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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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Convert CRLF's to line feeds on Linux

What's the best way to convert CRLF's to line feeds in files on Linux? I've seen sed commands, but is there anything simpler?
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Silly full text search? [closed]

I'm looking for a simple windows tool that is able to go over all the files in a tree of directories and perform a full text search on all the files. I simply don't trust the Vista search because it ...
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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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Formatted hard drive, forgot to back up a text file. How do I get it back?

I have already had the same problem before. On that occasion, I found a program that could scan my entire hard drive for string pieces so I could recover it. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of ...
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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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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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What GUI systems let you copy text with formatting preserved, via clipboard?

If you select and copy a text from Internet Explorer and paste it in Miscrosoft Word, the formatting is preserved. If you do that in Opera or Firefox in Windows, it's lost, IIRC. I use Gnome desktop ...
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How can the data in this PDF be obtained in plain text?

In this file http://www.pnas.org/content/suppl/2010/12/10/1014060108.DCSupplemental/Appendix.pdf starting from page 5, a number of data rows are written. I need these rows in plain text format. How ...
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How can a paragraph be reformatted in Notepad++?

How can I reformat a paragraph in Notepad++? In UltraEdit I can select one or more long lines and reformat the paragraph to the set right margin (e.g. 60 or 80) by menu command Format/Reformat ...
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grep for “term” and exclude “another term”

I am trying to build a grep search that searches for a term but exludes lines which have a second term. I wanted to use multiple -e "pattern" options but that has not worked. Here is an example of a ...
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Hidden characters inserted after pipe (|) followed by a space

Very often, on my Mac, when I use the pipe (|) character followed by a space character, an invincible character will be inserted in between. This is especially annoying when using the terminal, as it ...
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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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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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A site for pimp my Notepad [closed]

Is there any site which have premade words and stuff for Notepad like: ______ ___ ___ /\ _ \ /\_ \ /\_ \ \ \ \L\ \\//\ \ \//\ \ __ __ _ __ ___ \ \ __ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ /'__`\ ...
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Force view text file instead of download in Firefox?

Often times I'll click on a random link to a .sh or .py or .cpp or ... file in Firefox, and all I want is to view the code. I don't have a Firefox handler set up for every text file extension under ...
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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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how to turn off line wrap in gedit?

I've been using kwrite for a long time and love the way I can turn on/off line wrapping easily. Now I'm running Ubuntu with gnome, trying to avoid any KDE at all on this particular machine. Gedit ...
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How to convert a text file from Shift JIS to UTF-8 and back from the terminal

In order to make this conversion I have to use a text editor. This is tedious. Is there an easier way to do it, like some program I can run from the Linux or OSX terminal?
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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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Word 2010 - Shading paragraph background

I have created a new Word 2010 document and am wanting to set the background shading of a paragraph to a given colour (using the blue circled button). My issue is that when I have done so, the areas ...
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How do I change or replace all instances of a character in a text file to a newline/line break/EOL in Notepad2 or Notepad++?

I tried Notepad2's 'Replace Text' function, but I don't know what to put in the 'Replace with' field. The OS I'm using is Windows 7.
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Placing tags around selected text in notepad++

Is there a plugin, macro, or some sort of option for placing tags around selected text after I highlight and begin typing?
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Import bookmarks to firefox from txt file

I have a txt file with a bunch of links in it and I want to import them as bookmarks in firefox. I tried the import feature of the bookmarks manager, but it only import from an html file. Is there ...
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Sublime Text 2 - insert breaks to match current wrapping?

Is there an automated way to insert line breaks at every point where the text is currently wrapping? After this operation, no lines should be wrapped, but it should look visually identical.
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Excel 2010 Pivot Formatting - Can't indent and wrap fields?

When working with pivot tables in Excel 2010, I want to show my pivot in compact form, with each field being indented as you move through the data, like so: However, some of my data strings are ...
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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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Include only part of a figure caption within a textbox in a table of figures in MS Word

I am writing a thesis paper with long figure captions. I have discovered how to use Style Separator to have only the first sentence appear in the list of figures, however, all my captions are in text ...
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Unicode text exceeding boundaries?

I've seen this before on youtube comments and such as well but what is this called and how is it done? I saw it here ...
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Dialog display with blank field assigned to variable in Mac Terminal?

I want to make a display box that has a text box that the user can enter a number into that will later be assigned to a variable. How would I do this?
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wrap selection around … in notepad++

Is there any way to wrap the selected text in ',",),},],> or around any symbol in notepad++? I have looked around all of the plugins but there is nothing similar to what Textmate or eclipse can do.
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How can I automatically split text files into parts of a known size?

I'm pondering the feasibility of splitting up a text based ebook into smaller parts to read on an iPod - they need to be about 4 KB each for that. Is there any command or program (Linux or Windows) ...
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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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What tool can produce the line count of a text?

I don't want it to delete the rest or anything but just to quickly report the number of lines the text I just entered is included. Is there a tool that quickly finds "the number of lines in this text ...
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Windows XP Generic Text Driver and Printer Name Bug

I am using a Windows XP machine and I'm printing to a Zebra Printer using the "Generic / Text Only" driver. I have a printer setup, in the Windows, Printers and Faxes area. It is called "Generic / ...