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Keywords:  floppy, diskette, erase, disk, wipe
The pattern of organization of information in an electronic storage medium, such as the number and size of records, or the size, spacing, or separation symbols for fields in a record. A computer file, for example, may be in fixed-length format, in which each field or record occupies the same number of bytes, or in variable-length format, in which the lengths of fields or records varies. The number of formats are unlimited, being specifiable at will by programmers or in some cases by the users of programs.
to set into a specific format; -- of printed matter or data recorded on a data soorage medium.
Verb: To format a floppy disk is to prepare it to receive and store material in the appropriate manner (using the DOS system for example, as opposed to the Mac or vice versa) The Mac calls this initialising. Disks are usually available pre-formatted. Noun: When we speak of the format of a file we are most often talking about what system (PC or Mac?) or what word-processor (Word or Wordperfect?) the document has been produced using. Most word-processors provide a facility by which you can make a copy of your document in a different format (try the save as... function).
Keywords:  layout, photography, margin, font, tab
The shape and size of a book or other printed publication; hence, its external form.
the arrangement of the parts of a printed page, such as text and graphics; as, text flowing around an illustration provides a more pleasing format; multiple columns are a more common format for large pages.
The overall appearance of a publication, including page size, paper, binding, length, and page-design elements such as margins, number of columns, treatment of headlines, and so on.
Keywords:  videotape, vhs, svhs, tape, dictating
Videotape and video equipment design differences - physical and technical - dictating compatibility and quality. In its most basic sense, format refers to standardized tape widths and videocassette sizes. (See Betamax, D-1/D-2, Digital Video, Hi 8, 8mm, Three Quarter-Inch, VHS, VHS-C and Super VHS.)
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(communications usage) The form in which the recording is made. For example: € analog includes 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch, 1-inch, and 2-inch tape; € digital includes D2, D3, and D5.
The Dublin Core element used to designate the physical or digital manifestation of the resource. See also section 4 of the Dublin Core Users Guide.
The physical form of a publication (e.g., print, microfiche, sound recroding, videorecording).
a description of the number and physical order of fields in a table and the datatype of each field
Keywords:  diag, prv, argos, ebook, doc
The encoding scheme, often proprietary, in which the information in a file is mark ed up. Wordprocessing files created by different software are usually incompatible in format to some extent. To read one program"s files using a different program requires format translation, which may be built into a full-featured wordprocessor, but is often a separate step requiring separate software. Many formats are in use; a frequent feature of upgrade versions of popular microcomputer software is a different (and usually incompatible) standard file format, and there are different standards and versions for different countries and languages.
Files on a computer can be formatting in a range of different ways. Common formatting techniques are used all over the world for a variety of reasons. Some formats compress the file to the smallest size possible, whilst others concentrate on quality
Standardized file formats that describe methods of representing an image. See Bitmapped Image and Vector Image.
Format is a C++ format string library that supports printf-compatible format strings by preserving the typesafety of C++.
This function returns a string value containing a formatted conversion of the value expr. Cntrl_string determines what format will be used. Some control strings are: "Currency" which affixes the dollar sign and rounds to the nearest cent, "Standard" which inserts commas every three digits and rounds to two decimal places.
a one line string containing the following substrings
to change attributes of any part of the spreadsheet.
Visual enhancements to spreadsheets to draw attention away from inaccuracies.
Format is a term used to describe how information appears within a program. For example, setting cells within a spreadsheet to display currency signs or numbers to two decimal places, or adding stylistic effects to a word processing document.
The "style" your radio station broadcasts, such as Rock, Easy Listening, All-News, 24-Hour Sports, Christian, or Tourism Information.
Type of programming featured on a radio station, e.g., news/talk, adult contemporary.
Style or content of broadcast material (i.e. country radio station or TV talk show). Also called personality.
Physical characteristics of print or nonprint documents. Format categories include books, serials, maps, archives, recordings, machine-readable data files, and others.
A standard for the representation and exchange of data in machine-readable form. Standard organization for MARC bibliographic records. The library community uses formats so that MARC records can be readily transferred among automated systems. See also record structure.
in the context of bibliographic control, the formalised structure in which the specific elements of bibliographic description are accommodated.
In the ListFish directory, "format" denotes whether an email publication is available in text or HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) --or both. The copy in both versions is usually the same, but the HTML version is sometimes easier to read and will oftentimes contain images and graphics. Except in rare instances, there is no reason to subscribe to both. Though most email clients and web-based email services can read HTML email, some earlier versions may not. Please refer to "HTML Email" or "Text Email" for more details.
To apply type specifications to text.
Returns a number, date, or true/false value as text.
Keywords:  abomination
an abomination
the way a document or presentation is arranged. Format includes such things as references in a document and time limits in a presentation. In engineering, there is no single ordained format. Whatever company you work for, whatever journal you submit to, you must arrange your document or presentation to meet that company's or journal's format. (Back to Writing Guidelines)
a guide to writing student papers, writing articles for journal publishing, and citing
a simple report writing template
the dimensions, colours and other specifications of a published item.
In stereography, usually refers to the dimensions of the window-frame of an image pair, or the method of mounting the pair of images. For 35 mm transparencies, the format is often identified by reference to the number of film-edge perforations (P) in the width dimension of each frame, or by the name of the camera most closely associated with it; e.g., 4P (also 'Nimslo' or 'half-frame'); 5P (also 'Realist' or 'American'); 7P (also 'Verascope' or 'European); 8P (also 'full-frame'). Print formats are usually identified by the type of mounting; e.g., 'traditional' (for side-by-side pairs) or 'ViewMagic' (for over-and-under pairs).
a pattern that the SAS System uses to determine how a column value should be displayed
a string directs the characters to be written to particular columns and spacing
Columns contain information in one of four types; users can specify how they want a query to format information it retrieves from character, number, date, or long columns. For example, they can choose to have information of type date appear as 14/08/90, or Tuesday Fourteenth August 1990, or any other valid date format.
Keywords:  hardback, paperback
Paperback or hardback.
a flexible and powerful method of recording taxonomic descriptions for computer processing
a flexible method for encoding taxonomic descriptions for computer processing
Keywords:  macintosh, written, dos, windows, code
a set of conventions for documenting sources in written work
setting up a disc to be read by DOS or Macintosh.
The code in which an application is written, such as DOS, Macintosh, or Windows.
Rolls: Labels in a continuous roll of a given quantity Sheets: Two or more labels across by some number down Fanfolded: Labels supplied with perforations at regular increments that are folded at a specific repeat (12 inches is the most common). Continuous: A continuous roll of material not die cut in any way.
Announcements, invitations and stationery come in many different formats, including single panel (which is a flat sheet), top fold, side fold or gate-fold (typically opens like French doors).
Keywords:  elearning, essay, ramp, nice, great
a great way to ramp-up a compressive eLearning library in a matter of weeks
a nice way to organize an essay and it looks great when most of the papers in the field of education are similar
In order for storage media, such as a hard drive, to be recognized by your ...
To format media is to prepare the media for use with a particular file system. When you format media, you overwrite any existing information on the media.
A structure for describing a media data type.
Keywords:  jklm, ghi, gui, graphic, basic
To change the appearance of information but not the actual content. | | GHI | JKLM | Graphical user interface (GUI) A software program that works hand in hand with the MS-DOS operating system to control the basic operation of a computer and the programs that run on it.
graphic design
Keywords:  sandblast, workable, logo, shape, push
The workable space within the art and copy must fit; the shape and area of the sign face. Also, format may describe the general make-up of a sign, such as: the format is a sandblast wood sign with a push-through logo.
The shape or proportions of a picture plane.
4:3 traditional TV display shape or 16:9 Wide screen.
To organize and record information in a research paper according to some set of guidelines, usually a style manual. (Unit 8 Giving Credit Where Credit is Due)
of a paper is how the paper looks. Formatting of papers is determined by individual instructors. Instructors will identify guidelines as to how the paper should look. This may include a standard format such as MLA or a simple set of guidelines for word processing.
Keywords:  gimmick, disappear, expect
a gimmick, nor do I expect it to disappear
The assigned aspect ratio and orientation for a Segment, Schedule, or Player. FireSign 2.0 can accommodate 4:3H, 4:3V, 16:9H, and 16:9V.
See aspect ratio.
Keywords:  disposition
A specification of the allowed positions of entities within a space.
The external structure and style of a proposal. Also the "look" of a proposal with proper indentation, spacing, "bold" or darkened headings, etc.
a structured value (i
The actual structure of the mailing piece.
the creative concept governing the overall structure of an infomercial.
a key element
an important element of the complete rendering solution that we get from LightWork Design
Keywords:  eudc, attribute, list, names, one
a list of one or more EUDC attribute names
How a card is encoded with information. A format is how a number is used and what it means. An access control panel is programmed to recognize the order of information in a bit stream, such as parity bits, badge number, and facility codes.
Keywords:  booklet, brochure, print, website, four
Four-color Process Printing
The shape or style of a print piece (i.e. a brochure vs. booklet) or the type of communication used (i.e. a website, video or brochure).
Keywords:  newsletter, article
Newsletter Article
a good idea in itself because it exercises active recall rather than passive recognition
The general organization, form, or plan for anything, such as an organized social, political, or entertainment event.
the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
A specification by which the contents of something are organised
a kind of lowest-common-denominator among GPS-capable devices and software
an International standard for tracking devices, so any receiver that supports this standard, will work with our software
Keywords:  crts, tools, trusts, planning, estate
The planning tools used in the process of estate planning. Trusts, wills, CRTs, etc., are all estate planning formats.
an integration of LaTeX and HTML into a new syntax close to HTML, with a DOS converter that translates into LaTeX or HTML
Keywords:  snap, point, reference
a snap with Reference Point
Keywords:  horizon, sky, earth, world, lower
a world in itself, it has an horizon, the top part is the sky and the lower part the earth
a combination of on-campus sessions and distance education segments
Keywords:  subset, technically, game, rules, apply
There are many different formats for many different games. Every different set or subset of rules that you can apply to a game is technically a different format.
The geometric construction rules that define a particular bar code or symbol.
Keywords:  slide, photograph, negative, image
The format of the image (e.g. slide, photograph, negative, etc.)
Keywords:  rom, appearance, book, video, material
The general appearance of a material, for example, book, video or CD-ROM.
Process of changing a document's appearance. 3.10
Keywords:  swim, conducted, meet, events, order
The order of events and type of swim meet being conducted.
a representation of an object in a form used by an underlying transport protocol
The general configuration of signals used for equipment interconnection.
Keywords:  modify, default, view, report, located
Located on the View Report form to modify the default format for a report.
Keywords:  input, protocol, specified
Specified Protocol for input.
Keywords:  something, convert, pain, useful
a pain because then I have to convert them to something more useful
Keywords:  initialize, see
See Initialize.
Keywords:  good, one
a good one to use
Keywords:  recording, see
see "recording format"