copy. It is like making a shortcut like thing (in windows terminology) or link like thing (in linux terminolgy) with a catch ...
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One Click Table of Contents in Google Docs

I would like to create a table of contents in Google docs that would take only one click for the user to get to where the hyperlink is pointing rather than the two clicks that it seems to require (...
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How to permanently change default page margins in Google Docs?

I know how to change page margins in Google Docs, but how to change them permanently? Right now I have to change them every single time I create a new document which is pretty laborious. Is there a ...
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Google Spreadsheets: Sum values for each month

I would like to sum the values that match each month in a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet looks like this: 2015-12-10 15 2015-12-19 10 2016-01-02 15 2016-01-05 25 And I want to obtain this: ...
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Google Doc: Cannot edit multi-paragraph selection

I find the Research mechanism built into Google Docs quite useful when researching and documenting some activity. However, there is one impediment that is wasting my energy since I have to workaround ...
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Google Docs date capitalisation script

I'm using a script that was posted here on Web Applications: Is there a way to insert today’s date into a Google Docs?. I changed the way the date is formatted to: ddMMMyyyy but want 01JAN2015 - the ...
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Inside my Google Document, can I put a link to a chapter of a second document?

I can create an internal link (within the same document) easily and just reference previously defined Headings. Can I do the same cross-document? This means: can I create a link to another document'...
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Is Google Docs free for business use?

Google Apps for business use costs, but as far as I can tell Google Docs is free for business use. In the Google documentation on the topic, it just seems to state that it's free, full stop (I can't ...
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Google Docs document in Hebrew and English?

Is there any way to have Hebrew and English in the same document in Google Docs? So far, everything I have found about multiple languages seems to assume that you want the user interface (menus, etc) ...
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Custom footers in Google Docs

Is there a way to use custom footers per page in Google Docs? Due to legal requirements our document needs to have the revision number on each page. As the pages are updated the revision number for ...
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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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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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How to make a list like 1.1, 1.2 with Google Docs?

I tried everything and this just doesn't seem to be possible anymore? It can do 1.1 Text 2.1 Text but not 1.1 Text 1.2 Text
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How can I do “page break before” paragraph formatting in Google Docs?

I see that "keep with next" was something a user could do at one point in Docs, but no longer. Can users do other paragraph formatting options, especially Page break before a specific text style?
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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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Formatting/ingesting text in Google Docs and Google Sheets

I have a giant Google Docs that looks like this: ... this is a line with some text, 1 this is a line with some more text, 1 here is another line with some text, 0 here is another line with some text, ...

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