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

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MS Word, how to manage the Headings in a document

In Word, I can press CTRL+F to go to Navigation, and then press the "Headings" tab in there to see section headings, which is quite useful. However, I noticed that not every heading was ...
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MS Word randomly adds white space before a new line begins

Image of issue: In my word document that has had no issues until now, the 470th page has randomly begun adding a blank space that I cannot get rid of. No page formatting or font size changing has ...
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In MS Outlook (365 Apps for Enterprise), how to make strikethrough text?

I am using Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise. When writing an e-mail message from Outlook, there is no option to strike-through text. It is still possible to do this by selecting the text, then ...
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Having custom numbering format inbetween normal numbered list / two list levels on the same line as a different format

What I basically want is an MS Word list formatted in a way like this: 1. First step * do this and that * here is an example 2a. Next step for use case A * do stuff 2b. Alternative next step ...
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Show label over text in notepad++

I'm using uuids and I want to be able to display the name of the object linked to the uuid without looking at a lookup table. for example df953d9c-234f-4ac2-af5e-f0490b223e71 is linked to wood. is ...
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How to correct the indentation of Python code with BBedit? Or some other tool?

I have a Python code of about a thousand lines, contained in a .py file, and I would like to fix, possibly automatically, the indentation (i.e. at the first level four characters, then eight, and so ...
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How can I fit this long equation inside MS Word content window?

I am trying to write a very long equation in MS Word and for some reason my equation is going outside content window. (clicking ENTER, increasing paragraph spacing and linear mode not helping) ...
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How to avoid values turning to a Scientific format when text contains 'E' followed by a number?

I am trying to open an excel file that has a column containing different barcodes. These barcodes have the following format: 4820001E1 4820001E2 4820002E1 4820002E2 However, when I open the file, the ...
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Making an inline quote indicator in Microsoft Word

I have a document with a large number of items I need to respond with line-by-line. I am able to create block quotes using the indent function, but I would like to put a bar as a prefix for each line, ...
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Excel 2016 changed text style when opening

We are using Microsoft Excel 2016 on Windows 10. We are using tables with filled information. All text and numbers are normal black Style. After some changes in document (editing text or numbers) we ...
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Why is Word displacing text like this when inserting text boxes in-line?

As you can see in the above screenshots, I start off with the cursor, i.e., insertion point, below the line of existing text. However, after inserting the text box at that insertion point (with ...
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Is it possible to edit the formatting of a Microsoft Word document in plain text editors?

The current situation: I have a full document in Microsoft Word, that I need to change the formatting of some words. For example, I currently have the word A1 typed out as is, but I need to put them ...
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How can I convert all italic text to *italic* in libreoffice writer or something similar?

I want to copypaste text from discord while preserving formatting. It works if I copypaste text from discord browser version to libreoffice writer, and it looks fine there. But to copypaste it back in ...
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Convert a 1 row (comma separated) text file to multiple rows

How can I convert text files with the following format: ["word01","word02","word03","word04","word05","word06","word07","...
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Why does the text have dotted underline in Word?

Suddenly a dotted line appeared under some text I was typing in Word for Microsoft 365 version 2302. It doesn't go away when I add or remove underline. What is this dotted line?
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Changing font of a hypertext pdf without messing up the hyperlinks

I have a pdf with hyperlinks, I can click on the footnotes popup and be taken to them, when I open the pdf to change font in word, the resulting pdf has the popups in blue still but they're not ...
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Removing Text Of A Certain Colour From A Long PDF

I am preparing for exams and have found some very good resources for myself but they have one issue. All the answers are written right under each question in red ink. I'd like to print these out and ...
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Non desirable ' " ' in excel sheets saved as text files

I have a spread sheet with cells containing formulas in column A concatening multi-lines text and cells contents e.g.: ="test list = { { obj1 = "&B1&" # a ...
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Excel - paste *only* number formatting

Is it possible to copy/paste only number formatting in Excel. There are various paste special options. In particular Formulas/Number Formats and Values/Number Formats. But is there a way to paste only ...
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How to bring back formatting as well as data in Excel formula

I have a spreadsheet that contains many worksheets (1 project outline per page) and want to summarise the project by bringing back only select cells from each worksheet. This is for a progress report,...
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Split all letters in a word in Powerpoint

I've come across this comment on a certain post that offers a solution for splitting the words in a sentence, however, I would need to split all the LETTERS in a WORD (or multiple words). Is there a ...
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In a chat of MS Teams, how to start unindented paragraph after bullet points

I have something like this: Some texts without bullet points. Texts texts texts texts texts Texts texts texts texts texts Texts texts texts What I want to do is to start a new line without a ...
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claws-mail: can it compose mail beyond plain text?

linux 6. claws-mail 4. Claws 4 works well. But all emails are composed in plain, ascii text. No other formatting appears possible. I want to know if claws supports the equivalent of rich-text: i.e. ...
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With Microsoft Edge, how to copy bullet list from one WebPage to another ? why does Paste of Bullet List contain invalid HTML?

I need help to copy selected text (from from Microsoft Community Website) which is a bullet list to another for posting; With Edge, copying bullets incurs invalid HTML information Edge App - copy ...
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Microsoft Word strange behavior with newline of headline

starting point: I press Enter. Headline formatting lost: I press Enter again, newline is there: What is happening? This annoys me because it happens to me very often.
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Showing anchor href links formatted normally

In reading user generated content on the web where links are allowed in the content, I have encountered cases where the normal underline text format (that indicates that the text is a link) is ...
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If I draw somthing which looks like an old Microsoft Windows desktop Icon, but I draw it myself, how do I the emoji available on an android phone? [closed]

Short Question There already exists an emoji for the English word "seedling". 🌱 How do I create a library of emoticons which can be used on Microsoft brand cell-phones? Suppose that I ...
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Conditionally formatting left align for a cell with text thats separated by multiple lines

I'm trying to write conditional formatting that will handle left aligning text in a cell that is normally in a range that's centered. The data in the cell could look like the following with each line ...
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My word document have a line separation of half page. How can I solve it?

In the document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wnd1lCcLVwRTWA_dCjWlZfWzjqGc7_g_/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=115679852586790547345&rtpof=true&sd=true I have a huge line space, how can I fix ...
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How to format numbered format in mcq type in word

I have the following set of Multiple Choice Questions in word. The main question number is automatic , there is no problem here. 1. Sample Question 1 a. Answer 1 b. Answer 2 c. ...
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How to tell Outlook not to auto resize the columns of a table

I'm having a very frustrating experience with MS-Outlook, while creating a table inside an e-mail: I have some text, separated by pipe characters, and I've chosen the "Convert text to table" ...
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How to paste only the formatted value not the actual value

As the title says, I want to copy and paste cells into the format that they are shown in. Original value (actual value): 25 59,05 90,1 Formatted value (what is shown): 25,000 59,050 90,100 The ...
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Formatting cells to 000-000-0000-0000 in MS Excel

I would like to format cells in excel to the following format: 000-000-0000-0000. This is only an example and the zeros can be replaced with other numbers, but the hyphens need to stay. I think regex ...
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Can one write/convert a long Excel formula as a function, using only Excel?

I want to make, in MS Excel, an equivalent of the MS Word Sentence case, to often be able to convert Excel text strings from all-caps to sentence case (without having to teach myself VBA). My one-...
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creating featured text in MS word

I am working on a book in MS Office. In my book, there are many texts and phrases that I need to feature (in other words highlight to catch the reader's attention) something exactly like I've shown in ...
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Looking for a simple automated way or program to reformat a list of proxies

I have a long list of SOCKS5 proxies that I want to import into another program. Currently the way I have them formatted is: (Socks5)serveraddress:port:username:password The program I'm importing ...
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How can I create a drop-down table of contents in Word 2021?

How can I create a drop-down table of contents in Word 2021? I know how to create a standard table of contents in Word, but since the file I'm working on is composed of three parts, which in turn ...
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How to format paragraphs in all table cells in LibreOffice Writer? Selecting doesn't work

I am trying to set spacing above and below paragraph in all cells of a table. Unfortunately, if affects only first cell of a selection. Is it possible to make bulk formatting?
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How to Automate putting text into a specific format

The text that I have is "Example": "Example2", "What": "Huh", "Really": "yes", The text inside the "" always changes, but ...
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MS Word: "Update all fields" seems to be corrupting fields in text boxes

I'm afraid I'm on the verge of a catastrophe. I have a very large Microsoft Word document (nearly 500 pages), and I'm finding that every time I "update all fields" by the Ctrl-A, F9 method, ...
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Configuring email software to receive and send SMS

I don't have a cell phone but have a cellular modem (Rocket Stick by Sierra Wireless) that has SMS sending and receiving capability. It has its own cell number. I am trying to configure Thunderbird ...
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How do I batch delete entire rows that do not end with forward slash in CSV file?

I have a CSV file that is too large because it contains file paths as well as directory paths. I need to modify it so it only shows the directory paths but not the files themselves. I'd like to know ...
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Sort lines with "natural order" in Notepad++ like Windows Explorer?

Q: Is it possible to sort line with "natural order" (or what it calls, I'm not sure the correct name) like/similar to Windows Explorer? With or without plugin are fine Demo lines: text 1 ...
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MS Word Fields: Writing fractions in English

I am familiar with using fields to write out integers and decimals in English. Is there a way to make "1/2" read as 'one-half' or some equivalent?
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How do I use Fields to automatically number sections using words?

I've got a document I'm trying to automate is MS Word. I've got section numbers that use the format code AUTONUM \* Arabic but this results in section numberings that read: 1. 2. etc. How do I ...
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How do I prevent bold from affecting superscript?

I want to write the matrix “A^-1” in a formula in LibreOffice Writer.  “A” is a matrix and needs to be bold but the “-1” doesn't.  The superscript is still bold even when I place the closing bracket ...
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DBeaver "Format" --> "Format SQL" --> "To Upper Case" applies to all words. How to format only the SQL command words reserved by the system?

When I right-click on a selected SQL query and choose "Format SQL" it changes the SQL to lower case. The other command "To upper case" is not SQL-intelligent, meaning it changes ...
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Why does Excel add leading apostrophes to some of my text cells?

I have a worksheet containing, among other things, a table object. All data in the worksheet was added by me manually, including the data and column headers in the table. I just noticed that in 13 of ...
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How do I add "marginal" labels to bibliography entries in Microsoft Word?

I'm currently in the process of finalizing my research for the City Council of Rochester: Police Accountability Board. Of course (when conducting research), one must provide citations/bibliography ...
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How to handle dynamic footnote with a text box

I'm creating some financial models that require a lot of footnotes. I should preface by saying they're not actually footnotes, it's a text box below the main table since it takes up half the sheet. My ...
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