Please help my husband and me find words or phrases (any language!) that describe the sensation of knowing
how far you are from home. Not really alienation or nostalgia or being homesick-- just the understanding/realization of the distance. [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict
on May 25, 2014 -
Habitually editing while I write, want to try free-writing and getting it all out, having difficulty: can I temporarily disable my backspace key in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita
on Mar 8, 2012 -
Can you "ascend" a horizontal "walkway"? No? Then how does one describe this action in a single word? [more inside]
posted by phonebia
on Apr 20, 2011 -
Is there an easy, quick way in Word to convert a large amount of block paragraphs (like we have on teh internets) to the sort of paragraphs one sees in print with indents and no space between said paragraphs? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath
on Jan 24, 2011 -
Scientists and other academics: Please advise on strategies for successful collaboration on large, technical Word documents. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline
on Dec 28, 2009 -
How can I make my Word documents look less....boring? Seeking tips & tricks from people with an eye for design. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Jul 8, 2009 -
Single word that means "to sing the praises of", poss. Greek or Roman in origin. Thinking paean, or ode but not quite. [more inside]
posted by jchinique
on Feb 23, 2009 -
Who wants to share their favorite MS Word 2003 Style themes for writing academic papers? [more inside]
posted by billtron
on Apr 7, 2008 -
When a writing contest puts a maximum of "500 words" for story length, should the count include "a" "an" or "the"? [more inside]
posted by skyper
on Mar 27, 2008 -
I have a macro that takes an un-styled document, and tries to put text into the right styles based on what its formatting is.
But, if the document already has some scheme of styles, the macro doesn't work very well.
So, I would like to transform a Word document into an un-styled version of itself-- but one that retains ALL of the original formatting (italics, small caps, font size, spacing).
What would be the most correct way to do this?
I have Word 2003 (which the macro needs) and 2007, as well as Word 2008 for Mac.
Also-- HTML doesn't work, as it doesn't retain small caps.
posted by yesno
on Feb 22, 2008 -
Need toms help finding a good program or method for maintaining an outline structure within an essay. As you can tell, I'm having a hard time describing my problem. [more inside]
posted by rossination
on Mar 9, 2007 -
I'm a professional writer and book editor. I'd like to buy an Apple Mini and at long last get out of the grips of Microsoft. This means I want to use Pages as well. Does anyone have experience converting from Word to Pages.? [more inside]
posted by partner
on Jul 19, 2006 -
On behalf of a friend, though it actually sounds like an interesting question and I think I'd like to know too:
Could you put up something asking about whether there's a real-world source/derivation for the words "hron" and "hronir" used in Borges' "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius"?
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me
on Nov 5, 2005 -