Styling information beyond the minimum of semantic elements: colours, styles (boldface, italic), sizes and special features.

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Setting up Gmail to use Markdown to read and send out emails

I've become rather fond of Markdown and think it would be rather well suited to emails. How do I set up Gmail to allow me to format reading and sending emails in Markdown? Is this even possible? If ...
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How do you manually block-quote in Gmail's new compose interface?

Gmail recently released a new UI for compose. How do you manually quote a paragraph? The block-quote button seems to have disappeared from the formatting toolbar in the rich text compose editor.
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What are all the formatting options for a Google+ post?

What is the markup language for creating posts (and responding to posts)? I know of the following ones: To make text bold, use stars around the text: *bold text* To make text italics, use ...
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How do you format Facebook Wall posts?

There doesn't appear to be any formatting links when I do a Facebook Wall post. Is there any way to do formatting like HTML, markup, etc?
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How do I change date and time formats in Trello?

How do I change the formatting of time and dates in Trello? I'm looking to change the following: time presentation to 24 hour clock instead of 12 date format to DD/MM/YY instead of MM/DD/YY?
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Insert a table in Gmail

How can I create a table in a Gmail message? I've currently got the data in a Google Docs spreadsheet, but copying and pasting that into the Gmail editor just pastes tab-delimited columns, not a ...
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How to center a table in Google Docs?

Centering data within a table cell or cells in Google Docs is straightforward and easy (highlight and center). But how to center an entire table? This should be easy, but it isn't. I can't for the ...
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Can you add basic text formatting (bold, italic) in Yammer posts?

When writing a post (or a comment on a post) in Yammer, is there any way to add basic text formatting such as bold or italic text?
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Adding a New Line on Facebook Comment

When I am commenting on Facebook, how do I insert a new line. Let us say, that I post a status. Friend A comments on it, followed by Friend B, followed by Friend C. I am now posting a reply and I ...
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Change background color of single page in Google Document

I would like to know how to change the background color of single a page in a Google Document. I want to make the Cover Page attractive.
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How to set a Google Docs Spreadsheet cell format to bare text?

I am to store international standard phone numbers (starting with a plus sign followed, usually, by plain numbers) in a Google spreadsheet column. An example of such a phone is +420123456789 When I ...
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Formatting addresses in Trello with single line spacing

How do I use Markdown in Trello to format a simple address where address items are not all on the same line?. Here's an example address I want to format: George Smith 27 Smith Street Smithsville ...
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Formatting bullet lists in Trello

The cards description field in Trello says they are supposed to accept markdown. However, I can't seem to be able to use stars to format a bullet list. All my text is put on a single line, with ...
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Google Docs keeps reverting to Arial 11pt

I use Google Docs for typing up a lot of work, and I like to type it up in Garamond. However when I add line-breaks sometimes Google Docs decides to revert to Arial 11pt (the default style for a new ...
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Always a line above where I insert a table?

In google docs, when I insert a table, there seem to be always a line above the table as shown in the screenshot below
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What are some good Web Tools to help me format my code for blogs? [closed]

What are some good Web Tools to help me format my code for blogs? I'd like to be able to copy & paste my code into textbox/textarea and have the web tool format it nicely for various popular ...
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Can I add a line break in my Twitter bio?

My Twitter bio looks bad because the line is split at unfortunate places. Can I force a line break at a particular place? The form at https://twitter.com/settings/profile inserts a carriage returns ...
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Cell reference with colour formatting

Is it possible to reference a cell in Google Spreadsheets so that cell where it gets displayed also displays it using the same text and cell colour formatting? =A1 Will only reference dell's value. ...
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Inserting page numbers in a Google Docs document

How do I add or insert a page number in the footer or header of a Google Docs document?
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Using multi-line formatted text in wiki syntax

Using multi-line formatted text (using the <pre> tags) inside of a list in Mediawiki is giving me problems. What I would love to do is something like this: # Text in a numbered entry ...
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Huge form-based websites?

Does anyone have any great examples of well-designed form-driven websites? We are converting a large DOS/Windows-based client app to a web application, and the app currently feels too plain and ...
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How can I put an equation into a Google Docs Presentation and maintain the formatting?

I read a similar question on the Google Docs Help forums, but if I copy an equation that contains a symbol without using an image (such as the ∈ symbol), the symbol goes away in the presentation. Is ...
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Formatting text in checklists in Trello, or embedding comments

How do I format text in a checklist, or embed comments, within a single checklist item in Trello? I would like to provide additional notes and a hyperlink for several items in a checklist, but I ...
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How do I mix formats in one cell?

I've got a string like ="Daily Avg: " &AVERAGE(C3:C13) I'd like to be able to apply number formats within my cell's formula. Is this possible without custom scripts? I've searched Google's ...
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Why is Gmail rich-text formatting so inconsistent when replied to via Outlook?

I use the Gmail web client with rich-text and often find that my emails look to be formatted consistently when I send them, however when Outlook users reply, the text in my original email often has ...
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How do I change date format at top of day in Google Calendar?

I can change the date format for most dates displayed by my calendar to Irish format, however I can’t find how to change this one. The dates at the top of each day are shown as 5/17 or Month/Day—as ...
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How can I share common formatting between Google Documents?

I have a folder of about 20 Lesson Plans in Google Documents. Although I used an initial template with a bunch of custom formatting for Heading 1, Heading 2, etc. I now want to tweak the styles. Is ...
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Adding a header and footer to a Google Spreadsheet

I'm in the process of changing to Google Drive from MS Office for all aspects of my work. Pretty much everything I need is there, but the one thing we can't work out how to do is how to get a header ...
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How to change the default style of text links in Google Docs

I want to format the default style for text links—currently the color is blue & are underlined. Is this possible? And if yes, how can I do it?
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Bullets are missing when exporting PDF from Google Docs

When I export a file to PDF from Google Documents, the bullets are missing. Is this a bug? Is there anyway to fix it?
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How do I Insert a carriage return on a card in Trello?

I have added a card to a board in Trello, and now need to edit the text on that card. How do I insert a carriage return? I have tried the following: Shift + Return Ctrl + Return Shift + Ctrl + ...
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Format credit card numbers as four digit blocks in Google Spreadsheets

I have this credit card number in a Google Docs spreadsheet of the following format: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX How can I make it display like XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX or XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX where they're in ...
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In draw.io, is there a way to automatically position a swimlane or process diagram?

I've drawn a workflow/process diagram in draw.io, but each time I make small changes I have to move everything else around. Is there anything that automatically re-positions the diagram when I make ...
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How can I highlight selected text in a cell and not the whole cell? [duplicate]

In my Google Spreadsheet, I have a lot of text in a cell and want to highlight a small portion of this text with a particular colour. But, whenever I try to do this, the formatting gets applied to ...
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Examples of really usable web forms? And what makes them so? [closed]

I'm responsible for some web forms at work, but can never think of any decent examples to refer to for inspiration. Screen shots would be really helpful. Also, what details makes each example so good. ...
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Keep Formatting When Pasting to Gmail

I liked formatting my e-mails in MS Word and then copy and paste them into Gmail. I did it, among other things, because I could control line spacing and text alignment (I prefer it justified). Gmail ...
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Permanently enable plain text mode in Yahoo! Mail

The last button (icon) in the image below is Switch to Plain Text mode. It fits perfectly with my needs. How can I permanently switch to plain text mode? (If there is no such feature, I guess I ...
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Shortcut key for monospaced character format in Confluence

Is there a shortcut key to set the selected text to monospace in Confluence or is it possible to set up one somehow? I know the {{...}} markup but it's rather cumbersome.
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How do you post a Facebook Note in a group or on a page?

To make formatted posts on Facebook you have to use Notes. This is fine for posting on your wall, but how do I post a Note to a group or page, or is it impossible to post a formatted post using those ...
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Google Docs is altering my formatting, how can I avoid this?

I don't have a printer and I need a document printed. Thus, I've shared a very basic Google Docs document with someone who does have a printer. Over here the formatting looks fine. Tabs are correct, ...
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Using code in Trello Cards

In Markdown, you should be able to specify a block of code that will not trim whitespace by using four spaces in front of every line of code. Why doesn't it work?
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Gmail action buttons

Recently, Gmail started showing "action" buttons next to emails that have links to trigger actions on certain third-party sites. For instance: At first, I only noticed it with emails from Amazon, ...
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Math cases on Google Drive

How can I write math equations with multiple cases on Google Drive. I can't get the code below to work. This is how I would create it in LaTeX. \begin{cases} 0 & n = 0\\ 1 ...
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line breaking in trello format is following markdown or not?

Recently I'm trying Trello to orgnize my project with friends, I'm happy that it support markdown, because I'm also using it to write my blog and all other docs. But now I notice that, when I input ...
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Proper formatting of text when inlining an image in Gmail

I use the inline image feature from Google Labs to be able to attach images as inline in emails. But while the image does come in there is a blank space just left to the image and the text starts ...
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How can I add a link on a MediaWiki message page?

At our company, we have an internal wiki, the access to which is restricted to a specific group. If someone from outside that group attempts access, they will be diverted to the special MediaWiki ...
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Using the Google Documents equation editor, how can I enter the binomial coefficient?

It does not appear that you can enter the binomial coefficient or the choose-function of combinatorics. I'm trying to use the parenthesis in the third drop-down menu in the equation editor, but they ...
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Can't unmerge cells

I have a lot of data in a Google spreadsheet that depends on charts I spent ages trying to make look pretty. There is a stupid block of merged cells that won't unmerge, and when I try to ...
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Italicize one word and not others in draw.io

I am using draw.io to make diagrams related to genetics. It is convention in my field to italicize gene names. I would like to have a box that says "genename::cDNA" where "genename" is italic and ...
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Is there a setting/extension to disable HTML formatting in received Gmail messages?

I want all INBOX messages in gmail to appear in plain text. When I read the messages I receive, I just want everything appearing in a consistent font and size of my choice. No html formatting ...