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Word 2013's Quick Parts > Document Property menu is greyed out

I want to insert a Publish Date field in my document footer but the ribbon bar's INSERT > Quick Parts > Document Property menu is greyed out / disabled. How to get it to work?
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In Microsoft Word 2013 Cursor Disappears Periodically

I am seeing an issue with Microsoft Word 2013, where the text insertion cursor disappears. That is, when typing the vertical blinking cursor isn't visible. Clicking with the mouse can cause it to be ...
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Embed file inside Word document without icon?

I'm trying to embed an email message into a word document for a weekly report. I would like to make it more like an inline hyperlink than a document icon. Is this possible? I know I could link to a ...
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How to use Find to highlight words and retain highlighting?

I'm using Word 2013. I can use the Find feature to pick out words from a document, then Highlight All examples that meet the search criteria. But the highlighting disappears when I try to edit the ...
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MS Word: Can't Save Any File

I have Ms Office 2013 Professional, and Word don't let me save any file. It says to check the file block settings, and i did, and there was nothing wrong there. I also checked the temp variable, ...
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Word 2013 cross referencing issue: 'cross-reference' pop-up window menu does not appear

I am a long time Word user and have used the cross-reference feature on previous Word versions (2010, 2003) without issues. This is not the case anymore after moving to Word 2013 recently. The ...
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Have a different style set in different sections of the same Word document

I have a document "template" (not yet a template file type - I hope to create that as described below) for a report. The report is broken up into different sections: Letter to the Client Table of ...
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Return to normal after AutoCorrect ending with superscript

In MS Word 2013, I have an AutoCorrect entry for Na+ to become Na⁺ (the "+" is superscripted). However, after the AutoCorrect occurs, it stays in superscript mode. How can I return to normal mode ...
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Microsoft Word Page Headers Based on Current Heading 2 Section Header

I am attempting to make a header in Microsoft Word which uses the "Heading 2" title in the header instead. I'm not very familiar with Microsoft Word because I use Linux instead, but I need this for a ...
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deleting gray square brackets in word 2013

I found at some style headings of docx (Word 2013) that are showing square bracket symbols like these [ and then at the end ] How can I delete or not show them? Sorry I don't know how to create a ...
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Change reference to embedded document in many word documents

I have a customer who has the following issue: They created many word documents that includes links to other word documents (for instance, all their headers is copied from a single document). ...
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What makes Word 2013 new documents file name have such a high number?

When you open a new document, Word automatically names it "Document1", increasing the number every time you open another new one. But some days numbers don't increase sequentially (I mean ...
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Microsoft Word 2013: Dashed grey borders around paragraphs

Word shows me a dashed border around every paragraph which is pretty confusing. It is definitely not a border, but rather a border that marks the dimensions of the paragraph. It looks like this: ...
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Group CheckBoxes In Word 2013

Can you group CheckBoxes in MS Word 2013? It seems like I should be able to select more than one since under the Developer Ribbon heading the Group button exists, but I can't seem to select more than ...
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define recurring sections in Word template

I would like to setup a new template for Microsoft Word that is let's say a project description. That document has an internal structure that someone has just to fill in. But at one point there comes ...
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In MS Word, how do I prevent a bullet/number from modifying when changing the color/size of the rest of its line?

In Microsoft Word 2013, is it possible to prevent a bullet/number from changing color/size when changing the color/size of rest of the line it's on? For example, I have the following in an MS Word ...
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Issue with MS Word Hyperlink to a heading

I customized the headings in a Word template that I use for writing all of my instruction documents. I wrote a document recently and used hyperlinks to help the reader jump to different sections of ...
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How to create formatted tooltips in Microsoft Word

Some documents I saw years ago have a feature that, when a word ismouseovereda small popup is displayed with info in it, and when the mouse is moved away from the word, the small popup closes. Maybe ...
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How to make Word 2013 act like Word 2007 and honor profile settings?

I'm trying to work with Word 2013 on Windows 8.1. Word is storing things like templates locally (like My Documents\Custom Office Templates), and its ignoring network locations (like ...
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Missing custom styles in Word 2013

Whenever I create a new document in Word 2013, its missing the styles my company uses (Paragraph, Heading, etc). Selecting Options → Show All Styles (from the Styles floating menu) does not make them ...
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How to add line numbers in text of inserted documents?

I write a Word 2013 document, where I often use the insert object function. There are also Word 2013 documents to insert, containing source code. For those documents I want to show line numbers in the ...
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Draft View of Word 2013 does not show blinking cursor

I noticed that I cannot see anymore the blinking cursor at the draft view of any Word 2013 docx file? since I did not have this problem, I wonder how can I restore it?
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Embedding files in Word document so hyperlinks to them still works when files are moved or deleted

In Microsoft Word I can create hyperlinks to files by selecting text and clickingInsert->Hyperlink. But if the file is deleted or the document itself is moved to another machine the link is broken... ...
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Where to store Document Templates in Word 2013?

I'm working on Windows 8.1 with Word 2013. I created a Template from an existing document in Word. I placed the template in C:\Users\<me>\App Data\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates. I open Word and ...
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Document has become very large and slow [closed]

Currently I'm using MS Word 2013 for daily reporting in work place but after a few months, it has become around 600 pages and its size is 77MB. Every time I want to save MS Word file, it takes a while ...
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Persian citation in Microsoft Word

I have a problem with Microsoft word. My language is Farsi. When I insert citation from library that I defined in Word, the software automatically use "," instead "،". How can I fix that? For example, ...
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Stop Word from randomly moving my documents around Desktop?

I have a busy Desktop with dual monitors. I place a Word Doc in a particular position, I open the document, and then Word moves it to a random place. When I close the document in Word, it takes me ...
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Stop Microsoft Word from automatically opening .docx files downloaded through Chrome

I recently installed the Microsoft Office 2013 bundle on my computer. Since installing that, whenever I download any file Word is set up as the default program for (.docx, .doc, etc) through Google ...
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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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Place string in front of underlined text in Word 2013

I have a bunch of questions with right (underlined) and wrong answers in a list like this: 1. What is love? - baby - don't - hurt - me where only the part with the right ...
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Splitting one word document into multiple documents

I have a 400 pages word document. I want to split it into 80 documents with 5 pages from the original file. 1st - 5th page : Doc1 6th - 10th page : DOc2 .. 396th - 400th page : Doc80 I am totally ...
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How do I typeset equations in Word as pretty as LaTeX does?

This might be the N+1 th question about how to put vector graphics and/or equations in MS Word, but none of the solutions I found on the net satisfy me. My ultimate goal is to be able to embed Latex ...
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How to paste graphics precisely where the cursor is blinking in MS Word 2013?

I created graphics using Shapes toolbar and grouped them and copying one object and pasting it in another Word document. The problem is when I paste graphics it appear in middle of document every ...
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Keyboard shortcut for copying filepath in MsOffice 2013

For example, in Word2010, you can copy the document filepath pressing: Alt, F, Tab , Ctrl+C. In Word 2013, the last Ctrl+C does not copy the filepath because then you have the options of: a) Copy ...
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Why does hyperlink open from Excel create multiple IE windows?

I have a excel document with SageCRM link (e.g. server/eware.dll/SessionFind?Act=ID&Mode=1&CLk=T&key0=7&key7=ID&Oppo_OpportunityId=ID) When clicked on this link from excel or word ...
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Increase the size of the comment column Microsoft Word

Is there any way to increase the size of the comment column in Microsoft Word 2013? I use Microsoft Word 2013 with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. I am aware of Change the comment font in Microsoft ...
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Word 2013 Automatically Generated Table of Contents Numbering Issue

I am having a strange issue with an automatically generate table of contents in Microsoft Word 2013. The document is about 110 pages long with 7 headings to which the TOC links. The text is correct ...
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Styles not sticking in Design Tab when using in existing documents

I have created a Style Set (from my normal.dot) and saved it into the Design Tab. This Style Set works beautifully with new documents, BUT when I use the Style Set from the Design Tab in existing ...
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Table of Content Numbering Issues

How may I fix a numbering problem in the table of contents in Microsoft Word 2013? Problem is as follow 6.1.1.1 6.1.1.2 6.1.1.3 4.1.1.6 instead of 6.1.1.4
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“allow row to break across pages” doesn't work in my MS word 2013

I am an Office 2013 x64 Win7 user. In MS Word, when I select an entire table which is broken across the page -> right click -> table properties -> 'Row' tab -> deselect "allow row to break across ...
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How to replace fonts of some characters as typing in Microsoft Word 2013

I want to replace fonts of digits and some other characters automatically as I type in Microsoft Word 2013 (something like word Auto-correct option). How can I do this by Macros?
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Is there any reason Word 2013's Find/Replace (using wildcards) would replace things out of order?

I'm using find/replace with wildcards. Let's say I want to surround specific text strings (names of Word documents) with parentheses. Each word doc starts with BP_ and ends with docx. Find: ...
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Why does Microsoft Word only allow full point sizes or half point sizes?

Is there any technical reason why Microsoft Word only allows full point sizes or half point sizes? E.g. in Microsoft Word I cannot set the text to be of font Arial with font size 11.40: while on ...
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Exclude a sentence from punctuation grammar checking

Word complains about the grammar of the following sentence: The XML prolog is the text <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> that must appear at the beginning of the document. It wants ...
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When I past an image to word 2010/13, can I apply a default picture style

Microsoft Office Ribbon has a convenient gallery of styles to apply to pictures. It functions much like the Styles gallery in Word for quickly applying formatting to text. But whereas one can ...
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Content controls not updating in Word 2013

In Word 2013, why don't my content controls update when I edit info in them? Document was probably created with 2007.
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Excel Formula to Word

I have this formula to give me a specific day of the week. =TODAY()-(WEEKDAY(TODAY())-2) How would I set this up in Microsoft Word 2013
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Use same label on multiple places in Word 2013

I want to use one text block on several places in my Word document. When I change the text block, then it must be changed on the other places too. Is this possible? I've seen it in a Word document ...
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Ignore all the spelling errors in a selection in Microsoft Word 2013

Short version: How can I ignore all the spelling errors in a selection in Microsoft Word 2013? Example: I have the text with 3 paragraphs in Microsoft Word that contains spelling errors according ...
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Heading don't chaning color of line

It's possible set heading, that heading don't change color of line? For expample, if I have 3 lines - red, green and blue and I set heading 1, all lines will heading 1 and will have other colors ...