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Why does Notepad change the format of it's content?

Q: Why does Notepad change the format of it's content?

Whenever I save something from the internet to a text file and open the file with Notepad, it will bunch up all the words and sentence into a group of words. Example:
Notepad.JPG 52.65KB
However, when I open the file in Wordpad, it will come out like this:
Wordpad.JPG 57.71KB
So I was wondering does anyone know why Notepad do this. Also my computer in a Window XP.

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A: Why does Notepad change the format of it's content?

This has to do with how Notepad recognizes the end of a line. In Notepad, only a carriage-return character followed by a line-feed character is interpreted as the end-of-line marker. Other systems like Mac OS X and Linux use only the line-feed character. Whenever Notepad opens a file that uses only the line-feed character (for example, if the file was originally written on a non-Windows system) it doesn't detect a proper end-of-line marker and so interprets the text as being on a single long line.
Wordpad supports many end-of-line conventions, which is why it can display both the Windows and Mac/Linux conventions correctly. You might want to look at one of the many Notepad replacement editors available online. My favorite is Notepad++, which includes tools to convert a file between different end-of-line conventions.

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Using NotePad, I could enter the time and date using the <F5> function key. The format display is:


Is it possible to change it do the date came before the time



A:Using NotePad, change the behavior of the date time format

Hello Martin,

You might see if these tutorials may help.

Date Format - Change

Time Format - Change

Hope this helps,

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I'm running RC 7100 as a Media Centre, freshly updated from Windows Update. I'm using a Hauppauge HVR2200 DVB-T tuner card to receive digital broadcasts, together with a SKY settop box. I'm testing the WTV Converter (righ-click from Windows Explorer) and I'm getting the error above on 1 of the test files, and would like to understand whether this is an error in the conversion program, or because I'm trying to put content into the dvr-ms format that simply won't fit because of the format of the digital recording.

This works:
From the SKY settop box UHF cable I have recorded a 30 minute program giving 1,707,264KB (average 948.5KB/sec), WTV Converter works fine.

This fails within 5 seconds of starting:
From the DVB-T tuner I have recorded a 75 minute program giving 7,257,068KB (average 1612.7KB/sec), WTV Converter fails with the error "WTV Converter cannot convert the file from .wtv to .dvr-ms format because the content is not compatible with the .dvr-ms format".

In the properties of each file, the only difference I could see was that the DVB-T recording said 'DTV Content=Yes' whilst from the SKY setop box it said 'DVT
Content=No'. The properties dialog allowed me to change the flag from Yes to No, but the WTV Converter still fails with the same error.

I don't believe the file is corrupt, since it plays successfully in the Windows Media Centre.

Note that the error message does not state that the failure is due to copy-protection. I was able to google ... Read more

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Hi there!

The CD/DVD drive appears to be working in general, however, I cannot look at the files on a CD. I have tried several CD's, burned and Original, always he same issue. When I go to My Computer and then click on the icon for the CD/DVD drive the drive starts and a pop up offers to format the cd... I have even tried to click on that but get an error that the CD is write protected (which is fine, because it is) but it won't show the data! Sometimes, when I just leave the CD in the drive for a few minutes and try again, it shows the data...

Does anybody else have this issue and a solution? Is the a way to turn off the VISTA burn feature? I am using a third party burning software anyway.

Thanks a bunch!

A:Cannot read content of CD, VISTA always offers to format it...

It's an old post but I was facing the same issue and I was able to resolve it by turning off vista's burning feature :

By Group Policy:
1. run gpedit.msc
2. go to [User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer]
3. double click [Remove CD Burning Features], choose [Enable]

By Registry:
1. run cmd.exe as administrator
2. reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v NoCDBurning /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

You can use any third party free burning software like (cdburnerXp http://www.cdburnerxp.se/ ) to burn your cd/dvds.

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I need to be able to select all cells in a worksheet based on either a sub-string they contain (eg "cap" in the word "capped"). Alternatively if I could select all cells with a given formatting; that would work also. A third alternative would be to sort cells either by format or by whether or not they contain a particular sub-string. I can't figure out a way to do any of these in Excel 2002.

A:selecting or sorting cells based on format or content

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Just joined these forums so Im not sure this would be the right place.

Earlier today I had a pw wrote out in Notepad.

I changed it a few times today and I need the one I wrote first in it before I started changing it and saving it by replacing the old one.

So basically I can only find programs that can find trashed files but.. technically it was never trashed I just changed the content of the file itself...

Is there any possible way at all to restore it and or go through previous stages of Notepad files ?

Btw Im running Windows Professional.

I'm sure this is in the wrong section.

Didn't know where to put it -.-;

A:Notepad Change Recovery

Sorry to say, but you're out of luck.

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I have my files in firefox format..If i want to change the format for only my files without effecting some other files which are in same firefox format...what i need to do?

A:how to change files from firefox format to another format

The simple and obvious answer is to just change the files that you want changed and leave the others alone. But you must have something more in mind.

What is "firefox format"? To what format do you want to change? Using what tool, application or method?

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How do I get back my existing Notepad icon which was change to text icon. Did the virus change it?

A:Notepad Icon change to text

What virus? Was your computer infected?

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I tried to edit a .cfg files by changing it to notepad, but I accidentally used "Open file type as" notepad, thus it changed all other .cfg files to notepad, I tried renaming the files or change it to all file types but it just doesn't work, I don't know how to change it back. I can't run games now because of that problem, and I'm kept getting errors now and then. Any fixes? It would be nice if I can fix it.

Also, I'm using Windows 7 64-bit.

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i cannot view my slmgr.vbs because it opens with notepad..is it right for .vbs to open with notepad.If not,how to change it?

A:.vbs file open with notepad...how to change???

Try a right click and open with. There should be a way to set it to always open with the same utility.

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Hi, im new to this and this is my first post, im hoping im going to get help. i have just received my new acer notepad with windows 7, i am trying to change the besktop background but cannot find any where that says "change desktop background" or the option to "set as desktop background" i have read on here that if its a windows 7 starter or something like that, how do i find out if it is or not? so sorry for sounding dumb but i am brand new to this!

A:Help needed, cant change background on my notepad

Hello Kirsty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have Windows 7 Starter or Home Basic installed on your notepad?

If so, then this is why you do not see an option to change the desktop background since those Windows 7 editions do not include that feature. The tutorial below can help show you how to use a free 3rd party program to be able to change your desktop background in these editions though.


Hope this helps,

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My cfg files always open with notepad and i cant change it back.I tryed everything i could from youtube tutorials to guides and others ...im playing csgo and i dont know how when i was editing a cfg file now it opens with notepad and i cant start csgo ..i really need to get it back to cfg because this game is important for me.Ive tried with renaming ,deleting stuff from regedit and other advices from the internet.Please help.

A:My cfg files always open with notepad and i cant change it.

Change it back to what? It doesn't matter what the CFG file opens with, the game doesn't care, it simply reads it when needed and doesn't use the Windows file association at all.

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Is there anyway to change the default 'Calibri' font that is set on opening Notepad or Wordpad?
I would love to open Notepad to find the font set at something I like. 'Verdana' for example, so I can just get straight on.

I know I sound lazy, but I use Note or Wordpad a lot, often dozens of times in a day, and I need to use a font I can see.

I'm just sick of having to do this adjustment every bloody time!!

I would be very grateful for any ideas.

A:Change default font in Word/Notepad

Does this help for Wordpad? How to Set the Default Font in Wordpad | eHow

Notepad should always open using the font you used last saved something. So if you open Notepad, type one letter, change the font to Verdana and save it somewhere as Temp.txt next time you open Notepad it will use Verdana. You can delete this Temp.txt file - it was only to populate the registry with the last used font. Notepad will keep on using Verdana until you change the font in some other document and save that.

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Is there anyway to change the default 'Calibri' font that is set on opening Notepad or Wordpad?
I would love to open Notepad to find the font set at something I like. 'Verdana' for example, so I can just get straight on.

I know I sound lazy, but I use Note or Wordpad a lot, often dozens of times in a day, and I need to use a font I can see.

I'm just sick of having to do this adjustment every bloody time!!

I would be very grateful for any ideas.

A:Change default font in Word/Notepad

Does this help for Wordpad? How to Set the Default Font in Wordpad | eHow

Notepad should always open using the font you used last saved something. So if you open Notepad, type one letter, change the font to Verdana and save it somewhere as Temp.txt next time you open Notepad it will use Verdana. You can delete this Temp.txt file - it was only to populate the registry with the last used font. Notepad will keep on using Verdana until you change the font in some other document and save that.

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anyone know how to change all the paths of desktop icons by using just notepad.
I mean i use notepad and type in a code and then double click it and it changes all the icons on desktop to that path. Is it possible?

A:How to change path of icon on desktop with using notepad

I think what you're asking is how to use a batch script to change the icons on your desktop? I'm not too familiar with using batch scripts for that reason, though it may be possible.You may want to look into VB Script, a more powerful scripting language than batch.Something like this, I think:Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
strDesktopFld = objShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
Set objURLShortcut = objShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktopFld & "\blah.exe")
objURLShortcut.TargetPath = "http://www.blah.com"
objURLShortcut.IconLocation "C:\MyIcons\icon.ico
objURLShortcut.SaveBut don't quote me on that.

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Because of some PC, filtering, internet problems, I had to give my daughter the password to the content advisor in Windows Vista 64 bit to enable her to do her homework. Now she is accessing sites that she shouldn't when I'm not able to be right there. I need to reset it. Please help!

A:Need to CHANGE content advisor password please help

Hello Memof5, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can change the password to something else to stop her from being able to access sites she should not be.

In Internet Explorer, click on Tools, Internet Options, Content tab, Settings button under Content Advisor, type in your current password, General tab, Change password button.

Hope this helps,

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Hi, could someone please tell me how to reverse or modify the content advisor for the internet on Windows XP? Thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1271 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 46189 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0D4571, , .499T871.CN4864353V6105.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: un-do or change content advisor on XP

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Change content automatically and resize.

I would like to change the content on a certain part of my page. I found http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/dowiframe.htm which does the job for 7 days in a row.

The problem with it is that the content is not the same size so to get the largest I might have in a weeks period, it leaves a lot of blank space for other days.

So I'm looking for a way to not have to change content manually on a daily basis but have the "window" for the daily stuff adjust to the size of the text so the text under the "daily stuff" would be in a proper relationship and not a mile down the page.

Actually, a "scrolling" window would work if I could adjust the window size and change the content for at least a week at a time.

Any suggestions?

A:Change content automatically and resize.

var iframeprops='width=150 height=150 marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" frameborder="1" scrolling="no"'Click to expand...

Change that no to a yes and it will scroll.

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Hi, I am sorry if this is a very frivolous request. But it is more for convenience why I am asking this as it does get somewhat annoying.

But when I chose "save as" for a notepad .txt document I have been writing all the time the option automatically comes up as


I then have to type in the name of the document I wish to save it as. However what I was wondering, or more hoping, if there are actually any tweaks or registry changes I can make so when I click 'save as' in notepad. The notepad 'save as' screen automatically pops up and assigns the first line of text inside the .txt file I have just typed as the possible name of the document to save.

This is similar to how Microsoft Office uses the 'save as' option, and for time saving and convenience I was hoping someone may know if there was possibly a way to set Notepad to do this automatically too.


A:Change how Notepad Saves Document Names using 'Save As'.?

Hi Anthony1uk,
Unfortunately such a thing wouldn't be possible without a rewrite of the Notepad application itself.


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is there a way to change windows 8 notepad default character script?
the default is western and i have to change every time to my selection.

A:Windows 8, how to change Notepad default character script

Yes that is correct that you have to change the font for Notepad. Notepad is not really meant to be used as a Word processor. It is really a leftover from the early days of Windows/GEM.

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I am taking an online class for school and the lectures are located in powerpoint links that download when i click them. When I first opened them I got the "windows cannot open the file" notification and i realized it is because i do not have powerpoint. So, for whatever reason I tried to open it with notepad and did not realize the "always open files with this program" box was checked and now every time I try and open the file it goes straight to notepad. I downloaded powerpoint viewer so I can try and open them correctly, but now i can't figure out how to change the opening program

A:How to change default download opening program from notepad to ppt.

Welcome to the forum,

This should help you get that changed,

Open With - Change Default Program

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When you print something, the user is prompted with a bubble in the notification area that says "this document was sent to the printer"
is there any way to customize this message, I don't want to turn it off, I just want to change the message.

A:How to change the content of print notification bubble?

I don't think there is a way to change this.
Either on or off via Systems Icon settings for Windows Explorer with the printer icon next to it.

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I am running Window 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I set-up my scheduled Windows Backup originally to include some files as well as to do a system image. I now want to eliminate the file backup and do only a system image because of concern about disk space. However, when I go into "Change Settings" it is no longer possible to change the content of the backup.

Anybody know how to do this?

A:Change Backup Content after original setup??

Will these fine tutorials help?
Restore Backup Files - Enable or Disable

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Is there any way to configure Task Scheduler to run SyncToy 2.1 when the computer starts it's shutdown process? The computer is running a 32 bit version of Vista Home Premium.

A family member is using Rhapsody to add music files to a portable USB drive. They want to use a second physically larger, and not so portable, external USB drive as a backup. Ideally, they would like to have a newly added music file instantly added to the backup drive. From what I have read about SyncToy, it does not have any built-in feature like this. I did set up Task Scheduler to run SyncToy at start up and every hour but I could not see any obvious trigger setting to run SyncToy every time an addition is made to a particular folder or a sub-folder in the chosen folder. The next best choice would have been to run SyncToy at shutdown but I did not see an obvious trigger action for that either.

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Is there any way to hide the formulas on a spreadsheet, but still allow people to put in new values for the cells? The "Hide" formula and "Protect" spreadsheet command seems to prohibit any changes to the document. We are interested in putting this excel worksheet onto a web page and would like people to put in their own values, but would not like to let people have access to the formulas. Is there any way to do this?


A:Hide formula, but allow content change in Excel

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I am running win 7 and and I've noticed that the folder columns change based on the content of the folders. For example, when I'm looking at a folder with documents in it, I have the following columns:
Date Modified

When I go into a folder with mp3s:
Track number
Contributing artists

For pictures:
date modified

I'd like to have all folders have the same columns no matter what files are in it. I've tried using Tools->folder options->view-> apply to folders button, but it does not fix the issue. Any way to change it for all folders?

A:Folder columns change based on content

Hello Bandit, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This can help show you how to set a default folder view to be used in all folders in Windows 7.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,

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I generally find the white background of all the applications particular Word, Excell and web browser very tiring if you work long hours on big screen > 25 inches.

How can I easily apply a change on these background colour on every apps, something like for Google Chrome extension "PlainClothes"
See https://chrome.google.com/extensions...amidabhmckbddc


A:How to easily change bg color in all apps -Word, IE, Chrome, Notepad?

Welcome to SF! And Merry Christmas!

Click on Start button
type: change window colors and metrics
In the window that opens, click in the area that says "Window Text"
The Drop Box text should say "Window"
Now you can choose the foreground and background colors.
Once happy with your changes, "OK" your way out.

Caveat: Not all programs are going to pay attention to these new settings. I'd say most native Windows will, but others may not
Tip: You can change many window properties here; click the Drop Box for a long list of choices

hope this helps!

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I have pondered this for a while but today is my day off.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a program where you can change back ground colors and font colors on an application like notepad or even notepad it self?

any suggestions will be appreciated.

A:Is there any programs like notepad that let you change font and back ground colors?

This might work, not sure
Notepad++ | 5.8.7

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OK, either I'm nuts or the rocket scientists at Firefox have been drinking their own secret elixir. ??

I read something about Trace Monkey in a pc magazine. The blurb said to change a value in Java script options jit content. Oh? Really?
Well, after typing in about:config as instructed and scrolling down to Java in the Firefox browser, there was no entry that said java script options jit content.
So, I went to the FF KB and found this.
# open a new tab;
# type “about:config” and hit enter;
# read the warning and heed its wisdom;
# enter “jit” in the filter field;
# change the value of “javascript.options.jit.content” to enable (true) and disable (false) TraceMonkey for JavaScript in Web content;

Problem is, entering "jit" in the line that says filter brings up NOTHING. Just a blank page.
?? And trying to get in touch with the brilliant geniuses at FF is totally hopeless.
Any help appreciated.
Thank Much.

A:Solved: change the value of “javascript.options.jit.content in Firefox

You need to either get a Nightly Build or FF 3.5 for Trace Monkey. It's not in the current version that's in public release.

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We had to enable the Content Advisor on our IE. We have cable hi-speed and can only monitor our children's use of the internet this way. The trouble is, the password and clue we are now using, they have figured out. (It shows the clue right next to the password!) I have tried to change it but I have found no way to do this. On the face of Content Advisor there is no opportunity to do so, but maybe there is a way to do it behind the scenes. Does anybody know how we can change it?

A:Solved: Howto CHANGE Content Advisor password

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window xp service pack3[sp3]

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I have music in MP3 format that I want to play in my car sterio. Can it be change so as to burn a new CD for this?

A:Change MP3 format

You don't have to change them. You just fire up your favorite CD burning application, use a CD-R, (not CD-RW) and drag-n-drop them onto an audio compilation and burn them. Presto, you have an audio CD.

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I copied a song from a cd to my computer. it is a WMA file. How can i change it to a wave or MP3?
Also, how do i change a MP3 to a WAV?

A:Format change

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Okay I would like to know if this is possible.
I currently have several forms. I am creating a new form using the form wizard. So I click on insert->form. I go to form wizard. click ok. I add the needed fields. click next. it asks me to form with "subforms" or "linked forms". I click subforms then next. This next slide gives me four options "1 tabular" "2 database" "3 pivot table" "4 pivot chart". I want to choose 1 tabular, because it is the best for me, but I would like the layout to be slightly different. The top portion places the fields vertically across the form, and the middle portion places the records horizontally.
I would like to make the middle portion place the records vertically instead of horizontally. Is this possible?
I tried to modify it using the click and drag method, but then it would only let me access one subrecord at a time instead of all 3 subrecords.

Thank you for you time and effort.

A:change in format

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Hello guys
I formatted my DVD-RW disk  to run as USB.
 I have erased the file.
Now I need to reformat the disk to run as DVD.
What is the procedure please ?.
Thank you.


A:Change format from USB to DVD

I have no idea what you are talking about...a DVD disk (the actual media) can only be formatted for use in an optical drive.  It can be used as a storage drive in the same manner that a hard drive is...but that involves packet-writing software.
Is this what you mean?  If not, please explain and tell us how you "reformatted to disk to run as USB".

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can anyone suggest how I change format from the american to european video system.

A:format change

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Running Win7Pro 64-bit. Am unable to open older Office 97 files with Office2003 which is installed and running fine. I found a couple of files here and elsewhere with .reg extensions that were supposed to make the necessary registry changes. eg. "UnlockWord.reg" and a more elaborate-looking "office security.reg". All that happens when I left-click on the file and thenleft-click on "Run" is the files opens in Notepad and has no effect.

What do I need to do to have the .reg files change the registry to Unblock my Word97 files ?

A:.reg files open Notepad - do not change registry to read older files

Hello SausalitoWalt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check in Default Programs to make sure that the reg file extension is set to have it's Current Default program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the REG file again to see if it will now.

Hope this helps,

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Any Online Notepad tools alternatives to Windows Notepad?

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how to change file format from .rar to .exe?

A:how to change file format from .rar to .exe?

Welcome to SF!

You will need to extract the rar file, and create a new zip file. Use Rar Extract Frog or a similar program to extract the RAR. You can then create a new zip folder from the New menu on right-click.

Hope this helps,

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Hi there

I am wanting to transfer I photo I have onto canvas. I scanned the picture and saved it onto my computer where it automatically saved it as a pdf file with no option to change it. Now when I went to download it onto the website that will be making the canvas print it will not allow any pdf files. Is there anyway to change the format so I can get my canvas? cheers

A:picture format change

There are a few online services which will convert PDFs to graphics files, such as JPEGs, for free. Here's one example you can try.

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My currency format is displaying xxx.xxx,xx. It's really messing up my financial software (Quickbooks). I have gone into the control panel/Regional and Language Options/Customize Regional Options/Currency and found it is set up incorrectly. However, I'm unable to change the settings to xxx,xxx.xx. I don't have any choices in the dropdown lists. The separator only displays . (period) and the decimal point is , (comma). Is there some other setting I need to change in order to be able to change the currency format?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

A:Can't change Currency Format

I believe that you should be able to just edit the Decimal and Digit grouping symbols. Options would presumably be offered in the drop down boxes only if you have more than one locale installed.


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I have a file with a .mpeg extension. i want to burn it to disk so i can send it to my family and they can view it by putting it in our DVD player and watch it on the TV. how do i do it?? the .mpeg file will not play in our DVD player, but it will play in my computer.

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Can a document hold its original formatting when it is downloaded, ie a resume?

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Hi All
Is there any way to give access to end users only to change Date format(from dd/mm/yyy to mm/dd/yyyy and vice versa). I don't want them to change the date just the date format.

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Hi All

I had a problem with my laptop and i lost my administrator icon, i'm just working as guest.
What i want know is to know if i format my laptop, will i lose the PCID??
I have program that was set to this computer and i'm afraid to format my laptop.

Who can help me please???

I will be waiting a feedback


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Evening All:

    I have 2(SanDisk 32Gb) pendrives that are formatted in NTFS. This presents a problem. They are "recognized" as HDD's and thus, cannot be "ejected" in normal manner using "Safely Remove Hardware" icon. When I try
this, there is not an 'eject" to click. I believe this is because the NTFS format makes[reads] them a HDD and, of course, HDD's cannot be "ejected". So, is there a command that I could run that would change the formatting from NTFS to FAT32
without having to empty all the contents of the drives, re-format, then re-install all the data?

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