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How to import LaTeX equation into MS Word Equation or into MathType?

Say I have this LaTeX code: \begin{equation} \label{eq1} V_{conf}(r) = \frac{A}{r^2} + Br^2 - 2\sqrt{AB} \end{equation} How to import it in MS Word?
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How to Create an XML File from an Excel File

I have an Excel spreadsheet file that has 5 or so columns and hundreds of lines. I need to convert this (export these data) to an XML file. I'm interested in three of the columns and they correspond ...
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How to find out the character set of a text file

Is the a tool (mac or online) that can help me to find out the character set of a text file, and then convert it to utf-8 ?
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Ubuntu: Convert OpenOffice Calc to Excel workbook using CLI

I need to create an automated report in a spreadsheet format. Unfortunately, There seems to be an easy way to create these reports using OpenOffice Calc, but upper managements wants them in MS Excel ...
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Free MP3 merge for Mac OS X

I need to merge several MP3 tracks into one, I use Mac OS X 10.5. I want to convert all my Harry Potter CDs to my iPod, but not every minute a new track (as it is on the CDs) but chapterwise. Where ...
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Tool to convert a series of image into a single sprite sheet

Are there any known tools that can take a serie of pictures and generate a single sprite sheet from them? (ie. place all the images into a single image, one after the other). I have found some very ...
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Convert text files recursively to UTF-8 in PowerShell

I have a folder with text files which includes other folders in it, and these also contain some text files. I need to recursively convert all these files to UTF-8 encoding in PowerShell and preserve ...
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Convert XLS to CSV in Unix

Is there an easy to compile plain C XLS (Excel sheet(s)) to CSV (or other text delimited format) converter for Linux or the BSDs that doesn't rely on Perl and installing a bunch of module perl modules ...
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Convert .oxps file to .pdf file on Windows 8

I have done a university assignment and accidentally saved it as an .oxps file... How might I convert .oxps file to .pdf on Windows 8?
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How much data storage capacity will be lost converting from FAT32 to NTFS?

I want to convert my 1TB (931GB) and 2TB (1.81TB) external hard drives from FAT32 to NTFS file system to support larger files. I've done some research on how to do it but before I decide if I should ...
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Auto-rotate rotated images with mogrify

Some of my images have been taken rotated but kept this data. The problem is that, when using mogrify to convert them from JPG to png, that data seems to dissapear. For showing this problem, I think ...
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How can I convert files into an analogue modem sound?

Does anyone know of any software that will convert a file (any file, e.g. doc, zip, pdf etc) to a sound file so that it would play back like the old modem noises? It could then be "played" back on ...
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Converting SWF to WMV

I've been searching on the web for tools (online and desktop) to convert SWF files to WMV. We don't have the original FLA files anymore, and these SWF contain how-to software instructions. Some ...
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Is there any free way to convert 3DS Max (*.max) to *.3ds or *.obj?

I found many nice free 3D objects on the web - for example on 3DXtras.com. However, some of them are only in *.max format. Is there any free way to convert at least the basic structure to some more ...
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How to convert eps file to a large jpeg image

I am using Linux. I want to convert an eps file to jpeg file. I find that I can use "convert" command. However, the resulting image looks very small. I want to enlarge the jpeg file by -resize option. ...
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Transfer Video to Sony Walkman NWZ-S544

How do I transfer an MP4 video file to my Sony Walkman NWZ-S544? It transfers but then I cannot play it because I get a "format not supported" error. The file I'm transferring is a standard MP4 ...
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Convert Microsoft Office .doc files to Office 2007 .docx file from the command line

I need to convert Microsoft Office Word .doc files into the new format (.docx) of Office 2007. I need it to be done via the command line since it's an application where people upload .doc files, and I ...
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How can I change a video container without re-encoding or compressing the file?

When I ripped my Kill Bill DVD I used handbrake and put it into a single avi. I realize that I didn't get the subtitles, so what I want to do is convert the AVI to MKV and put the subtitles in the ...
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Which file format to use for simple video editoring

I've just bought a Sanyo VPC-CG10 camcorder which saves clips as MPEG-4 (specifically, High-Definition 720p MPEG-4 AVC/H.246) I want a simple, cheap way to edit the clips and as, I'm using Windows ...
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Using mencoder to convert videos for your mobile phone

I Have a LG Viewty (actually a KP501), and I use mencoder (part of mplayer) to convert videos, using the following script : mencoder "input.avi" -ovc lavc -oac lavc -lavcopts acodec=mp3:abitrate=128 ...
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Convert PDF to mp3 [closed]

How do I convert PDF to mp3 other than the ways mentioned here? Is there any free software that will do this for me? This is because I think the read out loud feature sounds too artificial and ...
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Covert WAV to MP3 without adding silence at the beginning

Here's whay I need to do: Convert a 30.0 sec WAV to a 30.0 MP3. I've tried doing this using LAME however no matter what I try LAME always adds a short moment of silence to the output mp3. Using LAME ...
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Audio and video out of sync when using mkvmerge

I extracted audio and video from an mkv using mkvextract. Then I used mkvmerge to merge them back into an mkv. When I played the mkv the audio and video were out of sync. How can I combine them so ...
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How to convert PDF to make it to be two compacted pages on side when printing?

I have: PDF document with a 800 pages book. If I just print it it will take 400 sheets of paper - too much. I want: converted PDF document that have 400 pages: each page is two pages of original ...
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Convert pdf to text ignoring structure

I am looking for a tool that can batch convert pdf to text I don't want the tool to try maintain any sort of structure just print line by line with spaces between words. All tools I have encountered ...
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How can i convert my JPEG files into editable format? [closed]

I have some JPEG files which contain text, but I want to edit some information on it. So I want to convert them in DOC format. How can I do this without downloading any software.
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On Linux, how to export .svg files into a vector format readable by Powerpoint?

I am working on a Linux computer, and have a bunch of .svg files. I have to give them to a client who will insert them into a Powerpoint presentation (the client is working on a Windows machine). I am ...
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Is there a CLI-only package to convert MS Office files to PDF?

Is there a command-line interface only package to convert Microsoft Office files to PDF? Specifically, I need to be able to export doc/docx (Word), ppt/pptx (PowerPoint), xls/xlsx (Excel), and ...
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Batch convert XLS to XLSX

I have to work with an old application that can only export XLS files and I write programs in .Net using the EPPlus library that is only capable of reading XLSX files. What is the easiest way to ...
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CLI program for xlxs -> csv conversion?

Is there an foss command line program that can convert between Excel (.XLXS) and Comma Separated Value (.CSV) files?
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high(er than 30hz) refresh rate PS/2 to USB adaptor for NEW pc? [closed]

I'm part of the 1%. The keyboard snobs. I use a 16 year old keyboard. It's made by Alps, with all the hullabaloo to do with their key-switches. Interestingly enough, it also has an Alps Glidepoint ...
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Memory Issue using OO (soffice) as batch conversion service

I have a Java Web Application that uses an OOo instance (on the same environment) started in headless mode as batch converter. environment is RHEL 5.5. The OpenOffice version is 3.1. I've run some ...
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hexdump vs xxd format difference

I was searching for how to do a reverse hexdump and found xxd mentioned. However, it does not seem to work with simply: xxd -r hexdumpfile > binaryfile I then compared the difference between ...
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A PDF reformater that will cut everything around main body of text e.g headings, page numbers

I am looking for PDF re-formater that will cut all the (for me) unimportant information from the PDF such as headings, page numbers and possibly left/right padding. Does anyone know about tool that ...
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Converting CMYK pdf to RGB results in white lines and some font problems

I use the following command to convert a pdf from CMYK to RGB - I dont have access to the generation of these PDFs. The reason I'm doing it is so that the colours look correct on an iPod device. ...
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How to convert VOB files to a single AVI file

I want to convert a DVD which has many VOB files into a single playable AVI file on my computer. I can convert each individual VOB file to an AVI but is there some way to convert all of them into a ...
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How to convert from latex to word / rtf / open office on Linux?

I've installed OOoLatex (macro fails) I've installed latex2rtf - can't load the resume style (although latex plays with it nicely) Help
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Best way to compress avi files for web viewing and best format for view

What is the best tool for reducing the file size of AVI files to post for viewing on the web? Also what is the recommended format?
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How do I convert a plaintext file to OpenOffice document, so that tabs become indents?

How do I convert (or paste) a plaintext file to OpenOffice document, so that tabs become indents? Currently, dynamically wrapped long lines which start with a tab are only indented (by that tab) ...
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How do I convert SWF into a PDF?

I want to convert a SWF document to into PDF. The SWF can be found here: http://www.imsindia.com/online/tests/test_111.swf And I would like to be able to convert or save it down as a PDF. How do I ...
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How can I convert a hex number to a decimal number in Excel?

I have a cell containing this value: 0x00006cd2c0306953 and I want to convert it to a number. I tried: =HEX2DEC(C8) where C8 is the cell containing my hex value. I get a #NUM error. What am I ...
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Converting FLAC to ALAC, preserving tags - in a script

I'm currently building a script to maintain parallel music libraries, because I have devices that can't play FLAC, but prefer to store my music in that format. However, I'm having some trouble with ...
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Semantic PDF to HTML conversion

I would like to convert a PDF document to a collection of HTML pages that exhibit 'clean' markup, and generate/keep semantic info (chapters, sections...), as well as perform cleanup tasks (e.g. I am ...
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How can I download Silverlight videos and convert to FLV format?

Is there any way to download Silverlight videos and convert them into FLV format?
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Linux: concatenate several images into a PDF file with several images per page

I know that ImageMagick's convert program can be used as follows to convert a collection of images -- say, in PNG format -- to a PDF file: convert *png output.pdf The problem with this is that each ...
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Is there a free batch .doc to .pdf converter out there?

I need to convert roughly 200 .doc files to .pdf. I know Microsoft Office and Open Office can both save to .pdf, but I do not want to do this manually. Does anyone know any FREEWARE apps that will do ...
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Video converter to convert any format to light-weight avi format(for mobile and portable multimedia devices)

These answers don't satisfy MY needs. My mobile supports .3gp and .avi formats 3gp files are always smaller in size but with least quality (especially audio part) Avi (certainly) exhibits better ...
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How to convert any video to DVD (.vob) in good video quality?

I have some good quality movies and I want to change them into DVD videos. When I'm using the Super DVD Converter to convert the video (800MB), it gives me a very big movie (2.5 or 3GB ...
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Is there any way to convert 16bit DOS app to 32bit?

Is there any way to convert a 16bit DOS app to a 32bit app so that I'm not constrained by the 16383 limit? Or maybe there is a way of running a 16bit app as a 32bit app without converting it? I don't ...
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How can multiple image TIFF files be converted to JPEG files?

How can multiple image TIFF files be converted to JPEG files in a batch manner? Update 1: convert on Linux (part of ImageMagick) as suggested by Miss Cellanie and glallen worked. It was ...