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Word 2013 - Lag on saving documents

There appears to be a lag, after saving a document. When I save a document to My Documents, the file is never there. I can go back to "Recent Documents", open the word doc, save the file to the same ...
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microsoft word: creating subdocument 'Normal' style issues

I am creating subdocuments from a large master document. I'm using the feature to break up our specification and make it easier for my team to collaborate. It's on the order of 500 subdocuments. ...
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MS Word 2013 Captions, Headings and Styles with outline numbers

I have a somewhat large word document with several chapter headings, section headings and sub section headings. It also contains an appendix section. So I've used "Heading 1" for chapter headings, ...
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Revert Word 2013 Spell Check to 2007 style

In Word 2007 and prior Spell Check was in a separate Pop Up that allowed editing the word inline and easy use off command keys. Word 2013 decided to go for a panel that doesn't allow editing in line ...
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Printing a tall booklet

I need to make a booklet using A4 paper, folded along the vertical axis (see image). The folded booklet will thus be 105 × 297 mm. The final booklet will be either 3 or 4 sheets of paper (12 or 16 ...
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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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How do I number headings with the 'Heading 3' style in Word without affecting the other heading styles?

I would like my document to have the basic heading styling for Heading 1 and Heading 2 but for Heading 3 to be numbered. I can get close by defining my own modified multilevel list style but it ...
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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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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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Change the image format of thumbnails created in word 2013

I have noticed that thumbnails in Word 2013 are saved in emf format. Thumbnails in Word 2007 are saved in wmf format. Is there any way to configure Word 2013 to save in the wmf? In fact are there ...
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Make Word restart numbering automatically when I paste a list

I have a 95 page document that is nothing but a series of numbered lists. Each day I take the current list of tasks and copy-and-paste it one page down in the same document after the current date. ...
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Indenting Paragraphs For Bullets In A Table

I want to decrease the indentation on the bulleted paragraphs in even rows in a 2x6 table. I went to "Table Tools" -> "Design" -> "Table Styles" -> "More" -> "New Table Style..." and created a style ...
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Use IF with MERGEFIELDS

I am trying to us an if condition in a mailing. So far I tried this: IF {MERGEFIELD FIELD1} = "" "{MERGEFIELD FIELD2 \* MERGEFORMAT}" "{MERGEFIELD FIELD1 \* MERGEFORMAT}" \* MERGEFORMAT But it ...
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Center text without footnote symbol offsetting text

In Word 2013, how do I center text in a table column and have footnote symbol that does not offset the centered text? Below is a pictured example of what I'm talking about. The asterisks do not ...
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Can type new text into an existing Word document in a different color?

I have a list of questions to answer and I want to differentiate my answers from the original text. I would rather not have to go back, select my text and change.
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Is there an easier way to add multiple Mail Merge fields into separate table cells?

I have to create a relatively large Microsoft Word template file that will contains a couple of hundred Mail Merge fields. Some of these are duplicate fields but that isn't too much of an issue. I ...
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Word prompts me to save after exporting to a PDF

Even though I have not messed with any of the contents of the document from my hitting Ctrl+S to the time I am prompted for where to save the exported PDF, I am then confronted with "Want to save your ...
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In Office 2013, how to set document view mode for each file?

Let's say we have two files 00.docx viewed under Print Layout mode and 11.docx Web Layout mode. In Word 2013, when I change the view mode of one file, that mode will be used for other files which I ...
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What changes can be made to a Paragraph style when associated with a Multi Level List

I have some Heading Styles defined that are associated to a multi Level List. Adjusting the Text Indent in Paragraph seems to work until the inden exceeds the List Indent then all sorts of weird ...
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Word 2013: Include hidden headings in table of contents?

We have a Word document here which contains a number of hidden paragraphs, including headings. Depending on the respective view/print setting, these paragraphs are (or are not) shown/printed - all ...
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Word Styles out of sync

Our company upgraded to Microsoft Word 2013. When opening a document created in a prior version of Word, the Navigation Pane still shows the correct hierarchy for headings (Heading 1, Heading 2, ...
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Word 2013 not saving recipient address or attachments

When creating an e-mail in Word 2013, then saving it (as a.doc/.docx document), both the recipient's address and (eventual) attachments are not saved inside the created file, and as such not available ...
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Tables from Word 2007 are chopped off in 2013

I'm merging several documents together from various text editors. Some of the tables from Word 2007 don't display correctly in Word 2013, the right side gets cut off. See image below. Any idea why ...
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Word 2013 Table of contents need relative link instead of file link for list of figures - for purpose of pdf export

In Microsoft Word 2013, I cannot get a list of figures in a table of contents to link to the internal document. It keeps linking to the file through a file:///c:\documents......docx address. This ...
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Adding a prefix or postfix to a Word 2013 quotation source

I am using the German version of Word 2013, so I am not absolutely sure, if "quotation source" is the term being used in the English version. I am talking about the automatic text field, one can get ...
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M$ Word 2013: Table won't break/continue onto next page

I tried setting TableProperties->Row->AllowRowToBreakAcrossPages to checked. I need the table to continue onto the next page. If I start entering text outside and directly after the table, it ...
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Disable warning about loosing formatting when saving plain-text files from Word 2013

Whenever I save a plain-text document in Word, I get a warning prompting me that formatting—even when there is none—will be lost if I save in this format. How can I disable this message? I know what ...
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How can I automatically format hyperlink text in Word/Outlook?

I like adding hyperlinks to my Word documents and e-mails in Outlook. I usually prefer to change the link Text to display to something more readable than just the URL. I follow patterns for some ...
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Copy and modify text on-the-fly in MS Word 2010/2013

I would like to know if there is a plugin or something similar (macro? don't know) what will apply MS Word styles on-the-fly after pasting some text into the document. Current MS Word's way of ...
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Picture gets distorted when updating linked picture if the external picture size has changed. (Word 2013)

When I update a picture using "Edit Links To Files", and the size of the source picture has changed, Word 2013 distorts the aspect ratio so that the updated picture looks squished (i.e., it still uses ...
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Copy a cell from one part in a table to another

By copy I mean with formatting and everything attached. More importantly, I wish to be able to copy the fact that I am pasting 2 cells where one used to be (i.e. split cell). Is there a way to do ...
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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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Remove hidden text and formatting in MS word 2010

A encrypted text is inserting to my word document 2010, by default word is treating the text as hidden text and its marked as red color. I got to know how to display that hidden text but, can any ...
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How to change tab stop width for a specific style?

I've found a way to change the default tab stop width for all styles, but that is not something I want. I'd like to be able to set shorter tab stop width for source code block style only. How can I do ...
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Word-wrap URLs - Word 2013

With the bullet in front, how can I achieve ● Long URL , because MS Word 2013 always forces the Long URL to the next line, as such: ● Long URL
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High quality thumbnails in word 2013

I've created some code that can extract thumbnails stored in docx files. I've discovered that the thumbnails created in office 2007 are large high quality images however the images stored in office ...
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Can I use Word 2013 as text editor with Outlook 2010?

I am using Outlook 2010 as required by my hosted email provider. Using Word 2013 as the text editor it now tells me my Outlook is not legit and has a red bar at the top as unauthorized version of ...
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Word 2013 not auto-converting numbers to numbered lists

I often create titles/subtitles in Word using this format: 1 Title One 1.1 Subtitle One 1.2 Subtitle Two 2 Title Two 2.1 Subtitle Two etc... I have noticed that if I type the numbers with a ...
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Cannot bold the bottom border in a Word 2013 table

When trying to apply a 1.5 pt border to the bottom of a table of multiple rows and columns the border does not change. After selecting the Line Weight of 1.5 point I have tried to apply the border ...
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Word 2013: How to cut and paste from a source document to a template (.dotx) and adopt template's formatting

Created a documented procedure template (.dotx) and am now cutting and pasting text from another document (.docx) into the template. However, the text that is cut and pasted into the template is not ...
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How to set a specific table-cell's paste option to be the default paste behavior in Word 2013?

When we paste text in Word 2013, there is a pop-up icon to choose paste option. I often select Entire Cell when pasting table cells and want to set it as default behavior when pasting. How can I do ...
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Windows 7 batch command-line to save as .pdf file for word 2013 .docx file

I need a fastest way to save my report .docx file to .pdf when never I have a new updated versin to send to others. I'm tired of using the mouse clicking File - Save as - Browse for location Is ...
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Word 2013: how to decrypt a password protected docx?

I have a word 2013 docx-file with password protection, but forgot the password. This way I can't open the file. Because the content is important to me I'm asking if there is a way to open the file / ...
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Microsoft Word 2013 losing parts of documents

I am working on a project with two other users who have older versions of Word. Sometimes after the documents have gone through a few rounds of editing with the other users and are sent back to me, I ...
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Microsoft Office Headings and sub headings

I have a MS Word 2013 document that goes. Intro Methods 2.1 Method A 2.2 Method B 2.3 Method C Results Now everything is working with the MS Word Headings and subheadings. But the last ...
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Multi-Level List Headings start from 3rd heading

How can I make multi-level list headings start from my third heading that's styled as heading 1 rather than the first heading that is styled as heading 1?
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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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right footnotes and write from the left side?

How do I keep my footnotes on the right side and start the text from the left side? I'm changing between Arabic and English languages, so I would like to keep my footnotes on the right side, and to ...