Process of preparing a disk for storing data. Specifically, "high-level formatting" involves the creation of a new file system and/or a boot sector.

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Broken Formatting In Notepad

Often I have problems with formatting in Notepad on Windows XP Home. For example hidden space between characters or line breaks. When I copy text with broken formatting to another place, it all ...
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Paste to Excel from clipboard (plain text) : Can I make certain cells to be formatted “as such”

when preparing table data as text to be copied to Excel through clipboard, is it possible to have certain cells unformatted? (If possible, without changing Excel settings or doing a special paste). ...
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Source code Formatter for Windows Live Writer

I have just downloaded the Windows Live Writer software for blogging purposes but it contains nothing for formatting source code. I have installed many plugins like code snippet, insert code etc. but ...
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A thousand JPEG images in a Word document: how can I format them in the same way?

Please suppose you have a Microsoft Word 2007 document: you have just inserted in it about a thousand of JPEG images. With the first image, you do right-click, then FORMAT PICTURE, then option ...
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Code formated with pre tag copy/paste problem

I have created a blog on Blogger and would like to display some short code snippets in my posts. I used pre tag with some simple formatting (no syntax highlighting). When displayed in browser code ...
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Send preformatted text in Skype

Sometimes I send pieces of code using Skype. Very often the text is messed up with smileys, and some brackets show up doubled. Can I somehow send text that will not be transformed? Something like ...
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Format restrictions for cell in Excel

I want a cell to only have a specified format, e.g. "01-02-03", meaning "double digit dash double digit dash double digit". I a user tries to enter something into the cell, an error should occurr ...
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What is the DOS debug script to low level format a hard drive?

What is the DOS debug script to low level format a hard drive?
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Bootable Low Level Format Tool

I am looking for a bootable low level format tool, specifically for an old maxtor HDD (ATA). I remember that long time ago I repaired a disk with such a tool, but now, googling i only find Windows ...
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My 4GB USB drive has decided that it should be 2GB

Uh. I looked at the properties on windows, it says that its formatted as RAW, and 0 bytes. When I try to format, no matter what filesystem I use, I can only format to 1.92 GB. I have tried on 2 ...
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How can I specify a sheet as range in Excel?

I want to apply conditional formatting on a sheet. I used to do Ctrl + A and then apply the formatting, but when i insert new cells or rows, this isn't included in the formatting. As you can see in ...
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How do I format a usb drive on a PC that was formatted on a Mac?

I have a SanDisk Cruser drive that was formatted for a Mac and now I want to use it for a PC (and I don't have access to the Mac. What can I do?
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Posting from evernote to wordpress

Is it possible to post texts directly from desktop Evernote application to Wordpress? Simple copy/past leadse to format break.
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convert lines to fixed column length

I would like to simply take a given text file and enforce a maximum column length of say 80. How can I turn this: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new ...
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How can I apply a uniform format after finishing a presentation?

I realize that the slide master dictates a certain style on any new slides that are added to the presentation. However, users are free to override the style dictated by the slide master. Once all of ...
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Excel: is it possible to extract a superscript letter from a word?

I'm wondering if these is a way of using a formula to find a superscript letter, rather than just the last letter of a word. I have lots of tabs, with nearly matching tables on each one showing up to ...
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How to reformat text ignoring explicit line breaks in OpenOffice?

Quite often I find myself inserting text files in OpenOffice Writer documents, then spending inordinate amounts of time reformatting the result. The problem is that those text files contain newlines, ...
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MS Word: Derive Styles from Formatting

I have copied text from a web page to MS Word (2010). The formatting of this document is done via CSS, and all headers and text is formatted in a consistent way. The formatting is retained by Word ...
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Identical hard drives with different sizes (formatting)

I have two hard drives, which are identical, same model though purchased at different times, but in all respects the same. Afaik the manufacturer hasn't changed capacity (Seagate expansion). However, ...
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how to trully delete content of hard drive that is not working

I have an hard drive that still mechanically "works", but it can't be recognized by Windows. The disk starts up and it dies and it keeps cycling over and over and it is never recognized. I'm not ...
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Format text as code snippet in any word processor, like we do in Stackexchange sites

Its been more than six months since I'm using stackexchange, so everyone out there knows that we're speechless about how much it has been helpful to us. But a small thing about the these sites that ...
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How do I automatically number headings in Microsoft Word? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Word: continued title numbering I have a Microsoft Word document which consists of (more or less) the following heading structure (this is just the heading structure, ...
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How to reformat all columns to be hyperlinked in apple numbers?

I have a large spreadsheet where one of the columns has text hyperlinks. They are not clickable though. I can make them clickable by selecting url text and clicking Insert -> hyperlinks -> webpage. ...
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How to use external hard disk in both Windows and Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I have one external hard drive (Seagate 320 GB). I have used my hard drive in a Windows XP system and it works fine (Read and write). But when I used it on a Mac, I couldn't write any file on the disk ...
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Trouble using Cavier 2TB external HDD as internal drive

I recently got a 2TB Caviar "Greendrive" external hard drive. I tested it, and it works fine. Because of the low price I got it at, and the fact I dislike externals, I removed it from it's enclosure, ...
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is this an overlapping partition? and how do I fix it?

I am using Ubuntu and wanted to clone my HD with the dd command. I have used it before but this time I got an error message: Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 5 will be corrected by ...
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Excel Formatting Issue Without Being Administrator

Having a real weird issue. A few excel files sent to my office open fine as Administrator. However, as a standard account it opens with all of the cells shrunk and the formatting completely messed up. ...
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How can I format a NTFS drive from DOS?

I want to format my pc from DOS while the operating system fall and the type of drives are NTFS. When I try to format it these messages appear: invalid drive specification format not supported in ...
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OSX Mail.app send only plaintext but read as html

I get email which seems properly plaintext formatted, but when I forward it out, the font size ends up being enormous and a few other formatting stupidities. So I tried the following: defaults write ...
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How to format Windows XP without CD?

I have only one partition called C, that drive holds the operating system and all the documents. I don't have a CD-ROM hence I can't use the installation CD. Is there any way to format the drive or ...
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Does frequently formatting and reinstalling an operating system damage a hard drive?

I tend to format and reinstall my operating system fairly frequently (about once a month). I apologize for my lack of technical terms, but I do not perform a "full format" (the type of formatting that ...
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Why does Windows 7 recognize a 4 GB SDHC card only with 3.68 GB? How to format/get 4 GB?

I have a Kingston SDHC card 4 GB speed class 4, but on Windows 7 it's recognized only with 3.68 GB space available. I've already formatted the card and I get only 3.68 GB. How I can get ...
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Do webmail clients render emails with the browser they're loaded in?

I'm generating content rich emails and want to ensure it will look identical on all clients. In order to test Gecko, Webkit, Trident and MS Word I've viewed my email in Firefox, Safari, IE and Outlook ...
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Headings and TOC in Microsoft Word

I created a table of contents that updates according to the text I mark as "Heading 1" (or "Heading 2" for subchapters etc.). The table of contents works. But I noticed that the chapter titles (i.e. ...
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Windows 7 does not recognize a Linux formatted hard drive

I've got a problem with a couple hard drives, I recently switched from a Debian Linux install to Windows 7, installation went without problems but now I find that there is no way to format a couple of ...
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Format OS X, Back Up via Time Machine, will the problems still occur?

I am running a Mac OS X Snow Leopard And as of late it has started to load and run slower and slower and slower. Which is getting increasingly annoying. So I am thinking about the solution of a ...
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In Excel, how do I prevent the cell's formatting to be dragged along?

When working with data, drag-and-drop can dramatically speed up the workflow. Sometimes we work on files which already have their formatting in place, such as borders and colors. When I want to move ...
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Can you set different text colors for different “list levels” in Word 2007?

How do you make a list style that causes the text at various list nesting levels to show up in a particular color? I assume it's in the multi-level list tool options, but cant seem to make it work. ...
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How to configure and move text in a raw text file including keeping spaces

What I need to do is move a column of text over to another part of the file; however, each line needs to be a specific amount of spaces at the end and I cannot copy the lone column over because it ...
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My Western Digital 500GB Passport disk says “not formatted” when I plug it in Windows

When I plug my Western Digital 500 GB Passport disk in my Windows machine, it says "not formatted, do you want to format it" something. I started having this problem after I put it in an old desktop ...
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Is there any way to restore EXT4 partition

Is there any way to restore ext4 partition after formatting the entire hard disk then making two partitions of NTFS
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Windows drive formatting algorithm

What algorithm does windows drive formatting utility use to format a drive? is it different from 'Simple Overwrite' (1 pass) ?
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Excel: convert text string to date/time format

I have a column with date/time info in following format stored as text: 03.01.2011 09:55. How can I convert it to Date/Time format?
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Add more than 20 digits in Excel without an exponential sign

I want to add more than 20 digits in an Excel cell. The current format of the cell is general, and it converts the number to an exponential format. I tried with a number format and accounting, but ...
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Format Million on Excel 2007

I would like to change the format predefined with Excel 2007 for million in the previous versoin I could do that but havent found a way to do this. For example I have this: 1,235,000,00 and I ...
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Software to recovery data from [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recovery of deleted data on SSD / USB Flash Anyone know of a good software to recovery files off of a formatted memory stick? I did some searching and found a demo, .. ...
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Hard wrapping in vim without joining

Vim newbie here. How can I hard wrap plain text in vim (inserting actual linebreaks), respecting word boundaries, without joining existing lines? For example, given this: Lorem ipsum dolor sit ...
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How to convert a document in some form of mark-up to a formatted Word document

My team has to produce a large number of reports in the coming months and these reports have to be to a very specific Word template with defined heading styles, bullet styles etc. Ideally I want my ...
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MS Outlook 2003: How to change default style from “paragraph” to “normal”

Is there a way to change the default style for an email message? Right now, when I click "New" mail message I get a default style of "Paragraph". I don't want it, I hate it. Can I make it go away, and ...
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Prevent Microsoft Word from wrapping tables across columns and pages

When writing technical documents, it is often required for tables to not wrap across columns and page breaks, so that all data from a given table are displayed in one place. In LaTeX, there is a ...