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 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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Find and replace with {Tab} key

I have this in a txt-file task a task b Lindberg's note: blah task b.1 task b.2 task c task d I want this task a task b Lindberg's note: blah task b.1 task b.2 task c task d ...
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Utility to non-destructively fold or re-indent HTML

I have a script that takes input from wget or similar and searches through it for key words using grep. (I promise i am not trying to parse HTML with regular expressions, it is just a convenient way ...
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Windows 7 cmd.exe “text mode” with Alt+Enter?

In XP, I can go to text mode in cmd.exe with alt+enter. This is when it goes full screen (no windows, no graphics - it uploads a raster font to the hardware). No longer works in Windows 7. What ...
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Text indentation via Tab-key in the Windows Google Chrome browser without using extensions or a Numpad?

When trying to indent a block of text in an input textfield, for instance to emphasize Markdown code-blocks, the Tab key is already bound to a different action (switching to the next input element). ...
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How can I sort and de-dupe a very long list of words?

I have a 400 megabyte file. The file is a list of words, each word on a single line. End of lines are a mix of cr/lf and lf. Some of the words are unicode. I'd prefer answers for Linux or Windows ...
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UNICODE bidirectional text characters

need to work with malware which uses bidi strings. They not so widely documented and I've found part of them in one place, part in another. For now I have these: 1. LRM - 0x200E 2. RLM - 0x200F 3. ...
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Reordering file lines like other file (Unix)

Is there a tool (or option for sort) which will re-order lines of a file so that they are ordered like a key in another file? For example, I have a data file: T01F01475558 30 T01F022B3A17 31 ...
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Unix text streams to serve as message queues

The UNIX philosophy suggests we built a lot of simple programs that do one thing well and that we do them with text streams. That is, the standard input/output channels are sufficient means of ...
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Mac “c” key not working

My Mac is suffering from a keyboard key mapping problem. I don't know what system update or application update that changed just one key mapping: the "c" key Now whenever I press the "c" key under ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...