I want to create a form with Open Office that lets me enter numbers in the right column of a page that corresponds to the text in the left. I want to be able to past the entire text document into the right column and have the left column remain blank for my entries. A spreadsheet won't work because the text won't word wrap. I've also tried a table and inserting a column into a text document. I've also tried to write in the margin, but I'll be moving a lot of documents, so I don't want to do a lot of specific typing, which would likely be spread across thousands of pages of documents. I'd like to automate and past as much of this as possible. Think of how books of poetry or philosophy number each line of corresponding text, making it easy to find a specific verse. That's the form I want to create. Or if it has already been created and exists somewhere, I'd gladly download it. Help.
posted by CollectiveMind
on Aug 29, 2013 -
I'd like to read substantive writing about MMA that does more than just follow the news. If possible, I'd like to participate in thoughtful discussion about it. Ideally, I'd like a blog, column, or forum that gets updated regularly, but books are fine, too. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Aug 14, 2012 -
How do you get a regular column/blog on Huffington Post, and how hard is it? It seems like so many people have one.
posted by shivohum
on Jun 18, 2012 -
I have to read a lot of academic papers. They are usually formatted into 2 columns per page. This is fine if I print them out, but when I read them on a computer screen, it is difficult/annoying for me to scroll up and down - I lose my place easily (I recognize this may be unusual). Is there software out there that will strip the text from a pdf into one column (and maybe put all the figures at the end or somewhere)? Like the Readability
extension for text on the web, but for pdfs. Maybe a plugin for Adobe Acrobat? Linux or Windows, please. Thanks.
posted by bluefly
on Oct 19, 2011 -
Spreadsheet question: I want a column containing all the names in THAT column EXCEPT all the names in THOSE columns. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin
on Aug 2, 2011 -
I seem to have volunteered to write a regular newspaper column on the Arts in my local community. I have a mentor who will find topics for me and introduce me to the right people. What I need now is resources / examples and anything that I might not have thought to ask about (including pitching to the paper).
posted by b33j
on Jul 22, 2011 -
Excel question (debt management/budgeting): what formula gets me the first instance of something in a row, and then how I can pull the date from the top of that column? More inside. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jun 23, 2011 -
posted by Riki tiki
on Sep 22, 2010 -
I've been given the opportunity to write a weekly tech/computer/electronics column for my local paper and although I have plenty of column ideas I can't for the life of me come up with a name for it. So I'm asking the Hive Mind: what should I call it? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank
on May 8, 2010 -
Excel help. In column A I have several thousand numbers. In column B I have several thousand more numbers, some of which are in column A. I would like column C to contain the numbers from column A that are NOT in column B. I would also like column D to contain the numbers from column B that are NOT in column A.
posted by BigVACub
on Apr 8, 2010 -
I'm looking for a randomized list of every nation state in the world, preferably in spreadsheet column form. Is there anything like this?
posted by billtron
on Jun 29, 2009 -
ExcelFilter: How can I select a range of data using VBA in Excel based on the values in a particular column? [more inside]
posted by squorch
on Jan 29, 2009 -
I am trying to locate a copy of a Charles Osgood column entitled "A very Good School". It is at least 15 years old and I have lost my original copy that was published in the local newspaper. Can you help?
posted by pamspanda
on Jan 4, 2009 -
How can I create a chart in Excel 2007 showing the number of times a certain value occurs in a column? [more inside]
posted by niles
on Oct 20, 2008 -
ExcelFilter: How do I display the sum within that column without resulting in a "circular reference" error? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus
on Jun 29, 2007 -
Mystery error ... possibly with MagpieRSS in WordPress' rss.php, but I can't figure out how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jun 24, 2007 -
Do you have any recommendations for solid creative non-fiction magazine columns or the like? [more inside]
posted by loiseau
on Dec 5, 2006 -