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

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Replacing several strings in a file in one go

Suppose I want to replace all AAA with BBB and all BBB with AAA in a text file. The thing which looks an obvious solution (in Perl or in Sed) is: s/AAA/BBB/g; s/BBB/AAA/g; But this does not ...
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Microsoft Excel - Sum drop down boxes with text

Good morning everyone. I require some help with my spreadsheet. As you will see by the screenshot below, i have added drop down boxes with text that i pick based on different combinations. I then ...
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Can't enter text into a Word document

I have a Word document and it won't accept new text entry, all of a sudden. I can use the mouse, just not enter text. (I did check the keyboard, and it's working fine.)
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Delete “unidentified” carriage-return char from a text file

I have a text file containing a strange "carriage return" char. If I open the file with Notepad I can't see the new line. If I open the file with Wordpad I can see the new line. I uploaded an ...
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Extract multiple strings between two words in a file

I have a text file made this way: hjkhkhkjhkh<start:"xxxxxxxxxxxx:"alt>asdsadasd<start:"yyyyyyyyyyyyyy:"alt>gfhfg ...
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How to divide several pages of text (80.000 words) that i have to divide into 160 characters per page in a text editor?

A have several pages of text (80.000 words) that i have to transform and divide into 160 characters max per page. Any of you can help me do this in BBedit or Sublime Text (Mac)? Tks, Bruno
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Why redirecting FINDSTR output produce UNIX line ending?

When I issue this command: FINDSTR /I /N "<sdk:extra>" addon.xml output is: 973: <sdk:extra> 995: <sdk:extra> 1017: <sdk:extra> 1036: <sdk:extra> 1057: ...
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Pasting text with hyperlinks to WordPad

When i copy a text with hyperlinks like under bla bla bla bla bla to WordPad, hyperlinks turn into plain text like bla bla bla bla bla Am i doing something wrong or it is the Wordpad which ...
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How do I fix a problem of text going to the bottom of a text box and leaving a wide gap above?

Adobe InDesign CC problem I am having text alignment problems that suddenly occurred on one large newsletter document. The problem does not occur on new documents. Strange text stuff: On an existing ...
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How to find differences between two texts [closed]

I have two text documents that are same except in some words. I want to find these words. But it takes time to read both of them and check for differences. Is there other way to find out what are the ...
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Russian suddenly stopped showing properly

Suddenly it shows up like symbols DDDDDD and so on. Like this --> а Дивали. No, I did not do any changes whatsoever. What's weird is that a few days ago I wrote a webpage in russian. And TODAY ...
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Mapped keyboard shortcuts that generate text responses (macros maybe)

I've got a seemingly simple idea where I would press a combination of keys (like Ctrl + Alt + Z) and paste a previously written(and saved) response on wherever I'm typing. This is meant to work in a ...
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Searching across multiple documents for common words

I have the lyrics to a song. (.txt) I also have lyrics to 50 other songs. I'm looking for a way to analyse/search those 50 song lyrics with the lyrics to the first song, and find which one of the ...
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Split very long line of words into separate lines of max length

I have a script that outputs a list of packages on a single long line separated by spaces. The information included in this line shall be inserted into a text file which is later presented to a user. ...
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how can I view file as paint image?

this guy is writing code in ms paint http://www.themarysue.com/writing-code-ms-paint/ similarly I would like to display, just for fun, various files (text or binary) as image. is there any utility?
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Recover the text from a notepad dump file

I was typing in notepad I then clicked save and it hanged so I went to task manager and clicked on the hanged process of notepad.exe "Create Dump File". I never got to save my .txt file ony the .dmp ...
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Convert a Large .txt file to a ophcrack rainbow table

I have made a txt file with some passwords in it and i need a way to convert it into a rainbow tables to crack windows passwords using ophcrack. I have had a look on Google but i haven't found a way ...
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Don't include 'Line #' after searching for specific lines in Notepad++

I'm really newbie with this software, and here is my problem. I did a search for a specific word in Notepad++ as "Find All in Current Document", but in the results it includes "Line #". I need to ...
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Copying straight text from latex generated file

I'm trying to do some corrections to a PDF documented generated from latex. To do the corrections I first copy the text out of the PDF. What happens is that in the generated PDF, the words are cut ...
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how to convert the text into timing for subtitle

I have a video which is take 6 hours and 31 minutes which I want to get the subtitle from youtube but i couldn't be able to do as they are take the video for 1 hour only. I have uploaded each video of ...
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Mac : How to enter the full directory path in a save As Dialog?

Suppose I am editing a document/file in an app like MS office, text editor or emacs, etc and I want to save the document in a particular directory. On windows/linux, using my aliases, etc, I would ...
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Closed captions are all chopped up in the SRT file.

The text from the srt file download from a youtube vid is all chopped up when I open it in Texteditor (mac). Isn't there a way to get the COMPLETE dialogue / text from CC/subtitles? The chopped doc is ...
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How to solve Visio 2003's error “Invalid number” when changing font size?

When editing a drawing in MS Visio 2003 I need to change the size of a text. Every time I change the number in size box the message is appearing on the screen and say "Invalid number". I traveled the ...
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any way to run grep backwards, i.e. from the end of the file and up?

i have a 70G+ log file, and i'd like the most recent entries (apache log append new items at the end) that match a pattern. i can either: run grep | tail or run tail | grep option 1 will take ...
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Excel Vlookup for 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th text value, instead of 1st matching value

I have rows of possible duplicate employee ID #'s, with another column of different values for the same person. I need a single column of unique ID's with the certifications transposed in the same ...
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Create a word cloud on linux command-line

I'd like to create a word cloud on the linux command-line, similar to wordle and similar services. How can I do that? I have plain-text files and I'd like to create a word-cloud for each one.
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Need to add missing iteration id numbers to a series in text or excel. How to get this done without coding?

I have a text, csv or excel file that looks like ||--ID-----||--Name--||--Date of birth--|| 1 Jo 1/1/11 32 Mo 2/2/12 3382 Ro 3/3/10 ...
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How to find text files with a certain phrase (including quotation marks) on mac?

I want to find all text files containing source-code like class="some class". When using the Finder search, it is not working, seems like Finder is looking for "some class". Recommendations to other ...
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What does ctrl-opt-v do in OS X?

If you edit text on a Mac and press ctrl-opt-v, nothing appears to happen. But if you now use the arrow keys to move the cursor, you will notice that it will "stand still" at the point where you ...
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Case insensitive sorting

Vim's default sort is case sensitive, and produces results like this: A B a How can it be made case-insensitive, to produce the following result given the same input? A a B
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Convert text in image file to text file

I have a PDF file which is a scan of a form containing pictures, tables and text. I'd like to run a program (not an online tool) on the file and have it produce a txt file containing the words. Not ...
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cat clipboard text into a terminal?

I have text in the clipboard. I want to cat it in a terminal a pipe it into another command. The exact use case is a PEM encoded X509 certificate on a website presented as text (-----BEGIN ...
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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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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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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? [closed]

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 ...