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format

[fôr′mət]
a computerized arrangement of data for storage or display requiring the division of space on a disk into sectors for storage.

format,

n a predetermined computer arrangement of characters, fields, lines, page numbers, punctuation marks, and the like.
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Other sources of alternate format materials are electronic texts and online resources.
Chapek declined to comment Monday but has previously warned that dueling formats could turn off consumers, who won't want to make a mistake by purchasing a potentially weaker format that doesn't make it in the long run - like Betamax, which was an ultimately useless format after VHS won that format war in the 1980s.
With R media both formats provide optimum drive and player compatibility.
These formats include PDF, tagged image format (TIF), standard generalized markup language (SGML), hypertext markup language (HTML), and extensible markup language (XML).
Other OpenDocument accessibility features include the preservation of structural semantics imported from other file formats, such as headings in tables, and associations between drawings and their captions.
known"--the organization knows about the format but cannot, or will not, insure preservation over time.
Deploying a D2D backup system using full file format eliminates the need to do an immediate restore, with administrators trying to recover files in a panic situation.
It proves that the format can do very well in terms of box office.
Application developers will be able to use one eDocument library for all their file format conversion and manipulation needs.
In addition, leading backup software packages such as Veritas Software's Veritas Backup Exec and NetBackup, Legato Systems' NetWorker and Computer Associates' CA BrightStor ARCserve are all compatible with the AIT format.
To display the Format Data Series dialog, double-click the column.