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Import SVG files to Google Docs as a drawing

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 ...
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How to select smaller objects without selecting larger covered object in Slides or Drawings?

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 ...
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Can I add custom connectors on Google Drawings shapes?

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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How do I fit a Google Drawings canvas to actual shapes?

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 ...
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How to select smaller objects without selecting larger covered object in Slides or Drawings?

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). ...
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Import SVG files to Google Docs as a drawing

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 ...
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Is it possible to create multi-page drawings in Google Drawings?

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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Is it possible to create multi-page drawings in Google Drawings?

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 ...
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Inserted drawings blurry when compared to adjacent text in Google Docs

Assuming you have already inserted the image with Insert->Drawing->From Drive (as explained by https://webapps.stackexchange.com/a/135887), then if the image is still blurry: In google drawing: ...
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Turn off snap-to in Google Drawings

Hold down the ALT key while dragging the line to avoid the snap points
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Import SVG files to Google Docs as a drawing

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 ...
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Can you add/remove points from a polyline in Google Drawings?

In this post from 2017 a Google person says it can't be done.
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Inserted drawings blurry when compared to adjacent text in Google Docs

I've observed similar blurriness in embedded drawings created entirely within the Google Doc, but sharper results when inserting a separate Google Drawing. Create a Google Drawing in drive and then ...
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Is it possible to attach a label to a line in the Google Drawings app?

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 ...
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How to skew text in Google drawings?

Select multiple objects > rotate > resize. As shown here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vT7n3-l3H86MDfWluFyQbFNaXWMciZ3M/view
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Can you add/remove points from a polyline in Google Drawings?

Silly workaround is to export to PPT, edit the slide / points there. Then open the PPT in Google Slides and copy and paste the asset back into your master Google Slide.
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Can't resize Google drawing

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 ...
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Can I add custom connectors on Google Drawings shapes?

To expound upon @bavo's excellent approach, here is what that looks like: This is a long yellow rectangle with a bunch of little transparent rectangles on top of it. I left their outlines so you can ...
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Import SVG files to Google Docs as a drawing

Now it's 2022 and I must publish here what has worked for me today. Luckily, it is quite straightforward. I also assume that other solutions would also work but I've tried only this one and it works ...
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Import SVG files to Google Docs as a drawing

I've got close, but not quite there. Paste the vector into a spreadsheet in LibreOffice Upload the spreadsheet to Google Drive Copy the vector object In the other sheet, Insert Drawing Paste the ...
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Inserted drawings blurry when compared to adjacent text in Google Docs

The best solution I've found is to open up the drawing and screenshot the image as you want it. Then if you delete the drawing, just insert the screenshot, and that's a lot cleaner. If you look to ...
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Import SVG files to Google Docs as a drawing

Most of the answers above work. However, whenever you decide to download the document as a PDF, Google will automatically convert the vectors into low quality images. Hence, this solution may not be ...
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Import SVG files to Google Docs as a drawing

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 ...
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Import SVG files to Google Docs as a drawing

Similar to many other people, I tried to import a vector graphics figure from inkscape into Google drawings. Following these steps worked for me: Convert your svg drawing to wmf in inkscape. ...
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View a ruler in Google Drawings

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. ...
Douglas Held's user avatar
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Is it possible to create multi-page drawings in Google Drawings?

Another workaround, similar to @Richard's solution, is to open a new Google Doc and create a separate page for each drawing. I prefer this to the Sheets solution because the Doc can link to existing ...
Jeremy's user avatar
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Is it possible to attach a label to a line in the Google Drawings app?

What if you just connected a "text" field between two segments?
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Can I add custom connectors on Google Drawings shapes?

At this time it's not possible to add a connector points to a shape.
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Inserted drawings blurry when compared to adjacent text in Google Docs

I frequently find myself wanting to insert drawings and/or text boxes into Google Docs. Google Drawings is a pitiful tool. For some reason, the drawing capacity is so much better in Google Slides. ...
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Inserted drawings blurry when compared to adjacent text in Google Docs

I was encountering this issue too till by chance before resizing the drawing in the document I selected the "Wrap text" option. With this option selected, I was able to resize the image ...
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