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Controlling Google Sheets using Google Now voice commands

I'd like to use Google Now voice commands to easily add household expenses to a shared spreadsheet. I can't work out if this is possible (yet). What can I do instead?
posted by gorcha on Mar 29, 2016 - 4 answers

Directory Mail Merge to Email Messages?

I have a spreadsheet that has students’ names and their class schedules. We want to be able to email the class schedule to the students using an email mail merge. I am willing to use Excel/Word or Google Docs/Sheets. I think I have figured out how to use a directory mail merge in Word to print the schedules, but we really need to email the schedules to the students instead of print them. [more inside]
posted by allison00 on Apr 30, 2015 - 10 answers

Best resources for learning Google Apps Script?

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 - 2 answers

Because, not why

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 - 6 answers

Google Docs connectivity issue

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 - 5 answers

Google Forms for Noobs

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 - 7 answers

Redirecting a website URL to a Google doc

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 - 5 answers

Geek parent meets high school theater -- there must be an app for that?

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 - 3 answers

Is is me, or does Google Docs suck?

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 - 12 answers

Scale my function for a line graph

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 - 7 answers

Up my Google Docs skills, please?

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 - 6 answers

Calling the powers of the Doc Google collective

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 - 4 answers

How to get google drive access to invites sent to a linked email account

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 - 9 answers

Mail Merge using Google Docs?

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 - 5 answers

Chromebook questions

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 - 10 answers

Can't stand new Google Drive - where do I go?

I hate the new 'look' of Google Drive and need an alternative. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Nov 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Spammy RSVPs?

Using a Google Form for wedding RSVPs - are we going to get spammy submissions? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Nov 9, 2012 - 11 answers

One step solution to for a new google doc?

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 - 3 answers

Google Apps for small biz

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 - 4 answers

Analyzing data using surveys in Google Docs

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 - 3 answers

Help me find a Google Desktop replacement

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 - 2 answers

Step 1: fill out Google Apps form. Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit!

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 - 2 answers

When uploading my files to the cloud, are they automatically encrypted before they leave my computer?

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 - 9 answers

Reference management for web-based collaboration

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 - 7 answers

Help me narrow my timeline down.

How do I track when an item was uploaded, not modified, in GoogleDocs?
posted by doyouknowwhoIam? on Nov 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Creating Quizes on Google Docs

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 - 3 answers

How can we see shared time better?

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 - 5 answers

Help me monitor students as they write in my online writing class

Help me monitor students as they write in my online writing class [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Sep 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Google Doc Gurus, your help is needed!

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 - 3 answers

But I already shared it with you!

Why are people sending me requests to share my Google doc, when it's already public on the Web? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Aug 31, 2011 - 1 answer

Turning in my spreadsheet wizard badge.

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 - 6 answers

Calculating durations and times in Excel

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 - 8 answers

How to move rows in a table in google docs?

Any way to move rows within a table in a google docs document? [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Apr 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Spread 'Em!

Idiotic Google spreadsheet question: how do I shrink the column size? [more inside]
posted by magstheaxe on Apr 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Making a dumb spreadsheet smart

I'm having trouble solving a problem in Google Spreadsheet. [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Jan 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Can excel save me money?

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 - 5 answers

Alternatives to Google Docs

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 - 12 answers

Seeking SimpleNote-Style Offline Tools for Google Docs

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 - 4 answers

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?

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 - 23 answers

Handling pdfs in Google docs

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 - 2 answers

I want to turn my Google Docs spreadsheet of a route into something prettier with photos and stats - how to do it easily?

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 - 3 answers

How do I unsquish my Google Docs spreadsheet?

My Google spreadsheet collapsed itself in the middle somehow. How do I get it back? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Feb 5, 2009 - 5 answers

GoogleDocs Spreadsheet Super Challenge!

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 - 3 answers

Oh where is my lost paragraph...

Is there a way to search all of the revisions when doing a search in Google Documents?
posted by overglow on Jul 5, 2008 - 1 answer

Looking for ideas on managing files from multiple locations

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 - 8 answers

How can I integrate Google Docs to Microsoft Word 2007?

How can I integrate Google Docs to Microsoft Word 2007? [more inside]
posted by enriquem on Aug 2, 2007 - 2 answers

How to disable Firefox spell check when context menu is stolen?

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 - 2 answers

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