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The new Gmail interface - how to send a plain text message ?

I like the new Gmail Compose interface, but I regularly send messages to a recipient that bounces anything except plain text. The old Gmail interface had a check box to choose between plain text and HTML, but I can't find how to do it on the new interface, and the default is HTML. I can go back to the old interface, but that's going away soon.
posted by KRS on Apr 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for the name of an old-school, plaintext Mac setup system

Please help me track down an article (or documentation) about an OS9 Mac setup regime that was heavily text-based, emphasizing how to set up a Mac with keyboard macros, desktop-accessible text snippets and very specific keyboard macros. [more inside]
posted by mph on Dec 13, 2012 - 1 answer

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

Is there a way to send simple email from mail chimp, with minimal html formatting, that allows the email to show up with the default font in the users email client?

Is there a way to send simple email from mail chimp, with minimal html formatting, that allows the email to show up with the default font in the users email client? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jun 23, 2011 - 1 answer

OSX: How to copy plain-text always, everywhere, without exception?

OSX: I never, ever want to paste text from one application to another "with formatting." I always want to paste plain text. Is there an app or system extension I can install to cause this to be automatic across the board? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Plaintext for Android?

I'm looking for a plain text editor for my Android phone that a) is free; b) does Dropbox syncing; c) can handle folders like what Plaintext for iOS does. Are there any apps that meet all three requirements?
posted by philosophygeek on Mar 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Is HTML-formatted e-mail still bad netiquette?

Are there still good reasons not to send HTML-formatted e-mail? I know that for years it was considered bad netiquette to send HTML-formatted e-mail (especially if you were sending e-mail to someone new and you weren't sure if his or her e-mail client supported HTML). I'm starting to wonder, though, whether those 90s-era precautions are still as applicable today. (This would be for regular day-to-day e-mail—not bulk e-mail or the like.) [more inside]
posted by Handcoding on Jul 11, 2010 - 55 answers

Looking for an unlocked copy of the 911 commission report

I'm looking for a pdf file of the 911 commission report that is unlocked so I can copy and paste the text into other applications. [more inside]
posted by craniac on Mar 3, 2010 - 6 answers

How not to store plaintext passwords?

Best practices for storing OracleDB/mysql/ldap/smtp/etc... system passwords for enterprise application integration use? [more inside]
posted by bottlebrushtree on Oct 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Thunderbird in plain text

How do I make everything appear in plain text in Mozilla Thunderbird? (using version 2.0.0.22 on Windows XP). I do not want to see any images, don't want to be asked if I want to see them, and I don't want anything to appear in HTML, including RSS feeds. I don't want to see people's cutesy stationary or Twitter's background colors when it notifies me of a new follower. I want black text on a white background, et rien de plus. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Aug 20, 2009 - 3 answers

working with a corrupted XML file

Seeking any way to view the contents of a (possibly corrupted) XML file. It's the database file from a Mac app that manages plain-text notes. [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Apr 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Plain Text Password in Welcome Email

Online Security Filter: Welcome email contained plain text password. Specific examples of why this is bad needed. [more inside]
posted by TauLepton on Nov 23, 2008 - 19 answers

How to back up entire sms threads (BlackBerry / Mac)?

How can I preserve / back up long sms conversations with one other person -- simply as long chunks of plain text containing entire conversations? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Jun 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Plaintext and Excel

MS Excel: I need to place quotation marks around the numbers in a column. Is there a better way to do this than I am currently trying or is there a plaintext spreadsheet editor that would be a better solution? [more inside]
posted by imposster on Apr 25, 2007 - 10 answers

Can this be decrypted?

Is Scientific American's spell-checker broken? (via justkevin) [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Aug 4, 2006 - 9 answers

How can I convert a jpeg to plain text?

I am a journalist who sometimes needs to send article clips to prospective employers. I have scanned the newspaper articles and saved them as jpeg files. Is there a program that will allow me to convert the jpeg files to plain text? The jpeg files are too large to e-mail, and I really just need to send the text of the articles.
posted by zembla3 on Mar 16, 2006 - 15 answers

Which PDA: just for typing up plaintext?

PDAfilter: I know essentially zero about PDAs except generally what they do and what they look like. I'm looking for one pretty much just for... [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Jan 9, 2006 - 17 answers

cataloging your books online.

In this metatalk thread I was trying to find a link to a media cataloging web app. What I am trying to do is take a text file of about 1,000 books, delimited by comma, and import it into one of these online social folksonomified library catalogs. Do you know of a free, friendly library web app that allows for importing of text files (I don't have the ISBN numbers, so that rules out LibraryThing) I also don't mind installing a php app, as long as it uses flat text files (it's for a friend who doesn't want to play with mysql)
posted by mecran01 on Oct 14, 2005 - 3 answers

Convert PDF With Greek Characters To Plain Text File?

Trying to convert a PDF file to plain text, but the result is hieroglyphics. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by kchristidis on Jun 6, 2004 - 11 answers

Is the CMS TextPattern worth checking out yet?

CMSFilter: After hearing about Dean Allen's TextPattern on and off for the longest time without being able to actually try it, it's now available in what he calls a "gamma" version that he's been updating and bugfixing for the last week. Is it worth the time to check out or not, or not yet? And what's so special (or not or not yet) about this particular pile of code?
posted by wendell on Mar 2, 2004 - 10 answers

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