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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Extracting data from text file by specific characters

I have a program that reads from a sensor and prints on stdout. The interesting data for me is just the X,Y and Z values: [2021-05-07 10:47:41.993] [info] Acceleromter (avrg 100): X=+6696.080 Y=-5577....
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How to format part of a figure caption in MS Word bold, and the other part regular?

I would like to generate figure captions as displayed in the image below. The figure caption should contain 3 parts: Part 1: Automatic numbering including chapter number and figure number. Font: ...
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Paste a table from Onenote to Word without losing format

I have to paste a table from One note or Pages to Word 2016 but as i do that the format is not respected. There is extra space and the bullets aren't the same. There is no differences in the ...
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Remove duplicate and clean line break / blank space in Notepad++

This is my problem; one two three four four five five six seven eight And I can't figure it out how to format it like this; one two three four five six seven ...
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Windows: How to create a tab-separated list of information about files in a directory

As a Linux user I have no idea to solve the following problem on Windows (using cmd.exe): I want to list all files in a given directory recursively with the following information seperated by tabs ...
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Formatting Word header and footer for landscape sections so that they are readable in portrait mode

I have a long word document, which needs to be printed and bounded in DIN A4 format but also should be readable in digital format. The main body is in portrait mode but several tables are in landscape ...
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Firefox ignores layout.css.text-decoration-skip-ink.enabled=false setting

Since today, my Firefox browser decided to start ignoring the aforementioned about:config setting which removes the horrible "new" & "stylish" underline look. In other words: ...
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How to get rid of extra leading spaces in the rendering of the result of a formula in Microsoft Word?

This has annoyed me for some time. Consider any formula that outputs a number, and give it a formatting string. I.e.: { =exchange_rate \# "#,##0.00000" }. Then this will render as: I can ...
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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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Create space AFTER each section in Libreoffice Writer

I want to leave some blank space at the end of each subsection of a document. +-----------------------1/2-+ +-----------------------2/2-+ | 1. SECTION | | text text text ...
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How do I use such multiple character ligature signs for Musical Notation?

I found a portion of music Ebook The Basics of North Indian Classical Music by Abha Saxena (Google books) (Google play bookstore) (free preview), and this is so far the only ebook I have seen that has ...
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Word orphaning heading level paragraphs before any 1+page-length table

I have an MS Word doc with a number of tables. Each table uses defined paragraph styles including a table heading style and a table body text style. Each table is configured for the heading row to ...
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Notepad++ - turning a long file into columns

I have a long file I want to stick in some other editor for later printing. The file is of the format: line1 line2 line3 ... line456 ... Seeing that all the lines are short, I wouldn't mind turning ...
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How to connect a line of text with a table in word?

Within Word, I would like to know if there is a way to connect title "2.3 Members..." with the table below. Currently once converted to PDF, the table always switches to the new page while ...
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Change default style of next paragraph after heading

As I wrote up a document with lots of headings, on different levels divided by Heading 1, Heading 2 and Heading 3, I initially was bothered by how after each Heading 1 and Heading 2, which I always ...
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Formatting output from playlist-only download from youtube-dl

In reference to question youtube-dl; How download ONLY the playlist, NOT the files therein Can i get output like the following : https://youtu.be/0gvUCLL-UGE | video title https://youtu.be/...
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Word Multilevel list with guiding lines

I have very complex multilevel list with many levels (tree structure). I'd like to add some horizontal guiding lines for better visual navigation. Different bullets are not enough (also tab spacing is ...
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How does Gmail suppress blank lines?

If I cut and paste from the main body of a piece of Gmail into a text file, blank lines between paragraphs are retained. But if I do likewise from a forwarded copy of the same email (prior to sending)...
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How to reverse-tab to delete tabs in Outlook 365?

In Outlook 365 (locally installed client, not web client) I frequently copy/paste SQL and source code snippets into emails. For example, by default after a paste operation, I invariably end up with ...
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Setting “LANG=C LC_ALL=C” in script has no effect on padding length for non-English characters in printf

I am working on formatting the output of a Bash script into a table such that the pipe characters used to represent the bounds of each column are spaced relative to the longest string in that column (...
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How can I adjust the ruby text height?

Thanks to @phuclv who answered the question How to type characters for phonetic guide over a word in Microsoft Word? to use ruby text to solve my issue. However the ruby the text height and offset ...
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Word footer social media icons and info

Hope everyone is doing good. I want to add FB and IG icons to the footer of a printed letter with the pages name next to each icon and add a customer service line at the bottom and the website URL. so ...
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How do I keep the cell blank when the formula outputs nothing, so that the text from the previous adjacent cell can overflow in it?

I have a basic Excel IF function that shows a computation result if the condition is TRUE. What I am trying to figure out how is, in case the condition is FALSE, how to keep the cell blank so that ...
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Visual Studio 2019 - Bad C++ multiline comment alignment

I recently uninstalled and reinstalled VS 2019 and am now having problems with multiline comments in C++ code that I wasn't having before. If I have this comment: /* */ and add a newline in the ...
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How to detect headings and the page number they are in?

I have a PDF file which I need to create a table of content. Therefore I need a way to automatically detect headings and the page number they are in. The headings' characteristics are: One line/one ...
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How do I set vertical text to be left-to-right in Microsoft Word for Mongolian?

In Microsoft Word, is it possible to write text vertically, in columns from left to right? This is the writing order of the traditional Mongolian script. None of the options in the Text Direction ...
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Slanting a table footer in Excel, rather than a header

I would like to repeat my headers under the total row of my table (not an actual table, but a range of cells formatted as a table). For readability though, I would like to have them slanted. However, ...
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Is there a way to have multiple colours in a custom format? (NOT conditional formatting)

I've been asked if i can present a report with a ID format of 'RCA' in green, and a 3 digit number afterwards in black. is there a way of defining this in a custom for for excel? I've got this far, ...
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Word VBA Format only part of a find-replace string (Format paragraph starting with string)

I need to format (hidden) all paragraphs starting with a certain word. I have used find-replace '----set replacement format Selection.Find.Replacement.ClearFormatting With Selection.Find....
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MS Word 365 - Multiple footnote references same word

I'm triyng to write an essay and I need to insert some footnotes. My issue is I can't figure out how to insert multiple footnotes on the same spot. I mean if I insert them one after another,say 3 for ...
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How to stop Text-to-Columns splits as default

I was copy-pasting some data from a PDF price book into Excel. I then then split the data into different columns along the $. However, when I then copy-pasted the next section of the PDF into Excel, ...
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Microsoft-Word for Mac starts every new doc with columns

I'm using Word for Mac (2017 or so), and it started opening every new document with columns. Then, whenever I start a new document - I have to go to Format -> Columns and set "One column"....
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How do I fix the default URL handling in Word 2013?

I am working in Microsoft Word 2013 on a Windows 10 machine. I just deleted the Normal.dotm template, so I believe I am working from default settings. When I copy the URL, https://superuser.com, from ...
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How to format VBA code to 80 columns?

I have some VBA code where lines are long and want to send it somewhere, where is (not 100% strict) limit 80 chars on line. VBA allows to create to break line of code by placing " _" before &...
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Splitting a MS Word page into 3 horizontal sections

I want to split a MS word page into 3 horizontal sections, such that the header and footer of the page do not repeat in the sections (this excludes putting 3 separate pages on one page). I have tried ...
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How do I remove a list in Microsoft Word?

I have a huge Microsoft Word document, in which for some reason, random lines throughout the document got added to a list. It mostly got applied to equations, but sometimes the list got applied to ...
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Text based auto generation mail merge

I have a text file. I would like a simple portable app if possible which can automatically generate 176 different versions where the only difference (e.g. {%FIELD1%} is pulled from a separate file ...
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How to get back to normal formatting i Gmail compose message?

If I try to quote something from e.g. Wikipedia into a Gmail mail I'm writing, it will also copy the formatting, including blue links such as [1], [2], etc. for references. When I then try to end the ...
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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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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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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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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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