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Word alternatives for writing user manuals with lots of shared content?

I have two user manuals, for two version of a product, which are 75% identical. They're currently Word documents. It's a pain to keep the parts in sync that I need to keep in sync. How can I do this the best way? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jul 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Question 2: THE QUESTIONING

What is the origin of the title trope "X 2: THE X-ening"?
posted by dmd on Nov 15, 2012 - 12 answers

How do positive and negative astigmatism differ?

Why are there two different methods (positive and negative) for recording astigmatism? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jan 6, 2012 - 3 answers

How to schedule 100s of people online?

I need to recruit 500+ people in NYC to come in to do a study in a hotel conference room. They'll be in groups of 10, in 1-hour sessions. What can I use to let them (a) schedule themselves and (b) change their own signups? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Sep 6, 2011 - 8 answers

How many smartphone users are there in New York City?

How many smartphone users are there in New York City? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jul 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Very lightweight computer monitor?

Does anyone make a super-lightweight LCD monitor? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jul 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Do any French diabetics use grams/dL rather than mg/dL?

French diabetics, what units do you use for your BG? [more inside]
posted by dmd on May 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Ghost song?

A ton of lyrics sites seem to think there is a song "For Everyone" by Dar Williams. Does this song actually exist, or is this some weird misattribution? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Dec 4, 2010 - 3 answers

PC LOAD LETTER?

What are some examples of tiny user interface changes that had a huge effect on usability? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Apr 9, 2010 - 36 answers

How to rotate alternating pages by non-90-degree-multiple amounts?

I have a PDF (hundreds of pages) that was scanned from a book. All the odd pages are tilted about 6 degrees left, all the even pages, 6 degrees right. How can I fix this, preferably with free software? A command line solution would be ideal.
posted by dmd on Mar 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Excel: What column does this value appear in?

Excel: How can I find the column that a value appears in? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Mar 2, 2010 - 9 answers

What is the original version of this quote?

What is the original version of this quote? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Apr 5, 2009 - 8 answers

Simple MIDI sequencer.

Where can I find a super-simple standalone MIDI sequencer? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Oct 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Quicksilver-style completion in bash shell?

How can I get Quicksilver-style completion in the bash shell? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jul 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Hark, which herald angel sings?

My aunt's family has been listening to the same Christmas tape (as in, the same physical tape) repeatedly for about 25 years. The tape was originally made by dubbing from vinyl. I'd like, as a gift, to remaster the whole thing, but I need help identifying all the song versions. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Nov 20, 2007 - 25 answers

How to not use VPN's DNS on OS X?

When I connect to my VPN in OS X (using the built-in client), all DNS requests are sent through the VPN. How can I prevent this? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Sep 11, 2007 - 12 answers

MATLAB axis relabeling

Customizing MATLAB axes: Transform unixtime into date labels? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jun 12, 2007 - 5 answers

Where can I get a reproduction of the Voynich Manuscript?

Where can I purchase a color-nicely bound reproduction of the Voynich Manuscript? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Apr 17, 2007 - 7 answers

Moving average calculation algorithm?

How can I efficiently and elegantly calculate a rolling sum of count-of-events in a time period from a list of event times? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jan 11, 2007 - 10 answers

ssh tunnel - allow remote connections on remote side?

How can I allow remote connections to the remote side of my ssh tunnel? -g doesn't work. Neither does GatewayPorts. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Dec 11, 2006 - 6 answers

What do all capital letters in legal documents signify?

What do all capital letters in legal documents signify? Many legal documents contain stretches of normal text alternating with stretches that are in all-caps. Is there a legal meaning to it? What would be the ramifications of printing the all-caps portion in normal capitalization - i.e., could that render the document ineffective?
posted by dmd on Nov 22, 2006 - 8 answers

Encrypting files and obscuring the filenames too?

How can I store files on an untrusted linux server such that only I can read them - and such that only I know what they are? I'd like the files to be encrypted and the filenames not to reflect the contents. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Oct 17, 2006 - 15 answers

The hyperbole is killing me!

Every car is advertised as "all new" each year. What exactly does this mean, if anything? Is it a completely empty phrase, or does "all new" have some technical meaning in the context of car advertising?
posted by dmd on Aug 15, 2006 - 12 answers

What does 'Only In Theatres' mean?

Why do all movie advertisements and trailers state that the movie will be shown "Only In Theaters"? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jul 9, 2006 - 16 answers

From banned to boring.

What are some songs that were shocking or sensational when they first came out - even got banned from radio play - which are now considered so humdrum that they're played on "easy listening" or "soft rock" or perhaps even "family safe" stations?
posted by dmd on Jun 19, 2006 - 62 answers

Postscript code for epicycloid?

I want a true vector-based (i.e., not merely a series of thousands of line segments) Postscript or Illustrator file of an epicycloid where a=5, b=2. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Feb 19, 2006 - 25 answers

Learning about electricity, the bright and colorful but not completely dumbed-down way?

I'm looking for a book that teaches electricity well. The Mims book definitely doesn't cut it - I want something more along the lines of "The Way Things Work" in clarity and accessibility, but I still want it to actually teach the underlying math; i.e., I want it to show me the material in pictures and equations. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Feb 11, 2006 - 10 answers

Entertainment alternatives to dancing at wedding party?

We're getting married in October. We've always avoided drinking and dancing at other people's parties, and we'd like to avoid having our own wedding consist primarily of drinking and dancing. What are some entertainment alternatives for a fun party? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jan 18, 2006 - 47 answers

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