I'm sending out a survey to a group of people, and it would be great if they could see how others (before them) responded to each question. Google Forms and Survey Monkey allow respondents to see past responses after
they've completed the survey, but not while
they're filling out the survey. Is there a tool out there that embeds past responses in-line with questions? [more inside]
posted by mahoganyslide
on Oct 9, 2013 -
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 -
How can I change the indent size in Word and OpenOffice? Not the first indent for paragraphs, but for a whole chunk of text. Basically I want to create a bulleted list without the bullets. Bonus question inside. [more inside]
posted by gray17
on Sep 13, 2013 -
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 -
I have a 100-page Word document full of miscellaneous content from different websites.
Unfortunately, after each section taken from a website, there's basically a citation for where the content was taken from that contains the URL for the website.
I need to find a way to find all these hyperlinks and delete them completely from my document. They're all from different websites, so really, the only commonality is the "http://" part.
posted by beammeup4
on Jul 19, 2013 -
Word 2007. I inserted section breaks to set off a landscape section, and the top ruler is showing that the right and left margins are .5" from the edges of an 11" wide page. However, when I insert text the line length only runs out to 6.5"
--the same right margin as the previous portrait section. I have not linked the header to the previous section and the header seems to be willing to center on the full 11" with of the landscape orientation. There is no footer.
Word gurus, any ideas?
posted by drlith
on Jul 5, 2013 -
I'm looking for a free, easy to use program to turn one standard-formatting article into a fancy one with columns and pictures and stuff! I'm using word, but it's terrible and I'm getting very frustrated trying to make some pictures big, and some pictures fit columns and the paragraphs keep getting wonky. Does such a thing exist?
posted by Grandysaur
on Apr 18, 2013 -
I have a scenario where I have to evaluate work performance. There are 5 categories I'm evaluating. Now when the person fails to meet a benchmark, I want to send him a letter explaining why he didn't meet the benchmark. So I have 5 paragraphs (one for each category) that explains what was wrong and how to fix it. Instead of copying and pasting from a document to create the letter, I'd like to be able to select from a list of responses, and have those responses formatted in a letter form. More after the the jump. [more inside]
posted by FireStyle
on Mar 9, 2013 -
I work for an advocacy organization and we're getting ready to send out a press release. I know this will make me sound old fashioned, but I'd like to include an infographic we've developed and I'm not sure what the right way to do it is. I know sending images and graphics with press releases is very common now, but I've never needed to do it before. I usually send things like that as a follow up to interested reporters. In this case, we want to send the graphic to everyone off the bat.
posted by dottiechang
on Mar 1, 2013 -
I’m currently working on an international project and need to format documents written in German, Polish and Croatian for use on the web. What is the quickest way to convert all the non-ASCII characters into the relevant character entity? Some sort of web form would be my ideal solution, but I’d settle for a freeware program.
posted by the latin mouse
on Feb 27, 2013 -
Looking for a recommendation for any free video conversion software programs... [more inside]
posted by dbirchum
on Feb 12, 2013 -
I'm looking for examples of fiction that heavily involve transcripts of online communication - forum posts, website content, emails, IM conversations, the more and more varied the better. [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad
on Jan 3, 2013 -
I'm looking for an OS X word processing program/app that will allow me to format pages for extensive marginal comments. Pages doesn't appear to allow this type of formatting. Some years ago, I tried doing this on Word 10.x and was driven close to madness by the fact that the marginal comments would shift up, down and onto adjoining pages, apparently at will. I was wondering if there are any other not hugely expensive options out there. Thanks.
posted by the sobsister
on Sep 30, 2012 -
I just started using Chrome. I need to be able to copy text phrases from any random website into MS Word and have it be unformatted or better yet formatted as Times New Roman 12 pt. I'm on a mac. I've been trying to figure this out for so long that it's made me regress. Please talk to me like I'm five and help. HELP. [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue
on May 30, 2012 -
In LaTeX, how do I insert one box per page, each the same size and in the same spot on every page, with a single paragraph (or image) in each box? Failing that, can I have two columns of parallel text, rather than one stream of text split into two columns? [more inside]
posted by waxbanks
on Mar 6, 2012 -
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 -
Working on a project for a client where we need to send authors a template Word 2007 file with styles embedded. We want them to ONLY use our 10-12 predetermined styles. We do NOT want all the other default Word styles to be an option. [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah
on Oct 25, 2011 -
I need an iPad2 spreadsheet app with some specific requirements concerning conditional formatting: [more inside]
posted by amf
on Aug 7, 2011 -
Does anyone know of a Chrome extension which will allow hyperlinked text to copy over to email properly? [more inside]
posted by gman
on May 14, 2011 -
I've been keeping research notebooks since the early 1990s, on a lot of different subjects. They're all finally consolidated as a couple thousand text files written in Markdown syntax. I'd like to start putting them up, gradually, on a website for others to use. A wiki seems the best way. (Is it?) I've got a few other questions about the best one, and best way, though: [more inside]
posted by finnb
on Apr 18, 2011 -
We're trying to set up a collaboration on a textbook-like document, but we're not sure what formatting system to use. Considering LaTeX, but would appreciate some perspectives on how to make it easy for people to make contributions. [more inside]
posted by Maximian
on Feb 13, 2011 -
How do I format an external hard drive so that it can be used on both a PC and a Mac ... DUMMIES version ? [more inside]
posted by lobstah
on Nov 9, 2010 -
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 -
Word 2007 filter: can I keep my headers/footers in one orientation and the body text in another? [more inside]
posted by penguinliz
on Oct 28, 2010 -
I need help copying a table from Word to Excel in Office 2007. Where there are hard returns within a cell in the Word table, Excel splits the table cell into multiple rows. I need Excel not to split cells in the Word table into multiple Excel rows. At the same time, I need to retain the paragraphs that appear within the Word table cells - that is, I can't just get rid of all those hard returns; the formatting must be preserved. My Google-fu is failing me rather seriously. Is there any way to do this?
posted by Dasein
on Oct 18, 2010 -
When I enable HTML in email messages in Entourage, the email and signature both become double-spaced. How can I enable HTML and send single-spaced emails? [more inside]
posted by nosila
on Sep 19, 2010 -
Recently, I updated to Wordpress 2.9 and the html formatting on my blog went nuts. Now when I save all lines of code run together. [more inside]
posted by captainscared
on Jun 30, 2010 -
I'm trying to paste some text from Excel into Word. Normally when I do this, I select Paste Special > Unformatted Text so my stuff doesn't display as a table. But this time, the Excel text is already formatted with a ton of bold, italics, and underlining, and I don't know how to retain that formatting while still ditching the table. Help? [more inside]
posted by anderjen
on Jun 10, 2010 -
I have a Word 2007 document. It has 2 sections. I want page numbering to start in section 2 at page 1. No page numbering in Section 1. Obviously I've done what I should do, ie clicked in section 2, set up page numbering to start at p 1. And it does. But section 1 gets page numbering too. Delete that and section 2's numbering goes too. Help! [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee
on Jun 8, 2010 -
I am looking for an artistic way to present a recipe that my spouse and I use pretty regularly. I would like to create (or, more likely, commission) an artistic representation of the recipe suitable for framing. [more inside]
posted by Xalf
on May 19, 2010 -
I need a tool to auto-format text according to my rules, such as 2 spaces between every sentence. [more inside]
posted by dvrcthewrld
on Apr 29, 2010 -
I once used a web-based spreadsheet tool that let me copy data from pretty much any webpage into a properly formated spreadsheet. Upon pasting an entire page worth of HTML-formatted search results, for example, it prompted me for the desired cell arrangement in the spreadsheet and applied it to the entire set of data. I can't remember what it was called, I can't seem to google the right terms and this will save me (not to mention my employer) countless hours copying and pasting data this week and next. Alternatively if you have another solution, please share.
posted by reeddavid
on Dec 29, 2009 -
Is it possible to automate a citation style change on an entire column in Excel, or do I need to do this by hand? [more inside]
posted by min
on Nov 24, 2009 -