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

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Intelligent “Subtraction” of one text logfile from another

Example: Application generates large text log file A with many different messages. It generates similarly large log file B when does not function correctly. I want to see what messages in file B are ...
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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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Number format for text export from Excel

Basically I am exporting a block of columns from Excel to text file. that might look similar to this in Excel: 0 34.3 22.555 56.8970 34 Now I want that to look in the text file as: 0.000 ...
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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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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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How can I sort a long list of text alphabetically?

How do I sort rows of text alphabetically without using specialized third party software or plugins (like Notepad++/Word/Excel/et al)? I suppose what I'm perhaps asking is -- How do I sort rows of ...
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How to convert ANSI colored text to PDF

I have a program that generates console output colored with ANSI codes. How to convert it to PDF keeping the colors? I need a unixish command line solution
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Artifacts on some fonts in Chrome

I'm getting a really weird distortion of some fonts in Chrome and I don't know why. The font looks messy and corrupted. Any ideas? The occurs on many sites, but this screenshot is from Youtube.
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Screencasting with explanation boxes

I wanted to make a video demonstration of one software. I wanted to use text description instead of using voice description, a simple example of what I've explained could be this short screencasting, ...
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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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can Excel take data from a Text Cell and place it into a Formula Cell?

I am tracking several stocks, and saving their chart data in separate spreadsheets titled by their ticker symbol (i.e. aapl.xlsx, goog.xlsx, etc...). I want to have a single spreadsheet that I can ...
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How to pass a list of files to ImageMagick's montage?

I have a large number of tiles, with the following naming convention: A-x-y.jpg where 0<=x<=16 & 0<=y<=14 Now I know that we can use the Montage tool in ImageMagick, to merge ...
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What is the reason for garbage texts in browsers?

I have often seen that web pages, also sometimes the application that I am currently working on display some garbage texts in some specific areas of the page only. Also this problem is sporadic and ...
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Sublime Text 2 doesn't support Chinese words on Linux (Ubuntu), anybody know how to solve this?

Sublime Text 2 goes wrong with Chinese words on Linux, neither can type in any Chinese words, nor display it correctly. But it seems that the official site said it has support UTF-8 characters. Am I ...
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Text display quality in Visio 2010

I'm missing text display quality settings (esp. ClearType) under Visio 2010. Any idea how to turn on ClearType rendering?
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How to create text-shadow in Axure

My Goal Im using Axure for prototyping and I've created widgets which reflect my application UI. One thing I would like to achieve is the ability to add text-shadow onto certain elements, without ...
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Unicode text exceeding boundaries?

I've seen this before on youtube comments and such as well but what is this called and how is it done? I saw it here ...
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Convert .doc or .rtf to clean HTML on OS X

When I export a file from Word or TextEdit, I get very bloated HTML, full of crazy style tags on every paragraph, so I can't even clean it by hand. The only information I want preserved is: ...
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Extract text from PDF with a right to left language

I'm trying to extract text from a PDF with right to left language, and the text is get is mirrored. This happens in Nitro Reader 2 and Adobe Reader. How can I do it so that the text extracted will be ...
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Are Snow Leopard text substitutions scriptable?

I prefer using typographical quotation marks when possible, so I love the Smart Quotes part of Snow Leopard’s text replacement feature. But there are a few cases in which I need to toggle it, and it’s ...
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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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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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Count deviations in two ranges of cells

Here's what I'm trying to do: Correct answers: A C A B D B ... Student: Answers: Score: -------- -------- ------ Charlie A. A D A B D C ... 4/6 George ...
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Desktop text that's always on top and loaded from file pereodically

I want to have custom text printed on my screen always on top. I tried rainmeter software and i could not find option to load text from file on my system or in any other way. What i want to have is ...
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Copy files from m3u to destination

I have a playlist, m3u extended, formated like: #EXTM3U #EXTINF:213,2 Tåst - (foo bar) /home/www/Music/Test/test 123 - test.mp3 My problem is, that it seems the line-break is encoded as '\n\r' ...
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How do I re-sort a list of files grouped by directory?

From within a DOS batch file, how can I crudely re-sort a text file containing a manually maintained list of source files, so those files listed (from the same directory) in the small example extract ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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how to print DOS output to virtual port printer?

I write the text file into DOS using TYPE [filename.txt] and now i want to print the output of TYPE DOS command into dot matrix printer which connected in USB port(virtual Port)
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Need to iterate through a list of files and append text at the first line of the files in th list on a Linux CentOS system

I need to be able to append the text <?php to the beginning of php files in a list. Thank you in advanced for the help.
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Balabolka Text to Speech Substitute “Web Links” Pronounciation

The program reads out the entire web address for example it pronounces the ENTIRETY of "http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ITCG/thread/0ac15d76-1491-404a-9bd8-a8401dac0078/" that's ...
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Recover .php files from an accidental partition format

I'm trying to recover .php files from an accidental partition format. I've used a lot of software, but the results are the same, unreadable text that looks: Download full file.
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HEXtoDEC with Text ouput issue

I am using Excel 2010 and performing a hextodec conversion with text appended to end. If I have a HEX value of 00B60000 that is located in cell D3 and apply the formula ...
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Is there software that displays text on top of windows?

Is there software or a script which lets me display text on a Windows 7 screen all the time, always on top of other windows?
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API/Tool for mining unstructured text?

I wish to create a concepts map from unstructured text. For example Desired input: find "/" -name "*.txt" Desired output: concepts-graph.dot In other words, I want to mine my text files and create ...
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Less not scrolling immediately on long lines (xterm-256color vs vt100)

When I press 'j' in a text file with long lines, it won't proceed to the next line until I've pressed j 'n' times. So if I have a file: a b c d e (long line that displays as 5 lines on screen) ...
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How can I convert a PostScript file into a PDF where text can be selected?

I'm on a Mac. I need text to be selectable in applications such as Preview.app, so that I can highlight it. If I open the PS file directly in Preview, I cannot select text. I have already tried ...
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strange text in internet explorer dialogs and buttons

A user is having problems with internet explorer that I can't figure out... Any idea what is wrong with the text and how I can fix it?
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Importing Bookmarks from a Text File (to any browser/website)

I have dozens of text files containing around 60 url's each, accumulated over years of browsing on multiple computers. I wish to import these into any browser, to allow me to then use cross-browser ...
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Limited formatting Word Processor

I need a word processor with limited formatting options (I'll limit them..) for use in a group. Currently we use MSWord and the documents are messy, with all kinds of fonts, colors etc etc.. I'd like ...
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Changing binary file to readable text file

I have a program that creates a file that stores text like this: application/octet-stream; charset=binary now i need to convert this file to this: text/plain; charset=us-ascii i know this is ...
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Can I remotely send SMS messages via my iPhone from my PC?

I work in a busy office and I need to be able to contact my wife at home via texts, but I am not allowed to use my phone. Without jailbreaking the phone, I wondered if there was a way I could text ...
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Formatted HD, forgot to back up a text file. How do I get it back?

I have already had the same problem before. On that ocasion, I found a program that could scan my entire HD for string pieces so I could recover it. Unfortunatelly I don't remember the name of the ...
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Firefox combobox search

There are sometimes comboboxes on web pages (also known as <select> tags) with so many options that it is hard to read them all. A solution would be a plugin or extension to search big ...
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awk+regex with GUI on windows?

Sometimes i have text copied from a doc or a browser which i need to process. I figure awk would solve it and maybe a little regex to help. Is there something like this? or do i need to find a ...