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How do I make an animation involving text, still photos, and music?

How do I make an animation involving text, still photos, and music? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Aug 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Self-publish a friend's novel using MS Word?

My friend wrote a novel and is having trouble getting it published. I'd like to make a print copy of it for her on Lulu but I'm having trouble figuring out how to layout the type correctly. Also, I have never done this before. Help a type n00b do something nice for a friend. [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Aug 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Text message without a phone?

How do I send a text message from a computer? This is maybe easy, maybe tricky. [more inside]
posted by mai on Aug 6, 2010 - 21 answers

Yes, another org question. Sorry.

All the posts I've read about org-mode lately have me intrigued, and I'm wanting to check it out. Problem: my version of org is old (4.67c), and I want to upgrade to current. And I'm on a Mac (Snow Leopard) [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jul 31, 2010 - 1 answer

Looking for handwritten fonts similar to these...

Looking for handwritten fonts similar to these... Example 1 Example 2
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jul 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Help Me Automatically Shorten Status Updates for Facebook/Twitter Updates ...

I'm seeking to write a shell script (probably using sed) that will be given some text and will abbreviate it for me. I've no need to reinvent the wheel, if such a shell script already exists. More inside. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Fun, choose your own adventure games?

Inspired by this post, what are some fun, online, choose-your-own-adventure games similar to this or this?
posted by kylej on Jul 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me find some texts to teach the children!

I'll shortly be teaching a unit of work to senior high school students titled "Navigating the Global". I'm after short stories, preferably available for free online, that deal with the themes of global vs local culture. [more inside]
posted by robotot on Jul 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Desperately Seeking Sikanderi

Where can I find an English translation of Amir Khusrow's A’ina-yi Sikanderi? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jun 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Can text be made to "wrap to window" in WordPerfect X3?

I am in a new environment where the computers are locked down and are well-configured to use WordPerfect X3 rather than MS Word. The one feature I badly miss, and haven't been able to locate anywhere, is the equivalent of of the MS Word "wrap to window" option, which will flow text to the width of your word processing window rather than always displaying it at the width of the printed page. This feature makes multiple-window desktop arrangements feasible. Despite web searching and kicking the tires in WordPerfect X3, I haven't been able to locate this feature. Is it hidden somewhere? Or does it not exist?
posted by dgrobinson on Jun 14, 2010 - 3 answers

iPhone and a Mac? Etc?

I'm finally getting an iPhone when the new model is released. I have questions about integrating an iPhone with a Mac. Also: how can I save a little money on my soon-to-be hefty AT&T bill? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Jun 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Is there a name for the video technique where text is "stuck" to an element of the video?

Is there a name for the video technique where text is "stuck" to an element of the video? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Jun 3, 2010 - 6 answers

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. I’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 ⌘' and ⌥⌘' 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

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