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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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How to sort Google Drive search results by title?

I find Google Drive very convenient as an online notebook to store my diary and records, that I can access anytime, anywhere. Now when I want to search for a particular string of text, the only ...
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Is Google Drive's syncing and file indexing faster than Dropbox's?

I have both Google Drive and Dropbox installed on my PC. Currently, I am using Dropbox for storing files I would like to access both from home and work PC. Because there is a lot of files and folders ...
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Duplicate files mysteriously appearing in Google Drive

I work with colleagues using shared google drive folders. It works well, but sometimes one of our google docs will be duplicated. For example, last Thursday at 6:39 pm we had at least 3 different ...
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Is it possible to set Google Docs as the default text editor on Windows?

Is there any way to set Google Docs as the default text editor on Windows 7, so that any local text files that are opened will be opened in Google Docs? In order for this to be possible, it would need ...
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Restoring deleted files from a folder in Google Drive

I have lost some files in a folder in Google Drive. I have no idea what the files were called or when they disappeared, but I do know where they were. In Dropbox, it's possible to view all files that ...
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Google Drive (for PC) halts syncing at <= 1GB free - can this minimum be configured?

Using a virtual (encrypted) drive as the target for local sync. I have selective sync enabled, only one folder selected, less than 1MB of files. The virtual drive is 50 MB, but GD refuses to sync to ...
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How to edit google spreadsheet offline with Libre Office / Open Office

I am working with my team on a spreadsheet on google docs. Is it possible to edit this file offline (with e.g. LibreOffice) and sync and merge it later (like clone and push for github)? Platform ...
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Google Drive stopped working

I have installed Google Drive app on my PC, and it ran fine, but now whenever I open it, it displays error. I have tried to exit and run again multiple times and also deinstall and install, but ...
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Batch “download as” in Google Drive

I have a bunch of .doc files in my Google Drive that I would like to download as HTML. (i.e. open file, download as > WebPage html ) Does anyone know how I can do the conversion for all the files ...
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Sync specific folders with Grive

Is there any way to only sync specific folders when using Grive2 and Grive-tools? The regular windows google drive gives you this option in the preferences menu but that doesn't appear to be ...
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Throttling Google Drive with GPO

Is it possible to control the upload rate & download rate of Google Drive via registry or GPO policy? [HKEY_CU\software\google\drive] key, does not contain any values for bandwidth settings.
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What if computer get full when synchronizing with Google Drive

As said in Google Drive Help page, "your device can sync with Google Drive on the web so that you can view your files from any device. https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2374992" If my files on ...
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Stop Compression: Google Drive Videos?

Is it possible to stop the compression of Google Drive videos? I uploaded an 18.4MB video in mp4, that was already compressed, and google drive added further compression, resulting in a block effect ...
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Microsoft Access missing records — Google Drive sync issue?

I have a small Microsoft Access database located on my Google Drive. (The Google Drive is shared between two laptops and one mobile device, but the mobile device never touches the database.) I ...
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How Can I Set Permission to Everyone for New File in Shared Folder

I had a network with 1 server PC and 7 client PC. File sharing from server to client works well. Today I installed google drive desktop in server PC because my boss want to working from her tablet PC ...
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How to generate URLs to shared files in my google drive in batch? How about create Qualtrics surveys in batch?

I have about 200 images uploaded in my google drive, and I want their URLs. I can, of course, manually click "share" for each one of them to get their URLs then paste them in a text file myself, but I ...
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Duplicated .gdoc files

If you have, say 3, duplicates of a .gdoc file locally (they're just reference files, I know). Then you delete 2 of them, and you specifically get told by your Google Drive app that if they are ...
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How can I embed a 3D image in a presentation?

I would like to embed a 3D object in a slide presentation, so that I can rotate it during a presentation. I have a .obj file. Is this possible? I generally use PowerPoint, but am open to using ...
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Connect Draw.io to Google Drive

I am trying connect Draw.io to Google Drive. I think the problem may be the browser cookies because I can connect Draw.io to Drive when I use the Incognito mode in Google Chrome. I have deleted the ...
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How to open Google Drive files in new window

When I open a .gsheet file in my Google Drive, for example, I want this file to open in a new window rather than in a tab in my browser. I can't find a way to make that happen, even though I've set ...
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How to make a resumable upload in Google Drive?

I want to upload a large file to Google Drive, and since my connection is slow, I want to make a resumable upload so that I can shutdown the computer whenever I want. I found this solution : Resumable ...
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Print document from a desktop application as PDF to Google Drive directly

In Google Chrome, when I need to save a web page or an online document as PDF to my Google Drive account, I choose 'Save to Google Drive' as a destination in the Print dialog box of Chrome. Document ...
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Is there a way to manage who can install the Google Drive desktop client?

As we have a number of users traveling overseas we want to be able to do all of the following or some of the following. How can we manage this using the Google Apps dashboard? If some of these are not ...
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Is it possible to map a network path to any cloud storage hosts?

I use Microsoft SkyDrive and Google Drive. I was wondering if it was possible to map to a folder on a cloud service via FTP or something similar? I don't see any obvious ways on Google, or SkyDrive ...
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Google Drive syncing with photo files

How do I sync my photo files to Google Drive so it automatically backs up any photos I put on my hard drive? I have Google Drive and I have been dropping my photos in there, but why doesn't it just ...
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Google Drive stripped Outlook 2010 of all emails, contacts, etc

I have a business that requires I use the business email: david@mydomain.com I loaded Google Drive as a free cloud to share project details with co-worker. Side effect is that Outlook 2010 does ...
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NPM modules make Google drive chrash - how to exclude NPM modules from sync'ing?

Im using google drive as my cloud based "sync/backup" service for all important work related files. This has been working perfect and very sufficient until I started using NPM modules (node_modules) ...
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Google Drive (googlesyncdrive) preventing PC from shutting down or hibernating

Everytime I try to shutdown or hibernate the PC I have this nag screen that comes up telling me that Google Drive is shutting down and the system is waiting for it. The problem is that the system can ...
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Windows 7: Where can I change the default permissions and security of files created by Google Drive?

I have a home server I only use to store family pictures, documents,pass really big files between my computers and stuff from University. It's a Windows 7 machine. I already changed the main folder's ...
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Viewing a Google Drive folder from a file?

I have a link to a file of the form https://docs.google.com/view?id=xxxxxx Am I able to view the folder it is contained in? If so, how?
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Google Drive - automatically organize files and folders based on file name (which is the date and time) at the end of the day

So I use Google Drive to backup some video / audio recordings. It's all automatically synced to my local Google Drive folder on my computer, so it uploads automatically. My concern is if it's ...
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How to use the google drive windows sync feature in such a way to convert gdoc to docx?

For example I have many files in google drive with gdoc format, but I would like to sync them locally in the docx format. Do you know how to do it?
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Is there a way to force chrome to open google docs in a docs chrome app window instead of a new tab

I want the documents from the google drive chrome app to open a new google docs chrome app window when I try to open them. Is this possible?
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Google Drive CLI is not initializing

So I have a google drive account and I want to learn the command line chops. I am looking forward to this implementation of Google Drive API written in Go-lang. So I read the README.md and found ...
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Why can't I choose FinderSyncAPIExtention

GoogleDrive was stuck in an "Unable to connect" state for a long time, so I decided to re-install it. However, after re-installation and starting it up for the first time, I see a dialogue asking ...
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malware or Google Drive not working due to batch file being opened by text editor by default

I'm seeing some suspicious behavior on startup, and am wondering if I should be concerned. What's happening is C:\Users\<me>\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpevpnra\run.bat is being opened in Notepad++. ...
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How do I get the index, within a range, of a cell containing a substring `x`?

How do I get the index, within a range, of a cell containing a substring x? I tried having a look at match, but that seems to require the match to contain the entire searchstring. I also had a look at ...
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Sync single Google Drive folder for offline use on Chrome OS

I have a Lenovo 100S Chromebook. I would like one of my Google Drive folders to always be available offline and stay synced. Is there a way to do this? Note that I have Ubuntu installed with crouton, ...
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Folder view in Google Drive cripples GIF animations?

I have a public/shared folder with lots of documents (Docs type) using GIF animated images. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1C7VchoNCmseUo5RnpMa1hIbFk#list From folder view documents are ...
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Opening Google docs document in FireFox causes an error

Every time I open a Google document from Google Drive via Windows 10 File Manager (Google docs or spreadsheet) I get the following (even after reloading): Opening the document in Chrome works but I ...
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How can I download large files from Google Drive?

I uploaded a file on Google Drive, which is 1.3 GB in size. Now when I try to download it through the browser (Firefox), it only downloads 1 GB, and then downloading fails. I tried to copy the ...
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Uget not working on Google Drive

I am not able to download any file from the Google Drive website using the uGet download manager. Every file which is downloaded is corrupted. It is working on every other website. I am using Flashgot ...
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Google Drive menu invisible after first use (Win 10)

After upgrading to Windows 10, the Google Drive menu always shows only one time, then it becomes invisible (but is still functional). Clicking the triangle icon in the Task bar shows normally a list ...
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How many ways can a Mac OS X application restart itself?

I am trying to prevent Google Drive from restarting itself an hour after I tell it to quit. I realize I could probably do this by moving the file out of my Applications folder, but I want to do this ...
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Google albums in drive is not syched with Google photos

When I go to my drive I see in Google albus all my google photos updated to last month. Is there a way to synchronize it? 2.If I delete a photo from the Google Album in drive, is there a way to ...
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How to stop Google Drive from opening folder in Finder when launched

I am using Launchd to open google drive whenever something happens in the drive folder. The XML looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD ...
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Is there a way to view the dates and times of read-only accesses to Google Drive?

I would like to know whether there is a way to tell the dates and times of read-only accesses to Google Drive (like can be done from Gmail in the lower-right-hand-corner of the screen). Thanks.
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Does Google Drive Support Incremental File Upload like Dropbox?

I work at an architecture firm and we currently use Dropbox to collaborate on our building models with others. Model files are often very large (200Mb to 2Gb) so Dropbox's incremental file uploading ...
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To hide Google Drive's setting bar

I have very little display and I would like to hide the setting bar having Google Drive's logo, "Search Results" and those buttons: How can you hide Google Drive's setting bar?