Format may refer to:

  • Text formatting, typesetting of text elements


  • File format, particular way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file
  • Content format, encoded format for converting a specific type of data to displayable information
  • Document file format, for storing documents on a storage media, especially for use by computers
  • Audio format, medium for storing sound and music
  • Audio file format, for storing digital audio data on a computer system
  • Format (command), a command-line utility in many computer operating systems
  • Format (computing), a computer command to prepare hard disks
  • Format (Common Lisp), a programming function


  • DJ Format, a hip-hop artist
  • The Format, a musical group
  • The Format (album), by AZ
  • Format (album), a compilation album of B-sides and bonus tracks released February 2012 by Pet Shop Boys

Other Uses:

  • Radio format, the overall content broadcast on a radio station
  • TV format, overall concept, premise and branding of a television program
  • Newspaper format, the size of the paper page
  • Film format, standard characteristics regarding image capture on photographic film
  • Playoff format, competition in sports and games to determine an overall champion

Other articles related to "format, formats":

File Format - Specifications
... Many file formats, including some of the most well-known, have a published specifications (often with a reference implementation) that describe the method of ... Not all formats have freely available specification documents, partly because some developers view their specification documents as trade secrets, and partly because other ... If the developer of a format doesn't publish free specifications, another developer looking to utilize that kind of file must either reverse engineer the file to find out how to read it or ...
CNN - Programming - On-air Presentation
... its most recent graphics package, in conjunction with the network-wide switch to a 169 letterbox format from 43 ... and high-definition feeds now carry the same 169 format however, video footage broadcast in standard-definition on either feed is not pillarboxed, resulting in black bars on the top and bottom of the screen as well ... on January 17, 2011, are however both broadcast in the 43 picture format on the CNN SD feed ...
2006 Women's Rugby World Cup - Format - Knockout Stage
... If no winner could be determined within the time allowed, two teams should have played an extra time of 10 minutes each way with an interval of 5 and then eventually a kicking competition. ...
Resource Interchange File Format
... The Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) is a generic file container format for storing data in tagged chunks ... in 1991 by Microsoft and IBM, and was presented by Microsoft as the default format for Windows 3.1 multimedia files ... It is based on Electronic Arts' Interchange File Format, introduced in 1985 on the Amiga 1000, the only difference being that multi-byte integers are in little-endian format, native to the 80x86 processor ...
Resource Interchange File Format - Explanation
... The overall format is identical to IFF, except for the endianness as previously stated, and the different meaning of the chunk names ... All chunks have the following format 4 bytes an ASCII identifier for this chunk (examples are "fmt " and "data" note the space in "fmt ") ... LIST chunk data (appearing after the identifier and length) has the following format 4 bytes an ASCII identifier for this particular RIFF or LIST chunk (f ...