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How do I automatically synchronize Google Docs with Dropbox?

I would like to be able to edit one of my Google Docs on another computer, save it online (not download it to that computer and upload it to Dropbox), and then be able to go back to my home computer ...
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Formula for updated currency exchange rates in Excel or other spreadsheets?

What kind of spreadsheets support a formula like the following: =exchangeCurrency("USD"; "EUR"; 3000) The result should be 3000 USD exchanged into Euros. Possibly a date could be provided for a ...
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Google Docs: How to backup periodically?

How do I periodically backup my entire online documents in Google Docs? I am looking for a tool that can download the documents to my PC. I do not need any kind of two-way synchronization, just plain ...
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App created in spreadsheet vs programming a full application - is there a middle ground?

A colleague has a home-grown application in Google Documents, that involves users filling in a form, alternative questions being asked depending on what the answers are, and then outputting a ...
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Get automatically offline copy of Google docs in Windows, Mac and Linux

I am using Google Docs. I would like to have offline copies of my documents on my different machines—Mac, Windows and Linux—that are updated automatically. Do you know of any solution for this?
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On OS X, how do I print (a web-page) directly into my Google Docs account?

Is it possible to, from the OS X 10.6 print dialog, print the web-page directly into my Google Documents account? I can save as PDF and upload it, but, well, I want to cut out the middleman (ie, me; ...
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Stop Chrome from opening pdfs in Google Docs Viewer

Some time ago my Chrome started to open PDFs in Google Docs viewer. I don't really know if I did something to force this behaviour, but I would like to view it as I was before (using Foxit Reader ...
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Bringing Google Docs to the Desktop

Is there a stable way of accessing Google Docs (application) from my desktop without having to use a browser on Windows? On my accepted answer... While I did stipulate that I wanted to not use my ...
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Create a Google Doc in landscape mode [closed]

How do I create a Google Doc in landscape mode?
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See list of users who have viewed a document in Google Docs [closed]

I am looking for a way to see what users (if any) have viewed a particular document in google docs? I know that there is a revision history, but is it possible to see which users have viewed it ...
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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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How can I edit a google doc with vi and automatically update the original doc in the cloud when I write the file?

I'm using ubuntu 11.04. I have installed googlecl which claims to allow me to edit google doc files with vim. I have a google doc "test": google docs edit --title "test" --editor vim opens the file ...
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Dropbox like syncing for Google Docs

Is their a way (on mac osx) to sync a folder on my computer with Google Documents now that Docs supports all file types? A lot like the functionality of DropBox.
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Why don't the Google Docs CTRL + ALT shortcuts work?

I'm currently using Google Docs, but when I try to use the keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+Alt+M it gives µ instead. Is Chrome (9) overruling Google Docs in some way? How can I get these shortcuts ...
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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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Is there a clipboard manager on the cloud?

I'm looking for a service like Google Cloud Clipboard which can be used not only from Google Docs but directly from my PC (Windows 7 SP1). Is it possible?
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Is there a way to mount Google Docs like a drive on the Mac?

I know that I access Google Docs from Cyberduck and add/change docs. But is there a way to mount Google docs so I can access it like a drive?
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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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Chrome and Firefox will not stop loading Google Docs

When I view any Google Docs document in Chrome, the tab will not stop loading. It loads, stops for a second, then starts loading again and as far as I can tell does not stop. The "x" button does not ...
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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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How to use your PDF reader instead of Google Docs in Gmail?

I prefer Foxit Reader over Google Docs, but whenever I receive a PDF file over Gmail I have to either download it or view it in Google Docs. Is there a script (or any other way) to open Gmail PDF ...
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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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Is there a Mac application that lets you manage google docs from the desktop?

On my iPhone there is a program called notemaster that lets me manage Google Docs right from my phone. But I was wondering if there is a similar app for the Mac?
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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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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 to synchronize SugarSync and Google Docs automatically?

I would like to be able to edit one of my SugarSync files directly from a Google Docs interface and save it online directly to SugarSync (and then be able to go back to my home computer and have the ...
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Remove 'Google Chrome' folder on Google Docs

I used to sync my Chrome bookmark, and Chrome create a folder named Google Chrome in my Google Docs Now I want to delete it. Is there any way to do?
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1answer
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Mirror local directory to Google Docs

I would like to use Google Docs to backup certain directories on my local machine. Trying to do this manual however is quite tedious as I have to keep track of which files have already been uploaded. ...
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1answer
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In Google Docs, how to create a form that can store the data entered into it in an excel sheet automatically?

The title pretty much says it all. I need to create a poll wherein I need to ask the users some questions. How can I do it using Google Docs? How will I access the data entered after that?
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1answer
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GMail as mail-in database for attachments?

I'm a teacher and I get students to submit work by email. It would be great if anything they attach could automatically be added to my Google Docs with their name or email address as a label, without ...
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How to synchronize Excel with Google Docs spreadsheet

This feature is not officially suported by Google. Do you know if is there a way or a product that allows to synchronize the changes performed in excel into a google spread sheet? Create file in ...
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3answers
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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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Opening local document files in Google Docs

Is there any way that I could simply double click on a document file and have it open Chrome straight into google docs?
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2answers
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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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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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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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How to open Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs in the same tab

I don't want to open those applications in separate tabs because it is annoying. Anyone, knows any solution?
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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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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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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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Google Documents keyboard shortcut to jump to editor mode and other cross-browser issues

I considered posting in webapps, but since it is partly a browser issue, I chose this forum. In Firefox, I notice that when I open an existing Google doc or start a new one, I am not automatically in ...
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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 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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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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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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How do I change Google Docs default quotation symbols [migrated]

Default quotation symbols in Google Docs are curly ones “”. I would like to use command line quotes like "". I can't find any solution except : Insert -> Special Characters -> Punctuation -> ...
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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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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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Is it possible to use Google Docs Viewer to view files already in Google Docs?

The title is a little confusing. I'll elaborate. As far as I can tell, the Google Docs Viewer tool accepts a link to a raw document file (e.g. .doc, .pdf, et. al.), and renders its contents in the ...
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How can I create a PDF with form fields from a collaboratively edited source document?

I want to create a PDF document with a fill-in form. The source of the document is right now Google Docs, so that my team can edit it collaboratively with ease. However, Google docs doesn't support ...