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

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Why do text editors think this file is UTF-8?

I have two text files, which I'm giving download links to rather than a pastebin to preserve their contents precisely: field1.txt field2.txt Both of these text files consist only of spaces, ...
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Why does “U0001f60e” come up in various online text?

I’ve seen this a worrying number of times as of late, people will write a comment and it'll end in U0001f60e or I’ll just be reading an article and U0001f60e appears in it at seemingly random points. ...
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Substitution in text file **without** regular expressions

I need to substitute some text inside a text file with a replacement. Usually I would do something like sed -i 's/text/replacement/g' path/to/the/file The problem is that both text and replacement ...
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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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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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Join split lines with specific character at the end of line

I have to join two lines. One of them has point end of it to the previous one in whole text example: line1:hello line2:goodbye. I need to change it to: line1: hello goodbye. I have to remove ...
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Most universal method of storing raw text? [closed]

What’s the most universal method of storing raw text? What I mean is, if I have some text, lets say “ABC,” and I stick that text into Microsoft Notepad it will encode the text using ANSI by default. ...
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Join lines with specific character at the end of line

I have many (50,000) lines of text and I have to do two tasks: I have to join two lines. One of them has point end of it to the previous one in whole text example: line1:hello line2:goodbye. I ...
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How to paste Excel data as fixed-width text?

If I copy data in Excel and paste it in a text file, I get tabs between cells. That's not good, I want spaces - and I want the columns to be aligned. How can I achieve this without a lot of effort ...
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How to recover pixelated text from JPEG image with Photoshop?

I've got a JPEG image with text on it (badly scanned document), which is hardly readable. I have already played around with the sharpen filters, contrast, levels and the color replacement tool, with ...
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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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Removing lines in text document that end the same

We have a script that downloads a list of domains for our squid box to block, but we keep getting warnings like the following: 2015/03/02 17:08:47| WARNING: You should probably remove '.artnau.com' ...
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Formula or function to change part of a text string color not using conditional formating

I have a shape I am using to highlight text. The text is using a formula to get a set of text from the spreadsheet . I need a single word to be a different color than the rest of the text string. ...
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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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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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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 ...