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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How to change the background color of a single page in Word 2010?

I can easily change the page color of every pages in my document thanks to the Page Layout Tab in the Ribbon, but I would like to change the color of a single page. Any idea about how to to this with ...
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Stop Microsoft Word 2010 from smoothing screenshots?

When I insert JPEG screenshots into Microsoft Word, it smoothes them instead of preserving the original pixels from the bitmap. When I then print to PDF (using Acrobat Distiller), depending on my ...
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Change spelling check language for a Document in Microsoft Word 2010

Usually I use Microsoft Word 2010 to write English documents Now I'm editing a document of another language, and want to change the spelling check language of this document This change should not ...
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How can I make just one page of a Word document horizontal?

I'm using Microsoft Word 2010. How do I set only the last page of my document to be horizontal? All other pages have to remain vertical.
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How can I get Word 2010 to show more styles than “Heading 1”?

There's no way to select Heading 2 (and higher). Suggestions on how to fix this are welcome. It doesn't change when I creating documents from other templates.
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How do you easily add equation numbers to Microsoft Word 2010 equations?

How do you create equations in Word 2010 that are automatically numbered with the equation number centered vertically on the equation and right justified? While a number of references have discussed ...
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Word formatting - need to align left to left, right to right in same line

I have several lines with text in Word 2010. (in different areas). I need the left side to align to the left side of the page, and the right side to align to the right side of the page. Can I do this ...
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How do I change the Table of Contents in Word 2010 to show only headings 1-3?

My Word 2010 table of contents shows all headings (headings 1-6 in my particular case). I only want the first 3 levels included, so how do I exclude headings starting with level 4?
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Can't change text color in Microsoft Word 2010

I have Microsoft Office 2010 32-bit running on Windows 7 32-bit. When text is highlighted and a color is selected from the mini-toolbar or the ribbon, the text does not change color. If I change the ...
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Any way to set a default view in Word 2007 or 2010 and keep among restarts?

Every time I open a document in Word 2007 or Word 2010 on a wide-screen display I get the two-page view (which is actually very annoying for me). I would like to make Word display the one-page view, ...
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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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How to add an image as a full-page background in Word 2010

I'm trying to add an image as a full-page background in word. I've tried page layout -> page color -> fill effect -> picture which looks fine in the preview (though when I try to zoom in or ...
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Downloadable templates and styles for Word 2010? [closed]

Where can I find downloadable templates and styles for Word 2010? I'm not a designer, but would like to find pre-packaged sets of fonts, colors and indenting that is more appealing that what is built ...
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Poor quality PNG image when printing to PDF in Word 2010

I have a transparent PNG: The PNG file above was created from an EPS file to a high-resolution PNG, then resized using Photoshop. I am placing this image into a Word file on a cover page. The ...
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In Word 2010, how can I insert a control that updates a document property when the content is edited?

In Word 2010 you can insert document properties from the Insert ribbon. For example: Insert > Text > Quick Parts > Document Property > Subject If you do this a control will be added ...
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Is there a “super font” to simulate a typewriter?

I need to have a realistical output, as if I had typed with a typewriter. For this a font is not enough, I found many of them at this address but they are just fonts. I need something more, like a ...
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Microsoft Word - When I hit tab, it no longer indents the bullet-point in a list

When I hit tab, it no longer indents the bullet-point in a list Steps to reproduce: Create a bulleted list Hit Enter to move to the next line; a bullet-point is created Hit Tab to indent the ...
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Word 2010: How to reference custom document properties?

Using Word 2010, I've added a custom property to my document, Something, and I've set the value to XYZ. In the document, I hit Ctrl+F9 to insert a reference, and I type { DOCPROPERTY [Something] }. ...
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Can I get auto-completion for words in Microsoft Word 2010?

How can I start typing a word, and have Microsoft Word offer me suggestions so I don't need to finish typing? Is there an addon I can buy or download that would do this for me?
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How do I change the background colour in a Word 2010 style?

I have a header style with a navy blue background (TH1 in the screen shot below). How do I change the background colour? I can see the colour defined in the markup as a pattern: Font: Verdana, 14 ...
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How can I turn off proofing/spellcheck in Word 2010 for a single document?

I have a document that I open/edit often. I want to turn off the spellcheck functionality for this document, but not for all other documents (and I don't want to have to File/Options/Proofing every ...
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Word 2010 Beta - Vertically center content on a single page

I am writing a paper using Word 2010 Beta and need to horizontally and vertically center my title page. I can horz. center but when I do a vertical center it applies that to the entire document. How ...
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Keep all the rows of an Microsoft Word 2010 on the same page

It's so frustrating. I KNEW how to do it (select the rows and click "keep with next") but it doesn't work anymore. How do I keep all the lines on the same page, causing the table to move to the next ...
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Is there a way to repeat the first two rows of a table as a header on each page in Word?

I want to repeat the first two rows of the table as the table header on each page of a Word document. I can repeat the first row by checking "Repeat row as table header" in the Table properties but I ...
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Word 2010: Create a Style without a font color

Is there a way to create a Style that doesn't have a font color. The text that I want to apply the font to is already colored (different colors depending on the word), I just want they style to have ...
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How do I put a border on only the top and bottom of an image in Microsoft Word 2010?

I upgraded to Word 2010 (from Word 2003), and am no longer able to apply only top and bottom borders to photos and charts that are inserted or copied into my document as pictures. I used to use the ...
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Make words look like keystrokes in Microsoft Word

Is there an easy way in Microsoft Word 2010 to make words appear like keystrokes the way we can here in Superuser? Something like this: Ctrl + V I know that <kbd> is an HTML tag, but in ...
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How can I set the orientation of a single page in a multi-page document in Word 2007-2010?

How can I rotate (or insert) a single page into an Office Word document that is oriented differently that the other pages? I know this can be done. I've seen in done in Word 2003 and older documents ...
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“This file originated from an internet location” - How to mark this file as local and safe?

I opened a dotx that was emailed to me and I get the prompt saying the file originates from internet location. That is fine. But I now made changes and Save As a new dotx but when I open it, it still ...
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Use two columns in Microsoft Word separately

I want to do a two-column layout in Microsoft Word, but instead of the second column being written as a continuation of the first, I want the two columns to be written separately just like they were ...
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How does Windows group font files?

I've downloaded a font. The ZIP contains 3 files: my-font-regular.otf my-font-medium.otf my-font-demi.otf I've clicked every file to view it and then clicked the Install button. Now MS Word ...
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How do you make text vertical in Word 2010?

I want to make a text look like this: S u p e r U s e r I can go to a new line after each letter, but it's not really practical. Where can I find the setting to make the text be written in a ...
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Microsoft Word 2010 - Conditional Formatting

Is there a way to apply conditional formatting to a table in Microsoft Word 2010, in much the same way that it is possible in Microsoft Excel? Thanks.
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How to get Word to do line break on Enter rather than paragraph break?

When typing in Word, pressing Enter creates a new Paragraph and moves the cursor there. Is there a way to get back to Word 2003 functionality where Enter key would create a line break? P.S. I know ...
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Word lists continuing past normal text

I am having an issue in Word (both 2010 and 2013) where lists are continuing past where there is normal text i.e. something like this: asd asd asdasd 3. asd This is a problem ...
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MS Office 2010 Word change character encoding

I have a document that is not written in English but in other European language and when I open it in MS Word 2010 there are several characters displayed not properly. How can I change the encoding of ...
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Change default font in MS word 2010?

I don't believe this has been asked before, and I'm curious, Is there any way to change the default font in MS Word 2010 beta? Or MS Word 2007? I'm getting really tired of changing fonts every time ...
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Word is right aligning the first line of paragraph in bulleted list

I'm trying to make a bulleted list in Word and for some reason it is forcing the first line only to be aligned to the right. I am using Word 2010 and when I click on the relevant text it shows it as ...
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Multi-monitor Word 2010 features: is it possible to display one page per screen?

I have two monitors on my desktop PC, at 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 of resolution respectively. Windows 7 is configured for multi-monitor desktop. I am currently translating a text I wrote some months ...
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How to make right-to-left footnotes in Microsoft Word

If I am using a right-to-left language in Microsoft Word 2010 and want to use footnotes, how do I make the line above the footnotes (dividing them from the main text) also be on the right side? As in ...
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Text in images pasted in word 2010 is blurred

I'm writing a documentation in Word 2010 using the snipping tool. I take screenshots of forms in my application. When I paste them in Word, most of the time Word changes the image and text gets ...
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Word 2010 Keyboard Shortcut for Find Next

I want to bind "Find Next" to F3, but I can't find the command in the Customize Keyboard Dialog. It's easy enough to add "Find Next" to the Ribbon, but that did not allow me to bind a key to it. ...
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copy styles from office 2010 word document to another

Can anyone tell me how to copy styles from one word (2010) document to another? Seemed like a very obvious thing but is apparantly not. Also, is there a command, script that I can run against a word ...
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How can I count the chararcters in a word document?

well I looked at the similar Qs but they were all about counting words not characters, is there a way to do this? or if not Are there any plug-ins for this purpose?
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How to adjust the thickness of SOME lines in a Word table

I have a table in Word 2010 and would like sets of rows to be distinguished from other sets, but still all be in the same table. So, I would like a thicker grid line between some of the rows. But I ...
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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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Pasted image hides behind text even when set to be inline

I copied an image from MSPaint and pasted it into a Word document I'm working on. For some reason the image hides behind the text even with the default "in line with text" setting. Trying other ...
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What is this “Change to Display” of math equations and why does it change the equation style in Word 2010?

I am writing an equation with the "new" Equation Editor in MS Word 2010 (Insert -> Equation). When using one of the "large operators", for example the Sigma, with lower and upper limits, there are two ...
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Word 2010: One button save as PDF?

How can I set Word 2010 so that save as PDF is a 1 button (or key-stroke) option instead of the default 4-step File > Save & Send > Create PDF/XPS Document > Create PDF/XPS workflow?
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Custom Date Format in MS Word 2010

I have a date field in a Word document which was created from a template included with Microsoft Word 2010. The default setting for this field is to display only two places of the current year. I ...