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A5 Printing on A4 with custom flips and unique layout / flow direction [migrated]

How do I get the following print layout? I have a mac, don't have access to MS Word, using google sheets but happy to just copy and paste into something else (free) My mac has only the following ...
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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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Google sheets: How can I show the pages in reverse order [migrated]

I have a google sheet. I would like to add notes at the end of the doc every time I write. I would like to avoid scrolling down all the way (it's 100+ pages length). How can I show it in reverse ...
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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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Setting Google Drive to open Google Docs files with Chrome on OS X

I would like to open locally synced Google Docs files (.gsheet, .gdoc, etc by double clicking in Finder on OS X, with Chrome, which is not my default browser. While solutions have been suggested for ...
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(Google docs) bold symbol in equation environment (`through `insert` -> equation`)?

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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How to open MS Office files like XLSX, DOCX with google drive by double click? [duplicate]

I've found this question, but the answer given there is outdated since google seems to have abandoned the extension mentioned in it (the extension looks like an old version of google docs, misses most ...
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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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Google doc no longer printing on PC or ios

Up until 8/24/15, I have had no problems printing Google docs from my PC. I have the latest windows upgrade, and have always used Google Chrome as my default browser. A few days ago, I went to ...
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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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Can I access Google docs on an offline public PC?

I want to make the switch to using Google docs so that I can stick to one family of editable file formats that can be opened on (almost) any device. However, I work in an environment where I have to ...
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Combine GoogleSheets functions

I'm trying to combine multiple functions into one formula in GoogleSheets spreadsheet. I've tried learning more from Google's Help center and through YouTube but didn't came to satisfactory result. ...
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Using COUNTIF in Excel to count number of “Greater than” values in an array of values

So here is my situation. I'm a principal creating a tracker for my teachers to use to track student growth on assessments. In the current tracker it is set up like this: % of ...
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How do I copy rows based on single cell value in Google Sheets?

I have two sheets in Excel, which is duplicated on Google Sheets. Sheet 1 is a list of names with various bits of information for example Name Number Outcome Colin Smith ...
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Open a .docx file with Office Online

With Google Drive they have complimentary products like Google Docs that opens the web editor when you double click it on your desktop. Is there a way to set that up with .docx files and Office Online....
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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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 the ...
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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 ...