A column is a vertical line of something within a program. It can be a column of cells in excel, or a column of text in a text editor or document. Columns are vertically positioned and are generally read top-to-bottom.

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Excel: How to Superimpose 2 Stacked Column Charts

I have two stacked column charts (with no gaps between the columns) that have identical X- and Y-axes with same intervals. One graph is displayed in red, while the other graph is displayed in blue. ...
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Single column diagrams in double column pages

I was writing a conference paper, and I wanted to know how to insert single column large images in middle of double column text. Copy pasting the image in the middle really messes up the data and ...
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How to change default column widths in Macintosh Finder?

In Mac OS X Mavericks, I find that when I bring up a finder window showing items in a list with columns, the Name column defaults to being way to wide, I have to scroll to the right to grab column ...
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How can i add the title column to Windows exploror and not get a blank column?

How can I add a column in Windows explorer which either will display the title tag from a html document or which i will be able to edit? For some reason any column that i tried adding including the ...
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autonumbering in excel - stable along modifications

I would like to have some kind of unique, static and automatic number in an ID column of a table. Unlike this question, I would need it to be stable once it has been set (it should not change with ...
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Viewing Column Numbers

How can I view the column numbers in Notepad++ the same way that I can view line numbers? For additional context, I am working with a fixed width file format.
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Can I create two separate columns in a word file?

I can create two columns in my word file, however I want each column to be separated from the other. What I am trying to accomplish is text down the left side column and pictures on the right side, ...
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select column by number in excel

I have a small issue with excel. I doing transformations for some columns in the dataset. I know the number of the columns I want, but I wasn't able to use them in a formula. For example I want to add ...
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From column to matrix

I have few addresses in a single column. Need to move it to rows as below: name1 street1 city1 state1 phone1 email1 name2 street2 city2 state2 phone2 email2 NAME ADDRESS PHONE EMAIL name1 ...
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“Column Handler” for number of PDF pages in file manager; Also, Acrobat XI

I'm not exactly sure what terminology to use... In some advanced file manager apps (such as xyplorer2, XYplorer, or Total Commander) you can define your own columns for extra file information in ...
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Prevent newline at top of column in Apple Pages?

I've setup two columns in Apple Pages version 5.1. I'd prefer that a newline not appear at the top of a column, as it is not necessary. Suggestions?
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How to grep rows that have value less than 0.2 in a specific column? [closed]

ID RT EZ Z0 Z1 Z2 RHO PHE 1889 UN NA 1.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.8765 -1 1890 UN NA 1.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.4567 -1 1891 UN NA 1.0000 0.0000 ...
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Display-only Column Formatting in Vim for Character-Separated Value Files

I would like to be able to nondestructively align columns when I am editing csv files in vim. I know of various ways to tabularize/align columned data in vim, but they all modify the file itself ...
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In two columns layout, how to keep text in each column separate from the other?

I am editing odt document in LibreOffice Writer. I have the following, very simple layout, it looks like this: I would like to text in each column to stay separate from the other column. So the ...
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How do i change value in filtered cells?

Please could someone help me? I have a spreadsheet full of different vacancies and they go in order of the date advertised but have different departments within that and I need them numbered. I only ...
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Allowing users to unhide (format) only chosen columns

TL;DR, what I want to achieve: Hide some columns which I do not want to show to anyone (check) Hide some columns which I want to show only to some users (check) Set separate passwords for both ...
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I've created a “section” in Open Office Org, but how to I exit from it & continue with my regular page parameters?

Using Open Office Org on my Mac os x 10.5.8, I typed text into my page, using my regular document parameters/margins, then I inserted a "section" so that what I typed in next could be entered in 2 ...
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Replace txt with space in a specific column

I am searching for a way to look into a specific column , and if the there is Char in that column (mostly date) I need to replace it with spaces. Example: 123456789(20140109A). Columen number 10 ...
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Calculating non duplicates

I have below data in three columns A B C 07002 72J217.4 72J217 07002 72J229.5 72J129 07002 72J229.6 72J129 07002 72J229.7 72J129 07006 61E001.5 61E001 ...
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Can I set the Windows 7 explorer default columns for all folders?

I'd like to see the PATH rather than the Folder in the columns of Windows Explorer (Win 7 pro) and I can do that for the open window I have. I can't seem to make it stick for EVERY Explorer window ...
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How to convert two columns into one column of CSV?

This is how my columns currently look now. They are two columns, with each column having a name. I want something this, as shown below in the expected section, for better processing of a parsing task. ...
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How can I create a PDF with flowing columns?

I need to write a script in OSX that takes my input text files and automatically combines them into a PDF file that has flowing columns - that is to say, where I give it a long chunk of text and that ...
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When resizing columns, why does it sometimes quickly “zip” smaller?

When resizing columns smaller (not program-dependent), typically resizing from right->left, the column will sometimes quickly "zip" smaller, collapsing the column in on itself as if a black hole has ...
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How to columnate text with tabs (in vim or on the shell)

I have a frequent need to manually manipulate tab-delimited text for data entry and other purposes, and when i do this it helps if the text is aligned properly into columns. For example (assuming ...
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Unix - Convert Column to CSV

I have the following output from a command in Unix - "10" "30" "u" "hello" And I want it in the following CSV format without the trailing comma - "10","30","u","hello" I tried tr '\n' ',' ...
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Emacs: Single column completion?

TLDR: Is it possible to make emacs use single-column completion? When using emac's completion mechanisms and there are multiple possibilities, then completions are displayed in a separate window, ...
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Plotting multiple xy pairs in Gnuplot from file

I have a data series that I'm trying to plot in Gnuplot of the format: x1, y1, x2, y2 ... xn, yn Where every two adjacent columns represent an xy pair. I'm looking for a way to plot each of these ...
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Excel - can't get the formula to copy correctly

Have an excel sheet. I want B3 = C3 * C2 So far everything is good. I want B4 = C4 * C2 Did these two manually. I have a lot of rows so I wanna copy the formula. The problem is, I select them ...
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Change names in a column in bash

I have a tab-separated file in Linux that looks like this ~$ head list.tab "x" "1" "FUHGF.jnf.m22-1" "2" "HDFHFEY.gfs.d2-1" "3" "KJFGJF.fr.md2-1" "4" "SDFSDIB.gfd.rtl2-1" "5" "FGJFGOB.hgd.k2-5" "6" ...
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Mirror column on separate sheet in Excel 2010

I am trying to mirror a column from one Excel sheet to another within the same Excel book. The goal is to have the second sheet update as the first sheet is edited. Basically, as I add/remove rows in ...
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Copy Excel column data from one sheet to another

I am trying to build a workbook to track my personnel & their training. I have a master worksheets which i will be editing and subsequent worksheets which will pull data from the master sheet to ...
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Split column into multiple columns--datewise

I have a column in Excel with 3,652 values. How do I split this column date-wise so that I have ten columns, one for each year, starting at a specified date? From comments: I am working with daily ...
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How can I make total commander show actual size instead “size on disk” in the “size” column, while keeping the dynamic view (x.x k/M/G)?

TC shows "size on disk" in "size" column. I can use ShellDetails for instance, but I also want the dynamic size display (x.x k/M/G) that is not provided by the shell
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Set Width of Multiple Column in Excel

I have a bunch of columns on a worksheet, these columns do not have the same width, But all these columns must have in total a given width. How can I do that, keeping the ratio? So I have this: ...
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Multi-editing and column-mode are buggy in Notepad++?

It will probably be better if I tell you how to see for yourself what I mean rather than try describe it verbally. Take an example like this: this is an example line bluh this is a different example ...
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Individual Columns Password Protected

Can individual columns be password protected for separate people, so that others can view information, but only change data in their column?
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Move every 7 columns into new row in Excel [duplicate]

I have a very large data set in Excel; all of the outcome scores are in a single column. I need these scores to be separated into rows so that every set of 7 scores (i.e., scores 2-8, 9-16, etc) are ...
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How to properly align text between table columns in Microsoft Word?

I'm working with a large table in Microsoft Word 2010. It's a pretty simple table, consisting of two colums. In the left column, I have keywords. Those keywords are linked to a specification (portion ...
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Split text file by whitespace

I have a very large text file with multiple columns of data. I.e. 1312.4123 asdkofADkofaO213 dakofasdjodas Fri Mar 2013 15:23:11 .. .. .. etc. I wish to split this text file into multiple subsets, ...
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How to get new data to automatically slot into correct column in Excel?

I am trying to move new data into an existing database with set columns. The existing database has a column for every possible type of data, but not all new entries contain all columns. So I can't ...
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Column width option not available in specific worksheets in excel

Hallo dear Superuser members, I have the following problem. I have a excel document with several worksheets. In the february worksheet I can adjust the column width option. I get the double sided ...
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How to display a single terminal in two columns?

When viewing a PDF on a wide screen monitor, the viewer can display two pages one next to the other. Is it possible to do something like this for a terminal window so that I can meaningfully utilize ...
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Excel singlecolumn to multiple columns based on values

I have 1 column like below: AAA 999888 BBB 1111 BBB 2222 AAA 999777 BBB 3333 AAA 999666 BBB 4444 CCC Doit ... Consider above up to a few thousand rows. I want to convert it to below 3 column table ...
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tmux - how-to enable automatic switching from 80 to 132 columns and back

Currently in our terminal based accounting system, clients mostly use putty (0.61) and when a report is viewed in the terminal, an escape code is issued that kicks the screen from 80 to 132 columns if ...
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Removing “snap to column” in Excel 2007

I have a column in Excel 2007 whose width is set to 200. This means that it is longer than the width of my screen. If I scroll the worksheet from left to right, it will move column by column, which ...
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Calculating a sum on an integer column when another column includes the year criteria for the calculation

I have a spreadsheet where the columns contain values as follows: Column(A) B C D E NameA 01/02/2010 5 4 5 NameB 05/06/2011 4 3 ...
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Sort columns next to last column in Linux

I have multiple files: File 1 a 1 2 b 3 2 File 2 a 2 2 3 b 4 3 3 File 3 d 3 1 2 4 e 4 1 1 2 I'd like to sort the files according to the column next to the last column, after sort: File 1 ...
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how to get column markers with free text editors

Can someone please provide some tips on getting column markers to show (vertical lines) when viewing text files with fixed width column based data. (not csv). Notepad++, wordpad any freebie will do. ...
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Terminal pager: How to display a list in columns?

I'm sure it's very simple, but I can't remember how to tell a terminal pager (more/less/pg/most) to display a long list in columns. Since my input is just a list of short elements, displaying it the ...
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MS Excel: How to work with a column chosen by value in header (row1)

I am importing a large dataset from a website and I want to build some summary stats on a new sheet. The column order is not fixed, so I want to be able to (for example) count all the cells with the ...