Definitions

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  • verb To cause the layout of a document to be created or edited without further effort by the execution of a program.
  • verb computing To automatically prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process, without requiring a prompt from the user to do so.

Etymologies

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auto- +‎ format

Examples

  • I will be working on a page when all of a sudden the final few lines will decide to "autoformat" to remove spaces and such.

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  • It's even better when autoformat tries to guess what nonsense word it is you're trying to write.

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  • Sometimes when I'm commenting a lot I'll try to write kqzzli and autoformat will offer a hopeful, "kiggzzp" instead.

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  • Update 2: The LJ autoformat system mangled the DIV style I was using.

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  • In Microsoft Access 2010 autoformat has been removed from the Fluent user interface and it has been replaced by Office Themes.

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  • Different autoformat options for different templates?

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  • Everytime i use a wizard control, and i try to use autoformat to select a template i get an error saying "error rendering .."

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  • Everytime i use a wizard control, and i try to use autoformat to select a template i get an error saying "error rendering .."

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  • You can spice it a bit by playing with [autoformat] and [show lines] property.

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  • Everytime i use a wizard control, and i try to use autoformat to select a template i get an error saying "error rendering .."

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