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Questions tagged [formatting]

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

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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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Screenshots in iOS 11 JPEG vs PNG

I just realized that iOS 11 handles screenshots taken on device in a very interesting way. If you immediately send screenshot after it was taken - JPEG file will be send. If you take screenshot and ...
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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 anyway to add to the accent lists on macOS?

On High Sierra using the U.S. keyboard you can press and hold letters to get accents. Pressing and holding a for instance gives you: Is there anyway to add custom accents for certain letters? ...
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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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Numbers: How to prevent Numbers from changing currency automatically?

I have a spreadsheet that has cells with two currencies. USD & EUR. I have a cell that is a USD formatted cell. I now have a EUR cell that is based on a multiplication of the USD formatted cell ...
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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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In a table, how to get columns (rather than rows) to be coloured?

I'm running Pages 5.0 on Yosemite. In my table, the rows are alternately blue and white. I want exactly this, only I want the coloumns to be coloured rather than the rows. I want to make it look ...
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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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How to define paragraph styles globally for every new document in pages?

I have defined some paragraph styles in my first document. But they are not defined when I start a new document with pages. What should I do to use it in every new pages document as well?
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...