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Change text orientation to landscape in Visio

In Microsoft Visio 2007, is there a way to change the text in the boxes so that it is oriented in landscape vs the defaulted portrait orientation? If so, how do I accomplish this? The box shape I am ...
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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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How to fix vim textwidth during editing?

When editing files that I limit in my .vimrc to tw=80, when I come back to edit them later, the line-lengths end up all over the place. e.g. lets say for the sake of argument that this line hits 80 ...
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Does anyone have an original Word 2003 normal.dot file?

I'm running Microsoft Office XP Small Business which has Word 2003. I need to know what the Original Default settings were in normal.dot for Paragraph Formatting, specifically: Indentation: Special: ...
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Preserve indent space for wrapped line in Word

I like to print out my code sometimes, so I was wondering if there was a way to get Word (2007 for me) to automatically preserve the amount of tab space for the whole of a wrapped line. ...
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Strange text-box placeholders in Chrome

I see following placeholders on every html form, in Google Chrome (my chrome version is 18 dev channel). What is that and how can I disable it?
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Tell Thunderbird not to truncate or wrap lines when sending email

When I compose and send an email (I always write plain-text emails) in Thunderbird, it always truncates my sentences and adds line breaks in the middle of my sentences. How do I turn this feature ...
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wrap selection around … in notepad++

Is there any way to wrap the selected text in ',",),},],> or around any symbol in notepad++? I have looked around all of the plugins but there is nothing similar to what Textmate or eclipse can do.
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How do you copy+paste text from the terminal to a web browser, and vice versa?

I was just wondering if there's a simple way to do this, or whether it's completely dependent on the terminal you use. If that's the case, then is there a standard that most terminals go by? Right ...
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Make PDF tables able to be copied into Excel? (InDesign)

My organisation is publishing data tables, with these two design requirements: Must be a PDF to preserve our brand style and formatting, for people who want to print the tables themselves to use as ...
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Undo saved file after close

I've lost a very important file, because when I'm working on it, and I decide to test something there, I've deleted a very important part in it, and then my PC shuts down, so now I have missing a very ...
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Formatted hard drive, forgot to back up a text file. How do I get it back?

I have already had the same problem before. On that occasion, I found a program that could scan my entire hard drive for string pieces so I could recover it. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of ...
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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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How to Save a File with a Filename Using a TimeCode in Linux

I'm on a tablet pc (Lenovo X60) so my keyboard is not available all (most) of the time, AND I'm trying out Linux Mint instead of Windows. The main thing I'm missing is my AutoHotKey :( I need to ...
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In Photoshop, how can I create letters with a gradient?

I am trying to create block letters where it gets darker at the top of the letters like the image below. What is the best way to create these type of letters in Photoshop? I am currently running ...
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Text wrap messed in Gmail [closed]

If I create an email in Gmail containing: You can run this: command number 1 command number 2 to another email address, then the email comes through fine. If I then, still in Gmail, I reply to the ...
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Microsoft Word 2007: different spacing when certain style is preceding

Is it possible to prevent Word form adding spacing between heading styles only? For example, there is a Heading 2 style, which has a "Before spacing" of 12px, which looks fine when it follows a ...
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How to repeat each line of a file, from the Linux command line?

How to make a file like: one two three ... into: one one two two three three ... I'm thinking this must be possible with one simple Linux command. If my editor had block selections or macros ...
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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 edit text as one of the layers, using GIMP

I have a PSD and I want to edit text which is one of the "layers". Can I edit the text or do I have to create a new layer and delete the existing one.
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What is the recommend DPI for high definition screen 19" 1920x1080

I bought an nice laptop with a HD 1920x1080 screen. The problem is text is almost unreadable, it is tiny. So I scaled the DPI (dots per inch) up to make the text readable. What is the recommend ...
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Prevent text wrapping in data table (Excel charts)

Is there some way to prevent text wrapping of long headers with no spaces in the data table of a chart? I was hoping to find a "Shrink to fit" feature, like the one that can be applied to cell ...
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Excel 2007: Possible to Wrap Text But Not Split Words?

Is it possible to use the wrap text option in an Excel cell but not have it split words when autoresizing? For example, if I have this text in a cell "This is my column title", it would be okay when ...
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Any application to create images that contain text (like buttons)?

I am developing a blog and I want to put in title images like this: Can anyone suggest good desktop application that does this? It shouldn't be difficult to use.
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Are there any Google Chrome extensions for inserting Furigana over Kanji?

Are there any Google Chrome extensions or userscripts for automatically inserting Furigana characters over Kanji in web pages? Please don't suggest Furigana Injector, because it doesn't work and is ...
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Using QuickText in Text Box inside Excel

I'm trying to insert a Quick Text date (the date always shows the current date or the date the document is printed) inside a Text Box in Excel 2010 and am not finding any Quick Text options inside ...
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Can I search through text in a flash object?

I'm using FireFox 6.0 and I regularly use Ctrl + F to search through large paragraphs of text. Now every now and then I come across a website that is completely built in flash. (Horrible of course, ...
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Upgrade/downgrade quotes in Textmate

Let's say I have this text: "stringy thingy" Is there a Textmate command or bundle that lets me place my cursor inside the quotes, press a command key sequence, and it will automatically change ...
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Batch find/replace in text or html files

I have a large collection of html files (thousands), and need to change a single character that wasn't displaying properly on some browsers. Is there a quick and efficient way to do this?
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On a Mac, can I read a file written to a thumb drive by Windows?

If I write simple text files to a thumb drive using a Windows PC, can they be read later on a Mac? If so, can they also be locked and unlocked with a software program (not encrypted) if I forward ...
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How to render some text with given font file?

How to just render some text with the given font? Expecting something like: echo "The slow cyan snail creeps under the eager cat" | render_text --font ./qqq.ttf --scale=18 -o text.png I expect this ...
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Is there a software that performs a textual analysis on blogs?

My company is looking to create a PivotViewer visualization of a client's Wordpress 2 blog posts for the last 11 years. To do so, however, we need to edit the somewhat haphazard, incomplete, and ...
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Find/Replace Paragraph End (^13) in Microsoft Word 2007 Merges Paragraphs

I need to replace a target at the beginning of lines with something else. Without wildcards, I can say to replace "^pTarget" with "^pReplacement". With wildcards enabled, I use replace "^13Target" ...
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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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TaskBar buttons show icon but no text

I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 (but I believe this question stil belongs here and not on serverfault) and the default look is one in which the taskbar buttons (taskbar, not notification icons) ...
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How to convert a text file from Shift JIS to UTF-8 and back from the terminal

In order to make this conversion I have to use a text editor. This is tedious. Is there an easier way to do it, like some program I can run from the Linux or OSX terminal?
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Text processing: convert text of table of content into djvu bookmark format?

Usually in the table of content of a book, each line is for a chapter or section and ends with its page number, for example: 1 first chapter 10 1.1 first section 11 1.1.1 first subsection 12 1.2 ...
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How do I disable text shadows in Firefox?

I normally turn of colors and read the web with a gray background. Some sites use text shadows, for example Askubuntu, which results in white borders around letters that make the text hard to read. ...
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Do text files store their encoding method for later decoding?

I was wondering if some text files store their encoding method along their text content for later decoding? Or is it the text viewer's job to guess the encoding method for a given text file, and the ...
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Import formatted text from Word into PowerPoint

I understand the basics of importing an Word outline into PowerPoint. I want to know how to import the text blocks into pre-styled text boxes that have been positioned on the slide to a specific ...
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Ctrl+A (select all) does not work in some textboxes throughout Windows XP

I'm having a hard time with my Windows XP. Ctrl+A combination does not select all text in some textboxes throughout whole system. For instance it does not work in start->Run command window nor does it ...
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Import text files into OneNote as Pages?

I recently got OneNote 2007, and I'm liking it fairly well. Previously I kept all my notes in standalone notepad documents (.txt). I have roughly 250 of these text files. Is there any quick way ...
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Merging and re-formatting paragraphs in Microsoft Word 2007

After a copy/paste mishap in Microsoft Word 2007, I ended up with text looking like this: This line breaks up here continues here, and so on here, when it should all be in a single line ...
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utility to display contents of multiple short text files in single scrollable column

Is there a Windows utility that will allow you to search against a large collection of small text files, and display not just a list of the found files, but the contents of all matching files in a ...
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How do I change or replace all instances of a character in a text file to a newline/line break/EOL in Notepad2 or Notepad++?

I tried Notepad2's 'Replace Text' function, but I don't know what to put in the 'Replace with' field. The OS I'm using is Windows 7.
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distraction free word processors which can work on a secondary screen [closed]

I'm a bit of a fan of distraction free word processors - currently i prefer q10, but there's a small issue for me - I tend to use a two screen setup for serious writing, either cause i have ...
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how to find (grep) paragraph start with word and ending with other word and ignore new line?

I want to find a paragraph is a list of files. For example an SQL statement which looks like: upadte b_table set number = 100014 where id in ( select number_desc from t_table ...
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tooltip catcher

Is there any software with the following feature It could be used to copy the tooltip text. For example, if I point mouse to button(say in Adobe Photoshop, it will display a long text). Then if I ...