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 make a list like 1.1, 1.2 with Google Docs?

I tried everything and this just doesn't seem to be possible anymore? It can do 1.1 Text 2.1 Text but not 1.1 Text 1.2 Text
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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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Some incoming Gmail messages do not word wrap

I've noticed that in Gmail some incoming emails do not word wrap. This is quite annoying as I have to navigate the cursor horizontally to read the message. Some people think that the sender's email ...
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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 to color an adjacent cell based on a 6-digit hex number without adding the “#”

I've looked at a few things (this link, WA's Colorize a cell in Google Spreadsheets based on cell data, and this link), but haven't been able to quite get the behaviour I want in Google Sheets. What 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In Google Sheets, how does one get a 12-hour time of day *without* an AM/PM indicator?

I am trying to display times in Google Sheets without an AM/PM indicator, but with 12-hour time (not 24-hour "military-style" time). I do not need the AM/PM indicator as it is redundant in my ...
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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 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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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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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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Creative Cognito Forms notification email that contains all form details

I would like the email that I receive as a notification from a Cognito Forms entry to have the same formatting as the PDF document I can download. I would want it to look like the form as it is being ...
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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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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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How NOT to bold text in WhatsApp & still use ** around text?

Now as WhatsApp offers options for bold, Italic & strike-through text, how not to make the text bold while still enclosing it in *. Any kind of escape character? For example: *test* will result ...
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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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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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Why is alignment off in cells?

When the cell alignment is set to center it's actually more to the right. I've tried several reformating options including reset. The cells have no formulas, just text.
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How can I align a table so that text floats around it in Google Docs?

I have some text in a Google Document, and I want to have a small table beside this text. The problem is that the table takes the whole row, so I can't have any text left of the table. Is it even ...
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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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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 add new styles to Google docs?

Google docs has a nice set of styles such as "Normal text" and "Header 1". How do I add my own? I want to add a style called "code" for text that is programming code.
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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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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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Formula for smart, scale-aware number-formatting in Google Sheets? (e.g. 1,024 → 1k, 1,816,724 → 1.8M)

Any recipes out there for a "smart" number formatting formula for Google Sheets that's "scale-aware," a la Rails ActionView's distance_of_time_in_words method? I would expect to enter a number like: ...
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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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Is it possible to format small-caps in Google Documents?

I have found the need to format text in small caps (with minuscule letters looking like capitals, but still maintaining their size) in Google Docs. I have looked over, under, and in the Docs option ...
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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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Auto-fill date function changes the YEAR and not the day

I'm trying to get Google Sheets to auto-fill dates in the beneath cells after I have manually filled one myself. The strange issue is that when I hold Command key and drag down, the cells auto-...
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How to change the text line height in one cell?

I could not find an option in the recent version of Google Sheets to change the text line height (the spacing between lines in a single cell). You realize the problem even more when exporting the ...
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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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Google Docs Markup When Posting into WordPress?

I write in Google Docs, then paste the content into WordPress. When I look at the HTML in WordPress, it has some extra markup added: < h2 >< b >Testing< /b ></h2> < span ...
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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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Entering mm:ss: milliseconds into Google Sheets for time duration (arithmetic)

I would like to enter times mm, seconds, milliseconds into Google Sheets and subtract times to determine duration. I use format> numbers > More formats > more dates and times > and apply mm:ss: ms. I ...
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How to create a checkbox column, that if selected will create a strike-through across the entire row in Google Sheets?

I have a Google Sheets. I want to set it up so that the first column is checkboxes, and if the checkbox is selected, the entire row gets a strike-through. How can I accomplish this? I followed this ...
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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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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 do I apply text effects like this in “The Three Evils” [closed]

I know there's an online utility that does it but I can't seem to find it. All my Googling has been in vain. The T̜͓̞̤͎ͦ́ͤ̓̄̚ḣ͖͙̘ͦͯ̾re͗̈́e ̙̥̘̙͉̺̜̐ͧ̍E͍̲̜͈͊v̹͙̝̗ils is the only example I could find of ...
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Always a blank line above where I insert a table?

In Google Docs, when I insert a table, there seem to be always a blank line above the table. See the screenshot below. How do I prevent that?
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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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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, ...