Questions tagged [text-formatting]

The process of laying out text in a document for ease of reading. Including font, size, spacing, etc.

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Change numbering format of captions word 2019

I'm writing a Persian text (which is right to left) in MS-word 2019. I want to insert caption as below for my images: شکل-1-1 شکل-1-2 شکل-1-3 ... where right numbers are heading 1 and left numbers ...
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What is the significance of Page Description Language (PDL) in printer specification sheets? [closed]

Most network printers these days claim they support some combination of IPP, Mopria, AirPrint, WiFi-direct, etc. protocols. These protocols claim that certain PDLs must be supported, typically some ...
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How to stop Excel from saving .txt files with strings converted to “#########…”?

I need to save an Excel file as a tab-separated .txt file for compatibility with other software. However when I do this, the long strings of text that appear as strings of hash symbols in the UI but ...
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Excel: Alt + Enter for multiple cells

I would like to change the first table into a wrap texted version of numbers & (xxx), making two lines in each cell. What is the best option for this, as I have >100 cells so it's not feasible to ...
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Microsoft Word - Table Cells with background colour reduce thickness of borders

When I create a table in Microsoft word and format a particular column with a background colour I have noticed that if I save / print to PDF those table cells have an incorrect border thickness. PDF ...
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How do I format (bold) totals without decimal places, in a Word table?

I'm trying to have a table containing currency amounts, without decimal places. I want a bold totals row, using the native "Totals Row" option for tables, and I would of course like it to keep its ...
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Pasting from Microsoft Word while preserving paragraphs

I have a problem with a lot of text written in Microsoft Word, which I need to paste into some web-page fields or even Notepad, and when I do, there is no space between paragraphs in the pasted text ...
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What is the purpose of these `NUL` characters?

This is purely out of academic curiosity, but I`ve often found files on both Windows (Win10Pro64) as well as Android that are not obfuscated, but contain a bunch of NUL characters between each actual ...
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Word 2007 VBA: change underlying font color of tracked changes - by author

I am trying to figure out how to retain a different font colour for each author's revisions, which shows after the changes have been accepted. There are several authors. I want to apply a different ...
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Parenthesis are appearing strangely in some software eg chrome's element inspector and VS Code

Whenever I type parenthesis in some software, such as VS code and Chrome Inspector, I get this long Vertical Line . I do not get this problem in notepad or word.
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Where do I change the paragraph spacing in Microsoft Outlook on macOS?

It's known that the macOS client of Outlook has still fallen short a bit. Yet, I still hope Microsoft simply failed in consistency here. Where can I change the spacing of paragraphs, globally? I don't ...
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How to flip column order in Word table depending on if page is odd or even

I have a very long 2 column table in Word, which I need to print double-page. In odd pages, the column order must be A B and in even pages it must be B A, and it must be done automatically. How can I ...
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MS Word Pro Plus 2016 - Table of Contents alignment - unlike any I have ever seen

I am having trouble with my TOC for a document and have tried all solutions I know of including clearing all formatting and copying from other headings/styles, alignment of tabs and indents, and ...
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How to hyphenate texts on the command line

I want to split the content of a text file into its syllables (or I simply want to hyphenate it; I don't want to get into the scientifically/lingualistically correct details like here: https://tex....
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Finding spaces OR commas with wildcard search

I'm writing some macros that will automate frequent cleanup/text formatting tasks in the bibliographies I edit. For background, these bibliographies often contain citations for chapters from edited ...
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Evaluate text expression

I have a text expression written with single quote in front '-a+b. Then it's substituted as in the image. I want to evaluate the expression in yellow (evaluate to 4) instead of displaying like that. ...
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Can't remove or select a break from word document

I am using an online template and have had trouble formatting. Shown in the picture, there seems to be a section break (it splits the page into two separate areas to edit), but I can't select it or ...
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Replace an apostrophe in excel?

I have a large database in excel containing text data that I plan to export to a set of PDF files. Some of the lines of text are bulleted with dashes so excel reads some of my cells as formulas and ...
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How to set numbering list color different from the bulleted list in PowerPoint template?

When creating a template/theme in PowerPoint 2010, it looks like the Numbering list is connected to the bulleted list. Is there a way to set color for the bullets in the Bulleted list, but remain ...
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How Do I Paste A Path Into Netbeans With Proper Formatting?

every time I past a file's path into Netbeans (for example, C:\programs\test.txt) I always have to add in the escape characters so that Netbeans understand the path. So, I will paste "C:\programs\...
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MS Word 365 Equation Numbering Formatting with Chapter Number

I am writing a document in there are equations, each of which should have the chapter number and the equation number (e.g., 2.1). I would prefer my equations remain in display mode, so I am using the ...
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MS Word for Mac (Office 365) software

How can I change the text in hyperlinks to make it the default blue, underlined text it used to be?
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Highlight cells in excel based on whether text exceeds the cell boundary?

I am taking text from excel and pasting it into a fillable PDF using AutoMailMerge. In some cases I have more text than will fit into the PDF field. I've adjusted my excel cell sizes, font, and text ...
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Selectively apply text to columns

I've got csv files that are delimited by tabs. Generally, the data is all in the first column but sometimes there's information in the second and third columns. How can I selectively apply 'Text to ...
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Is there a way to automatically apply capitalization rules in MS Word?

In MS Word, is there a way to automatically capitalize titles or headlines, after one of the commonly used capitalization rules, like you can find them here: https://capitalizemytitle.com? The most ...
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Spacing Words Equally Across Line in Word

There are several words in one line—for example, pineapple, orange, and grape. I want to locate these three with two identical spaces using one complete line in Word. If I use tabbing at 3.25 in and 6....
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VSCode show 4 spaces as 2 spaces (but keep 4 spaces, no replacement)

I work in a code base which uses 4 spaces and I'd like to visually see them as 2 spaces instead without reformatting the entire file. Is there any kind of extension or trick that can do this for me? ...
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MS Word: Create rectangle around words in a paragraph

I'm trying to create a document in MS Word that shows a section for keywords. See following pictures: And this one: It's very easy to create a shape and type text in it and make it a floating shape. ...
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Controlling space between sentences in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, if I use two spaces between sentences, the spacing becomes way more than twice the distance if I use only one space. This happens only in a particular document, and does not occur ...
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Word document places text inside rows

Every single document my collegue creates has some sort of view that forces his lines to appear in row-like entities. He would like to somehow turn it off. We are both using Microsoft Office ...
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Microsoft word 2013 is cutting off top of text in tables

The following is happening to me: I can't for the life of me figure out why
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Nested bulleted list in Slack

Is there a way to do nested bulleted lists with the new Slack markdown / formatting tools? E.g. I tried this * something * nested something * something else but it doesn't render it as ...
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Keep caption together with table when table is in different section

I've a requirement to format table into two columns, but keep its caption in one column. It works generally well if I add a continuous section break between them. The only issue is when only the ...
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In Notepad++, how do I split long lines in specific amount of rows?

I'm looking for something similar to this question. However, I'd like to chose the amount of columns and export it as table. My input is a .txt file with a single line and many numbers separated by ...
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Is it possible to add a thousands comma separator to the output of the Linux “df” command

df command gives me good information, and I love to see it in KB unit. But I need a thousands separator (aka: a comma) every 3 digits because the numbers will be always huge. ex> df Filesystem ...
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What Unicode character is used to describe a horizontal fraction bar?

I have searched quite a bit, but all I can find is en and em dashes? I thought Unicode tries to be specific about the use and meaning of a character, so I am expecting something specific. Is there ...
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Word 2019 - Footnote Columns issue

On the left is an older version of the same file. We updated a completely different section of the document, but for some reason the footnote on the olderfile stays in one column floating so the right ...
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ways of automatic capitalizing format in emails (webpage/outlook version)

Is there a way to automatically capitalize the 1st letters, 'I', special terms etc in emails? For lazy people not wanting to press 'shift' all the time.
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Microsoft Word formatting Strong format

I want to replace Word formatting from Strong to simple text. It works with all formats except "Strong". Do you have any ideas? Here is video.
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Word hand-drawn boxes

I created a number of text boxes using the "hand-drawn" outline option such as in this screenshot: Now I can't find the "hand-drawn" outline option anywhere. Existing text boxes still work fine, but ...
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whitespace padding a file length using echo in a windows batch file

I'm using a for loop in a windows .bat file to make a text-file listing files in directories. FOR /R %%G in (*) DO ( ECHO %%~zG %%~nxG >> zzz-list.txt ) [Phone won't let me input a tab ...
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Does VS2019 or a similar program have *horizontal* rulers?

I've started using vertical rulers in VS2019 to help keep my lines from running longer than 80 columns. I've noticed that sometimes my functions start to run long as well, and was wondering: is there ...
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Microsoft Word: Table of Contents, multiple line header tab leader/pagination issue

My TOC contains three levels. At the third level, the heading is so long that there is no tab leader on the same line. The page number (which should be right aligned, as with all other headers) ...
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Add a new line in Visual Studio for MAC

I'm looking for a key binding to do something very straightforward in Visual Studio 2019 for Mac: insert a new blank line below the cursor (and moving the cursor there as well). Apparently this ...
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Full-width color behind line in Word within list?

I'm trying to achieve something similar to Full-width color behind line in Word?: I want a background color until the end of the line, but then within a bullet list and not as a separate paragraph. ...
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shrinking text size beneath icons in the desktop of windows 7 to allow for more icons seen on the desktop

In Windows 7 I know how to change the size of icons of my desktop, but the spacing between icons seems to be controlled by the size of the text below the icon. Is there any way I can shrink this text ...
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Microsoft word: bullet lists with custom spacing

I am creating a list in Microsoft Word, where each bullet has several sub-bullets. I would like to format this list so that before each new bullet, there is a large space, but there is no large space ...
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Using local date format in the references in Microsoft Word

I write a paper with Microsoft Word and use the Harvard reference style. My problem is that at the reference section, Word formats the dates in US format, but the document is in my local language, so ...
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Excel, Import Wizard, detecting wrong file type

Each month, I have the privilege to compile daily pipe-delimited files into a monthly Excel workbook. I use the import wizard to convert the text files into a worksheets in the workbook. I open all ...
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How to create a brace to group a vertical list

Does anyone know how I can create an effect like this using OpenOffice word processor (or any other word processor for that matter)? Or a spreadsheet if that works better... This example reached me ...

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