Questions tagged [text-formatting]

DO NOT USE THIS TAG. Text formatting refers to 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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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 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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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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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 can I quickly change the color of text in a cell in Google Sheets?

How can I quickly, with either a single or double click, assign a color to the text in a cell in Google Sheets? In order to quickly determine the status of certain pieces of data in a spreadsheet I ...
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Retain formatting when pasting into Gmail & Yahoo Mail on Firefox

I tend to write somewhat complex responses to friends that include bold and italics as well as font size and color changes (not available here?). I take my time and do it offline using Word or ...
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Google Docs auto bold formatting

How to automatically make any sentence starting with Q: and ending with ? bold? For example if Q: Who does the program plan? is typed in a Google Doc it should turn bold. I am looking at options like ...
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Adding mm:ss times when expressed as TEXT

I have a series of numbers that, for a reason out of my control I can not change, are expressed as plain text strings on google sheets. The numbers are supposed to be minute second. mm:ss. For 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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Indent paragraph's first line, without also indenting headings?

In a Google Doc, it's well known how to set the paragraph style for "normal text" to indent the first line: in a normal text paragraph, view ruler, in ruler at left margin drag its tiny ...
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How to apply basic formatting to a Wordpress article as a raw text file?

I'm writing for a blog that uses Wordpress and I'm curious if there's any way for me to apply basic formatting to different parts of the article, e.g., headings, links, lists, etc. if I don't have the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...