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

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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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Word for Mac Notebook view - insert equation

I feel like an idiot for asking this, but since I can't figure it out, and cannot find a useful result via Google, I hope this will answer the problem for me, and future Googlers. Using Word for Mac ...
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Is it possible to view Word Notebook Layout, created on Mac, on a PC?

I created a notebook layout on a Mac (Word 2011) then my friend viewed it under his PC (Word 2010) but it opened as a normal word document instead of a notebook layout. Is there a way to fix that?
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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 ...
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Reformatting Table of Contents to add indentation

For some odd reason my table of contents doesn't add indentation for each subsection. Should I recreate it or can I reformat it? Note: there's a lot more content than just this, so it wouldn't be a ...
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How to hide headers and footers in Micrsoft Word 2011?

I'm using Microsoft Word 2011 for Macintosh on OSX Mountain Lion and when viewing my document in Print Layout mode, I would like to hide the header and footers so that the text at the bottom of one ...
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Word 2011 for Mac: How to get to the top or bottom of a document?

In Windows I used Ctrl+PageUp, currently on a Mac Air, doesn't have those buttons, how do I do either one of this? "Get to the top (page 1) of a document" or "Get to the bottom (last page) of a ...
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What to check when hanging indents don't work in Word 2011

This might be an insanely easy problem, yet it's not working for me. I think what I want is called a hanging indent. I'm currently using Word 2011. I've gotten this to work before, although, I ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to refocus the cursor from the comment bubble to the document in MS-Word for Mac (2011)

When editing in MS-Word for Mac (2011), I can open a new comment with Cmd+Alt+A. However, when I am finished typing the comment, I have to go back to the mouse to click on the document to refocus the ...
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Word to PDF Conversion - large object file

Using 2011 Word for Mac, I created a word document with embedded a few JPG of 40kB each. The saved Word (.docx) file is only 300kB, but if I save as PDF, the resultant file is 4MB - too large to post ...
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Microsoft Word's Advanced Layout dialog — explanation for super users?

Where can I find a detailed explanation of the options in Microsoft Word's Advanced Layout dialog? I am not unfamiliar with desktop publishing concepts and challenges. I understand there are ...
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Remove page numbers for one section in Word 2011?

I am running Microsoft Word 2011 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, and am editing a .docx Word document created with it. I would like my title page to be without page numbers, so I added a "Section Break (Next ...
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Display keyboard keys with a border in Word?

I'm writing a tutorial in Microsoft Word 2011 (Mac-version) and got a lot of keyboard-shortcuts I'm pointing to in this tutorial. I would like to display each key inline with a black border ...
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Word 2011 Envelope Mail Merge button is greyed out. Why

Steps to reproduce: Launch Word Create a New Document Display the "Mail Merge Manager" from the Tools menu Under "Select Document Type", click "Create New", select "Envelopes..." Stare in disbelief ...
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Every character I type in Word 2011 (Mac) gets written two places

I somehow toggled a switch in Word 2011, which makes every key I press appear both at the position of the cursor and at the end of the sentence. If I had this sentence (| = cursor position): Foo ...
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Is there a Keyboard-Shortcut for updating all fields, tocs and indexes in MS Word 2011 Mac OS X?

I know it's possible to have MS Word 2011 update all fields before printing a document but I would like to be able to update the fields whenever I feel the need to. Is there a keyboard short cut for ...
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Word pagination - excessive gap

I am working on my resume on my Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) and Microsoft Word 2011. On the second page of the resume is a gap such that I can't pull up the rest of my work history to the top of the ...
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Force Word document to be in one language no matter what

When using Word 2011 for Mac, when I paste an image or create a new line after selecting all text and changing the language, the document will at those places change language. This is very annoying, ...
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TOC on the footer of too many pages

I have a Word: MAC 2011 document where the bottom of the first 40 pages or so say "TOC: Page x". This notation appears to be in the Footer, as it is gray until I click on it (then the rest of the text ...
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Delete a word in MS Word while retaining the preceding space?

I'm using MS Word 2011 on Mac OS X but I assume that it's got very similar functionality to its Windows counterpart. If I delete a word in MS Word (using ctrl-delete on Windows, and cmd-delete on ...