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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 change the default styling of hyperlinks in Google Docs [duplicate]

I am working on converting my business's default Word templates to Google Docs. I have figured out how to change almost everything to look exactly the same as in Word except for being able to set the ...
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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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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 ...
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Stop content from making cell two lines

In Excel if you have a long piece of text like a URL in a cell you can stop the cell from becoming a double-line cell and messing up the rest of your layout. It does this by just clipping the ...
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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 carriage returns ...
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Using amsthm package in Blogger

I'm using MathJax to display equations in Blogger. Is there any way to use the amsthm package in Blogger through MathJax? What are the other options for formatting theorem, definitions, proofs in ...
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What's the format of the text that is copied from Google Docs in the clipboard?

When I copy text from Google Docs and paste it in the OSX Text Edit application, format and links are preserved. If I copy it into a simple text app, the format is not preserved, but the text is ...
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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 the cover page of a multi-page Google Document.
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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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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 to center a table in Google Docs?

Centering data within a table cell or cells in Google Docs is straightforward and easy (i.e., highlight and center). How would I center an entire table?
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How to insert code in Google Drive documents [duplicate]

I use Google Drive Docs as my note taking tool and it is awesome since I can use it when I am offline, but I have a problem: I can't add source code in documents there. I know this question is ...
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Multiple lines on Card [duplicate]

When I attempt to SpaceSpaceEnter to move to another line, It actually is creating a new card? Can someone help me with what I am doing wrong?
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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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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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Shortcut key for monospaced character format in Confluence

I know the {{...}} markup but it's rather cumbersome. Is there a shortcut key to set the selected text to monospace in Confluence or is it possible to set up one somehow?
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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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Escape parentheses around a number in Google Sheets?

How do you escape parentheses around numbers in Google Sheets so that they don't default to displaying as negative numbers?
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Preserve formatting when referencing cells across sheets [duplicate]

Is there a way to show the formatting of the referenced cells from another sheet in Google Sheets? For example I have a sheet named balance with A1 having a comment and a blue background. When I ...
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Paste numbers as string

I have one spreadsheet in Google Sheets with data like: 0012 0234 0065 I want to paste this in another Google Sheets but when I use ctrl+c ctrl+v the data is formatted like numbers: 12 234 65 I ...
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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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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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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 a ...
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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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Format credit card numbers as four digit blocks in Google Sheets

I have this credit card number in a Google Sheets 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 four digit ...
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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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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 table....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 can I stop Google Sheets formatting a Forms response as a date?

I have a Google Forms with a question that contains a drop-down box with the following values: - Fewer than 10 - 11-25 - 26-50 - More than 50 If the user selects 11-25, Google Sheets renders the ...
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Write code with indentation in Google+'s stream

I am trying to paste a piece of code in my Google+ stream but it removes the white space from the start of the lines making the code less appealing, aesthetically speaking. Basically, the ...
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Repeat table column headings in MediaWiki

Is it possible in MediaWiki markup to repeat table column headings automatically?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 to insert source code in Google Docs? [duplicate]

Is there a easy way to insert source code with highlight in Google Docs?
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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 #:<pre&...
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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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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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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 ...