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How can I delete, break, unlink, or otherwise convert cross references to simple text in microsoft word 2013

Cross referencing figure and table captions is useful while editing a document but can become confused when copying and pasting between large documents. I need to pass my document to a colleague who ...
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Table of Contents is using regular (Arabic) numbers for pages whose numbers are Roman

I'm using Microsoft Office 2013 Word. Pages that have page numbers displayed as Roman numerals are displayed in the Table of Contents with Arabic numeral page numbers. Here is a screenshot of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Transform option for Word Art

I don't see the transform option anywhere. I am using Microsoft Word 2013. Unfortunately, I cannot upload a picture because I don't have enough reputation points. When I go to drawing tools > ...
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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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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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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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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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Cannot delete “hidden” table in word 2013

I have a large document that was originally created in word 2010, and having been editing it for some time in 2013 (on windows 8). I recently moved a table by selecting it, cutting and then pasting ...
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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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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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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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Changing a Mail Merge Word document to point to a new datasource?

I am trying to change a MSWord 2013 mail merge document so that it points to a MS SQL DB rather then the original MS Access DB which just linked to the SQL DB tables. Basically I want to remove Access ...
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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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Word 2013 not changing footer size

I'm trying to make the space at the bottom of the page smaller so I can fit more text into it. I tried setting the footer and header to really small numbers but it doesn't seem to make a difference. ...
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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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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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Don't break header/footer when making page landscape format

I have a document with a footer with page numbering and a header with some centered text. Long story short: I flipped one page to landscape format. Long story long: I made a forced page break to get ...
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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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Word 2013 - Numbers for Referencing Review Comments

It appears Microsoft turned off auto-numbering of comments in Word 2013. So when going to Review in the ribbon and adding a "New Comment" there is no way to identify the comment when discussing with ...
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How to set default 'Adjust List Indents' - Word 2013

I can achieve the following for Numbering each document separately, but http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/change-bullet-indents-HA102840162.aspx doesn't instruct how to 'defaultise' this. ...
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Disabling auto-hiding of vertical scrollbar in Word 2013

I'm wondering whether there is any option/control to disable the automatic hiding (fade-out effect) of vertical scrollbar that happens after few seconds of mouse inactivity in Microsoft Word 2013? I ...
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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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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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Is there a way to change the MS Word 2013 “pick up where you left off” feature?

This is an annoying feature. I scanned through all options but don't see any option to disable. Any idea?
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Different Footer on different pages

I have a word 2013 file need to have the first 2 pages without Footer and then start a different footer for each of the rest pages
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Microsoft Word, empty space which cannot remove

I have an empty space I cannot remove. there are two signs, marked with a circle which are probably the cause of the problem, but cannot find information what is that and how to remove it. Thanks ...
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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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Word 2013 - default paste options don't work

No matter what I set the default paste options to in Word 2013, text always pastes with source formatting. I've tried fiddling with everything on that section of the options pane including "smart cut ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to view page/column margins

In Microsoft Word 2013 is there a way to view the margins so I can see where the limits of my current column are (one column or multiple columns)? The closest I have gotten to this is by checking the ...
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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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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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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 ...