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How do I use Mac dictation in Google Docs?

I'm using macOS 12.3.1 and Google Chrome 101, and I want to be able to use macOS's dictation in Google Docs, but I couldn't activate the dictation prompt in Google Docs. I tried assigning a different ...
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Automatically pull Google Doc into Pages to create PDF

Google Docs is handy for collaborative editing & referencing. But Pages makes the prettiest PDFs. So my current process is: from google docs, export as word doc open in Pages export to PDF Is ...
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How to get "Open with Google Docs" option in mobile browser

i need to share some Google Docs i created with some people who have a variety of devices they use. i'd like to send them a link to the shared documents. problem is, at least on iPhone & iPad (i ...
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Google Docs Image Behind Text On MOBILE Not Working

i can add an image in gDocs on my Mac just fine. i change it to "Behind Text" and type what i want on it. that works. but when viewed in the Google Docs App on iOS/iPhone, the image remains ...
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How to prevent Google Chrome from installing Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on every update?

These apps appear in the Launchpad and Application folder. As I understand, these are just bookmarks. But it’s really annoying to delete them each time. I've tried to delete them from the chrome://...
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How to copy link in Google Docs app?

I've got the Google Docs app installed on my iPad. There is a link in this doc and I need to copy the URL to the URL field in a calendar event. However, I can't figure out how to do this. I have ...
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Is there a way of finding which app is already using a specific keyboard shortcut? (macOS Big Sur)

I would like to use the Google Docs shortcut for inserting a page break ⌘ + Enter. It doesn't work, and I have no idea which (or if another) app is using the shortcut. I can't even find it with ...
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How can I add a Google Docs URL to my iOS home screen?

I know how to add an http://blahblah url to my iOS Home Screen using Safari. I can fashion a URL like GoogleDocs://http://blahblah which will take me directly to the Docs app (not Safari). My question ...
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Can Automator open a generated Google Doc?

I have an Automator that copies a Google Doc file from one folder into another one, and then rename it to something different (the name varies). I'd like Automator to open the newly renamed file, but ...
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Where do offline synced google docs get stored on Mac OS X?

If I turn on google docs/sheets/drive offline sync through chrome on os x and activate "Make Available Offline" for some doc, where is the doc stored locally on my machine? I am not talking about ...
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Google Docs don't open from Finder in High Sierra

Since updating from macOS 10.12 to 10.13, Google Docs links in Finder no longer open in the default browser (or anywhere). Double-clikcing triggers the opening animation, but that's it. How do I ...
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Convert Apple iCloud Notes to Google Docs

Is it possible to convert some of my Apple Notes that are currently in my iCloud, over to Google Docs? I use about 7 iMacs a week for work but the network here at work has been odd with letting me ...
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How can I share a Google Drive file to anyone on iOS?

On iPhone/iOS, is it possible to share a Google doc (or for that matter, any file on Google Drive) with anyone who has the link provided by the "Link Sharing" feature? I AM able to share with other ...
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Need to automate copy / paste graphic selection from Preview to Google Doc

I need to paste sequential rectangular selections from a PNG opened in Preview into a designated Google Doc. I suspect AppleScript is the best candidate for this, but I'm open to using a more ...
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How do I insert a tab character in a Google Docs document on iOS?

I'm trying to insert a tab character in a Google "doc", from Google Drive on my iPhone. I have a list Item Thing and I need to insert an a. between 1 and 2 - usually accomplished by pressing the ...
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Can not copy in Google Docs using Safari [closed]

I've had this problem for a little while now (can't recall what would have triggered it). I'm using Safari 6.0.5 on 10.8.4 on an early 2011 15" MBP. When I try to copy anything using the keyboard ...
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Is there a way to edit google spreadsheets offline on iphone?

I downloaded their app but it doesn't let me edit them when offline. But some websites seem to say it's possible to edit them offline. Any ideas?
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Work offline in Google Drive on iPad

Is there a way to work offline on a Google Drive document on an iPad? I'm aware it's possible on a desktop or laptop when using Chrome, but I can't seem to see an option for such a functionality in ...
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Is there an iPad office suite that syncs with Google Docs?

The app should support offline editing of documents, spreadsheets and sync them back to Google Docs.
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How do I open MS Word and MS Excel documents with Google Docs as default?

Is it possible to use Google Docs as the default document viewer for MS Word and Excel files?
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How can I select all in a Google doc with an iPad?

I created a new Google doc on my iPad2. When I select all to copy the whole contents, it only selects the current line. Is there a known workaround for this?
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Tips and tricks to use Google Apps on Mac OS X

I'm trying to collect advice and utilities to make better use of the Google Apps on OS X, in particular Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs. Gmail I tried Mailplane but I find the ratio price/...
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Add heading to Google Docs document from iPhone

quite a straightforward question. I started to really like Google Docs and the fact I can edit them from iPhone from the mobile site. However, I would like to add headings to the documents while ...
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How well does Google Docs work on the iPad?

How well does Google Docs work on the iPad via Safari?
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Is there an app that will scan a document and upload it to Google Docs?

Is there an iPhone app that allows me to take pictures of documents and then upload them to Google Docs?
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Is there a good iPhone app which syncs with Google docs?

I'd like to be able to write notes on my iPhone and have them synced with my Google docs. I've tried Notemaster, but it doesn't always work (some docs just generate an error message when I try to sync)...
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