The company I work for is starting to use Google Docs more frequently. I'd like to jump in with both feet. One of the things I'm most interested in is getting up to speed on using Google Apps Script as an end user who makes frequent but basic use of macros in Excel (so not so much as a developer or other high skill user). What are the best learning resources for this? Books, online tutorials, webinars, etc. anything is fine, just trying to figure out where to begin.
posted by Lentrohamsanin
on Jun 26, 2014 -
What's the word for when a website's malfunctioning makes you feel trapped and panic-achey in your hands and arms? For example, right now any Google Spreadsheet is stuck "Working..." and I can't get cells to update even though I can type in them. I'm using e-claustrophobia as a working word, but is there another name for this?
posted by michaelh
on Jun 23, 2014 -
Why does Google Docs constantly remain offline even though my other internet functions continue without a problem? [more inside]
posted by aetg
on May 16, 2014 -
I want to be able to input a form's worth of data/information into a Google form I have created and still be able to export and view the data in individual readable forms, even for long paragraphs of text. I have failed at Googling this issue. Am I asking the impossible, or am I just failing at search? If I'm asking the impossible, what program or not-crazy kludge would make this possible? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure
on Apr 26, 2014 -
Our organization uses a Google form to sign up new members. I want to set up our website so that www.OurURL.org/join redirects to that Google doc.
Is this possible? What is this functionality called? How do you go about setting it up?
posted by ottereroticist
on Apr 26, 2014 -
I've got a kid enjoying high school theater, and I'd like to help. My skills do NOT run to hammers or sewing machines, but I can work Chrome / Google Docs / databases like a pro.
The costume designer is wishing for a way to track student measurements, costume notes, and pictures / photos in some sort of online / app format for going to fabric stores and keeping track of sewing progress. She's coveting an iPad mini to use with it, so I guess an app would be fine. I'd prefer a Chrome / Google Doc option, because I'm cheap.
LOVE to hear from costume designers / wardrobe coordinators who've figured this out. Extra credit points for people who know how to create a costume database for completed costumes after the shows.
posted by contemplativenapper
on Nov 24, 2013 -
As an experiment in avoiding Word, I decided to do our last couple of proposals in Google Docs. It wasn't the worst experience I've ever had, but Docs seems to have one quirk that is driving me nuts. Wondering if it's just me or somebody else has dealt with this and has a solution. [more inside]
posted by COD
on Nov 5, 2013 -
Math-filter: I have a line chart in Google Docs that plots three columns of data over time. Data in the first two columns ranges from 0-1000, but data in the third column ranges from 3-9. I'd like to "scale" Line 3 (maybe this is the wrong word?) to be able to compare its value over the same graph space as Lines 1 and 2. [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint
on Jun 12, 2013 -
I'm teaching a basic accounting class in a local university this coming semester and would like to integrate more technology into the class so as to foster student learning. I'm trying out a (somewhat) flipped approach to teaching this semester, and am looking to several Google services in doing so. A lot of this is going to be experimental, as this is my first time to do this.
So, on a more general level, I'd appreciate any tips/secrets/best practices you can share with me about using Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets, or Google Sites (whether you think it's relevant to a classroom setting or not). Under the fold, two more (specific) questions about Forms and Spreadsheets. [more inside]
posted by bigasthesky
on Jun 11, 2013 -
Here a doc there a doc, everywhere a doc doc but how do I define a frimping printable area on a Google Doc spreadsheet? & page breaks. So tired of selecting content & printing one page at a time.
posted by tilde
on Apr 12, 2013 -
I get google drive document invites sent to my work email, and I can't access them through my gmail account, even though I've successfully linked the two addresses in my primary google account. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by mercredi
on Jan 17, 2013 -
How can I do mail merge in Gmail? All the online "how to" things (e.g.
) I am finding are telling me there's mail merge functionality in Google Docs, but I can't even find Google Docs from my gmail account. Do I need to install something? Help. [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam
on Dec 21, 2012 -
Would the Chromebook be right for me as a writing device? I'm looking to replace my old netbook I use for writing with something more swish and it looks to fit the bill, however I'm not a Google Docs user - how easy is it to transition to from using OpenOffice/Word? How well does the local storage/offline working option work? How easy is it to export Word files and how well does formatting carry over? Is there anything else i need to know?
posted by Artw
on Nov 27, 2012 -
I like to write using google docs. I used to have a functioning bookmark that was a one-step to new doc solution, which I loved, because it was simple, and efficient. Some time ago that bookmark stopped working, and now it's a matter of several mouse clicks. This is a very small matter, but if someone has a one step solution they care to share, well, that would be delightful.
posted by letstrythis
on Sep 14, 2012 -
I'm helping someone setup google apps for a small biz. Already signed up for google apps and bought the domain name through google (enom.com). Need help building a document repo out of GDocs and redirecting the main domain (example.com and www.example.com) to a website hosted on an outside hosting server. [more inside]
posted by WizKid
on Aug 24, 2012 -
We conducted a survey using Google Docs Spreadsheets. Unfortunately. Now we would like an easy way to analyze the data. How? [more inside]
posted by stellaluna
on May 17, 2012 -
Please recommend for me a new search tool to replace Google Desktop. Ideally I want something that searches the full text of all files, that covers everything on my hard drive plus Google Docs. I want it to be fast, offer results in context, and have a simple interface that offers 'sort by relevance' and 'sort by date.' I use Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG
on Mar 19, 2012 -
How can I use Google Apps to create a weekly report form, and then display the answers to that form in a nice format to outside parties? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund
on Mar 14, 2012 -
When uploading my files to major cloud services (Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Docs and Google Picasaweb), are they automatically encrypted before
they leave my computer? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Feb 5, 2012 -
What reference management options exist for Google Docs? Failing that, what other web-based collaboration tools offer reference management, either built-in or by extension via plug-in?
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Nov 22, 2011 -
How do I track when an item was uploaded, not modified, in GoogleDocs?
posted by doyouknowwhoIam?
on Nov 14, 2011 -
Is it possible to create a quiz using Forms on Google Docs that will give a score to the person taking the quiz? [more inside]
posted by robverb
on Oct 27, 2011 -
I regularly need to schedule complex parallel tasks with my co-workers. Is there a visual (like with circles for each hour with time divided into pie slices) google template that could be filled out easily that would help people see what has to happen when? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon
on Oct 27, 2011 -
Please tell me(a spreadsheet noob) if I can convert rows from a google spread sheet into individual google docs. [more inside]
posted by momochan
on Sep 2, 2011 -
Spreadsheet question: I want a column containing all the names in THAT column EXCEPT all the names in THOSE columns. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin
on Aug 2, 2011 -
Excel help needed in calculating times.
I need to calculate and predict times based on fixed distances and a known average speed. [more inside]
posted by dg
on Jun 28, 2011 -
In Excel (or Google Docs) is there away to divide the value in a cell by the number of cells selected? So if I have a value of x and I then highlight 10 cells, each of the 10 cells would show x divided by 10. As I select less cells, the value in each cell increases because x is being divided by less. The main reason I want to do this is to show how much I'd need to save per month to reach a specific total.
posted by cubedweller
on Jan 10, 2011 -
I'm getting very frustrated with how Google Docs handles large documents. The larger the document, the slower it seems to get. What have your experiences been with alternatives to Google Docs? Which would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500
on Dec 1, 2010 -
Looking for offline front-end or sync tools for Google Docs that are similar to those for SimpleNotes. [more inside]
posted by lodurr
on Oct 21, 2010 -
Google docs has denied us access to a document, saying "it is in violation of our Terms of Service." We need that document! What can we do? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit
on Aug 30, 2010 -
Is there a way to seamlessly add a .pdf opened in Quick View (from a Google search result) to my Google docs? (Or even to save one to docs from the main search page?) [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Jan 13, 2010 -
I want to turn my Google Docs spreadsheet of a route into something prettier with photos and stats - how to do it easily? [more inside]
posted by soulbarn
on Aug 12, 2009 -
My Google spreadsheet collapsed itself in the middle somehow. How do I get it back? [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Feb 5, 2009 -
ExcelFilter: I need to make a cell in one column tell another cell in that row to add itself to another cell somewhere else entirely. Added difficulty! I need to do this in Google Docs. [more inside]
posted by greenland
on Nov 26, 2008 -
Is there a way to search all of the revisions when doing a search in Google Documents?
posted by overglow
on Jul 5, 2008 -
Give me some ideas to manage my files, my data, my general computer setup etc. etc. for best use from multiple locations. [more inside]
posted by djgh
on May 26, 2008 -
How do I disable Firefox's spell check (for a specic field) in Google Docs when on right click I can only get the Google Docs' context menu? [more inside]
posted by jacobjacobs
on Dec 19, 2006 -