The process of laying out text in a document for ease of reading. Including font, size, spacing, etc.

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How can I “turn off” automatically-added dashes in LibreOffice Writer?

I added text like this to a document: — Oui, monsieur. — Bien. Quelle heure avez-vous ? — Onze heures vingt-deux, répondit Passepartout, en tirant des profondeurs de son gousset une énorme montre ...
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I've created a “section” in Open Office Org, but how to I exit from it & continue with my regular page parameters?

Using Open Office Org on my Mac os x 10.5.8, I typed text into my page, using my regular document parameters/margins, then I inserted a "section" so that what I typed in next could be entered in 2 ...
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How to make an enumeration like this?

I want to make a decent enumeration (not typing the numbers and letters myself) as follows: a. Some text b. Some text Some text a. Some text Is this possible in Word 2013? I repeat: ...
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Is there a way to remove the superfluous line breaks in an Open Office document?

I copied a large text file into an Open Office Document, and it added or "preserved" a lot of superfluous line breaks. Here's an example of what I see: When it should look like this: Es, pues, de ...
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How can I create a PDF with flowing columns?

I need to write a script in OSX that takes my input text files and automatically combines them into a PDF file that has flowing columns - that is to say, where I give it a long chunk of text and that ...
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Is it possible to remove the hyperlink background in OO Calc?

Hyperlinks in OpenOffice Calc are displayed with a solid background which covers the background color of the cell. I don't want a solid background; I want the background color of the cell to show ...
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Excel - Convert currency as text to numbers

I frequently copy and paste HTML tables into Excel to do quick aggregate operations (e.g. sums, averages, etc). In this example, PayPal, their HTML table contains text values like A | B ...
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Vim: auto-comment in new line

Vim automatically inserts a comment when I start a new line from a commented out line, because I have set formatoptions=tcroql. For example (cursor is *): // this is a comment* and after hitting ...
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How to lengthen the displayed folder name in Windows 7?

This isn't really a big issue, but just because I am being particular about it. Some folder names will get cut off in the middle of the word. Is there a setting or way, even something hackish, to ...
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Adding scene break marks at bottom of page in Word

I am writing a story and in some places I have a "change of scene" within a chapter. I see this in many books and have added a four line break at that point - using the Spacing - Before option in the ...
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Applying template to Word 2013 document

I know nothing about templates in Word, so please forgive me if this is a bad question. I'm helping a friend who is submitting an article to a journal. He has the article formatted more or less how ...
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How to change date format from dd-mm-yyyy to dd-mm-yy in formula bar of MS-EXCEL?

I've written a date in one of the cells of MS Excel spreadsheet as 26-09-2013. Then by right clicking on that cell I selected Format cells and gone to Number->Date option and by selecting the type ...
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DreamWeaver Right Code Margin

It's futile trying to search for this on Google, as all I get are new programmers' questions about CSS margin-right. Is it possible to have a right code margin line appear in DreamWeaver, so I know ...
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How to change the spacing before and after property values in Visual Studio?

So in Visual Studio, every time I assign a property to an ASP and/or HTML tag, the double-quotes are placed immediately after the equals sign, like so:  propertyName ="" Furthermore, any such ...
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Word 2013: On a multiple column page, append endnotes at end of last column

in Word 2007+, on a page with multiple columns, I would like to have the details of the footnotes/endnotes to appear at the end of the last column, instead of at the bottom of the page. See picture: ...
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Excel custom format: Date/Time written out?

I'm looking to format a datetime in Excel 2010 to display as something like this: 1.234 ==> 1 day, 5 hour, 36 minutes I know how to do something similar for simpler scenarios For just days, I ...
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Meaning of formatting mark in Word 2010

Can anyone name and explain the formatting mark that appears at the end of line 2 and start of line 3 in the image below please? The image is a screenshot taken from Word 2010 and shows text in a ...
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Is it possible to make text strikethrough while sending instant messaging in skype?

does any one know, whether or not it is possible to strike through text like this in skype while sending instant messaging or edit message which has been already sent. I searched a little, and I ...
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Code when copied to Word 2010 looks horrible

I'm trying to collect thousands of code lines from the programming tool to Microsoft Office Word 2010 to prepare a book, but when copying the code to Word, it looks horrible. The semi-columns and ...
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Word 2010, how to create a numbering list that has only 2 value such as Ask and Answer

I am a transcriber, in Word 2010 I want to create a list style that consists of just 2 prefixes: Ask and Answer; and it looks like this: Ask: Are u happy today? Answer: Nope, & you? ...
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How to make just one text column be unquoted in final CSV?

I'm using OO calc and i have one column with phone numbers that have leading 0s, which are vital for the number to be valid. I can format the cell as text but i do not want the numbers to be quoted ...
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Advanced Heading numbering and formatting in word 2010 [closed]

I am attempting to use heading styles and multilevel lists/numbering to format the headings and subheadings of my masters thesis. The style I am trying to achieve looks like this: Chapter 1 1.1 ...
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How to insert display equations in a Word document without breaking a paragraph?

Is there a way to write a display equation in Word 2013, without starting a new paragraph? For example, the following text is a single paragraph: Notice how after the display equation, there's no ...
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Changing text format based on language

I have this large MS Word document which contains irregularly formatted text that contains both arabic and english words. What I want to do is to format this document based on language. Ex: All text ...
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In Word, formatting disappears when italics shortcut is pressed while cursor is within a word

I'm sure there's an easy solution to this one, but it's such a specific situation that it's hard to Google for it. What happens is this: In Word, I press ctrl-I. I type a word. I press ctrl-I again, ...
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How to properly align text between table columns in Microsoft Word?

I'm working with a large table in Microsoft Word 2010. It's a pretty simple table, consisting of two colums. In the left column, I have keywords. Those keywords are linked to a specification (portion ...
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Retaining cell formatting in a formula

I'm looking for a way to pass along text formatting when combining cells in a formula. The image attached shows a similar instance of the result I would like. If I combine A1 and A2 and A3 with the ...
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What formatting setting could be causing this indent within the table cell?

I am creating a resume using Microsoft word with the table as my means for structure. I am seeing some weird indents taking place within one of the cell, what could be the cause of this.
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How to type one character over another in Microsoft Word

I am trying to prepare a small document in Sanskrit language. The text that I am trying to type are very well available with my Windows 8 OS and I could type them fairly well. However, my requirement ...
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How to have Tables numbered as Figures and Images be numbered in with the Tables? [duplicate]

I have used tables to help place a number of images together to make one "Figure". As well, I have used "Paste as Image" to add Tables to the document in order to maintain the Excel conditional ...
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Formatting Entire Row with Multiple Rules

I would like to change the formatting (specifically text color) for an entire row based on which selection is chosen from a drop down list in Column C. Example: If C2 equals 'XX'(one of the ...
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consistently format a messy word document

I'm wondering when several people have applied all their idiosyncratic ideas of how a document should be formatted rudimentary all throughout the document, if there's an easy way to homogenize the ...
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Keep formatting while pasting to Visual Studio 2012

I'm having trouble keeping special formatting while copying from Notepad++ to Visual Studio 2012. I can't paste it here either, so I've made some images. Notepad++ Notepad The characters in ...
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How can I change the default date format?

When I paste a date into Excel 2010 in the format "2012-12-07 00:00:00.000" I'd like it to be displayed by default as "2012-12-07", but it is actually displayed as "00:00.0". I know I can work ...
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vim: remove previous code indentation and convert to another

I have a c project with multiple files (more than 100), the codes are written in Whitesmiths style, but I want to change them into K&R style indentation. Is it possible to do using vim in an ...
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Prefix and suffix for endnotes and differing in-text endnote formatting?

Currently, I aim to use endnotes for practical reasons on a space-restricted paper. Already I know how to realize endnotes and watched this genius YT tutorial video. The problem is: How do I achieve ...
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How to implement text formatting like on Stack Overflow in Thunderbird?

I am curious if there is a possibility of formatting text like in Stack Overflow's WYSIWYG editor in Thunderbird. Currently I am using Thunderbird quite frequently to send and receive code blocks, ...
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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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Simple document highlighting in Vim

I am looking for a filetype= argument that will format or color document constructs such as lists, headers and sub headrs. Particularly I want the filetype plugin (or syntax plugin) to interpret ...
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How do I compile word document reports into a single report?

I would like to take several word documents and collate them into one. I'm wondering if there is a way to use templates, form fields, macros, etc to streamline this process. We have several team ...
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How to define custom formatting (“faces”) in org-mode for agenda lines by priority?

I'm using org-mode 7.8.11 with Emacs 24.1.1 and I want to change the colors used to display agenda lines, so that e. g. all lines with priority "A" are shown in red bold font. I tried to change the ...
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How to format numbered lists pasted from Word into Notepad?

When I copy a numbered list from MS Word into Notepad, I get a large space between the numbers and the text. How do I get rid of this space, please?
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Access 2010 Superscript, Subscript, and Math Notations

I am creating an Access 2010 database to read rich text files full of math questions. I have the necessary fields in rich text, but rich text does not seem to support superscript, subscript, and ...
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AppleScript to paste clipboard into current application

I thought this would be simple... I want an AppleScript that launches Plain Clip and then pastes the clipboard into the current document where the cursor is. My script launches Plain Clip (a ...
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How do I shift over rows of text in emacs?

I have a set of rows like this: This is a row. This is row 2. This is row 3. I want to shift them over x number of spaces/tabs like this. This is a row. This is row 2. This is row 3. ...
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Inputting formatted IRC text in Pidgin

What plugin or software is available to use Pidgin's native text formatting system to allow IRC messages to be sent with formatted text?             
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Column break in word - continously

Masters, I need to PASTE my content in two different column in word. (I have 300 page of old content and 300 page of new content, i want to share my partners this information side by side to compare) ...
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How to change the orientation of a single line (section title) in Word

The effect I want to achieve is shown in the figure below. In the example, it is achieved by a text box. But I hope there is a better way in which the structure of article is not "interrupted" by a ...
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retain formatting from source document in mail-merge

I have set up a mail-marge in Word 2003. The source is a document where each field is a formatted text as the following one: I have different pieces of text to insert. However, when I insert such a ...
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Why can't I 'justify' text that I have copied from PDF into MS Word?

I find it really annoying that when I copy text that looks good in Adobe Reader into Word, the sentences which are left-aligned by default won't change accordingly when I press 'Justify'. The only way ...