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Google Sheets - Have row automatically move to another sheet upon specific selection in Drop down menu

I am looking to have Google Sheets keep track of my companies jobs. I have a spreadsheet set up so the status of a job is indicated by a dropdown menu. When a job is completed I would select "Closed" ...
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Non-WYSIWYG Text/Code-Editor App for Google Drive Web Client

I'd like to be able to: Open Google Drive in a web client on any PC Open/edit latex .tex files from the Google Drive web client In a web-client-based app Which is a fully functional YAFIYGI (non-...
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Triggering Add-ons on Google Docs [closed]

I need to trigger an add-on on google docs for a batch of documents (100+) at once. Couldn't really find anything helpful on the triggers documentation on Google Script.
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Google Sheets ImportHTML parse error [migrated]

I want to use the importHTML function of Google Spreadsheets. There is this example by Google itself: =IMPORTHTML("http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_India","table",4) Unfortunately (like ...
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Copy Address of Cell

Is there some way in Excel or Google Docs to copy the address of a cell? I need to copy the address of a cell from another worksheet into a formula on the current worksheet. To do this, I have to ...
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How to merge Google documents with PDF files automatically? [migrated]

I am trying to merge different file sources into one Google doc, in a programmatic way. That means I should use Google scripting. So far I do not have problems inserting text files, images, MS Word or ...
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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 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 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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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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How to avoid Google dictation undoing correctly recognized voice commands?

I've been trying out the voice dictation in Google docs and the add-in for GMail. This is on a Lenovo T430 running 64-bit Win10 and using good quality Sennheiser PC 8 headphones with built-in mic. ...
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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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Word not displaying images from Google Docs document

I have created a document on Google Docs and downloaded it as a Microsoft Word document. The images are not being displayed in the Word version. They are being shown as an empty rectangle with the ...
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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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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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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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Can I export a commented file from Kindle to Word/GDocs? [closed]

I read texts and comment on them; I want to do my reading on my Kindle, but ultimately I want the commented text as a Word or Google-Docs document. What I have: A non-Amazon, non-DRM'd file on my ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to mount Google Docs like a drive on the Mac?

I know that I can 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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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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How to test which MS Word files can be correctly edited in Google Docs?

Is there a way to test/verify which MS Word files can be correctly edited in Google Docs and no formatting will be lost if files are exported back to MS Word format? Basically, I have quite a number ...
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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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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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Google Docs / Exel - need to know how to add formula

I'm using Google Docs / Exel and can't work out how or where to add a 'formula'. I have a column "i" which is the number of items. I have another column "j" which is the cost of those items. Column ...
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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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Windows 7 Google Print Service

I'm wondering if there's any way to use a custom Windows 7 print service to send documents directly to Google Docs. My end goal is to use Google Cloud Print to be able to print any document from my ...
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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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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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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 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 ...