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formatting

[′fȯr‚mad·iŋ]
(computer science)
The preparation of a magnetic storage device to receive data structures; for example, the recording of track and sector information on a floppy disk.
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formatting

(1) Creating a high-level format on a magnetic disk drive. When a drive is being formatted, a "formatting" message appears to indicate that the operation will continue until completed and cannot be cancelled. See format program.

(2) The process of placing data into a prescribed structure. The term typically refers to an operation that is completed when the entire set of input has been processed. See format, file format and parse.
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But if you understand the difference, you can easily apply number formatting to your pivot tables that won't disappear when you make a change.
Here are the steps: Highlight the entire worksheet whose formatting you want to copy by clicking on the white cell to the left of column A and above row 1 (see screenshot) and then on the Format Painter.
The difficulties of formatting text to arbitrarily sized windows on a user's workstation are only now beginning to be addressed, and, if the difficulties encountered in the batch systems currently used by publishers are any indication at all, these problems, along with associated font and page layout problems, will be with us for the indefinite future.
When you open the Conditional Formatting dropdown on the Home tab of the ribbon, skip the five new choices at the top and select New Rule ...
Primary defects found during disc formatting are registered in the Primary Defect List.
Set the second dropdown to "greater than or equal to" in the Conditional Formatting dialog.
Originally intended to foster the exchange of text-based data between organizations, SGML is a language syntax used to create markup language tags for different types of documents so that their content and formatting can be dealt with separately.
You can adjust the formatting by double-clicking on the symbol.
Some time ago we provided a tip for applying the same formatting or style to multiple parts of a Word or Excel file.
It leads the computer user through a series of questions that aid in formatting data for export available through the File/Save As/Export menu bar selection.
Additionally, XBRL will reduce the cost of processing, calculating and formatting financial information because, once the data are created and formatted the first time, they never have to be keyed in a second time or reformatted for any special presentations.
* THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES four tools--the horizontal bar graph, the Gantt chart, the thermometer chart and the bubble graph--that can be added to spreadsheets by formatting the data in the right way and by writing a few formulas.