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How to 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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Disable Autocorrect for a certain style sheet

Is it possible to disable auto correct (such as fixing capitalization) for a specific style template only? I'm interested in a solution for Word 2013. This is specifically for auto correct, ...
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What makes Word 2013 new documents file name have such a high number?

When you open a new document, Word automatically names it "Document1", increasing the number every time you open another new one. But some days numbers don't increase sequentially (I mean ...
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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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Add specific page of Visio diagram into Word document

I've got a Visio 2010 document that has multiple pages, with one workflow on each page. I'm trying to insert each of the workflows into a word 2013 document. I'm trying to do it as a direct link so I ...
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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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Error trying to save Word document as PDF in PowerShell script

I have the following PowerShell script to convert a folder of docx files to pdf: param ( [string]$folder = '.' ) Add-type -AssemblyName Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word $word_app = New-Object ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Can I force Microsoft Word 2013 to only Undo 1 keystroke at a time?

In case there's a different solution for my use case, here are my reasons: I often use Word for writing documents with lots of lists, and when I accidentally hit enter, instead of ctrl-enter, I want ...
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How to collapse all headers in Word 2013?

In Word 2013 we can collapse/expand a header. I want to toggle the collapsable ones for all headers. How can I do that?
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Why does Microsoft Word only allow full point sizes or half point sizes?

Is there any technical reason why Microsoft Word only allows full point sizes or half point sizes? E.g. in Microsoft Word I cannot set the text to be of font Arial with font size 11.40: while on ...
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Microsoft word 2013 - if statement not working

I have a field code with a strange behavior. When I put the code, { IF NUMPAGES=NUMPAGES "A" "B" } I get A as expected however, when I reverse this, ie { IF NUMPAGES<>NUMPAGES "A" "B" } I ...
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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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where can I find A5 paper size in word 2013? [duplicate]

I'm using Word 2013 and I want to set my paper size to A5 but It seems there isn't such an option! Does anybody know a solution?
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Ignore all the spelling errors in a selection in Microsoft Word 2013

Short version: How can I ignore all the spelling errors in a selection in Microsoft Word 2013? Example: I have the text with 3 paragraphs in Microsoft Word that contains spelling errors according ...
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use relative image path in word 2013

I created some large word documents containing a lot of images. Now when I move those documents and Images to some other computer (zipping them up or syncing via SkyDrive) the Images are not linked ...
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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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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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Why is the “Change Picture” button missing / disabled in Word 2013?

I'm working on a Word 2013 document containing mailing labels. (Well, actually I'm creating badges for a conference - but I'm using the mailing labels mail merge functionality for that.) I created a ...
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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 ...
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Adding a punctuation mark (comma, period) after a Word 2013 equation in display style

The equation editor that comes with Word 2013 has two different formatting styles, "display" and "inline". The formatting style is automatically changed depending on wether there is other text in the ...
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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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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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Office Word. How to open the same document in separate windows?

How to open the same document in separate windows in Microsoft Office Word? One solution would be to rename it, but is there other better solution? It is the equivalent of my previous question which ...
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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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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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How can I format page numbering in MS Word which is 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, etc?

How can I set the page numbers in Microsoft word to have this numbering: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
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How to Change Column Width for All Word Tables at Once

I have a lot of (> 200) tables in Word that have the same layout (two columns, six rows). I need to adjust the column widths for all of them. Is there a way to automate this?
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How do you open the VBA editor in MS Word 2013?

How do I get to the VBA editor in MS Word 2013? All my searches return information on Excel.
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Can I Use a (Character) Style to Turn off Spell Checking for Program Code Referenced in a MS Word Document?

I asked this question in the Microsoft Office Forum, but then found the answer myself. That made it seem like a Superuser question! As a Software Developer, I am frequently creating documents which ...
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Find And Replace strings containing a caret

Consider a string to be replaced in Microsoft Word Foo^Bar Using the Find and Replace dialog, Word interprets a caret(^) character as a control character to help find predefined elements in your ...
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How to debug a problematic word document

I realize that there are tons of questions with similar symptoms, but I checked most of them and could not find an answer. My system setup is as follows; nothing special running in the background: ...
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Customize TOC tab leader

In Microsoft Word I can choose between dots ..., dashes --- and a line for the tab leader in the table of contents menu. But I want to increase the dots' distance, for example with some spaces between ...
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Bug in Microsoft Word with Find and Replace when searching text containing a hyperlink?

I was trying to replace a text with a email address in the middle of it in a Word document. If I only use the Find command, then it works fine, and Microsoft Word finds the text I wanted to replace. ...
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Word 2013: Get the page number for the previous page

I'm trying to accomplish something very simple in Word 2013, but the feature does not seem to be available, nor can I work it out with field codes. I simply want to include, on multiple pages, ...
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Word 2013 - How to add figures to Visio Diagrams in Word Document

I am trying to add a figure caption to a Visio diagram that I have inserted into a word document and I am having some trouble. For example, if I right click on any inserted image in my word ...
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Bring back the object browser in Word 2013

In previous Word versions there was a very handy feature called "object browser" that allowed you to quickly navigate a document. Here is a very simple explanation of what it does: ...
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Can I set up the printer in Word to print in black even if the file has colours?

How can I set up the printer in Word to print in black even if the file has colours? I noticed if the file has coloured parts, they are not printed. My printer, Canon MP190, has only black ink. One ...
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how to change the allign of microsoft word 2013

the word file I am usingI paste a mathematics formula into the word, then before I know it, the align of the text after it become super weird. I cannot move the text to the left, it seems ...
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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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Why does Microsoft Word open Word 6.0 Binary Documents and Templates in Protected View by default? Is there a reason I shouldn't turn that off?

I have a .doc file which, because of the format it's saved in, Word 2013 opens in Protected view. I can't edit, save, or print it: I would like to do at least one of those things with this file. I ...
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Headers in Microsoft Word

I'm using Microsoft Word 2013, and I set the footer with a page number on the left for even pages and on the right for odd pages. Now I want to set the header in the way to write the chapter name on ...
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Change Column align footnotes in word 2013

As you know Microsoft added multi column footnote in word 2013. But I can't change direction of column in footnote. I use Persian language in my document, and I want that the first column of footnote ...
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Add verb to Word vocabulary so Word stops claiming sentence is fragment?

I'm working with Word for Mac, version 14.3.9 (131030). The same problem exists for Word on my PC, like Word 2013 and Word 2010. Word has flagged the following sentence as a fragment: The ...
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Non-Latin numbered lists (MS Word)

(Sorry if duplicate) When creating a numbered list in MS Word 2013, I can choose the list style, e.g., 1. First item 2. Second item 3. Third item or a) First item b) Second item c) Third item ...
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Automatically insert data into Word-Templates

Word-Templates often consist of Content-Control Boxes and I wonder if it is possible to store some data like my adress or phone number in Word to automatically insert it into the respecting boxes and ...
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Word 2013 Textbox Margins

I'm creating a document and i'm using textboxes to create columns in it. However, the picture i'm inserting is always getting cut off and is unable to stretch to the max of the textbox width Example ...