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Last letter missing from Excel Menu texts

I have a bizarre bug in Excel 2013. Every time I open a menu of any kind, the last letter or character of the menu's text is missing. While the bug is not a problem in any way, I'm insanely curious ...
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I need to re-enable a key I disabled but forgot how I disabled it

Along time ago, I was broke and had to use a broken keyboard (more likely I was being a stubborn idiot, but I digress). I don't remember the details, but the keyboard was broken in such a way that I ...
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Gibberish Text in Some Part of the Software in Windows 10

Don't know which actions and / or system update causing the problem, I found some gibberish text in some parts causing failure of the software (e.g.: Weird characters in rclone caused transfer failure,...
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Excel Text Box Character Limitation

In my excel workbook, WORKSHEET1 has a text box that contains the formula =SHEET2!B25. The text in the text box cuts off at 255 characters. If I create a 2nd text box on WORKSHEET1 and just enter text,...
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Microsoft random fonts for alt characters

I often use simple alt codes (e.g. µ, °, Ω, ±, in the sub 256 range) in Microsoft products like Word, Outlook etc., and usually they work fine. But occasionally the software insists to change the font,...
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Windows users can see a strange letter (a white dot on black background) on text originally typed on a MacBook

I and my colleagues happened to see a strange letter appearing randomly in texts typed by another colleague who uses a MacBook and with the "Simple Telex" input method used for their keyboard setting. ...
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Certain capital letters do not “work”

ɪ have a strange issue. Certain capital letters do not work and produce letters which look like them but are small and do not "count" as letters in word processors. Exampleː n - ɴ, h - ʜ, i - ɪ, r - ...
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How to remove strange space symbols in Word

I got Word files from one guy, written in Russian and convert them to HTML. These files contain some strange white-space characters, for example: This looks like small zero (I changed mode to show ...
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How to type directly with keyboard the U+200C character?

How to type directly with keyboard the U+200C character in Notepad or other places... in Windows 8.1? (without depending on a certain font) I don't want to copy and paste ways. I don't want any ...
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Match first and last character(s) of any word

I searched a lot but didn't find any help. I want to use a regex for matching first (one or more) and last characters (one or more) of any word, not only find but it has to match with first and last ...
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Identifying an invisible character in plain text file

I am working with a plain text file that has invisible characters that I do not recognise. How can I identify them? In Atom, they show as blanks when I toggle to show invisible characters. They do ...
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Excel Character Encoding - Cell showing one thing, while text export includes new character

I have an interesting situation in Excel 365. I one column I have phone numbers of my contacts. By looking in a cell it looks like this: +xxx‎31417728 But when I export file as text file TAB ...
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UI shows special characters, but not explorer (Windows 10)

In short, I had W10 v1511, no problem. I did a fresh install of W10 RS5 of october. And now, special characters on desktop and explorer are not properly displayed. I see a rectangle instead. But the ...
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Is there any practical difference between direct formatting and character styles in Microsoft Word?

For example, what is the difference between using bold vs using the character style named Strong.
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Can't type danish character 'Å' in Chrome on MacOS

On my macbook I can type danish characters using the classic: option ' = æ option o = ø option a = å option shift ' = Æ option shift o = Ø option shift a = Å All six works in pages, Firefox and ...
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Looking for a way to highlight 2 characters before and 2 characters after all tracked changes

I am using a code that allows me to automatically convert all tracked changes to highlighted text. However, when the track change is a suppression, there is of course no highlight after I "Accept All ...
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Input corrupted on Windows 10 after 1083 update: ASCII chars are replaced with �

Suddenly, likely due an update, input is corrupted for ASCII chars. I am using Windows 10 (Version 1803, Build 17134.112). Usually if I write left Alt + 254 on numeric keyboard I got black square ■ ...
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Remove extra characters after file extension? (Rename)

I'm using Windows XP software that creates .TIF files and adds a string of characters at the end of the file extension, i.e. "IMG1478.TIF_078210_418590". Is there a script or other method that will ...
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Strange/weird characters in file

I got a file where there are a lot of strange characters. I'm trying to find out how to "decode" or change it to plain text, but am stuck and can't find a way to do it. One line could look like this:...
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Can I change a key on my keyboard to be a special character?

I am trying to find a way to map keys on my keyboard to type special characters such as mu, alpha, etc. For example, I want to assign the slash on my numpad to be μ. Does anyone know a way to do this? ...
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NOTEPAD++ , How to insert some character to special characters

How do I get: blablabla x/11/1048.1 blablabla blablabla x/11/i blablabla blablablax/11/a  blablabla x/11/b.2 blablabla blablabla blablabla to become: x/11/1048.1.full.y x/11/i.full.y x/11/...
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VLC is not showing Cyrillic characters in the Windows titlebar

VLC is not showing Cyrillic characters in the Windows titlebar. Instead, it shows some kind of code for each letter like &#1045. Any way to fix it? I'm listening to some random Russian radio and ...
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Why are extended ASCII values on my computer accurate until 188?

I want to be able to type special characters, and judging from this list, only from 0 to 188 (inclusive) do the characters I get out match whats on that site.
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Why am I seeing this kind of weird emoji-like characters in web page

I'm getting these weird emoji-like characters when I see the official website of ballerinalang.com hosting by wso2.com Can anybody please tell me why am I seeing this kind of stuff? It's really ...
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XCopy with special characters

The xcopy in my batch file is not copying the special chars correctly. The Š is turned into a è. There are other funny chars that are changed as well. This is the command in the batch file: dir "\\...
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Is BOM (Byte Order Mark) a control character?

I know that in computers there are 4 types of characters: Regular characters (numbers or typical language letters). Control characters (characters used to effect how a documented is analyzed by a ...
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After ibus-pinyin installation, I can't insert accented characters in LibreOffice

I'm using Debian 3.16.39-1 (amd64) and LibreOffice 4.3.3.2. I've recently installed ibus-pinyin. I'm using ibus Spanish keyboard layout to write, which includes accent keys that combine automatically ...
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Where to find Unicode 5 characters from specific category?

I need to list all characters from the categories ID Start and ID Continue in Unicode. Where could I do that for a specific version of Unicode (in this case, Unicode 5)? I think the site https://...
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NOTEPAD++ , How to insert some word to special characters

how to A/B/1 A/B/5 A/B/8 A/B/9 become C/D/1?XYZ C/D/5?XYZ C/D/8?XYZ C/D/9?XYZ
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Removing a file with special characters through terminal, which has been selected by another command

this is my first post, so go gently :) I'm creating an AppleScript which runs bash commands to select and delete the most recently modified file within a specified group of folders. The file name ...
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Using Excel, I want to remove certain characters from spreadhseet

I have a long list of entries on a excel data sheet like: 1235. "email address", How can I remove the in bold characters i.e. 1235. " and the ", from this. The initial numbers go from 279 - 5000.
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Alt with numpad doesn't give the right special characters

Using Windows 8.1. Input: | Expected: | Actual: -------+-----------+-------------- Alt+1 | `☺` | Windows ding Alt+2 | `☻` | Windows ding Alt+3 | `♥` | CTRL+C Alt+4 | `♦` |...
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Notepad++ Trying to add a character after ONLY the first space in each line

I have 30,000 lines of text that have randon number of spaces in them. I need to add a character to just the first SPACE in each line. Any who can suggest anything would be greatly appreciated.
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Getting around the cmd character limitation

I have a script that generates emails for me. [18:35:50]Creating resolution ticket.. Enter ticket number: Enter users full name: Enter summary of issue: Enter what will happen or what you did: ...
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Some applications displaying squares instead of ideographs

I have a Windows 7 x64. I noticed, that in some applications I have squares instead of Asian languages characters. E.g. in MS Word, in Chrome, in Skype ideographs look fine. I also installed Japanese ...
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What is Word's non-printing symbol that is a small circle (looks like a “degrees” mark)?

What is Word's non-printing symbol that is a small circle (looks like a "degrees" mark)? I haven't found this in other articles, web searches, forums. Is it a new version of "keep with next"? This ...
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Building a DOS batch script to rename files

I'm currently stuck on an issue with a DOS batch script I’ve been working on, and I need help renaming the files. Here is the renaming scheme I’m searching for: Original filenames ...
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I have a file with lots of Equations, in which all the “, ” Character shown as ? marks automatically

I faced such an amazing problem in office word. I have a file with lots of Equations, in which all the “, ” Character shown as ? marks automatically. The point is that when I copy them to somewhere ...
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txt file suddenly shows strange characters

I have a Notepad file (.txt) in which I have latin characters written. this file is in my dropbox folder. It contained something like: "P@SSW0rd". I tried to open that file today and it shows me some ...
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Copy & paste suddenly stops working

When typing, my copy and paste functions suddenly don't work. This is happening most often in Google Chrome (I'm running Windows 7). I thought maybe this was due to my computer installing keyboard &...
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How to use a tilde character on elementary os

I want to use a tilde sign but I get a (§) instead ...If I press ´shift´ I get (±) . I am using Elementary OS : Version: 0.2 "Luna" (64-bit) Thank you
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Negation Symbol over character in Excel

Is there any way to achieve a negation symbol over a character within an excel cell ? Im looking for sth. what you can do in latex easily with \neg or \Overline
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Notepad++ How do I delete in between characters?

How do I select in between characters? Turn this. 11144552222/questions/ask Into this. 11144552222//ask
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What does STX, SOH, and GS mean in Notepad++ output?

Upon reviewing the MIME source for an email (presumably containing international characters), I see stuff like this in Notepad++ I understand that CRLF is carriage return line feed, but what about ...
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Html arrow characters aligned to bottom of font, how align to mid of font?

I want to use the following html charactes: A←↞⇽ However, as you can see, the arrows are aligned bottom of the font's vertical center-line. Is there a way to "lift them" up to the ...
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Characters Missing from files created with Windows Notepad

Plain text files that I have previously saved, and not modified or moved, using Windows Notepad, now have characters missing. The URL in each .txt file has the same characters missing, the colon and ...
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Alignment of characters in Word or Excel table

I have some hyphenated data like this: A 1| 2-8 2| 0-12345 3| 15-123 4| and so on How do I align the contents in word or excel such that hyphen is at the center?
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Can I define a new character for my OS?

Normally when I write u+0022 it writes " (Look here). Is there any way to define a new character? I mean can I design a character and define a value (u+9999, for example) to it in order to make OS ...
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remove <200b> character from text file

I have a huge text file containing this string/character <200b> that I want to delete. I tried with sed but it didn't work. sed 's/<200b>//g' file The character never shows when I open the ...
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Searching for literal characters with Firefox’ find feature

When using Ctrl+f to find the character ’, Firefox also finds ' (and vice versa). This was not the case in older Firefox versions (I don’t know exactly since when this happens). I understand that ...