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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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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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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 ...
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How do I automatically synchronize Google Docs with Dropbox?

I would like to be able to edit one of my Google Docs on another computer, save it online (not download it to that computer and upload it to Dropbox), and then be able to go back to my home computer ...
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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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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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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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Create a Google Doc in landscape mode [closed]

How do I create a Google Doc in landscape mode?
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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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Opening .pdf's on Google Drive using Adobe Acrobat

Note: this is a question about Google Drive, not Firefox options. I've been using Google Drive and Docs a lot, so I tend to keep .PDFs on Drive as well just for convenient storage. But I don't like ...
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How do I save a pdf file to Google Drive?

If I have opened a PDF file in Chrome with its plug-in Chrome PDF viewer, how can I save it to Google Drive directly instead of downloading it first and uploading it? Is there an extension that could ...
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Get automatically offline copy of Google docs in Windows, Mac and Linux

I am using Google Docs. I would like to have offline copies of my documents on my different machines—Mac, Windows and Linux—that are updated automatically. Do you know of any solution for this?
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See list of users who have viewed a document in Google Docs [closed]

I am looking for a way to see what users (if any) have viewed a particular document in google docs? I know that there is a revision history, but is it possible to see which users have viewed it ...
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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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App created in spreadsheet vs programming a full application - is there a middle ground? [closed]

A colleague has a home-grown application in Google Documents, that involves users filling in a form, alternative questions being asked depending on what the answers are, and then outputting a ...
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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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Bringing Google Docs to the Desktop

Is there a stable way of accessing Google Docs (application) from my desktop without having to use a browser on Windows? On my accepted answer... While I did stipulate that I wanted to not use my ...
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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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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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Is it possible to access and edit Google documents directly from Libreoffice?

I'd like to work with a Google spreadsheet directly inside Libreoffice, without having to export and import it, in order to automatically reflect the changes on the online file. Basically, I'm looking ...
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Can I link to another page in Google Docs? [closed]

I'm creating a large document (text, not presentation) in Google Docs, and I want to be able to link to other pages in the same document (like a pdf or # in the url). So far all I've found is how to ...
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How can I edit a google doc with vi and automatically update the original doc in the cloud when I write the file?

I'm using ubuntu 11.04. I have installed googlecl which claims to allow me to edit google doc files with vim. I have a google doc "test": google docs edit --title "test" --editor vim opens the file ...
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Dropbox like syncing for Google Docs

Is their a way (on mac osx) to sync a folder on my computer with Google Documents now that Docs supports all file types? A lot like the functionality of DropBox.
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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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Chrome and Firefox will not stop loading Google Docs

When I view any Google Docs document in Chrome, the tab will not stop loading. It loads, stops for a second, then starts loading again and as far as I can tell does not stop. The "x" button does not ...
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Is there a clipboard manager on the cloud?

I'm looking for a service like Google Cloud Clipboard which can be used not only from Google Docs but directly from my PC (Windows 7 SP1). Is it possible?
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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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Migrate Google docs to Office 365, convert from .gdoc to .docx [closed]

Our company is switching from Google apps to Office 365. As I am one of the only using .gdocs documents I am tasked to convert them to .docx before we migrate by hand, or else I cannot open them ...
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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 to synchronize Excel with Google Docs spreadsheet

This feature is not officially suported by Google. Do you know if is there a way or a product that allows to synchronize the changes performed in excel into a google spread sheet? Create file in ...
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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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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 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 use your PDF reader instead of Google Docs in Gmail?

I prefer Foxit Reader over Google Docs, but whenever I receive a PDF file over Gmail I have to either download it or view it in Google Docs. Is there a script (or any other way) to open Gmail PDF ...
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Is there a Mac application that lets you manage google docs from the desktop?

On my iPhone there is a program called notemaster that lets me manage Google Docs right from my phone. But I was wondering if there is a similar app for the Mac?
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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 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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Remove 'Google Chrome' folder on Google Docs

I used to sync my Chrome bookmark, and Chrome create a folder named Google Chrome in my Google Docs Now I want to delete it. Is there any way to do?
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Mirror local directory to Google Docs

I would like to use Google Docs to backup certain directories on my local machine. Trying to do this manual however is quite tedious as I have to keep track of which files have already been uploaded. ...
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In Google Docs, how to create a form that can store the data entered into it in an excel sheet automatically?

The title pretty much says it all. I need to create a poll wherein I need to ask the users some questions. How can I do it using Google Docs? How will I access the data entered after that?
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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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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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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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How to Unhide column A in Excel and Google Doc?

Let's say I hide column A in excel or in google doc, how can I unhide it (show column A again). Column A is the most left column. I have column B,C and D etc...
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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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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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Opening local document files in Google Docs

Is there any way that I could simply double click on a document file and have it open Chrome straight into google docs?
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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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Do Google Drive and Ubuntu One have the same concept?

Do Google Drive and Ubuntu One have the same concept? I just have an Ubuntu cloud account and Google Docs.