Pertains to the processing, import or export of plain characters (either ASCII or Unicode) from any language in written form

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Unicode text lost when saved as ansi

When i have saved a text file using a notepad with ANSI i lost all of the info since it became all question marks. Is there a way to convert it back to Unicode to retrieve the text?
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Can I remotely send SMS messages via my iPhone from my PC? [on hold]

I work in a busy office and I need to be able to contact my wife at home via texts, but I am not allowed to use my phone. Without jailbreaking the phone, I wondered if there was a way I could text ...
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Create your own file format [on hold]

How do I create my own file format? I would like to create a file format similar to a text file but with metadata, etc. How do I do this in Windows?
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Photoshop (CS5): Cursor + bounding box not showing when editing some text layers

I have a Photoshop (CS5) file in which multiple text layers do not show a cursor when I select them. In case of paragraph text layers, the layer's bounding box/resize controls are also invisible. In ...
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Delete “unidentified” carriage-return char from a text file

I have a text file containing a strange "carriage return" char. If I open the file with Notepad I can't see the new line. If I open the file with Wordpad I can see the new line. I uploaded an ...
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Replacing several strings in a file in one go

Suppose I want to replace all AAA with BBB and all BBB with AAA in a text file. The thing which looks an obvious solution (in Perl or in Sed) is: s/AAA/BBB/g; s/BBB/AAA/g; But this does not ...
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Can't enter text into a Word document

I have a Word document and it won't accept new text entry, all of a sudden. I can use the mouse, just not enter text. (I did check the keyboard, and it's working fine.)
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Microsoft Excel - Sum drop down boxes with text

Good morning everyone. I require some help with my spreadsheet. As you will see by the screenshot below, i have added drop down boxes with text that i pick based on different combinations. I then ...
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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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How to divide several pages of text (80.000 words) that i have to divide into 160 characters per page in a text editor?

A have several pages of text (80.000 words) that i have to transform and divide into 160 characters max per page. Any of you can help me do this in BBedit or Sublime Text (Mac)? Tks, Bruno
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Looking to create a batch file capable of editing a line (or word) in a text file

I have a text file (...\config.txt) containing 2 lines which looks like: Preamp: -4 dB Include: surround.txt I need to change "surround" to "headphones" in that config file. I really need to make 2 ...
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Extract multiple strings between two words in a file

I have a text file made this way: hjkhkhkjhkh<start:"xxxxxxxxxxxx:"alt>asdsadasd<start:"yyyyyyyyyyyyyy:"alt>gfhfg ...
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Why redirecting FINDSTR output produce UNIX line ending?

When I issue this command: FINDSTR /I /N "<sdk:extra>" addon.xml output is: 973: <sdk:extra> 995: <sdk:extra> 1017: <sdk:extra> 1036: <sdk:extra> 1057: ...
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how do I change the colour scheme on PuTTY

I'm using PuTTY to SSH from my PC at home to Linux computers at work, but some of the text (folder names) is dark blue on black, which is almost impossible to read. How do I change the colour-scheme? ...
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Windows 7 (home) - How to select text in hypertext 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 ...
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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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Pasting text with hyperlinks to WordPad

When i copy a text with hyperlinks like under bla bla bla bla bla to WordPad, hyperlinks turn into plain text like bla bla bla bla bla Am i doing something wrong or it is the Wordpad which ...
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How do I fix a problem of text going to the bottom of a text box and leaving a wide gap above?

Adobe InDesign CC problem I am having text alignment problems that suddenly occurred on one large newsletter document. The problem does not occur on new documents. Strange text stuff: On an existing ...
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How to find differences between two texts [closed]

I have two text documents that are same except in some words. I want to find these words. But it takes time to read both of them and check for differences. Is there other way to find out what are the ...
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Mapped keyboard shortcuts that generate text responses (macros maybe)

I've got a seemingly simple idea where I would press a combination of keys (like Ctrl + Alt + Z) and paste a previously written(and saved) response on wherever I'm typing. This is meant to work in a ...
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Russian suddenly stopped showing properly

Suddenly it shows up like symbols DDDDDD and so on. Like this --> а Дивали. No, I did not do any changes whatsoever. What's weird is that a few days ago I wrote a webpage in russian. And TODAY ...
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Searching across multiple documents for common words

I have the lyrics to a song. (.txt) I also have lyrics to 50 other songs. I'm looking for a way to analyse/search those 50 song lyrics with the lyrics to the first song, and find which one of the ...
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Combine two files column-wise in Ubuntu?

I have two files: one is like preface Introduction chapter 1 the other is like 1 2 3 I was wondering how to column-wise combine the two files into one: preface 1 Introduction 2 chapter 1 3 ...
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Split very long line of words into separate lines of max length

I have a script that outputs a list of packages on a single long line separated by spaces. The information included in this line shall be inserted into a text file which is later presented to a user. ...
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Copying straight text from latex generated file

I'm trying to do some corrections to a PDF documented generated from latex. To do the corrections I first copy the text out of the PDF. What happens is that in the generated PDF, the words are cut ...
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How to overlay text on Adobe Acrobat pdf file?

I have an Adobe Acrobat PDF file on Macintosh OS X Lion that I need to overlay some plain text on top of at a particular position relative to the original PDF. Previously I have created a Microsoft ...
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Strike-through text: Microsoft Lync

Somehow I hit a magic key combination in Microsoft Lync that is sending strike-through text. When I look at the "A" icon (text properties), I don't see an option for strike-through. How can I ...
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how to convert the text into timing for subtitle

I have a video which is take 6 hours and 31 minutes which I want to get the subtitle from youtube but i couldn't be able to do as they are take the video for 1 hour only. I have uploaded each video of ...
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combine multiple text files, _+ filenames_, into a single text file

I would like to combine a handful of text files, but with titles (EDIT: filenames). Ideally, something like * a filename contents of file ... * another filename contents of file ... etc... ...
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Spark hotkey types wrong text

I am using (and loving) Spark hotkey shortcut manager on Mac. I have a shortcut in the Text / Keyboard tab to type out "test-email@test.com" with 5ms interval assigned to Ctrl+5. Most times it works ...
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API/Tool for mining unstructured text? [closed]

I wish to create a concepts map from unstructured text. For example Desired input: find "/" -name "*.txt" Desired output: concepts-graph.dot In other words, I want to mine my text files and create ...
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Convert pdf to text ignoring structure

I am looking for a tool that can batch convert pdf to text I don't want the tool to try maintain any sort of structure just print line by line with spaces between words. All tools I have encountered ...
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how can I view file as paint image?

this guy is writing code in ms paint http://www.themarysue.com/writing-code-ms-paint/ similarly I would like to display, just for fun, various files (text or binary) as image. is there any utility?
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replace file's content between specific line numbers with another file using BASH

What is the most efficient way to replace file's content between specific line numbers with another file? Here is a sample: main.txt: a b c d e f g h i j k l new.part.txt x y z p q r s t u The ...
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Automatic replacement of expressions

Maybe this can be achieved through (extended) regular expressions, but I really don't know if or how. There seems to be a way to access "things that are found" by using $1, $2, … but I have no idea ...
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How do I replace cells in Column A of Excel if the column I'm pulling from is partially blank? [closed]

I have an old list of names in Column A, and I want to replace them with the update names in Column B. What function can I use to replace only the cells that need updating? I basically want to keep ...
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A better way to search for a string within a file?

I am trying to find a particular string of text in a file somewhere on my hard drive. The best I have come up with so far is: find -type f / | xargs cat | grep "string to find" But this just tells ...
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Adding characters at the end of multiple lines [closed]

What I have: hello What I want: hello1 hello2 hello3 hello4 hello5 But with around 1500 numbers and the word isn't hello. I want to use Notepad++ for this. I don't wanna have to do find: $ replace ...
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Restoring window text size to default in Windows 7 x64

On Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1, I changed the text size to 150% (Control Panel -> Display). This worked fine; all text was scaled up correctly. However, when I tried to change it back to default ...
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Processing RAW data to make a web displayable graph

I have data on a Linux system, about 44K data points, that I'd like to make a Scatter plot. The plot should be saved so that it can be displayed on a website (JPG?). Some other parameters: X-Axis: ...
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Convert a Large .txt file to a ophcrack rainbow table

I have made a txt file with some passwords in it and i need a way to convert it into a rainbow tables to crack windows passwords using ophcrack. I have had a look on Google but i haven't found a way ...
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Mac : How to enter the full directory path in a save As Dialog?

Suppose I am editing a document/file in an app like MS office, text editor or emacs, etc and I want to save the document in a particular directory. On windows/linux, using my aliases, etc, I would ...
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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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Cacti displaying graph text as blocks

(Image now irrelevant, it is grabbing the newest graph from my server.. I did not archive a picture of it when it was broken. Instead of text, each character was represented by a block.) I had not ...
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Recover the text from a notepad dump file

I was typing in notepad I then clicked save and it hanged so I went to task manager and clicked on the hanged process of notepad.exe "Create Dump File". I never got to save my .txt file ony the .dmp ...
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Search a text string and replace the whole line which contains it on a group of text files (Windows)

I'm looking for an automated solution than can search if a specified text string is on a line (may not be an exact match - just as long as the specified text string is contained in the line) on a ...
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Don't include 'Line #' after searching for specific lines in Notepad++

I'm really newbie with this software, and here is my problem. I did a search for a specific word in Notepad++ as "Find All in Current Document", but in the results it includes "Line #". I need to ...
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Closed captions are all chopped up in the SRT file.

The text from the srt file download from a youtube vid is all chopped up when I open it in Texteditor (mac). Isn't there a way to get the COMPLETE dialogue / text from CC/subtitles? The chopped doc is ...
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Beyond-compare wont ignore line-breaks?

I have this comparison : I want those line to be treated equal. but it showes me they are different. I already applied those settings : What am I doing wrong ?
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Replace Array Of Characters With Another Character With In Text File?

Is there any tool to replace some characters with another one but at once , i mean for example i have text file like this : .>+&5+B0"0,9,04A?@"56/!3 Replace each of this character with ...