Microsoft Word 2011 is part of the Office 2011 suite for OS X

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Printable Area Error

I have a Microsoft Word .docx file that I am attempting to print in Microsoft Word for Mac 2011. After I click print, I receive an error that says A header of section 1 is set outside the ...
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How To Mail Merge a Document With Both A Numbered List and If/Then Conditionals, When Some Lines May Be Empty

I am mail-merging a letter and ran into a problem with how numbered lists and if/then/else conditionals interact. Can any Microsoft Word experts help me out? :-) Imagine a numbered list like so: 1. ...
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MS Word grammar check showing “correction” identical to the original text, accepting correction then ruins formatting

If I examine the green squiggle and open the grammar dialog, it says there is an extra space between two words but I have positioned and moved the cursor and can confirm that this is not the case If ...
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How to change width of comment area in Microsoft Word 2011 for mac

I'm writing a report with Microsoft Word 2011 for mac using Comment functionality. Is it possible to resize the width of comment area ? That area is too large for my preference. Update In my ...
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How to format multiple 'paragraphs' with the same indent settings in Word?

I'm not sure if this has come about as a result of pasting from a Windows generated Word doc into a Mac one but some of the paragraph formatting is now slightly off. Is there a way to select blocks ...
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Decreasing table row height in Word 2011 (possibly specific issue with end of row formatting)

I am working with a Microsoft Word 2011 (for Mac) document with some tables that have small row heights (what I want), and some tables with larger row heights (that I want to change). The "incorrect" ...
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What does this nonprinting symbol mean in Microsoft Word?

I have a document from another editor that includes a non-printing character (it goes away when paragraph icon in ribbon is toggled) that I do not recognize: I don't know how to search for an ...
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Restoring files from Word 2011 on El Capitan

Due to a software problem in El Capitan several programs can't save content sometimes and crash instead, e.g. Word, TextEdit, TextWrangler etc. I accidentally tried to save a new file I wrote on ...
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How to tell word to not line break across a region of text?

I have a Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 document that includes some numbers with exponents and I don't want line breaks in the middle of the figures. For example: 100 lb×in-2 Sometimes gets ...
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word how to make a header1 after a textfield

I have a page that contains the name of the chapter, which is header1 style, and after it I inserted a text field in order to add a quote. so here is what my page looks like: I was advised to add ...
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EndNote change word for mac language spellcheck

Every time I use EndNote X7 CWYW (Cite While You Write) in Word 2011 (several times an hour) the spellcheck is changed to Italian (the language I used when I installed). How can I prevent it?
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How can I extract to PDF without the reviews?

I have a word document that contains reviews from many people, as you know the reviews are these things that can be added and appear on the left side of your document. My problem is that when I ...
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Microsoft word how to link a text to a DYNAMIC figure

I'm writing a word document that contains many figures. I know example how to number the figures. My problem is that I don't know how to link the figure to a specific text. For example. Let's say I ...
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Microsoft word doesn't have the bitmap special paste option

I'm working on Mac OS, Word 2011 I'm studying a tutorial for word, and in the tutorial, it's written that: However, when I click on "Paste Special", there is no bitmap option, the only options are: ...
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microsoft word header not aligned when the left content is 4 words

I want to add header to my document. the header that I want should include two things: The first one is a field for header 1 the second one is a static word, which is "Part 1" Just a side note, i ...
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Cannot find my Word Documents.

I've had Word as my document program since purchasing my machine 4 years ago. After being hacked, Geek squad had to wipe my machine clean and I can no longer find my Word Documents. I have hundreds ...
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Spaces between words in Word 2011 for Mac

I recently created and wrote a document in Word 2011 for Mac. I noticed a problem when I open the same document in Word 2007 (Windows version). For example when I am editing my document in Word 2011 ...
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No indents in Table of Contents

I'm having a problem creating a Table of Contents (TOC) in MS Word. I'm using 2011 Office for Mac on a MAC running OSX 10.9.5. I've created a TOC in 2 other documents with no problem. I'm using ...
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Can't save default wrapping style for Word for Mac 2011 text box

I am unable to save a default wrapping style of 'in front of text' to text boxes. I can set it by right clicking the text box and selecting Format Shape/Layout/Wrapping style 'in front of text'. ...
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Is there a way to view or set custom Microsoft Word shortcuts for Mac OS when working in Windows?

I'm using a Microsoft Word 2010 (Windows version) to make some templates that contain custom shortcuts for styles, macros, etc. The templates will also be used by coworkers using Word 2011 on OS X. ...
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Word for Mac keeps converting PDF figures to bitmap

I have a PDF file that I need to use as a figure in a Word document. I can insert the PDF without problems, and I can save the document as a PDF from Word, retaining all detail in the figure. But if ...
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How do I make myself an anonymous reviewer in Mac Word 2011?

I'm an editor and I'm trying to change my reviewer information in Mac Word 2011. Right now, my only option seems to be Word > Preferences > Remove personal information from this file on save. However, ...
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Manually entered field code not working, but visually equivalent gui-entered one is working

I am using Office 2011 (Norwegian version) for Mac, and I am trying to enter field codes. Every manually input field code so far is failing, whereas the ones I enter using Insert->Field->... is ...
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can't change different footnote/endnote font sizes in MS Word 2011

I've already consulted all the instruction on how to change formatting of footnotes/endnotes in Microsoft Word 2011. The problem is the settings say I'm using the same size font, same font, all ...
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How can I automate hard line breaks every X characters?

I'd like to hard-code line breaks into a Word doc (interview transcript) every X (e.g, 72) characters, split at spaces. I'd like to preserve rich text formatting. What's the easiest way to do this? If ...
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How can I address Microsoft Word 2011 Mac (14.4.3) freezing, possibly with a CPU burning infinite loop?

I am working with Microsoft Word 2011 Mac 14.4.3, running Yosemite 10.10.3. It has happened a couple of times with an hour that it freezes; the fans fire up like I'm burning CPU, and the menu from ...
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Double-Underlined Tab in Word (Mac)

While I was inserting equations into Word 2011 on Mac, pressing tab after a new line sometimes makes this strange double-underlined tab. Can anyone explain what it is or how to get rid of it?
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How to get the RGB or CMYK slider options in “more colors” for Office for Mac 2011?

I have a problem with Mac Word 2011 and the fact that the 'more colors' option only brings up the color wheel and no RGB or CMYK slider options? I have tried all weekend to remedy with a number of ...
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TOC in Mac Word 2011 not including one heading

I've created a TOC that uses three levels/styles: Title, Heading 1, Heading 2. Most of the TOC is Heading 1 (page titles), but one page is missing. I've checked and rechecked, and the appropriate ...
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Files opened when I open Word

When I open word for first time it opens a bunch of other word documents, probably some of the documents that I used and closed last time. Is there anyway to avoid this? I want to open just the file I ...
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Partial formatting in Microsoft Word find and replace

I want to use Word's "Advanced Find and Replace" tool to find this string: See, e.g., And replace it with this: See, e.g., The difference between the two strings is that the second comma ...
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Mac > Microsoft Word 2011 > changes shape color against my will

Do this... create a new Word doc draw a shape remove all formatting from it except a single flat color go to fill color in the ribbon & choose the "More Colors" option bring up the "RGB Sliders" ...
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Showing certain levels in outlines in word

In word, when we create an outline, is there a way to close lower levels from view. For instance, if the outline is Then how can we just show the levels represented by the roman numbers (I, ...
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How to have several paragraphs in a list item? [closed]

In a numbered or bulleted list, how would I allow a single list item to include several paragraphs?
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How to merge multiple bibliographies from multiple word files

I'm working with Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac. I have a couple of Word files. Each of them has its own bibliographies. I have to merge all documents into one. To combine the files into one I imported ...
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How do I convert from Microsoft Word to PDF while preserving hyperlinks? [duplicate]

The links are blue and underlined, but the link is not preserved. I'm aware of freepdfconverter, but I was hoping of some other way which does not require me to put my document up on the web.
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How can I restart MS Word 2011 Mac without automatically opening documents that crashed it the last time?

MS Word 2011 Mac crashed with a couple of documents open. When it opens, it reopens the documents and promptly crashes even if I try to immediately close the documents. How can I start Word without ...
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Add Macros not stored in normal.dotm to a toolbar in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac

I know I can customise a toolbar in Microsoft Word 2011 (there is a fairly comprehensive guide here). My question is the following: When I select "Macros" in the "Command" tab of the "Customize ...
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Mac using Word 2011

I have to create a Word template, with a full size (the size of the document setup) image in the background that will be static. The problem I have is how to get the image in the background and have ...
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How can I prevent my reviewer name from converting to “Author” after saving a Microsoft Word document on Mac's MS Word 2011?

Upon insertion of a comment or revision change Microsoft Word documents correctly reflects my User Name as the reviewer. However, after I save the document, all of my comments and revisions are ...
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MS Word: preserve hyperlinks when exporting to PDF

How can I convert a Word document to PDF and preserve all hyperlinks? I have Word 2011 and Acrobat XI available on OS X. Save As -> PDF from Word doesn't preserve hyperlinks. Acrobat's File -> ...
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MS Word 2011 for Mac: Can the header and footer be unlinked so I can have different numbering in each?

I am working on a lengthy document. I need to have this information in the HEADER: Author, chapter #, page # OF THE CHAPTER And in the FOOTER: Consecutive document page numbers I have used ...
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MS Word for Mac fillable form

I created a fillable form in MS Word 2011 for Mac using developer and protected the final document to prevent users from being able to do anything with the form except in the fields that are to be ...
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Can't change table background color in the header in Microsoft Word 2011

Here we have 2 tables, one is in the header and another one is outside of the header. (content of the page) As you can see, I can simply change the background color of each cell in the bottom table ...
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Generate an index from a Word document based on a list of words

I have a list of words: Avocado Banana Canteloupe I also have a Word doc. I want to know the page numbers where those words appear in the Word doc so that I can generate an index like this: ...
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Office 2011 unable to display image

I am working in an office using Macs running Office 2011. One of our colleague's found out today that when opening a pptx file, it had a red X instead of the embedded images, just like; RED X instead ...
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reinserting italics after transfering from .doc to .txt and back to .doc

I have a 90k word doc that I want to clean up the formatting on. To do this, I want to convert the .doc into a .txt file. All easy so far. Trouble is, I have about 600 instances of italics. So when I ...
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Keep heading type with number when adding a cross reference in Word 2011

I've got a document I'm cleaning up for a customer that they want fully cross-referenced with internal hyperlinks. Headings for the main areas are in the format of: Phase I: [description of phase ...
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Change margin/spacing of footnote in Word

There is some funky formatting issues going on with my footnotes in Word (Mac 2011): How do I decrease the gap between the footnote and separator line? This answer here doesn't apply to my version ...
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Multilingual spell check on Word 2011 on OS X (English and ancient Greek)

Using Word 2011 on OS X Mavericks, I frequently produce documents using both English and polytonic Greek (i.e. ancient Greek with accents and breathings, from before the spelling reforms of 1982). ...