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Questions tagged [text-formatting]

Use this tag for questions about the appearance of text beyond the use of a standard character set in its simplest form. This includes: highlighting or colour, to draw attention; cursive, for informality; and other aids to the reader such as italic rather than Roman, eg for book titles, or monospaced, eg for code, and size, kerning, direction, small caps, strikethrough etc. Note tags [highlight], [special-characters] and [emoji] exist.

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Google Docs copy paste formatting / indent question

So say I am taking a YouTube transcript, and copying the whole thing, and then pasting it into a document. The way the transcript is set up with YouTube it's layered like every 5 seconds so its lines ...
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Edit the Custom Colors for Text Colors in Google Docs

In Google Docs, I cannot change a Custom Text Color. If I select Custom Colors for a Text Color, those selected Custom Colors cannot later be edited. Is there any way to unset previously picked ...
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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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Auto format specific words

I'd like Google Docs to automatically apply a format, given the specific words and expressions. Example: if I write the word "spell", then the text goes pink and bold, and if I write "outstanding ...
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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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Formatted text, code block in draw.io

I want to add JSON code snippets to my diagram in draw.io. When I use copy/paste to a text box, the indented spaces/tabs get lost. Does anyone know how to copy formatted snippets from notepad++/VS ...
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How do you paste without format by default in Google Sheets?

In Google Sheets you can hit Ctrl+Shift+V to paste without the formatting, but, is there a way to change it so that you can use Ctrl+V? Either by changing the Keystroke or forcing the rows or columns ...
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Increase font size in Google search results

Can I increase the font size in Google search results? I already searched everywhere, but still didn't get an answer
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Why does my google calendar look ok on my computer but all the details change to code on my iphone?

I create events on my laptop but when I view them on iPhone all the text in the description section turns to code. I have figured out to not cut and paste, but even if I type in the details it changes ...
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Can you “text to column” 3 specific bits of data from one cell into 3 cells

I am trying to find a way to split the numbers from a cell with the following data in it: 31(3)/22 With this data in a cell, in the adjacent 3 cells, I would like to see the results returned as thus ...
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How to left align dollar symbol but right align number?

I selected format -> number -> more formats -> custom number format: $#,##0_);[Red]($#,##0) How can prepend spaces between the $ symbol and the digits? Pad with spaces. So that the dollar sign is ...
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Why did Google Docs suddenly start consolidating all multiple-newline sequences into single newlines?

Up until yesterday, documents looking like this (note the 2, 3, then 4 newlines between letters): a b c d Would be copied and pasted in plain text (e.g. in a plain text area on a web page, or a ...
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How can I add status indicators to a section in GitHub?

I'm reading Basic writing and formatting syntax of GitHub but failed to link directly to section in ordered file like this: What is the syntax to do like this?:
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Is there a shortcut key for changing Google Sheets text color to the “last color”?

I often find myself changing text colors to the same color for five minutes at a time which is really unnecessarily mouse-intensive.
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How to change the default link color in Google Slides?

I have a presentation in Google Slides. Every new link is colored cyan by default and all existing links have this default color as well. How could I change this default color that determines the ...
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Define special inline styles in Google Docs

I am using Google Docs to write some documents. At certain points, I have to write inline some formulas I would like to have a different font, letter size and color. I like to experiment with ...
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Small letters in superscript in Gmail subject line

Twitter sends email notifications with the subject in small letters raised above the base line: How can we do this in our messages?
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How can I stop Messenger bolding from putting * around text?

At some point fairly recently, Facebook Messenger starting making things inside * symbols bold. For example, if I type: *Hello World!* it shows up as: Hello World! How can I stop this happening ...
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Composing a plain text email in Google Groups

Is it possible to compose a plain text email in Google Groups? Clicking on the "New topic" button opens a rich text editor, and I see no option to switch to plain text.
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Copying text into Google Docs

I want to be able to copy text from converted PDF documents into a Google Docs. What I am finding with the current document is that the text only covers the left side of the page. I want it to look ...
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How to change formula output directly?

I have a formula which produces some text, how do I highlight a part of the text to change the part's color?
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How to prevent Gmail from creating map link from address?

When Gmail detects an address within the text of an email, it automatically converts that address into a link to Google Maps. (I think this "feature" must be new because it hadn't happened in the ...
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Fix font size of Gmail signature

The font size of my Gmail signature looks weird — it sometimes changes even in mid-sentence, and this is only visible outside Gmail, e.g. in the Inbox app on my iPhone. How to fix?
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Is it possible to make letters upright (non-italic) in equations in Google Docs?

On this forum answer on Google Docs it is mentioned that commands such as \mathrm{} should be possible. Just like in regular LaTeX (or MathJax). I cannot make this command work on my page, though. ...
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How can I display the name of the month in different languages in Google Spreadsheets?

In Microsoft Excel the following formula forces the month name to be displayed in Portuguese, regardless of the default language. =TEXT(A1,"[$-pt-PT] dd mmmm yyyy") Google Spreadsheets ignores the ...
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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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Making transparent text in Google Slides

I would like to make my text transparent. I've found only how to make transparent background which is not what I want to achieve.
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How to paste to text editor from Google Docs without it doubling the line breaks between paragraphs?

About 3 weeks ago I began to have this problem occur whenever I copy text from a Google Docs document in Chrome browser and paste it into a text editor. (Technically it's a plain text field within ...
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How can I make multiple non-contiguous text selections in Google Docs?

Is there a keyboard shortcut or other method for Google Docs that is equivalent to "Ctrl + click" in MS Word which allows you to select several parts of the text that are not adjacent to each other? ...
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How to format Table of contents automatically in Google Docs?

I know I can create Table of contents (TOC) based on the Header titles in the body of the page. This is great as every time I add a new header, I just click on the refresh button on the TOC and the ...
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How can I set default color in Google Slides?

Every time I enter text into a new text box, or draw a new line, or a new shape, etc. The color is black (on a dark background) and I need to manually change it to white. This is getting tedious. Is ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

Slack uses various characters for its own markdown formatting. How can I enter a message with those reserved characters escaped? e.g. Is it possible to send a message exactly like this: *I don't ...
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How do I have a cell contain a link in Google Sheets that is shown as plain text?

I've tried prepending with ' and formatting the cell as plain text. I've even tried stuff like ="part of url" + "next part of url" It just insists on representing it as a navigable link.
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How to convert all numbers regardless of decimal separator into valid number of current locale?

I have a column with text looking like this: 123,123 123.123 123,123 123.123 I would like another column to parse this into decimal numbers, disregarding the different decimal separators (dot . and ...
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What does the grey color in some synonyms in Google define mean?

For example, here is the definition of zealous I find when searching define zealous: Why are hard-core, overkeen and literary in grey?
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google cell format: only 3 digits

Is there any way to do this: I have cell and most of the numbers have 2 significant digits like 3.45. But once in a while I have a number like 143 big number, the rest are under 10. Currently for 143 ...
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How can I add special text format on GitHub?

I am trying to add text formatted in a special way to a GitHub repo on README.md file but it is not rendering the text format the way I want it. I have attached images below. I want it to look like ...
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How do I open/edit/convert Markdown documents in Office OneDrive?

We have a bunch of text files in Markdown format and we want to share them with the relevant members of the team using Office OneDrive. As far as text file formats, OneDrive only seems to understand ...
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Gmail quotes in other clients

I recently sent an email reply through Gmail that included an inline quote from the previous message. In Gmail, this displays as I'm accustomed to seeing quotes: purple text, vertical bar in the left ...
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How can I align decimals in Google Documents editing?

I'm using a regular document, might have been uploaded as a .wps file. Could the list I'm working on be converted to a spreadsheet without retyping, or copy/paste? Also, trying to make two columns ...
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Start new line automatically when otherwise content would overflow cell [duplicate]

I don't know when Google changed the version of Spreadsheets. Right now when the cell's text is longer than the cell width the display of this line is no longer what it used to be. I want the display ...
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How do I strikethrough text in Gmail?

Basically I want to strike through some text; how can I do this?
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How can I prevent Gmail from formatting our order numbers as IP addresses

We send out e-mails to our customers containing an order number. Unfortunately Gmail thinks these numbers are IP addresses and turns them into hyperlinks: In a regular e-mail-client: Your order ...
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Pastebin formatted text

Pastebin means that you paste your text online. Yet, quite often, my text is nicely formatted whereas all Pastebins that I have seen so far leaves only plain text or applies language-specific ...
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What DTP does Wikipedia use for PDF export?

When viewing any Wikipedia article, it is possible to export the article to a number of formats, including PDF. My instinct told me they would use some TeX system (plainTeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, etc.), ...
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Show text part of a multipart email in Gmail

An email sent with Content-Type of 'multipart/alternative' (often) contains two copies of the email: one HTML, one plaintext. Gmail displays the HTML version of the email by default, but how do I ...
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Is there a way to set a “permanent pen” in Gmail?

Responding to an email inline in Gmail requires formatting each bit of text. Is there a way to set a permanent pen similar to Lotus Notes so that everything I type while it is turned on maintains the ...
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Smart quotes in Google Blogger

I would like to have Google Blogger automatically make the apostrophes and quotes in my posts curly, as word processors do. For example, I want to type this: and get this: I mostly use Firefox on ...
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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?