What software would you recommend for formatting papers, creating a research database, and building and inserting citations in APA-style? [more inside]
For a 70 page booklet( size 8.5 by 5, approximately) using Publisher 2010, which is formatted into four pages spreads for the body, how do I insert a .jpg file into the back of the front cover? [more inside]
Are there any file / log formats that mix data and text in a readable, flexible way? Something like Markdown + binary blobs? Or JSON with interspersed strings (maybe as comments)? Do Jupyter notebooks have a more static equivalent? Question purposefully vague because I'm not finding much and so exploring wider possibilities. [more inside]
My wedding is coming up in September and we're kind of in the final stages of organization. I think everything is under control, but I'm very uncertain of how to format the head table..... everyone (and every website) is telling me different things :( [more inside]
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]
What's the best way to cite declassified, partially redacted, government memorandum, using Chicago Manual of Style format? [more inside]
and that worked just great...only it did something to the other partition which has caused it not to mount, to refer to itself as disk3s5. It refuses to mount and if I click "verify disk" it says the disk needs to be repaired and to click repair disk. When I do so I get "disk utility can't repair the disk". So what on Earth did disk utility do to the other partition which I did not ask it to touch? The original job was completed because the file system of the other partition was NTFS and it's now MacOS Extended. Any ideas?
What iOS app syncs with Notational Velocity and preserves all three of NV's formatting options (bold, italic, and strikethrough)? [more inside]
Looking to help my sister purchase a new printer for her small business. The unit must be able to switch format sizes (legal/letter) on the fly in a single PDF document. I know someone out there is doing this, please help! [more inside]
Best way to format/partition external HD for OS intercompatibility? [more inside]
I'm creating an MLA bibliography. I've accessed the author's writings through similar links like here, but am not sure how to cite them. [more inside]
Hey, music geeks! Can someone please explain the recent retro-fetishization of the cassette tape? When and where did this trend begin? [more inside]
Did my iPod Classic finally kick the bucket? It's a generic "Portable Audio Player" now, and Windows refuses to format it. [more inside]
Two part question regarding a template and title for a document I am working on. [more inside]
Best practices for formatting a plaintext resume? I am going to apply for a job where I have to paste my resume into a form, and I'd like to have it not look terrible. [more inside]
I'm on a mac. A colleague sent me an Excel file (.xls) which I looked at in Excel 2011. It looks fine. I would like to save the file in some sort of text format, so that I can open Terminal and look at it in less. I realize that the columns won't align nicely, that's fine. What I don't want are all the weird characters that show up (from differently formatted line endings, etc). I've tried saving as "Tab delimited text," but that has the problem with the line endings. Which format should I use?
I have a 1TB external hard drive that I want to use with Linux, Mac & Windows 7. What filesystem should I format it with? [more inside]
Tell me about document control for the beginner, without specialist software? [more inside]
I want to send a post-interview thank you email but I am a little unclear as to the best way of going about it. I had five 30 minute sessions with one to two employees each; the last session was with the head of the group I'd be working for. Should I send one email to all employees, an email to each session group, an email to only the senior interviewers (3 people), or some other iteration?
I screwed up my (Blogger) blog settings and lost my layout. [more inside]
How do I restore a laptop hard drive to factory settings through my desktop? [more inside]
Microsoft Word with chapters and numbered subsections: I was a good boy and wrote my dissertation draft with well-organized hierarchical headings. Now that I am going back to fine-tune the format, the numbering has gone completely haywire, the spacing is off, and I am literally pulling out my hair trying to fix it. I don't even know where to look for help. [more inside]
How do I hire a graphics person to make a small logo? [more inside]
Switching from Word for Mac 2004 to Word for Mac 2011. Formatting and compatibility issues. Really truly clueless. Help? [more inside]
I need to automate the format of outline-based information into slide presentations, given some simple rules. I can code. I have some ideas. What options am I missing? [more inside]
Is there a way to make all text at the beginning of a line, preceding a colon, BOLD in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
Excel is treating me like a child because it thinks I can't tell the difference between .csv and .xlsx. It's wasting my time. Help? [more inside]
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.
I have a laptop that I want to sell. How do I format the hard drive but still keep the OS system. I don't have any software disk or floppy. I want to the computer to be like when I opened it the first day. Thanks
Can i use the OSX startup disc option to 'move stuff from old computer' more than once? I want to put old imac and old laptop all on my new laptop. [more inside]
Where can I find software that will convert a video in .exe into an actual video format like avi...etc? [more inside]
I'm trying to edit the video shot with my Nikon P7000 in Adobe Premiere 5.03, but I get what looks like keyframe issues at the editing stage, rendered or not. iMovie doesn't have the same issue, but I have severe issues with iMovie. Please advise. [more inside]
Should I have any longevity concerns about .epub files? [more inside]
How to recover files after I have formatted my computer c: drive? I have windows ultimate 64 bit. Thanks
Can I strip SOME formatting from text? I'd like to be able to strip all formatting except HTML links. Even better I'd like to strip all formatting other than HTML, bold and italics. Are there any good workarounds for this? [more inside]
My google-fu is failing me. I have a vivid memory of a video format that looked like a large, skinny, 8 track -- about the size of a record but square. They'd use it in grade school to show us movies. I believe it had to be flipped over halfway. Does anyone know what I am talking about?
Tempted by cheap video camera but puzzled by video format issues ... [more inside]
Excelfilter: This may be a long shot, but..... Is there a quick way of formatting a table to group like records under a single heading? [more inside]
How to craft a strategic calendar? [more inside]
would spamfilters kill an unknown file format? [more inside]
DesignFilter-ish: I'm working on a project involving formatting lesson plans, activities, and readings for a secondary school level. What are some things I should be paying attention to? [more inside]
I'm considering getting an ebook reader, and I'm trying to decide between the Kindle and the Nook. If I get a Kindle, am I leashing myself to the Amazon store? If I get a Nook, could I buy books from other stores or borrow ebooks from my library? [more inside]
How can I repair / access an Integral/Courier 4GB USB memory stick? When I plug it in Windows 7 [Home Premium, 64bit] says the "Device needs to be reset before it can be used", then "Failed to reset the device to factory default". [more inside]
Final Cut Pro 6 no longer asking me to change my sequence settings to match my clip settings. Why has it stopped doing this? [more inside]
Suppose I'm thinking of purchasing an e-book reader (or an iPad/tablet), and my primary hesitation is that I don't want to buy a bunch of e-books in a format that (1) will someday be useless or unreadable or (2) will lock me into a specific brand of hardware forever. What do I need to know? [more inside]
Why isn't LaTeX displaying a divider line between the body and footnotes? [more inside]
I am looking help with the process of formatting my iMac (2007) hard drive and restoring it with Super Duper. [more inside]
I was laid off in December, but my last day was in November. Which do I put on my resume? [more inside]
"Sunday 7 February 2010." Is a comma required between "Sunday" and "7"?
Where to get a large format picture scanned? I have eight 14" x 22" posters from all of the plays I was in during my high school years in the mid-80's. I would like to have them all scanned, front and back, into images I can post on the web. I took them to FedEx-Kinko's, and they wanted $8 per side to scan them. I am nostalgic, but not $128 worth of nostalgic. Is there a less expensive way I can turn these memories into digital artifacts?