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

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Should I format my iMac?

I have an iMac 27inch from 2009 running El Capitain at work. It was used by other people before I came in working for this company. It seems a bit on the slow side comparing to my home PC. Would ...
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Why does Cut in Numbers remove the cell formatting?

In Numbers 3.6.1 cutting [CMD+X] one or more cells not only clears the text, but removes the cell formatting too. Is there a setting to disable this behaviour? My only workaround is to Copy [CMD+C] ...
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Multiple condition or Regular Expression matching with conditional formatting in Numbers?

I'm useless without colors to help my brain, so Numbers' conditional formatting works well for me.. up to a point. I'm afraid I'm hitting up against Apple's wont fix complexity threshold, but oh well. ...
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How can I save iOS Notes that maintain remain formatted?

I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.4.1 I have many Notes that are formatted using spaces, Bold, Italic, carriage returns etc. How can I save these Notes off to my laptop via iTunes or some 3rd party ...
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How do I change the date format in iOS?

I live in the U.S., so my region is in the U.S. I want to make the iPad use the following formats: Fahrenheit for temperature Kilometers for distance USD for currency YYYY-MM-DD date format HH:mm ...
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How can I format a date in Pages 5.6.1

I have a date inserted into my document. However I am unable to find the format settings to change the format of the date. Can someone help me with that?
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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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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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Text copied from Terminal with formatting in Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), and El Capitan (10.11)

After the update to Mavericks (10.9), 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, ...
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How can I preserve indentation in Notes.app on OS X?

Suppose I've got a text formatted like this: To do: To buy: milk I would like the Notes app to keep the indentation level as I enter a new line: To do: To buy: milk ...
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Create a pdf with just certain pages from a pdf

I have a pdf, and I would like to select some pages from that pdf and build another pdf. Is it possible? If yes, how? I am on a El Captain.
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Highlighting in Preview not visible in other software

Is there a way to make highlighting done in Preview visible in other software? In particular interested in whether it can be seen in Adobe Reader. Really would like to avoid installing Adobe as it ...
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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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Number 3.6.1: Cell value needs to be invisible, if the adjacent checkbox is checked

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but here goes: I would like to keep the cell value (E8), if the adjacent cell (D8) is false (checkbox is not checked), else insert zero or null. I just keep ...
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Preserve formatting when copying from Excel for Mac 2011 to table in Word for Mac 2011

I have this table in a .xlsx file in Excel for Mac 2011. If I select the whole table and copy into a table in Word for Mac 2011, this is the result: How can I preserve the formatting when ...
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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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Managing Favorite Styles Mavericks

I'm trying to have a text style defined by me appear wherever appropriate. In TextEdit it would be under "Format -> Font" menu right next to "Italic," etc. Naturally, I proceed to "Format -> Font -> ...
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Pages - multiple paragraph styles in a single paragraph

I'm trying to write code snippets inline with prose text, much like the back ticks (``) in markdown in Pages (version 5.6.1). I have a "code" paragraph style, and a "body" paragraph style. Is there a ...
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Can I change the filesystem of a drive from ext4 to hfs+ without formatting?

So my one drive is ext4 formatted but I would like to read and write to it from OS X 10.9 The only thing I can do is use osxfuse 2.8.2 to make the drive read only at the moment.
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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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How did Starbucks send bold text in an MMS to Messages?

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 set ISO8601 time format on an iPad

I am trying to set an ISO8601 time format on my iPad. It seems to sort date formats by language, and English language defaults to middle-endianness time format. There is no British English option to ...
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OneNote for OS X, How to type a dash then a space without turning it into a list

I am currently using OneNote for OS X to take notes at college. I currently need to do maths when using OneNote. Whenever I type a - then a space OneNote automatically turns that into a list, when I ...
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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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Copying Clipboard from IDE and pasting on iPad while keeping color formatting

I'm taking a course in java and I'm using my iPad to take notes (using the notability app). I wanted to know if there's any way to copy code I'd be writing on my Mac (IntelliJ IDE) to my iPad. It ...
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Should Mac menu items be title case?

Should Mac menu items be title case? "New from Clipboard" vs "New From Clipboard"? Gus Mueller asked this question on twitter and I am curious as well. If it is title case does it follow a ...
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In TextEdit or similar editors, is it possible to go to a previous bullet's indent level without a bullet?

I have an issue is with bullets in a rich-text editor. If I want to put several paragraphs under one bullet, like this: Bullet one Bullet two paragraph one Bullet two paragraph two ...
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Formatting issues resulting in overlays of text from Pages to Word (either version)

I've drafted a contract in Pages and exported it to Word for a back and forth redline exchange (track changes). I cannot use pdf as my colleague states that he does not have editing capabilities in ...
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Paste into mail and keep format of pasted text but don't change to that format thereafter

This annoyance occurs every time I paste something into an email I am editing in OS X Mail. Here is what happens every time: I am composing my email in the default format. I paste something in, ...
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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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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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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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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 ...