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In Microsoft Outlook (2016), how can I highlight only today's elements, for single and series appointments

In Microsoft Outlook (2016), how can I highlight only today's elements, for single and series appointments? I learned (here and here) how create a rule that highlights single elements that start today,...
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Can't change selection highlight color MS Visio Pro 2019

I have Visio Pro 2019 installed on a Windows 10 machine with Office Pro 2016 for all other MS products. By default it is dark blue and nearly invisible when selecting black stencils, lines, etc. ...
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How to access highlighted text with pbcopy?

How can I "catch" text that has been selected (highlighted) via shell script? It was suggested to use pbcopy. The script would be idle in the background and when a certain key combination is pressed ...
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Use Word Find-Replace to Highlight Many Instances of the Same Text

We used to be able to use Find-Replace in Word 2010 to highlight all instances of a specified text string. The steps were simple: In Find, type the text. In Replace, select Format > Highlight. Either ...
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Using MS Word, how can highlight a text including border spaces as on StackOverflow?

Currently, I write a little documentation using MS Word and I try to highlight some text as MS Word in this sentence. On StackOverflow, using grave-accent (`) to delimit a word hightlights one space ...
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How do I save a pdf file with editable fields so that when someone else opens it, the fields are not highlighted blue?

I've made a document using Adobe InDesign with check boxes, radio buttons and editable text fields and saved it as an interactive PDF. Looks great in my version of acrobat - problem is, when my client ...
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Choosing highlight tool as default, instead of hand or select text

How to make Highlight Tool as default tool? I used PDF Xchange mainly for annotation of large PDFs, and Highlight is all I require. It is extremely cumbersome to keep selecting Highlight tool after ...
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How to customize/remove Chrome yellow highlight from search result hash bang

So I did a google search, which made me land on this question. As you can see, if you are using Chrome, some content matching the #targetText=xxx of the hash bang is highlighted: But in the dev ...
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Thunderbird: Display new emails in folded threads more aggressively?

When using the threaded view in Thunderbird, I have run into the problem, that it is easy to miss new mails, if the thread is folded. This is double important, because threads are folded by default. ...
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How to change the text highlighting color in Okular?

How can you quickly switch between text highlighting colors for the "Review" tools in the Okular PDF-reader? For example when browsing through a PDF file and wanting to color different topics ...
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Highlight rows with identical data in Excel

I have a number of rows within a large spreadsheet that have some identical rows I would like those rows highlighted but only if every cell on the row matches, if random cells from different rows ...
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NP++ double click highlighting to include “backslash” but only on the left

I work with LaTeX files a lot and I find myself using NP++ every now and then. I mainly use my LaTeX editor. There is a neat option in my editor that allows double clicking to highlight "\" but only ...
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How to highlight all occurrences of string in notepad++ user defined language by defining it as keyword?

Can we define in Notepad++ user defined language a keyword which if contained in any string will be highlighted automatically? eg. keyword in defined in language Actual file should highlight like ...
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Filter for Duplicates or Highlight Unique Responses Across Multiple Columns in Excel

I am trying to filter or highlight the results of a Survey with lots of response options, some of which repeat. E.g. List your favorite animals Name B C D E F Bob ...
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Automaically highlighting text in yellow after copy text in Word

I'm using Microsoft Word from Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013. With Ctrl + V I can copy highlighted text in Word. Is it possible to automatically highlight text in yellow (or any other color) ...
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How do I highlight particular rows based on a custom list of dates?

I'm building labor tracking spreadsheet that has every day of the year in it. Some of those days are paid vacation days. I would like to highlight the rows of those particular dates (not a range), ...
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How do I quickly circle part of an image to highlight it in Photoshop as I would in Paint?

I can do something like what is shown in the following image very quickly in MS Paint: How can I do something similar, circle something in red or highlight some text in a rounded-corner rectangle, ...
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Text highlighted in Word, saved to PDF; how to search for HIGHLIGHTED items?

I have a large docx file with highlighted text. When the file is converted to PDF, is there a way to search for originally-Word-highlighted text? Am using Adobe Acrobat X Pro and want to be able to ...
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During a search, how can I get Excel to highlight the matches within a cell?

In Excel 2016, I have some cells which contain a lot of text. When I try to search for a word in the sheet, instead of highlighting the matches within the cell, it only selects the whole found cell. ...
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Excel highlighting selected cell

I'm currently working in Excel a lot (MS Excel 2016) and searching for values. In the search result if I'm clicking on an entry, in the background automatically the cell is selected. Unfortunately ...
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Extract highlighted scanned text/ images from pdf

I need some tool or workaround to extract highlighted areas from a PDF. I'm working with a scanned pdf, so no text recognition and I also need to extract highlighted images. I tried Zotelo, Mendeley, ...
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Cross compare data between 2 workbooks

I'm trying to cross compare 2 data in 2 different workbook. Then, I need to find the missing data between the 2 and make a separate new, updated list. However, I only need to update the data if there'...
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How to keep the Highlighter tool selected in Skim?

When I use the highlighter how do I set it is selected by default. I don't want to have to go and click back on the highlight icon each time. I have made a shortcut but I have to press shortcut key ...
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How to highlight blank cells in a row only when both adjacent cells in the row are blank?

I'm looking at two columns and if a row has blank cells in both columns, I want to highlight both blank cells (but nothing would be highlighted unless both are empty). How can I do that?
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When I highlight a text and and click “search in google”, the selection messes up [closed]

So, imagine that I'm reading a page and there I find some random text, like "hungarian man escapes jungle", and I try to select that to google search it. The thing is, I have to select it, with my ...
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Windows: manually remove Start Menu current highlights

Not asking about how to disable the "Highlight newly installed programs" option. I'm looking for a way to keep this option enabled and instantly remove all current highlights, either one-by-one or ...
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Is there a way to keep the selected row highlighted when the window loses the focus in Excel 2010?

When I'm using Excel 2010, and I have a certain row selected, if I then tab away to another window or sheet, the row/cell that's highlighted is no longer visible. This is really annoying when looking ...
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How to Highlight all the same words along with comment in adobe or foxitreader?

I'm reading a PDF about c# programming.I'm not a native English speaker.so,I need sometimes dictionary for finding translate a word. for example,I want to know what is meaning of concern once time ...
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How can I identify repetitive words or phrases in my document?

I am trying to check for similar sentences or phrases in my resume so that I do not have too much duplication of repetitive words. I can use Find and highlight all, but I have to manually tell it ...
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VBA macro script to find/replace words, then highlight them to know what words were changed in Word docment

I have a nifty macro below that finds and replaces words, then highlights them so I know what words were changed by the script. However I have to set my highlight color first, then run the script. ...
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How to highlight the current row and column like a crosshair in Libreoffice?

How can I highlight the current row and column like a crosshair in Libreoffice as guide for the eye? There seems to be an open feature request from 2011 and a very similar question for openoffice - ...
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In Notepad++ how can I use the Style Configurator to change my user-defined language?

I've created a user-defined language for Notepad++, including all the syntax styling. It works well. (It's actually for Markdown, FWIW.) I coded all the colors into the style when I made it. The ...
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How to highlight 3 consecutive cells w/ a 0

I want to highlight cells when the row has 3 consecutive (or more) 0s. I only want to highlight cells with a 0, and only if there are at least 3 consecutive zeroes. The cell values are from a formula.
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Excel highlight particular text in a sentence

I'm trying to highlight a text in a sentence that matches with the word in the other column. Lets say that column A (contains 'ball', 'can') of different row B (contains 'He kicks a ball', 'He can ...
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Highlight selected objects in LibreOffice Draw

Is there some way to see which objects are selected in LibreOffice Draw, when selecting multiple objects with Shift+LeftClick? Compare these screenshots from Libreoffice and Powerpoint (at slightly ...
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Excel - Highlight Unique Values Across a Row, Apply to Multiple Rows

What I am trying to achieve is create a bare bones diff tool using Excel. I have multiple files, each containing one column of data, and I would like to paste each file into a single column in Excel. ...
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Word 2013-create button/hot key to highlight select phrases

At my job I'm currently skimming through long documents and highlighting whenever a figure or table is called out. It always appears between parenthesis, for example: (Figure 7-8,5) or (Table 2-2, 26)....
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Emulate Stack Overflow's inline code span formatting in Microsoft Outlook

Stack Overflow's inline code span formatting is a useful tool for communicating text that includes code snippets or keywords. I find it easier on the eyes than bold, _ underline _ or italics. I would ...
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How can i make the background paragraph color be over the background image?

I have this particular problem. My LibreOffice Write document has inserted a background image following the method proposed in their Q&A site (link in the comentaries), which reads as follows: ...
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Byobu search highlighting

Is there a way to highlight search results in byobu scrollback mode?
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Microsoft Word 2016 on Mac: How do I prevent bullet points from becoming highlighted?

I am working on a very large bullet-pointed outline in which I frequently add highlighted text. If I highlight all the text on a bullet point, word automatically highlights the bullet point as well. I ...
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Highlight other occurrences of current word in Atom

I swear I had a plugin that highlighted other instances of the current word (i.e. the word containing or immediately preceding the caret) in the current document, but now I can't find it anywhere. To ...
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Outlook: add a specific word to be highlighted as an error

When writing a mail, I am used to misspell the name of a colleague, I therefore would like to have an error Highlight, when writing wrong. Do you know how to add a specific word to be highlighted as ...
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Can I make cells fill in only after something is on the same line in Excel 2013?

I am trying to make a spreadsheet in Excel 2013 that if data is entered on a line then the cells that don't have data in that line become highlighted. I don't want to have the whole spreadsheet to ...
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Notepad++ Default matching tag highlight

When you select an initial tag the end tag slightly highlights. I have explored the style settings, but I can not find which is the specific style I need to modify. I normally use it for Html and ...
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how to find and highlight similar texts in Excel 2010

I am not pro in Excel. I have an excel table that I need to find similar values and highlight the the remaining texts. I have read some questions here but it was not helpful in my case. I would ...
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Highlighting Groups of Alternating Names in Excel

I have been trying to find a good way to do this but it seems like I can not find a good Conditional Formatting formula to work with what I need. I am trying to do something along the lines of this ...
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Highlights and notes on PDF files gone missing

I've been using the Reader app to read, highlight and notes to PDF files on Windows 10 and it is being working well for a couple of weeks. However, I just noticed the notes and highlights I added ...
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How to keep highlighted text in notepad ++ even if I restart my computer?

I want to highlight text in my notepad++. I already use the mark option. But it is not permanent. Whenever I restart my notepad++, all the markings are gone. Is there any solution that my highlighted ...
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Highlighting text on nytimes.com

I read the New York Times on a touchscreen laptop (Firefox, Windows 8). Whenever I select/highlight text using my mouse, the website seems to think I'm either swiping left or right using the ...