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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 ...
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Text in web page becomes encrypted when copied and pasted

When I try to copy and paste the text in the following web page to Notepad, the text becomes encrypted. http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/yazarlar/17887201.asp?yazarid=249 How does this happen? What ...
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Word 2010 - Shading paragraph background

I have created a new Word 2010 document and am wanting to set the background shading of a paragraph to a given colour (using the blue circled button). My issue is that when I have done so, the areas ...
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Looking for utility to look for identical blocks text within a *single* document

I want to look for duplicate blocks of text within the same document. Tools like WinMerge and Beyond Compare don't seem to do this. Does anyone know of a utility that can do this?
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Should all plain text files have some sort of suffix (e.g. *.txt, *.conf)

I create many notes in plain text files, but after a while the .txt suffix I put at the end of them seems to be unnecessary typing and visual noise. Is appending .txt to plain text files a strongly ...
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Extractor Information program by detecting syntactic patterns [closed]

I wonder if there is a program that helps you automatically extract information by setting syntactic patterns and save it in a base data.
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Word by word selection by mouse in Firefox

In Firefox, selection of the text by mouse occurs character by character. In MS Word selection of the text by mouse occurs word by word. This is much more usable. Is there any plugin or setting that ...
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UNIX: how to merge 2 text files?

Is there a way to merge 2 text files into one (by appending the content of the second right after the first one) in Unix ?
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convert lines to fixed column length

I would like to simply take a given text file and enforce a maximum column length of say 80. How can I turn this: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new ...
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Excel: is it possible to extract a superscript letter from a word?

I'm wondering if these is a way of using a formula to find a superscript letter, rather than just the last letter of a word. I have lots of tabs, with nearly matching tables on each one showing up to ...
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Bash Prompt Loses Characters

After writing a new prompt for Bash, I noticed that one character of my commands were being lost when it wrapped to the new line. Here is an image of the example (I typed 1234567890 over and over): ...
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How to reformat text ignoring explicit line breaks in OpenOffice?

Quite often I find myself inserting text files in OpenOffice Writer documents, then spending inordinate amounts of time reformatting the result. The problem is that those text files contain newlines, ...
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Dialog display with blank field assigned to variable in Mac Terminal?

I want to make a display box that has a text box that the user can enter a number into that will later be assigned to a variable. How would I do this?
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How can I convert “DOS” .txt file to Unix .txt file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Convert CRLF's to line feeds on Linux How can I convert a DOS text file to Unix text file, so I can use my Linux parser properly?
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Utility for converting Shift-JIS encoded files to UTF-8 encoded files

My client has a ton of Japanese text files which are encoded in Shift-JIS. They need a utility which can convert these files to UTF-8. Ideally, the tool would offer both command-line and interactive ...
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How to select a word with keyboard when the cursor is on or adjacent to the word?

It is possible to select a single word by double clicking on any part of the word. With only my keyboard, is it possible to select a word when the cursor is on or adjacent to the word?
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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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search in source files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Vista Explorer, how can I search the contents of all files in a directory for a word? I have a Windows7 and I need to search some mostly C# files for different text. ...
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Find text on an image

I want to be able to find text on the following awesome image and where the text is located in it. This is not the first time I stumbled upon such a challenge and probably many people have similar ...
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Open source command line tools for indexing a large number of text files

I'm looking for any open source command line tool or tools which will allow me to index and search a large number of plain text files. Approximate search would be a plus. The tool only needs to print ...
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Windows XP Generic Text Driver and Printer Name Bug

I am using a Windows XP machine and I'm printing to a Zebra Printer using the "Generic / Text Only" driver. I have a printer setup, in the Windows, Printers and Faxes area. It is called "Generic / ...
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Add padding to bordered paragraph

How can I add cell padding (term related to HTML) to a paragraph in Word 2008 (for Mac). Here is a screenshot of how my paragraph looks: How can I add space between the border and the characters?
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how to turn off line wrap in gedit?

I've been using kwrite for a long time and love the way I can turn on/off line wrapping easily. Now I'm running Ubuntu with gnome, trying to avoid any KDE at all on this particular machine. Gedit ...
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How to change Windows 7 Aero Desktop Icon Text Color

The default icons are white on blue. Since I am older with vision issues I find a pale green or yellow with black text easiest to read and see. We were developed on a yellow-green planet! I would ...
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Why is text blurred when I rotate the screen?

I have a rotatable display which I tip up so that I can fit more code on the screen. However any text on the screen looks just the slightest bit less sharp on the rotated display. Can anyone tell me ...
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tool to detect language of text?

Is there a tool that can detect the language of a text of lets say several paragraphs? Ted.
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Search for text inside a bunch of Photoshop files

I have hundreds of Photoshop files that contain text layers. Is there a way to search for text in these files? Maybe a connector for Google desktop or Windows search?
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How can I automatically split text files into parts of a known size?

I'm pondering the feasibility of splitting up a text based ebook into smaller parts to read on an iPod - they need to be about 4 KB each for that. Is there any command or program (Linux or Windows) ...
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Indexing text file content with command line query

I take daily notes in a plaintext file labeled with date in the YYYYMMDD format. These files are no more than 100 lines long, and are written in a blog style format. I'd like to be able search these ...
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simple textbox, submit with enter, in autohotkey

i never write an autohotkey script with a GUI, so i'm a little lost about how can i achieve what i want. I need that after pressing a hotkey opens a empty textbox that let me write anything until i ...
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Can I do a “one-time” file content search in Windows Server 2008 without adding the folder to the index?

Can I search for files which contain a specific string in a folder if that folder is not in the search index? So, lets say folder 'textFiles' is not in the index. I navigate to this folder in Windows ...
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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 34....
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Dictionary-based text auto-completion in Windows (i.e. Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client)?

Most programmer's text editors and IDEs have it, automatic completion of the first few characters (letters) of a keyword or function name. Also, most address bars or search fields feature this (like ...
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Placing tags around selected text in notepad++

Is there a plugin, macro, or some sort of option for placing tags around selected text after I highlight and begin typing?
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How to send email message content as HTML rather than plain text?

Currently I send an email from the Linux command like this: echo "Here is the link: file:///S:/some_doc.html" | mail -s "Here is some_doc.html" fred@example.com In some email clients the "file:///S:...
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Printing Invitations

If I want to print invitations to events which are mostly solid colors and text on a range of different media sizes, am I better off getting a color laserjet or an inkjet printer? I'm mostly concerned ...
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How to show regexp parts of text

I've lots of files which lines looks like lotsofblah/XY##_####_morefoo where # is a number. Now i want to show only the parts YZ##_#### in the bash, each in a new line of course.
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How to replace multiple spaces by one tab

I've some text files which contain some colums seperated by a various number of spaces, but instead I need one single tab as a seperator. Is it possible to do in Bash?
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Hard wrapping in vim without joining

Vim newbie here. How can I hard wrap plain text in vim (inserting actual linebreaks), respecting word boundaries, without joining existing lines? For example, given this: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,...
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Anti-aliasing Japanese text on Windows 7?

On most websites that display Japanese text, it does not appear anti-aliased in my browser, while Latin text of course does. Kanji is universially anti-aliased, which is somewhat understandable, but ...
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wrapping long bash commands in script files

How do you wrap a long command to the next line within a bash script file? As a simple example, I want to run the command "pushd . && cd /foo/bar && ls && popd" From the ...
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Efficient way to index text files

I have a series of text files I'm downloading from a Yahoo Group and I'd like to tag them and index them. What program will help me do this?
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copying text from web to Microsoft Word 2007

I have some problems with my Word, usually when I was pasting some text from web, Word also saved format of the text and backgrounds but after I changed some settings and lost this ability of Word, ...
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Very small computer for note-taking, with full-size keyboard

I am looking for a very small, lightweight computer with a full-size keyboard for taking text notes. Ideally it would be 500g or less including batteries for 16 hours of use. And writing text is the ...
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Cannot update the spacing before/after a numbered paragraph in word 2010

I cannot change the spaces in-front/behind of paragraphs when they are numbered. Please see my screenshot for details. Is this a bug? Or I am doing something not properly? Please discuss.