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How to proper align table of contents in Word 2013?

I'm struggling with following problem: I have generated table of contents and one of the item has quite long title as seen on the screenshot below. And because of that long title the page number ...
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Word 2013 removes spaces between words

Having already checked this question, where there are no solutions, I proceed to my question. It happens with some .docx files, created by other users (using Word 2007) and sent to me by email. I do ...
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Cell shading not shown when table rows break over pages

I have a table with several cells in the left columns merged to span large amounts of the table. This is to colour-code the cells the the right of them - different parts of the table are grouped ...
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How to see who is editing Word 2013 document

I'm using SharePoint 2010 with Word 2013. When I open a document, how can I tell whether I'm in collaboration mode or not? The screenshots Here suggest that I should see a little 'People' icon in my ...
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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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Automatically keeping headings next to their content (or: No headings at the end of pages)

The following is a screenshot of a Word 2013 document. The highlighted section exhibits a section: heading plus content. This section has been split by a page break. It is possible to fix this by ...
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Convert Microsoft Word old Equations to new format in Word 2013

How can I convert the old Microsoft word equations (version 3) to the new format? I have an old document file full of equations, and an automatic conversion solution rather than re-typing all ...
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Setting page numbers to appear from a set page

In a Word 2013 document, I want page numbers to begin to appear from page 12 onwards. However, whevener I delete any page number such as 11, all other page numbers disappear. Link to Previous is ...
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How to make changes in Word document in collaboration with another person?

When I send a Word document draft to my supervisor, it may take several days for him to respond. Meanwhile, I keep working on the draft, making changes to different parts of the document. In a few ...
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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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Unable to change default margins in Word 2013

The following is the default Page Setup for my version of Word 2013 My goal is to have an A4-sized document with the following margins: Top: 3cm Left: 3cm Bottom: 2cm Right: 2cm However, ...
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Finding list items in a Word 2013 document

The following comes from a Word 2013 screenshot As there is only one document open, the image shows there are several lists in a sole Word 2013 archive. I want to merge all those lists into one. ...
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Weird white arrow on Word 2013 document

The following image is a screenshot from MS Word 2013 The two paragraphs, beginning at "Similar to those of immobilized assets..." are preceded by weird white arrows. What are they? What can I do ...
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Table captions and page breaks

The following is an screenshot from Word 2013 Therein, a table is presented alongside its caption, Frame 1 - WACC Assumptions. I would like to have both the table and the caption in the same page. ...
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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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What is this mystery paragraph mark in Microsoft Word that cannot be copied?

In Microsoft Word 2013 on Windows 7, I keep encountering a strange paragraph mark that cannot be copy-pasted properly, which causes all kinds of problems. Unfortunately, I do not know how to produce ...
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How to add page header with a black horizontal line in Office Word 2013?

I simply need header like this: but with a black horizontal line instead of a blue one. How to do this in Word 2013?
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How to create a outline so that I can navigate it later

Microsoft Word 2013: how to create an outline so that I can navigate it later. I am doing a vocabulary list of rarely used long words, frankly, I would like to using my navigation panel and be able ...
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Captions both above and below tables

Is there a mean to position captions both above and below tables? When adding captions to tables, I have to choose to place them either above or below, never both at once.
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Make numbered list item a member of previous item with a new sub-level list in the middle

I have a numbered list using a custom defined format of which I am utilizing several levels throughout the document. Here is an example of what I am getting: A. List item A 1. List item ...
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Keep tables from breaking across pages

The picture herebelow displays a table in Word 2013 which has been split up in a page transition: My goal is to keep the integrity of this table, disallowing it to appear partially in two pages at ...
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Restarting list in which a style has been applied

In a list I have been editing in Word 2013, there is an item in which the style Heading 2 has been applied. It is the first item of the list's second level and it's labeled as an f. I want the list'...
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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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Adjusting list indents all at once

In a document in Word 2013, I'm editing a very large list. By right-clicking a list bullet, I can change this item's indent. Yet, this only works for this single item. Is there a way to adjust ...
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How to add footnote citation in Word 2013

I want to use the traditional footnotes citation with superscript numbers, like the below example. My question: Is there any possibility in Microsoft Word to let me choose a specific book from my ...
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Duplicating page in MS Word without Copy and Paste

Does MS Word 2013 display an easy way to duplicate an entire page without using Copy and Paste or programming with Visual Basic?
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Could not add Visio object to MS Word 2013 due to the list of Object Type does not have MS Visio Drawing

I would like to know how to add the Miscrosoft Visio Drawing object into the list of Object Type (Insert -> Object -> Create New tab). Thanks your advise.
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Word 2013 custom text in cross-reference stopped working

I noticed today that custom text in cross references in my document stopped working. When I started working on the doc I followed the answer in this question so whenever I wanted a cross reference to ...
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How to autofit table's row height in MS Word?

I want a table to fill a page entirely, firstly I can find an AutoFit Window option to fit the table's column width, where can I auto fit the table's height to do the same?
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Find and replace text inside equations in word 2013

Is there a way I can "find and replace" text inside equations? e.g.: I need to replace all $\hat v$ by $v$. Since MathJax doesn't work here: Replace a "v with a ^ on top" by a "v".
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Fix corrupted font in multi level list

I've a multi level list defined in Word 2013. It's level 4 is corrupted and looks strange (all other levels are fine): (it should be "1.1. level 4 list item", but "1.1." is just masked) In "define ...
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How to copy a table cell with shading color in Word 2013?

When copied, the pasted value of the source cell is only the cell's text; the shading color is dropped. How would I copy a cell with its shading color?
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Export word document with high resolution PNG to PDF

I have a nice high resolution PNG. (Download from Dropbox) When I paste this into a new Word document, it looks good. I can't zoom in more than 500% but at that zoom level all lines are smooth, as ...
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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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How to auto-update exports of a document?

Assuming I have a document Report.docx which gets frequently updated and has exports as say Report.pdf and Report.md. How do I adjust Word to automatically update the PDF and Markdown-Versions of the ...
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How can I display the name of the user who made an edit in a Microsoft Word document?

I wonder how I can display the name of the user who made an edit (with track changes on) in a Microsoft Word document. For example, in the screenshot below, the string 15 iterations was deleted: how ...
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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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Code background from Visual Studio

I want to paste some code in my Word document from Visual Studio 2016, but the text has a white background. For readability I want to keep the formatting and the colors of the code. When I try to ...
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MS word: a macro to turn ON/OFF some proofing settings

What macro could turn ON/OFF some proofing settings? (Unfortunately macro recording doesn't record the setting change) I'm looking for a way to turn ON/OFF 2 proofing settings (at the same time): ...
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How to make hyperlinks show up properly in MS Word for files created in other word processors?

In my job, I am often sent articles created in a variety of word processors, which I open and edit in Word 2013. However, compatibility-wise, of course they don't play very well together. There's no ...
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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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Automatic bulleted list uses wrong style

Word 2013 has the weirdest behaviour when it comes to bullets. i opened normal.dotm and defined a default bullet style and when i click the bullet button it shows this: But when I start typing on ...
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ms word 2013 massively increases file size of images inserted into new word document

I've compressed a lot of pngs in gimp using a web optimised palette. When these are saved in word whether as .doc or html the images are increased in size eg from 12kb to 99kb. The only work around I ...
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Change default direction to LTR in comments in an existing MS Word document

In MS Word, when I try to comment in a file someone shared with me, the text defaults to Right to Left, even if the whole document is in English. The author of the text has Right to Left languages ...
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How do I set up continuous paging in Word across different sections?

Background In a document I'm preparing, I have the following sections: Cover page, table of contents, introduction, etc. -- portrait orientation The second section, some challenges -- landscape ...
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How to replace a textual address into a hyperlinked “word” in Word

I have a table with hundreds of link addresses which I need to replace with a hyperlinked word. Consider the following: I have a table with www.example.com/1 and www.example.com/2 as the cells' ...
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How to force MS word to “cache” a large doc —while opening? (And not after beginning working on it)

I am working with large documents which (probably) requires word to "cache" large amount of data. So it freezes, (high CPU, fan) during few minutes, after few minutes of editing. The freezing probably ...
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Add text inside of numbered cross-references in Word

I have cross-references to numbered items in a long Word document with the format (1), (2), (3), etc. However, I'd also like to reference items with the format: (4) a. example 4a b. example 4b c. ...
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Microsoft Word 2013 failing to print checkbox character

In my .docx file, I have a checklist typed out like this: ☐ Read the prep doc ☐ Look up client notes But when I print the document, the boxes don't appear. Everything else about the document ...
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How do I remove unwanted text in footer?

How could I remove (setup) text which is moving below the line of footer? I set up text field as "align above and below" (screen 2) and it doesn't work :(