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

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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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Why does black text contain orange and light blue pixels on a computer?

On a computer screen, if you zoom in with the magnifier, you start noticing that all the black text contain light orange and light blue pixels around each letter. But why does it do this, rather than ...
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Extract text from txt list with command prompt Windows

I have a list in a txt like this AAA 1234561 BBB12 66698732 CCCCC 5878471 DD131 262554158 and and I have a Directory like the below DirectoryA/AAA DirectoryA/BBB12 DirectoryA/CCCCC ...
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How to select one table column in MS Word printed PDF document

I've got a lot of PDF like this: Jogn Doe Carol Black Street 1 Street 2 City OtherCity The data in MS Word 2010 source are formated as a ...
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Firefox distorts text

This is Firefox 22 on Windows 8 pro.
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Is there a way to prevent notepad from inserting new lines when using word wrap?

I remember it wasn't doing this before but now when I am writing a few paragraphs and paste it into a forum post, I notice my lines were broken into new lines where I have to merge them manually. Is ...
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What is a quick way to find the number of lines in a piece of copied text?

I'm not sure if this is the right forum for asking this question. But here it is. Suppose I copy some text from a webpage - Arsenal F.C. London Aston Villa F.C. Birmingham Chelsea F.C. ...
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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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How to combine and permute two wordlists

I would like to combine and/or permute the words from a list up to 3 times. For example: If I have one list with: apple orange cafe and another list with: 11 22 33 it should produce ...
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Text file editor with built in file browser? [closed]

Does anyone know of a simple text file editor where I could set a folder that contains my text files that I use to keep notes of things and it will display them in a pane on the side and allow me to ...
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How can I access unselectable text from windows? [duplicate]

How can I access/copy unselectable text from windows (in Windows 7)? For example, when a warning/error/info popup box (or window) appear, is there a way to access the text of it (when the text is ...
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Open and scroll through 42 GB text file in Mac OS X

I am running Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion) and I am trying to open and scroll through a 42 GB .XML file. I plan on using an XML parser to parse through it and delete parts, but first I need to know ...
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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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How to unwrap 80 character text

Many text filess around Internet are word split before line reaches 80th character. I understand it is desirable by those using 80 character terminals. However I like sending longer articles to my ...
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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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How do I remove empty lines in Notepad++ after pasting in data from Excel?

I want to clean up some data I copied from an Excel spreadsheet and wash off any formatting using Notepad++. I want to take advantage of line numbering of Notepad++ to count the number of lines I ...
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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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Edit all lines at once

I have a .txt file with almost all of the airports in the world. Each line is a different airport, and the lines are in this format: City, Country - Airport Name (Airport Code) ie: Le Mans, France - ...
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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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Best way to tag/store text groups within a group of files [closed]

I have a project involving around 4000 flat text files which represent legal documents. I need to parse them out by named section for a text analysis project I'm starting. The structure of these ...
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Split text stream by hash value of first field in line

I am looking for a fast filter that will take a text file on standard input, hash each line up to the first tab character, and put the line into a different file depending on the hash value (modulo ...
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Overlaying picture as texture over polygon shaped text

I'm using a layer for texture that gives a retro feel and a cloudy texture layer over some text I created using the polygonal lasso tool. I now want to keep this texture overlay on the text layers, ...
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How to get rid of text overlapping with the arrow buttons when filtered in Excel?

When filtering, my header columns are overlapped by the arrow buttons as in the below snapshot. How can I get rid of this?
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How to extract the first N words of each paragraph in a text? [closed]

Could you please tell me how could I extract the first N (e.g. 30) words of each paragraph in a text? Maybe with a regex?
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What does shiftwidth do in VIM editor

I read this about shiftwidth option on Google: To change the number of space characters inserted for indentation, use the 'shiftwidth' option. Ok Ok, but what's that more exactly? How can I try this ...
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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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Saving a group of images from powerpoint as a picture, and the text is gone

I'm saving a group of images/text in PowerPoint as a picture for a graduation announcement. When I open the png file after it's saved, the text of the name will not appear. I tried saving the text ...
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VIM Editor: File Enconding and Line Endings

When saving files, these are my default settings in TextMate (Mac OS X): File Encoding: UTF8 (recommended) Line Endings: LF (recommended) How can I set VIM to save files with the same file encoding ...
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How to create files named after lines in a text file under Linux

I have a text file which contains a list of items (one for each line) and I need to create, in a given directory, a file for every entry in the said list; each one of these files should be named with ...
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vim: modifying automatic textwrap in txt files?

I use the firefox plugin pentadactyl for firefox, which adds a vim-like structure to firefox. One nifty feature I found the other day is in textboxes you can use ctrl-i to open vim and on saveclose it ...
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Frozen text box in excel

I just learned how to add a text box to a cell and enable a scroll down bar as I had too much text in a cell (from this question To much text for an Excel cell). I created my spreadsheet and added my ...
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How to reverse text file in Windows

Please help me, how reverse/sort row in text file with batch in Windows? Example: I have text in this format 15/04/2013-07:10:30 lalala 15/04/2013-07:10:30 Text text 15/04/2013-07:10:30 1 lala ...
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How to grep a section of a file in bash shell

How can I "grep" the lines between an occurrence of some string1 and the (Nth) occurrence of some string2. e.g. if the file has line: A B C D E F G B C E Q I want to get the lines in bold (those ...
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All text files copied to my pc have encoding problems

No matter what their origin, if I copy/download a text file to my PC, polish characters are replaced by some weird ones. I've tried converting the files to different encodings, but it was not of much ...
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String variability generator: Forgotten password

There's a website that I changed my password on about 2 years ago, then quit. I know about 10 possibilities of what the password could be, and what I usually do is exchange a letter with a symbol, but ...
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Why is web text distorted?

On various websites text is distorted, this is happening in both Chrome and IE, but only to certain parts of text - the same page can show both normal and distorted text. See the two screen grabs ...
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How can I insert a line break over 100 times for a given text string?

I got this very, very, very long text string that consists only of e-mail addresses. It's so long that it goes off my screen several pages to the right. It makes it impossible to read. It looks ...
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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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Trying to read a text file content and set variables values from that

I have a batch file that creates a text file with its output like the following: RESULT=0&SECURETOKEN=SmH3kciXiVkiwD0i70CwKYgAR&SECURETOKENID=2013031414280240&RESPMSG=Approved The ...
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Both Mozilla and Chrome are displaying half text

I have a problem with the text display on my browsers; My Mozilla and Chrome browsers display only the top 60% of some text. How can I fix this?
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How to parse a webpage into a text or excel file?

I'm trying to figure out a way to grab 4 - 5 lines of text from multiple pages of the same site, the information is always in the same place in the webpage. How would I go about getting that ...
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How can the data in this PDF be obtained in plain text?

In this file http://www.pnas.org/content/suppl/2010/12/10/1014060108.DCSupplemental/Appendix.pdf starting from page 5, a number of data rows are written. I need these rows in plain text format. How ...
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Which older DTP software has exported these bitmaps? [closed]

There's a lot of such full-page bitmaps (sample 1, sample 2) floating around the data-entry market. Apparently the software that generated these can export the bitmaps, but not the text, requiring ...
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Open .tdt files in Excel by default

I routinely use Excel for TDT and other formats. I've never had a problem getting Windows to open .tdt files in Excel by default; in Windows 7, it's right-click | Open with | Choose default ...
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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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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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Looking for suggestions on how to arrange 7900+ lines of text in Calc

I have a dataset with the complete text of the Greek Novum Testamentum (New Testament); see an image here. Each line is one verse.  I will find the book and chapter boundaries with the help of these ...
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How to extract bytes from the middle of a file?

We are parsing some large EDI files that do not contain CR/LF. However, they do have ~ (tilde) as a segment delimiter. I am trying to extract the control record for the file and the last bytes of my ...
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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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Creating hotkey or keyboard shortcut for pasting specific text phrase in Mac OSX

I have a text phrase (actually, several phases) that I use frequently in multiple applications. I'd like to create a keyboard shortcut or hotkey that will paste this text phrase wherever I have placed ...