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

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I cant see my bootable 10.9.3 usb drive on mac

I downloaded 10.9.3 dmg file (aprox. 5gb) from torrent site. Than I installed trasmac to my other windows computer and created a bootable usb with it. But when I plug this usb to my mac I could not ...
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Paste format/style only?

In Google Docs there is a nice Paste Special > Paste Format Only funtion; is there anything like this in Mac OS X? If not by default, is there a way to get this?
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Alternative to HFS+ disk format for Time Machine backups

I'm looking for an alternative to format my hard drive with for Time Machine backups. I've read that HFS+ is a file system with poor error correction for data deterioration in hard disks. Over time, ...
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How do I save a text style (font, size, etc) to use in any rich text editor (evernote, mail)?

I want to create some text styles--combinations of font, size, and other attributes--that I can assign to keyboard shortcuts that will be available in any rich text editor on the mac, such as ...
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User stylesheet / formatting for all osx apple apps

I'm increasingly spending lots of time tweaking text formats from one document to the next, updating styles, formats and generally improving them. Is there a way i can export styles from numbers, ...
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ipod 120gb problems on pc

when i connect to my pc my computer recognizes it as "removeable disk" and wont format ipod. tried to reset and check the HDDSMARTData and results were... Retracts: 3 Realllocs: 0 Pending Sectors: 24 ...
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Suddenly SSD become unreadable, need to initialise it

I use my SSD with Mac OS on it on several mac (mine is with apple right now). It works well with one mac mini but fails with the macbook air, is shows the following message : (sorry for french...) ...
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Can you still set a background color style in Textedit in Mavericks?

I had some background text color styles on my old mac and now have Mavericks - but I don't see any way to create a style for a highlighter-type background (for a sentence, paragraph etc.) - The Fonts ...
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Cannot format micro SD Card in mac OSX 10.9

I tried everything but I cannot format it. When opening the disk utilities I get 2 partitions, one which is greyed out. When trying to format the first one it says "couldn't unmount disk". When ...
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How to export Pages document to .docx?

This question is pretty similar to this one: How can I save a Pages document to .docx? Unfortunatly, the answers provided to this old one don't work with: Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Pages ’09 ...
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Get rid of WW8Num* list styles upon exporting from Pages?

Context: MacOS X 10.8.5 Pages ’09 From Pages upon exporting a file to a .doc format, I get a file with more than 20 new list styles with names of the form: WW8Num* These list styles ...
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Tiered numbered paragraph in Pages ’09

I would like to define 2 heading paragraph formats so as to be able to arrange as quickly as possible my document structure. I would like to define everything within these 2 paragraph formats and just ...
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Can you 'drag and drop' text and drop formatting at once?

I'd like need to drag and drop heaps of texts between documents, and rather copy only the text, without formatting. Is there any way, for example by pressing some modifier key while releasing the ...
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Default to Enabled Show Styles Guide in Word 2011

I would like to have the styles guide and direct formatting guide to be on by default. There is no option in the preferences. The options are at the bottom of the styles guide panel, as seen in the ...
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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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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 ...