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How can I continue from in list google doc? [migrated]

In this document, I want to continue from A list highlighted in image. But list alignment shown in B does match with A.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to copy/paste image into Google Doc and then make OCR?

I know the method when you upload image and then open it in Docs, but is it possible to paste into Docs from clipboard and then use some menu to OCR?
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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 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 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 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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Bar plot in word 365 or google docs

I need to include a certain type of 100% stacked bar plot in a word 365 or google docs document but am running into a number of compatibility issues. The problem is caused because the description for ...
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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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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 it’s ...
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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`)?

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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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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Stop Google Chrome opening Office files using Google Documents

How can I configure Google Chrome to stop trying to open PowerPoint and other document files using Google Documents? I work behind a firewall, and Google Documents cannot access the files anyway. ...
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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to print/upload (a web-page) directly into my Google Drive 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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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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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 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 ...