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How to share a Google Sheets demo spreadsheet

I find a lot of -especially new- users on the site are having difficulties on sharing a demo sheet so they can be easily helped if any at all. So, what is the right way to share a demo test sheet?
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How do I recover my Google account, password, or username?

Google Account Recovery Questions This is the canonical target for Google Account questions about recovering usernames and passwords, as well as problems logging in for other reasons. For example: I ...
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Finding the longest time duration in Google Sheets

I'm trying to find the longest time value (hh:mm:ss) and I'm looking for it in column I, starting at row 5. I've already tried using the LARGE function but that outputs a decimal, not a time. =LARGE(...
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How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search?

I want to search for what += means, but Google won't return any documents. Also when I come across some PHP code I don't understand I can't search for the keywords as written. How can I search for ...
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How to know if Google Sheets IMPORTDATA, IMPORTFEED, IMPORTHTML or IMPORTXML functions are able to get data from a resource hosted on a website?

Google Sheets has several import functions IMPORTDATA IMPORTFEED IMPORTHTML IMPORTXML Sometimes the above functions returns errors like #N/A Imported content is empty and would like to be sure that ...
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How to search the internet for terms with special characters [closed]

As I learnt from this post, Google has no ability to search for special characters. Let's say I want to search for ss!. Are there any other search engines that can achieve this? Please do not propose ...
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10 answers

Get e-mail addresses from Gmail messages received

How can I export a list containing e-mail addresses for everyone that has sent me an e-mail? I have all of the messages archived.
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How do I link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a cell in another document? [closed]

I have a monthly spreadsheet that relies on figures from the previous month. I'd like to import these values dynamically rather than cutting and pasting them. Is this possible? How do I do it?
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How can I set conditional formatting on a particular cell that depends on another cell's value?

In my example I would like to conditionally format column B cells. Those marked with x should be formatted according to value in column A (in the example the value is 1): A | B 1 | x 2 | 3 | 1 | x ...
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Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) Google search results? [duplicate]

I regularly find sites that copy content from elsewhere (mailing lists, etc) while not providing any added value. Quite to the contrary, they are pretty heaped with ads. I'd like to remove those ...
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Why does Google not consider dot in usernames of Gmail addresses?

E.g.: If your Gmail ID is [email protected], it considers this the same as [email protected]. Why is this so?
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Is it possible to recover an email that has been clicked "delete forever" in the trash folder?

Is it possible to recover an email that has been clicked on "delete forever" in the trash folder? I have accidentally clicked delete forever for an email but now I need to recover it.
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How can I get around giving my mobile phone number to Google?

When I want to register an account with Gmail now, it says "Google will send a text message containing a verification code to your mobile phone." I don't want to give Google my mobile phone number!! ...
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Google sheets split multi-line cell into new rows (+ duplicate surrounding row entries)

I'm compiling a database of business address info, including key staff for each business. The Google spreadsheet I've inherited for this project includes a column for 'key staff' (in column B), with ...
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Wildcard search in Gmail

Is wildcard search possible in Gmail?
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Auto-updating column in Google Spreadsheet showing last modify date

Trying to figure out a way to have column two auto-update to show a timestamp of the last update. I realize the doc shows a timestamp of the last modification, but we have a lot of clients accessing ...
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How can I access outside the US? [closed]

I live in the UK, and whenever I visit I am redirected to, but I want to see my website's rankings on the US version (I presume the results are different). Is there a way to do ...
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Where to find a list of Google search operators?

I heard once that there are some search keywords or operators that google could use to enhance the search results. One of them was "NEAR"... Say if I search "make" NEAR "great ...
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Hide/Unhide rows based on values in particular cells

I am trying to Hide/Unhide rows based on values in particular cells, have the following code which works in isolation but not together. Below only makes B121 be active while B55 stops working. If i ...
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14 answers

How do I calculate a time delta in my Google Spreadsheets?

I've got a Google Spreadsheet that looks roughly like this: Date | Start time | End time | Minutes ------------+-------------+-------------+----------- 1/11/2012 | 11:39 | 12:41 ...
Stefano Palazzo's user avatar
65 votes
12 answers

How can I sort emails in Gmail by size?

Google has started to warn me that I am almost out of space in my Gmail account. How can I sort my messages by size to identify any expendable large emails in my account?
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Refer to Sheet with value in Cell?

The usual way to reference a sheet is here but how do you reference a sheet when the sheet's name is a value in a cell? For example, A1 = "Sheet number two" B1 = A1&"!B4" Here I want B1 to ...
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Send a copy of outbound messages to another address

Is there a way to have a copy of any message sent from a Gmail account sent to another address? I've got any messages coming to my address copied to another (see this question for one solution, ...
Doug Harris's user avatar
226 votes
12 answers

Turning off Google search results indirection

In Google search results, in Firefox or Chrome, I get URLs that go through Google and not directly to the target site. For example, at the first result is http:/...
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98 votes
28 answers

How do I download a YouTube video?

How do I download a YouTube video? I have used various solutions in the past that do not seem to work any longer (KeepVid and various Greasemonkey scripts). Is this just no longer possible?
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How can I make some data on a Google Sheets auto-sorting?

Let's say I want Google Sheets to automagically sort some data, for example column C. How do I do that? I know that I can manually sort data by right-clicking and selecting Sort data, but this is ...
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Cumulative Sum without Script

For this question, I've created a Google Apps Script function, that calculates the cumulative sum of a range. Martin Hawksey on Google+ made a comment about a more efficient way of calculating the ...
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Is there any way to create a timestamp in a Google Spreadsheet?

I use PSPad as a text editor, which allows you to press Alt + D to insert a timestamp, e.g.: 2010-07-17 23:45:44 Is there a way to do this in a Google Spreadsheet?
Edward Tanguay's user avatar
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In Google Sheets how do I duplicate a sheet along with its permission

In a Google Spreadsheet called Attendance there is a sheet called Template. The user duplicates this sheet, renames the sheet with current date and uses this sheet to mark attendance for students. The ...
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Google Drive storage mismatch

I have a paid 100GB Google Drive plan. It is reporting that I am at 99% capacity. According to the the storage both within the desktop and web application, I have used 90.53GB within Drive. My Drive ...
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156 votes
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Is it possible to create a Gmail filter that works on headers other than From, To, Subject?

I've forwarded one of my really old email addresses to Gmail. I'd like to create a filter so that any mail to that old address is always labeled properly in Gmail. I can create a Gmail filter with ...
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In what order are filters processed in Gmail?

If I have multiple filters that match the same email do they all get processed? If so, in what order are they processed? What if the first filter matched modifies the email to make it match (or no ...
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Can I add an autoincrement field to a Google Spreadsheet based on a Google Form?

Is it possible in Google Forms to give a unique value to each row it inserts into the spreadsheet as well as the timestamp?
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Cell reference with colour formatting

Is it possible to reference a cell in Google Sheets so that cell where it gets displayed also displays it using the same text and cell colour formatting? =A1 Will only reference cell's value. But if ...
Robert Koritnik's user avatar
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4 answers

Extract the link text and URL from a hyperlinked cell

Suppose I have a hyperlink in cell A1: =hyperlink("", "Stack Exchange") Elsewhere in the sheet, I'd like to have formulas that get the link text and URL from A1, separately. I found ...
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How do I protect my Google/Gmail account?

I have seen lots of horror stories of people who have lost control of their Google account, especially Gmail. How can I prevent the same thing from happening to me? What steps can I take to protect ...
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Split a column of strings with a single formula returning an array

I have a column of strings like this: +---------+ | a bb | | ccc d | | ee ffff | +---------+ (exactly one space in each string), which I'd like to split by the space into two columns: +-----+-...
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Recalculate google sheet on demand:

I have the following formula in a sheet: =if(E1="HOLD",,query(Cust_Orders!B6:Z5000,"Select Y,G,I,H,K where H>0 ")) With E1 being a drop down with values HOLD and FETCH The recalculation when I ...
Sherwood Botsford's user avatar
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Forms Data Manipulation In Google Sheets

I'm trying to develop a solution using Google Forms with Google Sheets that will collect Google Forms data and then automatically divide that one form submission's data into multiple rows of data in ...
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Transpose Ranges repeated by row

I would like to convert several range of columns into rows, and keeping the association to the original col/row source Sample source sheet --------------------------------------------------- | Data ...
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Stop a '+' from generating a formula

I'm having a bit of a struggle. I'm creating a spreadsheet which uses plus signs (+) regularly. I want a semi-permanent fix for +'s turning into addition formulae.
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Can Gmail automatically base "send from" address on the "to" address?

In short: In Gmail, is there a way to let the "send from" address change automatically depending on which of my accounts it was sent to? In long: I recently joined a team (of developers) and they ...
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Why on the first page Google says there are thousands of results but on the last page there are less than a hundred?

Why on the first page Google says there are thousands of results but on the last page there are less than a hundred? That's kind of a recursive Google Search that should be self-explanatory. It did ...
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Making tags visible when using a Tumblr theme that doesn't show them

I have just created a Tumblr blog using the Fluid theme. After creating a new post, I added a few tags, but then I noticed that the tags do not show up along with the post. I tried searching for an ...
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Unable to parse query string for function Query, when using IMPORTRANGE

This is the problem I'm seeing: Error - Unable to parse query string for function QUERY parameter 2: NO_COLUMND The formula is of the form: =query(importange("...", "Sheet!A:V"), "select D where ...
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Dynamic date range query

I'm trying to create two cells that will update my query: A >= date"A1" and A <= date "B1". My goal is to create a search page for the data, where the end user could insert a date or the =today() ...
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Hidden features of Google Search

What little known tips and tricks do you have for searching on Google? Please note that this question exists because it has a high level of significance, but it is not considered a good, on-...
90 votes
6 answers

How to restrict a Google search to results of a specific language?

How can I restrict the results of a Google search to only a specific language? Is there an operator like language:english?
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84 votes
5 answers

Embed Google Spreadsheet in Google Document

Is it possible to embed a Google Spreadsheet into a Google Document à la Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word? How about a chart from a Spreadsheet?
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77 votes
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In a Google Spreadsheet, how can I force a row to be a certain height?

In a Google Doc spreadsheet I would like to have each row the same height no matter how much text is in each cell. I have tried "resize row" but no matter how many pixels I put in, the row ...
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