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Printing 4 columns to A4

I want to print 4 columns onto an A4 sheet of paper to create an instructional pamphlet that can be folded up. Unfortunately Google Docs only supports up to 3 columns. I am using Google Docs and have ...
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Google docs add-ons not working on firefox

When I want to use an add-on in google docs, I see this error in firefox. Opening the add-on in a separate window does not work either and even if it did, it would be off the purpose of a google doc ...
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How to make a sublist withut anything in list item

How can I make a list with sub-lists like this 1. something in 1 2. a. something in 2a b. something in 2b I can't figure out how to start a new sublist immediately at 2. a., pressing tab makes 1. ...
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Arial font sometimes not rendering correctly in Google Docs (same account, same browser, same font, two documents)

I've created two Google Docs document in Google Workspace (Google Drive) and pasted the same text. I selected all the text and removed all of the formatting. According to Google Docs, both are Arial ...
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Thick White Line Under Cursor

This started happening after I copied from a google doc to a word doc and I can't get it fixed. Also, the margins are messed up and will not go back even when custom changed.
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Why if I normally write on Google the letter "é" it works perfectly, but it doesn't work on Google docs? (Bluetooth Keyboard on Android Tablet)

I read a similar topic about the combo "Ctrl"+"alt"+ "M" that wasn't working for someone 'cause Google Docs has it's own keyboard combinations but i haven't managed to ...
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How to create a protocol hyperlink in Google Docs

I want to add a link to open the Windows Update screen of Settings on my PC. Link to open Windows settings (ms-settings:windowsupdate) However, it appears Google has strict requirements on what a URL ...
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Searching a value of partial text from another sheet

My scenario is, I have 2 worksheet: Sheet1 contains the name of the restaurants, and Sheet2 contains the name of restaurants to avoid. My issue is, I use a formula in conditional formatting that only ...
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Will I still be able to use the Chromebook & my docs/data, If I get a Chromebox?

Will I still be able to use the Chromebook If I get a Chromebox? I'm on my 2nd CB, and was unable to use my original CB (wouldn't accept my log in, saying user already existed.) I had to redo/reenter ...
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Is there a way to remove pages altogether from google docs, to create doc consisting of one very long page?

Is there any way to remove pages altogether from a Google Doc, so that the doc is essentially one very long page? The reason I want to do this is because I have some very long tables (approx 40 pages ...
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How to see Word Track Changes in Google Docs/without Microsoft Word?

I don't have a local install of Microsoft Word, but I'm getting writing feedback in the form of .docx files with track changes on. Ideally, I would like to see the tracked changes in Google Docs, but ...
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How to turn on screen magnifier support on Google Doc under Firefox (Mac)?

In Google Doc under Chrome browser (on Mac), I am able to turn on the screen magnifier support under Tools->Accessibility settings. However, I am not able to find such feature under Firefox. How ...
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Is it possible to download a Google Doc with command line without having to interactively authenticate?

Is it possible to download Google Docs (a mix of docs, spreadsheets, and slides) with command line (in macOS), and without having to authenticate interactively? The files that I'd like to download are ...
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Can't save to Drive > All changes can still be found from File > Version history

While working in a Google Docs document I was going through various internet connection problems which eventually lead to most actions being unavailable (like downloading the file). In addition to ...
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how to change user for offline google docs access

When attempting to see if a doc is available offline clicking the "all changes saved to drive" to check for status icon says: "Looks like you're offline. This document cannot be edited ...
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Is it possible to insert a pdf document inside a google doc as some sort of object?

I have several PDF documents I am referencing in a google doc. I would like to insert them as read-only objects in the google doc for future convinience of the readers. Is that possible? ...
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Paste Without Formatting won't work safari

I am able to use the "Paste Without Formatting" option in every browser except Safari. In Safari, neither the keyboard shortcut (Shift + Cmd + V) or menu>paste without formatting works. When I right-...
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Insert multi-page PDF as word pages

How do I insert a read-only, multi-page pdf into a word document as pages? PDF can contain graphics and might be hundreds of pages long.
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How can I convert web layout to print layout without disturbing the images?

I am using Word 2010 version. I have word file in which I copied content from web page. I choose web view it is fine. I tried to change the view of this document to print layout. The problem is that ...
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(Google docs) bold symbol in equation environment (`through `insert` -> equation`)? [closed]

In google docs, when using insert -> equation I can not type bold symbol by using latex code (like \mathbf{n}, \boldsymbol{n}). How to do this? Here, I need solutions when using insert -> ...
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How can I sort out a list of numbers according to certain characters in the middle of these numbers?

So, at my job, we want to divide the work of checking certain items according to their registered numbers. Here's an example of these numbers: 0022499-80.2017 0200781-98.2016 0021322-13.2016 Items ...
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Google Docs - Comments Limits

Are the limits in terms of number, length, and content of a comment on a Google Doc documented anywhere? I have a valid docx file that I've uploaded to Google Drive and when attempting to open it in ...
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Google OCR - just in Lens, or can I find it elsewhere? [closed]

I need to convert some screenshots of spreadsheets to actual data. Google Lens seems pretty good at this - I save the image on my phone, then open it up with the Google Lens app, let it do it's thing,...
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Is google docs made by microsoft? [closed]

Is google docs made by microsoft? They launched a few months ago office online (office 365) so why would they if they were already maintaining google docs. But someone told me it was them (who were ...
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How to automatically create multiple sheets on Google Sheets?

I have one sheet (Sheet1) which I consider the template. In it I have a header with fields like "Student's name", "Parent" and "Phone number", which are personal info. Bellow it there's other stuff ...
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How to cut-and-paste - using right click - on all Google Docs?

In Google Docs, some documents would allow cut-and-paste using right click and choosing from a menu, while other documents insist that one use Ctrl-C, Ctrl-Shift-V, et al. Is there a way to force a ...
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How to do the shortcut `ALT+/` on a German keyboard?

I see more and more webapps (such as Google Docs) using the shortcut Alt+/ to access the search mode. You find it in Google Docs, for instance, when you collapse the top menu bar, then on the very ...
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Microsoft Word/Excel equivalent to the "Search the Menus" functionality of Google Docs/Sheets

In Google Docs/Sheets, I can hit Alt-/ (M-/ for Emacs users :) ) to bring up a menu that allows me to quickly search all the menus for a particular function and to select that function with [Enter] (e....
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Converting lots of Excel files to Word

I have around 30 Excel spreadsheets, each with 20+ worksheets. Each of these worksheets follows the same basic format, though there are slight differences. I also have a Google doc with sections ...
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CSV file - Combine title if value=YES in another cell - Libreoffice / Excel / Googledocs

I have a file with text divided into cells that I want to group into another cell. Cells are: A, B, C, and D are what I have. In each coluimn, if the value is Yes, I would like the Result column to ...
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All Google services aren't working in Firefox 60.0.1

I'm using Firefox 60.0.1 64bit without plugins. But not a single Google service is working. As for mail, all the buttons are empty, without icons. Google image search doesn't load full pictures, ...
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Opening Google Docs from Windows 10 File Explorer

I am using Google Drive Backup and Sync for Windows 10. Google Docs open VERY slowly from File Explorer. With the Chrome browser already open, it takes about 30 seconds after opening the file from ...
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Clean up CSV based on another CSV

I have a csv file named master.csv, which has the following columns link, name And another csv file called details.csv, which has the following columns link, name, price, desc I want to match ...
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What could be causing google sites to show source in just Firefox

Some websites just go horribly weird in Firefox, but whenever I search I cannot find anyone else with the same problem. It isn't fonts, it isn't character encoding. What I see is the real website ...
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Separate content of a cell by spaces

I have a spreadsheet on Google Docs, in which are multiple columns. Each row contains all the data tags in one cell. So it is not separated under columns. How could I separate it into more cells? ...
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Concurrent document collaboration on local servers [closed]

Does a concurrent office document collaboration service exist that does not rely on 3rd party servers? By "collaboration" I mean changes made to a document are quickly visible to others that have the ...
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How to copy/paste image from Word to Google docs?

It sounds strange, but I am not able to copy any image from .doc or .docx to Google docs. I have a situation when I need to copy some into from Word document to google docs document without uploading ...
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How to get Pentadactyl to work with Google Docs

It appears to be a well-documented fact that Google Docs does not work when using Pentadactyl (I believe it's some kind of focusing issue). I've spent many hours googling about this, and have yet to ...
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Can Google Docs be used to “sanitize” a word or excel document?

Sometimes I have to download some word or excel documents from incredible sites. I need not only to read but also to edit them. I heard that Microsoft Office suite is a very popular attack vector. ...
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Why is the Google Drive template will no longer be available after 2016?

I'm using constantly with templates at MS Word, and I seek to move away from it to use only with Google Docs as much as I can for ease my workflow. But I encounter this help page not long ago, and it ...
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Google Slides Translations

I'm using Google Slides on my tablet, and I don't know how to add transitions and animations to slides. Is there any solution or app doesn't have option for that.
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Where are offline-editable Google Docs stored?

When you choose to save a Google Docs file for editing offline it creates a file in your Google Drive folder. However, that file is just a URL to the online Drive. Do you know where actual file is ...
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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 does one share OneDrive (Office 365) documents without requiring authentication?

You might have seen online that when people share a Google Docs document, they can just post a link and anyone can open it, right? Well, it turns out that when you do this with Office 365, making a ...
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followup on mass converting google docs

This question from apr '14 gives a way to download google docs as word, pdf or other files: Migrate Google docs to Office 365, convert from .gdoc to .docx select the files, click "more", then "...
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Alternating text in word documents

I often want to alter my CV for different purposes, like only mention my German skills when it is relevant. Is there a way I can have such alternate versions in one Word Document? OR Alternatively ...
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Multi-document view for Google Docs [closed]

I started to use Google Docs for my notes, because I was not satisfied with Onenote and Evernote. This works great so far, their apps and browser support is wonderful. However, the only thing that's ...
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Multiple row calculation with one fixed value

I have a calculation like this =B8+((B2-1)*C8) I want to multiple these calculation by just dragging it down. So I don't need to type the calculation for each row. The values B8 and C8 shall ...
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Microsoft Excel: Merge two sheets and dedup

I have a pretty simple question and google can't seem to return what I'm looking for. Essentially I have two sheets in one workbook, both contain the exact same columns. The primary key (and first ...
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How do I create a desktop shortcut to create a new Google Doc?

It is tiresome to open Google Drive in a browser and from there clicking "New document ...". So how do I find and store the URL for creating a new document so that I can put a shortcut on my desktop?
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