Questions tagged [formatting]

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

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How to get a popup on google sheets/doc when certain text is input [closed]

I'm trying to create a google document with a classified theme (And no, it's not actually classified) And I want it set to where if you put certain text in a table or cell, it gives you a link to the ...
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Google Docs paste, using formatting of destination document

I want to copy/paste a bunch of content from one Google Doc to another. The two documents have different formatting (particularly fonts for Headings). If I do a regular paste (ctrl-v), the headings ...
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draw.io: How to remove the tiny white space between two lines

If you were to align two straight lines, one on top of the other, such as this: A tiny white space exists between them. Is there any good way to remove such an artifact? Obviously in this case above ...
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Google Sheets: How to format decimal as fraction in drop down list (data validation)

I have a cell with data validation. The source of the validation is a long range of decimals in 0.0078125 (1/128) increments. The cell containing the validation is formatted to display fractions # ???...
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Google Slides Default Paragraph Line Spacing

Google Slides has seemingly changed default paragraph styles in a recent update. Now, after pressing Enter (i.e. inserting a new paragraph), the last line on the previous paragraph gets extra line ...
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System of equations in draw.io

I'm looking for a way to write a system of equations in draw.io. I know how to do it in latex, but it seems that the syntax is different in draw.io. Could you tell me how to do it please? In latex I ...
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A *faster* faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

The keyboard shortcut for strike-through in the Google Docs web UI is AltShift5 (yes that is a five), and the toolbar doesn't have a strike-through button. It's very awkward (I actually have to swivel ...
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Preserving text formatting including pictures from Google Slides when copying into Google Docs or other apps used in eBook publishing

How can formatting be preserved when exporting from Google Slides into other apps that are used in eBook publishing such as Docs? The ms was constructed with the usual text and picture boxes in Slides....
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Create a RAG system based on dates, upcoming and expired within Google Sheets

I want to create a RAG system in google sheets based on dates in a cell. Column A will show a date when someone is trained on a topic and column B shows the due refresher date (3 years later). I want ...
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Specifying the position of an element (e.g. line) in draw.io

I'm wondering if it's posssible to specify the exact position of a line in draw.io. It seems that the only way to do that is the reduce the size of the grid.
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Insert section break odd/even page

In Microsoft Word, when I insert a section break, I can tell it to start the next page on an odd page or even page: Is there a way to do this in Google Docs?
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How to conditional-format text of a cell using a colour scale in MS Excel?

I know how to do this conveniently with the background colour of a cell, but when it comes to the font colour itself there seems to be such no automated method. I have searched throughout this site ...
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How to use unofficial features in Facebook group post editor?

Recently formatted text cannot be pasted into Facebook group post editor. It will be converted to plain text. This is inconvenient if you have a well formatted text, and now have to reformat it again. ...
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How do I create a checklist in a slack message?

I'm trying to create a task list for myself in a private chat with my supervisor on Slack. I'm pretty familiar with markdown, and I thought that Slack supported it too. On GitHub, you can create tasks ...
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Formatting options in Gmail

I used to be able to see the formatting options (bold, italic, strike-through, etc) next to the "Send" button, but since some months I can't see it anymore (as in image). How can I bring it ...
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Are there ways to make Google Docs page layout more stable across browser & platform?

When I open a Google Doc on different computers, or even different browsers on the same computer, the line, column, & page breaks often (but not always) change. When I use "download" to ...
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A Google Sheets format that returns time durations in days, hours, and minutes

I have a formula in a cell that returns the duration of a certain task in days. I'd like to express it in terms of days, hours, and minutes. (For instance, 3.25 might be written like 3 6:00.) I ...
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Is it possible to format row fill colour by a cell in an expandable way? if new job number, new row colour

I keep a to do list. Each row has a job number. There are several entries for each job number. I'd like to ask google sheets to look at the job number in column. Give the row a colour. Every time a ...
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How do I make double-line horizontal table borders in Google Docs?

I want to get a double-lined horizontal border for my table in Docs, like Word has. How do I do it?
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Why can't these strings be formatted as numbers in Google Sheets?

In this sheet, the numbers are actually text. I tried Format->Number then Number, Percent and Scientific, and they still appear as text. As experiments: I cannot add 1 to these, and I cannot pass ...
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Cannot get rid of some space/margins

I'm working on my resume in Google Docs (Word processing) and I'm trying to add my name + personal information at the top, but I'm seeing a line of space above it. As you can see, I'm trying to get ...
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Google Sheets: Fill out dates and replace blank cells with zeroes

I'm trying to make a timeline graph of seed sales, and right now it's almost completely unuseable: I think there are two reasons for this: Not all dates have values associated with them, and ...
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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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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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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". In other words, I want to highlight them so that they can be copied, formatted, etc. How ...
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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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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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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 ...