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

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MSWord 2010 - form fields not formatting as desired

I set up a protected form quite a while ago with fields on page 1 (Client Name, Proposal Title, etc), which are intended to populate fields throughout the document. I tried to set formatting so the ...
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How to improve quality of PDF text files on Mac

I have a text document in PDF format, 200 pages, which I need to edit. I thought about doing OCR, but the quality is not really great, and OCR does not work well. Then I wonder whether I could somehow ...
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How can I update a text frame in Scribus from a text file

I'm using Scribus for an instruction manual translated into several languages. Is there a way to update a text frame, which was already filled by "Get text..." from a plain text file, without loosing ...
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Simplest import of pipe-delimited text w/header to PostgreSQL

I am trying to create a database with several tables. One of the tables is intended to hold about 1.3 million rows of data from the U.S. Economic Census. The data is in a pipe-delimited text file. ...
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Can iconv convert the 'symbol' encoding?

I need to convert some files in greek that are encoded to be used with 'Symbol' font to Unicode. Can I use iconv for this? And if so, what is the name of encoding that is used in 'Symbol'?
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IE 11 on Windows7 getting “this page can't be displayed” or page comes as HTML

I have Windows 7 and IE 11 I have a few problems: Sometimes I get : "this page can't be displayed " when asked to search to search for page Also sometimes Hotmail comes as HTML file, and some ...
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Find duplicate phrases - any tool or regex

I've got a long document, and I suspect that some phrases (one or multiple sentences) are identical or at least similiar. Is there some way to find these repetitive phrases? Some tool or regex?
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How do I export the Browsing History in Firefox?

I lost a load of open tabs in Firefox that I want to recover. The details are in the browsing history but it is not the most friendly area of Firefox to wade through. The Export option there actually ...
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Merge two text files, with differences highlighted

I have two text files, which are almost the same except for some changes on a few lines. I would like to merge these two files into a single text file, with differences highlighted, so that I can then ...
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Recovered text file is wrong decoded

I have a very very important text file that I accidentally deleted. I managed to recover it. Now, I cant read the recovered file and I don't know what happened to it. The file is here: ...
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Importing Bookmarks from a Text File (to any browser/website)

I have dozens of text files containing around 60 url's each, accumulated over years of browsing on multiple computers. I wish to import these into any browser, to allow me to then use cross-browser ...
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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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Extracting quotations from a movie / tv transcript in Notepad++

I have a transcript of a 3 hour documentary that is filled with quotes I'd like to share. The transcript is huge so going through it manually would take forever. So basically, I just want to remove ...
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how to change default table text wrapping in word 2013

Problem I'm trying to create a new table style that has some space between the text right under the table. When I select a single table and go to table properties, I can set the text wrapping to ...
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Microsoft office 2013 text cursor animation for windows system

I'm curious, is it possible to use Microsoft office 2013 text cursor animation for windows system. By this i mean the smooth animation it has..? (Noob alert) EDIT (Tip: from comment): OS: Windows ...
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Does gedit have a maximum column length and how to counter that?

very simple question: I am writing my data in a text file in the format(say): name val1 val2 val3 file1 20 33 44 file2 30 22 22 file3 20 12 12 Now I have about 100 values i.e. ...
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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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Linux alternative to dtsearch

I'm a new linux user, just switched from Windows, and I had dtsearch desktop which indexed and searched the context of documents I had. Is there any alternative that is simple to use on linux? I've ...
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Text Macros For Chrome

I am not really what this would be called or what to search for, so I apologize if this has been answered before... I am a software developer, so as an example, I am going to use a function call, but ...
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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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Can I remotely send SMS messages via my iPhone from my PC?

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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How do I open a source code file in Chrome?

Some files, like txt can be opened in Chrome. How do I open py files that are linked on the page, and prevent them from bringing up the download dialog box? Like this, for example ...
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Reversing Excel's Text Import Wizard for CSV Export

I have a CSV file that I want to import to excel, edit, and save back as CSV. The problem that I encounter is with Text Import Wizard: I open a new Excel file, then Data > From Text, and in The text ...
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How do you copy-paste from PDF to google drive?

I have tried numerous times to copy and paste text from a PDF into Notepad or Google Drive and a bunch of random line breaks get added. How do you do it? I really don't want to instal a whole other ...
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How to edit pronunciations for Balabolka

I know you can highlight a word and through Ctrl+P bring up the Pronunciation Correction dialog. What I don't understand is how to properly change the pronunciation. IPA doesn't seem to be used. There ...
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Incrementally grepping a single text file with a configurable GUI

I have a fairly large text file (~1000 lines, Markdown format) that I would like to quickly grep for lines that include or exclude certain words. This is a large file, so I need the feedback of ...
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Vbscript to search through Microsoft Word files for keywords

I'd like to search through a large number of word files all held in the same folder, searching each document for a keyword. When a document is identified which contains the keyword the script should ...
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Automatically formatting plain text files in Word

We have a legacy system that spits out text files that used to be printed on a 132-column printer. Some files have even longer lines, such as 169 characters. For whatever reason, the .DOC file ...
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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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How would I scrape text from a site? [closed]

Schemer is closing down, and I'm trying to preserve the text because there are many good ideas on the site. I'd like to get the text from within each of the links listed on the sitemap. Is there a ...
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Using vim for creating fixed width text?

I've got text in the form xxxx yyyyy xx yyyy xxxxxxxx yyyyy x y I'd like the second set in each line to begin at the same point ie xxxx yyyyy xx yyyy xxxxxxxx yyyyy x y I ...
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TextAnalysisTool.NET equivalent for OS X

I've used TextAnalysisTool.NET in the past for analyzing log files on Windows machines and found it incredibly useful. I love the simplicity+power that it achieves for dynamically grepping log files, ...
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Tools to extract text from powerpoint pptx in linux?

Any there any linux tools that will extract the text from a Powerpoint pptx file? I tried catppt but it just returns file.pptx is not OLE file or Error. abiword --to=txt file.pptx also returns an ...
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API/Tool for mining unstructured text?

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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Formula to display text from multiple cells from one sheet in another

I have a list of sales reps and the names of the customers they've sold product to, on one sheet. I have tried VLOOKUP, but it will only return one set of text from the cells. I would like to know, ...
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Screen-reader can't read un-selectable text

My screen reader reads out loud text I select and tell it to read. Some of my college classes have courses that are powered by online web apps that will no allow me to select he text. My reader ...
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Indexing text file content with command line query

I take daily notes in a plaintext file labeled with date in the YYYYMMDD format. These files are no more than 100 lines long, and are written in a blog style format. I'd like to be able search these ...
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Can I do a “one-time” file content search in Windows Server 2008 without adding the folder to the index?

Can I search for files which contain a specific string in a folder if that folder is not in the search index? So, lets say folder 'textFiles' is not in the index. I navigate to this folder in Windows ...
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Efficient way to index text files

I have a series of text files I'm downloading from a Yahoo Group and I'd like to tag them and index them. What program will help me do this?
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How to insert delimiter into text that is in a specific format

I am currently using Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac. I am trying to separate data in the following format with delimiters. So far I have not been able to come up with a practical solution. Can anyone ...
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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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Show text over videos for specific time

Easiest way to add Overlay Text over Videos (avi,mp4 etc)? So far I have tried MS PowerPoint 2010 to add text over video but i don't see any options to show text for specific time. Plus the output ...
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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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Creating hotkey or keyboard shortcut for pasting specific text phrase in Mac OSX

I have a text phrase (actually, several phases) that I use frequently in multiple applications. I'd like to create a keyboard shortcut or hotkey that will paste this text phrase wherever I have placed ...
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Shell: how write multiline text file without escaping special symbols?

I know the question sounds to be discussed thousands times before. But somehow I can't find good solution. Problem: I need to write multiline text from shell. The text might contain special chars ...
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How to create a random .txt(Human readable text like ascii) file in linux

I need to create a text file which should contain random text data that can be read by human. I know that we can use /dev/urandom and /dev/random for getting random data. But it is not readable by ...
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Deleting entire lines in a text file based on a partial string match with Windows PowerShell

So I have several large text files I need to sort through, and remove all occurrences of lines which contain a given keyword. So basically, if I have these lines: This is not a test This is a ...
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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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Every other line is blank when copying an HTML document and pasting it as plain text

When I copy a text from an HTML document (e.g. from Firefox, Thunderbird, Internet Explorer...) and paste it as text then after every HTML paragraph (<p>) an empty line is inserted. This also ...
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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?