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How do I replace a paragraph break (i.e. Enter) with a Shift+Enter character in Google Docs?

The "shift-enter" character in Google Docs is called "vertical tab". Dec Hex Binary HTML Char Description 9 09 00001001 	 HT Horizontal Tab 10 0A 00001010 
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Search only headers and/or only in outline of Google Docs

I use this workaround: If you add a table of contents (Insert > Table of contents) at the begining of the page, you can use the normal search bar of the document and look at the first matches to ...
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Is it possible to format small-caps in Google Documents?

There is no need for an Add-on. You can use a snippet of HTML text that is formatted as small-caps. Copying and paste the rendered HTML into your Google document and Docs will retain the formatting. ...
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How do I fix copy/paste in Google Documents?

This might be related to this issue: Cut and paste function does not work on Google docs? (Mozilla Support) You can try by setting "dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled" to true in "about:...
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Save document as PDF without page breaks from Google Docs

I just came up with a solution that includes images. From Google Drive export your document as a HTML web page File > Download as > Web Page (.html) If your Google doc contains images then when ...
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Google docs, how to show an H1 heading always at the top of a new page?

Highlight the heading Click "format" in the main toolbar and hover over "Line and paragraph spacing" At the very bottom of the list, select "add page break before" If you ...
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Mark checkbox "completed" in Google Docs checklist using keyboard

Since late 2022, Google Docs has included a shortcut for toggle a checkbox in their help article "Keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs" at the end of the section Navigation shortcuts > ...
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How to export comments from Google Docs

After reviewing all the options I could find, I would say there really isn't what I would call a good way to do exactly what's described in the question. Full answer 1: Use a Google Workspace ...
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Perform basic maths on contents of Google Document (not spreadsheet)

The easiest way to use formulas in a table in Google Docs is to build your table in Sheets and then copy it over, keeping it linked when prompted. Here's an example where I copied three different ...
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How to sort numbered list on Google Docs in reverse order

I found a manual workaround. You can right click on the first number in your list and choose the option "Restart numbering" and input the last number. You can then do this for the next ...
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What happens when you share a Google Doc with a non-Google user? What do you have to do to make it work?

click Share and then enter a non-Gmail-address and uncheck "Notify user" When you do that through the File > Share > Share with others dialog box, and the non-Gmail address is not ...
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How do I add a google doc to the Docs template gallery?

It looks like Google is no longer allowing people using consumer accounts, like those having a primary email address from gmail.com, to submit templates. This is only possible now with accounts from ...
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Limit Google Doc add-on's access to documents

It doesn't depend on you, the user installing the add-on. It depends on the add-on developer. Google Editor add-ons are created using Google Apps Script. Google Apps Script project creators / editors ...
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Table of Contents page numbers wrong

It turns out I'm not the only one to discover this problem… …but none of those old, locked posts has a proper solution offered, only workarounds. We'll get to the solution in a moment, but, for ...
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How do I find out the total time spent on a Google Doc?

First, expand your edit history and copy and paste all of it into a text file. Then, you can run this Python script to calculate the total time you spent on it. I have tested this and it works ...
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How to keep the first line’s format when changing the second in Google Docs?

First, you should ensure that you are pressing the Enter / Return (carriage return) key to create a new paragraph instead of inserting a line break. If you are unsure, set Google Docs to show the ...
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How to get rid of the pencil icon from Google Workspace Labs

Via brute force: (Shift+)Right-click the button, select "Inspect element", note down its class name and/or element name (go up through the element tree until you find the correct parent ...
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Google Sheet to fill in the inflation numbers?

You can fill in the numbers by dragging a handle, provided that you already know how much the salary should increment each year. Since discovering the increment involves a calculation, i.e., a formula,...
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How do I indent numbered headings consistently?

Is there a way to set up a Google Docs document so that: All numbered headings are aligned with the left margin (left indent = 0) by default? That left indent doesn't change when I change a heading's ...
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How can I open the .docx file stored in Google Drive with Google Doc?

I also faced this issue when uploading a .docx file from Linux created in LibreOffice and was able to workaround this by removing the .docx extension from the file. I'm guessing that for some reason ...
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Google Docs paste, using formatting of destination document

Paste regularly, then select all and press C-\ in order to remove styling. This is different from C-S-v in that it doesn't remove structure (headings, titles, etc).
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How to view full image (preview) in a Google Doc? (e.g., hover over)

There seems to still be no way to do this unfortunately. And to boot, there's also no way to just save the image or open it in a new tab. What I've had to do is copy the image into a text editor like ...
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How can I align a table so that text floats around it in Google Docs?

Here's what I ended up doing: Create a transparent/borderless, two-column table. In one column, write your regular text, which has no box around it (looks table-less). In the other column, format the ...
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I want space between text paragraphs, but not list items

Unfortunately in the scenario you described, you do need to manually restore the paragraph spacing for any pre-existing lists. Any new lists you create will not suffer the same issue. The way you are ...
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All Google Docs URL parameters/functions/commands?

In a Cordova/Ionic app, I am embedding the following in an iFrame and found the following: <iframe id="viewerFrame" sandbox="allow-scripts allow-same-origin" style="width:...
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How to apply a Google Docs template styles to an existing doc

Open the template document, delete everything, copy&paste your document there, select all, press C-\ to remove styling, copy&paste back to your original document. Note that the C-\ step is not ...
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How can I transfer the contents of hundreds of emails to a single Google Docs/text editor document?

The link above goes to cloudHQ, and while I think Export Emails to Google Sheets is great, and so is their other app Save emails to PDF, they recently released an "Export emails to Google Docs&...
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Google drive keyboard shortcuts not working with non-US keyboard

If you are using Windows 10/11, another option is to use PowerToys > Keyboard Manager. Create the mapping as in the screenshot below:
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Can I be notified if a Google Drive (Sheets or Docs) document is changed?

In 2023, I think this is now (finally) available through button like this in Google Docs's menu Google Sheets has something similar too:
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What is the shortcut key to toggle between Suggesting and Editing modes in Google Docs?

The viewing mode shortcut (Mac) has now changed to Shift+Option+Command+D (it originally used the letter C). Mac Shortcuts Editing mode: Shift+Option+Command+Z Suggesting mode: Shift+Option+Command+X ...
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