Questions tagged [editing]

Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible and film media used to convey information. The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete work.

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Visio 2016: Unable to Zoom when Editing Embedded Files (Excel spreadsheets)

I am using Visio 2016 and having a constant, irritating issue. I need to edit embedded Excel spreadsheets everyday. Without fail, whenever I double-click the spreadsheet object in order to enter Edit ...
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How can i automate conditional editing of specific bytes in Hex code

I have tons of Hex database files and i want to edit 16 specific byte addresses in them. addresses are at; 909, C39, F69, 1299, 15C9, 18F9, 1C29, 1F59, 2289, 25B9, 28E9, 2C19, 2F49, 3279, 35A9, 38D9 ...
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ffmpeg concat file - how to concat parts of audio [duplicate]

I need to concat parts of audios. However currently I can only concat whole audio files: create "concat.txt" with this content file '/path/to/intro.mp3' file '/path/to/abstract.mp3' ... ...
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Remove section from Navigator, not from document

In LibreOffice Writer sometimes (the circumstances required for it to happen have long been elusive to me) the paragraphs I write (or paste) get added to the document outline displayed in Navigator. ...
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Rearranging the order of ts files in m3u8 causes them to get stuck during playback

I have one m3u8 file and several TS files. The following is the actual output of the m3u8 file. #EXTM3U #EXT-X-VERSION:3 #EXT-X-MEDIA-SEQUENCE:0 #EXT-X-ALLOW-CACHE:YES #EXT-X-TARGETDURATION:5 #EXTINF:...
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FFMPEG video edit issues

I need to make a 1920x1080 video, in 4K (3840x2160) / (4096X3112) in ffmpeg, to have letterboxes at the top and bottom, can anyone help me with the command? Without overlap the video
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How to best use SED to comment out a config value while adding a new config value right after it?

I want to edit some config files on in the CLI without a wysiwyg editor but instead using sed. Is there a best practice for doing that? Here are a few examples of what I mean: Config file example 1 A ...
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What do we call this line in video editing?

This might be an obvious question but I can't seem to find the answer to it. What do we call the line highlighted in yellow?
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I cannot access Source Code Pro font in Visual Studio 2022

I recently downloaded and installed Visual Studio 2022 professional and then tried to change the editing font to Source Code Pro but the IDE does not list it as an alternative. I have Source Code Pro ...
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How can I delete everything from XXXX to the last line before an empty line in a text document?

Given a text document with multiple instances of the content: XXXX random number of lines with random text other random text more random text random text 'blank line' i want to delete everything ...
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How can I edit files without them being extracted?

Currently, I have some files in a .rar file that is password protected. If I open a Notepad file to make some changes, this file will get extracted first, to the winrar Temp folder, and then I can ...
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Video display issue

I have filmed a video using Cinema FV-5 lite (android app). When playing / editing any media software, I get this scene when start / pause even on android phone. Except in windows media player or ...
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How can I remove a Notepad++ autocomplete entry (in 2021)?

I'd like autocomplete to be on in general, but I need to remove one entry (whenever I type "x", it thinks I want to type "xX" even though I only did that once, long ago, by mistake)...
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Apply Fade In and Fade Out to mp3 without re-encoding

Since some time i am fighting with how to apply Fade In and Fade Out effects to mp3. The problem lies in the fact that it needs to happen on linux server as invoked process (command line). The other ...
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Set Notepad++ as the default EDIT program for '.txt' files?

Searching all over, I could not get Windows 10 file manager to open Notepad++ on the right-click > Edit option. There are quite a few answers on how to get the right-click > Open, and also ...
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MS Word: Set style font size to default / from underlying properties

When I create a style in Word, the font size of the style gets set to whatever the font size of the text I've selected is. e.g. if I create a style while 13pt text is selected, the new style text will ...
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How was this video made

ok guys I'm genuinely confused how this video was made and was wondering whether anyone could shed light on how this video might have been made or encoded or something. this video in discord is 51 ...
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How to remove all tags in XML file to display only desired text

What command would I use to remove all tags to display only what I want shown. There are hundreds of entries, only want to display the --name-- tag. Here is an example of a single entry. Original Line ...
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Editing XML but prevent changing XML structure?

Is it at all possible to prevent users from changing the XML structure in a file, but only enter/modify data? There is nothing in XSD Restrictions/Facets that specifies this. I have seen this SO ...
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How to edit files in EFI partition on Windows 10 [duplicate]

I want to edit my Clover boot entries from within Windows 10 to add back my linux mint listing in clover. I could boot my Linux Mint from clover until I was forced to reinstall my Linux mint instance (...
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How to edit the long equation in the linear format of MS word?

There's a matrix that has been created in the MS word 2019 illustrated as the following figures. It's found very difficult to edit later, because it becomes so long that exceeds the page width in the ...
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Is there a way to add an external transparent PNG overlay to a PDF without modifying the PDF?

I'm trying to find an application that will let you create an overlay to a PDF but doesn't actually modify the PDF, e.g. saves a transparent .png that (in the program) is linked to the PDF or creates ...
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How to move an entire collapsed level to another place in Notepad++?

Given a document in Notepad++ with the following content: For the sake of overview all elements are collapsed, like so: When I want to move an entire <element1>...</element1 around, I first ...
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Can people see the changes made in word document?

I drafted something in a Word document and then made some changes before emailing it. Can the person receiving the document see or roll back to previous edits? If they can, how can I prevent that?
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swap order of text in notepad++

I'm trying to swap my code (over 1000 lines) of this: from: HA09 HA(a9b0, a8b1, Cout09, Sum09); FA19 FA(Sum09, a7b2, Cout08, Cout19, Sum19); to: HA HA09(a9b0, a8b1, Cout09, Sum09)...
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How can I delete everything from X to Y in a text document?

Lets say, given a text document with the content: zeep XXX fleem flerb floot flop YYY zoop yim XXX abc def jpg gif YYY yam i want to delete everything in between XXX and YYY so it looks like:...
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Can cpdf remove margins from PDF pages?

To enhance the reading experience on e-readers, I'd like to crop the margins from PDF pages and maximize the text that's left, before converting them into PNGs. Since it has "-mediabox", "-cropbox", ...
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Online voice over lectures in powerpoint frustrations

My issue is this. While listening to PP and pause the audio to make my desire edits to the slide, I have to listen to the entire slide lecture again because the audio bar restarts. Occasionally, the ...
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I can no longer edit rdp files

When I right click on rdp files, I no longer have the "edit" option. The only way to modify the rdp file is to edit it with notepad which is not very convenient. How can I fixe this please ? I need ...
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Can ffmpeg concat and drawtext at the same time using input from a file? [duplicate]

Sorry guys, I am new to this site and new to ffmpeg. I am a using ffmpeg to concat videos by taking input from a file as shown below. mistakes.txt file VID_20191031_030050.mp4 inpoint 2222 outpoint ...
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Multiple cursors in Microsoft Word

A really useful feature in TextMate is multiple cursors, as described in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqc5EdZmpmQ Are multiple cursors possible in Microsoft Word?
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Premiere Pro reactive audio wave form?

I have been checking out premiere pro and am baffled to see that there is no reactive audio waveform as shown in the image below. The audio waveform in the timeline in premier stays the same even if ...
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QGIS 3 - Editing Issues

My nodes in editing keep disappearing when I hover over them and wont let me edit anything. If you over over the center of the polygon, you can see the nodes, but not edit any of them. You can move ...
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I took pictures of documents on my iPhone and I want upload them onto my Mac and then what do I need to do next if I need edit the documents?

I have taken pictures of the documents I need and I have them saved on my iPhone. I want to somehow take the picture of the document and either upload or convert it so I can edit the document and then ...
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ffmpeg, crop, select, then uncrop for the output

I would like to use ffmpeg to: Crop image Detect scene change on the cropped image Output the whole scene (uncropped image.) I know how to do 1. and 2. but not 3. Here is my command line: ffmpeg....
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Replacing middle & last names in many Word documents

I have about 200 letters I need to be sending out through email to people, and right now the header is set up like this: Dear FirstName MiddleName LastName, But my boss would like it to just be set ...
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clear (the text) and edit all .json files in a folder

I have a folder with a lot of .json file. I would like to replace the contents of these files by something in particular. I can erase all the text of all json files: FOR /R C:\YourFolder %%f IN (*....
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When a PC edits a file, does it delete the original file?

If code.txt (or whatever file) is edited and saved I have two ideas of how a PC would handle the process: The PC deletes code.txt completely and makes a new code.txt (edited version) from scratch. ...
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Comment xml segment using shell script / command

I am trying to do a shell script with 2 parameters. xmlcomment -c cholo or xmlcomment -u cholo Given the following xml file, <?xml version="1.0"?> <guyList> <guy> <name&...
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Find and replace text via batch file

I have seen this question asked but never with a suitable answer for what I need I work doing remote tech support on computer systems and one of the things I frequently need to do is open ini files ...
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Notapad++ column editing: how to deselect a clicked location?

1- There is an option in NP++ to hold Ctrl while clicking in multiple locations in the text file, so the cursor stays there for multi-editing. I want to know how to de-select a clicked location? I ...
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How to edit InstallShield .cab without triggering error -5005 : 0x8007000d

How to edit InstallShield .cab without triggering error -5005 : 0x8007000d? Did i miss a step? user_Setup.exe File version: 9.1.0.429 Issue: Need to remove an exe inside InstallShield.exe, ...
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Windows 10 cannot change file associations [duplicate]

I recently bought a new Windows 10 computer. Installation of my apps without a hitch. I would like to the default file associations. For example I would like .GIF to open with Adobe Fireworks and ....
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How do I force automatic subtitles on a youtube video to play on youtube.com? [closed]

How do I force automatic subtitles on a youtube video to play on youtube.com? Not embedded. Can you give me a full line of URL to show me what code I need to add. My youtube video is in English, my ...
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Excel Workbook - ownership request prompt to the editing user

I have a workbook file that is used by 1 team with a few people; but soon it will be disparate teams (2 teams; 8 people) accessing the file on our corporate share... This could grow to more teams and ...
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Allow in-cell editing in compact layout

I've added a custom field to my Outlook reading pane. I can edit that field in single-line layout, but when I switch to compact layout it removes the option of in-cell editing. How do I enable in-...
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Saving SSH key in home instead of root

When I try to create an SSH key using sudo ssh-keygen -t rsa I get the request: Enter file in which to save the key (/root/.ssh/id_rsa): However, I would like the file to be saved in /home/user2/....
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Makes an blank 3s image section in ffmpeg

I have a video. And I want to make the image blank (black screen) 3s every 1 minute, sounds like the original video as I described in the following image. So please help me code ffmpeg. I use Google ...
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pdfjam pdfnup nup join line

I'm using pdfjam to imposition pages back together for artwork print. All works fine; however I'm getting a 1 pixel join line between the joined pages. For example a simple 100x200 2 pager black: ...
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How to place text selection cursor at the beginning of the text field by default when renaming files on Windows 10?

I am quite struggling with naming files when I am either saving or renaming them because, initially, the text field is always entirely selected from start to end, so I am virtually forced to either ...
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