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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Mac Microsoft Word 2011 stripping RTL format from doc

I copyedit articles for a psych journal using Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac. I occasionally get articles with right-to-left formatting (in English), and I can't seem to rid the doc of this format. Bad ...
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Is there a way to insert a formatted calculation into Excel 2010 without using an image?

I am maintaining a list of database column names, notes, and their calculations in an Excel 2010 spreadsheet. The calculations are included so as to document how to derive the values for the various ...
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Stop Text Wrap in Word 2010 for an Equation Object

In Word 2010, I have an equation object that wraps at the end of a line. Is there a way to stop it from wrapping? (Since it's an equation object, I can't just use a no break space like would be ...
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Configuring gmail for use on mailing lists

This is really two questions in one. First, are nettiquette guidelines still accurate in their restrictions on ASCII vs. HTML, posting style, and line length? (Here's a recent metafilter discussion ...
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Conditional formatting excel conundrum

I have a list of values in excel. I would like to highlight a cell if its more than 1.5 higher or lower than the value before it or after it. Is this possible? Thanks guys!!
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Is my data gone after unplugging my external hard drive while formatting with TrueCrypt?

I unplugged my external hard drive while it was being formatted 30 seconds in, using TrueCrypt's Volume Creation Wizard. I unplugged the external while it was actively being formatted because I ...
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Formulas and icons in Excel

In Microsoft Excel 2007 and am attempting to track vehicle mileage I’m looking for Excel to calculate mileage until service, from two cells, and output 3 different icons or colors to been easily ...
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No drives to choose while formatting

I was trying to format my friend's computer and when we came to the point where we have to choose which drive to install windows on, there was no option to choose from, i.e there were no drives ...
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Some way to reset formatting when ENTER is pushed in microsoft word

When I do some special formatting when writing text (such as bolding or italics) it carries over to the next line when I push ENTER automatically. Is there any way to set it so that when ENTER is ...
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Does anyone have an original Word 2003 normal.dot file?

I'm running Microsoft Office XP Small Business which has Word 2003. I need to know what the Original Default settings were in normal.dot for Paragraph Formatting, specifically: Indentation: Special: ...
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How do I reformat an unmountable/unrecognised/unformatted USB drive?

How do I reformat an unmountable/unrecognised/unformatted USB drive? It will not mount or format on Windows Vista or OSX Tiger. Disk Utility sees the hardware, but no partition to mount. Testdisk ...
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Using same home partition with same username while reinstalling

I use Debian Lenny and would like to change over to Squeeze. My system consists of two partitions: lenny installation & home directory partition. I have all my personal files in the home ...
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Is exFAT less efficient at utilising disk space than HFS+?

I'm using rsync to copy all files from one 3TB external disk formatted HFS+ to another 3TB external disk formatted exFAT. I've double checked both disks are exactly the same size and formatted the ...
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Installing OS from a flash drive's directory?

I have quite huge (64GB) flash drive with some data on it. And I'm wondering if it's possible to create a directory with bootable Windows 7 / 8 / Linux on that pendrive so I'd be able to install OS ...
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debug commands for formating drive

I want to delete all the data on my hard drive, including partitions. What commands should I put in the command prompt for debugging the hard drive? I do not have any OS on my laptop. how to do it? ...
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Mac crashed on reformat

I was reformatting a corrupted flash drive on a Mac. So I do so, and it formats into the Mac's format. So I decide to change the setting to fat and format again. It crashes and and I have a computer ...
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Is there a way to copy & paste a format style in Word?

I export some data (daily) from Access to Word and each time, I need to take certain formatting steps (about 6 steps) for the final Word Document. Instead of going through each step, one by one, each ...
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Disk actions are not available for some drive in Disk Management

I have plugged old E-IDE PATA drive into my motherboard and it detected it, unfortunately, Windows only see this drive but can't do anything with it. Why?
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Excel: Formatting assistance for rows with no values

I've constructed a spread sheet of people vs garment options for a year 12 jumper, the peoples names are organised in rows and the option in columns. I would really like the whole row a persons name ...
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windows 7 and windows 8 works only first boot

I recently bought and installed a SanDisk Ultra Plus 128gb SSD to replace my old 1TB Western Digital, now my PC fails to boot the second time I start it up. I have tried a fresh install of Windows 7 ...
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I've deleted some cells and cleared everything out and it keeps reverting back to DATE format

I've never changed formatting to date: I always keep it in General unless I need to make it different. Since my last Update, everything now changes to date when I either copy, paste, or when I ...
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Formula to format a cell to subtract one decimal place from another cell and have the calculated results displayed

I have a value in one cell that has four decimal places, in the cell below, I have the metric conversion formula. I want the cell below, with the metric conversion formula to display one less ...
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Format a protected disk

I have an external HD that I want to format. The disk doesn't appear in the device list, neither in xp, nor in Windows7. Here's what I did so far: Ubuntu: Ubuntu sees it but I can't mount it, nor ...
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Will installing windows format the disk?

I have a problem with my hard disk so I removed it, stripped off an external hard disk and inserted it into my laptop. Now i want to install windows 7 on this disk but the installation is not showing ...
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creating shared storage space for linux build on 32 GB USB

I'm building LFS to a 32 GB USB key and I am wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for some information on how to format my USB key to meet the following requirements: when ...
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Can I paste rich text and preserve formatting?

I have an Excel sheet and I paste text into a text box. I'm trying to copy+paste a source code from Eclipse and to preserve syntax highlighting and preserve tabs (code formatting). Syntax ...
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Can't format external hard drive (“in use”)

I'm running (via Boot Camp) Windows 7 SP1 on my 32-bit MacBook, and I'm trying to format a new Western Digital My Passport external hard drive to use NTFS. It came formatted of course but I wiped it ...
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Full format - What sector does the format start?

I made some monumental level of screw ups recently with a 3TB disk. I accidentally pulled out the cable and RAWed my disk. I then played around with Partition magic and couldn't get things back due to ...
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Formating my Excel Cell Formulas

What formula can I format my cells to so that when I input a number it will have a u after it (I have it set to ###,###u now) and if it is blank it will have "N/A" in the cell? Thank you in advance.
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After attaching a formatted hard disk, my computer is not starting?

I have formatted my hard disk in my friend computer. His configuration is P4 processor and an Intel 845 series motherboard. Now I have attached the hard disk in my computer, but after attaching my ...
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I need help formatting my laptop

I am currently using a Packard Bell Easynote LJ75. This laptop is running several partitions. My laptop was running fine with Windows 7 installed on E:, and C: being used to store all apps and ...
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How can I get two list levels on the same line in Microsoft Word

So my problem is similar to this one except for the fact that I don't need a header, but only the subheaders, is there a way to set a list with just sub headers? Example: 1.1. Heading 1 of item 1 ...
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How can I copy cells in Excel 2007 and paste with formatting

I am wanting to be able to copy cells in a worksheet and paste them elsewhere in the same worksheet while maintaining the original formatting. I also want to be able to paste into Word and Outlook ...
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Installing Windows XP on Samsung SENS 145 plus notebook (no CD drive)

Hi I was trying to install Windows XP on a Samsung SENS 145 plus Notebook. It does not have a cd drive and I already managed to format it and semi install Windows XP, so now it does not even boot up ...
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What happened to my recovery partition after upgrading to Windows 8?

After upgrading to Windows 8 Pro from Vista I noticed an unformatted Local Disk (M:). I think that this is my old Vista recovery partition (since I have nothing else connected) but I'm not sure. Is it ...
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Is it possible to change the font in Trello?

In Trello I'm noticing that a lowercase l (el) and an uppercase I (aye) look the same in a task. I'm starting to use an open source font called Source Sans Pro. I've tried changing it in my browser ...
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Start menu content has disappeared after reinstalling C: partition

I have Windows 7 64bit with 2 partitions: C:, which is system partition (~100GB) D: partition (~600GB) for programs [I've changed in Windows Registry default directory for new installed ...
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using the extra space on a gpt hard drive

Win7 64 bit. I have a computer with a 3TB drive. This is the first time I've ever used one that big and didn't know about the gpt format. The disk management app shows 100MB Sytem Reserve, 2047.9GB ...
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Problems while formatting SD card

So I've been trying to format an 8 GB SD card on my Ubuntu 11.10. I started with using fdisk and followed the step by step instructions to the letter using the appropriate values from the ...
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How do I prevent Word from applying disabled formatting to pasted plain text?

I've got some plain text (from Notepad) copied to the clipboard. I enable italics, and then paste the text into a Word document with Ctrl+V. The plain text shows up in Word italicized, which is what I ...
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Truecrypt partly encrypted

My friend tried to encrypt his external hard drive with Truecrypt in Windows 7, but he realized that he forgot the password, so he stopped the encryption at ~30%. Is there a way for him to at least ...
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How can I format a USB drive as limited user without administrative privileges on Windows XP?

I'm trying to format my corrupted USB drive from school, where the Windows formatting tool has been disabled by the Administrator. Is there any alternative utility I can use? (preferably portable, ...
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Is there anything I can do to save my screenless Inspiron 6000?

So, my old Inspiron 6000 was working. It had no screen, but, I was able hook a monitor up to it and use it. One thing, though, when it was booting up, BIOS would not show on the monitor. Only when it ...
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How to fix a missing bootmgr?

I want to install Ubuntu/OpenSuse through my USB pen drive. I have made it bootable by doing all the necessary procedures. However, upon restarting the laptop to boot from the pen drive, I choose the ...
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Unable to format/add a partition to Windows XP

I recently add a 1T disk to an XP machine. I found the disk in the "disk management", I click "initialize" to init it, then creates a primary partition with size 950G, then select quick format to ...
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HP Usb storage Format tool : Error

I have a 2 GB Kingston Usb drive. This is working fine- I am able to format and access from 'My computer' I am trying to format this drive using HP USB Storage format tool to load a bootable image ...
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How to count two different column?

I really need your help regarding the below table, I need a formula to show me how many pending/closed for each project. Project Status Project Pending Closed VIVA closed ...
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Hard disk format count

Is there any way to find whether you have formatted your internal hard disk. Does any OEM apply such capability in the BIOS? I have an HP ProBook, does it have the capability?
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Windows 7 not installing over preinstalled ubuntu

I bought a laptop recently and had ubuntu 12.04 pre installed. I wanted to install windows 7 so I wrote gparted live cd and booted into it, and formatted all the 3-4 partitions containing ubuntu, ...
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Change text style and highlighting automatically

I want to know if there is an option in MS Word, that a line in the text is highlighted by color or the style text changed when I put a ":" or a ";"... in the end of this line. For example: when I ...