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Questions tagged [properties]

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Powerpoint: how to insert document property (aka 'field') in slide?

How can I insert a document property (e.g. the author's name) in a slide in PowerPoint 2007? I know this can be done in Microsoft Word, but I can't find how to do it in PowerPoint. (The idea is that ...
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How can I launch a file properties dialog from the command line?

It's simple programmatically with ShellExecute to specify the properties verb when instructing Windows to open a file, but can this be done from the command line or run box? Ideally I'd like to do ...
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Word 2010: How to reference custom document properties?

Using Word 2010, I've added a custom property to my document, Something, and I've set the value to XYZ. In the document, I hit Ctrl+F9 to insert a reference, and I type { DOCPROPERTY [Something] }. ...
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Temporarily Changing Console Properties in Windows 7

In Windows XP, when you make a change to the console settings (not just for the command-prompt, but all console apps), eg dimensions, colors, fonts, etc., it asks if you want to make the changes ...
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Having trouble with Windows XP Read Only Settings on a folder

I am having trouble with a folder that needs to be read-write for iTunes to open. For a while it was read-write, but it seemingly inexplicably changed to read-only now. When I try to change it back ...
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What are the best WiFi settings for my situation?

I am trying to tweak my WiFi settings on the router and on my laptop so I can enjoy using the WiFi at my attic. For now I only get headaches because I cannot move freely around with my laptop at the ...
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What does it mean when a file is blocked in Windows?

When some files are downloaded from the internet, they are blocked. Some files can still be opened even if they are blocked... I can see whether a file is blocked by opening the file properties (...
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How do I add command line arguments (parameters) for pinned applications on Windows 10?

On Windows 10 I'd like to add command line arguments (parameters) for "pinned" applications in my "Start" area. But when I right click a pinned app, I don't see something like "Preferences". Is ...
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“allow row to break across pages” doesn't work in my MS word 2013

I am an Office 2013 x64 Win7 user. In MS Word, when I select an entire table which is broken across the page -> right click -> table properties -> 'Row' tab -> deselect "allow row to break across ...
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What is the difference between 'Preferences' and 'Printing Defaults' on Printer Properties?

When you go into Printer Properties (e.g. from the Control Panel), there is a button called 'Preferences' on the 'General' tab and another button called 'Printing Defaults' on the 'Advanced' tab. ...
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svn revert a single property on a directory?

How can I revert one of several properties on a directory from svn command line? My svn trunk has a property svn:externals to import an external repo. /trunk svn:external = /external/trunk When I ...
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How can I make Finder display video file duration?

I have to open the files in VLC to see what the file duration is which frankly is ridiculous due to Finder not showing any information, even if I look in Get Info there is nothing Is there a way to ...
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How to view advertised shortcut

I just learned about advertised shortcuts in Windows. But, I can't find any info on how to view what it's pointing at, what it will execute on double click. Is there a way to modify it, or change it's ...
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“This file came from another computer and may be blocked…”

Having a constant issue with (what I assume to be) permissions on Windows 7. I have a certain number of files I need complete access to (actually, Visual Studio needs unrestricted access to - to ...
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How to know the compression level of a PNG file and whether it is lossy?

Can I know whether a PNG file was compressed and how (at least, whether it was a lossless compression) in Windows? When I open the standard file properties dialog from the Windows Explorer, I see no ...
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Fields and Properties in Microsoft Word 2007

I have added some advanced properties into my Microsoft Word 2007 document. These were created by doing the following: Click the Office button -> Prepare -> Properties. Under the Document Properties ...
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Scheduled Tasks Properties in PowerShell?

I am not sure how to do this in PowerShell, but I dont think it is supported. For example: $tasks = schtasks /query Will store all the tasks into the variable $tasks Example output: Folder: \...
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How can I find out when I last executed a particular .bat file?

I am trying to find the last execution date of a bat file I opened in Windows 7. I already tried right clicking the file in Windows Explorer and selecting Properties, but the "last opened" date is a ...
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Viewing extended file properties via command line in Linux

In Windows it is possible to open explorer and add columns to view additional information about a file. For example in the image below, I added the columns for Company, Copyright and Description: I ...
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Windows 7 doesn't remove all image EXIF data

Why doesn't Windows 7 remove all image EXIF data? The thing is that I don't remember this being an issue in the past. Could it be the case that Window 7 only looks for specific EXIF attributes, ...
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Can I unhide a single folder or file with batch script?

I want to make a script that can unhide a single given file or folder. This question covers how to switch between hiding or unhiding all files, but I want to know how to do the same for only one given ...
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Removing all properties and personal information from a file automatically

When I share files online, I find myself doing the Properties/Detail/Remove all properties and personal information by hand in Explorer each time. The result of this is that a copy of the file with ...
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Compatibility wizard error and occasionally missing compatibility Properties tab

I have two probably related problems with Windows' Compatibility mode. Compatibility tab missing, but not on all programs The title is rather self-explanatory, but let me show you: the Properties ...
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Custom video icon for a single video file in windows 7 file explorer

Recently I found a video on the net ( a .mp4 file), and when I had it on my computer with Windows7, I noticed its thumbnail was not the average windows 7 video thumbnail (which looks like a piece of ...
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MS Word 2010 - Change Displayed Doc Properties in File>Info

When you click File > Info in Word 2010, you can view/edit the common properties for the document. I have added some custom properties like "Approver", "Date Completed", "Version" etc. These are used ...
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stripping properties and personal information from .odt files on linux?

I have a few files that have fields of properties and personal information that I want to remove, the format is .odt. Basically, I want to strip out everything. What utilities are available for the ...
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Make the file author property readonly - MS-Word 2007

I just want to know is there a way of locking a MS-Word files author, while keeping the document editable in MS-Word 2007 currently you create a document save the document right click on the ...
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Outlook removes full domain name in email address. Can the properties be displayed?

When I receive forwarded messages in Outlook 2003, the email addresses are often truncated to just names. I know how to display the properties of those addresses contained in the message sent directly ...
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Mouse settings/properties dialog box won't open in Windows 7

I have a problem trying to open my computer's mouse settings by either going to the command prompt and typing, 'control mouse', 'main.cpl' (as researched online) or simply by trying to go to the ...
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how to enable 'Properties' button of TCP/IPv4 in Network connections in Windows 7

In the Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections, I have a Wireless Network Connection. When I right-click on it, a properties dialog opens. Now, I need to change the IP address for TCP/...
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What is “Green TX” in WiFi (Atheros AR5B97 adapter for laptop)

In the device options I am trying to get the most out of my card but I am wondering what Green TX (on/off) is? I can't find it on google. So, what does Green TX mean and what is it for, what does it ...
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Windows 7: “Replace All Child Object Permissions” Doesn't Stay Checked

I right-click on a top-level folder in Windows Explorer. I choose Properties > Security tab > Advanced > Change Permissions. I check "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable ...
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How can I read out internal pdf creation/modified date with Windows PowerShell?

PDF files seem to have a separate set of file properties which contain (among others) a creation date and a modified date (see screenshot here: http://ventajamarketing.com/writingblog/wp-content/...
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Word 2007 document property field “Update Field” changes metadata, not display

To get the word "Author" document property you would normally enter Ctrl+F9 and type "DOCPROPERTY Author". { DOCPROPERTY Author } In the particular instance I am dealing with, the code has been ...
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How can i lock a folder without any additional software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Password protect any folder without any third party software? I want to be able to lock any folder on my laptop so that it requires a password to open. I'd like it to be an ...
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How to display other columns in Mac Finder?

How can I get Finder to display other file properties so I can sort on those instead e.g. bit rate You can do this in windows XP and I'm finding it incredibly frustrating that such an option does ...
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How to view local drive properties

I was using windows 8.1, suddenly something happens and some files goes corrupt ( may due to some virus). And now can't start my pc. I know I can repair the files using windows DVD, but due to virus ...
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Server 2012 R2 Properties Dropdown and Ribbon

These two screenshots are from two different Windows Server 2012 R2 machines. They were both deployed from ISO and patched to current. Why does right-clicking on "This PC" result in a dropdown menu ...
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Windows - two options for stop the scheduled jobs - why?

Every time I set a scheduled job in Windows I promised myself to get correct information about why the properties contain two option for stop job:- So: I try to set a SJ to run at every N minutes. In ...
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Excel: Cell Value as Excel Document Metadata Property

I know you can add custom Document Properties in Excel 2007. see: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA100475241033.aspx#5 But I thought there was a way to pull a value from a cell as a custom ...
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SharePoint: Global search in specific columns

:-) What I want: I have a simple List in Sharepoint 2016 where I added the custom text-column Keywords. Now I want to search this column in the global search, like Keywords:Test. How it already ...
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Python 3.6 not found as a choice of applications in Ubuntu 18.04 properties

Despite extensive research, trial-n-error, uninstalling and re-installing, I can not get any of my python scripts to run from other than a terminal command line. The scripts once had the python icon, ...
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Auditing Entries in a server

Whenever I right click on a folder, and go to the security tab then advanced, there is a tab for auditing. My question is, whichever user or group we enter here, does it mean that only whatever these ...
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Docx date properties not formatted like system dates

I have set the Windows 10 short date format to yyyy.MM.dd (in Control Panel Region settings), but when I look at a docx file's Properties from within Word 2016, I see dates formatted as dd/MM/yyyy. ...
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Can I change the properties of all files to show info similar to the folder templates properties?

I use Windows Explorer every day to manage large groups of files. I modified the folder templates in Windows 7 to display the properties that are important to me. (Ex: Name, size, length, date created,...
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What Is “Cisco Compatible eXtensions”?

I have found this in my wireless network card's properties in connection. What is this? Should i enable it?
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Outlook shows unread count of folder, but I care about total count

Using Outlook 2003. I'm using the Shortcuts view on the Navigation Pane and it shows all the folders I know and love. It shows me the number of unread items in each folder. But this is useless to me....
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How to add security tab to the drive properties in Windows 10?

I can't seem to access security tab for my drive E: in Windows 10. The one when you go to properties: I tried all recommended methods I could find online but they don't work for Windows 10. Any idea ...
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Is there a Linux utility that can clear Word Document properties?

Is there a Linux utility that can clear Word Document properties? I want to keep the doc file. These are the properties that Word auto fills and I'd like them removed:
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Data rate explained

If you go to the properties of a video file (specifically an MP4), under details, under video, it gives a 'data rate'. What does this mean? I had a 14 min vid, which I cut down to a 8 min video (...