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

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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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Looking for speech-to-text tool (convert .wav to text)

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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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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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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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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Is it possible to remove ligatures from copied text?

I have a few PDFs that contain ligatures in the text (e.g., ff is combined into a single character, ff). Is there an easy way to remove them when copying the text from the PDF? (i.e., when I paste, ...
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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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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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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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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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Find and replace text in multiple files

I’m hoping someone might lend their time in helping me create a batch file or similar for finding and replacing text in several files. I have tried many “search and replace” utilities but have not ...
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LCD screen text does not look sharp

The text on my Samsung SyncMaster 732NW LCD screen does not look sharp. It looks hazy and unclear, similar to a defective OLD CRT in my office. NB : I got it repaired when it did not start few months ...
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How to copy text from Java program?

I am using a Java program called JDownloader v0.9.581 and I wish to copy the full file and link list from main scrolling window. JDownloader has no way to save the full list as a text file. I have ...
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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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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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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 reverse text file in Windows

Please help me, how reverse/sort row in text file with batch in Windows? Example: I have text in this format 15/04/2013-07:10:30 lalala 15/04/2013-07:10:30 Text text 15/04/2013-07:10:30 1 lala ...
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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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How to combine and permute two wordlists

I would like to combine and/or permute the words from a list up to 3 times. For example: If I have one list with: apple orange cafe and another list with: 11 22 33 it should produce ...
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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 / ...