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Linux, how to search some text in a PDF File

I would like to search some text in a PDF file. For example, where is the word "go to" in my PDF? If you find it, what page is there? I find this command line : find /TEMP -name 'manu.pdf' -exec ...
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MySql memory allocation

Anybody knows how MySql allocates memory for "text" and "blob" in case i'm inserting smaller data than the max size of the column ? For example, What happens when i insert 50K string into a "text" ...
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Remove first N lines from an active log file

Is there a way to remove the first N lines from a log that is being actively appended by an application?
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In Notepad ++, how do I make it split long lines in several rows?

I usually use Notepad ++ for coding, but recently I started doing some writing in it as well. Writing usually implies long paragraphs with no line breaks, and those are displayed in one row, which is ...
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What program/text editor can i use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find and Replace using different keywords Im trying to find and replace some stuff, i need to find and replace using the following terms in one file: (actually i need ...
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From the Mac OS X command line, how can I insert a line after a certain marker line?

I have an HTML file. One line is the file is white space followed by this text: <!-- insert new downloads here --> How can I insert a line of text after that line in the file, just from the ...
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Microsoft Visio: Changing text orientation to landscape

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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Productivity tool to copy non copyable text from screen in a single step

Is there any tool with functionality of a screen capture and OCR in a single step, which sends the text selected to the clipboard. If you are familiar with wordweb , what I mean is more like its ...
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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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Opening a big file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a text editor for very big files? I have a rather large log file on a Windows Server 2008 R2 computer. It's a couple gigabytes, but notepad, wordpad, ...
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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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Is there a way to save the file listing from a Windows file search to a text file?

Is there a way to save the file listing from a Windows search to a text file? I have had to search from My Computer over 6 drives for a file spec. I can't believe that there is no way to save 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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Where is the Text Transform option for curving text in Microsoft Word?

I have looked at the following question: How to curve text in Word 2010? Following the answer, I inserted a WordArt object. The answer said to look at Text Effects → Transform, but I can't find ...
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Getting complement of two text files on the Unix command line

Is there a fast Unix-based utility (ideally written in C) for getting efficient, streaming intersection/union of tab-delimited text files? For example, allow queries such as "give me the all the ...
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Sublime Text 2 doesn't support Chinese words on Linux (Ubuntu), anybody know how to solve this?

Sublime Text 2 goes wrong with Chinese words on Linux, neither can type in any Chinese words, nor display it correctly. But it seems that the official site said it has support UTF-8 characters. Am I ...
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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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Are there any text editors that center text? [closed]

When I open up a OpenLibreOffice text, the text shows up more to the center of my screen in a nice page metaphor (with the margins showing up nice and well). A nice side effect of this is that my text ...
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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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Filter Entries in a Large Text File Based on Whitelist

Good day. I could really use your help on this one. I have a stats text file in the following format. ID=1000000 Name=Name1 Field1=Value1 ...(Fields 2 to 25) Field26=Value26 ID=1000001 ...
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Is there a tool to measure file difference percentage?

I am looking to compare two text files. Normally, I can just use diff to compare the two files to see the differences. This is great, except that I am more concerned with the percentage difference of ...
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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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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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Artifacts on some fonts in Chrome

I'm getting a really weird distortion of some fonts in Chrome and I don't know why. The font looks messy and corrupted. Any ideas? The occurs on many sites, but this screenshot is from Youtube.
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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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Efficiently stripe incoming one-word lines onto columns?

Consider a stream of one-word lines such as the stdout of $ echo foo bar baz quux xyxxy thud | tr ' ' '\n' foo bar baz quux xyxxy thud I say "one-word" to indicate there is no whitespace other than ...
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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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How do I tell the computer not to copy unimportant information in Wikipedia?

How can I tell the computer not to copy unimportant information ? For example if I go to this page and copy the first paragraph, I'd get: Sentence spacing is the horizontal space between ...
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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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Find and replace text in multiple files

I’m hoping someone might lend their time in helping me create a batch file or similar for finding and replacing text in several files. I have tried many “search and replace” utilities but have not ...
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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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Photoshop text spacing issue

I am having a problem with letter spacing in Photoshop (CS5, Mac) Word: Mister, "i" has too little spacing left and right. This occurs when anti-aliasing is on "none" and is most noticeable on ...
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Sed error “sed: -e expression #1, char [#]: extra characters after command”

sed '/\r$/ {N s/\n//}' sed: -e expression #1, char 10: extra characters after command I want to understand what is wrong with my command line. When I can do the some of following in a script ...
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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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Windows 7 (home) - How To Select Text In Links

I have seen many duplicate questions like this, this and on the Windows 7 Forums, but none of them have a satisfactory and perfect solution. Here's my problem: I was reading this article; in the ...