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

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Wrapping text around full page tables

I have a full page table that I want to position at a particular place in my document, but this is the middle of a paragraph. I can't seem to make Word wrap my paragraph text before / after the table ...
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4th level indent in table of contents in Word?

I discovered that the number of heading levels showed in the TOC can be changed, but I can't figure out how to increase the indent for the 4th level and beyond -- it has the same indent as the 3rd ...
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Word 97 Printer Properties crashes

We are still using Word 97 on Windows XP and we just got a new Canon 8085 printer. The problem we have is that when we select the printer in Word 97 and click the Properties button, we get a fatal ...
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Recovering a word file (Select the encoding that makes your document readable)

My girlfriend requested me to recover a word file which is her 2 months of work :(, and this is her thesis for graduation. It shows the "Select the encoding that makes your document readable" screen ...
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How to turn marked text into footnote in word

I have a microsoft word file (originally from latex) that is littered with footnotes in between a \footnote{} tag. Here is an example This is some text in MS word.\footnote{I would like to turn this ...
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Linked Excel 2010 Charts Won't Show Field Codes in Word 2010 - What am I doing wrong?

Thank you for reading. I hope this is something simple I am overlooking. Synopsis: I have a Word doc containing linked charts from a single Excel source. They are docx and xlsx files created in Word ...
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“Insert Hyperlink” very slow for documents in a SharePoint library

I'm working in a Word 2010 document from a SharePoint document library. When you use the "Insert Hyperlink" command (or Ctrl+K) to add a hyperlink to text in the document, by default, the Insert ...
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How to get rid of the small window that automatically opens in Word 2010?

Whenever I select a word in Word 2010 and move the cursor up, an annoying floating window appears with fonts, etc. Does anyone know how to remove this feature?
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How to find and replace special formats in word processors?

Currently I have Word 2010 and Word 2013 Preview (and OpenOffice 3, LibreOffice + LyX 2) installed. And I want to do this: I have long document full of content that is sadly broken down by ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for capitalization on Word 2007?

Also, is there an easy and comprehensive list of Word keyboard shortcuts anywhere ? Common tasks like capitalization should not require mouse usage, and probably Word has some "hidden" or obscure ...
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Why won't MS Office start?

When I open MS Office two dialog boxes appear: The command cannot be performed because a dialog box is open. Click OK, and then close open dialog boxes to continue. then Microsoft Office ...
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Convert batch of Word files to PDFs in Mac OS X

Say I have several Word files in a folder. Is there a way to generate a batch of PDFs from these files?
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Saving .doc file to .docx file in word 2007 losing the bullet list

I am having an word document which has number of styles and bullets and the file format is .doc(97-2003 Document) and i opened in that document in MSWord 2007 and save as .docx file format.(With ...
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Word document and saving as PDF incorrect output

I have quite simple word docuemnt that I want to save as PDF. It has few tables and content. When I save the document I get incorrect tables.. they are some weird white margins that don't appear in ...
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save word 2010 document as pdf with bookmarks

I am saving word-document (master- and subdocuments in MS Word 2010 on Windows 7) as a pdf with the bookmark option (create bookmarks using headings). Now the funny thing: It works for all ...
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How to ALWAYS link an image in MS Word 2010 instead of embedding it?

I want to only link, not embed, pictures in my Word document. Yet I got a lot of images to insert! And I want to spare me the additional click into the dropdown menu one and for all, so the question ...
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Word 2010 documents open as small windows, not full screen

When I open Word 2010 documents by clicking the document name in my file folders, they open as half-screen sizes, not full screen. They do respond to my clicking the center box on the upper right to ...
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Word 2007 heading numbering incorrect

I have a large-ish document (1.5MB, 105 pages) with headings provided by formatting styles. Everything was fine until some point in a recent edit and now the first H1 heading is 4 (the second 5 and ...
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Microsoft word 2010 open file in new window

The word program in my computer (Windows 7) doesn't work properly. If I open several files at the same time files are opened in one window. How to change settings of microsoft word 2010 so that every ...
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Drag and drop images into word not working

Using MS Word 2000, I'm no longer able to drag and drop images into MS word from the local filesystem (or from images on the web). We recently reinstalled XP and SP3, so I'm not sure if this is a ...
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Resetting Styles to Default in Microsoft Word 2008

I want to reset all my MS-Word "Styles" to their default settings; i.e. fonts, sizes, spacing, etc. There doesn't seem to be an option to do this in the "Styles" panel. Is there any other way to do ...
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Wrong formula box

I have a document with math formulas, but Microsoft Office 2010 renders boxes so that I can see only part of the formula. Example: if formula has a fraction, I can only see a central part of that: I ...
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Using Word's autocorrect function to replace double spaces with single spaces

I'd tried unsuccessfully to use Word's autocorrect function to replace double spaces with single spaces. Any suggestions?
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Convert PDF to Word document? [closed]

Any software/idea how to convert pdf document to word document?
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MS Word 2007 Mail Merge fails on ZIP codes with leading Zeros (eg. 01234)

I have an Excel Spreadsheet with a ZIP code column. For some dumb reason the original spreadsheet I got had all the zip codes stored as numbers, so a ZIP code like 01234 was stored as 1234. Easy to ...
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MSWord table shading prints too dark

My friend has a very light shading in his MSWord tables. However they still print too dark to read the text. When emailed to a colleague using the same printer, it prints light nicely. However they ...
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How to test which MS Word files can be correctly edited in Google Docs?

Is there a way to test/verify which MS Word files can be correctly edited in Google Docs and no formatting will be lost if files are exported back to MS Word format? Basically, I have quite a number ...
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Salvaging over written file on USB drive

I accidentally overwrote a .docx file with another .docx file on a USB drive. Is there any way I can get the original back?
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Editing form controls without document protection

I have created a Word document (Word 2010, in format docx) with form elements (radio buttons, dropdown menus). Is there any way to set these controls active without locking the document?
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Is there a way to convert MS 2010 Equation to Object in MS Equation 3.0?

I have a lot of equations (for faculty) written in MS Equation (button from right side) and saved it in .docx format. All good and the best until my professor told me that he has MS 2003 and I have ...
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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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MS Word: How to disable spell/grammar checking on a custom style

I often write documents that contain code snippets in them. I created a custom code style so I can quickly differentiate words or paragraphs that are code. However, C++ code is not easy on Word's ...
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How to create Cover Pages in Word?

Does anyone know how to create new cover pages in Microsoft Word 2010/2011? I tried my best to find some information in the web but all I found was instructions on how to insert the prebuild cover ...
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How can I fill (not replace) TAB with Spaces in MSWord?

How can I fill (not replace) TAB with Spaces in MS Office Word? In other word, have a look at the following pic: 1 -> 222 -> 3 111 -> 2 -> 333 11 -> 22 -> 33 11 ...
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How do I compile word document reports into a single report?

I would like to take several word documents and collate them into one. I'm wondering if there is a way to use templates, form fields, macros, etc to streamline this process. We have several team ...
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How to set references/bibliography page in Word /Endnote?

I am inserting my references into my document however whenever I insert references Endnote always places them on the last page of my document. How can I tell Endnote that i want it to place all my ...
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Microsoft Word Strict Inforcement of New Zealand (British) English

In Microsoft Word, If I spell a word in American English, and British English - it accepts both as valid. But I want to tell MS Word to make American English spelling marked as incorrect. I have my ...
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How do I change the format of the table of figures in MS Word?

I can see how to make minor changes to the formatting (font, etc) but not the general layout. I need to follow a format so that I have The number (Just "6", not "Figure 6") A tab/gap The caption ...
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Working with TAB or indent in MSWORD

What is the proper way to use Indent and Tab functions in MSword? Ever since Word97, I get into situations where pressing "TAB" key, "increase indent" key, or the top "slider" has constantly ...
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Automatically remove custom styles from Word document, but save formatting

Given: a .doc(x) file with custom formatting styles applied to some text (example). Get: a .doc(x) file which is formatted as the given file but does not define any custom styles (example). I tried ...
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How can I force the display of image “handles” in Microsoft Word 2010?

In order to select images in Microsoft Word documents you need to get the cursor just right so that it turns into the "+" arrow icon, at which point you can click to select the image. When your ...
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Microsoft Word suddenly lose the whole formatting

I was working on a document in MS Word when all of a sudden the whole formatting went lost. I don't remember the exact sequence of operations I did, and I understand this could be a problem, but I ...
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Custom Dictionary in MS Word

I have MS Word 2013 installed on my system and me along with my friend use it regularly. I know how to add custom dictionaries, but is it possible that each user has his own custom dictionary. During ...
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Microsoft word: Text outside page border

My sister has a word 2010 document and the text is very much outside the right page border. This doesn't happen on the first 3 pages, but does occur on all other pages. I tried to create smaller ...
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Keep lines together in Word; but the heading gets cut off

I recently found out about the 'keep lines together' option in Word, and it has saved me vast amounts of the worst kind of proofing. What remains are odd headings here and there in lengthy documents ...
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Change the temp directory for a user with Microsoft Word 2000

i have a project with a very strange architecture : several Microsoft Word are creating documents based on copy/paste of Excel graphs. Each Word is running with its specific account at the same time. ...
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I've lost a pen drive but I printed off a word document from it a few days… Can I recover a temp version from Word or Windows?

Is there a way to recover documents that have been printed off a pen drive but the pen drive has been lost? I've check the print and there is no file, would word or windows keep a temp copy of a ...
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Microsoft Word - paste words containing dashes

I am trying to paste a column of data into a table from a web page. The data contains dashes, for example: TEST-1 TEST-2 TEST-3 When I select and paste this in to a Word 2007 table, it splits on ...
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Put variables into Microsoft Word

Example I have a letter. I have to address it to 10 people. Each of the 10 people will have a unique info which I'll need to input in. So it's like Dear X, Check out Y! I'll like to pull the info ...
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Microsoft Word Can't do “Save As”

I have a Word file, I want to create a PDF file. For that, I need the "Save As" dialog. I click on File/Save As — and nothing happens. No dialog. It just returns to the screen I had before I ...