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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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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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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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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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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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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 1,2,3,4,5,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Creating an Image with Bitmap image option in word

I encountered a strange image in a word document with a "Bitmap image object" option as shown below: Does anyone know how to create such an object?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: http://www.upstarts....
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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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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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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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How can I Find and replace all text that has a style in MS Word 2013 without changing style on line below

I have a MS Word 2013 document with several headings that are styled as "Heading 4". My goal is to replace all text that is styled as "Heading 4" to ###### and style "Heading 5". I use the ...
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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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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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Change default style of a caption in Word [duplicate]

When inserting a figure or table, you can add a caption. It has some default styling that you can edit in the Quick Styles pane. By default in Word 2013 this is a 9pt italic font. Unfortunately, this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 showing two pages side by side

All of a sudden Word started displaying 2 pages side by side in one window. I tried changing the zoom and it didn't affect anything. How can I go back to seeing 1 page at a time?
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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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Microsoft Word 2013 - How to make double column list

In MS word 2013 when I go to Page Layout > Columns > 2 , it creates 2 columns but they are not "individual" in the sense that I cannot start typing from the top of the right column, nor can I type in ...
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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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How do I typeset equations in Word as pretty as LaTeX does?

This might be the N+1 th question about how to put vector graphics and/or equations in MS Word, but none of the solutions I found on the net satisfy me. My ultimate goal is to be able to embed Latex ...
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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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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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How can I delete, break, unlink, or otherwise convert cross references to simple text in microsoft word 2013

Cross referencing figure and table captions is useful while editing a document but can become confused when copying and pasting between large documents. I need to pass my document to a colleague who ...
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Why are my Word 2013 page size options different to other Word 2013 page size options?

The loptions in my laptop Word 2013 page size drop down are very different from those on my desktop at work. My home machine has fewer, and e.g. is missing the A5 paper size. I can only guess this is ...
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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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Stop the text getting separated into two columns

I am writing a journal paper using IEEE style. In that, each page is divided into two columns. The content is written in the first column and once the space is over the content goes to the second one. ...
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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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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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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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How do I embed HTML in a Word document? [duplicate]

I'd like to embed an online map inside of a Word document for my geography task in school. I have the code for an iframe of a map at www.arcgis.com. How do I insert it in the document? I'm using Word ...