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

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How to persuade MS Word that .NET is one word?

I'm writing a text about my work in .NET and the word ".NET" makes Word think that the dot is the end of a sentence. How can I persuade MS Word that .NET is one word? PS: I know I can use dotNET but ...
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Change gridline colour or style in MS Word 2010

How can I change the colour or style (solid line or dots, as in The Gimp) of the document gridlines shown using View > Gridlines (not table gridlines) in Microsoft Word 2010 or 2007? I can change the ...
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Print a color document on a B&W printer, with good color separation

I want to print a PDF document converted from Word by Adobe Acrobat Pro. It has some figures containing colors that when I convert to black & white are distinguishable but after printing by a ...
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How to make the tab stick in Microsoft Word 2010?

For example if I use the Insert tab and then click in the document, the Ribbon goes back to Home. How to make the Insert tab stick, that is for Word to stay on the last tab I have used?
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Edit date field code on multiple Word Documents

I have multiple word documents that have a date field code displaying the current date. I need a way to modify each document so that it shows the CreateDate field instead of Date. The format for each ...
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Microsoft Office Keyword Analysis

Is there a piece of software that will do keyword analysis on a batch of Microsoft Word files? In other words, I would simply like a word count on all words used. The objective is to identify keywords ...
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How can I remove this large gap above my footnotes in MS Word?

How can I remove this large gap above my footnotes in MS Word 2003? I've checked all the usual stuff like paragraphs settings, including for the Normal & Footnote styles. This is the first set ...
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Format Painter in Microsoft Office

I know I can google it quite easily but hey, I have never asked any question @ SU, so here is one. What is the shortcut key for Format Painter in Microsoft Office things e.g., Microsoft Word?
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How do I make Microsoft Word show unicode correctly on all computers?

I have a Word DOCX file that uses the Calibri font. It has hairline spaces (unicode character 0x200A I think). It looks fine on my computer with Word 2007 on Windows 7, a coworker's Word 2010 on Mac ...
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Fully inline non-static citations

I would like to have fully inline non-static citations in my text that do not fit with the default form of "(author et al., year)", though I would like to keep those also. Basically I would like to ...
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Word 2007 Citation and References language issue

I'm using Word 2007's Citation and Bibliography feature in a large word document. The document is in English and its language is set as English. The citation style is set as APA. Still, when I place ...
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Make the Print dialog ask for confirmation when printing the entire document

It happens too often that I'm only wanting to print one page, but I move too fast and the entire document starts printing. Is there a way to set up a large Word document to verify that I only want ...
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MS word 2010, adding different page numbers to first page of each chapter in a single document

I need to add roman numbers to first 10 pages and rest must be arabic numbers. Roman numbers must be on the middle,bottom and roman numbers should be on the top right corner. But when a new chapter ...
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Set “Fit Text Width” as default when opening Word Document

I'm partially sighted and as such have difficutly reading word documents unless I set the zoom level to "Fit Text Width". I've been doing this manually and was wondering how I set it as the default ...
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How to hyperlink within document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make a hyperlink within a Word document to another place in the same document? I want to know how to insert a hyperlink from one place in a Word 2010 document ...
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How to batch-convert MS Word files from Letter page size to A4?

I have a bunch of MS Word 2010 documents and I need to convert them from Letter page size to A4. Is there a simple way to do that? Possibly some PowerShell script combined with some MS Word API?
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MS Word: Compare Documents Layout

I'm using MS Word 2010. I wanted to compare two documents, so I used the built-in compare function, which opened the overly-cluttered layout showing the two versions in two small views, the merged ...
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Replacing Italic with markdown formatting or em tags

I have content in google docs that is being converted to HTML. The main trick is that there are a number of italic sections which I would like to add <em> tags or markdown asterisks. I tried ...
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Word 2007/10 hide figure label in table of figures

I have a load of figures in a document with standard captions ("figure n: some caption") and would like a table of figures. However, in the table (not the captions) I don't want the label "Figure" to ...
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MS Word: resize all text, relatively?

In Microsoft Word (2003) is it possible to change the size of all fonts relatively? In other words, make all text "x" pts or percent smaller or larger? For documents to be read on screen I like a ...
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Why will Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac only let me type in Times New Roman?

I'm having a problem where Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac will only let me type in Times New Roman. Even if I change the Normal style it still reverts back. I do not want to change the default font for ...
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Create a 2 tone (or 2 colour) border on a style in Microsoft Office 2010

I am trying to create a two tone border to go under headings in MS office. The goal is to look like this one: Notice how the Heading has an underline with two colours (of different sizes as well). ...
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Export Microsoft Word document for Adobe Acrobat signature

When I save a MS Word document (.docx) as a PDF, I am not able to sign it in Adobe Acrobat. Is there a way to export an MS Word doc to a signable PDF? Third party products are an option as well.
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How to create a two column footnote in word 2007?

I want to create two column footnote in word 2007 but it creates just one column footnotes, how can I do that?
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consistently format a messy word document

I'm wondering when several people have applied all their idiosyncratic ideas of how a document should be formatted rudimentary all throughout the document, if there's an easy way to homogenize the ...
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Unable to find Word and PowerPoint in start menu seach

I've recently got a new computer, and was tasked with some basic configuration. I've created 4 accounts, all of them administrators. On one of them, I've created taskbar and desktop shortcuts for ...
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How to combine several records in a single letter using Word mail merge

I have a long Excel list with data in the following format: A, B, C x, y, z1 x, y, z2 x, y, z3 I want to create a mail merge in Word 11 for Mac in the following style for each x, y , which is ...
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in MS Word 2007: how can I define a custom keybord shortcut for Display:Final (for reviewing tracked changes)

In MS Word, shortcuts can be defined by user. Where in the menu would I find to assign a shortcut so that with one keyboard click, I can switch to review view that says 'final'.? There is in Word ...
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Formatting multiple choice questions

How can I format multiple choice questions so option A from the second question will be under option A from the first question (B, C, D etc. as well)? Update: I just use MS Word in order to write ...
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Is it possible to Link to Excel File Based on Dynamic Mail Merge Field?

If I were to create an excel sheet with merge fields for a Mail Merge, and one of those fields were to be a file location, for example, can I then create a link in my Word document to a second Excel ...
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Non-printing characters in Word 2011 not showing even when enabled

I have a document I work on often, my resume. I have created a few different styles that I use and for some reason the non-printing characters have stopped showing properly. I have the option enabled ...
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Indicate wrapping of long code lines in Word 2007

I'm using Word 2007 and inserting code into a document. I have a style with a fixed-width font and light grey background and all, and I use Notepad++ for syntax highlighting. My problem is with ...
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Can you automatically generate an acronym list as a table in Microsoft Word?

What is the easiest way to create an acronyms list as a table that may be automatically generated, such as a table of contents? I'm assuming acronyms are 3 letters or greater.
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MS Word: Center align only image in a list

I have made a numbered list in Word 2010. Each list entry has an image as well. I want to center align all images, but when I try to center align an image, the text above get centered as well. ...
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Word 2010 - page break before H2 except after H1

I've got a word document with more or less the following structure: Title Heading 1 Heading 2 Text Heading 2 Text Heading 1 Heading 2 Text ... I'd like page breaks before all H2 ...
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Adjusting the column height of a Word 2007 Mail Merge on every page?

I've been doing mail merges lately and we use labels that aren't listed in the default MS Word settings: I tried measuring them out and here is what I got: Despite measuring them they don't seem ...
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Can't select the thumbnails view in Word 2007

I lost the thumbnail view panel for Print Layout in Word 2007. However, in the “Show/Hide” tab, it’s not grey, but the check box for thumbnails just can’t “hold” my selection. The only thing can be ...
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How to change the numbering of image captions?

I have written a pretty long document in MS word and I have multiple image captions generated by the app. I have multiple level headers, and the numbering of captions is currently something like level ...
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Convert .ppt to Word - with proper headings, font-sizes and page-sizes

How do I convert .ppt to .docx [or .odt, or something!] in such a way page sizes are scaled down and text is in "normal" font-sizes?
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Preserving CDATA Editing Xml File using Microsoft Word 2003

I have an xml file that I need to edit using Microsoft Word 2003. Everything works fine but the CDATA section is lost and is converted to normal html. For example: <Description> <![CDATA[ ...
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Creating Microsoft Word templates for each page of the same document

I'm trying to create a template in Microsoft Word that will appear on every page of my document. All help articles I've seen have told me to use Headers and Footers - which isn't working for the type ...
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Change text style and highlighting automatically

I want to know if there is an option in MS Word, that a line in the text is highlighted by color or the style text changed when I put a ":" or a ";"... in the end of this line. For example: when I ...
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Automate Conditional Template used in Word MailMerge

I have four different Word 2003 documents set up, all using the same Excel data source, but the documents have different logos, text, terms and columnar content layouts. Currently remLetter1.doc ...
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In ms-word. How do I change the order of the pages to be from left to right

When you zoom out and the pages get small you can see two or more pages in the same row. My pages are ordered right to left. Do you know how can I change their order so that they will be arranged ...
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Unwanted Footer while Printing in Microsoft Word

Every time I print on my mac (10.8) using Microsoft Word 2011, there is a line at the very bottom in super small font saying like: (my username) Wednesday, September 5, 2012 3:42:49 PM (timezone) It ...
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C++ Style Comments for Microsoft Word 2008?

I would like to be able use some sort of C++ style commenting for Microsoft Word. E.g. If I have // line of text the entire line should be a comment and should appear in a different colour. Same ...
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Printing 4-page booklet in Microsoft Word 2010 - page 4 not adjacent to page 1

I am trying to create a four-page booklet in Microsoft Word 2010. I followed the instructions I found on this blog post, and it has gotten me most of the way there. But one issue remains. I don't ...
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Changing styles in Word 2007

I need to change styles in Word 2007. In Word versions pre-2007 I had no problems with this, but in Word 2007+ I can't get it working. Here is what I got. I changed the Normal style to use Arial ...
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Creating a Protected Form in Word 2003 with Using Tab Keys to Move from Field to Field

I have created forms with several form fields in which users can enter text, and I would like users to be able to use the tab key to skip from one form field to the next without having to use their ...