from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not being in or having a proper format: unformatted text.
  • adj. Computer Science Not formatted into sectors, thus not allowing data to be stored: an unformatted disk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without any structure
  • adj. That has not yet been formatted for use; uninitialized


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  • Paste Special, also typically available in the Edit menu, allows you to choose "unformatted" text, which is better if you are pasting text into a document and want the new text to take on the current document's style or format.

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  • Now to install Solaris, I need to create a "unformatted" partition.

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  • The worst part being, If you tell Solaris to install on the "unformatted" partition that we created, it deletes the linux-swap partition and puts it into the "unallocated" pool!!!!

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  • · auto-filing of "unformatted" messages into a particular class

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  • Let me install Solaris on the "unformatted" drive and create a new linux-swap partition later. "

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  • Me too, but on the other hand because the content is reliably pretty good I always end up clicking through to the actual post, so his unformatted text in the RSS feed is probably driving up his hit counts. Skype Security Considerations

  • I typically only want to paste the unformatted text, so I just set that as my default.

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  • Authors are not allowed to post the published PDF to their websites you have to get that from Elsevier, but they can put up the unformatted, submitted preprint version of their articles, as long as they include the reference and DOI to the published version.

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  • As it happens, I do have one more large unformatted hard drive in the house, a WD50000AAKS, that I was going to use for a different machine. Surveying the Wreckage

  • TTML is particularly useful when you want to provide more than just an unformatted piece of text to the viewers.

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