Microsoft Word is the word processing software from Microsoft that lets you create and edit documents.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
1answer
79 views

Word lists continuing past normal text

I am having an issue in Word (both 2010 and 2013) where lists are continuing past where there is normal text i.e. something like this: asd asd asdasd 3. asd This is a problem ...
5
votes
1answer
381 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
73 views

Microsoft Word 2013 — multiple spaces not recognized by Find/Replace?

I just upgraded to Word 2013, and I'm trying to find/replace all instances of multiple spaces in a document with single spaces (like this). (I'm doing proofreading/typesetting work, where it's ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

MS Word 2013 - Hyperlinks with anchor tags (aka hash tags, bookmark tags) to external html files

Good afternoon! I have inserted a hyperlink into an MS Word document, but I'd like to add an anchor tag to it so the link will go to a specific part of the page. The page it's linking is an HTML ...
2
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
88 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
519 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
255 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
35 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
78 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
66 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
178 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
102 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
189 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
56 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
96 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
73 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
102 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
94 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Links in MS Word 2013

I have a number of word documents with hundred of links to ACAD drawings. Since I started to use msword2013 all these links are opened when I open or save a document which is very annoying. The ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

How do I make headers reset alignment after left-aligned images in Word 2013?

I have a simple Word document in which I'd like to have several headings, with an image left-aligned in each section's text. All I can actually get, however, is a situation where all text after the ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

How do I Mail Merge from a SQL DB to Word 2013 with a date filter?

I have a SQL database view that returns the data I need for my mail merge. This data needs to be filtered by a Date Range. i.e. >1/1/2014 and <3/1/2014 I have attempted to put it in the filter ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

AutoTab for MS Word Formfield

I am creating a form in Microsoft Word 2013. I want to create a IBAN fields (8 fields with max 4 chars). If I fill one of the fields in IBAN (4 chars), then I want it to automatically tab to the next ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Word Illustration Index works in 2013 but not in 2003

I have inserted captions in several pictures in a document I am working on. I use Word 2013 in my computer, and everything works perfectly. When I insert captions in new pictures, and then update ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Can only “Save As” in Microsoft Word 2013

On any *.docx document, even newly created documents, I can't save, but only Save As. Trying to Save or Ctrl+S only brings up the save as dialog. Overwriting the original doesn't work because Word ...
0
votes
0answers
65 views

Can't get Word 2013 to save to Google Drive

I've tried following these instructions and these instructions and neither worked. I still don't see a Google Drive option when I click "Add a Place". One red flag I notice is both instructions say ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Customized Heading Numbering in Word 2013

I know how to use styles and to use heading styles to auto-generate a TOC. This is how I want the numbering: 2.01 2.01.1 2.01.2 2.02 Etc. I cannot figure out how to achieve this no matter how I ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

In MSWord 2013 how do you word count table cells

I have a table in an MSWord 2013 document (docx) and In one of the columns of the table I want to insert the word count of an adjacent column. I'm okay doing a select the text and insert a field just ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Word 2013 displays unwanted dashed lines around all paragraphs

When I open a Word file in one of my devices (Surface Pro), each paragraph is surrounded by dashed lines. These lines doesn't show when I open my documents in any other computer. How do I get rid ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Is it possible to mix smart and straight quotes in ms-word

I have the option to either choose: Smart quotes: Double quotes: « TABLE » Single quotes: ’B’ or Straight quotes: Double quotes: "TABLE" Single quotes: 'B' But for my document I want to ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Word 2013, Autocorrect in protected field

If I upgrade to Office 2013, I'm wondering if auto-correct will now work in protected fields. I have tried this for years since Word 97, and it has yet to work and I can't find a workaround for my ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

How to set alignment of a picture vertically centered?

When we have a numbering and place a big picture right after the first number, how can I set the vertical alignment of the picture centered? Example:
0
votes
0answers
1k views

Ignore “the file is in use by another application or user normal.dotm”

Is there a way to tell Microsoft Word to stop bothering me with prompts about saving normal.dotm? It's really annoying, and 99.99% of the time I really just don't care. (Seems like pretty poor UX ...
0
votes
0answers
108 views

Sending as email attachment from Word 2013 gets stuck in Outbox

I am using Office 2013 and use the send document as attachment option within Word to email documents. The documents that I email are from a shared exchange mailbox. Whenever I do this the emails get ...
0
votes
0answers
91 views

Wrong table and figure numbers while printing in Word 2013

My MS Word Document is quite ready, but when I see print preview, it shows tables and figures labled as 0.1,0.2 etc,(Which should be 4.1,4.2 etc) and at the same time list of figures and tables ...
0
votes
0answers
227 views

How to turn off Document Recovery in Word if I shut down without closing?

When I shut down/sleep the laptop without closing Word, next day I get the Document Recovery panel with the files I was using before shut down. I already unchecked in Word Options-->Save "Save ...