- The overall layout of a document. For example, the formatting of
text on many English documents is aligned to the left of a page. When formatting text a user could change the format of text to bold text.
- Format is also a MS-DOS command that prepares a blank diskette or hard
drives to hold data. For example, if you wanted to to erase a
floppy diskette you could type format a:
to format all information on that diskette. Another example, is format c:
which would format all information on your hard
drive, effectively erasing everything on your computer.
Also see: Floppy definitions, Hard drive definitions, High-level format, Low-level format, Preformatted, Reformat