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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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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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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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?
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Create documents with plain text formatting in Google Docs

How do I make documents in Google Docs with plain text format? Sometimes I make changes to text pages on my site and upload them to the website. The files are PHP and I prepare the pages in ...
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How do I format text, specifically text links, in Google+?

Does anyone know how I would go about putting formatted text in a stream update in Google+? Specifically I'm trying to put text links in a post, without having to show the URL or have the page ...
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Text formatting enhancements on Facebook [duplicate]

Does Facebook have any text formatting enhancements like Markdown? While writing a comment or status update, can I use linked texts or @-referrals? Or is it just like Notepad?
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How to disable content type HTML in Gmail?

I'd like to receive all my emails with content-type text/plain by default while using Gmail (no clients), by default Gmail uses content-type text/html.