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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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 ...
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What will Formatting C:\ do?

What I am trying to do is just wipe my C:\ drive and reinstall an operating system. Is the command the one I want?
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How can I get Vim to indent all the lines in a list item - not just the second?

The n option of Vim's formatoptions setting will indent the second line of a list item to match the indentation of the first line. However, the third and subsequent lines revert to no indentation, ...
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Looking for updated BIOS for '99 Gateway in order to format/recognize >127 GB HD

I have a '99 Gateway that's apparently too old for even Gateway to acknowledge it exists. Want to use it as a media hub and put in a 320GB HD, but it will not format above 127GB even running Win XP ...
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Format USB pen Ubuntu

I'm a new ubuntu user (loving it), but I have a little problem right now. I have a USB Pen that needs formatting. What's the best GUI driven USB formater for Linux? Thanx in advance
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Resize Mac OS Plus partition without losing data

I have a 1000G external hard disk formatted with Mac OS plus. It is a Omega drive, which came by default with that format. Now I have 200G free space and would like to reformat this free space to ...
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Formatting a disk for Macintosh using Linux

I've been asked to move data from an old external hard drive to a new one, and to make the new one compatible with the Macintosh. (The old drive's USB connection has died, and I'm connecting to old ...
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Sending emails in Pine (Alpine) with underline, emphasis

I would like to send emails via Pine (Alpine) but with correct style usage, for instance, underlining book names, etc. How can I create emails in Pine using underline, emphasis, etc. (This can include ...
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Color drop down in Excel cell (with no text)? e.g. bgcolor = Red-Green-Amber-unknown

I have an Excel sheet that I'm using to keep track of the status of certain things. I want to have a column which consists of cells containing a repeated drop down that allows you to select (as ...
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How to format my mac without the installation disk?

My mac has several problems, running very slowly being the greatest. I have decided for that reason and a few others that it will beneficial to format my Mac. However, I do not have the installation ...
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Need to format my western digital drive

The problem I have is that I pluged my western digital elements portable hard drive into my bell sat receiver so that I could use it as a PVR. during the format process something went wrong. When I ...
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Change cell formatting without VBA. Custom formatting?

I have a dropdown field with two values in a form I am creating. The expected data in cell D15 changes depending on the selection. If Option A is selected then a dollar amount is expected. If option B ...
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A dot between two numbers is converted to comma

For example when i want to write 1.1 in MS Word, the . is suddenly converted to ',' when i write the second 1. Here is a illustration of what happens: Notes: I am typing in Arabic and i want the ...
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NTFS hard drive not mounted, how to reformat to Journaled HFS+ and keep data

I have recently connected a 2nd internal hard drive to my mac; this has alot of my work on it. When i look in disk utility it says it isnt mounted. How do i reformat the drive to Journaled HFS+ and ...
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format ntfs to Journaled HFS+ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: mac: ntfs hard drive not mounted, how to reformat to Journaled HFS+ and keep data I have recently connected a hard drive to my mac pro and im not able to use it because ...
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how to format NTFS partition in Debian?

how to format NTFS partition in Debian?
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Cannot properly format pendrive on Ubuntu 10.10

I put Jolicloud on a pendrive to install it to my laptop, tried it out, didn't like it, and installed ubuntu with a CD instead. Now I want to use my pendrive for storage, so I popped it in, loaded up ...
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Why does my freshly-formatted disk have 450 MB of data on it?

The answer is probably obvious, but I'm sure enquiring minds want to know: if I erase a disk and reformat it, what's already taking up almost half a gigabyte of space? In this case, it's formatted ...
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Is there a formula that I can use so that I can get a cell on Sheet 1 to have exactly the same formatting as a cell on Sheet 2?

I am using an excel spreadsheet to record skill competencies of staff. Sheet 1 will act as a "master" sheet reflecting the skill competencies of all staff (ie different employee in each column) and ...
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If I format a machine that's running Ubuntu and install Windows, will the physical network address change?

My ISP binds the access to the physical address of my computer. I bought a new one yesterday and I had to call them to tell them the new physical address. Will it change if I format the computer and ...
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Should I format my SSD on my macbook pro

I have a macbook pro with an SSD. Would formatting my hard drive make a difference from a speed perspective seeing as how OS X doesn't support TRIM?
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how to change 0's to -'s for a selected block of cells

I want to change the formatting on an excel sheet so that 0's will show up as dashes for only a specific block of cells on a sheet. Does anyone know how to do this? Note that I do not want this ...
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Copying / applying styles by keyboard shortcut in Open Office - similar to Format Paintbrush?

I would like to achieve a similar effect of using the Format Paintbrush without having to actually press the button each time. Is it possible to select the Format Paintbrush Tool by keyboard ...
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Can Thunderbird and MS Outlook be made to play nice together

I have had a long-term ongoing battle in having nicely formatted emails sent in Thunderbird totally destroyed by MS Outlook. Are there any settings in either program which can resolve disagreements ...
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Text formatter tools

I make notes in textual format, for example ## TODO list 1. do this 2. do that ## SOMETHING ### ANYTHING 1. do this 2. do that Are there tools to change this text into HTML or LaTeX format? I ...
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Merging two cells in multiple rows

I have an excel spreadsheet with two cells in each row that I'd like to merge. Highlighting all the cells of interest and just merging from the cell formatter seems to just merge all the cells ...
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Error Installing Windows XP

I'm trying to reinstall windows XP, when I boot to a windows XP disk I get the normal blue screen which runs through installing drivers, then after these drivers are installed, I see at the botton ...
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Is is possible to apply separate formatting to multiple different Excel table columns?

I have some calculated columns in an Excel (2007) table. I'd like to distinguish them visually from the user-input columns in some way, but without losing the nifty automatic row banding. It looks ...
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What information should I save from an inherited laptop before reformatting?

I inherited a Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X from my supervisor and would like to reformat it and reinstall Windows XP before starting to use it. I eventually found Toshiba's support pages that list ...
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Formating USB pen that emulates a CD rom

I currently have a USB pen that when inserted on the computer also emulates a CD rom. Even when I try to format it, the CD rom emulation is still there (and with a virus). How can I completly format ...
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Unusable “Geek Squad” Flash drive

I have this brand new flash drive "geek squad" brand that is unusable, I've tried to format it on windows and mac without luck (I just cannot do it neither using the terminal nor via GUI) so I was ...
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Reinstall linux with software RAID

I've got ubuntu server on my "home server" with 5 software raid 0 partitions and one software raid 1. I have to reinstall OS. Is it possible to do that without losing existing partitions with data?
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How to restore or recover data from a NTFS partion that was deleted and reformatted to FAT32

So here is what happened: In a hurry to reformat a USB drive I used GParted in Ubuntu 10.10 to reformat my computer's windows hard drive. I deleted the NTFS format and then formatted it to FAT32. ...
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How can I turn off journalling on an OS X boot disk?

I'm new in all this OS X stuff. I'm running OS X 10.5 Leopard. I want to be able to access and modify my disk under Ubuntu. For that I was told that I needed to turn of journalling on that disk. I've ...
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Prevents cells from printing in Excel

Is it possible to prevent the contents of specific cells (or entire row or column) from printing in Excel? I need to maintain the cell size. I've been setting the text color to white before printing, ...
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Recommended format for an SDHC card used for ReadyBoost ONLY

I have a spare 4GB SD Card that I'd like to test for ReadyBoost so I'm not going to use it for anything else (format portability here is not an issue). As I've read, exFat is a very nice format ...
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Setting header on Word

I have chapter heading to be listed as “CHAPTER 1 Introduction”. This should come in two lines. However I cannot use enter (because if I use enter, this will be listed as tow items in the index.). So ...
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Setting page numbering on Word

I have a word document. The first four pages are title and index. After that, the “Chapter 1” starts. I want page numbers to begin from the “Chapter 1” onwards only. The first 4 pages should not have ...
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How to format new HDD at first time?

Someone told me i can format my new 1.5Tb HDD with quickformat. I can't believe this but i can't find infos about this issue. What's the best option when formatting totally new hard drive?
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Unable to format 32GB micro-SD card

A few days ago I was copying some stuff on a 32 GB micro-SD card put inside an SD adapter, via my laptop's SD card reader slot and the copy froze. I already had a backup of the data, so I decide to ...
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Formatting new hard drive?

I just recently bought a brand new laptop. The hardware was awesome, but the hard drive was...eh (320GB, not my cup of tea). So I ended up taking Jeff Atwood's suggestion and bought a hybrid hard ...
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Converting a five digit number to date format in excel?

In these spread sheets I have an entire column of values that are supposed to be dates, such as. 200701 = 1/1/2007 200702 = 2/1/2007 200905 = 5/1/2009 And so on and so forth. These will all be in ...
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How can I fix a “no such partition Grub Rescue” error?

Earlier I installed Ubuntu 10.04 from a USB flash drive. Since the system was unable to detect Ubuntu in the initial menu that appears on reoboting, I deleted the partition onto which I had installed ...