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

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How to visually group a set of shapes in a drawing canvas in Word 2010?

I'm drawing a flow chart in Word 2010 with the drawing canvas and shapes. I have a subset of the canvas that I want to visually "group" together (maybe draw a dotted box around these shapes) so that ...
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right-shift + right-ctrl locks ctrl key. All characters typed behave as though 'ctrl+' was inserted before the character

Currently using Windows 7 With two keyboard layouts: US Canadian Multilingual Standard. Behavior is seen in MS Word and Notepad++. Right-shift + Right-ctrl changes my language from 'US' to ...
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Endless save loop in Microsoft Word

I'm trying to save a Word document as .docx, but each time I click the 'Save' button the dialog reappears and asks me where to save the file. This only happens when I try to save it as a .docx file, ...
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Can't open .asd file

I have .asd file wich I wish to open. I have tried everything with word I think. And when I open in notepad that file, it shows random simbols, maybe its corrupted and can't be restored? By the way ...
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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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Arabic Text shows in wrong-direction in Word, but not Google Docs [duplicate]

I have a word document that shows Arabic text in the wrong direction to expected. I opened the same doc on my colleagues machine and the text shows in the correct direction. I uploaded the doc to ...
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Referencing in Word does not show publication year in MLA

I have a problem with MLA in Word; when I insert a reference, using the automatic function linking it to the Sources, the year does not show up, and since there are many works by a prolific writer, ...
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Creating different margins on the first page of a word template

I have a letterhead template and I need the first page left margin to be larger than subsequent pages. I've seen the option of placing a text box or image box in the header to push the text but this ...
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How do I apply the same formatting to many different word documents?

I use Word for Mac 2011. I review documents from many different users. One of the things I do is standardize their formatting. For each document, before I start to read the document, I do the ...
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Large documents misbehaving when using MS Word Master/Subdoc and OneDrive

Situation: I'm working in Word. My documents are very large containing several high resolution images. If I try to compile all the Word docs it becomes impossible to work. My workaround: working with ...
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PDF title removal

After creating a PDF from a MS word document using CC PDF convertor (my current choice of PDF creation) I uploaded it and noticed the title of the webpage was in the form: Microsoft Word ...
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Unknown object in Microsoft Word 2013

I have Word 2013 .docx document with one (or maybe two) object. That object have blue color and I would like to turn it on green. Color in object progressively turns from blue to white and I would ...
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Create alternating heading styles in Word

I would like to style a Word document with headings that have a border around them, but not for the whole page width. Something similar to this: The trick is, on odd pages, I would like the header ...
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How to keep original image dimensions for images in Microsoft Word 2007?

When I'm importing images into a Word document, if the image is a small image like 100x100px, then the image is imported as something like 300x300, thus making it hideously blurry. This necessitates ...
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Prevent Microsoft from auto starting on Mac

Whenever I start up my Mac Mini (running OS Mavericks) or Macbook Air (OS 10.9), I have to wait while Word and Excel automatically load and open. I've tried stopping this from happening via system ...
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How to add padding to images/chart in MS Word with 'in line with text' wrapping?

I have a justified paragraph at the end of a two column page. On inserting a chart with "in line with text" mode under text wrapping in the middle of the paragraph, the image appears fine. How can I ...
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What is the application of 'align to page and align to margin' in word 2007?

In the Page Layout tab there are align options. When you open it there are several options, for example, align to page and align to margin. I select a picture and choose this option but nothing ...
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How to add a patterned shade (fill) (like diagonal strips or checker board etc.) within a table in Word 2010?

Is there a way to add a patterned shade (fill) (like diagonal strips or checker board etc.) within a table in Word 2010? If not - I guess the only way is to insert a shape and auto fit it to the cell ...
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Referencing excel cells inserted in a word document

Does anybody know how to reference cells from an excel document inserted into a word document, so when the cells are updated (in the word document) it automatically updated elsewhere in the word ...
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How to redo an file which is lost due to “undo”

I have a file on which i was working on yesterday. After saving, I copied it to a pendrive. Then I went to the desktop and bymistakely pressed undo several times. After a few other-file arrangements, ...
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Linking Excel 2013 cell to Word 2013 table cell adds unwanted line breaks

I have a problem where I am trying to copy an excel cell that contains content using a formula, into a word document table cell and link them such that the formatting is used in word. What happens is ...
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How to set mergefield to show long date format?

How can I make Word 2012 display German date format in mail merge? { DATE \a "dd.MM.yy" \ * MERGEFIELD } returns 15.02.2012 for today, 15. Februar 2013 however is what I want.
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How do I make myself an anonymous reviewer in Mac Word 2011?

I'm an editor and I'm trying to change my reviewer information in Mac Word 2011. Right now, my only option seems to be Word > Preferences > Remove personal information from this file on save. However, ...
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Need to print same docx multiple times, changing a name field

I have a Word document and a 200 names list, and I would like to automate the printing, any tips on how it can easily be done?
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Where is the clipboard feature in Word 2013?

My question refers to the clipboard feature in word 2013. I am currently a college student and during a test, I had difficulty with my answers to the following questions. Actually, my problem lies ...
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What is the “Fixed Column Width” option in Word?

I draw a table and select the column. In the layout tab, there is an auto-fit option that we can select fixed column width, but when I select this option nothing happened. How can I use this option? ...
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MS Word MacroButton Printing Twice

I'm EXTREMELY new to VBA, and I have been trying to produce an MS Word document that has a few MacroButtons on it that print specific sections. The problem arises when I click them, and it prints two ...
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How to protect comments in Microsoft Word

I have inserted personal comments into a Word document, which I am distributing to other authors. How do I send them the file without them being able to see my comments? I can "hide" comments by going ...
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Can I lock (or make uneditable) portions of a word document?

I am looking to make a letterhead for my company. Right now I currently have an image within the header of the document and an image within the footer of the document. Is there any way I can lock ...
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Numbering in MS word turned into black boxes

I was working in a word document this morning and all was well, it has custom styles I've used many times. I made a bunch of changes to the document, saved it and sent it off. The person I sent it ...
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Vector arrows on top of letters? Or a better workaround for Word 2003?

I need to insert vector notations in my documents, Microsoft Word 2003: It takes some time to hack this into Word by creating an equation { EQ \O(a;→)} where the font size of the arrow → has to be ...
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Can't edit some contentcontrols

I have a MS Word with a number of contentcontrols on it. I am trying to populate it with data from a database. The code makes it through the first 22 contentcontrols with no problem....BUT then on ...
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hyperlink word table of figures in pdf

I save a word document with both Table of Contents and Table of Figures. I create a PDF using Adobe Acrobat. The table of contents in the PDF document are hyperlinked. The table of figures is not. Any ...
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Word doesn't let me navigate to where I want to save my document

When I try to save my document, Word only lets me select "Favorites" or "Recent Places". If I select Desktop, it does not let me drill down from there. I am on a 2014 Mac Pro.
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How can I add additional connector (glue) points to a shape in word or powerpoint?

How can I add additional connector points to a shape in word or powerpoint? In openoffice draw these are called glue points. What I want in ms powerpoint: What I can do in open office draw: ...
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How do I unlock a read-only Word document form?

Someone sent me a Word doc that consists of a form full of checkboxes and freeform fields. I am trying to insert an image version of my signature and a few extra freeform text fields so I don't have ...
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How to maintain original figure numbers in pdf document saved from Word 2007 file?

I have a Word 2007 document in which the Figure numbers and List of Figures are listed exactly as I want. I generate a pdf (Adobe Reader X, Version 10.1.2) from Word 2007 document using the save as ...
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Microsoft Office Word 2013 - Turn Off the Dang Templates

When you open Word 2013, it automagically offers you up several templates to choose from for use. 'Welcome to Word', 'Blog Post', 'Icon design', etc. These are interesting and I am proud of the ...
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How do I add invisible colums in Microsoft Word for only parts of the page? (Writing a CV)

I am trying to write a CV/Resume but having a lot of trouble organizing items in neat lines. I tried inserting invisible tables first, but they introduce a slight intent. What I am looking for now ...
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How do I remove lines appearing permanently on top and bottom of a word document?

I have these lines appearing on top and bottom of a word document (office 2010), just below and above the text (Exactly where the lines for headers and footers are). I have tried to copy the text into ...
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Multilevel numbered equations

I need to number my equations as follows: If it is under Heading 1 => "Heading 1 #"."Equation #" If it is under Heading 2 => "Heading 1 #"."Heading 2 #"."Equation number #" If it is under Heading ...
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How can I change the cursor style of MS Word for Mac (2011)?

I find it difficult to see the blinking, thin vertical bar cursor in MS Word (Word for Mac 2011, ver. 14.2.5). Is it possible to change the cursor style to a box or something more easily seen? I ...
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MS Word 2010: Link to object in a relative directory

I'm working in a Dropbox folder on a word document. I'd like to insert a pdf object which will be updated by a script separately. The problem is that the linked object in Insert > Object > Create from ...
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Merge & Reformat text

I have a lot of Bible text looks like Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:2 The earth was empty, a formless mass cloaked in darkness. And the Spirit of ...
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Word replacing “next page” section breaks with continuous section breaks

I have a Microsoft Word document with many section breaks, most of which are of the “Next Page” variety. On the last page I have a continuous section break. If I try to remove this continuous break, ...
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Inserting math subset and superset symbols into office word

I want to insert this equation into the MS Word using Equation Editor: I have tried: (a+b)^n=n_(C_n ) a^n which results: Is this the best it can do?
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dealing with citation frame in Auto hot-linking in-text citations to a bibliographic entry

There is a frame around the citations in my document that prevents the follow macro from working. I have not been able to find an option in either Word 2007 or 2010 to turn off the frame. Any advice ...
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Hotkey (or similar) to quickly switch to a monospace font (“teletype”) in either LibreOffice or Microsoft Office

I find myself doing a lot of writing where I would have to change fonts for certain parts of the text. The obvious example is writing code documentation, where you'd have to reference code frequently, ...
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How to copy drawing from LibreOffice Draw to MS Word?

What is the best way to copy a drawing (complete document) from LibreOffice Draw into an MS Word document (using MS Word) on Windows? A "naive" copy&paste form Draw to Word gives next to useless ...
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Microsoft Word formula to ignore letter

I am trying to use formula to multiply two numbers to the left. The problem is that in one of the left cells i have letter E, or euro sign. When there is letter, or euro sign, formula is not working ...