Questions tagged [formatting]

Process of preparing a disk for storing data. Specifically, "high-level formatting" involves the creation of a new file system and/or a boot sector. For text formatting, use [text-formatting].

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16 gb pendrive show few mb only how to fix it [duplicate]

16 gb pendrive show few mb only how to fix it The disk is write protected error whileformatting the pendrives, memory sticks,external hard drive or SD Memory Card.
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Is there a way to copy Excel data into Word with specific formatting?

I'll spare the details but essentially I want to make a study guide or book for language learning purposes. I was wondering if there was a quick and easy way (or even difficult way lmao) to quickly ...
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Number format #.# - Excel bug?

I try to use the number format #.# to display 7 as 7, but it does display "7." (in Excel, or other MS environment) I want 7.1 to be 7.1, and 7 to be 7, and 7.49 to be 7.5, that is #.# (see ...
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Excel Formatting for Symbols

Can someone please explain how to do this: I have two columns (A&B). Column A shows days of the week, while column B shows the pass or fail symbols for each day (see attached). How can i formulate ...
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How does Word styles apply their formatting settings?

I've created several custom styles to ease myself and quickly format many Word documents. Later on their content will be migrated to Salesforce. The problem is that when I copy the content formatted ...
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Conditional Formatting based on the result of a formula, not the in cell formula

I am trying to identify duplicated results in a cell using conditional formatting. However, the conditional formatting is not working as it is currently evaluating the formula in the cell not the ...
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How do I find out what is the default allocation size for a drive

So, When formatting in windows and pressing "restore device defaults" it uses the default file system, but that's not what I'm asking about, it also defaults to "default allocation size&...
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How to combine all sentences to form a continuous flow of text in MS Word?

When I copy and paste Youtube Transcript on MS word, the text appears with sentences on different lines. For example, Instead of " We are celebrating this as a huge occasion in our hometown",...
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MSWord - Text disappearing outside text box boundaries - only on my computer

A colleague has produced a file and the document is fine on his computer, as well as the PDF version. When I open it on my partner's computer it also looks fine. But when I open the word doc on my ...
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I am trying to format my pc but my bootable ext-hdd is not working.Why?

I am right now using Kali Linux on my laptop. My ext-HDD is set to 1st priority in BIOS and USB boot is enabled. I installed my Windows 10 ISO with "Universal USB Installer" but I can't ...
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How do I stop Excel from rounding numbers when format has been set to number and to 2 decimals?

Sorry for the dumb question: So in my dataset I put, for example, the number 1.30 down for a patient. I formatted all cells as numbers, and set the decimal places to 2. However, the number is ...
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How do i make different words (in column A1, A25, A37) automatically show a value (in column B1, B25, B37)

Can someone please explain how to do this with different words: I have two columns (A&B) and about 40 rows in excel. I want to put in different words, say - Paper in A1, Chair in A2, Glass in A3,...
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How do i make a word (in column A1) automatically show a value (in column B1)

Can someone please explain how to do the following: I have two columns (A&B) in excel. If i type a word in column A1 - say Paper, i want to have a value show automatically in column B1 - say 25. ...
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How do i make a word (in column A) automatically show a corresponding value (in column B)

Can someone please explain how i can make a word (typed in column A1) automatically show a corresponding value (in the next column B1), ensuring that any line this word is typed on, in the first ...
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How do I make a bootable USB flash drive from a floppy disk image, and still make use of the full 32 GB?

When I format the flash drive with a image of MS-DOS and Windows 1.01, which is 1.44 MB, in Rufus 2.18 portable, the USB drive shows as 1.44 MB to match the floppy disk image. I am planning to add ...
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Unable to format Micro SDXC card: “fsync failed: input/output error”

I have a 128GB Micro SDXC I've been using to store music that seems to have died. I noticed it was transferring very slowly or not at all as I was syncing music to it. Running a quick error check didn'...
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What happens exactly when formatting a drive within Windows and choosing the Restore Device Defaults button?

When choosing to format a drive from within Windows/File Explorer, one of the options presented is called "Restore Device Defaults" - however, it's not immediately obvious as to what the ...
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USB not useable

I made my USB bootable with Ubuntu. Now it is not working. On Ubuntu OS it does not show up and on windows it cannot be formatted. Fails the chkdsk with the following error: The type of file system ...
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Is there a way I can reformat numbers in a Word document?

I would like, under Microsoft Word 2019, to replace an italicized counting number followed by a space with the same number in superscript. So, for instance, <em>27</em> would be replaced ...
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Brand new SDcard not formatting (Mac)

Been pulling my hair out on this one. Have a brand new Sandisk 32GB Extreme Plus SDCard. I've been trying to get an image on it to work (for my Raspberry Pi 4). When I bought it, I used balenaEtcher ...
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Excel text formatting function interpreting 'E' in string as exponent

I have exported some data records from a database into spreadsheet form for final formatting. One of the key fields is text in the form of '123456E72'. I have a formatting formula that formats the ...
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Format whole disk as NTFS (without partitioning) [duplicate]

TL;DR: # mkntfs --label media1 --fast /dev/sdb /dev/sdb is entire device, not just one partition. Refusing to make a filesystem here! Why does the script "refuse to make a filesystem on the ...
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How to use Linux to Partition and Format a blank external hard drive where the partitions were lost

I need some help rescuing a new and blank 4 terabyte external SSD USB hard drive. The original partitions were 3.64T and a 0.36 partition labeled "Microsoft Partition" Using GParted, I ...
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View e-mails in transposed/“wide format”/left to right rather than top-down “long-format”?

How to reshape email view into transposed/wide-format (left to right) rather than the default top down long-format?
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External SSD formating parameters, usage and monitoring on Windows 10

I have a brand new Samsung T5 1Tb SSD, that I will use for back-up of files on my laptops, as well as main drive for photos and music collection. Before starting to use it, I did some searching/...
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Create server report to html format

I have created the following bit of spaghetti that creates a report for me. It pulls into excel just fine but ideally I would like the output in html. Can I just pipe my output to convert it? How ...
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UDF formatting a BD-RE under Linux - media type “bdr” unknown?

This is on Ubuntu 20.04.1, Pioneer BDR-XS07, 50 GB BD-RE (multiple discs from different vendors tested). Formatting the disc with UDF version 2.50 works: $ sudo mkudffs --utf8 --blocksize=2048 --...
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Hiding Rows based on cell value in columns

I am trying to hide rows with either conditional formatting or formula. I am looking to hide all rows that contact a zero value in column k and also hide rows with any value at all in column L. I can'...
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Page numbering in Word 365 is ignoring section break

I am trying to do something that should be simple: start counting page numbers from the second page in the document (page 2 = 1), but not show the page numbers until my introduction in page 12. I ...
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How to keep hyperlinks AND formatting in word (Mac) for pdf

I'm using version 16.44 MS Word for Mac. When saving as a PDF, I can EITHER keep the hyperlinks (clicking best for electronic distribution) OR the formatting (clicking best for printing). Has anyone ...
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How to get Tcl formatting to work in VS Code

I am trying to enable the Document Formatting capability for Tcl source files and have installed the Tcl language support by bitwisecook, the top recommended Extension for "category:formatters ...
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Can a disk with bad sectors be trusted after the bad sectors are fixed?

I had a Seagate Expansion 2TB(1,862.64514923095703125GiB) external HDD, about a week and half ago my computer freezes at random intervals, it becomes completely irresponsive to keyboard and mouse ...
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Reset PC and Format External Drives Simultaneously

I've recently visited a webpage that I thought was safe but got a full screen pop-up of something that appeared to be malware. I immediately closed it and did a Windows Defender full scan. No malware ...
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Unable to format laptop SSD because it's behaving as if it was read-only

I recently ran into some very strange behavior when trying to recover files and reinstall Windows 10 on a laptop. Essentially, I have an SSD in an MSI laptop with multiple partitions. I have recovered ...
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How to prevent formatting a USB drive partition?

I have installed Ubuntu on my USB drive. Currently, it holds 4 partitions: /dev/sda1 - fat32 mounted on /boot/efi /dev/sda2 - swap /dev/sda3 - ext4 mounted on / /dev/sda4 - ntsf for working with ...
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How to put all lines starting with a specific character combination on the previous line in Excel or Notepad++?

I'm trying to import the following CSV data set into Excel. I'm using the Text Import Wizard to set the right delimiters. So far, I used the ";" and "," delimiters. Here is the ...
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keep outlook 365 signature format

I have an email signature with email address and url - both formated. outlook 365 automatically change them to be underlined blue - and I want them to stay as in the format
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What is going wrong with importing and formatting the following .csv data set into Excel?

I'm trying to import the following CSV data set into Excel. I'm using the Text Import Wizard to set the right delimiters. So far, I used the ";" and "," delimiters. Here is the ...
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Microsoft Excel formula not working properly

I want to format a cell which is greater than 365 value. The problem is I put the formula of datedif(a1,b1,"d")&" "&"Days" and the result in the cell is 390. I ...
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How to change the formatting of German letters in Excel?

I have a CSV file with German words in its entries. Here's an excerpt: As one can see, a number, a number of entries contain words with German words that contain characters that are depicted somewhat ...
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Disk Management format vs command line format

I have read in many places that, since Windows Vista, the command line format command writes zeros in each sector of the disk (not for quick format). Edit : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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Excel Copying Sheet Lose Chart and Data Table Format When Source File is Closed

I am copying a worksheet from one workbook to another which contains a combo chart (histogram on top, data table on the bottom). The numbers are formatted as percentage (i.e. like "90.20%") ...
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How to create a bootable usb pen to install windows, now that you cant use FAT32?

My old method was simple. Get a large USB stick. If necessary: use gparted in Linux to create a partition table. Either msdos or gpt. Create a FAT32 partition and use a Windows machine and Universal ...
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Need help formatting dates and text in a range of cell

I've got a spreadsheet with certificates that expire at different dates. All of these have two columns. In one column is the date the certificate expires in which is usually every 3-5 years. The next ...
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Visual Studio Code to #STOP formatting comments

I have my Visual Studio Code and I code different C/C++ code, and my comments should remain as is when I format the document. This is not the case, the comments are broken every time a document ...
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Drive formatting recommendations for network drive for use with Windows and Apple devices

I have some drives attached to my Mac Mini that I have made available to my Windows machines through the Wifi network in my house. The Windows machines seem to be able to read and write just fine on ...
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Word TOC Has One Indent Larger Than The Rest

I'm having a problem with the TOC in a word document where one indent is twice as big as all the other ones. There is no extra indent in the heading which I initially thought was the problem. I have a ...
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How can I format a grid of cells based on another grid of cells?

it's my first question on Super User. I'm currently working with two (almost) identical Excel grids (the values differ). And I'm asking about whether it's possible to format a group of cells based on ...
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Does a “Full Format” on a modern Windows system really check for bad sectors?

First things first: I know I could use CHKDSK or any other third-party tool to detect bad sectors but this question is especially dedicated to whether a "Full Format" on modern Windows ...
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Clean install windows 10 and formatting

I have a 1 TB hard Disk, divided into roughly equal sized local drives with labels C:,D:\ &E:( D &E for personal files and C for system files.) During clean installation, under custom intsall, ...

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