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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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How do you edit the name of a bookmark? (MS Word 2013)

I found no answer to the question above here, or on Google.
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Regroup in Word 2013 and grouping pictures [closed]

Will you upgrade Word 2013 to have the Regroup option? I really need it for my work as a technical writer. Also I have problem grouping shapes. I select all shapes that I need and it only groups 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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Displayed Document Title Doesn't Match Document Name

The title at the very top of my screen shows the original document name and not the name it is currently saved as. How can I fix this? It didn't do this before I reinstalled Office (after a hard ...
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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 ...
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Multi level lists look horrible

I have the following multi line document (text is just lipsum) Look at 10.1. and compare it to 9.1., 10.1. has more space between it and the test. Also the space is not the same on the first and ...
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Word 2013: pages are missing in docx file (was edited with Word 2003)

I had a doc file, which was converted to a docx file with Word 2013. Everything is working here. Then I made changes on this file with Word 2003 and saved the docx. Now on a Word 2013 only the half ...
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Save as a web page - lists are not saved allways with UL or OL html tag

I am getting documents created by other people that contain lists like this: List item 1 List item 2 I need to convert them to HTML and I use Save as web page in Word. There is a ...
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Add verb to Word vocabulary so Word stops claiming sentence is fragment?

I'm working with Word for Mac, version 14.3.9 (131030). The same problem exists for Word on my PC, like Word 2013 and Word 2010. Word has flagged the following sentence as a fragment: The ...
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Word stopped numbering Heading 2 style

I have a document which stopped numbering the Heading 2 style. Instead of numbering it puts straight line. I tried to open the same document on other computer and the result is the same. Is there a ...
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Why do some wildcard searches produce different results when track changes is on?

In Microsoft Word 2013, I'm trying to set up an automated wildcard search, but the results I'm getting are different depending on whether track changes is on or off. In this example, I need to change ...
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Non-Latin numbered lists (MS Word)

(Sorry if duplicate) When creating a numbered list in MS Word 2013, I can choose the list style, e.g., 1. First item 2. Second item 3. Third item or a) First item b) Second item c) Third item ...
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Word 2013 - Default fonts for multiple languages?

When working with multiple (more than two) languages in the same document, how can one set a separate default font for each one? This is required in my case since the languages have unique scripts. ...
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Printing call-out borders in Word 2013

When I create a document including normal textboxes and call-outs, the borders of the call-outs print as thick even when I set the width to 0.25 (the minimum), but the textbox borders print fine. ...
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Word 2013 - How do you delete a list of numbers at the side?

I have a Word 2013 document on my PC. I have opened a 36 page document (huge, word count more than 3300). I don't know why but there is a list of numbers on the left for each line. They are not ...
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Word 2013: Versions on SAVING, not only for AUTO-SAVING?

Word 2013 has a kind of Version Control. If you open a document, and select "Information", then you see a button for Versions. However, this Version control only works for AUTO-SAVED documents. But ...
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Make Office ribbon to drop-down and hide on hover

How can I make a minimized Office ribbon to drop-down on hover over a tab and disappear after the mouse leaves it? Among other annoyances, one of the worst usability disadvantages of the Office ...
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How to have a form field auto-populated by what is entered in another form [duplicate]

I have a form that is already created, and on this form I want to list 4 vehicles. For each of those vehicles there are 5 separate options. What I would like to accomplish is to create a field for the ...