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Excel imported my dates as day-month instead of year-month. How to fix?

How do I fix this? I "imported" a table from a PDF (big mistake). In the pdf, the dates were formatted as AA-BB, where AA was the month and BB was the year. Excel interpreted that as AA is the month and BB is the day, and gave them all 2013 as the year. So now the date reads as 11-Jan instead of Jan 2011. I no longer have access to the original dataset because I only just noticed the mistake. I am using Excel 2010 on Windows.
posted by rebent on Aug 26, 2013 - 6 answers

will it sound warm or cold?

I think it's possible to put digital music onto vinyl albums at home with some device I saw advertised somewhere. But will doing this produce an anologue sound or a digital sound? Will it sound as rich as if the album had originally been on vinyl or will it sound emptier the way digital music does? I guess I'm basically asking if it's worth doing. I don't know technical stuff about stuff, so I hope my question makes sense!
posted by windykites on Feb 16, 2013 - 15 answers

Looking for a free video conversion software program

Looking for a recommendation for any free video conversion software programs... [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 12, 2013 - 7 answers

Help my notebook speak to my shiny new TV

What's the best way to connect my Samsung series 5 TV with my Acer Ferrari One notebook so I can use the TV as a monitor? The laptop doesn't have a HDMI port... [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on Dec 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Unusual objects and their measurements

Please list your best, favorite, most interesting object that could be used as a unit of measure for one of the following: area, volume, or temperature. For your answer to be useful I require the object and its measure. The ideal object is unusual but relatable at the human scale. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Nov 19, 2012 - 37 answers

Convert Mac OS 9 font suitcase to OS X

I've got an old Mac font suitcase (OS 9) containing fonts I'd like to use on my OS X (10.7) Mac. I'm not sure what format they're in but copying the file over to my new Mac results in a 0-byte file. I think I have to convert them to TTF on my OS 9 iMac, but not sure what to do it with. Any suggestions? Free would be great, since I don't plan on doing this again, but cheap would be okay.
posted by tommasz on Nov 4, 2012 - 2 answers

.mkv to .mp3 conversion

How can I keep these .mkv to .mp3 conversions from getting screwed up? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Oct 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Assemble JPGs into a PDF?

I have a folder of JPG files. I want to create a PDF with one of those JPGs on each page. I don't want to spend any money. I am using a Windows computer. [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Can I convert these light fixtures from 220-240v to 110-120v?

Can I convert these light fixtures from 220-240v to 110-120v? [more inside]
posted by arcticseal on Jul 1, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I convert audio from 3ga to mp3 on a Mac?

Mac question: how can I convert a 3ga audio file to mp3 or other friendly format? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Mar 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Apple TV + converter?

I love Netflix and we have it on the Xbox. But my kid's moving to college and taking the Xbox with her. Can I replace it with an Apple TV plus an HDMI->Composite/S-Video converter or should I bite the bullet and get another Xbox? It seems a waste to buy one just for Netflix.
posted by tommasz on Dec 26, 2011 - 22 answers

Help me get my PC backup to work on a Mac!

Can a MacBook, a Dell, and a Windows-format external hard drive play nice? [more inside]
posted by sideofwry on Aug 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Converting a SVG to EPS

Using free tools such as Inkscape, is there a way to turn my SVG into an EPS that a screenprinter can use to make jerseys? [more inside]
posted by Doofus Magoo on May 18, 2011 - 8 answers

How often will I have the chance to stare at my own torn rotator cuff?

Please help me open the MRI images on the CD-rom I received when I left the hospital. [more inside]
posted by purplefiber on May 16, 2011 - 12 answers

So, he likes liturgy....

So, my son has decided he's converting to Eastern Orthodox. I'd like to know more about it. [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Mar 29, 2011 - 35 answers

Please help me solve a maddening problem with Doulos and IPA

Desperate IPA situation! I've opened up an old Word doc that was created using SIL Doulos or SIL IPA93 fonts. These are now defunct. I currently use Doulos SIL and Charis (both unicode, hooray!). The document is substituting certain alphabet characters for much needed IPA symbols. I need to know what those masquerading alphabet characters used to be in IPA. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me convert some videos

How to convert .avi files to be useable in iTunes/iPhone. [more inside]
posted by norm on Jan 20, 2011 - 14 answers

How to merge & combine .pdf to Excel pages

How can you merge and combine imported and converted .pdf to Excel 2007pages? [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~ on Nov 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Using Automator to convert videos for iPhone and add to iTunes

I'm trying to make an Automator folder action that - when a video is downloaded to said folder - will convert a video with HandbrakeCLI and add said converted video to iTunes, and I'm having some trouble. To say the least! [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Oct 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Going from 12 Years on the Mac to a Windows XP Notebook

Beginning this week, I will start using a Windows XP notebook as my home computer; to date my personal computers have been Macs. I've done some preliminary research as to Windows alternatives to programs, but I'd appreciate three areas of people's suggestions: (i) general tips for owning a Windows machine as your home machine; (ii) specific tips for people migrating from a Mac to a Windows machine; and (iii) critiques and/or alternate suggestions for Windows alternatives to the Mac programs I've used. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 21, 2010 - 23 answers

JPEGs 2 AVI

What's the simplest, most foolproof utility to convert a stack of JPEGs to AVI? [more inside]
posted by gijsvs on Mar 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Bring M2TS into iMovie '09?

How can I get a M2TS video file into iMovie? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Feb 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Converting .SND Files

Need a cheap way to convert .SND to .MP3 files. [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Dec 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Would like to open these documents

I have some .pages documents and do not have Apple Pages to open them with. This question was asked back in 2005 but I was wondering if anyone has solved this problem yet. [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Nov 29, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I Live Trace the images in a PDF in Illus CS3?

How do I Live Trace the images in a PDF in Illustrator CS3? [more inside]
posted by cobra_high_tigers on Oct 18, 2009 - 10 answers

Stop Burning Dinosaurs.

Waste Oil Diesel. Any satisfied users? [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Jun 27, 2009 - 4 answers

One goy's quest to become chosen

I (think I) want to become Jewish in the California Bay Area, but need some help. [more inside]
posted by hatsforbats on Apr 5, 2009 - 14 answers

little orange fruits weigh what?

How much does a pint of kumquats weight? [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Apr 3, 2009 - 13 answers

What DC voltage does an average LCD monitor use?

What DC voltage does an average LCD monitor use? [more inside]
posted by leafxor on Mar 27, 2009 - 4 answers

Word to PDF conversion - where'd my links go?

How can I keep the embedded links in my Word doc when I convert to PDF? (MacOSX solutions preferred, though not required.) [more inside]
posted by operating thetan on Feb 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Help for a rental refugee?

Can anyone provide advice, suggest tenant rights resources, courses of action or even refer a good pro-bono lawyer for a friend of mine who's getting screwed by her landlord during the conversion of her apartment complex from rentals to condos in Studio City, CA? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Mar 29, 2007 - 11 answers

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