Questions tagged [formatting]

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

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How to format selected text in monospace in Apple Notes app?

When I select a text and hit Command+Shift M, It format the whole line instead of the selected text. Example: This is a code expected: This is a code What I have: This is a code
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Change default indent size in mail.app

My mail.app seems to default to a barbaric 8-space indent-size. Is there anyway to change this (e.g. is there a plist file somewhere that includes this specification)? Thanks!
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In Pages on iPad, formatting to add line over paragraph?

I’m writing a document with Pages on iPad. When I select the “Heading 3” style it puts a line above the text, like this: I can't find how to create that kind of formatting manually, outside of the ...
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Pages: rotate existing, wide table by 90 degrees so that the rows are now vertical possible? (equations in several cells)

I have a complex table in Pages 8.2.1 and several cells have equation objects in them. The table has gotten too wide and I want to rotate it by 90 degrees. From what I understand I can't rotate one ...
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Why are some PDFs scrambled when opened with Preview on Mac?

Consider this PDF file for example. The text in this file appears scrambled when opened with Safari or Preview. However, the PDF is formatted fine when opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or most 3rd ...
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uneditable layout block in Pages.app

I have a Pages document with two layout blocks that cannot be resized. The top one especially, is very narrow, extending from 2.5cm (on the left) to 13.4cm (on the right). The document itself is 21 cm ...
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Is it possible to define a custom numbering style in Pages?

I would like to cite some articles, books. The standard form is to use square brackets, but Pages these are not within Pages numbering styles. I want to achieve: [1] 1st source [2] 2nd source . ....
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How to format to FAT16 on an SDXC card with macOS Mojave 10.14.6?

Bought an SDXC 64GB for a camera I found lying around my house. The card needs to be formatted to FAT16 in order to work with the camera, I've tried to follow previous threads of this nature but they ...
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Automator service to transform outlook reply body

I'm trying to create a macOS service (in python, preferably) that would allow me to change the rich-text body of an outlook message I'm editing. If I set the service script to receive rich text, it ...
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Where can I find a reference for Apple's extensions to RTF format?

I was inspecting an RTFD file and I noticed it contained several Apple-specific directives. Where can I find a reference or explanation for all of these directives? Examples: \appleattachmentpadding0 ...
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Time formatting in Activity Monitor

What's the time formatting in the CPU Time column? so for example 1:07.75 Is it hh:mm.ss? or is it 1min 7sec 75ms
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Why does the font change after I paste an image in TextEdit?

Here is a simple sequence of actions in TextEdit in macOS 10.13.6 that produces an unexpected side-effect. I don’t understand why, and would like to know how to prevent it. Create a new document in ...
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CSV from Windows Server Unable to open on Linux/Mac

A small CSV file that was generated on a Windows server is not opening correctly on Linux/Mac. The only way to open this file is via MS Excel for Mac, which gives the following prompt: The CSV file ...
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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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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 (Inside/Outside) 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>,...