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

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Formatting of a web page messed up when using proxy

Background For academic purposes I have to use an university proxy from my home in order to access some contents online available only with this method (PUBMED, a medical research database). I have ...
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How to change the default format in Numbers?

When using Numbers and I want to underline a cell, the default format is outlining the whole cell. I want the default format in Numbers to be only an underline not a box. Any way to do this?
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Pages: How to restore original lists styles

I use Pages 5.5.x The problem is that I have occasionally deleted "Lettered" list & bullets style. Now I want to restore the default list of "list & bullets" styles for the document. Is it ...
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How to copy and paste styles with Keynote?

I am using Keynote'09 and have to change a lot of text to specific styles. Since I can't define text styles I have to work around this missing function. Here is a simple example with a style I would ...
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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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Unable to change clock separator

I am using OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. In the Language & Region preferences, I clicked Advanced and set my clock format to 0-23:08. However, the clock in the menu bar and in the Date & Time ...
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Microsoft Excel - Conditional formatting, finding duplicates

I need to highlight duplicates in column A, but only if column B is equal to 10. 67890 10 67891 10 67891 20 67891 30 67892 10 67892 20 67894 10 67895 10 67891 In this ...
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Pages: Change Body Style for Entire document

I'm using Pages 5.5.3 on OS X 10.10.4. I can't figure out how to change the size of the Body style for the entire document. If I try to increase the size of the Body text it only changes the size of ...
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USB-Stick (Format: FAT) retaining incomplete files

I'm having a problem deleting files from a USB-Stick, which is formatted with FAT. I tried transferring files from my Mac to the USB-Stick, and if I remember correctly, removed it from the USB-port ...
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What is a good style for documenting OS X hotkeys on web with markdown?

I often need to give instructions on using OS X hotkeys in documentation. I write it in markdown, usually on GitHub pages and sometimes on StackExchange. The keys are formatted with ...
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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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Formatting Boot Drive As Encrypted For Clean Install

I don't know if my google-fu is broken today or something, but I can't seem to find any information about why I would or wouldn't want to erase and format an internal boot drive and/or partition ...
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Left (or right) border in Apple's Pages

I am writing a Pages (5.5.3) document for my Diploma thesis. I want to create a paragraph style for source code that has a colored border only on one side. Unfortunately, Pages gives me a limited ...
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Formatting logs in OS X Console

We have logs from an application that are formatted as JSON. Normally they are sent to a central logging tool like LogStash. On the terminal, we can read them using a tool like jq. But if I attach a ...
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Change drive “block size” to 4096

I just bought a 4tb hard drive and enclosure and attempted to encrypt it with truecrypt. I errored with a message saying the block size must be 4096 bytes for >2TB drive. How do i alter the drive to ...
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Is there a way to see the invisible formatting in my clipboard and/or create the formatting when piping to pbcopy?

Is there a way to see the contents of my clipboard in a way that shows me what formatting metadata is included? Or to get to the question behind the question: is there a way to generate output in a ...
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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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Questions regarding disk format

I'm doing a fresh install of Yosemite on my mac, but stopped at format step: I noticed various options: plain format encrypted case sensitive So, I'd like to know: Is it possible to install ...
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Title 1, Title 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?
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Text copied from Terminal with formatting in Mavericks and Yosemite

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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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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Formatting & partition problem

Today I ran into a big problem: I was trying to make a bootable OS X thumb drive with Unibeast but haven't been able to format or partition it. The error shown when i try to format or partition in ...
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Re-install Mac mini Server

My friend gave me Mac mini Server saying its Mavericks. When I switch it on I see 2 hard drives only and no operating system. I tried to use my Apple ID but it doesn't work. In disk utility I saw 1st ...
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Unable to clear formatting in Notes app

I'm trying to get into using the Notes app for just keeping track of my thoughts while I'm working. As I'm typing away I might decide to make some text in italics and then later revert back to normal ...
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Key to boot from USB on Ubuntu MacBook Air

Recently, I removed OS X from my MacBook Air and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I have been trying to install Debian during last week, but I don't have idea what's the key to enter into 'BIOS boot ...
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Fresh Install OSX on new hard drive without the .dmg (iso) file

Today is the day my hard drive failed. My issue now is to install OSX (Mavericks) I have purchased to the new HDD. I have neither a DVD installer nor an iso file nor another Mac Device (but I could ...
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Using lining numerals/text figures

Given a font that is advertised as having multiple styles of numerals (text figures and lining numerals), presumably via OpenType, is there a way to use the alternative numeral styles in Mac OS X in ...
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How to convert to millions in Mac:Numbers?

I understand in Microsoft Excel you would use the format string $#.##,," M" so that 12,271,359 would appear as 12.27M I am alittle confused with the Numbers app on Mac (the excel equivalent) and I ...
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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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Disable automatic link formatting

I'm sending a Mail message with text that looks like a link. I've color-coded this text, and I don't want it transformed into an underlined blue link. How can I stop Mail from "linkifying" my text ...
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USB pendrive/disk formatting clarification

I have three doubts regarding USB pendrive formatting. 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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Pages Copy and Paste Horizontal/Vertical Ruler Guides

Is it possible to copy and paste guides on a Pages 5 document? If so, how?
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How can I embed an image in an Apple Mail signature?

I use Apple Mail daily, and up until recently I could have images inside my mail by referencing an external source. However the external source has since become unavailable, so ideally I would like to ...
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Why OneNote shows these weird characters?

Check this out - in Sublime (no hidden characters): Now in OneNote (a simple command + c / command + v): Since there isn't a Unicode option in OneNote, I don't know what to do. :-( Do you guys ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...