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How do I add new styles to Google docs?

A lot of the solutions don't work inline. This is a cleaned-up solution offered by @AlekseyBykov using Google App Scripts to add a custom menu action: Create a new script (Tools > Script Editor) ...
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How to change measuring units in Google Docs?

Due to recent changes, the measuring system in Google Docs is now affected by your Google Account default language, not anymore by the document language. (Means, @Dominik's answer no longer works.) ...
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Easy way to convert text lines into table rows?

The problem for a Q&A site is that "easiest" is subjective. However I can offer one approach which is to copy the text into Sheets and copy that back into Docs. It is quite practical for me, but ...
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In Google Docs can the entire background colour for a piece of text be changed?

Select the text Format> Paragraph Styles> Borders and Shading Choose your background color
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Show resolved comments on Google Docs in context without re-opening them?

Click on "Comments" at the top right corner (marked in the image below). The resolved ones are listed there. Source: Link To see the original context of a comment, click on that comment. This will ...
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Is there a way to use Font Awesome icons in Google Docs?

I broke down and made Font Awesome vectors in Google Draw, here you go:
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Can I format the Google Docs Table of Contents to only include certain headers?

Unfortunately Google Docs does not support hiding specific heading levels. The only "solution" would be to change the headers you want to hide to the "Normal" style, then manually set the font ...
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How to view the parent folder of a Google Document?

Update: Folder icon has now changed to a move icon, but it still works...
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How can I get code syntax highlighting in Google Docs?

You can add-on Code Block for Google Docs. 1*- Google Docs --> Add-ons Tab --> 2*- Get Add-ons ... --> Search For: 'Code Blocks' 3*- Then you go to Add-ons --> Code Block --> Start 4*- Select Theme(...
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Can I format the Google Docs Table of Contents to only include certain headers?

What I did to solve the problem which is probably doc specific, but I was using H1 through H3, what would have been H4 I didn't want to show up in the TOC. I converted all the H4's to Subtitles, then ...
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Embed Google Spreadsheet in Google Document

From today (2016-05-20) on, Google is starting to roll out the ability to embed a chart from a Google spreadsheet into a Google document. At this point, two of my 3 Google accounts make the option ...
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How to view the parent folder of a Google Document?

Missing the Folder Icon? If you find that little folder missing to the right of the file name, then you can choose File > Document details... to at least see the parent directory name. E.g.: And ...
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What is the hotkey for adding rows in Google Docs?

Pressing Tab when the cursor is at the rightmost of the bottom row automatically adds a new row below it. It's quite handy if you don't know how many rows you need in advance and require them as you ...
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How to change the language setting of a Google Doc?

As of this writing, to change the Language setting of a Google Doc, go to File > Language. In that menu, you can select a language such as "English (United States)" to get the spell checker to ...
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Can I format the Google Docs Table of Contents to only include certain headers?

The previous answers suggests setting the style of headers to "Normal" and manually setting their style to look like a header. If you do so, you will lose the ability to link to that header from ...
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How do I add a caption to an image in Google Documents?

Choose Menu -> Insert -> Drawing. Drag/Drop, Ctrl-V or right-click and paste in your image. Click the "Textbox" button near the top. Draw the textbox underneath your image, add some text. Set the ...
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How to automatically size tables to the entire width of a Google Doc?

This is all because of the Column width property in a table. If you right-click the table and choose Table properties, you'll see a dialog such as: In the original "pristine" state, all 3 ...
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Google Docs PDF export has extra blank pages at the end of the document

In the Google Doc help forum, there are a few answers suggesting to change the view to "print layout". Changing the view to "print layout" fixed the issue for me.
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Google Docs strike-through shortcut not working on Mac in Chrome

I eventually tested on a 3rd Mac and it worked. It turns out it was a Chrome extension using that same shortcut on my 2 Macs. I don't know why Incognito mode didn't solve this. You can see the ...
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How to extend word underline to end of line with Google Docs

You can achieve a similar effect by: Highlighting the text Opening Format > Paragraph styles > Borders and shading... Choosing a bottom border Pressing Apply
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All Google Docs URL parameters/functions/commands?

There is no official Google documentation for this. Let's have unofficial one: /copy /export /edit /view /preview /create /pub? /fm?id= /tq?tqx=out:html &key=[ID] &gid=[#] &single=[true|...
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Link to view PDF version of a Google Docs

Replace the beginning of the url with the Google Docs viewer. This is what you need:
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Always a blank line above where I insert a table?

Right now you can fully hide the line with font size 1 and custom line spacing .06, I visually verified that saving as PDF shows no whitespace at the top. Also, in regards to not being able to ...
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Google Docs: How to change the color of bullets in bulleted lists?

While it's not the perfect solution, I just discovered a way that should be a little less tedious than what you're currently doing. I just created a quick bulleted list in a brand new Google Doc ...
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How do I add new styles to Google docs?

The gratis Google Docs extension Paragraph Styles+ allows to create custom paragraph styles (plus decimal system outline numbering for headings and a table of contents with page numbering). I just ...
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How do I add new styles to Google docs?

The workaround I've come to rely on is the Copy/Paste Format feature shortcut. As the format "clipboard" is separate from the text clipboard, it is preserved for as long as you have the document open. ...
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How can I link to revision history on Google Docs?

In Google Sheets (but not Docs) I was able to get a permalink for a particular from/to revision pair. While in the Google Sheet, enable your browser's developer tool In the Sheet, select File -> See ...
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Add page break in table in Google Docs

To split a table in Google Docs: Select the bottom part of the table - everything below the point where you want the split. Drag it below the table Delete the empty rows that are left behind
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Block quote and folding in Google Docs

Add a Table and color its background and border how you like. Below I show a 3-step setup of tables to make it look like an email chain reply. Make a Table/s Modify its looks Finished
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Putting page numbers in a table of contents in Google Docs

The recent (5 Oct 2016) update of Google Documents now include that feature. To insert a table of contents with page numbers, ... simply select the numbered option when inserting a table of ...
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