The arrangement of data for storage or display, also used as a term to empty a partition.

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Format code in Bluefish?

I asked a similar question on webmasters.stackexchange.com and was directed here. How do I format code in Bluefish HTML editor? There's auto-indenting, that's easy enough to find. Is there a button ...
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Why does Excel treat long numeric strings as scientific notation even after changing cell format to text

I'm trying to process some data in Excel. The data includes numeric account numbers and other long numeric strings (like cell phone MEIDs). I am not doing math operations on these strings, so I want ...
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Is it safe to add a 3rd partition to my hard drive so I can format Windows while saving important data?

Is it safe to add a 3rd partition so I have 3: system reserve C:windows Important data Then move all important files to the 3rd partition, then re-install Windows, then proceed to move those ...
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How to change the font of the heading number in Microsoft Word 2003?

How do you change the font of the heading number? If I get into the Styles and Formatting tab, then click on the drop down arrow of the heading I want to modify, and then edit the font in the Modify ...
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Excel - Convert currency as text to numbers

I frequently copy and paste HTML tables into Excel to do quick aggregate operations (e.g. sums, averages, etc). In this example, PayPal, their HTML table contains text values like A | B ...
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How to wipe SSDs with a report?

I have a bunch of SSD's that needs a secure wiping as there is sensitive data on it, but the program I use also have to give me some kind of report. I am doing this for another person, so it is ...
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Microsoft Excel 2013 Formatting When Importing Data

I am importing data from Quickbooks into an Excel 2013 spreadsheet and this will take place on a weekly basis with updated information being added to this report. The report is an Open Estimates ...
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If the file deleted is not actually deleted, why does it take so long to recover it?

When a file is deleted on your computer, only a pointer to the file is deleted. If so, why does it take so long to recover it? I coincidentally format my flash drive which used to have about 500 GB of ...
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Edge to edge image in Word 2010

I'd like to position an image in Word 2010 so that it's edge to edge bottom to top on the page. This is for PDF printing and not physical printing, so should have nothing to do with the limitations of ...
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Hide Some Data Labels but Not Others

I've created an excel graph that has colored bars based on their values. There are 6 series: 5 4 3 2 1 NA. I have figured out how to hide the zeroes when they show up in the 1 2 3 4 5 series but can't ...
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Windows SSD. Is is broken? [duplicate]

So I was using my laptop (Gigabyte P34G) as usual, when suddenly it kinda froze, but I was still able to move the mouse. Then I restarted it, and it got stuck on the BIOS menu. I was not able to boot ...
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FreeMind on Mac - how to get centre-page alignment when saving as PDF

I'm creating a Test Management mind map, using my home Macbook. I'll be saving it as a PDF so I can present it at work. Problem: When using the Export function and saving it as a PDF, it's saving at ...
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Windows SSD failure: cannot boot, format or partition the drive

I was using my laptop (Gigabyte P34G) as usual, when suddenly it kinda froze, but I was still able to move the mouse. Then I restarted it, and it got stuck on the BIOS menu. I was not able to boot my ...
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Data Assignation Tables vs. actual HDD location values?

This is my first post to any of the 136 SE website's and I just wanted to say how much I value the community and the information. I Apologize ahead of time if this is a duplicate. I spent a fair ...
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How to change date format in multiple text files in powershell?

Hello I have around 5000 text files (TXT) in one directory.Files are comma delimited. What I'm trying to do is to change date format (it is stored in first column of each file) from M/d/yyyy to ...
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16 GB USB flash drive capacity down to 938 MB

After writing the FreeNAS IMG to a 16 GB USB flash drive, I can now only use 938 MB. I used the Win32 Disk Imager tool to write the IMG to the device. Then later, when I inserted the the USB drive ...
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How to format/repair a write-protected USB drive with I/O errors?

I ordered a bunch of 1GB usb drives from a semi-shady Chinese company. Most of them work just fine, but a couple of them won't let me format them because they are "write-protected." There is no write ...
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What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD?

Latest versions of VirtualBox supports several formats for virtual disks, but they forgot to provide a comparison between them. VDI VMDK VHD HDD Now, I am interested about a recommendation or ...
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How to format Ext2 in Windows XP?

I want to format my USB stick to ext2. I have following tools installed. But don't know how to use them for my case: Cygwin – I'm just a starter and not surely know how to use. (mkfs is also ...
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Converting date Jan-12 2015 10:51AM to Date format for sharepoint use

I have a date that imports into excel from an external source as Jan-12 2015 10:51AM, but is not a friendly date format for copyinging into sharepoint 2013 datasheet. How do I convert this in excel so ...
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Custom format to display percentage with plus/minus sign

Suppose I have cell value 0.465 and I want to display it in the spreadsheet in green as +46.5 if it is positive and -46.5 if it is negative. I have applied the following format ...
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When I non-quick format a USB flash drive in Windows, what actually happens?

Using quick format (right-click on drive in file explorer) in Windows (8.1) is a quick way to remove the files on a USB flash drive. But what happens when I use the ordinary format on a USB flash ...
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microsd locked write protected after installing kitkat

I've tried all programs whether it's Windows or Mac to get my microsd to be reformatted. I was able to back up all of my information however, the sd card won't format. I've tried Disk Utility, ...
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cell format excel number to text

I have a file with 4 columns and over 7000 rows. The columns are formatted as Number or Geral. But I'm using a plugging for php (SimpleXLSX) to read the xlsx file and create queries to insert into a ...
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Unable to format RAW USB Flash Drive

I have a Kingston 4GB Datatraveller USB flash drive that has seemingly become corrupted. On my main computer, the drive continually connects and disconnects and shows up as an Unknown Device. On my ...
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Par: justify text without joining lines

Par is a great tool to format text. Par joins text and format it to the new size. Can Par also justify text without joining lines? p.e. text text text text text2 text2 text2 text2 txt txt txt txt ...
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Repairing corrupted Pen Drive

Last night, I formatted the Pen drive using Windows formatting tool. Once the format was done, I pulled it out without using "Remove device safely". Next time, I plugged in the device, the drive is ...
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Format ext3 partition to NTFS and merge it with another one in Windows 8.1

A few months ago I had Linux and Windows OS on one HDD. Now I don't use the Linux and I want to format the partition to NTFS and merge it with the Windows one or at least be able to use it with ...
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How do I display the available disk space of a mount in specific format?

I would like to display the available disk space of a mount in xx% format, For example: sh-3.1$ df -h /opt/Application/Disk1/ Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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What will happen if I format my external hard drive?

I have an external HD, it's maybe 3 years old. It's 1 TB and is almost full at this stage, 950+ gigs used up. There a several folders, movies, music, tv shows, etc... When I open some, I get a ...
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erase USB drive after written with win32 disc imager

I am following this tutorial: http://www.macbreaker.com/2014/01/install-osx-mavericks-on-pc-with-niresh.html?m=1 to install Niresh. However it says I need to write the OSX mavericks .dmg to the USB ...
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Open Office Calc formating table

Instead of data, I would like the first row to be the names of the columns. How can I do this? One of the reasons I want this is so that if the rows are rearranged the names wont be jumbled up. I ...
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Windows was unable to complete the format

Hi all I trying to format the memory card of mine but windows can't able to format it. I have tried for hours finding the solutions on the net but got nothing so far. Is there any way I can format my ...
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Program to format external drive to FAT16 in Windows 8.1 [closed]

As the title says, I need a program to format my USB as FAT16. The default windows format option has only FAT, FAT32 and NTFS options. I'm using Windows 8.1 Thanks in advance.
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Is it possible to create a table structure to an existing data in word 2007?

I have some data that is organized properly in MS word 2007. Now I need to put this data into a table structure. Since there is so much of such data I just cant manually arrange them. Is there a way ...
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Eclipse code formatter on a per file basis

Eclipse has a powerful code formatter for Java, but I am wondering whether it is possible to define a code format on a per file basis, instead of defining the format for all java files? Thanks!
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Restoring a SD card after using it to root a device

I recently purchased the Nook Touch reading device. I rooted it using the instructions on nookdevs.com Rooting included using win32diskimager to somehow transfer an .img file onto the card. Rooting ...
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How do I stop excel from turning numbers and dates to # in short columns

Question I have an excel document that is being used for reports. For readability I currently have all the columns fairly narrow and am using cell overflow a lot visually. I want excel to recognize ...
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How do I prevent Excel from changing the color of a clicked link?

I'm using Excel 2010. And as most Excel users know, if a cell is also a link, once you click it it turns to this awful purple color. For me this ruins the color coding I'm using to show the status ...
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Don't break header/footer when making page landscape format

I have a document with a footer with page numbering and a header with some centered text. Long story short: I flipped one page to landscape format. Long story long: I made a forced page break to get ...
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Wiping the WD my passport portable hard drive while keeping the default programs

I have had my portable hard drive for around 2 years now and so there is lots of stuff backed up on there that I have deleted on my internal hard drive. I was wondering if there was a way of ...
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How to format hard drive lenovo z360

So I want to format my hard disk and then reinstall windows 7. I'm using a lenovo Z360 Laptop with windows 7 sp1 installed on it. I know that there's a small protected partition that holds windows 7 ...
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Reinstalling linux without Re-Encrypting

I kinda crashed my system today by apt-get removing sensitive libraries with dependencies (for example pre-installed gnome-core and iceweasel were removed too)... I could successfully restore most of ...
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How to use DATEVALUE with diffent locale setting without changing system settings

I have an Excel column that uses US date format, i.e. MM/DD/YYYY, but is a text column. I need to convert it to the date column for which I'd normally use the DATEVALUE() function. However, because my ...
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Format a protected (corrupted) sd card

Some days ago one of my micro sd cards (a 32gb by Samsung) "decided" it is protected. It has no physical switch and I haven't found a way to format it yet. Every software I try to use says it is ...
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Excel TEXT function does not work properly

Let say I have the following values in the cells A1 : `=Now()` which displays 17.03.2014 13:45 A2 : 12.03.2014 Both are in date format and I have the function in another cells like this: B1 : ...
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Replace Windows' drive format tool with Rufus

I recently came across the Super User question How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? in my endeavour to find the easiest way to write the contents of an ISO image to a flash drive. However, ...
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Reduce size of MP4

I have a MP4 file with a lengh of 22:44. Here are the details: Video: width: 720 px height: 404 px data bitrate: 1022 kBit/s overall bitrate: 1182 kBit/s fps: 24 codec: H264 - MPEG4 AVC ...
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How to add a footer to a table in Microsoft Word?

I have a table that is longer than one page. I have found the option to make the header of the table to be added to the second portion of the table after the page break. Is there a way to do the same ...
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is it possible to convert .nmf audio file to .wav format

Can audio files in "nmf" format be converted to "wav" format? If so, what is the appropriate tool to do so? If it cannot be converted, then what is the workaround? Some sites on the net say that ...