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Document conversion

How to turn 23 PDFs of at least 65 pages each, in column format, created in QuarkXpress into Word, without having the text made into nonsense by Word deciding there's only one column when there are sometimes two and a pull quote. Any ideas? (Getting Quark is not an option). [more inside]
posted by b33j on Oct 5, 2014 - 8 answers

Sex blogs/columns written by straight men, for straight men?

I'm having trouble finding any decent quality writing on sex advice or on sex in general where the author and target audience are both straight men. Part of this is about being interested in reading such content, part is about wondering if there really is a void here and if I should start writing myself to fill it. [more inside]
posted by MeanwhileBackAtTheRanch on Jan 11, 2014 - 6 answers

Form with Numbers and Text

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 - 4 answers

Blogroll like Arts & Letters Daily?

I like the links found on Arts & Letters Daily; I wonder if there are other sites with a large, comprehensive list of blogs, columns, articles, etc. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Apr 23, 2013 - 1 answer

For those of us not wearing Affliction T-shirts

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 - 8 answers

Long lost advice column by a dishwasher

Long lost advice column by a dishwasher [more inside]
posted by goodsearch on Jul 9, 2012 - 6 answers

How to get a blog on Huffington Post?

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 - 4 answers

Readability for PDFs?

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 - 6 answers

Turning in my spreadsheet wizard badge.

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 - 6 answers

I'm drawing a blank.

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 - 3 answers

Excel Formula for First Instance of Something in Row, Then Top Value in That Column?

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 - 8 answers

Help me find this list picking interface element

Is there a name for the UI element with two list columns, and an add and a remove button between them that transfer list items from one column to the other? Is there a good free javascript implementation out there that would be easyish to integrate into a Spring Surf (Alfresco Share) application?
posted by Riki tiki on Sep 22, 2010 - 5 answers

I can never come up with a title.

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 - 10 answers

Dear Excel 2003, I need my columns back.

A few questions about Excel 2003. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 30, 2010 - 10 answers

This should be simple in Excel right?

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 - 12 answers

I need a list of all the countries

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 - 8 answers

Car column possible?

What resources are there for getting a car column into a local paper. [more inside]
posted by Groovytimes on Apr 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Do you remember this advice column?

Do you remember a funny, hip etiquette and/or advice column written by two young women? [more inside]
posted by kate blank on Mar 18, 2009 - 10 answers

Is there a way to get overflowing text to appear in a separate div?

Is there a way to get overflowing text to appear in a separate div? [more inside]
posted by carnival of animals on Mar 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Selecting range of data based on values in a particular column

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 - 3 answers

"A Very Good School"

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 - 7 answers

Can I make an Excel chart from only one column?

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 - 7 answers

GeekTool issues

Get GeekTool to print in columns? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Aug 30, 2008 - 1 answer

ExcelFilter: How do I display the sum within that column without resulting in a "circular reference" error?

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 - 13 answers

Syntax Error at Line 1, Column 61?

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 - 6 answers

help me name a column about dance

What is a good name for a monthly column about dance music? [more inside]
posted by dydecker on Jun 11, 2007 - 32 answers

What is your personal narrative?

Do you have any recommendations for solid creative non-fiction magazine columns or the like? [more inside]
posted by loiseau on Dec 5, 2006 - 4 answers

What kind of bugs will hover above trees in giant, narrow columns?

What kind of bugs will hover above trees in giant, narrow columns? [more inside]
posted by elvissinatra on Jul 10, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me plan out a strange segment in a weekly newspaper.

Help me plan out a strange segment in a weekly newspaper. [more inside]
posted by stokast on Apr 27, 2006 - 8 answers

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