Questions tagged [formatting]

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

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Table in Keynote with booktabs style

When creating tables in Keynote, is there a way to create them with the booktabs style of typesetting? For those not familiar with booktabs, an example table looks like this: ------------------------...
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How to name new hard drive without conflict?

I have a MacBook Pro with a single SSD installed - the disc is called “my favourite name” I just purchased a new larger ssd which I want to install instead of my old ssd. When I format the new drive ...
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How to format a cell with data YYYYMMDD in Numbers to be a date type?

I created a custom format to try and format a date column to be used within categories. However, Numbers tend to keep reverting my custom format to "Automatic" and I'm unable to group the data as part ...
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Pages: How can I make a new character style permanent?

(Pages 8.1 on 2017 Macbook). I made a couple of new character styles when editing a document. They show up in the inspector correctly, but only when editing that particular document. I'd like to ...
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HELP; CountIFs function?

Cells F25:F406 contain dropdown lists with 15 different names. Cells J25:J406 contain checkboxes. I want one cell to count when 1 of those 15 people select their name from the dropdown list AND ...
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Mails message contents not 'wrapping' (i.e. running off edge of box)

I use OSX 'Mail' to look at my email. I have received a message whose contents are not 'wrapping'. Usually, when I resize a window the line breaks reformat so that all the message can be seen. In ...
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Number roadmaps as A001 instead of A1 using Word page numbers

To identify roadmaps provided to participants to a biycle randonnee, I want to number them as A001 to A150, B001 to B150 and C001 to C150. After printing the required roadmaps in a printshop, I ...
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Finding all places where a paragraph style is used?

When attempting to delete a paragraph style in Keynote, one can get the dialog that reads: The style you want to delete is used in the document. Choose a style to replace it: How can one go about ...
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How to create numbered sub-lists in Mail application?

Is it possible to create nested numbered lists in MacOS's Mail client? —e.g.: 1. Foo 1.1. Foo is cool 1.2. Foo is great 2. Bar 2.1. Bar is not so cool 2.2. Bar is not so great I've ...
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Update style button not appearing in Pages

This issue occurs for me constantly in Mac Pages. When I want to update a style, such as changing line-spacing or fonts, the "Update" button will not appear next to the selected style in the format ...
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Recover data with file structure HFS+ on Mojave

I'm desperate and trying almost everything. That's what happened. I was having problem with Time Machine. One file was not letting time machine finish the backup. But to discover this took me a while. ...
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Keyboard acts strangely when using Chrome with certain web apps

When I use Chrome to type text in Dropbox Paper, Wordpress Custom CSS or Facebook, the keyboard acts strangely. When I want to remove a character, two characters get removed instead of one, and when I ...
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Create variable size columns from tab deleminated file

I would like to columnize data from excel. I need to paste the data in a simple text file. Tabs need to be replaced with blanks. What I need is to be able to select the column width.How cat ...
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Conditional Formatting for Numbers forms in iOS

I've been tasked with setting up a data entry form in Numbers on an iPad where cells in the sheet have conditional formatting, but it is desired to have the same formatting applied to the linked form. ...
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Unable to format sandisk ultra 16gb usb3.0 pendrive in mac

I have been using Sandisk Ultra usb 3.0 pen drive since Jan, 2016. I live in Mumbai. But previous month, I created bootable usb with mac os Mojave. Then I formatted pen drive. Dont know what happened, ...
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Make all occurrences of string superscript

I'm currently using Pages to write a rather long essay and have run into an annoying problem I can't seem to find the answer to. I have included a bibliography in my document and have referenced the ...
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Preview.app uses large font size regardless of settings

macOS 10.14 Mojave on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Preview Version 10.1 (944.6.16) Preview.app fails to adjust the font size of text entered in PDF text fields appropriately to the ...
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Accidentally deleted external USB Drive and now I can't access it

I accidentally formatted an external USB Drive to APFS, I needed to change it back so I found this walkthrough: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-revert-back-to-apples-hfs-from-apfs/ and I ...
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Is it possible to change/remove Pages' table row/column size limits?

I want to make a row in a table super thin but Pages has a 0.28in minimum for rows when auto-resize is turned on and a 0.11in minimum for rows when auto-resize is turned off. I searched everywhere ...
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Is there a way to create a small-caps character style in Pages 6?

Cross-post from discussions.apple.com. As the title says: I have a paragraph style for the main body of my document. Within a paragraph, there are some words that need to be in small caps. From my ...
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Code markup in Apple Notes app

I am currently running macOS Sierra (10.12.6) and was wondering if there is an easy way to format code (like there is for Title, Heading, etc.) in Apple's Notes app? I'm open to any workarounds to ...
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Inner/ outer margin in Pages

Is there any way to set inner/ outer margin in Pages? I'm going to print my thesis both side and as I can see in the Document tab under Document Margins there is only Left and Right margin. If it's ...
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Add images to a contact in Contacts

Is there a way to modify the type style and add JPEGs or PNGs to Contacts?
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Convert Apple iCloud Notes to Google Docs

Is it possible to convert some of my Apple Notes that are currently in my iCloud, over to Google Docs? I use about 7 iMacs a week for work but the network here at work has been odd with letting me ...
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'Latin (Helvetica)' Format in Word 2016 (High Sierra)

Word 2016 for Mac is styling text as 'Normal + (Latin) Helvetica' when I paste it into a new document. I cannot remove the '(Latin) Helvetica' style by reapplying 'Normal' or directly formatting the ...
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How to import/export font styles from TextEdit?

I've got some custom font styles that were created on another Mac which I'd like to export and import to another Mac, I don't see any obvious way of doing this — is it possible? EDIT: Since there is ...
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Pages: Before/After Paragraph Space Not Working when followed by 2 Columns

I have modified Heading 2 to be orange, 13pt, etc, and to have 10pt spacing after the paragraph. The spacing does not get applied, however, when a 2-column section follows it (see images below). The ...
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How to prevent Numbers from changing currency automatically

I have a spreadsheet that has cells with two currencies: USD and EUR. I have a cell that is a USD formatted cell and the other, a EUR cell. The EUR cell values are results of the multiplication of ...
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Applescript : String to Date

I'm extracting different date formats from a web page. E.g. Sunday 10 September 2017 / 09/10/2017 / September 10th, 2017. in the example the date is the same, but in live, the dates are ...
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How do I change the format of the name in Terminal?

I don't know what this is called, can anyone clarify? Is it called the name / hostname. I don't know what you call it. On Ubuntu my Terminal shows kalima@coolbox:~$ But on OSX my Terminal shows ...
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Facing Pages in Pages 6.x

I think this question is fairly straight-forward: is there any way to get Pages 6.x (I have 6.2) to have facing pages? I typically word-process in Pages '09, however that doesn't have right-to-left ...
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ExFAT formatted SD card not recognizing space

I'm trying to Homebrew my Nintendo Wii, and a 2 GB or under SD card is required. However, the Wii will also recognize 4 GB cards if enough junk is put on it. I'm attempting to do this with my Optima ...
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Mac OS X Word 2016 (version 15.24…) Changing Comments' Font Size

The problem is how to make the font size of the MS Word 2016 Comments bigger. There seem to be three obvious paths to a simple Comments font size change. However, when each method is attempted the ...
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Insert dots at the end of a phrase

I need some help with a table of contents. I'm trying to automatically add dots (take a look at red rectangles) at the end of a phrase with the number of the page, as shown in this example image I ...
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New Mail client does not keep correct coloring of mail

I recently upgraded from Mavericks to Sierra. The new Mail client bugs me: My main problem is a change in the way it sends clipboard copies of what was in the Terminal app. Previously, when I sent a ...
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Can't format my Macbook, HDD and macUtilities won't load, “blocked” sign after trying to boot usb

I just got my macbook white (2009) back again from fixing (batteries were swollen), and was trying to format it to OS El Capitan. I've been trying to do that all day, at first I tried with a ...
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How can I download Mac OS X El Capitan without app store?

I was going to install a new copy of El Capitan via my USB drive, but it turns out it's dead, it's been corrupted. I erased everything before that, so I'm stuck with the installation screen. How can ...
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To deal with superfluous carriage returns in TextEdit

I want to let TextEdit never save <CR>, the carriage return. Different operating systems save end-of-line as different Unicode characters. For MS DOS (like Windows) it is <CR><LF>,...
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Mac Numbers Shortcut Help

In Numbers (I'm currently running v3.6.2) after I have selected a cell/row/whatever, I want, without irritating my carpal tunnels, to format that text strikethrough. In Excel, I just had to add the ...
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Unable to successfully format a secondary HDD?

I installed a secondary HDD in my MacBook Pro in the CD drive tray using a caddy. In my main drive slot I have an SSD which works fine. The 500GB drive I had before, I decided to put in the caddy and ...
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Reinstall OS X for older MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I have an older MacBook Pro (Mid 2009) that cannot start and need to reinstall OS X from USB key or disc. With another MacBook I tried to download OS X El Capitan but is not available, only macOS ...
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Why does Stellar Partition Manager insist on keeping 128 MB “free space” on the medium?

I was just using Stellar Partition Manager to format a flash drive to HFS+. I deleted the current FAT32 partition and created a new HFS+ partition. I tried to make it as large as I could. Stellar ...
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Way to Copy Text From OS X to Evernote and Keep Formatting?

On my MacBook, I have various lists and information, of which I use TextEdit to edit. Usually, these will have indents where I use tab to create kind of charts with columns. Like so: Item 1 [TAB] ...
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How should I format a Micro SD card for Dropbox storage?

I have been using a 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3 device with my MacBook for a while now and have really grown to love having all of my Dropbox available without using up my SSD disk space. I've ...
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Adding newline to lists inside Notes app

When I'm typing a list, I very often want additional newlines between some (or all) of the items to provide some clearer separation. In many apps that allow lists, you can type Alt+Enter or Command+...
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How to enable journaling to be able to upgrade to El Capitan?

I cannot update my MacBook Pro 13-inch Mid 2012 to El Capitan and it is driving me crazy. At the moment I'm using OS X 10.8.5 and everything on my laptop is going slow etc. I have however missed 2 ...
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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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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 24-...
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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 bold, italics, carriage returns, etc. How can I save these Notes off to my Windows laptop via iTunes or some third-...
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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 ...