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The information to convert .svg into .wmf has been obsoleted. At some point during year 2016 Google chose not to accept .wmf-files anymore. The correct solution is to convert .svg into .emf, which does work at the time of writing. My recommendation is to use free-of-charge service CloudConvert for .emf conversion, there is no software to be owned or ...


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Well, convert that .svg into a .wmf file. I used InkScape and UniConverter. More info: Google Docs Official Blog Post: Import WMF files into Google drawings


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I will assume you're not using Chrome, which is why my answer is relevant. Check out this article on copy/pasting in Google Drive documents: When working in Chrome, you can use the right-click menu to copy and paste content (or select "Copy" or "Paste" from the Edit menu in the toolbar). When using the right-click-context menu in Drive, the stuff you ...


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There is no way to do this automatically. The best way to do this would be to zoom to a level that allows you to quickly resize the canvas appropriately. Go to View > Select zoom size (in or out or %) > use the drag-able corner in the bottom right of the canvas to resize the canvas.


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You can draw a transparent shape over any other shape and group them together. This will give you some additional connectors, not ideal, but it works for me.


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No, but there is a decent workaround - create a new spreadsheet instead of a new drawing. You can then add multiple sheets & insert a new drawing on each sheet. You won't have to leave the spreadsheet to create and edit the drawings and will have all your drawings in one document


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As of August 2017, I was finally able to do this with a seven step procedure: Upload the target SVG file to Google Drive, as a regular file. Install "CloudConvert" into Google Drive, and give it permission to read all your documents (scary! Click on the SVG file, and right click to send to CloudConvert. Convert to "EMF" format and (this is crucial) save ...


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Google has added this feature since this question was asked. It now supports elbow connectors: https://support.google.com/docs/answer/1091024 https://support.google.com/docs/answer/1696521


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Click on the canvas and at the bottom right you will see a handle that will let you resize the canvas. I select my completed drawing and move it into the top left corner of the canvas, click on the canvas, and then I grab the canvas handle and resize it fit my drawing.


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I've found selecting one object and then repeatedly hitting tab the best way to select an object (particularly when sending one object to the back would also then make it hard to manipulate). Unfortunately it can mean hitting tab several times!


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Right click on the drawing and select Background. On the menu that pops-up select the Custom option. On the dialog box that pops open choose the color and the transparency using the sliders on the right.


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Copied from Google product forum: You can create a new shape in the middle of the two shapes you are connecting and then connect the new shape to the original two shapes with lines. eg Shape 1 ---------- New Shape ---------- > Shape 2 Then add your text to the new shape and make the line and fill colour transparent.


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Select Box1, right click, then Order - Send to back. At this point Box2 and Box3 can be selected.


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Holding alt while you select with the mouse only selects the objects that fall fully within the select area (default behavior is to select anything that intersects with the select area). I was able to select the 2 inner boxes using this method. However, I was also able to select the 2 inner boxes using shift and ctrl modifiers.


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Google drawings are "single page", like a canvas. You can insert drawings in documents, sheets, slides, Google Sites pages and web pages. References Paint and create charts and diagrams with Google Drawings - Docs editors Help


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Yes, it's possible, select the mask (not the image), grab the little dot on a stalk and drag it round half a circle:


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You can upload your SVG file to http://openclipart.org and then there is an automatic conversion to WMF / EMF on the clipart page.


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Short Answer Google Drawings doesn't have a ruler but it has "alignment, snap to grid and auto distribution" (see [2]) features. Alignment and distribution guides are automatically shown when the user moves one of the objects near to other objects that could used as reference to calculate the guides measures. Remarks As far as I know it's not documented ...


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It is easy to copy vectors from Google Presentations to Drawings in Google Docs via the Web clipboard. Now to get them to Google Presentations you need a workaround. Actually EMF is better and newer than WMF. It has gradients. PowerPoint (Windows version) is the best EMF converter I know of. The workflow I use is this Inkscape > EMF, EMF > Powerpoint ...


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I found that converting my drawing to a WMF allowed it to be converted into a Google Doc. I had to export my ODF as a WMF. Then after uploading it to my Google Drive, I could right-click and open it as a Google Drawing. There were some problems where my original drawing used a gradient fill and the conversion turned the gradient fill into a collection of ...


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Add svg to a LibreOffice Impress document (OpenDocument Presentation) .odp and save as mysvgs.odp. Upload it to Google Drive. Open mysvgs.odp in Google Drive and copy-paste the svg image where is needed. Details: It works on Linux, OSX, Windows. The Google Presentation document saved as pdf contains the svg at proper resolution. It works like this in july ...


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There is no automatic way to create a right-angled line. The best way to do this would be to: Create 2 intersecting lines. I think you mention this in your 1st bullet. One way to make sure that the lines are perpendicular to each other is to hold the Shift key down while dragging out the line. This will automatically "snap" it to a preset angle (0, 45, 90 ...


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I found out an easier way to do it not doing any scripts or the way I used to do it. Simply make the margins and or dimensions to the desired specifications, and then save it, upload it to your google drive, and it will retain its properties. However, Editing the margins on the document will default it back to 8.5x11. It's likely that any other .doc based ...


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Size of Document With the following stand-a-lone script you can retrieve the size of a non Google Document type (the rest is zero by size): function doGet() { // create app and grid var app = UiApp.createApplication(); var grid = app.createGrid(4,2); // set labels for first column grid.setWidget(0, 0, app.createLabel("Add document key: ") ...


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As far as I can tell it's not possible. Any text in a drawing object is inaccessible from a script, and this is the only way to perform a mail merge. I can't find any other way to rotate text in a Google doc. There is a question on Stack overflow relating to this, and an open issue with Google. The response from the Google devs seems to be that it ...


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You could use Shift to select several objects and move them together. To maintain this association, group those objects, then be sure to select the group, not individual objects. To be sure that you are selecting the group, instead of individual objects, Click outside of the group, to cancel the active selection. Click over one line or shape object, but ...


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You can insert a "Table" into the drawing, adjust the number of columns/rows until the cells are square, and use that as a guide. Here, I took a screenshot while dragging the edge of the grey square. You can see the red "lineup" lines work with the table cells.


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At this time it's not possible to add a connector points to a shape.


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Both in an existing and a newly created Google Drawing, I see the drag handle as described in the help article. Since this issue seems to be related to your computer I recommend each of the following steps: Make sure your browser is up to date, and among the supported browsers listed by Google Completely clear your browser's cookies & cache Try using ...


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This thread is kinda old but I hope this helps: Go to "View" > "Zoom" > "50%". Once your drawing has resized, drag the bottom right corner to make the canvas bigger.


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