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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How to improve the HTML formatting in Evolution mail client

I have a question about viewing HTML emails in the Evolution mail client. Basically, I am receiving some emails that look lovely in Thunderbird but not in Evolution because the HTML rendering of ...
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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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Excel 2010 clips top edge of content

In Excel 2010 on 2 different computers, the same file opens differently as follows: Correct: Incorrect: The correct one is displayed first. This is a file exported from a SQL Server Report; when ...
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Thunderbird formatting emails with odd tabs upon sending / saving as drafts

We use Thunderbird as the desktop mail client on a couple of machines, the actual emails server is gmail (Google apps for business) we connect via imap. The problem we are having is sometimes when ...
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Word 2010: unsolicited white space

I'm using Office Word 2010 on a Windows 7 (64 bit) OS. I've got a large document with multiple tables and images (some of which are grouped). I've managed to lock each table or image into the ...
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How do I number headings with the 'Heading 3' style in Word without affecting the other heading styles?

I would like my document to have the basic heading styling for Heading 1 and Heading 2 but for Heading 3 to be numbered. I can get close by defining my own modified multilevel list style but it ...
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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 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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Select all text with similar formatting in Word 2011 for Mac?

I'm using Word 2011 for Mac. I'm writing my thesis and I now need to format them. I initially wrote some using Google Docs, and when I downloaded and try to format using word, I found that I need to ...
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Make Excel 2007 pivot tables default to Classic View

When I launch a new pivot table in Excel 2007 (.xlsx file format) the defaults appear to be: New view (not Classic view) Autofit column widths on update = on Subtotals = on (top of group) I end up ...
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Android: External SD Card storage size

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537. I let it format my Samsung Class 10 SDHC 64 GB card. It used exFAT format. I then transfered my MP3 collection to it, which is about 34 GB. When I finished, ...
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How to repair SD card that was unplugged during formatting?

I tried to format my SD card on my Windows computer but unfortunately I pulled it out during the process. Now it can't be recognized. I tried to wipe it using disk utility on Mac OS X but after it's ...
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Is there a way to invoke the ANSI ATA enhanced secure erase command targeting an SSD slave after booting into Windows 7?

I'm too lazy to burn a bootable image, and then wait for the wiping to occur. To securely (in terms of lack of recoverability and safety to the SSD) wipe a Crucial M4 SSD, is there a DOS command or ...
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Partitioning a hard drive with Linux already installed

well I have a problem with my current linux installation where it freezes the entire system when I try to write to my external USB 2.0 hard drive. I think it might be a bug with NTFS but I don't want ...
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impossible to format a RAW usb flash drive

I was trying to format my flash USB that is a RAW format. When I plug it windows asks me to format the USB I choose format I choose slow format but after 6 hours not even 1% done. I tried quick ...
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Change the Default Date setting in Word 2010

I am using Word 2010 and Windows 7. You know how when you start typing a date in Word it will automatically suggest what it thinks you want? Like if I start typing “6/29”, a little grey bubble will ...
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Notepad - replaces returns with line breaks when stripping format from text

I've used Notepad for years to strip out formatting from Word or web pages when using that text in html. Recently, the default behaviour (using returns between paragraphs) has changed, and now Notepad ...
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Fujitsu Hard Drive asking to be formated

I have a Fujutsi hard drive that's requesting to be formatted, but if i cancel the format window it gives me this error "Data error (cyclic redundancy check)". The thing is that I don't want to format ...
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Table of Contents - Word 2010 - Line at bottom

At the very bottom of my table of contents there is a thin line. How do I remove this?
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Maintaining subscript format when copying a cell

How do I copy/lookup/drop down list a cell with subscript format? EXAMPLE: Phosphate (P2O5) should have the 2 & 5 in subscript but always returns without it.
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SSD can't be seen/formatted/anything , stops other drives from booting

I have an old SSD I once installed Win 7 on. As far as I remember the install was working fine at the time. I booted the PC in question up again recently - it contains the SSD in question as well as ...
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Microsoft Word suddenly lose the whole formatting

I was working on a document in MS Word when all of a sudden the whole formatting went lost. I don't remember the exact sequence of operations I did, and I understand this could be a problem, but I ...
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How to make Thunderbird compose mail with “Paragraph” as default?

I'm trying to do the exact opposite of How To Make Thunderbird Compose Mail With "Body Text" As Default?. So my current default setting for composition is "Body Text", but I want it to be ...
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Format main OS hard drive with non-standard allocation unit size before restoring Ghost image

I want to try formatting my main internal hard drive with NTFS using an allocation unit size of 64 KB instead of the default 4KB. Then I have a Windows 7 Ghost image that I will be restoring to the ...
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Word 2010 Equations Alter Themselves without my Approval

I regularly use Microsoft Word 2010 to write long, technical documents. One of many annoyances is that equations alter themselves without my approval. For instance, characters sometimes completely ...
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How do I go about resizing a column in Omni Outliner?

I've added some columns to Omni Outliner, and can't seem to find the control that allows me to adjust their width. The drag and drop control on the side of each column resizes the entire table. I bet ...
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Pivot Tables: how can I stop my columns from disappearing if they are empty?

I've ticked 'preserve cell formatting on update', but if one of the columns doesn't have an entry then it disappears. Is there any way I can keep it from disappearing even if it's blank? I suspect not ...
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Microsoft word, numbering theorems and corollaries using the same number counter [on hold]

In Microsoft word (I'm using mac but I think solution is general), I am writing a thesis and I need to have this kind of settings: Observation 1, ... Observation 2, ... Theorem 3, ... Corollary 4, ...
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Why I cannot format a microSD to ext4?

I have a Toshiba Class 10 64GB microSD that I want to use in a tablet (Cyanogenmod 11) by formatting it ext4. So I did the usual thing (under Fedora 20): created a single Linux partition with sfdisk, ...
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Unable to ZERO a block device

I seem unable to formate this flash drive, every method offers a read-only error. There is no physical "lock" switch on the flash drive what so ever. sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc bs=1M [sudo] ...
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Removing hidden table formatting from Word

How do I remove the hidden table format that I imported into my document by copy-pasting from internet. There are no visible lines but it interferes with being able to select things individually (I ...
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External drive not showing after NTFS format

I just refreshed my Windows 8.1 installation, and I wanted to make a system image on my external drive using the native System Image program. It required me to backup to an NTFS drive, but the ...
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Outlining in OneNote 2010

I'm trying to format an outline with OneNote and upon hitting enter the number "1" displays. Generally I could type the desired number at the start of the paragraph and hit space and the number would ...
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Bitlocker Formatting Cancel

I have 500 GB HDD separated into 100 GB partitions and i have a partition in which each and every file is important so i have secured it with bit-locker........one day i wasn't at home and my small ...
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WD My Passport External HD stuck at Formatting

My WD My Passport 1TB stopped working all of a sudden. I just got it 3 months ago. The computer recognizes the hard drive and when I went to Disk Management the file system says RAW. The light just ...
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Re-partition my system which has dual operating system (Win7 and Win 8) and install a fresh Win8 OS?

I have got a boot problem when i am trying to open Windows 8. When I switch on my laptop, it asks which OS to boot in (i.e. either Win7 or Win8). But now, when I switch on the laptop, the system is ...
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Can't Find/Find&Replace “Purple, Accent 4, Lighter 40%”, all other colors work - Excel 2007

I have a several large Excel tables that I am managing for my current project. Whenever a metric or value in the table changes, I indicate the change by changing the background color of the cell for ...
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Excel dates with standard format (*) become custom when opened in another country

Here in the USA, I have created an Excel 2007 spreadsheet with a table that contains several columns with dates. I have formatted the date columns using the standard short date format (with the ...
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Hard drive boots, but asks to be formatted when attached to another computer

I am trying to cleanup a hard drive that has been infected. I've done this hundreds of times for people, but am having an issue with this one. The infected system is a Windows 7 install (Home ...
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How to output file sizes in human-readable format in an rsync logfile

I know that the -h option outputs filesizes in human-readable format when, ex, displaying the transfer progress with --progress, but is it possible to get this same file size formatting in the log ...
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How much data needs to be written to format a drive for ext3 / ext4?

If formatting a hard disk with mkfs.ext3 or mkfs.ext4, how many mb's will be written per mb space formatted?
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Why would re-formatting an external disk drive stop random drive disconnects in OSX Mavericks?

My old MacBook Pro Retina was over heating, so after a long story omitted, I got a new MBP Retina with Mavericks pre-installed, and my Seagate Thunderbolt(TB)/USB3 drive started unmounting and ...
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How to format and re-use a locked down thumb drive?

I recently went to an IT conference where the company Veeam was giving away free plastic cards that had a detachable thumb drive. When I plugged the thumb drive into my Windows 7 computer, Windows ...
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Small bootable flash drive for Mac

I'd like to boot from a flash drive containing some disk management utilities, like disk partitioning on a mac (MacBook Pro). All the instructions I've seen require an OSX installation disk with a >= ...
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Excel Copying Conditional Formatting

I need to copy conditional formating down a column. The values are based on VLOOKUP formulas. When I compare J2 to F2, everything works. When I copy the Formatting down the column, every cell is ...
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Can grep read filenames from partially formatted filesystem?

Quick Explanation I accidentally partially (ripped the cord out when it started) formatted an ext4 partition via Ubuntu Disk Utility GUI as ext4. Presumably via mkfs or mke2fs or however it does it ...
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In MS Excel cell format, How to change the default time duration from “number of days” to “number of minutes”?

In MS excel if I set a cell format as time (e.g. [h]:mm:ss) and then if I type any number N in that cell, MS excel assume that number as number of days since 1st Jan 1900 00:00:00. Is it possible to ...
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Tool to to change empty elements to self-closing elements

I have a large XML file with many elements like this: <Foo Bar="Baz"> </Foo > I want them all to become like this: <Foo Bar="Baz" /> Is there a tool that will do this for me ...
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recover hard drive after careless low-level section rewriting

I was trying to write a ramdisk image to my sdcard but unfortunately I wrote the image to my hard disk instead. The size of the ramdisk image is about 7M and it was written to the first sections of my ...
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Windows 8.1 does not recognize old hard drive

I've installed windows 8.1 on my new SDD and decided to plugged in my old hard drive which was also on 8.1. I know you cannot use 2 OS at the same time. But I plug in the old one only when I was on ...