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

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Troubleshooting Text Not Displaying Properly - Java Applets / Pop-Ups

I'm having trouble troubleshooting a display issue I'm seeing in some pop-up windows, and it seems to be Java related. I'm on the latest JRE (no new updates available from java update), have tried ...
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Text tagging/analysis tool for Mac

I'm a doctoral student doing research in the humanities. As part of my research I have gathered together a lot of interview text. To analyse this data I want to be able to easily tag sections of text ...
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What is the syntax of this text chunklet? [closed]

Canyou help me with this syntax? It start like: {kätkö\son\spiilotettu\sLinnainmaalle.\t\t\sfbhfiozönbiou(gseii¤hghioöghi/ejihohnbishgui ...
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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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Certain text looks bitty on PC

A few days ago, I found out that a few keys on my keyboard weren't working. All the keys to the left of Q, A and Z including those keys. I then replaced this keyboard with a very old one that I had ...
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Split large text file according to record values

There are some questions alike in this site, but mine is a bit different. I have a 30 GB text file, and I need to split it into smaller files according to the different record values. For example; ...
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How to replace text in last column?

Is there an easy way how to convert text in last column(8) if last 3 characters of the string are "-TA" So for example if text string in last column is "AB-TA" it will convert text to "AB.NO" If the ...
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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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Loop text that wipes left to right using FFMPEG drawtext filter

I have the following FFMPEG command which correctly wipes text across the bottom of a video. ffmpeg -y -i test_small.mov -acodec libmp3lame -vcodec libx264 -pix_fmt yuv420p -b:a 192k -b:v 1400k -ar ...
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FFMPEG drawtext filter - get total width of text string so that it can start off stage

I have the following FFMPEG command which simply wipes text from left to right. What I am trying to do is determine the total width of the text string so I can subtract this amount from the x position ...
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Outline numbering. The text indent goes to 1.6 on “VIII” and I can't change it

I am working with Office 2013, on a Windows 7 computer. I made my own outline system, (does this with the stock outline numbering also). I set text the indent to 0.5 for all levels. When I get to ...
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Increase space between text lines in Photoshop

How do I increase the spacing between two lines (or leading) in a paragraph in Photoshop?
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Creating video containing animated text using FFMPEG alone

I doubt this is possible, but am trying to find some way to 1 dynamically render text, and then 2 optionally animate it (simple left to right movement) and then 3 composite the result on top of ...
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Can less wrap lines like fmt does?

Like most people I use less as my terminal pager. Occasionally I view files consisting of very long lines of plain or marked-up text. By default less folds these lines at the terminal window edge. ...
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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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How do i copy a specific word/number from a TXT file using Batch?

I need to search for a specific nubmer that comes after a string in a text file. For example I have this data: yyy = 80rr, xxx = 136rr, zzz = 95rr and i want to copy the numbers that between ...
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Write specific text a .txt file with Batch script

I have a script that install several programs. I would like to write a series of batch scripts to log these installs. I was hoping to find a command that would allow me to select this text file ...
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I would like to add specific text to get total count

I am trying to create a holiday calendar for team. We have defined terms like H= Holiday B = Business trip S= Sick I would like to count total of H , S &B for calendar year. How can I do ...
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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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Find and delete characters special in text file batch file

Example: three text files: 1.txt contents store is: 7.1M 2.txt is 72M 3.txt is 7.21M I would use batch file to scan these three text files and output: 1.txt is 7 2.txt is 72 3.txt is 7 Thank ...
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How to extract the text from MS Office documents in Linux?

I need a way to extract the text from all of the MS Office document types (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), in Linux. I envision that there might be several different approaches to accomplish this, such as ...
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How to export a PDF file from Indesign. (text should be non selectable and file size should be smaller)

I tried to export a PDF from indesign CC3, with "smallest File size" preset. Its giving me very good result, the exported PDF file size is 2.8mb But when I converted text to outline, the PDF size ...
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How to select (highlight) answers or questions text in superuser without using a mouse?

Recently I started learning to use keyboard shortcuts almost for everything I'm doing on the laptop (os win7) but soon enough after I started, I bumped into the problem of being unable to highlight ...
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How to select (highlight) text in Skype chat without using a mouse?

Recently I started learning to use keyboard shortcuts almost for everything I'm doing on the laptop (os win7) but soon enough after I started, I bumped into the problem of being unable to highlight ...
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Create a word cloud on linux command-line

I'd like to create a word cloud on the linux command-line, similar to wordle and similar services. How can I do that? I have plain-text files and I'd like to create a word-cloud for each one.
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PDF to text convertor [closed]

I'm looking for a "one-click" way of taking ANY PDF and converting it to plain text. Ideally on OSX or Linux. Ideally, the solution would include OCR functionality, but it need not necessarily. The ...
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How do I bulk change indentation sizes

I have a large number of files that are indented in a certain way and want to convert them to a different style of indentation (they are indented with 4 spaces and I want them to use 2 spaces). How ...
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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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Create your own file format [closed]

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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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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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 ...