Pertains to the processing, import or export of plain characters (either ASCII or Unicode) from any language in written form

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Utility to format text file into fixed width for Readme file

We have a number of plain text, MS word, and pdf documents that we want to be formatted in fixed width / fixed cols format in a plain text file, similar to many readmes found out in the wild. I have ...
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Explaining to computer illiterate users - text vs images of text [migrated]

I'm having difficulty explaining the differences between text and images of text (or text in images in general). I've stated that: When text is text, parts of the text can normally be selected and ...
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Are Unicode characters like MUSICAL SYMBOL COMBINING STEM or RECYCLING SYMBOL FOR TYPE-1 PLASTICS used anywhere for their semantic value?

I was browsing the Unicode 6.1 core specification chapter on Symbols, and found that there exist many specialized semantic symbols, such as plastics recycling: The seven numbered logos encoded ...
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Opened a JPG picture with notepad, pasted all the “text” to a new notepad file, changed to .JPG and it no longer opens. Why?

This phenomenon has been leaving me questions to ask. Here is the detailed experiment, my OS is Windows 7 x64 SP1: I changed a picture (JPG) file to TXT by simply changing its extension (or one ...
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How search all pdfs in a folder and get a list of files containing the search entry

Using Adobe Reader, I can do an advanced search and find all the pdfs containing the search entry. However I can't seem to export text of the search results. I can highlight the names of the files ...
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AutoIt - writing text to the end of a line

I'm working with AutoIt, and I was wondering in there is a method I can use to append a string of text to the end of a line inside a text file. I've been browsing all over autoIt forums and there are ...
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Spark hotkey types wrong text

I am using (and loving) Spark hotkey shortcut manager on Mac. I have a shortcut in the Text / Keyboard tab to type out "test-email@test.com" with 5ms interval assigned to Ctrl+5. Most times it works ...
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setup gmail to send text msg when email subject matches a string [migrated]

is there a way to send a (sms)text to myself when a new gmail message subject contains certain string? any solution in gmail itself or third party service or addons that would help me do this?
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Smooth scrolling text navigation on the command line?

When I open a file with less on the command line, I'd like the page scrolling commands like d, u to scroll the next page into view over a few frames of animation instead of an abrupt jump. I find it's ...
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grep to display all IPs in a text file (linux)

I'm writing a script to look for a ping from a certian foreign IP, but I am having some trouble understanding how to format my "grep" command.. Inside my text file is the output from "netstat anp" ...
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How do I replace cells in Column A of Excel if the column I'm pulling from is partially blank?

I have an old list of names in Column A, and I want to replace them with the update names in Column B. What function can I use to replace only the cells that need updating? I basically want to keep ...
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Excel formula for changing text into minutes

When extracting data from a Database, I am receiving the duration of time in a text format. What formula do I need to change all the text into number of minutes so I can add rows up to get a total ...
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Can less wrap lines like fmt does?

Like most people I use less as my terminal pager. Occasionally I view files consisting of very long lines of plain or marked-up text. By default less folds these lines at the terminal window edge. ...
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How to print a 'flat' pdf from a text file in PDFCreator?

I want to print text documents to PDF but have the resulting text document be 'flat' i.e. it will not be possible to select any text in the pdf, the pdf will be as if it is an image. is this ...
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Perform a GROUP BY-like command in UNIX

I am having a text file like the following: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... n <-- column numbering 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 ... 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ... 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 ... 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 ... 0 0 1 0 0 ...
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Excel: formula to fill text data from sheet based on condition?

So, here's the situation. I have a workbook with several sheets. I've got one with a list of companies and their data (Tax ID, address, city, etc.) and another - working one. I have a cell with a ...
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How to select non-consecutive text in OS X

In Windows I would hold the ALT key to highlight non-consecutive (or non-contiguous) text pieces, but how can I achieve this in the latest OS X (mavericks)? If it's any consolation, I'm trying to ...
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Independent clause boundary disambiguation, and independent clause segmentation – any tools to do this? [closed]

(I have no knowledge in the field of NLP, so if the following question is inappropriate, I’ll delete it). I remember skimming the sentence segmentation section from the NLTK site a long time ago. I ...
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How can I select 2+ lines using the keyboard?

When holding option + shift + left/right, I can select whole words as opposed to one letter. However, I cannot find a similar command for vertical lines: option + shift + up/down only selects one line ...
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Print every line but conditionally only fragments for some lines

I have a text file that looks like this: rno-miR-344-5p miRPlus_11239/mmu-miR-383/rno-miR-383 hsa-miR-301a/mmu-miR-301a/rno-miR-301a ...
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Adding characters at the end of multiple lines [closed]

What I have: hello What I want: hello1 hello2 hello3 hello4 hello5 But with around 1500 numbers and the word isn't hello. I want to use Notepad++ for this. I don't wanna have to do find: $ replace ...
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Batch file change color of specific part of text

How could I change the color of a specific part of text within a .bat file? I currently have this: @echo off :a color 2 set /p command=$jp goto :%command% which produces a green "$jp". The text I ...
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Is it possible to convert a text that's in the form of a changelog from oldest-first into newest-first, using vim?

Is it possible to convert a text that's in the form of a changelog into newest-first, using vim? It's like this: version 1.0 multi_line description for 1.0 version 1.01 multi_line description ...
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Delete sixteen million lines of an eighteen million line Unicode 24 Gig Windows XML file?

Any ideas on how to delete 16 million lines of a 24 GIG file from line 3 onwards. The traditional UNIX command line text tools, recompiled for windows, won’t handle the Unicode aspect of the file nor ...
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Create a new column in the begining of text file with concequtive numbers from 1 to 32 after finding a specific word [closed]

I have a file with the following format: #pair: 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 ...
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What is a good combination of apps to edit a text/word-document across phone, tablet and desktop with intermittent Internet access? [closed]

I've got Windows and Android devices, and I'd like to be able to sync a text or Word document across all devices. As far as I'm aware, Drop box for Android only allows you pull a document. It ...
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How to improve quality of PDF text files on Mac [closed]

I have a text document in PDF format, 200 pages, which I need to edit. I thought about doing OCR, but the quality is not really great, and OCR does not work well. Then I wonder whether I could somehow ...
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How can I update a text frame in Scribus from a text file

I'm using Scribus for an instruction manual translated into several languages. Is there a way to update a text frame, which was already filled by "Get text..." from a plain text file, without loosing ...
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Simplest import of pipe-delimited text w/header to PostgreSQL

I am trying to create a database with several tables. One of the tables is intended to hold about 1.3 million rows of data from the U.S. Economic Census. The data is in a pipe-delimited text file. ...
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Can iconv convert the 'symbol' encoding?

I need to convert some files in greek that are encoded to be used with 'Symbol' font to Unicode. Can I use iconv for this? And if so, what is the name of encoding that is used in 'Symbol'?
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IE 11 on Windows7 getting “this page can't be displayed” or page comes as HTML

I have Windows 7 and IE 11 I have a few problems: Sometimes I get : "this page can't be displayed " when asked to search to search for page Also sometimes Hotmail comes as HTML file, and some ...
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Find duplicate phrases - any tool or regex

I've got a long document, and I suspect that some phrases (one or multiple sentences) are identical or at least similiar. Is there some way to find these repetitive phrases? Some tool or regex?
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Merge two text files, with differences highlighted

I have two text files, which are almost the same except for some changes on a few lines. I would like to merge these two files into a single text file, with differences highlighted, so that I can then ...
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Recovered text file is wrong decoded

I have a very very important text file that I accidentally deleted. I managed to recover it. Now, I cant read the recovered file and I don't know what happened to it. The file is here: ...
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Extracting quotations from a movie / tv transcript in Notepad++

I have a transcript of a 3 hour documentary that is filled with quotes I'd like to share. The transcript is huge so going through it manually would take forever. So basically, I just want to remove ...
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how to change default table text wrapping in word 2013

Problem I'm trying to create a new table style that has some space between the text right under the table. When I select a single table and go to table properties, I can set the text wrapping to ...
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Microsoft office 2013 text cursor animation for windows system

I'm curious, is it possible to use Microsoft office 2013 text cursor animation for windows system. By this i mean the smooth animation it has..? (Noob alert) EDIT (Tip: from comment): OS: Windows ...
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Linux alternative to dtsearch

I'm a new linux user, just switched from Windows, and I had dtsearch desktop which indexed and searched the context of documents I had. Is there any alternative that is simple to use on linux? I've ...
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Text Macros For Chrome

I am not really what this would be called or what to search for, so I apologize if this has been answered before... I am a software developer, so as an example, I am going to use a function call, but ...
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Does gedit have a maximum column length and how to counter that?

very simple question: I am writing my data in a text file in the format(say): name val1 val2 val3 file1 20 33 44 file2 30 22 22 file3 20 12 12 Now I have about 100 values i.e. ...
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How do I open a source code file in Chrome?

Some files, like txt can be opened in Chrome. How do I open py files that are linked on the page, and prevent them from bringing up the download dialog box? Like this, for example ...
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Reversing Excel's Text Import Wizard for CSV Export

I have a CSV file that I want to import to excel, edit, and save back as CSV. The problem that I encounter is with Text Import Wizard: I open a new Excel file, then Data > From Text, and in The text ...
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How do you copy-paste from PDF to google drive?

I have tried numerous times to copy and paste text from a PDF into Notepad or Google Drive and a bunch of random line breaks get added. How do you do it? I really don't want to instal a whole other ...
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How to edit pronunciations for Balabolka

I know you can highlight a word and through Ctrl+P bring up the Pronunciation Correction dialog. What I don't understand is how to properly change the pronunciation. IPA doesn't seem to be used. There ...
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Automatically formatting plain text files in Word

We have a legacy system that spits out text files that used to be printed on a 132-column printer. Some files have even longer lines, such as 169 characters. For whatever reason, the .DOC file ...
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Vbscript to search through Microsoft Word files for keywords

I'd like to search through a large number of word files all held in the same folder, searching each document for a keyword. When a document is identified which contains the keyword the script should ...
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replace file's content between specific line numbers with another file using BASH

What is the most efficient way to replace file's content between specific line numbers with another file? Here is a sample: main.txt: a b c d e f g h i j k l new.part.txt x y z p q r s t u The ...
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How would I scrape text from a site? [closed]

Schemer is closing down, and I'm trying to preserve the text because there are many good ideas on the site. I'd like to get the text from within each of the links listed on the sitemap. Is there a ...
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Using vim for creating fixed width text?

I've got text in the form xxxx yyyyy xx yyyy xxxxxxxx yyyyy x y I'd like the second set in each line to begin at the same point ie xxxx yyyyy xx yyyy xxxxxxxx yyyyy x y I ...
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Incrementally grepping a single text file with a configurable GUI

I have a fairly large text file (~1000 lines, Markdown format) that I would like to quickly grep for lines that include or exclude certain words. This is a large file, so I need the feedback of ...