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Used disk utility to reformat a partition...

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?
posted by dance on Feb 16, 2014 - 2 answers

 

iOS app to sync text notes AND bold / italic / strikethrough formatting?

What iOS app syncs with Notational Velocity and preserves all three of NV's formatting options (bold, italic, and strikethrough)? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Sep 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Recommendation for dual tray, same document mixed PDF capable printer

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]
posted by queue_strategy on May 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Right way to format and partition an external HD in 2013

Best way to format/partition external HD for OS intercompatibility? [more inside]
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Sockpuppetry on Apr 7, 2013 - 11 answers

How to cite a source within a source?

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]
posted by flying_trapeze on Feb 11, 2013 - 6 answers

Borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered eighties?

Hey, music geeks! Can someone please explain the recent retro-fetishization of the cassette tape? When and where did this trend begin? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Feb 10, 2013 - 28 answers

Did my iPod Classic finally kick the bucket?

Did my iPod Classic finally kick the bucket? It's a generic "Portable Audio Player" now, and Windows refuses to format it. [more inside]
posted by muckster on Jan 23, 2013 - 12 answers

How to recreate the style of a document?

Two part question regarding a template and title for a document I am working on. [more inside]
posted by alice ayres on Nov 12, 2012 - 2 answers

Best practices for a plaintext resume

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]
posted by marble on Sep 24, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I save to a text file in Excel 2011?

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?
posted by bluefly on Aug 16, 2012 - 9 answers

What filesystem should I use to share between windows mac and linux?

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]
posted by metaBugs on Aug 2, 2012 - 17 answers

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft

Tell me about document control for the beginner, without specialist software? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jun 23, 2012 - 1 answer

How do I thank multiple interviewers for a single position?

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?
posted by Groovytimes on May 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Help Me Restore My Blog Layout

I screwed up my (Blogger) blog settings and lost my layout. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Apr 22, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I restore a laptop hard drive to factory settings through my desktop?

How do I restore a laptop hard drive to factory settings through my desktop? [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Mar 15, 2012 - 10 answers

MS Word: chapters and subheadings

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]
posted by imposster on Feb 27, 2012 - 16 answers

How do I commission a logo?

How do I hire a graphics person to make a small logo? [more inside]
posted by Doofus Magoo on Jan 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Word 2004 to Word 2011

Switching from Word for Mac 2004 to Word for Mac 2011. Formatting and compatibility issues. Really truly clueless. Help? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Automatic PowerPoint Formatting Approaches?

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]
posted by Alterscape on Dec 31, 2011 - 4 answers

Conditional formatting (?): How to bold all text that comes before a colon

Is there a way to make all text at the beginning of a line, preceding a colon, BOLD in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Dec 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Make Excel stop babysitting me.

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]
posted by ootandaboot on Dec 5, 2011 - 9 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

Format Hard Drive

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
posted by Noodles on Jul 4, 2011 - 11 answers

OSX Startup Disc old computer transfers

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]
posted by JJkiss on May 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Exe to avi or other video format?

Where can I find software that will convert a video in .exe into an actual video format like avi...etc? [more inside]
posted by kal0kagathia on May 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Yelling at the Premiere

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]
posted by monocultured on May 21, 2011 - 16 answers

Should I have any longevity concerns about .epub files?

Should I have any longevity concerns about .epub files? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 20, 2011 - 4 answers

How to recover files after I have formatted my computer?

How to recover files after I have formatted my computer c: drive? I have windows ultimate 64 bit. Thanks
posted by omaralarifi on Dec 26, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I strip *some* formatting from text?

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]
posted by barnone on Nov 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Pre-DVD Plastic Video Format?

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?
posted by jules1651 on Oct 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Is AVCHD an editing dead end ?

Tempted by cheap video camera but puzzled by video format issues ... [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Sep 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Excel Short cut Question

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]
posted by Kurichina on Jul 29, 2010 - 14 answers

How to craft a strategic calendar?

How to craft a strategic calendar? [more inside]
posted by AwkwardPause on Jun 28, 2010 - 8 answers

would spamfilters kill an unknown file format?

would spamfilters kill an unknown file format? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 22, 2010 - 5 answers

design a lesson

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]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Jun 8, 2010 - 2 answers

Kindle or Nook: Does it matter which files they support?

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]
posted by jordanian2 on Jun 6, 2010 - 33 answers

How do I regain access to my Enhanced USB storage device?

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]
posted by n3rt on May 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Why isn't Final Cut Pro 6 asking me to change sequence settings to match .avi movie settings?

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]
posted by omnigut on Apr 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Durable ebook formats?

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]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Apr 8, 2010 - 20 answers

Why isn't LaTeX displaying a divider line between the body and footnotes?

Why isn't LaTeX displaying a divider line between the body and footnotes? [more inside]
posted by Outis on Apr 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Painless iMac format and restore?

I am looking help with the process of formatting my iMac (2007) hard drive and restoring it with Super Duper. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Mar 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Which goes on my resume, the last day I worked, or the last day I was paid for?

I was laid off in December, but my last day was in November. Which do I put on my resume? [more inside]
posted by FlyingMonkey on Mar 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Proper use of commas for dates

"Sunday 7 February 2010." Is a comma required between "Sunday" and "7"?
posted by Busoni on Feb 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Too big for my scanner...

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?
posted by Lokheed on Jan 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Copying a CF card written in a special format

Cloning a CF card written in a proprietary format. Seeking suggestions for USB card reader, software, etc. [more inside]
posted by exogenous on Oct 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Since when are harddrives actually the size advertised?

Since when are harddrives actually the size advertised? I just bought a Western Digital 500 GB 2.5'' HD and I was surprised when it actually turned out to be 499.32 GB after the first initialization (on a mac). [more inside]
posted by mathiu on Oct 2, 2009 - 14 answers

My Taxes paid for that satellite... can I at least have pix?

I want to download a bit of Landsat data - two small countries worth - but can't find any way to efficiently do this via GloVis or elsewhere. Where can I just select places on a map (or use my GloVis-exported) scene list to download these in bulk? Given 200MB/scene and the 80 scenes I need, it'll be 15.6 gigs downloaded (and likely around 40 unzippped), but that's not the problem; there just doesn't seem to be a way to do this. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Sep 27, 2009 - 3 answers

How to find out Mac creator / type info on a PC?

Is there a windows utility to read the creator / type information of old (pre OSX) mac files? [more inside]
posted by jzed on Sep 9, 2009 - 12 answers

How to format old boot drive in XP when it is no longer the boot drive?

How do I format a non-boot hard drive without taking it out? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Sep 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Resources for creating a good, extensible file format

My team and I are writing a computer application for which aspects of the file format are very likely to change in future releases. The format is in XML. Does anyone know any resources on the web that lays down general principles about how to make a file format that is as extensible as possible for the future (and minimizes the possibility of cross-version breakage)?
posted by SilentSalamander on Sep 4, 2009 - 7 answers

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