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Text formatter tools

I make notes in textual format, for example ## TODO list 1. do this 2. do that ## SOMETHING ### ANYTHING 1. do this 2. do that Are there tools to change this text into HTML or LaTeX format? I ...
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How to find files with given character encoding?

I am looking for a tool that for given directory will find all files having particular character encoding (like UTF-8). Do you know such a tool? EDIT: OS - Windows XP
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How to refer to a menu entry in text?

Are there any official (vendor specific?) guidelines how to refer to a menu entry in a program? If I open Microsoft Outlook help there is always a listing 1. Goto Tab x 2. Click on item y 3. ... ...
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Text from pdftotext and alignment

I used texttopdf on linux to extract all the text from a multipage pdf, everything is fine, except that each page get a different alignment, although in the original pdf this is not the case, here is ...
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How to extract text from pdf in script on Linux?

On Linux - How to extract text from a .pdf in which text really is text, not a scanned image? I want something I can use on the command line / in a script, not interactively. (I don't want to convert ...
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What is a general term for software that replaces what you are typing in realtime?

What is a general term for a program similar to Texter, AutoHotKey, PhraseExpress or the shortcut functionality on the old Palm OS?
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Replacing text in file at certain width

Is there a program that I can use that will let me replace text at a certain width? Example: I want to replace 20-26 with 0s. From: ...
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Stop Outlook from making text a hyperlink

I have a problem in Outlook (2003) which is really annoying. I don't think it's of my own making but whenever Outlook encounters some words in an email that are simply separated by a dot (.), it makes ...
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How to get Mac OS X text substitutions working on Thunderbird

Is there a way to get this working on Thunderbird? When I right-click on the email message window, the popup menu doesn't include the usual Mac items (Substitutions, Transformations, etc…)
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How to get Pencil-Sketch Effect?

I am trying to get this kind of Pencil-Sketch Effect in Photoshop, but without much luck: Being new to Photoshop, I need either exact steps to bring this effect or links to tutorials. Anyone have ...
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Where do I configure the default text selection behavior in Windows?

(eg. mouse click selects entire word vs. mouse click inserts an active cursor) I find the mouse click behavior of Windows XP and Windows 7 annoying and intrusive. I don't remember Windows NT being ...
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Increment one value in a text line, using script

I have a text file as input. I need to filter that through some program, SED, AWK, whatever, where i need to increment a value in a particular line every time i run the script. What's the best way ...
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awk+regex with GUI on windows?

Sometimes i have text copied from a doc or a browser which i need to process. I figure awk would solve it and maybe a little regex to help. Is there something like this? or do i need to find a ...
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text editor that allows selection of text block, then adds a character at the front of line?

Hi is there a text editor out there that allows me to select a block of text and insert a character to all lines at where I want to? E.g. start of line, end of line, nth position
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NetworkManager in text mode for Ubuntu Lucid

How do I get wireless network when X11 is not running? In my GNOME Session, there is an icon at the top right corner of the screen, where I have configured by home wifi settings, and it connects every ...
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notepad++ remove charater 10 to 20 for example

the title says it all, I can;t find a option in notepad+ for removing for example charater 10 to 20. Do I mis something or is there a other option for it? Example: original line: <div ...
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How do I reverse the lines of a file in UNIX

How can i reverse a line in a file in Order Example : Input file : 123 500 1000 LOAN GOD 10000 01000 Output Format: 321 005 0001 NAOL DOG 00001 00010
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how to make bash not to wrap output?

Whenever some command generates long lines as output ( for example, when ls -l a folder which contains files with long names ), the long lines are wrapped to next line, thus messing up the column ...
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How to preserve breaks when copying text from table cells in Word

I have a table in Word 2000 where every singe cell can contain paragraphs. I copy the texts to another program that accepts simple clipboard texts (not rich-formatted, you can use notepad for tests). ...
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Searching for plain text file markup language with simple syntax

I prefer normal plain text files over OpenOffice files, because there are much smaller and the editing is faster. Most text editors open faster than OpenOffice or any other office application. What ...
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cut text into excel and preserve cells

I'm writing a program that emails some data to a few of my employee's One of them tracks the data in excel so I added a purely data line in text to the bottom of the email so he can just copy and ...
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Embedding Text File (Link to text file) in MS Word

I have been trying to embed a text file like we can do with Word files. Go to Insert >> Object Check the box which says "Insert as a link" At this instance, there is no option for text files. I ...
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How to create a multi-line node in Freemind?

How can I create a multi-line node in Freemind? I don't need any formatting, just wrapped text.
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How do I cut-and-paste an email, so that paste will be in pure text (stripping all html)

I need to be able to select and copy and email, then paste it into a textbox (Sharepoint multi-line extended field). It messes things up when you do this directly since emails have a ton of html in ...
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How can I find the words I type most frequently?

Many programs can save you some typing by setting up shortcuts for commonly typed words. For example you could always replace @gm with @gmail.com. I'm having trouble coming up with a list of things I ...
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finding surrounding lines with grep

I know how to use grep to output a line that matches a string. But what if I also want to output one line above every line containing a matching string, how do I do that?
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Test Editing Revert to Standard Formatting

All the time I am editing emails or text documents and I copy and paste text from another source. This changes the the current text formatting styles to that of what was copied and it is always a big ...
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Disk Based Text Editor to Edit File Larger than Memory

I am using Ubuntu and looking for a good editor to edit a file that is > 4GB. I just need to put content at the end and beginning of the file. I suppose I could use something like cat "text to add" ...
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Intelligent “Subtraction” of one text logfile from another

Example: Application generates large text log file A with many different messages. It generates similarly large log file B when does not function correctly. I want to see what messages in file B are ...
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Is there a way to do a spell check on the static elements of a webpage?

for example - I want to do a spellcheck on a portion of text already there on a webpage, not necessarily in a textbox. Is it possible through some add-on (Firefox or Chrome) or script? For example, ...
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How to set space between words in MS Word

When I am trying to Justify text paragraph in MS word, random space is generating between words. How can I set equal gap between words and how can I change the setting of Justify
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How to tell Firefox to render various text files directly, rather than asking for external application?

When navigating to various pages that are in a text-based format, such as source code, .tex/.sty files, unix configuration files, &c, Firefox often —I think whenever it can determine the ...
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Is there a freeware program for editing the text stream of PDFs?

PDFs are a great archive format for scanned images, but Acrobat does not allow you to edit the text layer of the document (the part that can copy and paste from) leaving you with just the raw OCR. Are ...
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How do I convert .txt into .xls?

I have a .txt file which holds some links for a website. It's about 560 links. I'm trying to convert my .txt file into an Excel file with a column name. If you have suggestions please reply.
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How to display multiple unicode text files in non-unicode program

OS:WinXP Say I got some files in Chinese and some files in Korean. And in windows 'Region and Language Options', I set language for non-unicode program = Chinese. Is there any way that I can read ...
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In Word is it possible to have references to captions in different colour?

References to captions are part of normal text, but they're not exactly "normal". With that in mind, and to ease on what words are captions and what are my "regular" text is it possible to have ...
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Converting the encoding of a text file (Mac OS X) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I convert multiple files to UTF-8 encoding using *nix command line tools? Okay, now that I can detect the encoding, I know that my encoding is using ...
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Linkedin Profile: How to add line breaks to your specialties section [closed]

How can we create line breaks in a way they are respected by linkedin? I'm using a Unix system (OSX). I found this answer but I think there has to be a way of doing it without running a LiveCD.
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Looking for speech-to-text tool (convert .wav to text) [closed]

I have the ability to get .wav files of voice mails emailed to me, but sometimes I'll be sitting in a meeting and I need to know the content of a message without playing it out loud. Are there any ...
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replace nth occurence of string in each line of a text file

I have large text files with space delimited strings (2-5). The strings can contain "'" or "-". I'd like to replace say the second space with a pipe. What's the best way to go? Using sed I was ...
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Can't see the Chinese characters in VIM

I find that when I type Chinese characters(encoded with utf-8) into VIM,I cannot see them at all while they do exist there.I can copy and paste them into other text editors and it seems everything is ...
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How to replace special characters (curly quotes, dashes, ellipses) in OS X?

Pretty simple: I need a way to convert special characters like curly quotes, ellipses, etc to their "plain text" version, i.e. … to ..., “ to ". This is on OS X, meaning I can't use a macro in ...
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How to do grap data between two file in Linux?

I have two .rtf file.... The first one have this content: Apple, Orange, Banana, Noodle, Chip The Second File is something like this: Apple I love eat Apple. Banana I hate Banana. ...
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How to create a default association for files with no extension [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set the default program for opening files without an extension in Windows? I am using http://www.pnotepad.org/ (i wouldnt mind switching to something else if it ...
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Does anyone know of a program that can search database objects (i.e. StoredProcedures) for keywords?

Is there a tool that would look through a group of stored procedures for source code keywords? A client has a lot of business logic coded into their database and I need to find where it is using ...
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Save style of a text box MS Word 2007 or 2010

I've applied border, background and shadow styles etc to a text box and would like to save this so I can use it for later use. I cannot find how to do this.
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Software to store frequently used text in PC

I am a looking for a free software that can run on the task bar (near the system time) where I can store frequently used text like my full street address, paths of specific deep folders & files in ...
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Line-length-tolerant XML diff

I've looked at the answers to this question, and unfortunately none of them has helped me so far. Not to beat about the bush, the second edition of C# in Depth is now in copy edit. I want to be able ...
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How to preserve paragraph breaks when text copy from PDF and paste into Notepad?

For example when I copy text from PDF which has paragraph breaks like this: xxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx x xxxx xx xxxx xxxx xxxxxxxxxxx x xxxxxxxx x x xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxx xxx ...
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list contents of text file in alphabetical order?

I have a txt file with ca. 3000 name entries on each line. I want to list them in alphabetical order. Is there any way i can do this via some text editor so that i don't have to manually go through ...