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MS Word 2013: “use destination style” as default pasting option

When I copy past (several pages of text + a lot of "heading style") from a document A to a document B I have 3 options : keep source formatting merge formatting keep text only When I past it using ...
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Office won't start correctly under windows 10 preview

So a few days ago, I was trying to open Word 2013 (part of 365 plan) to do some family work and this would constantly pop up in my face! Then when I tried to open Excel, this would always pop up ...
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Changing color of value fields in Word

I'm finishing a Word template in Word 2013. I started from an original one and applied our colors and logo. There's just one issue which I cannot get right. I'm using some fields that were on the ...
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Can't enter text into a Word document

I have a Word document and it won't accept new text entry, all of a sudden. I can use the mouse, just not enter text. (I did check the keyboard, and it's working fine.)
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Referencing issue in Word 2013

Every time I re-open my document on Word 2013, my references are not recognized, or to put it differently, my current list of references are cleared. I'm using the IEEE style of referencing and the ...
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Customize TOC tab leader

In Microsoft Word I can choose between dots ..., dashes --- and a line for the tab leader in the table of contents menu. But I want to increase the dots' distance, for example with some spaces between ...
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2013 Word Doc printing smaller than full size

Just got a new computer loaded with Microsoft Office 2013, and this document that I've printed many times is now printing smaller than full size. This document was some kind of template created many ...
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MS Word chops characters after a newline

I have this problem where when a line has reached it's max and auto "new line"s (or if I press shift+return, the new words/characters are chopped off. I have already have played around with line ...
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Inserting Inkscape SVG drawing with colour gradient fill into Word 2013

I am trying to plug a drawing in Inkscape SVG format into a .docx Word 2013 file. Using the solution posted under Inserting SVG files in a Microsoft Word document, I am not able to maintain the ...
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MS word Ctrl+Backspace changes style unwantedly

This might be a rare and confusing problem but I hope someone experienced with context texts can aid the issue's solution. I type in MS Word 2013 context texts i.e. Persian mixed with English. In ...
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Auto hot-linking in-text citations to a bibliographic entry

I'm trying to find the best way to automatically create hyperlinks within a document from an in text citation, "(Author, 2014)", to its respective bibliographic entry in such a way that is seen in ...
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When creating a Document Index, all page numbers the number one (1) only

I need to build an index for a 200 pp MS Word 2013 document. I followed the steps correctly (I believe.). I selected text and then selected 'Mark All'. When I insert the index in the rear of the ...
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Mail Merge using mutiple fields/next record

I am trying to merge the following: {MERGEFIELD Signer} Date Page 2 {MERGEFIELD Payername} {MERGEFIELD Number} {MERGEFIELD Description} {MERGEFIELD Year} PB If the client has multiple Payer ...
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Bug in Microsoft Word with Find and Replace when searching text containing a hyperlink?

I was trying to replace a text with a email address in the middle of it in a Word document. If I only use the Find command, then it works fine, and Microsoft Word finds the text I wanted to replace. ...
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How can I highlight all captions in word 2013

I am trying to set all captions in a document with a large number of tables and figures to the same font. Is there a way to select only the captions to amend the font at once?
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Convert text to SVG/vector in a Word document (custom fonts)

I have a couple of custom fonts which I would like to use in a handout I am sending out. However, as a base font I use a custom font that other users will not have installed. Is it possible to embed ...
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How to group a picture and a shape in Word 2013?

How to group a picture and a shape in Microsoft Word 2013? I have discovered that I can't group pictures as well. Does "Group" command concerned with grouping shapes only? Are there any workarounds to ...
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Word 2013 Multilevel numbering on heading removes heading

I can not set a multilevel numbering on my headings in Word 2013. Whenever I try to set numbering to my headings - they get corrupted. The style is completely reset, and paragraphs are not used as ...
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VBA code to select the first shape in the current active paragraph

In Word 2013, I need a simple VBA code in my macro which selects the first shape that exists in the current active paragraph. Note: the shape that I need the code to select is a custom shape that I ...
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Word auto-resized columns issue – numbers are disappeared

In Word 2013, and previous versions also, we can set table columns 's width to be auto-resized to cells 's content. One issue of this feature occurs when we using numbering list for one column e.g. ...
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Just saved file but now cannot resave or change other files to same name

I recently saved a file onto my USB (in F drive, last night) but I just tried to re-save it, where it said that there were permission issues and it wouldn't let me. I didn't put on a password or ...
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Change orientation of individual page(s) in Word [duplicate]

Is it possible to change the orientation of specific pages (only 1 in my situation) in Word 2013? I can only manage to do every page in the document. I have tried using section breaks but they seem to ...
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How to scroll down a docx without moving the place of the cursor

Is there a way to have a shortcut key in Word (2013) that will scroll down a page while keeping the cursor at the same place in the window? That would avoid going to the last line and scroll down.
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How to switch writing direction (LTR/RTL) in Word 2013 on Mac

I'm working on a content table and the levels' text in coming on the right and the pages on the left, how can I make the text on the left and the numbers go on the right side? Thanks.
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Returning non-editable MathType equations to their original size

I have a Word document with about 200 pages and .docx format. There are many MathType formulas in it. After many edit on my file, most of the formulas converted to picture. I did this but it doesn't ...
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Word document page numbering

I have a Word 2013 (.docx) document and for some reason the page numbers have gone a bit loopy. I have a title page and then the main content. I have the following settings; In page number settings ...
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How to sort/rank paras by the order of a specific line in Word 2013?

I want to reorder the 3 following paras, while preserving each para(graph) entirely as a whole. 2 B 3 A 1 C By clicking Home > Sort (Select Ascending Order; I just picked ...
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How can I use the contextual menu key to insert a bullet or number list?

I moved from using Word 2003 to 2013 with a brief spell using 2007 and 2010. The more Word becomes intuitive, the less it enables users to do what they used to be able to do with keyboard shortcuts. ...
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Show Last Whitespace in Microsoft Word

Is it possible to enable in Word 2013 that the last whitespace is shown? Currently a whitespace is only shown when a new word is started. This behavior is irritating. Update: This is an example. ...
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How to Change Column Width for All Word Tables at Once

I have a lot of (> 200) tables in Word that have the same layout (two columns, six rows). I need to adjust the column widths for all of them. Is there a way to automate this?
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Searching inside equations in MS word 2013

I have a question similar to this previously-asked question. But, mine is different. How can I search inside the equations I have written in MS-word 2013?
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a cross-reference to a table in MS word, takes the table itself to my text

In MS Word 2013, I have a table and an auto-caption under it "Table 1: ...". Then I go further in my text and chose the following choice and click on the insert Then MS word takes the table itself ...
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Preventing Word from converting heading numbers into images during PDF export

Having a document with numbered headings, when I export it into PDF from Word 2013 all numbering is rendered as bitmaps in the PDF instead of text. This happens regardless if I use the built-in ...
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How to have Office 2013 Applications Open to Blank (Workbook, Document, etc) automatically?

Every time I launch microsoft excel 2013 (or Word, etc) it gives me a screen where I need to select which template I want to open - How do I avoid this selection screen, like in other versions of ...
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How to insert an Image or Object into a special page in a Microsoft Word document?

I want to insert a big organization chart into a separate page (the only thing I want on the page is the organization chart). I want to talk about the organization chart in the previous page of the ...
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Can't remove a line or border in Word 2013

How can I remove this border or line from Ms Word I can't recall how it got there in the first place, or what it is. And I can't see a borders button in Word 2013. (I see a borders dialog box under ...
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Recovering part of a Word document

Last week, a friend of mine was typing in a Microsoft word document while driving (being driven), and reports "hitting a bump in the road" and losing the content of the document. I imagine that what ...
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Enable Office 2013 transition animations

I just upgraded from Office 2010 to 2013, and I can't see the transition animations I was expecting (when moving the cell selector in Excel, when the cursor blinks in Word, etc.). Lots of information ...
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Microsoft Word 2013 Suddenly Erases Page

This has happened four times now. I will be typing along, minding my own business, when all of a sudden, the document I am working on starts erasing itself, racing upwards from the bottom all the way ...
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Use 2 different page number formats in same document - MS Word 2013

I have first 10 pages numbered by Roman digits. I want that the 11th page's numbering should start by 1, 2, 3 and so on... How do I do that?
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Microsoft word 2013 - how to have different footer in different pages

I'll give an example, maybe it'll make it easier for me to get an answer... I have 11 pages document I need to remove the footer from pages 3 and 11 only and keep it on the other pages, how can I do ...
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Add custom folders to the 'open' section in Office 2013 Word

I have a lot of go to folders in word 2013, I would like them to display on the left hand side of the 'open' menu with 'recent documents, sites, one drive computer ect. Is this possible?
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How can I create lists of links in Word 2013?

I have a set of Microsoft Word documents, and there are text links from one to another, so they all interlinked somehow. They could be placed just as a text or as a hyperlinks to other documents. I ...
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Always show comment highlights in Word 2013

To comment on text in Word, I highlight the text, click add comment, type a comment, etc. When I go to print, the commented text is highlighted. When I mouse over the comment, the commented text is ...
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How can I turn off the timestamp in a Word document comment?

In Word 2013, why do I get a phrase with advancing time after my initials when I insert a comment? How do I turn it off? My initials on the comment are correct. But, there seems to be an internal ...
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Different numbering prefixes on the same header level

I have different sections in a document that use the same level of heading, Heading 3 in this case. The headings for each section need to have a numbering system with a prefix of A, B, C, etc. I am ...
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Can I force Microsoft Word 2013 to only Undo 1 keystroke at a time?

In case there's a different solution for my use case, here are my reasons: I often use Word for writing documents with lots of lists, and when I accidentally hit enter, instead of ctrl-enter, I want ...
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Print preview one page

Using Word 2013, when I go to FilePrint it shows a preview of what is to be printed. However if I have the window maximized it shows the first two pages side by side, rather than just the first page. ...
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Changing a picture background to transparent in word 2013

How do you change the background of a picture to transparent in word 2013? I have tried using the remove background button under the picture format tool but that did not work. i also tried several ...
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How to achieve this structure

I'm trying to create a word file with the following structure: A. Heading 1 1.1 Heading 2 1.2 Heading 2 1.2.1 Heading 3 B. Heading 1 1.1 Heading 2 1.2 Heading 2 1.2.1 Heading 3 etc. I've tried to ...