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

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Extract address from Word document into Excel or CSV

I have a Word file with about 8,000 standard letters in it, which start with standard opening date: 26 March 2013 XXXfew lines addressXXX Dear Name paragraphs. I like to extract the address ...
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Word 2010 Merging grouped items

I have tried my best to resolve this issue but I can't find a solution. Whatever I find, I'm unable to make it apply to my issue here: I have a data source (Excel spreadsheet) that goes like this: ...
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Can't set default proofing language in MS Word 2010

I have English and Croatian proofing tools installed, and my Windows 7 (in English language) has Croatian regional settings. I can't set up default proofing to English. I can, in review tab switch ...
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Dropping a docx document onto a running instance of MS-Word treats it as a template?

I have several word documents (.docx) - I need to do some copying/pasting between multiple pairs of documents, so I opened two instances of word beside each other and intended to drop the twin files ...
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Reference to a cell in an other table in a Word document from a field

How to reference to a cell in an other table from a field? I.e. I mean the following: I have 2 tables in a Word document and I have to make a reference to any cell (e.g. R1C1) of the first from the ...
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Embed Powerpoint slides in Word document

I want to embed a powerpoint slide in a word document. I don't want to export it as JPG and insert the picture into my word document. I want it to be "dynamically linked", i.e. whenever I ...
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MS Word line numbers with a split 1 page document?

I have 2 large extracts of text from a story. I would like to fit those extracts side by side on the page with line numbering for each. What is the best way to do this? I am using Microsoft Word 2007
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How use Heading 1 Style for multiple top-level document entites?

I'm a relative newbie to MS Word, though I have lots of experience with other document-preparation software. As an exercise to help me get used to the Word Way of Thinking, I'm taking an existing ...
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How to create number format in different language in MS Word

How can I have bullet list numbers in a different language? For ex, I want to have numbers in Bengali. Which is like ১, ২, ৩, ৪, ... I can see English, Roman, Arabic is supported. But I can't see ...
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How to have two headings at the same “level” in a multilevel list?

I found a good article (via Word's help) on how to set up numbered headings using multilevel lists. However, I can't find anything on how to set two different styles to the same level. For example, ...
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Word is ignoring my 'Match Destination Formatting' preference when pasting text

I'm stuck using word 2007 at the office. It has options for retaining formatting, pasting as plain text, and pasting text to match the destination's formatting. That last option is the one I want, but ...
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How to count instances a certain style has been applied via VBA?

In Word one can click the pull-down menue of a style in the style-window and it shows how often that style has been applied throughout the active document. So this is an information which is readily ...
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Dropbox failing to update?

I have two PC's at home. One XP the other Windows 7-64bit. I have a word document that I edit on either PC - to enable this I have the file stored in a Dropbox folder. This usually works fine - but ...
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Find similar style like selection in word 2010?

I pasted a web page into word ( from the internet by copy+paste) the result is here However , I want to change the blue background color. How can I replace in my document , ONLY SECTIONS with ...
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How do I spell out the page numbers in Word?

In MS-Word (any version, but I"m using 2010) is there a way to set the page numbers as using alpha-values instead of numeric values? For example, I would like the page numbers in my header to display ...
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How can I convert a BibTex library to the bibliography format used by Microsoft Word?

Are there ways to import BibTex files for use with the reference manager in Word?
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Is it possible to embed a video in a MS Word document?

I want to find out if it's possible to embed a video file in a MS Word document? I mean not to have a link to a file on a file system, but actually put a video file into a document file. I need to ...
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Microsoft word 2007: how to number some pages in roman numerals and the rest in regular numbers

If I have a 4 page word document, how can i number the first two as pages i, ii and the rest as 1,2,3,4 etc. Thanks.
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Word to PDF and PDF to Word

When we convert Word to PDF files we get good result – like any kind of alignment and pictures will be kept. But when we convert a PDF to word, most of the time we get very ugly results, especially ...
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Can I recover a Word document that was open when my computer shut off?

How can I get my document on Word which was being written but not saved. The screen went dead and I turned off the computer by pushing power button. After restart the file was gone. Is there any way ...
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I keep losing a custom bullet style in Word 2011 (on a Mac)

I have set up a custom bullet using a graphic (tried using gif, jpg and png file formats). However, when I quit out of Word and then reopen the document, the custom bullet has lost the graphic. The ...
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How do I remove ASCII “Null” from a Microsoft Word 2010 document?

I have OCRed a document. The OCR software has created lots of NULL characters in the finalized Word 2010 document. I know that because I have found this converter, which has transformed one of the ...
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How can I define shortcut for new blog post in Windows with Word 2013

When I want to have a new blog post I need click on Word shortcut File >> New From templates click on blog post How can I define shortcut for this? or another templates that we can ...
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Open Office \ Microsoft Word compatibility problems with paragraph directions

I'm trying to use Open Office (specifically, I tested LibreOffice 3.3) for writing documents, which should be shared with MS Word users. This documents include Hebrew text, that uses right to left ...
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Convert MS Word frames to table

Is there a way to convert Microsoft Word frames to table? I use export feature of old Crystal Reports which export invoice file with every field in frame. I'm trying to use these files in ...
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Alternative to MS Word that properly supports filling form fields and checkboxes?

We only have Linux on our computers here at my home, and I tried to use LibreOffice (a derivative of OpenOffice.org) to fill in an application form for a job, which was in .doc format. However, ...
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Show percent completion in Word, with a target word count

I know Word shows you the Word count, but is it possible to set a target word count, and then make it display the percentage of completion? So for instance, if you'd set the target at 1800 words, and ...
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Is there a wiki that supports MS Word Import/Export?

I inherited the task of taking over documentation for a project. It is mostly software developers, but there are a few fairly non-technical people who don't like wikis and really love Word. The thing ...
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Micrososft Word creating a textbox with only top border

I want to create a textbox in microsoft word with only top border as we commonly find in place where signature is needed, like where we have a line above the word Signature.
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lost word document windows 8…word 2010

wife opened a word document stored on carbonite from a computer that didn't have a carbonite subscription. She modified the document and was then prompted to save. She clicked save and now can not ...
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How to copy [just] the alignment and the indentation?

If i have many paragraphs and i want to (Format paint) just the alignment and the indentation of the first paraghragh to the others without other styles like the font and colors how to do that ? for ...
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Finding the domains for Microsoft Word on Mac

My parents both use Macs to do their work and my dad bought three licenses for Microsoft Word on Mac. The problem is that he somehow set up the programs so that only one can be used at a time, meaning ...
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Create lines in MS Word 2010

I would like to create some lines in MS Word 2010 to write some comments. I would like when someone prints the documents to write on the lines. However, if someones wants to fill in the comment ...
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Show text in a cell if another cell is not empty in Word 2010

I have a table in Word 2010 like the following: | 1 | 2 | | Mr | Qaz | | Mr | Wsx | | Mr | Efv | | Mr | Thn | Is there a way to hide automatically the "Mr" when I clear the 2nd cell and to show ...
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Microsoft Word - Collecting form data online

I have a word template file that I've set up following the directions here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/create-forms-that-users-complete-or-print-in-word-HA010030746.aspx That setup ...
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Word documents get spontaneously corrupted while editing in OS X

This has happened to me twice in the past two days: I'm editing a document in OS X Microsoft Word 2011 (14.1.0), and the document's characters spontaneously turn into gibberish (not upon loading the ...
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Scrolling in Microsoft Word 2003

I used to be able to scroll through my Word-document by dragging the vertical scrollbar and moving it up and down. The pages would glide along according on how I dragged the bar. Now, when I drag the ...
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Include only part of a figure caption within a textbox in a table of figures in MS Word

I am writing a thesis paper with long figure captions. I have discovered how to use Style Separator to have only the first sentence appear in the list of figures, however, all my captions are in text ...
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Display text only in a merge master document (not in the resulting merged document)

I'd like to put some instructional text in a Word 2007 merge master document, but upon merging, not have the text present (or at least, not visible). The text won't print, because it is hidden, but ...
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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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Can I see the last person to edit a line in Word

Given a line in a Word document, how can I determine who wrote it? Is there a 'blame' feature a la https://github.com/blog/228-playing-the-blame-game ?
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How to type one character over another in Microsoft Word

I am trying to prepare a small document in Sanskrit language. The text that I am trying to type are very well available with my Windows 8 OS and I could type them fairly well. However, my requirement ...
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How can I change the default Shape Fill color in Word 2007?

Whenever I create a new Shape (Insert tab > Shapes), and then draw a shape, the default fill is "white." I can change the fill color, and then set my shape to "Set AutoShape Defaults," but that will ...
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Transferring only tables from Microsoft Word to Excel through automation

Is there a way that I can automate the copying of information from Microsoft Word tables to Microsoft Excel tables?
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How refer to parts of a paragraph's numbering text?

I have a document with a large number of steps. I've set up a "Step" paragraph style with numbering that generates the word "Step" followed by the step number and a colon (plus the tab that Word seems ...
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how can I convert all my word equations into images?

I have a file full of equations (inline and not), written in Microsoft Word 2007 and saved as a "Word Document" (.docx). I want to convert them all to images. So far, the only way that I have is to ...
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Word 2010: Include colon in Heading but omit from field references

I wish to have a document with sections that are headed, Section 1: Introduction but when reference them with fields codes I wish to do so without the colon appearing in either field. Note that the ...
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How can I copy a custom Dictionary on Word 2000?

How do I copy custom dictionary on word 2000 onto a flash drive and then copy it to custom dictionary word 2003 on my new computer?
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Apply font to words containing in custom dictionary in MS Word

I'm wondering if I can apply a specific font to a custom dictionary in MS Word? That way, if I add a new word to that dictionary, the font will apply to it automatically.
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Easiest way to make multi-page images in Microsoft Word?

If you have a number of images that are too large to fit on one page in a Microsoft Word document - is there an easier way to embed them into the document than splitting them with an image editor? The ...