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Exact selection on word 2013 [duplicate]

When I try to make a selection on Word with the mouse pointer it often expand the selection to the next white space or so instead of selecting the text exactly. Is there a way to disable that annoying ...
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Is there a way to display the fourth heading level in the Navigation Pane in Word?

I am missing the fourth (and fifth) level in the Navigation Pane in Word. Is it possible to activate those? This explanation video did not help me.
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Word 2013: Reuse Advanced Properties from other word document

In Word 2013, I would like to reuse customs advanced properties from an other Word document. Example: Document A: I defined a custom field called "Name" with a content called "TestName" Document B: ...
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Can't “Change All” in Word 2013 grammar checker

I am using the classic spell checker* in Word 2013. "Check grammar with spelling" is selected, writing style is "Grammar only," and "Spaces required between sentences" is 2. For some reason, when ...
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Adding dotted lines indicating the hierarchical structure in a bullet list in Microsoft Word

Is there any way to add dotted lines (or any other visual indicator) indicating the hierarchical structure in a bullet list in Microsoft Word? E.g. like some file browsers show: (I don't want any ...
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How to know which add-in is currently being loaded by Microsoft Word during launch?

When launching Microsoft Word, I see that some add-ins are being loaded: How to know which add-in word is currently being loaded in Microsoft Word? I use Microsoft Word 2013 with Windows 7 SP1 x64 ...
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How to replicate a MS Word document's layout and formatting in a MS Access 2013 report

I'm building an order processing system in MS Access 2013 that allows the employee to input order details from the customer's form, then the system records this in the database and generates an ...
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Hide table rows in Word 2013 based upon a checkbox

I have got a Word 2013 table with 2 rows. In the first row there is an option that shall determine if the second row is displayed or not. How can I tell Word to toggle the visibility based upon the ...
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Open docx in bookmark location, through a hyperlink

I'm using Word 2013 and when I try to open a docx file with a hyperlink (e.g., 'file://docx_file.docx#BOOKMARK'), it will always open the document at the beginning, instead of opening it at the ...
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MS word layout issue: Text area covers only half its area

In short: I would like to be able to get the text to expand to the whole width of the window (the red rectangle on the picture) instead of being stuck to only half the window. I would also like to ...
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Updates are available. Save your document to refresh this area

We're running MS Office 2013 on Windows 10. We've saved a document in OneDrive and have multiple people editing it. In one paragraph, there is a little icon which has this tool tip: Updates are ...
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Sort 'Drop Down List Content Control' form Alphabetically in WORD 2013

I'm using word 2013. I've created a drop down list using 'Drop-Down List Content Control' in the developer tab, but i can't seem to sort the drop down selections by Alphabetical order. Is this even ...
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How do I prevent Microsoft Word from pasting a picture as a bullet?

I'm trying to make a printable list of keyboard shortcuts using images to take the place of the Win key, Ctrl key, etc. The problem is, every time I paste one of these images at the start of a line, ...
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Word won't paste images from web?

I had to rub my eyes. But Word will not accept copy pasted images from the web. I've scoured the internet and done everything here: http://wordfaqs.mvps.org/InvisibleGraphics.htm Naturally nothing ...
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Enabling extra spacing at the top of page for a given style

In a Word 2013 document, I have a “Document title” style which has a 170 pt spacing before. When used at the first page of the document or at the first page of a section (inserting a section break ...
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Quick Access Toolbar icons won't go away

I made a Word Template some time ago. Since then, it was renamed, removed, or replaced. I had created buttons on the quick access toolbar for this template. Those buttons are still there, but the ...
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Alt+X for Unicode in MS Word not working after shortcut editing

I attributed Alt+X to a shortcut other than "switching" Unicode in MS Word. Now I would like to be able to use this feature (Unicode, Alt+X for special characters), but I do not find where I should ...
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word 2013 autocorrect first letter style

I would like Word to stop capitalizing the first letter of a new sentence. However, I would like this to happen only to certain styles. I've created a style called 'text1' and another one called ...
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How do I get a number that increments for every document printed?

I would like a unique, increment, number on each document printed document. I need these numbers to start at, say, 83, for the first document. For bonus points, I plan on printing two A5 documents on ...
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How do I delete text that has Track Changes comments without deleting the comments?

In Microsoft Word 2013, we are using Track Changes to add comments to the document, and then marking each comment as resolved once it is addressed. However, when the required action is to delete some ...
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Microsoft Word find - scrolls off page

Suppose you are doing a search/replace in Word, and you want to see some context around the search result. For example, you are searching for George Bush and (possibly) replacing with Barack Obama. ...
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How to prevent MS Word from modifying its styles to match those of newly opened documents?

When I open a new document not authored by me and thus most probably having a different style settings (e.g. for Normal, Heading 1, etc.), MS Word seems to forget what I have defined as its style ...
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Arabic Text shows in wrong-direction in Word, but not Google Docs [duplicate]

I have a word document that shows Arabic text in the wrong direction to expected. I opened the same doc on my colleagues machine and the text shows in the correct direction. I uploaded the doc to ...
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Microsoft Office Word 2013 - Turn Off the Dang Templates

When you open Word 2013, it automagically offers you up several templates to choose from for use. 'Welcome to Word', 'Blog Post', 'Icon design', etc. These are interesting and I am proud of the ...
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Multilevel numbered equations

I need to number my equations as follows: If it is under Heading 1 => "Heading 1 #"."Equation #" If it is under Heading 2 => "Heading 1 #"."Heading 2 #"."Equation number #" If it is under Heading ...
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Word 2013 (Windows 7) - Set default list indentation [duplicate]

Whenever I create a new bulleted list or numbered list in Word 2013, it uses a default indentation based on units of 0.63cm (roughly 1/4 inch). How do I force it to use a "sensible" metric value, for ...
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Different numbering style for the same level in a multilevel list

Is it possible to achieve the following with Multilevel Lists in Word: 1. Heading Part II. Another Heading Part III. Another Heading 4. Another Heading Ideally, I'd like to use "Heading 1" style ...
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Error trying to save Word document as PDF in PowerShell script

I have the following PowerShell script to convert a folder of docx files to pdf: param ( [string]$folder = '.' ) Add-type -AssemblyName Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word $word_app = New-Object ...
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Microsoft word 2013 - if statement not working

I have a field code with a strange behavior. When I put the code, { IF NUMPAGES=NUMPAGES "A" "B" } I get A as expected however, when I reverse this, ie { IF NUMPAGES<>NUMPAGES "A" "B" } I ...
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Copy from web and paste into Word 2013

When I select some text from the Internet, right-click → copy, and then try to paste it into a Word 2013 document, I get a small black icon as a picture, but no text. I've also tried Ctrl+C and ...
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Word 2013 Underlined heading disappears when a level 2 heading is being added directly underneath

I have a word document in which I have multiple heading styles. All of them are underlined (I have done this by adding a border at the bottom to the style, so the line will go to the right margin). ...
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Microsoft Word formula to ignore letter

I am trying to use formula to multiply two numbers to the left. The problem is that in one of the left cells i have letter E, or euro sign. When there is letter, or euro sign, formula is not working ...
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Apply formatting to all tables in a MS Word document [duplicate]

Is it possible to apply formatting to all tables in a single document without doing it one by one?
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Change Column align footnotes in word 2013

As you know Microsoft added multi column footnote in word 2013. But I can't change direction of column in footnote. I use Persian language in my document, and I want that the first column of footnote ...
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Cannot type square brackets in Word 2013 with Ctrl + Alt on German and similar keyboard layouts

Word 2013 (Office 365) has actions assigned to some key combinations that are needed to type normal characters for example on Swiss, German and Canadian French keyboard layouts. The most annoying ...
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Importing sources from another MS Word document

I've been collaborating with another person who sent me a Word document that I need to merge with mine. He has several citations and a bibliography in the end, and so do I. Is there a way to cleanly ...
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Macros in “Word commands”

Recently, I created a macro and named it TableProperties and saved it. This macro will change the AltText in table properties of all the table in the document. I opened a different document today and ...
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OpenType Features on MS Word 2013 and 2010 not working with a specific font, unless I insert a combining diacritic with Alt+X

I recently downloaded and installed the Junicode font (sourceforge.net/projects/junicode/), only to find that its OpenType Features (ligatures, old-style digits, etc.) do not work on MS Word 2013 and ...
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Changing MS Word (office 13) QAT icons to be readable

For icons used on the Quick Access toolbar/ribbons (e.g., Merge Cells), is there a way to change them? I can't read the new Office 13 Merge / Unmerge Cells icons easily. They are sparse boxes with ...
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Word 2013 freezes on saving

Word 2013 freezes when I try to save a file. I am installing all of the updates from Windows update and running office install again and selecting "repair it", but I still have problems when I want ...
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Blurring an image in Word 2013 while it has been placed

I have placed and styled (give height and width and some shadow) an image in a Word 2013 document. After that i've noticed there is some sensitive data on the picture, which can't be shown on the ...
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break/stop numbered lists from continuing in the next table cell [Word 2013]

I'm having some issues with word when I make numbered lists that are located within several tables and cells. Word automatically continues from from previous number in the list even if it is in a ...
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Can I add a custom sort order to Word 2013?

In previous versions of Word it was possible to add a new sort order...instead of the provided sorts for number, date, etc. you could add days of the week, months, etc. Is that possible in Word 2013? ...
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How do I remove the Header and footer “area” from a word document?

I have a document, which has a normal cover. When I try to resize (upscale) a word in the first line after the header, this happens: Now I do not want the header and footer deleted, what I want is ...
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Word 2013, ctrl+backspace includes the space between the current word and the previous

When you hold Ctrl and backspace you normally delete a word instead of a character at a time. But in Microsoft Word 2013 it includes the blank space between the word you're deleting and the word ...
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How do I add a horizontal double lined border to the right side of line numbers in Word 365?

This page has an example of how it should look with the horizontal double lines between the line numbers and the body text. example How do I put a double line between the line numbers on the left and ...
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How to get Header on first page and Footer on Last page of the document in MS WORD 2013? [duplicate]

How to have the header to appear on the first page ONLY. How to have the footer to appear on the last page of ONLY. e.g If a document has 3 or more pages the first will have the header the last will ...
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Is it possible to use the citation tool in Microsoft Word to create full citation text?

The citation management tool in Microsoft word seems to only be able to create bracketed, short-form inline citation of the sources when insert citation is used. The bibliography is the only place ...
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Export PowerPoint slides to Word without using “handouts”?

I have already read many other articles about converting/exporting, but they all use Handouts. Is there a way to export the content of the slides to Word so that the occupy full pages?
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Increase padding against surrounding font container in MS Word

The following screen grab shows a Heading 2 piece of text with a shaded background colour applied. This is just plain text (no tables, etc). Is it possible to increase the 'padding' such that the ...