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

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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 ...
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TextAnalysisTool.NET equivalent for OS X

I've used TextAnalysisTool.NET in the past for analyzing log files on Windows machines and found it incredibly useful. I love the simplicity+power that it achieves for dynamically grepping log files, ...
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Formula to display text from multiple cells from one sheet in another

I have a list of sales reps and the names of the customers they've sold product to, on one sheet. I have tried VLOOKUP, but it will only return one set of text from the cells. I would like to know, ...
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Screen-reader can't read un-selectable text

My screen reader reads out loud text I select and tell it to read. Some of my college classes have courses that are powered by online web apps that will no allow me to select he text. My reader ...
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How to insert delimiter into text that is in a specific format

I am currently using Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac. I am trying to separate data in the following format with delimiters. So far I have not been able to come up with a practical solution. Can anyone ...
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Show text over videos for specific time

Easiest way to add Overlay Text over Videos (avi,mp4 etc)? So far I have tried MS PowerPoint 2010 to add text over video but i don't see any options to show text for specific time. Plus the output ...
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Looking to create a batch file capable of editing a line (or word) in a text file

I have a text file (...\config.txt) containing 2 lines which looks like: Preamp: -4 dB Include: surround.txt I need to change "surround" to "headphones" in that config file. I really need to make 2 ...
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Shell: how write multiline text file without escaping special symbols?

I know the question sounds to be discussed thousands times before. But somehow I can't find good solution. Problem: I need to write multiline text from shell. The text might contain special chars ...
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How to create a random .txt(Human readable text like ascii) file in linux

I need to create a text file which should contain random text data that can be read by human. I know that we can use /dev/urandom and /dev/random for getting random data. But it is not readable by ...
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Every other line is blank when copying an HTML document and pasting it as plain text

When I copy a text from an HTML document (e.g. from Firefox, Thunderbird, Internet Explorer...) and paste it as text then after every HTML paragraph (<p>) an empty line is inserted. This also ...
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How does the operating system decide what gets selected on double click? [closed]

When you double click text, the word under your cursor gets selected. How does the operating system decide what gets selected? It stops at whitespace characters, and certain symbols, for example, when ...
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How to get bold-italic faces in org-mode docs?

In emacs it's easy to get *bold*, _underline_, or /italic/ lettering, but is there a way to get combinations thereof? I tried a few combinations of symbols, but it looks like once one is enabled, the ...
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combine multiple text files, _+ filenames_, into a single text file

I would like to combine a handful of text files, but with titles (EDIT: filenames). Ideally, something like * a filename contents of file ... * another filename contents of file ... etc... ...
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Messed up text in browsers

So for a couple of weeks, I've been having a problem with my text on my browsers. It happens on all of my browsers, but only on some websites, not all. Look at the picture: I've tried upgrading my ...
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Flipping Parentheses

I have some text with flipped parentheses. For example, instead of (text-in-parentheses) I have )text-in-parentheses( Is there an easy way to flip all of the parentheses in the text? If so, how? ...
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Remove duplicate lines from a very large text-file [duplicate]

I have a very large text-file (> 50 GB), but most lines are duplicate, so I want to remove them. Is there any way to remove duplicates lines from a file, and handle files > 2GB? Because every method I ...
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App to apply color to text across apps in OS X

I am looking for a way to hotkey a change in color of highlighted text across a broad range of applications on OS X 10.9. This could be: a small app that acts on selected text (something like ...
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Browser plug-in that evades text selection disablement? [closed]

I'm unable to select text in my browser, but only on this site. I tried selecting some text in the article section and hit Cmd-C (Control-C) to copy it to the clipboard. It just doesn't work. I've ...
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Omnigraffle text replacement object for low fidelity and responsive wireframes

Replacing text with rectangles is a well established graphic technique for wireframes. However, I am having difficulty creating these quickly in Omnigraffle and none of my stencils have these ...
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How to convert YouTube speech to text? [closed]

I found some tutorials one YouTube, on English, and want to convert its speech to text file. What is free and easiest way ?
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double click drag to select text in OSX

On windows I can double click a word and then drag the selection, which does a by-the-word selection change. It's a lot easier to select areas of text like this as you don't need to absolutely get ...
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looking for a unicode character

Is there a character equivalent to the underscore " _ " which occupies the upper position? Dash " - " will not do. If it were me, I would call it upper-score. But I do not see this anywhere.
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display whole stream while highlighting with grep

I often use tail -f | grep someregex on log files. I have grep liased to grep ---color=auto so my matches are highlighted. If I want to see my matches in the context of the whole stream, how would I ...
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Mass irretrievable deletion of text

Now and then if I am typing rapidly in Word, I press some key or combination of keys that deletes a large body of as yet unsaved text - and, I think, automatically saved text at times - that cannot be ...
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Convert Writing to Text in PDF

I recently started using a LiveScribe pen. It basically allows me to write notes and then save them to my computer. While this is great, the notes are not actual text, but more like an image of the ...
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Excel Update value in continent based on values in country

Hi I have a column in excel called country which has the country already filled in I need to write some sort of Logic to fill the column in the Continent column. Eg in the country the values may be ...
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How can I type an exclamation mark (!) in an HTML form in the w3m browser?

I'm trying to type "!maven guava" in DuckDuckgo.com's search box in the w3m browser, but when I press !, w3m interprets it as a hotkey to run a shell command. How can I escape this and just type a ...
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Tools to extract text from powerpoint pptx in linux?

Any there any linux tools that will extract the text from a Powerpoint pptx file? I tried catppt but it just returns file.pptx is not OLE file or Error. abiword --to=txt file.pptx also returns an ...
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How to capture text from the operating system in a practical and simple way?

Sometimes we can't select the text to copy & paste, such as dialog boxes. Sometimes it's just not practical, such as 100 files inside a folder. Is there any practical and simple way to capture ...
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How do I remove zero width characters from an excel file?

I have an excel file which contains lots of text, which I've just found out contains zero width characters, which don't show up normally. I'm doing string comparisons, and they're causing problems. ...
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how to extract text from pdf with embedded subset fonts

Pdftotext of xpdf is working fine for normal embedded fonts file , but fails where embedded subsets fonts are there . Is there any workaround for this issue ?
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Chrome displaying text only - requires refreshes

Chrome loading sites in text only - new computer (samsung laptop). I haven't downloaded anything, only the garbage Samsung packages with computer.
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Checked Checkboxes produce a MsgBox when a button is pressed

I'm currently trying to learn about scripting with AutoHotkey. I'm trying to create a script which when a checkbox is checked and you press the Confirm button it produces a MsgBox which result is ...
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Visualizing multiple word-based changes among many text files

I've written a piece of fiction with GitHub. I'm curious to see how my writing adapted over time. Did I keep eliminating then re-adding a word? Did some lines remain unchanged? Which paragraphs ...
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How can I remove exponential terms and floating point numbers from a text file on linux?

What regular expression should I use in order to remove exponential number terms and floating point numbers from a text file? For example I have the following terms in my file: -0.161678 relational ...
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LibreOffice - formula to strip out addresses from a text field?

I run into this a lot so any tip would be appreciated. Is there a formula I can use that strips addresses (that change in length and are unique in each cell) from a cell that contains valuable text ...
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How to select all text quickly in a Tera Term Pro window?

I am using Tera Term Pro version 2.3. I am hoping to select all then [Alt+C] to copy. I tried using [Ctrl+A] or [Alt+A] but it doesn't work. There is no "Edit > Select All" menu option. I have no ...