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Is there a free-standing equivalent to PowerPoint's "SmartArt" feature?

MS PowerPoint includes a feature called "SmartArt". It provides a means of automating various kinds of graphical layouts of lists. I believe it was introduced with MS Office 2007. I'm not a Windows ...
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Software to parse an .ics calendar file

What software can quickly and easily perform the following task: Separate the events from a single .ics calendar file that contains multiple calendars into separate .ics files, one for each calendar. ...
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Find similar fragments in several text files

Given several text (in fact, Perl source) files I want to find long fragments which are repeated in more than one file. There preferably should be an option to ignore amount of white space and/or ...
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Is there a tool out there that extracts the main text in an email?

What I'm looking for is a tool that detects salutations/greetings, signature, quotation of another email, legal notices and separates all of this "noise" from the main content of the email. For ...
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Any software recommendations for getting the metadata of a PDF?

I have 10,000 PDF files in my drive and I need to capture the following metadata. I tried using wordstat but I'm unable to capture the following: File Name File Type Asset Type Asset Title Product ...
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Self-hosted OCR

I am looking for self-hosted OCR software. Requirements: Optical character recognition on images Not just documents but also natural-scene-images Linux Support List item Examples: https://ocr.space/...
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Software to convert very, very large html file to markdown

I have a single 1.3gb html file that contains the entirety of the Encyclopedia Britannica. I want to convert it to markdown in a way that preserves subheadings, tables, and UTF-8 special characters. ...
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Textual authorship testing options?

There's a pretty remarkable piece of software called jstylo from Drexel University, but it appears to have been untouched for a couple of years. Are there any comparable options to this that analyze ...
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Text file (log) viewer GUI with interactive coloring of multiple search patterns?

I am viewing text files (logs) with a massive ammount of data. I view them in a typical text editor like Scite or Geany, where the default view formatting is black letters on white background. What ...
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Semantic Tagging and analysis or extraction of text (Windows/OS X)

I'm looking for a software to add semantic tags to a long, structured text, with the ability to search for, extract, maybe analyse these tags. Specifically, the text is structured into chapters and ...
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A mac tool to fill placeholders before pasting

Im running OSX Yosemite and i need to paste certain patterns repeatedly. I only need to change parts of those. E.g. <tag>something</tag> <p>blehbelhbleh</p> <asd&...
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Rewrite large number of text files as UTF-8

I have a large number of files that are either in Windows encoding (CP-1252) or UTF-8 without BOM. Since those cause problems in my application, I'd like to convert them to UTF-8 with BOM. I did this ...
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Scientific / Chemistry search interpreting

I'm trying to write a program where people can find company-specific information about substances. For example about the company's safety rules, information about vendors, basic information like molar ...
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Tagging and categorizing very short texts

I am a historian, working on ancient texts. I want to be able to manually tag items in a long list of citations (each usually very short, e.g., Ovid Met. 1.4.5, Hom. Odyss. 4.5.6) so I can then ...
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Software library to render text to memory bitmap

I am looking for a software library that can be used to render text to a bitmap for use in a OpenGL API-based GUI library. It must Not depend on any framework like glib or Qt, It is acceptable if it ...
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Looking for a software keyboard for Android with better UX due to faster keyboard input

I am looking for a software keyboard program (layout and functionality) for Android devices such that the keyboard works as described in the 'Description' given below. Simultaneously, I would like to ...
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Tool for find & replace text in file - input from external file

I'm creating an HTML template that will be used by a user who isn't a programmer. The HTML template has placeholders in which the user has to insert text. I would like to offer that user a tool that ...
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Utility to reflow textarea content in browser

Is there any Firefox extension or Greasemonkey script that would make it possible to reflow paragraphs in a textarea content in Forefox? To be clear, I mean like the "Reflow Paragraph" function of ...
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Generate text from other similar texts

I'm looking for a piece of software, a script or whatever that could generate text based on multiple other texts.That could be used for creating stories for instance. If the stories used as the "...
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Word processing software or other text-based tool that can "find" text with complex formatting

Follow up to my question here, I'm looking for word processing software or other text-based tool that can "find" text with complex (ie. formats not applied to the entire string) formatting, ...
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want to convert OCR PDF to computer font

my pdf text is too blurry. so i want to convert it to computer font from scanned image.i already tried increassing quality by adobe/edit/preferences/page display. Any OS is acceptable, any price. As ...
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Markdown formatter that converts inline links to reference-style links

I would like to find a CLI utility that replaces the inline links of a markdown file to reference-style links, a la this example. On this website, I found a pandoc command that does something similar: ...
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Find two text strings within N lines

I am looking for a gratis Windows program that can take a standard windows text file and search for occurrences of two user provided strings within N lines of each other, where N is user specified. ...
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Editing text documents before feeding database

I hope this is the correct section for my question. I need to paste 30 text files (they all have the same format, like 30 characters for the first column, 15 for the second one, and so on) one under ...
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Free API for handwritten OCR (Optical Character Recognition)

I wanted to know if there are any free APIs available for text recognition from a handwritten document. I looked in Google Vision API, Microsoft Cognitive API but all of the above are paid. So is it ...
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Utility to create word list from a document

I need a utility that would parse a document (.odt or .txt), creating a list of words used therein, preferably ignoring the most common words (a, the, of, etc.). A bonus would be if it gave a count ...
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Web-based Grep app

I am looking for an application I can host at my house on one of my servers that allows me to grep large datasets. I have roughly 10-15 TB of txt files. I am currently using a GUI-based grep ...
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Looking for text list merge program

I'm looking for a program that can combine several lists. Must be Windows supported, completely free or freemium, has an interface and unicode supported. It should be able to add prefix, suffix and ...
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Open source tool to do OCR

I would like to parse the text content (OCR) from these image file types and index them and make them available for my lucene search engine for search. .ai .bmp .gif .jpeg .jpg .png .psd .ttf Can ...
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Level, and center, scanned text documents

Looking for a program that can level and center the text in scanned pages. Scans are to .pdfs with occasional pictures but mostly text. My example is the scanning of a paper that was not aligned when ...
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Efficient way to manually categorize / tag short texts

I have several hundred short snippets of text. I need to view them one at a time and mark each one with one or more tags from a pre-populated list. I'd like to have a piece of software that lets me do ...
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Software that tells me which author's style my text most closely resembles

TL;DR: I need a software that analyses a text I provide, compares it to its (hopefully large) database of authors, and finally tells me which author's style it most closely resembles. (It need not be ...
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Software to match each sentence with each other from two epub files of different language versions of the same book

I have two .epub files which are the same book, just in two different languages. Comparing the books, each sentence has an exact counterpart. Now I want to merge the two .epub files into one "multi-...
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Android app that filters Facebook posts containing a given list of words?

These types of extensions/add-ons are a dime a dozen for the web, so it's odd that there seems to be nothing out there for the mobile devices that people tend to prefer browsing Facebook on. Required:...
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string literals escaping tool for multiple languages

I am looking for a single utility to escape strings constants/literals for multiple languages: C, C++, Java Javascript Python XML, HTML shellscript awk, sed The tool should be open source and linux-...
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Which are the most used formatting, source-controlling and comparing tools for T-SQL?

I am always trying to keep a "tight clean ship", or whatever the original English saying is, even though it looks like a "monkey business" to manually format any word that I am typing. I am even using ...
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Change the tense of a text

I am looking for a program that can: Change the tense of a text, e.g. from present to past tense, in which case "I do X and make Y" would be transformed into "I did X and made Y". If possible: ...
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Any solution for making dictionary-based multi text replacement for SAPI purposes

I am preparing texts to be spoken using TTS. I need to find all occurrences of incorrectly spoken word and "embed" / "overlay" / replace them with correct SAPI tags to force ...
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OCRed text/subtitles common error correction utility

I'm looking for a utility which takes input files, or subtitle-format files, and checks them for common errors and artifacts of OCR'ing raster-image text. Examples: Occurrences of lowercase-l instead ...
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Online free API to compare similarity between PDF's

I'm looking for a free API to use to calculate the similarity between two or more texts saved in PDF format. I want to use it to check if two texts (PDF format) are similar enough to suspect a ...
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Free Windows text search and replace across multiple files and directories (binary, archives office and PDF too would be nice)

One text search & replace to rule them all We currently have 27 questions tagged text-search, and none of them really satisfy my requirements. So, let's try for the one all-encompassing text ...
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Adobe Acrobat does not support Arabic OCR

I tried to extract Arabic text from scanned PDF with Adobe Acrobat and saved as Microsoft Excel. But the resulting characters are just some blocks and line. Which software should I used to extract ...
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Looking for software / tool to shuffle alphabets / characters in text file

Looking for software / tool to shuffle alphabets / characters in text file, Requirements: use 1 password to shuffle and de-shuffle correct password will de-shuffle the text file into its original ...
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Script to change subject-verb agreement

Is there a script to change the subject-verb agreement of English texts? For example, if a sentence is "I understand", it will be changed to "He understands", or "Tom ...
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Semantic Role Labeling tool for German Text (preferably in Python)

For a research project, I would like to make use of a Semantic Role Labeling tool. It does not matter whether it is rule-based or learning-based, but it has to be (pre-trained and) ready to use, able ...
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Software to make handwritten text (in a Pdf file) darker

I'm wondering if there is a software to make the handwritten text in a Pdf darker; I searched a lot that software, but without any success. I found only Photoshop, but the problem is that I have to do ...
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OCR software/application that transforms hand-written code to digitally-written code

What I am looking for is a software/application that takes a source code written by hand on a piece of paper and converts it to digital code in a clean, tidy, and orderly fashion. I do not want just ...
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App or web-app to decode encoded strings (better than CyberChef's "magic")

I often have strings that are encoded with unknown encoding methods that I need to decode. Note that these strings are not encrypted; they are simply encoded. I typically use CyberChef for these ...
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Can I use Node.js for text analysis?

We have the transcript for millions of text files (range of a few terabytes). We want to make a statistic of what our users answered to a set of questions. We do not necessary look for natural ...
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Formatting large amounts of differently structured ascii text snippets into a uniform format

we need a software recommendation for the task of formatting large amounts of differently structured ascii text snippets into a uniform format that looks good in html. The text snippets can be plain ...