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Word 2013 can't compare readonly files

I am using Tortoise SVN to work with a repository that contains some documentation saved as Word documents. On my old computer, with Office 2010, I was able to compare with previous revisions. ...
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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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Is there a way to manually open the Recovered Documents Pane in Word 2013

Every reference that I've looked at suggests forcing a crash, and then re-opening word. This seem like an kludgey way of resolving the issue, and was hoping there was a manual way to force open the ...
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MS Office Word 2013

I just downloaded MS Word 2013. Firstly I cant find it easily on my PC. How can I make a shortcut called WORD 2013 on my desktop like the 'old' computers we used when we were younger. Secondly, after ...
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Permanently exclude words from spell checking

I am editing a doc with a lot of surnames and proper nouns. I have gone through the Spell Check and ignored all of them and they disappear. However, when I send the doc or save it, they reappear ...
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Is it possible to mail merge a tables from the database into word?

I'm trying to use MS Word as an alternative to some basic reporting using mail merge from an MS Access database. I'm able to do basic mail merge with fields from one table. What I want to do next is ...
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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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How do I set text direction in a style in Microsoft Word?

I'm creating a new style based on no style, and the text direction buttons and text, both right to left and left to right, are greyed out. How do I set the direction in a style when starting from ...
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How do I ignore all spelling errors in a Word 2013 document?

In previous versions, the right-click pop-up on a misspelled word would allow me to ignore all spelling in that particular document. But it's not there anymore and I can find no reference to being ...
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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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“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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Text formatting: Tab stops and center?

I'd like to center a text using the middle tab stop. My scale is in mm and I cannot find the "right" position in order to place my text precisely in the middle. On the picture: 1st line: Formatted ...
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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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Custom Caption for Image Inside Multilevel Numbering

Well, before I dive into overriding the entire caption's numbering, I want to ask here. I used multilevel numbering to define my chapter number and subchapter number. However, I'm surprised that ...
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Microsoft Word styles changing without my instructions

I'm experiencing something very frustrating. I've got a very long document with various styles for headings, the body etc. I mention its a long document because I don't want to start a new document, ...
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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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Accept multiple changes in MS Word

Can I accept all tracked changes in a specific area (where I dragged)? I'm using MS Word 2013 for Windows.
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How to tell Word “para.” is an abbreviation and not the end of a sentence?

In Word 2013 on my system, the sentence He turned to pg. 2 and was surprised. spell-checks cleanly. However, the sentence He turned to para. 2 and was surprised. (changing pg. to para.) flags a ...
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How to align (set) the copied and pasted text into the justified manner in ms word?

Friends I copied the long text from a pdf file and pasted it into the word document, but here the problem is it pasted the text into word document unevenly. Now I have to set the every line of the ...
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Can document text change with captions?

I'm using MS Word 2013. If I'm using captions, is there a way to change the text within the document as I add new Figures and those numbers change?
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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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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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Can't set Word 2013 Header shortcut keys…tried everything

My Word 2013 has lost the Header style shortcut keys; Ctrl+Alt+1 for Header 1, Ctrl+Alt+2 for Header 2, and etc. I have tried everything mentioned here and else where from changing languages back and ...
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How to properly position Smart Art in Word 2013

I am scheduled to take the MOS 77-418 Word 2013 exam next week. One of the problems I seem to have is trying to follow the instructions in the practice exam so that the smart art I have to create ...
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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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Automatically build hyperlinks to the content of chapters

I'm creating some document in Microsoft Word, I was wondering if it was possible to have Word generate some hyperlinks under the heading 1 (chapter title) to all heading 2 (sub chapters) that are ...
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How to turn off Word 2013 insert column/row plus sign?

My google shows one result saying that it is NOT possible to turn it off. Any work around for us?
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Extract Saved Word Document inside OneNote Notebook on OneDrive

In Microsoft Office 2013, saving documents on SkyOneDrive is fully integrated into Word. On a computer using Word 2013, I wrote a document and saved it into a folder in my OneDrive. When I went to a ...
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how to make table cell height smaller than text height in word

I have a table in word where I need to have cell's height smaller than the actual font permits it. I tried settting vertical cell padding to negative amounts but word doesn't let me. Can anyone help? ...
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Is there a way of adding columns to a section inside a left column?

I have my Microsoft Word document already broken down into two vertical columns. It currently looks like this Left Section 1 | Right Section 1 Left Section 2 ...
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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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How to change Microsoft Word Blog document to LTR?

I've started to write a blog using the Word template, and for some reason, the whole document is aligned to right, instead to left. How can I change the direction so it will Left-to-Right and not ...
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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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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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What is Word's non-printing symbol that is a small circle (looks like a “degrees” mark)?

What is Word's non-printing symbol that is a small circle (looks like a "degrees" mark)? I haven't found this in other articles, web searches, forums. Is it a new version of "keep with next"? This ...
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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 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 protect template but allow copy paste?

I have created a template in Microsoft Word 2013 and I am trying to apply user protection to it. Do you know if there is a way to allow the user to copy and paste stuff, and fill in forms but not be ...
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How to kill Microsoft Word 2013 after it crashes?

I have a problem which makes Microsoft Word 2013 crash. Whenever it crashes, I cannot close it - I have to reboot. Killing via Task Manager or Process Explorer doesn't seem to do anything. How do I ...
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How can I add a shadow to a custom title style?

I'm currently writing down a few things for an RPG conversion using Word 2013. I'm a bit stuck trying to create my own heading style. The heading style should have a specific color and shadow. Also, ...
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Insert gif in Word 2013

It is possible to insert a img gif and make it move inside a word document ? Inserting a gif is possible but, it just shows the first img. I can't find the answer on google...
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How can I put a background image on a certain position on all pages?

I want to have a background image on all pages of a document. I know about the watermark "trick", but that does not help in this case because a watermark image cannot be repositioned; it always covers ...
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Is there a way to save a Microsoft Word document so that it automatically opens in outline view?

I have a Word document (it's a task list) that I always read and edit in outline view. Is there a way to tell Word that so that the document always defaults to outline view when it is opened?
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How to properly show very small and very big values on column chart

I want to create a column chart that has on X axis the complexity and in the Y axis the time with Microsoft Word 2013. The column chart contains the following values: As you can see from the table ...
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Easy way to cross reference in MS Word?

Is there an easy way to add a cross reference, like a keyboard shortcut or a copy and paste method? I have a document with a lot of equations in it (in the hundreds), and it is becoming a pain to add ...
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In Microsoft Word, scroll to bookmark in new window

I searched superuser and Google before posting, but didn't find anything on the subject. For the next couple of weeks, I will be working on a Word (2013, on Windows) document in which every paragraph ...
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How do I change the word count shown in MS Word's status bar?

In the status bar of MS Word, there is a word count, and if a subset of text is selected, it'll say something like "42 of 1208 words" to show the word count of the selection. If you click on that, ...
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All table borders on Word document erased

I am working with a 100 page document with around 15000 words and close to 30 tables. Upon opening the file I realized that all the table borders were erased. The table structures were preserved and I ...
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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 (needs to) freeze during few minutes, after few minutes of editing. The freezing probably occur ...
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Swap X and Y axis table - bar char

I want to create a chart that has on X axis the complexity and in the Y axis the time with Microsoft Word 2013. Then, in the same chart I have to put the time and the complexity of two different ...