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

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Mac Office 365 Home Application Crash

I know what's causing my MAC PRO to crash, any Microsoft Office 365 app, but I don't know how to fix it. Either does MS tech support. So far their only answer has been to reinstall - now 3 times! ...
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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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Microsoft Word 2011 Mac - Tab Doesn't Indent

When typing math equations on Word, I like to use tab to indent once before every line so that the equations line up, even if I number them. The problem with this is that every time I finish an ...
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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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Create variable in Mac version of Office Word

I'm using Word mac 2011 Version 14.1.0 and I'm wondering if there is a way to create a variable to add inside the texts and change it directly in all pages by just modifying the value?
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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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Microsoft Word skipping half the page when i hit enter

Yup. So there is no way to explain this really because it's completely illogical. I've never seen it before. Microsoft word on mac. Which is probably going to be the entire problem. Word version: ...
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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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Word 2011 for Mac - cannot change Locale ID in field codes

I want to change the locale of field codes like in this problem Change the language of fields in Microsoft Word but I cannot manually alter the field codes. I type in the new code but nothing ...
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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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Change User Information on Word Mac 2011

I am using Word 2011 for Mac. Under Word > preferences > user information, for some reason my first and last name are crammed into the 'first name' box and the 'last name' box says 'User. Thus, my ...
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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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How to export from Word for Macintosh 2011 to pdf without losing URLs?

Is there a way to export a document in Word for Macintosh 2011 to an Adobe PDF document without losing the URLs that are present in the original text? The solution for windows does not work as there ...
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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). ...
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.docx document can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer

Today I received a docx document via Facebook. I tried to open it on my Mac. I couldn't open it "because it is from an unidentified developer". This surprised me. I've seen such alerts before when I ...
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Can I do anything to recover a file that I did not save?

I meant to discard one document, but instead discarded a document I needed. When the computer asked me if I wanted to save, I clicked "do not save". Is there any way I can look for the file? I have ...
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How do get consistent Word cell border sizes

I'm trying to get consistent cell border sizes, but am having difficultly doing so. I'm used to the simplicity of HTML tables and cell. I have three tables: two-column, multi-row table (orange) - ...
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Where is the Remove Personal Information item in Word 2007?

In Word for Mac 2011, there is a checkbox in the Preferences -> Security for Remove personal information from this file on save. Where would this checkbox be set in Word 2007 on windows?
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Inserting Table of Figures in Word?

I am using a template file for my document in MS Word Mac 2011. I have five chapters. The figures of the first three chapters automatically come when I update the Table of Figures, but the fourth and ...
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Two-column, Word document that alternates left-to-right then top-to-bottom

I'm hoping to reproduce something akin to Facebook's timeline: To do so, I figure that I need a two-column document (I know how to do this), where the flow alternates left-to-right, then ...
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word breaks are in really stupid locations for CamelCase words

Instead of breaking at the word breaks in a CamelCase word, MS Word wants to put in breaks in really stupid locations - not even where the breaks are in the words if they were standalone. Under the ...
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Is there a (reasonably easy) way to run word usage statistics on a document?

I have a rather lengthy Word document file. I would like to run an analytical report on this document that summarizes the most common words and provides a count of how often each word appears. Does ...
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Why is Word for Macintosh losing author attribution upon each save and not showing spelling errors?

I'm using Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 and have one document that behaves differently than others when doing change tracking. For some reason, only in this document, whenever I save, all change ...
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How to disable tracking of formatting changes in Word for Mac 2011?

I use change tracking in Microsoft Word to collaborate with others while jointly editing a document, however, I am not interested in tracking formatting changes. On the Windows version of Word, I was ...
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How can I change the Author of comments in MS Word for Mac?

Is it possible to change or hide the name of the author of comments on a document? I have hundreds of documents where I have written dozens of comments, now my boss wants me to change the commenter ...
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Papers2 incompatiblity with Word 2011 on Mac OS X?

I'm using Papers2 with Word 2011 to insert citations (citation magic) into a Word document. I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.8. I recently updated my Papers2 and since then, I'm unable to insert my ...
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How to prompt for information when starting a new document from Microsoft Word template

I want to create a field in a template (dotx) that, when starting a new document from that template, would prompt for information. The field is something that repeats over and over in the document. I ...
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Font Awesome doesn't work in MS Office on OS X 10.6

I've just installed Font Awesome as a system font on my Mac (OS X 10.6.8), and it doesn't seem to work in Microsoft Office 2011 (14.2.3). It installs correctly, appears in Font Book, and works as ...
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Word for Mac 2011 - Not Saving Properly

So, whenever I try to save a specific document (saving regularly, and even auto-save), Word on mac screws up. If it saves as .docx, it doesn't save the text (maybe it's saving as a template??), and ...