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Sort by Random - How to Randomize the Order of Rows in Google Sheets

You have a workbook in Google Sheets that contains multiple rows of data and you are required to sort the list in a random order. For instance, your sheet may contain the names of your team members and you need to reshuffle the list before assigning tasks to each of the members randomly. Or your Google Sheet may have the email addresses of people who...

Exceeded maximum execution time Exception in Google Apps Script

Google Apps Script is a serverless environment that makes it easy for you to work with Gmail, Google Drive and other services that are part of the Google Workspace platform.When you run any code inside the Google Apps Script IDE, in simple English, it spins up a new server with the required environment that are necessary to run your application. This...

How to Replace Accented Characters (diacritics) with English letters in Google Sheets

The REMOVE_ACCENTED function for Google Sheets will replace all accented characters in the referenced cell, like the letters è, õ, ā, ĝ and so on with their normal Latin equivalents. To get started, make a copy of the Google Sheet, go to the Tools menu, choose Script Editor and copy the entire code to your clipboard.Now open...

How to Find and Replace Text in Google Docs with RegEx Search Patterns

It is easy to search and replace text in Google Documents with the DocumentApp service of Google Apps Script. You can use use findText method with simple regular expressions to find text elements in the document that match a pattern and replace them with the specified text.Here’s a simple code sample that replaces the first occurrence of the “GSuite”...

How to Change the Font in your Google Documents with Apps Script

An organization recently migrated their Word Documents from Microsoft Office to Google Drive. The migration has been smooth but the Word documents imported as Google Docs are using Calibri, the default font family of Microsoft Word.The company is looking to replace the fonts in multiple Google Documents such that the document headings using Georgia...

How to Replace Text and Hyperlinks in Google Documents with Apps Script

The company’s handbook is written in Google Docs. The document spans several pages and now the writer has been asked to create links such that all mentions of the company name in the document are linking to the company’s official website.It can be a time consuming task but with Google Apps Script, specific words in a document can be hyperlinked in bulk...

Google Documents - How to Replace Text in Header and Footer

The upcoming release of Document Studio includes support for adding markers in the header, footer and the footnotes section of your Microsoft Word template. The add-on will automatically replace this placeholder text with actual values sourced from Google Sheets or Google Forms. Replace Header and Footer with Document APIThis...

How to Convert Column Number (e.g. 28) to Column Letter (e.g. AB) in Google Sheets

Google Sheets includes built-in functions for converting cell references in A1 notation to row and column numbers and another function for converting column alphabets (like AA) into the column index (26 in this case).=ADDRESS(23, 28, 4) - Returns the A1 style notation of the cell whose row number is 23 and column number is 28.=COLUMN(C9) - Returns the...

How to Schedule a Google Meeting with Google Calendar and Apps Script

This Apps Script sample shows how you can programmatically schedule video meetings inside Google Meet with one or more participants using the Google Calendar API. It can be useful for teachers who wish to schedule regular meetings with their students but instead of manually creating meeting invites, they can easily automate the whole process for the...

How to Use PayPal Subscriptions API with Node.js

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