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Sync with Google Drive and Docs

I have a few friends who run a number of Google accounts and uses Google Drive (v3.2.2) and Google Docs (v1.1.3.5459) for iOS (8.1) with iPads. One of the friends has created a directory under Google ...
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Why does Google Docs still ask me for permission when people try to view my doc? [migrated]

I created a doc that I want anyone with a link to see. Here are the settings I used. I gave that link to people on my site. For some reason, every week, I get emails from Google Docs saying that ...
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How to assign rows in multiples of a number (Excel/Google Docs)

For example, I want the first entry in Column B (B1) to show A5, then B2 shows A10, then B3 shows A15. How would I go about doing this?
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Redirect a Google Drive folder link

I have shared a Google Drive folder with a link. Now, I find the user experience is not very good, so I would like to use a document or Google Site instead. Can I somehow "redirect" the existing ...
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Google Docs prints blue band at the bottom of the page

Whenever I print something from google docs, the resulting page has an awful blue band that covers the whole page horizontally and about 2 inches from the bottom of the printing margin. For example, ...
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Exporting Google Doc to a code format like LaTeX or Markdown

I would like to export a Google Docs document to a plain-text code format like LaTeX or Markdown (or something else that could be then exported to such format). How should I go about that? I see ...
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Tab corruption in multiple text file formats

In Google Docs, Wordpad, and Writer (for open office), tabs are being "forgotten" or haphazardly "inserted" where other tabs are. I don't think this issue is local to a particular program or file ...
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Google Docs file association

Can you set a file association in Internet Explorer to open .doc files in Google docs? I use a SaaS application with integrated email that only runs on IE and I would like to open file attachments ...
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Not able to connect to Google docs, error message: The remote device or resource won't accept the connection

I have started facing a strange issue on my home network. I am not able to connect to docs.google.com, it gives the following on firefox: And in chrome: When I troubleshoot the link it gives ...
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Why is Google Docs slow on OSX / Chrome?

I recently noticed Google Docs is very slow on my MacBook (mid 2011 with OS 10.8.5) when using it in Chrome (latest version 35.0.1916.153). Safari seems to be doing OK. Tested it on another MacBook of ...
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Block Google Docs from retrieving file on website - Stop Google DDOS [closed]

I was reading a very interesting article on how someone used Google Docs to preform a DDOS attack on a website. They basically filled a Google Docs Sheet with =image() requests to download a certain ...
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How to add fold-marks to a Google Docs document?

This question is about how to get fold-marks (very similar to this question) to your document in Google Docs. It would be very helpful. If it is not feasible per se are there any workarounds?
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Copy Address of Cell

Is there some way in Excel or Google Docs to copy the address of a cell? I need to copy the address of a cell from another worksheet into a formula on the current worksheet. To do this, I have to ...
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Change the display size of Google presentation on Google sites?

I know how to change the size of Google presentation inside the Google presentation editing page, i.e. by editing its Page setup. But how to change its size (display size) on Google sites? When I try ...
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Migrate Google docs to Office 365, convert from .gdoc to .docx

Our company is switching from Google apps to Office 365. As I am one of the only using .gdocs documents I am tasked to convert them to .docx before we migrate by hand, or else I cannot open them ...
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in gmail i enabled “lab” for search in docs and sites however i get back results only from docs

I search for text my plugin is enabled, i do see results from docs but no results from google sites. I do see this at bottom "Show only Docs and Sites results ›" can anyone help? is it working at ...
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Google Docs Spreadsheet Export Statistics

I have a spreadsheet exported from JotForm.com but I want to export that spreadsheet to a "diagram" or to page that gives me the statistics of the form. I know you can do that just if you link that ...
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Going to print multiple cards in fixed size

I need to print out about 80 "cards" for an invitation and to fit the envelope I need to print them in a very exact size. Each "card" has to be 5cm in width and 7.5cm in height. Instead of just ...
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How focus on the document after find?

I'm filling a column after finding a row via a search on the name column. So I do CTRL + F, type the name, and click the the cell with mouse to fill it. Is there a way to do this without using the ...
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How to calculate percentage in Google Docs

I have this google-doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Avl3X68NxHC-dFY2YWgzTnRVZm1xaWlBTFl6TU9NTkE&usp=sharing Now I am trying to calculate the average (=average()) of the ...
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How can I auto-share anything sent to one Drive account with another?

People sometimes share Docs with my rarely used Google account. So I have to email them and ask them to use my main Google account instead. It's a hassle for them and for me, plus it slows down our ...
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Are spreadsheet programs inherently unsuitable for “one row=one case” data?

Often when I'm working with large data sets, I structure the data in a way where every row equals one specific case. For example, in a psychological experiment, I input the data so that all data ...
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How do I get Google Drive to open text files with arbitrary extensions as text files?

I have text files on Google Drive that do not end with the .txt suffix (such as: .r, .bas, .awk...). I want to view them using the Drive Notepad app, but it does not recognize the files as text. Is ...
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Opening .pdf's on Google Drive using Adobe Acrobat

Note: this is a question about Google Drive, not Firefox options. I've been using Google Drive and Docs a lot, so I tend to keep .PDFs on Drive as well just for convenient storage. But I don't like ...
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Why 'google docs' document cannot be opened using firefox?

I uploaded a document on google docs. The document has been shared in the public domain. I can see the document from chrome,opera but not through firefox . Is it that, google docs files cannot be ...
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Best way for bidirectional referenced table rows for double-entry booking

I want to move to a Google Spreadsheets setup to handle my private booking. Currently I have four tables: Overview Accounts Income Outcome Except of "Overview" all share following columns: Date ...
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Auto-Open PPT, DOCX, Etc in chrome?

I like how in chrome you can open .PDF files with the built in PDF reader (I believe it uses the adobe reader framework). Is there a way to have chrome open MS office files in google drive by ...
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Copy distinct values in excel from one range to another

Suppose I have a table like this: A B food 12 cars 30 cars 40 food 10 food 14 living 100 fun 30 food 40 I'd like to copy all distinct values from column A to some other ...
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Google Spreadsheets Error: All series on a given axis must be of the same data type [closed]

I am trying to use embed interactive column charts from Google Spreadsheets for a website. However, when I enter the HTML code into the website I get the following error: "All series on a given axis ...
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How to Unhide column A in Excel and Google Doc?

Let's say I hide column A in excel or in google doc, how can I unhide it (show column A again). Column A is the most left column. I have column B,C and D etc...
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Is it possible to access and edit Google documents directly from Libreoffice?

I'd like to work with a Google spreadsheet directly inside Libreoffice, without having to export and import it, in order to automatically reflect the changes on the online file. Basically, I'm looking ...
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How do I calculate the total difference between two columns of figures in Google spreadsheet/Excel?

Usually I would just calculate the difference of each row like this: =B1-A1 Then I would sum up the values of the column like this =SUM(C1:C10) and get my desired value. I don't want the C-column. ...
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Do Google Drive and Ubuntu One have the same concept?

Do Google Drive and Ubuntu One have the same concept? I just have an Ubuntu cloud account and Google Docs.
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Place multiple columns onto one line [duplicate]

Let's say I have a table in a spreadsheet that works like a calendar: Jan Fev Mar ... 1 5 7 1 2 3 4 9 3 8 3 1 4 2 9 0 5 2 1 2 ... And so on... I need to make a chart ...
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Google spreadsheets drop down not compatible with MS Excel

I've created a drop down list on a google docs spreadsheet but when I download the spreadsheet and open it up under excel, the drop down functionality is lost and only the first item is shown. I have ...
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Google Docs Document Private Comment

I have access to a collaborative Google Docs document on which I would like to make notes in preparation for a meeting (I am not the document owner). I would like to avoid wasting paper, so I would ...
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Google Drive and sync?

Two questions please: Where are Google Drive offline docs stored in my computer? which folder ? (*when accessing docs.google.com/offline) I have a text file in my Google Drive. When I click on it, ...
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Print > Save as PDF - Saved to Google Docs, not local drive

Recently I gave the Print > Save to Google Drive option in Chome, and it works well. All my web-pages I use goes to my Google Drive account as PDF files. My problem is, whenever I use the Save as PDF ...
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Can I link to another page in Google Docs?

I'm creating a large document (text, not presentation) in Google Docs, and I want to be able to link to other pages in the same document (like a pdf or # in the url). So far all I've found is how to ...
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Shared online document editing that automatically identifies who wrote what

I'm just wondering if there's a shared online document editing tool out there that identifies who wrote what. You'd think Google Docs would be the perfect tool but annoyingly, there's no automatic ...
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Reference whole sheet in another sheet - reference dynamically NOT copy + paste

I have multiple sheets relating to each room in a house, I also have a master sheet showing the overview of the whole house, what id like to do is pull all the data from the room sheets into the ...
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Setting Google Drive to open Google Docs files with Chrome

By default, Google Drive opens Google Docs files with the default browser, which is Firefox in my case. Can I set Google Drive to open Google Docs files with Chrome?
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How do I save a pdf file to Google Drive?

If I have opened a PDF file in Chrome with its plug-in Chrome PDF viewer, how can I save it to Google Drive directly instead of downloading it first and uploading it? Is there an extension that could ...
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Google Docs drawings to Visio

Is there a way to export drawings made with Google Docs to Visio? Maybe through some other software. I can see that Lucidcharts supports both Google Drive and export to Visio, but does it actually ...
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How to use Google Docs as you would Dropbox (or any other online backup site)

What I would like to do is have files sync in the background with my Google Docs account, both up, and down. Is there any way to do this? I use Mint 11, if it helps. Thanks!
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Is there a simple method to copy an image from Google Docs to the local clipboard?

Google Docs uses a 'web clipboard' approach for cut and paste that works very well so long as the paste target is another Google doc. However, I don't know how to easily copy an image from the Google ...
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Google Docs / Exel - need to know how to add formula

I'm using Google Docs / Exel and can't work out how or where to add a 'formula'. I have a column "i" which is the number of items. I have another column "j" which is the cost of those items. Column ...
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Excel lookup data from google docs spread sheet

Can excel lookup values from a spreadsheet in google docs? I would like my current excel forms to be able to lookup data from a spread sheet that used to be held on our server but now is a google ...
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How to open a link with only a keyboard on Google Docs

I wanted to know if anyone have any experience with using Google Docs with only a keyboard? How do I open a link there? The only solution I could find was to use Microsoft's MouseKeys option - but ...
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Google docs upload not working on OS X and firefox

I' d like to use Google Docs with Firefox on my OS X 10.7 . Unfortunately I cannot upload any documents. I think this is because I don't have a Java Plugin. How can I get this working?