How do you delete documents for good on Google Docs?

I have documents on Google Docs that I either don’t want or need. However, when I delete them, leave the site, and then return, they’re still there, like I haven’t deleted them at all. If you know the answer to this problem, please send me it. Thanks.

update linked table in Google docs Android

If I link a table into a docs, then later change the linked table, I can click on update when I’m on the desktop.

If there a similar function on Android?

How do I replace a paragraph break (i.e. Enter) with a Shift+Enter character in Google Docs?

I have read Syntax for Unicode characters in regexes in Google Sheets? to no avail.

google docs – How to list all references to bookmarks used in the document

Is there a way to show all locations where a bookmark link is inserted into a Google Doc? Ideally, it would list all bookmark references in all documents I use in my Google Drive, not just the current document.

Note that I’m not talking about inserting bookmarks, but only finding locations where they exist.

I would like this to work within the browser, and not have to export it into some other format that I have to use offline and do searching there (which I know I can figure out how to do, but it is a hassle).

How to force Google Docs “Replace URL with its title” on heading links to instead replace the URL with heading text

I need to be able to more efficiently change a link to the heading text the link points to, without having to do cumbersome steps.

This a workaround for the more ideal feature that, as of 2020-05-22, has yet to be implemented by Google: How to insert links to headings in Google Docs without brute force (incremental completion and narrowing)

See the image below which explains the problem. Below that image, see the steps to reproduce this problem:

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  1. Open an existing Google Doc, or create new one.
  2. Add a heading.
  3. Click on the link of that heading inside the Outline view to the left.
  4. Move the mouse into the browsers address bar, select the URL, and type CTRL+c to copy it into the clipboard.
  5. Move the mouse into the document, and type CTRL+v to paste the URL.
  6. Left mouse click into the URL just pasted.
  7. See the popup (see image below).
  8. Notice that it has the text of the whole document, which is not what I want. Instead, I want that to be the heading text of that section.

I do not want to workaround this by having to edit the URL text, or have to use method of adding links to headings using CTRL+k, as that is taking up too much time when this operation is done many, many times during an editing session: It is cumbersome because it forces you to scroll down a list of all headings in the document, versus driving to it directly, and that list of headings can be quite large. As the number of headings increases, it becomes impractical to scroll down that list every single time to find the heading.

How can I add Keyboard Shortcut to run a script in Google Docs?

For everyday work log, I’ve enhanced script from this link but it’s a tedious task to do using the touchpad. If there’s a way I can call the script using the keyboard shortcut. It’d be much faster and less tedious. The script is just an example.

     * The onOpen function runs automatically when the Google Docs document is
     * opened. Use it to add custom menus to Google Docs that allow the user to run
     * custom scripts. For more information, please consult the following two
     * resources.
     * Extending Google Docs developer guide:
     * Document service reference documentation:
    function onOpen() {
      // Add a menu with some items, some separators, and a sub-menu.
          .addItem('Insert Date', 'insertAtCursor')

     * Inserts the date at the current cursor location in boldface.
    function insertAtCursor() {
      var cursor = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument().getCursor();

      if (cursor) {
        // Attempt to insert text at the cursor position. If insertion returns null,
        // then the cursor's containing element doesn't allow text insertions.
        var date = (new Date).toLocaleDateString('default', { day: 'numeric', month: 'long', year: 'numeric'}); 
        // use your local (browser) date format with month name
        var element = cursor.insertText(date + "nnTasks Assigned : nnTasks Done : ");
        if (element) {
        } else {
          DocumentApp.getUi().alert('Cannot insert text at this cursor location.');
      } else {
        DocumentApp.getUi().alert('Cannot find a cursor in the document.');

Thank you for reading.

formatting – How do I create two-row horizontal table borders in Google Docs?

While this is currently not an option (as of May 4, 2020), I found an ingenious hack to do it, and I created an SE webapps account just to share that.

First make a table. Then duplicate it below, so that the two tables are aligned. It should look like this:

Then click on this empty line between the two tables, then click on line spacing in the main toolbar:

To select Custom Spacing and you will get a popup window. Change the Line spacing assign to 0.06 (the minimum currently allowed) and Before and After paragraph spacing to 0, then click Apply.

And you will get a beautifully lined horizontal border for your table! 🙂

How to access a specific page in Google Docs

In Notepad, you can press


to go to a specific page.

Is this feature available in Google Docs or not?

I tried to search for it. but I could not find a message about it.

Disable @email suggestions in Google Docs comments

I would like to know how I can turn off email suggestions in Google Docs comments.

Whenever you write a comment on a Google document and start typing with @ it will suggest email addresses, and sometimes auto-fill. This happens regardless of whether the @ stands alone or in the middle of a comment text. Example of what we mean:

Example of @address

I do not know where these addresses come from, but they are useless and annoying to me during automatic data entry when typing. I could not find such a setting in Google Docs preferences, nor during its search.

I would be good to install a Firefox extension if necessary to get rid of it.

Enable overrides for Google Docs comments

Google Docs has a substitution feature that can automatically replace sentences when they are entered into the document. It can be found by clicking in the top bar on Tools → Preferences → Select the Substitutions tab. For reference, please see this photo: Preferences → Substitutions Menu

I would like to know how to make this feature work in comments and responses to comments.
It doesn't seem to be working for me at all. When you type the phrase and press Space, nothing happens, while when you type the phrase and press space in the document directly, the phrase is immediately replaced.