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Text to wav without limits?

How can I change text into playable .wav files for minimal cost? [more inside]
posted by candasartan on May 30, 2010 - 6 answers

Term for these color combos, other than "Agh, my eyes!"?

Is there a technical term for these problematic color combinations? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on May 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Memorization is Not Our Strong Suit

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 - 7 answers

How can I change the SMS alert tones on my iPhone?

How can I change the SMS alert tones on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by prior on May 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Are these Spanish text messages I'm getting just a spammer or is it safe to respond that they've got the wrong number?

Do these Spanish text messages I'm getting (which I have crudely translated for you) sound like a spammer fishing for valid numbers, or does it sound like a lovesick teen who has just gotten the wrong number? I want to tell them they've got the wrong number so they'll stop, but don't want to respond if it's a spammer. Language barrier and inexperience with text spam leave me unsure. [more inside]
posted by Askr on May 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Tool to Auto-Format text and paragraphs?

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 - 8 answers

Scooby Doo mystery...written language sleuths needed.

Please help me identify the origin/purpose of this mystery scroll. Or just the language its written in. [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Apr 19, 2010 - 17 answers

Need help with scrollable credits for a video.

Is there a program that will allow me to do credits for a video that make it look like they are being typed on a computer one letter at a time, sort of like how the computer typed in the movie War Games?
posted by adfeb on Apr 9, 2010 - 4 answers

voice to text while on the go

My daughter wants voice/speech recognition, including voice mail to text, while working in the field, office or home. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc on Mar 26, 2010 - 4 answers

Excel Quest

I have: An excel spreadsheet with a bunch of emails. I need: A self-updating text string that can be copy-pasted into an email TO: Field. I know about C1&","&D1 but is there a way for the list to be automatically updated when I or subtract an email, without specifically having to tell the formula to look in the newly added row? [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Mar 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Please answer this ultimately simple dating question that I am over-thinking for me.

Should I respond to this guy's text message or ignore him? [more inside]
posted by amycup on Mar 17, 2010 - 38 answers

Yes, I need even SIMPLER than notepad :-)

I need to streamline the insertion of variables into complex, but regular, plain-text code, which will ultimately reside in a basic TXT file. Iā€™d like to find a text generator, or create a web-based form, or buy a program that will allow me to 1) establish or designate a block of text with defined places for variables 2) Type in values of the variables 3) It then places those values inside the block of text then 4) spits out the combined block of text with the variables in place so that it can be cut and pasted in totality. Much [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Mar 3, 2010 - 12 answers

used textbooks in melbourne

Does anyone know where I can buy 2nd hand textbooks in Melbourne, or a good Australia-based online used book supplier? [more inside]
posted by beccyjoe on Feb 28, 2010 - 12 answers

CRUNK!!! font

I'm looking for either a font that simulates the logo of the CRUNK!!! energy drink, or a way to fiddle with an existing font in such a way as to emulate it. For reference here is the logo. It'd need the whole alphabet, but punctuation and lower case isn't required.
posted by Samineru on Feb 25, 2010 - 5 answers

May I verify you through the phone?

Phone/text verification filter. MeFi, what implementation of this would be useful to your average web user? [more inside]
posted by 913 on Feb 23, 2010 - 2 answers

How to create a manuscript of a website?

Is there software that can basically create a manuscript of an entire website? [more inside]
posted by MsVader on Feb 11, 2010 - 2 answers

De-constructing 'code' (picking apart its assumptions)

De-constructing 'code': I am looking for philosophical (from W. Benjamin through to post-structuralism and beyond) examinations of 'code'. That both includes the assumptions contained in the word 'code' and any actual objects or subjects that code is connected to - including, but not limited to: computer programming, cyphers, linguistics, genetics etc. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Can you help me find/write an AppleScript to increase/decrease the quote level of selected text?

I'd like an ApplesScript that will let me increase or decrease the quote level of text that I've selected (like using āŒ˜' and āŒ„āŒ˜' in Mail). [more inside]
posted by davextreme on Jan 21, 2010 - 4 answers

What free services exist out there that automatically send a text message alerting you to something or another?

Ever since I was pointed towards Umbrella Today I've yet to be caught out in the rain without an umbrella. I'd quite like to find other free services that automatically send a text message alert. It can be about whatever, doesn't have to be weather related at all. I live in Providence, Rhode Island.
posted by Kattullus on Jan 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Ads where a word is worth 1000 pictures

Great text-driven (print) ads from 2009? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Dec 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Please recommend books similar to Bill Simmons' Book of Basketball

I love Bill Simmons' "The Book of Basketball". What should I read next? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Dec 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Need a text search program like a browser URL bar.

Is there a utility for Windows that will take a text file, and let you enter words into a field and remove entries from the list as you type in more words? Something like typing in the address bar of a browser, where as you type, the entries that no longer match are removed. [more inside]
posted by inthe80s on Dec 4, 2009 - 15 answers

Back to the basics

I really like the idea of text-based programs like WriteRoom (Mac) or DarkRoom (Windows). Are there similar applications for other purposes? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on Dec 1, 2009 - 20 answers

How to merge data fields into a plain text file?

Is there some way to do a "mail merge" type operation on plain text, xml or html files without using a word processor? [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397 on Nov 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Best Mac text-editor to replace Homesite on a PC?

For years I've been using Homesite on a PC, which was a great text editor. Now I've switched to Mac and all the text editors I find pale in comparison, despite the fact that Homesite hasn't been updated in years. Help me find one that I'll like. [more inside]
posted by lsemel on Nov 19, 2009 - 21 answers

What are my options for RSS Readers that are text only?

What are my options for RSS Readers that are text only? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2009 - 8 answers

breaking threaded text boxes

IndesignCS3Filter: Is there a way to break threaded text boxes but keep the text that is currently in the frames where it is? [more inside]
posted by nanhey on Nov 7, 2009 - 3 answers

Little text manipulation help?

I need some help repairing some text files. I don't really understand regular expressions and so on enough. [more inside]
posted by yesno on Nov 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Innovative Book Designs

Innovative Books: I am looking to compile a list of the most innovative uses of the book format. Books that break the mould in their layout and design, perhaps books that use online systems to extend their content value or push their form into new places. I am most interested in narrative and theory, but any book that is interesting (artist books etc.) would be really appreciated. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Nov 1, 2009 - 29 answers

My (really not great) handwriting into pretty, pretty computer text?

My (really not great) handwriting into pretty, pretty computer text? Is Livescribe the answer? [more inside]
posted by eb98jdb on Sep 23, 2009 - 4 answers

How to merge multiple text files keeping original filename and date

Hi AskMeFi. Can someone tell me how to combine 350 text files into one large text file so that the original filenames and dates are included above (or below) each entry? I'm using Vista Home Premium and they are all generic .txt files. I'm moving all of my notes into Evernote but want to save the names and dates of the individual txt files.
posted by chimrichalds on Sep 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Is there some sort of service that will tell you how long it will take to read a certain number of words?

Giving a speech filter: IS there any online service or program that you can put in a block of text and it will tell approximately you how long it'll take to read it out loud? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Sep 10, 2009 - 13 answers

Books are Rad, Let's Spread the Word!

DonatingTextbooksInAustraliaFilter: How would I go about donating a heap of recent secondary school textbooks to worthy causes. I'm in Melbourne, Australia. [more inside]
posted by micklaw on Aug 25, 2009 - 6 answers

The stuff Dreamweaver's are made of

Dreamweaver CS3 on Vista slows to a halt when typing or adding text. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Aug 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Natural Language Processing, relative basis for search.

Natural Language Processing (NLP) Filter. I'm looking for a method (or category of methods) to judge the relevancy of a small unit of text, 100-200 chars, against similar units of text. [more inside]
posted by kuatto on Aug 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Batch convert Word docs to text files?

Batch convert Word docs to text files? [more inside]
posted by yarrow on Jul 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Web graphics and ads filter?

Web filter filter: I seem to remember a link to an NYT article that just contained the full text of the article in nice big letters, with no graphics, banners, or ads. It was fully attributed, with links to the original, but it was much more pleasant to read, especially for a long article. Is there a website that will filter out the clutter and provide links that can be forwarded?
posted by jpg15 on Jul 1, 2009 - 6 answers

How to delete an IM on Skype before it is received? [AccidentalInappropriateMessageFilter]

My boyfriend Skype-IMed his mother a very dirty greeting that was meant for me. It still shows the circling icon that I think happens when you try to send a user a message when the user does not have Skype running at the time. Is there any way to delete this before she gets it? He's freaking out, as you would too, if I told you what he just told his mother.
posted by anthropomorphic on Jun 30, 2009 - 12 answers

How can I have Google Voice send my SMS to an instant message service such as Google talk?

How can I have Google Voice send my SMS to an instant message service such as Google talk? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Jun 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Looking for a printer without the problems of finicky ink.

[MomFilter] Looking for a reasonably cheap, reliable printer (for printing text) for an iMac. Leaning towards laser as the experiences with inkjets have been that bouts of little use lead to still full, yet dry and thus worthless ink cartridges. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Jun 21, 2009 - 21 answers

Which prepaid cell company to use?

PrepaidCellFilter: Two questions about prepaid cell plans: 1. Can I use a phone I buy off eBay with one of these plans, or is it essential to use the phones provided by the carrier? 2. If I'm mostly interested in texting, which prepaid cell provider would be the best for me? [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Recurring text box in Word?

I need to make a sticker sheet in MS Word updatable -- all the stickers on the sheet look the same, but if I type "Q" in the first sticker, "Q" will appear on all the other stickers. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on May 14, 2009 - 9 answers

How to Curve a Multi line text box in CS2

How do I curve a text box in Adobe Illustrator CS2 [more inside]
posted by Man_in_staysis on May 11, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I stop getting AOL IM's texted to my phone?

I'm on a Mac and I use the program Adium to access my AOL IM account. I also have a Blackberry Bold....At some point, I decided to try the feature of connecting my AOL IM account to my cell phone which would allow me to receive IM's on my phone even when I am logged off from the service...Now I don't know how to make it stop.. [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Apr 29, 2009 - 2 answers

How to wrap text around a circle

I'm giving a big presentation in a couple of weeks and it has to be impressive. I have a fabulous idea for a graphic, inspired by the facebook friend wheel, where I want to wrap perhaps 100 words around a circle and draw lines to connect them in illustrative ways. The drawing lines part is easy, but the wrapping text around a circle part is hard (without doing it one element at a time, rotating and aligning each one just so). I *know* there's an easy way to do this, but am not quite smart enough to figure it out in omnigraffle or find another program that can do it. I can use Mac or PC. If you point me to a workable solution, you'll get your name in lights (if you wish) in addition to my unending gratitude.
posted by ezola on Apr 21, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I view .csv files IN Firefox in a nice fixed-width column format?

How do I view .csv (comma-separated values) files IN Firefox in a nice fixed-width column format? [more inside]
posted by shmooly on Apr 15, 2009 - 4 answers

I want to put a web site on my Kindle.

Is there a simple way to convert a multi-page website to a mobi-format book for reading on a Kindle? The site contains html-text plus graphics, but no interactivity. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Apr 10, 2009 - 10 answers

OSX QuickTime VR editing tools?

What's the current state of QuickTime VR editing software on OSX? [more inside]
posted by dbiedny on Mar 25, 2009 - 1 answer

Text message organizing: yes we can?

Does anyone here have any experience working with SMS/Text message broadcast vendors? A client of mine is a very large membership organization (in the US, California if it matters) that is interested in beginning to use SMS to communicate with its members. But the whole scene is hard to get a handle on. [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Mar 19, 2009 - 8 answers

Remember this text based college basketball game?

Back in the 80's I played a text based college basketball game on the PC. Anyone remember it? [more inside]
posted by unceman on Mar 17, 2009 - 3 answers

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