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reformat

[rē′fȯr·mat]
(computer science)
To change the arrangement of data in a storage device.
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reformat

(1) To change the record layout of a file or database.

(2) To initialize a disk over again.
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I find that MS Word constantly reformats my documents; I am asked by others to work on formats and fonts for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
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Users can modify the date range and output options after executing the query using the reformat button above the data output table.
Chief executive John Browett said the company was on track with plans to reformat another 90 to 120 stores in the UK and Nordic region in the next year.
Viewed in this light, we do not think the Army was required to reformat, or allow Mathews to reformat, the proposal."
What is so great about this particular debut is that we are able to reformat the standard booth space and create an interactive coffee-house area that is perfectly tailored to showcase our new product.
Overall, 49 per cent of Year 6 students attained the proficient standard for that Year level by being able to: "generate simple general search questions and select the best information source to meet a specific purpose, retrieve information from given electronic sources to answer specific, concrete questions, assemble information in a provided simple linear order to create information products, use conventionally recognised software commands to edit and reformat information products".
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The URL for PDAs is identical to that of the traditional desktop Web site (The system will detect that a PDA is accessing the site, and automatically reformat the data for the smaller screen): http://hosting.portseattle.org/fids/flightinfo.aspx.
The librarians not only buy or rent the music, they also check it, correct it and, where necessary, reformat it to make it as easy as possible to read in a darkened pit.
The passport reader can filter out the excess data and reformat the original data.
Velocity eliminates the need to reformat content or pre-define taxonomies, Vivisimo says, leading to speed and flexibility in the deployment of an information retrieval solution that offers organized search results.