Formatting refers to styling text elements on a page, using a word processing or page layout application.

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Why does Pages, export to *.doc a file that is larger than expected?

I authored a 1 page document of about 900 words, and an embedded image (a chart). Storing/exporting this document from Pages 5.2 causes the file to expand to 1.6 MB in size. However, opening and ...
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How to highlight cells based on another cell's value in Excel 2011

How do I use conditional formatting to highlight a cell in one column based on the value of another cell in another column? Case in point, I'm running some tests right now. Based on input data into ...
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Is it possible to make a style sheet for Safari's Top Site page?

Mavericks : is it possible to use a style sheet for Safari's Top Sites page? Are there style sheet examples to draw from?
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I can no longer use my Kingston DTSE9 flash drive because it is 'write-protected'. How can I remove the write-protection?

Disk Utility won't allow me to Erase or Repair the drive, it will only let me verify it. Clicking on Disk Partition, I get the following message: This partition cannot be modified. This disk is not ...
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Inline equation editor

I am very frustrated by the equation editing capabilities of Word on the Mac (such as I have been able to discover them). While it is possible to create nice looking equations, it takes an enormous ...
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Remove margin in pages?

I want to have zero margin in my document, but there is no way I can't move it. Right now I can see that Document Margins have left: 0 in However, I can see that there is some weird margin applied, ...
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Syntax highlighting in emails?

I'd like Mail to pick up on syntax I'm copying mostly from an app that does highlight syntax, but it doesn't seem to apply any sort of "formatting" to the text itself on pasting (e.g. color, font, ...
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Copy pasting italicized content in Pages

Pages is my word processor. I'm trying to copy a paragraph text from a docx file opened in Pages. Some words in the paragraph are italicized. I'd like to paste it in a target doc which has paragraph ...
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How to copy plain text from web pages in Safari?

When using Safari, I find no plug-in to force copied text from web pages to not include rich-text formatting and only copy the raw ascii characters. How can I, using Safari, only copy plain text into ...
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Should I format and upgrade to mavericks or upgrade to mavericks and format?

I am planning to upgrade on a Unibody Macbook (2008) to Mavericks. Mountain Lion is already installed and I felt it to be a bit sluggish when I upgraded. I also would like to start anew and clear some ...
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Pages Copy and Paste Horizontal/Vertical Ruler Guides

Is it possible to copy and paste guides on a Pages 5 document? If so, how? Thanks.
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Can't format 2nd HDD in optical bay on Mid-2012 Macbook Pro 13

I have recently bought an SSD and a HDD caddy to do a SSD+HDD setup. After installing, I can't format or reliably use my HDD while it's in the optical bay. I installed the SSD in the place of the ...
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How to avoid cell content being clipped on page bottom?

I'm using Pages'09. I'm working with tables and large cell contents. When reaching the bottom border of the page, the text I type continue to go within my table cell. But I can't see it anymore. I ...
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Titel 1, Titel 2 number with sub-numbers in pages

I'm using Pages to write a document. I would like titles like : 1 Summary 1.1 Start 1.2 End But I only get 1 Summary 2 Start 3 End How can I number my titles with 1.1 and so on? Thanks in ...
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Numbers: conditonal highlight based on a date in a different column

In numbers, I would like to change the background colour of Column D based on whether the date in Column A is still in the future (i.e. graying out). I can get the colour formatting to work on the ...
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Will restoring from TimeMachine keep my bootcamp partition intact?

I am going to install Mavericks from the scratch, formatting the Mac partition. Then, using TimeMachine I will restore my data and applications. The bootcamp partition was excluded from the ...
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Can I upgrade to OSX 10.9 and format my HD along the way?

I want to upgrade from ML to Mavericks but I want to erase and format my HD to a single partition along the way. Is this possible?
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Mail in Mavericks does not correctly text wrap / no option to view in plain text

This problem has been brought up in the Apple discussion forum, but with no success. It is two related problems that have cropped up in the Mail application in Mavericks (OS X v10.9): First, there is ...
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Trying to securely erase hard drive, but Security Options not available (Mavericks)

Recently got a new Macbook Pro 13″ and I'm preparing my old Macbook Air for sale. I'm following steps in the Apple Support article on this topic (as well as other similar articles I've found). I'm ...
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Fresh Install OSX on new hard drive without the .dmg (iso) file

Today my MBP's HDD left me. My issue now is to install OSX (Mavericks) I have purchased to the new HDD. I don't have neither the DVD nor the iso file nor another Mac Device (but I could ask friends) ...
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Text copied from Terminal with formatting in Mavericks

After the update to Mavericks, anything copied from Terminal is pasted in the target app with the same formatting as in Terminal, in my case, white monospaced letters on a black background, e.g.: ...
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How did Starbucks send bold text in an MMS to Messages.app?

I received the discount message shown below from Starbucks on iOS 7.0.3. Somehow they managed to make part of the message text bold. How did they do this, or better, how can I recreate it? I ...
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How to style/format a string putting into Clipboard with Applescript?

How to style a string, which I want get copied into Clipboard, so I can paste it in the program's text window, which supports rich text? set the clipboard to myString as styled text doesn't work
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How to maintain capital letters within a Numbers files exported as a CSV file?

I imported a CSV file into Numbers which contained emails, phone #'s, first and last names. I cleaned up the data in Numbers so that names started with capital letters and phone numbers contained ...
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Section Breaks in Pages

I am trying to format a book in Pages. I am having trouble using section breaks. Can I add a section break without it adding two additional pages to a manuscript?
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How to deactivate Adobe CS6 install on a damaged/corrupt mountain lion OS hard disk?

I have tried running the disk utility repair tool on my Mac OS HD to no avail. So I moved on to backing as many files (Documents, iPhoto Library, Desktop Data etc...) as I could through my Windows ...
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Easily pretty print XML

Is there a way to quickly pretty print large XML files without needing an app? Online solutions don't allow for massive files and I'd like to do this without install more junk on my computer.
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Converting a float to hours:minutes in Numbers

Probably this is a very easy thing to do, but as handicapped as I am using Apple's iWork applications, I just can't find it. I have made a calculation in Numbers which results for example in 14,25 or ...
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How to auto-indent code in Coda 2?

I just installed Coda 2 but can't find how to auto-format / auto-indent the code. In Dreamweaver there is this useful function called "Apply Source Formatting" which basically removes white space and ...
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How to insert a section break in a Pages '09 Page Layout document?

I have a Page Layout document. I need to remove the header and page numbering from the title page. So, I want to insert a section break after the title page. The problem is, I cannot do that. No ...
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Background shape for paragraph styles in Pages

I was wondering if it was possible to achieve this in pages. I would like to have a background shape for a paragraph style (heading 1). Currently I place them manually but it would be much better ...
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How to set default number formatting in Numbers?

In Numbers, I've seen how to change the default cell colour and font, based on table styles. But how can one change the default number formatting? The default "American" formatting for dates, for ...
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Why do I get “double greater/less thans” instead of double quotes in Word?

I am using Word 2011 on my Lion iMac. Sometimes as I write, when I hit the "double-quote" key, I don't get double-quotes, but another symbol that looks like "double-less-thans" or ...
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external disk formated with NTFS not working on Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hard drive read only access with Mac I bought new 1 TB WD My Passport and format it with NTFS on windows XP. and now when I connect it on mac, I see the drive but I cant ...
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Create Automator Service With a Python Script?

I'm trying to create an Automator Service that will act on selected text, converting dashes to spaces, and also making word caps for all the text. A friend gave me this python script (I know nothing ...
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Has anyone figured out a keyboard shortcut to globally strikethrough selected text in any OS X app?

We have ⌘B to bold, ⌘I to italicise, ⌘U to underline, but we don't (as far as I can tell) have a shortcut to strikethrough selected text in any OS X rich editor. I added a keyboard shortcut into ...
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AppleScript and Growl: How to choose the display style?

I'm using AppleScript and calling Growl notifications and I notice that it ignores my choice of using Bezel as my system default style. It only changes if I manually change it in Growl's preferences. ...
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USB pendrive/disk formatting clarification

I have three doubts regarding USB pendrive formatting. 1) Is there is any simple/quick way to format the USB pendrive from MacBook Pro? Now, I am doing this by Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility ...
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Can't format SD Card after OS X Lion update to 10.7.4

Today I tried to format my SD cards with no success. The only thing different that I did was updating to 10.7.4 this weekend. What can I do to re-enable this function? The can't format part means I ...
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Is it possible to change text size & formatting of Numbers' formula input field?

Is it possible to set the text-size and possibly other formatting of the actual values/formula input field in Apple iWork Numbers? Comparing these two screenshots, it seems possible to set the size ...
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How do you use small caps in Pages?

I don't see any obvious options for small caps in Pages, either under styles or text formatting. Do I need a special font, or does Pages have small caps capability at all?
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Is it possible to add inline links (rather than bare URLs) to a message using Apple Mail?

I'd like to write messages using Apple Mail using inline links, as opposed to the "naked" URLs, so I can do something like this: Have you visited Ask Different? Unfortunately, the best I seem to ...
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Formatting Text in Mail

I'd like to have all email that I send formatted with my font and size and color, like the way web based email does it. I'd just like to set a default font and have all email I send formatted this ...
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Have Mail.app format the text when changing the default message font

I've changed my default font for message to be Georgia 12 Normal. The trick is, to have the message formatted this way (Georgia 12 Normal), so when the recipient open the email it is also formatted as ...
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What are the advantages of formatting an external disk as journaled HFS+?

The application Disk Utility /Library/Utilites/Disk Utility.app which is part of the applications that ship with the Mac OS allows to reformat an external disk. Options include: Mac OS Extended ...
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Insert code blocks in the body of emails

I'm a developer, and I'd like to be able to distinguish blocks of code from regular text, when I write emails. Basically I wanna be able to do this. In the Mail app, (or Sparrow!). Is there a way ...
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How to setup Indian rupee format in Numbers?

Indian rupee number format is different from US number format. e.g. 1,00,00,00,000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_rupee How do I setup a custom number format in Numbers?
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How do I batch convert a lot of .doc file to .html?

I have some archive documents in .doc format, and I want to convert them to a searchable data base. I know that .pdf is searchable, but PC users seem to find .html documents more easily searchable ( I ...
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Pages: can I style space before a set of characters?

I wish to add space before a span of characters: As an afterthought, I may realize this isn't a job for Character Styles, since those operate on single characters, not spans/groups of ...
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Formatting picture in a mail message

When writing an email, I want the picture I insert to be formatted (add shadow or border for example). How to do this ? When right-clicking the picture, I only have basic options: I found nothing ...