Microsoft Word 2010, version 14, released in 2010, is the word processing software from Microsoft that lets you create and edit documents.

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generate a tree-like hierarchy based on the headings in a word document, relative to a particular heading

I sometimes have to write proposals on the specifications of a project, most of the times a website. I like to include an 'outline' section which is basically a tree-like hierarchy of all the ...
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How to remove horizontal line of endnotes in Word 2010

It is possible in Word 2003 and Word 2007. How can it be done in Word 2010?
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Word Preface headings and remove numbering from table of contents

In Microsoft Word I used the Multi-level list option to create heading 1 Heading, 1.1 Heading, 1.1.1 Heading etc. I would like to add a preface that is recognised as a heading (so that it will appear ...
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How can I automatically format hyperlink text in Word/Outlook?

I like adding hyperlinks to my Word documents and e-mails in Outlook. I usually prefer to change the link Text to display to something more readable than just the URL. I follow patterns for some ...
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Compare button is disabled

I want to compare a word document with other one. However for some documents "Compare" button is disabled. For other documents this button is enabled and works as expected. What is wrong and how ...
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Script MS Word 2010 to open HTM Files and Save As DOCX files

I have a bunch of .htm files and I want them to be .docx files. How can I script Word to open them all and save-as them as .docx files? I'm ok with manually initiating the process. I don't need ...
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Word 2010 does not save changes made to “normal.dot” template

I have this issue with MS Word running under Windows 7 (64 bit) Professional. I have created macros, and styles which I then save to my "normal.dot" template, because I use them repeatedly. Everything ...
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Export word document with high resolution PNG to PDF

I have a nice high resolution PNG. (Download from Dropbox) When I paste this into a new Word document, it looks good. I can't zoom in more than 500% but at that zoom level all lines are smooth, as ...
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Wrong caption using 'Appendix' header style

I am using following style for numbering Appendixes. But when i add caption to the figure or table numbering starts from 0, not A as I expect. For example: Figure 0.1 instead Figure A.1 What am I ...
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Computer crashed, all text files in Docx upon startup

My computer crashed last night when I was running Spybot Search & Destroy. It might have overheated, because it was pretty a hot day and the bottom of my laptop was also hot. Upon rebooting, all ...
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Adding image menu to Word document in all pages

I want to add a menu to the left of the Word document and color it as sections changes. I can do the coloring manually but I wonder is there any way I can add this menu by default on every page with ...
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Break link to picture programatically in MS Word 2010

I have a Word document with pictures that are linked. I want to embed them to the word document, but I do not want to do it manually. Manually going to: File --> edit links to files --> selecting and ...
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Consolidating spaces between words?

I'm trying to figure out how to consolidate spacing between words. How do I do this? I will give an example: "January of 2002 while working as a clerk in the mailroom. Apparently, ...
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weird numbering in master document

I have a master document and several sub documents. Master document has very strange looking numbering: On the left side number how it looks when I open master document. On the right side how it ...
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How to adjust vertical spacing between text and equations in Word 2010 / MathType

I'm trying to use Word 2010 for a text that has a lot of equations. I've managed to number and refer to the equations, but the vertical spacing between numbered equations and the surrounding text is ...
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Can a Word 2010 document be used to gather information and create documents based on the input?

Here is the problem I am trying to solve, and my question is, "Can this be done in MS Word 2010?" MS Word 2010 form is given to user User returns form to me, completely filled out Based on the ...
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Word 2010: unsolicited white space

I'm using Office Word 2010 on a Windows 7 (64 bit) OS. I've got a large document with multiple tables and images (some of which are grouped). I've managed to lock each table or image into the ...
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IF statement with mail merge doesn't work

I'm trying to recreate a mail merge in the way I specified in an old question Mail merge - show line at empty cells However, now the formula doesn't work. The structure of the documents are as ...
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Hotkey to select content of the current cell

is there a hot-key or a sequence of hot-keys to select the content of a table-cell in MS-word? the cursor is within that cell. All I found is Tab for next cells content and Shift+Tab for previous ...
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In Word 2010, how do you have copy at 45 degrees?

I'm transferring an Excel document with headers at 45 degrees to a Word doc (2010). the paste transfers the line to horizontal which takes up too much space. How do I keep the 45 degrees angle?
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How to associate different templates with different file extensions in Microsoft Word?

How can I have different default settings, or templates, (font, margin, etc) when different file types are open in MS Word 2010? For example, .txt files should have a red font, .wri files green font ...
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In Word 2010, what's the secret to getting captions to appear near the table they're describing?

I'm working on a document that has 3 columns throughout, with sidebars and tables sprinkled about quite liberally. The layout requirements are really beyond what I think Word was designed to do, but ...
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Some of my captions are missing from Word's cross-references list

When using Microsoft Word's caption and cross-referencing tools, only some of the figures with captions show up in the cross-referencing list (see the picture below). I've checked and double-checked, ...
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Most keyboard shortcuts don't work in Word 2010 on Windows 8

I can't use Ctrl+X, Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+S, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V in Word 2010 on Windows 8. Whenever I do, nothing happens. What do I do to fix this?
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Word 2010 — How can you make heading 4, 5, etc.. visible in the table of contents?

Word has Headings 1 - 9, but by default only 1 - 3 will show in the TOC. So, to apply a style to selected text other than Heading 1 - 3, I have done this: select the text right-click the ...
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How to configure the table width inside a landscape page header to be 100%?

I have a Word 2010 document with both portrait and landscape pages. I have a table in the page header, with its width set to 100%. The problem is that on the landscape pages the header table is only ...
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How can I apply a style to the footer in Word 2010 with VBA?

I have a macro in a Word document that generates a footer based on Bookmarks. It works, except for one detail: in one of the Ref-fields in the footer, the font is always incorrect after updating. ...
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How can I automatically increment a date in word so I can have the same form for different days

I have a form for each day of the month. I want to repeat the form and have word increment the date and day of week automatically. I know how to do it with excel with the +1 but not in word.
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Can I set the default view to Page Width? [duplicate]

The default is to open up with up to four whole pages showing with tiny text. Can I change the default view/zoom to be Page Width instead?
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Strange, extra lines in images in .pdf saved with MS Word (happens with images from R and possibly other images)

I used MS Word 2010 to save a document as a .pdf file, and some of the images have strange, extra lines on them. This happens whether the source document is a .doc file or a .docx file: Can anyone ...
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How to insert user-defined fields in a Word document?

How do you insert a user-defined field in a Word document? I am using Word 2010.
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Save an MS Word 2010 document where others cannot modify it

I am using Microsoft Word 2010 and I have created a document that individuals will fill out on a daily basis. When they are done I would like it to automatically be saved as a "Read Only" document in ...
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Make Microsoft Word Spellcheck Ignore Square Brackets?

I'm finishing a thesis and have used Microsoft Word to write it up. My issue is that I quote a lot, often embedded in a sentence; this means that I often have to use square brackets to get rid of ...
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How to identify number of single section for printing in MS Word 2010?

The input box "pages" in the print menu accepts the input "s17" for printing the 17th section of a document. But how do I find the correct number of the section (without counting manually from begin ...
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Populate placeholders with custom values from table

I'm creating technical documentation that lists steps for a software upgrade process. Versions, database server names, etc. change for every upgrade, but the steps remain the same. I'm looking for a ...
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Word 2010 How to Create a Macro to auto-insert Author Name in the Footer?

In a template document I want to create a macro that when the template is opened and a new document is pulled up, the "author" name will automatically insert into the footer. Is this possible? I don't ...
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Two subscripts in Word 2010

Word's equation editor seems to have an option for subscripts, subscripts, and both, but I can't find any option for a trailing and following subscript in the same go, as in "tpx". Any ideas?
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Set exact location on page to enter text In Word 2010

In Microsoft Word 2010 how can I set the exact spot on a page to type a character or begin text? WordPerfect had codes to Advance to Position: x.xx" and Advance to Line: x.xx" I need to fill out a ...
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Need to keep click View Ruler to set another Tab Stop, is this working as intended?

I keep having to close/open View Ruler after clicking the body of the doc in order to set another Tab stop. Is this working as intended?
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Footer Page Numbering Not Displayed in TOC

I have a Microsoft WORD 2010 document that has different sections with dual page numbering. Thus, I can have a page numbering system in the Header of each section in the format X of Y. For example ...
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Word 2010: Position table after paragraph if enough space

I have a problem with Word 2010 and the positioning of tables in my manuscript. I need to position the tabe after they are referenced in. However, if there is not enough space to place the table after ...
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Code when copied to Word 2010 looks horrible

I'm trying to collect thousands of code lines from the programming tool to Microsoft Office Word 2010 to prepare a book, but when copying the code to Word, it looks horrible. The semi-columns and ...
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Is there a way to make form letter variants in MSWord without VBA?

Is there a way to make form letter variants in MSWord without VBA? Specifically, I have a document that might include certain paragraphs or sentences (scattered throughout) depending on my exact ...
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Searching Word 2010 document for field does not return existing bookmark field

I have created a bookmark in a document by selecting the word 'foo' and inserting a bookmark with name 'bar'. Still, when I search for fields with the name bar (using the syntax ^dbar), no results ...
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Word 2010, how to create a numbering list that has only 2 value such as Ask and Answer

I am a transcriber, in Word 2010 I want to create a list style that consists of just 2 prefixes: Ask and Answer; and it looks like this: Ask: Are u happy today? Answer: Nope, & you? ...
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How quickly toggle smart quotes in Word 2010?

I'm working on a long technical document that contains numerous displays of computer code. In running text, I want my quotation marks to be curly, which means that Word's "smart quotes" ...
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How do I scroll page-wise in Microsoft Word 2010?

Any time I use Page Up/Down part of the previous page remains on screen, like so: How do I fix this so that only a single page is shown at a time?
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Matching character ranges and paragraph breaks in Find in Microsoft Word

I have several Word documents where line breaks (paragraph breaks) have been added purely for cosmetic reasons (probably by a human, but maybe by an OCR system or something similar). I want to remove ...
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How can I modify the “Picture Styles” shortcut gallery in Microsoft Office (Word and Powerpoint, specifically)?

The Microsoft Office Ribbon has a convenient gallery of styles to apply to pictures, shown here. It functions much like the Quick Styles gallery in Word for quickly applying formatting to text. But ...
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Creating different margins on the first page of a word template

I have a letterhead template and I need the first page left margin to be larger than subsequent pages. I've seen the option of placing a text box or image box in the header to push the text but this ...