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How to proper align table of contents in Word 2013?

I'm struggling with following problem: I have generated table of contents and one of the item has quite long title as seen on the screenshot below. And because of that long title the page number ...
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Different Fonts Mash-up for text and numbers

I want to use a font i.e. Candara for text and at the same time, I want to use some other font for numbers in the text because the number style in the font Candara is somehow disturbing (at least for ...
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Add text inside of numbered cross-references in Word

I have cross-references to numbered items in a long Word document with the format (1), (2), (3), etc. However, I'd also like to reference items with the format: (4) a. example 4a b. example 4b c. ...
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MS Office Word 2013

I just downloaded MS Word 2013. Firstly I cant find it easily on my PC. How can I make a shortcut called WORD 2013 on my desktop like the 'old' computers we used when we were younger. Secondly, after ...
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Permanently exclude words from spell checking

I am editing a doc with a lot of surnames and proper nouns. I have gone through the Spell Check and ignored all of them and they disappear. However, when I send the doc or save it, they reappear ...
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Is it possible to mail merge a tables from the database into word?

I'm trying to use MS Word as an alternative to some basic reporting using mail merge from an MS Access database. I'm able to do basic mail merge with fields from one table. What I want to do next is ...
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Text formatting: Tab stops and center?

I'd like to center a text using the middle tab stop. My scale is in mm and I cannot find the "right" position in order to place my text precisely in the middle. On the picture: 1st line: Formatted ...
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Microsoft Word styles changing without my instructions

I'm experiencing something very frustrating. I've got a very long document with various styles for headings, the body etc. I mention its a long document because I don't want to start a new document, ...
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Custom Caption for Image Inside Multilevel Numbering

Well, before I dive into overriding the entire caption's numbering, I want to ask here. I used multilevel numbering to define my chapter number and subchapter number. However, I'm surprised that ...
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Accept multiple changes in MS Word

Can I accept all tracked changes in a specific area (where I dragged)? I'm using MS Word 2013 for Windows.
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Can document text change with captions?

I'm using MS Word 2013. If I'm using captions, is there a way to change the text within the document as I add new Figures and those numbers change?
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How to properly position Smart Art in Word 2013

I am scheduled to take the MOS 77-418 Word 2013 exam next week. One of the problems I seem to have is trying to follow the instructions in the practice exam so that the smart art I have to create ...
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How to tell Word “para.” is an abbreviation and not the end of a sentence?

In Word 2013 on my system, the sentence He turned to pg. 2 and was surprised. spell-checks cleanly. However, the sentence He turned to para. 2 and was surprised. (changing pg. to para.) flags a ...
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How to align (set) the copied and pasted text into the justified manner in ms word?

Friends I copied the long text from a pdf file and pasted it into the word document, but here the problem is it pasted the text into word document unevenly. Now I have to set the every line of the ...
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how to make table cell height smaller than text height in word

I have a table in word where I need to have cell's height smaller than the actual font permits it. I tried settting vertical cell padding to negative amounts but word doesn't let me. Can anyone help? ...
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Automatically build hyperlinks to the content of chapters

I'm creating some document in Microsoft Word, I was wondering if it was possible to have Word generate some hyperlinks under the heading 1 (chapter title) to all heading 2 (sub chapters) that are ...
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Is there a way of adding columns to a section inside a left column?

I have my Microsoft Word document already broken down into two vertical columns. It currently looks like this Left Section 1 | Right Section 1 Left Section 2 ...
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How to change Microsoft Word Blog document to LTR?

I've started to write a blog using the Word template, and for some reason, the whole document is aligned to right, instead to left. How can I change the direction so it will Left-to-Right and not ...
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Change default direction to LTR in comments in an existing MS Word document

In MS Word, when I try to comment in a file someone shared with me, the text defaults to Right to Left, even if the whole document is in English. The author of the text has Right to Left languages ...
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What is Word's non-printing symbol that is a small circle (looks like a “degrees” mark)?

What is Word's non-printing symbol that is a small circle (looks like a "degrees" mark)? I haven't found this in other articles, web searches, forums. Is it a new version of "keep with next"? This ...
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Microsoft Word 2013 failing to print checkbox character

In my .docx file, I have a checklist typed out like this: ☐ Read the prep doc ☐ Look up client notes But when I print the document, the boxes don't appear. Everything else about the document ...
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How do I protect template but allow copy paste?

I have created a template in Microsoft Word 2013 and I am trying to apply user protection to it. Do you know if there is a way to allow the user to copy and paste stuff, and fill in forms but not be ...
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How can I add a shadow to a custom title style?

I'm currently writing down a few things for an RPG conversion using Word 2013. I'm a bit stuck trying to create my own heading style. The heading style should have a specific color and shadow. Also, ...
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How do I change the word count shown in MS Word's status bar?

In the status bar of MS Word, there is a word count, and if a subset of text is selected, it'll say something like "42 of 1208 words" to show the word count of the selection. If you click on that, ...
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In Microsoft Word, scroll to bookmark in new window

I searched superuser and Google before posting, but didn't find anything on the subject. For the next couple of weeks, I will be working on a Word (2013, on Windows) document in which every paragraph ...
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All table borders on Word document erased

I am working with a 100 page document with around 15000 words and close to 30 tables. Upon opening the file I realized that all the table borders were erased. The table structures were preserved and I ...
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How to properly show very small and very big values on column chart

I want to create a column chart that has on X axis the complexity and in the Y axis the time with Microsoft Word 2013. The column chart contains the following values: As you can see from the table ...
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Swap X and Y axis table - bar char

I want to create a chart that has on X axis the complexity and in the Y axis the time with Microsoft Word 2013. Then, in the same chart I have to put the time and the complexity of two different ...
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MS Word 2013 long footnote causes repeat of first page header on last page

I have a MS Word document with a long footnote on the last page. The footnote goes onto an additional page which is otherwise empty of text. The problem is that the header at the top of this ...
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MS Word Table Issues

I'm absolutely stumped. I've used MS Word somewhat religiously for the past few years but I've encountered an issue that I can't solve. I have this table, 2 columns. On the left side I've merged all ...
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How to force MS word to “cache” a large doc —while opening? (And not after beginning working on it)

I am working with large documents which (probably) requires word to "cache" large amount of data. So it (needs to) freeze during few minutes, after few minutes of editing. The freezing probably occur ...
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Auto-formatting Existing Word 2013 Docs with Headings based on characters

I have 150 Word 2013 Docs that are laid out in the same, uniform way. (note: the # of articles in each document varies). Each document has a summary and some articles. Question: Is there a way to ...
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word - how to not add styles to quick styles gallery when pasting text (without using the “paste text only” option)

I am using Word 2013 and I have the following problem. When I paste text from an old document A with old styles in a nice clean document with custom styles in the quick styles gallery, I end up with ...
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Word 2013 Quick Styles *change* when applied to existing document

I'm working in Word 2013 (Office 365) and trying to create a set of template files that I can eventually share with my team. I've created a clean .dotx file with the quickstyles, as well as color and ...
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Microsoft Word 2010 docm file does not print

I have a Microsoft Word 2010 file (saved as abcd.docm) that does not print. I reinstalled the printer driver and tried to print from other programs (Notepad, WordPad, etc.,) and they all do print. ...
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Formatting paragraphs in Word based on leading characters

I'm trying to prepare some VBA code to be easily readable, so I'd like to highlight all the comments in the code by applying a more visible Style. However, there's quite a lot of them, so I'm looking ...
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Is there a way to make text selected via drop-down field be repeated throughout a document?

Basically, I have a drop-down list content control with two possible values, Apple and Orange. When I select either one of them, I want that word to be repeated throughout the document. Until now, ...
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How can I permanently change all enumerations for a document

I have a document where I have many lists. For this I need to change all enumerations so that the spce between the symbol and text are as I like it. So far I only managed to change this manually for a ...
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How to work with template styles in Word 2013

I've recently been doing MOS Word 2013 Expert part two certification and there were a few tasks about template styles which I couldn't solve. "Attach to template style" with specified "file source". ...
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How to create links in a drop down menu

I have a document which I use in work. It's large and dangerous. Part of the danger lies in the chance for confusion due to the amount of information held on it. I am trying to mitigate this. I ...
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How can I Find and replace all text that has a style in MS Word 2013 without changing style on line below

I have a MS Word 2013 document with several headings that are styled as "Heading 4". My goal is to replace all text that is styled as "Heading 4" to ###### and style "Heading 5". I use the ...
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Stop the text getting separated into two columns

I am writing a journal paper using IEEE style. In that, each page is divided into two columns. The content is written in the first column and once the space is over the content goes to the second one. ...
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MS word macro: how to change highlights form a specific color to another — inside the selected text?

I want to change the yellow highlights in the selected text (not in the whole document) to red highlights. This VBA does change the highlighted colors but it does not stop at the selected text (it ...
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Word 2013 not showing the actual page itself

I have Microsoft Word 2013. Problem is, I saved a html file once, and now it never shows the pages of opened documents, only new ones. I can see all the text, but there's no page; the text is just ...
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Swap X and Y axis table

I want to create a chart that has on X axis the time and in the Y axis the complexity. Then, in the same chart I have to put the time and the complexity of two different tests. Thus, I created a ...
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How do I insert a form input field into a footer in Word 2013 while maintaining footer formatting?

Using Word 2013, I'm trying to create a Word template which can be used which would prompt the user for multiple pieces of information ,some of which will need to be put into the document footer. ...
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Word template: Set default “paste text without formatting” at a document level

I am creating a word template (Microsoft Word 2013). When someone pastes text into this word document (e.g. from the web), I would like the text to take the default text formatting of the ...
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Word 2013 - How to create separate Table of Figures List of Tables

Using the automated Caption feature (Word 2013), how do I create separate TOC's for Table of Figures and List of Tables? They will follow below the main Table of contents (TOC) of the larger main ...
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Numbering will not continue in Word 2013?

On Windows 10, while working on a Word document, Word ceased to continue numbering. Wishing to add a number, I clicked on Home > Paragraph > Numbering and then the number 1 appeared. I then ...
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How to make 100% table width as default width?

Insert - Table - two raws and two colums, for example. Select Table - right click - Properties - Table - Width - 100 percent. How to make 100% table width as default width ?