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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 send rich text to the clipboard from command line?

How can I send html to the clipboard as rich text from a script? My end goal is create a script so I can paste content from a source file into an email, but I want a general answer for pasting into ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How do i copy a specific word/number from a TXT file using Batch?

I need to search for a specific nubmer that comes after a string in a text file. For example I have this data: yyy = 80rr, xxx = 136rr, zzz = 95rr and i want to copy the numbers that between ...
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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 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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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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Ms Excel 2010 Importing Data in One ROW and getting sum particular CELL

I am importing data by using .txt file to MS Excel and whole data is imported in ONE ROW. I want to get SUM of those values which corresponds to a particular Month. For Example :- Name Month Total ...
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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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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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Text asking me to verify if my email is using IE on Windows 7

I just received a text asking me to put in a verification code if my email address is using IE on Windows 7. Why would I receive this?
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Omnigraffle paste creates a list

Editing a text area and hitting Command+V doesn't just paste the text, it turns the entire text block into a numbered list. I've spent hours now and can't figure out how to fix Command+V to just be a ...
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Russian characters instead of English characters?

So i downloaded these files from Bulgaria. They are the english version of the demo files for a programming tutorial. I noticed that when i try to rename the folders, each keystroke results in ...
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What software can I use to invert txt list IP-ranges? (not a reverse DNS lookup)

This is a blocklist, but I want to have only IP in the list to be allowed. instead of: 1.2.3.5-1.2.10.20 2.2.3.5-3.2.100.20, i need: 0.0.0.0-1.2.3.4 1.2.10.21-2.2.3.4 3.2.100.21-255.255.255.255. ...
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Join split lines with specific character at the end of line

I have to join two lines. One of them has point end of it to the previous one in whole text example: line1:hello line2:goodbye. I need to change it to: line1: hello goodbye. I have to remove ...
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I would like to add specific text to get total count

I am trying to create a holiday calendar for team. We have defined terms like H= Holiday B = Business trip S= Sick I would like to count total of H , S &B for calendar year. How can I do ...
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How to export a PDF file from Indesign. (text should be non selectable and file size should be smaller)

I tried to export a PDF from indesign CC3, with "smallest File size" preset. Its giving me very good result, the exported PDF file size is 2.8mb But when I converted text to outline, the PDF size ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to select (highlight) answers or questions text in superuser without using a mouse?

Recently I started learning to use keyboard shortcuts almost for everything I'm doing on the laptop (os win7) but soon enough after I started, I bumped into the problem of being unable to highlight ...
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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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Need to create a bash script for ip filter

I have two files with multiple IP address and i want to fine those ip which in not in second file. file one has 1.2.3.4 4.5.6.7 and file two has 117.239.57.130 117.239.58.226 103.248.120.245 ...