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

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Does GitHub have an escape character for their markup?

Background I realize that markup is implementation without a specification but it basically is just a tiny little node stemming from SGML and the like. On GitHub I always use the ` symbol with a ...
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Prevent Outlook from stripping line breaks from plain text emails

I'm asking webapps because meta seems to think that it was the right place. Please, see this question and post a different answer if you believe it is not the case. I like my emails to be written in ...
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Google Docs: changing formatting of normal text without affecting automatically affecting headings

Applying a change to the indentation of normal formatting (e.g. first line indent) in google docs results in an automatic change to the indentation settings of all the other styles. It seems they have ...
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How do I create a custom keyboard shortcut in Google Docs to implement custom formatting? [duplicate]

When I take notes for CS classes, I find myself constantly changing the font choice and weight to differentiate lines of code from regular notes. For example: To improve productivity, I would like to ...
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Finding merged cells in Google Sheets

I'm often trying to freeze columns in a Google Sheets and I get the error as below The way I get around this is to manually hunt for the merged cells and unfreeze them, but this can be difficult on ...
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How can I select all cells that contain specific text in Google Sheets?

I have a spreadsheet that contains 20,000 cells. I want to select all cells that contain "foobar". How can I do this?
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How do I keep borders when dragging down to fill cells?

I have a large scheduling spreadsheet of dates and names, split up by week, with borders for clarity. I want to be able to autofill the dates by dragging down the cell. Sometimes I also want to fill ...
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Google Sheets on PC Copy/paste using “Paste Values” (Crtl+shift+V) appears to work but numbers are not treated as numbers in GRAPHS

When I copy numbers using either "Edit/Copy" or "Crtl+C" in Google Sheets on PC and then use "Edit/Paste/Special/Paste Values" or (Crtl+shift+V), the numbers are indeed pasted. They appear normal and ...
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How to format clipboard text as data row in Google Sheets?

I've noticed copying text with a link preserves the link when pasted in Google Sheets. I've also tried copying an inline list from an HTML page and noticed it gets copied as two rows. Is it possible ...
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Force Google Docs/Sheets to ALWAYS paste values only (merge formatting)

I do a LOT of copying from external sources and pasting into Google Docs/Sheets. Is this at all possible? I know the keyboard shortcut but can't seem to get used to it. Would save me so much time!
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Adding date picker to Google Sheets cells while data validation is customized

I have a column with customized data validation (custom formula) that accepts only dates, provided that a few other conditions are met. How can I add a date picker to the cells of this column? ...
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Partial cell formatting with CONCATENATE in Google Sheets

Is there a way to format partially using CONCATENATE in Google Sheets? For example, =CONCATENATE("*", Sheet1!A1, Sheet1!B1), and I want to make the * bolded or blue in color or something else. I ...
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How do I remove custom currencies in Google Sheets?

In Google Sheets, you can add custom currency things under the formatting tab and google sheets with keep them saved. I was playing around with this function and added a few ones to test it out but ...
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How to add an outline border to a table in Google Docs?

I am trying to add only a border outline to a table in Google Docs however when trying to make all lines except the border lines another colour, this happens: As you can see, white spots where the ...
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Why does Google Docs make some H1 headings bold in the Table of Contents and some not bold?

In my Google docs document I have added a Table of Contents. It's the kind with page numbers. In the Table of Contents, some of the Heading 1 (top-level) headings are bold, and some are not bold. Why? ...
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sSheet DateTime format

I am using AppSheet to create a Timesheet App and on the App, I have to use the DateTime format to be able to calculate overtime and regular hours correctly. My gSheet DateTime format returns a start ...
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How to prevent sub-lists numbering restart under each bullet?

Google doc's numbered list functionality restarts sub-list "numbering" or "sequential lettering" like this: 1) First thing a) b) 2) Second thing a) <- Sub-list numbering / sequential ...
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Copy Google form and linked sheet preserving existing formulas and formatting?

I am required to copy an existing Google Form, however, the linked results sheet has deep formatting and formula. Apparently, the new form requires a new sheet to be linked to form results. How can ...
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Formatting script applicable to a range, not an entire sheet

I have the following script, which applies formatting in row 1 to an entire spreadsheet. How can I limit the formatting application to a range (ex. A7:AN135), so that the header rows are excluded from ...
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One script for multiple tabs in one Google sheet

Can you please help me with this script? I've tried to edit it to apply to multiple tabs the same as the original question. But I think something's amiss. :( Here's the original code and I want this ...
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Google Sheets auto move to next cell

I have an ID format checker that has a row of cells that can only have one specific kind of character in each cell, and then all characters are compiled in order into another cell to create the ...
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How do I switch Gmail from top-posting by default to bottom-posting by default?

I can't seem to find any option for switching Gmail from top-posting by default to bottom-posting by default. I can do it by manually expanding quoted stuff and moving the cursor, but I'd rather be ...
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Row height would not auto-adjust to fit content anymore

I selected the whole sheet and re-sized the height of all rows at once to a certain height by clicking "Resize rows 1-1000" in the context menu. Then I entered some text in a cell and the text did ...
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How do I have one page in portrait and the rest in landscape in Google Docs?

I am working on a school project and I need one page in portrait and the rest in the landscape. I would rather not have multiple documents though. Any suggestions?
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IF statement not working in Google Sheets?

So I'm using Google Sheets and I'm trying to determine whether or not cells in a certain column AO have a higher value then cells in another column O. My formula is =IF(AO6 > O6,"UNDER","OVER"). ...
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Prevent the stretching from changing cells border in Google spreadsheet

Is it possible to prevent the stretching from changing cells border in Google spreadsheet? I mean that if I stretch a cell which has a border above it, then the same border will be added to the cells ...
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Google Sheets function returns an incorrect value

I have a very simple function for every cell in column D, for example: D24 =C24-(B24*N$2) Example with values: D24 =10-(1*6,5) This works; however, not all the time. For cell D24 this returns a ...
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How can sub-lists at the same level be given mixed list styles?

It seems if you change the list style (e.g. Roman numbered, or square bullets) in Google Docs for a list at a certain level, other sub-lists at the same level are also changed. For example, you can't ...
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What's the difference in using the internal formatting and using TEXT to format cells?

What's the difference in using the Formatting drop-down and using =text() to format cells? Which one overrides the other or take priority? It seems I'm having some formatting conflict that is breaking ...
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Highlight cell border in Google Docs

I'm trying to create a table in Google Docs. I need a header row at the top and a similar column on the left side. To distinguish these from the rest of the table I am trying to embolden the line ...
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How export a spreadsheet as XML?

How can I export a simple spreadsheet, consisting of a single column of data, as XML? Exporting as CSV is leading to other problems, so turning to XML as a workaround.
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How to make date automatically display only day number and suffix (1st, 2nd, etc.)?

Title explains it. I need to know how to create a custom number format in which a cell would display only the date and suffix of a full date entered into the cell example:1/05/2019 -> 5th I have ...
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Custom formatting with data returns what the cell shows but not what the cell contains

Basically I have this set up in one of my sheets in which these cells have data validation for "is valid date" so a calendar shows up when you double click them, then it has custom formatting so ...
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Setting minimum row height

In the past, I used to open a new spreadsheet, resize all lines (the default feels way too cramped for me), and then enter data. If at some point I entered data longer than the row height, it would ...
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Is it possible to auto indent in papeeria LaTeX editor?

I am using Papeeria LaTeX web editor and I am highly satisfied with it, but one feature I am missing – I am not able to make Papeeria auto-indent my LaTeX code. Is it possible?  I am a free user, ...
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Google Doc - applying headers to single line only - after pasting as plain text

The issue: https://youtu.be/OXS3wTR7YJw Make notes in "Notes" (better for offline) Paste into Google Doc Apply a header Sh!t the whole thing is formatted now Related but not the same: Create ...
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How to format a negative number red within a mixed formula result

We use the following formula: ="Stu/W: " & TEXT((A$2/B2),"[Red]#,###,##0.00") &"€" and wish to have the resulting negative currency numbers colored red and positive blue. Unfortunately ...
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Stop Google Sheets formatting text as URL

When I type "product.name" or "product.id" into a cell, it's auto–formatted as a URL (different colour, underlined, hover shows it as an external link). But it's not a URL, it's plain text. Similar ...
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How to format code in Blogger

I am writing one article on Blogger, There I am unable to format code. The code I am writing is looking like simple text. The site name https://www.blogger.com/ I am using <div class="...
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How to set a single page's properties? [duplicate]

The goal is to selectively configure a single page of a multi-page document to: landscape (hyperlink to similar, yet a subset of this question) and paper size A3. The hope is that the link is ...
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How to change the default font & font size in Google Documents? [duplicate]

I really hate Arial, which happens to be the default for Google Docs. Does anyone know if there is a way to change the default font and font size in Google Docs? Thanks.
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How do you change the default indent and set your own in Google Documents?

I don't like how the default when you open a new Google Doc is no first line indent. Is there a way to customize the default?
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Formula for custom number format in Google Sheets (e.g. 5M --> 5,000,000; 50k --> 50,000; etc)

I've been trying to figure this out for a bit but everything I've tried doesn't work. A quick search brought me to the conversion from full number format to condensed format (5,000,000 --> 5M; 50,000 -...
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Identifying a merged cell in Google Sheets without using a custom function

I am using Google Sheets and I am trying to find a way to identify merged cells without using a custom function. For example, I need to determine (using only the built-in functions) whether any ...
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How to remove insignificant decimal point in Google Spreadsheets?

I'm trying to format a number in Google Spreadsheets. I want it to show the thousands comma, then a period ., followed by mostly 3 digits, only when necessary. For example: 1,234.56789 => 1,234....
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Weird behavior with “Wrap Text” in tables

I'm trying to add an image at the beginning of cell of a table that Wraps text however, for some bizarre reason it seems also block out space in the cell to the right. Where as, I'd expect something ...
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How to format one cell to match formatting of another (even if “other” changes later)?

How can I do the Style equivalent of setting one cell equal to the style of another cell, even if the "other" cell style changes? use Case: I want all Row #2 of each sheet to look like (same style) ...
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Google Docs date in yyyy/mm/dd format (year first)

My question is similar to Google Docs date in “dd/MM/yy” format and How can I change the input format for dates in Google Docs' spreadsheet? BUT unlike those answers, I'm trying to get the ...
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What's the shortcut key for code block?

How to format a selected piece of text as a code block in slack?
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How can I get a custom outline numbering template in Google Docs?

I've seen a few questions around about what I thought was outline numbering, but instead was about headings. I'm specifically talking outline number formatting. I wish to make an outline in the ...