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Viewing pages from right to left in microsoft word

On 2-page view, I want to see the pages from right to left, like so: instead of This has something to do with right-to-left languages. I found a few suggested solutions that didn't work (one ...
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How to get rid of large gaps in text in MS Word

When formatting a document such as a resume, MS Word often inserts a large gap in the text--sometimes as much as half a page of blank space. When I try to delete the gap, moving the cursor from the ...
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Find and replace {0,} occurrences in Word

Are there any alternatives to the concept {0,} which is not allowed in MS Word? For example, if I wanted to replace, by a single abbreviation, the next five terms: articul articulo articula ...
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How to create a custom “Document Property”?

How can I create a "Document Property" like in this screenshot but with my own text?
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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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Richtext enabled software that can save in a markdown

How can I copy text from a webpage (ex. this one) and use it to answer a question on SuperUser while retaining formatting? What software can act as an intermediary to convert a document (MS word ...
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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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Minimize file size of Microsoft Word documents

What are the best ways to ensure a small filesize for Microsoft Word documents when starting from scratch reduce the size of existing Microsoft Word documents using only tools available in the ...
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Changing the margins for an individual page in Word

Is it possible to change the margins for an individual page in Microsoft Word?
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Printing a Microsoft Word document in outline format

I'm currently typing up notes in Microsoft Word using the outline mode, but when I try to print this document it loses the outlining format and reverts to the original document:
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How do I tell MS Word to email using GMail and NOT Outlook

When you have a document open and select Send, Email as attachment, MS Word defaults to Outlook. I have not used Outlook for a long time and I have changed all my default email clients to be GMail. ...
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How to stop MS Word from skipping pages?

Microsoft Help Page: I'm trying to following the instructions on the page and I've placed a section break (odd page) on page 3, so that words after page 3 will be displayed on page 5 (the next odd ...
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How can I save a Word document as a PDF *without* any embedded fonts?

I have Microsoft Word 2010 and I am trying to use it to create a PDF document with a catch. I do NOT want any of the fonts used embedded. However, all the save options I have tried result in ...
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References insert non-English caption label in Word 2010 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Setting Microsoft Word completely to another language I have English and Chinese language installed on my computer, but when I try to insert a caption, I got three ...
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Microsoft Word - How to use equation font elsewhere?

In Microsoft Word 2007 if I insert an equation the font style is Cambria Math (Italics). I like the look of this font for equations. However, I would prefer to use equation field codes rather than the ...
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Can I create a custom Field Code in Word 2010 or use a Macro?

I am using Word 2010 and would like to use a "field code" in a contract so that I only have to type the Company's name in once and then have it update the rest of the document. Do I do this in Quick ...
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How to export from Word to PDF without losing URLs?

Is there a way to export a Word document to the PDF document without losing the URLs that are present in the original text?
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Microsoft Word 2010 page number to be 2 digits

At the moment I cannot format the page number to be 2 digits in Microsoft Word 2010. If you know how to, please share. Thank you! Below is my screenshot.
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Hotkey for insert equation to word 2010

It's not so convenient to go to insert --> equation --> insert new equation everytime you want to create a new one. I guess there must be some hotkey to insert an inline equation at the current cursor ...
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Stop Text Wrap in Word 2010 for an Equation Object

In Word 2010, I have an equation object that wraps at the end of a line. Is there a way to stop it from wrapping? (Since it's an equation object, I can't just use a no break space like would be ...
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Word document to PDF: open hyperlinks in new window

I have a Microsoft Word document with hyperlinks in it. When I save it as a PDF document, those hyperlinks no longer open that link in a new window. I have tried all the settings under the "Target ...
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Document Map in MS Word 2007 going bonkers

I’m working on a large project report in Microsoft Word 2007 and have been using the document map to generate the index. I have been carefully selecting the headers that need to be added to the ...
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How to automate 'paste as JPEG' for pasting pics in Word so as to reduce the entire document size?

I prepare documents in Word 2013. Each document runs into 100s of pages which includes over 50 pages of photographs in a table format. The table has three columns: Sl.No...Photograph...Description ...
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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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moving files from one location to another while they are being used

Today I tried to move my Microsoft Word document file from one place to another when it was open in Microsoft Word. But then it said it is unable to move since it is open in Microsoft Word. Similarly ...
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How can I move linked Word/Excel files without breaking the links under Windows 7?

I currently operate under Windows XP and have multiple links between my Word and Excel files. I have to upgrade to Windows 7. When the .doc and .xls files are converted to .docm and .xlsm, ...
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Preventing line breaks in superscript

Word is imposing a line break and causing a superscript (which is part of a unit) to be split across 2 lines; e.g. ...foo bar 30 ms ⁻ ² foo bar... which obviously looks a little wrong! I've tried ...
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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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Dynamic images served over HTTPS display broken image in word when opening an HTTP document

We have an application that produces HTML documents which the user opens in word from the web server, so they open: https://ourserver/ourapp/somepath/generateddocument.htm That document contains ...
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Where do I find a Word 2007 viewer for Mac OS X?

Does anyone know where I can get a Word 2007 viewer for Mac OS X? I don't want Open Office or TextEdit.
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How can I add new languages to Microsoft Office's spellcheck?

How can I add new languages to Microsoft Office's spell check? I've Googled around a bit, but it's not clear to me. In particular, I'd like to be able to add Polish spell checking. Is this ...
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Accidentally clicked “Don't save” in new Word document

After accidentally closing a new document without saving, on Windows I feel I might have a chance at finding temporary files. On a Mac with MS Office 2011 is there somewhere I might find a scratch ...
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Which style to use for simple paragraph text in Word?

How do I find out what the various built-in Word styles are intended for? There are seven built-in styles that describe something along the lines of "normal base text paragraph": Normal Normal ...
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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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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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How can I get Microsoft Word 2003 to go left-to-right by default

Whenever I open MSWord 2003, the direction is right-to-left. It becomes very annoying to reset paragraphs back to left-to-right every time. How can I fix this? I tried deleting C:\Documents and ...
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Change the comment font in Microsoft Word 2007

How do you change the default font of comments (whether inline or bubble) in Microsoft Word 2007?
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Word 2010 template not acting as template — saving over .dotx file! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you make changes to a Word template? I have a Word 2010 file that I save as a .dotx file, a Word template. My understanding is that when I open this file and make ...
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Microsoft Office Word (2007) - sidebar with document structure

Is it possible to visualize a sidebar with the document structure in word 2007? Something like this exists for PowerPoint (thumbnails of the slides) and in some PDF reader (thumbnails of the pages or ...
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Improved APA citation format in Word 2007/2010?

By default the APA citation in Word 2007 doesn't quite match APA style (e.g. it doesn't convert a citation to et. al. when the citation has been made previously and there are many authors). Is there ...
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Preventing a confirmation pop-up when updating fields in Word

In Word 2007, an obvious candidate for updating all the fields in a range is myrange.Fields.Update But if the range is the element of ActiveDocument.StoryRanges corresponding to the footnotes, ...
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Good application to convert pdfs to word? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Convert PDF to Word document? I have done a search on google before but all I got was online pdf converters that looked quite cheesy and almost always asked for the ...
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Page numbers in contents and footer

I've been trying to work out how to make page numbers skip the first two pages (title page and contents), and also how to have the footer say "page x of y", rather than just the current page which ...
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How can choice of Style be prevented from disrupting the Numbering?

I am using Word 2016. The screenshot above depicts my 2 Styles (defined via Home > Styles) for text: Style 1 in black Times New Roman, and Style 2 for red Arial. I intend Style 2 to be applied ...
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MS Word - Edit space after numbers in titles list

In a word document, I have several levels of titles, and I gave a different style to each one (Title 1, Title 2, ... Title 5). These styles are the default ones provided by Word, just edited the size ...
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How can I recover a deleted docx file?

I have a very important Word 2010 file that has been deleted. I believe the kids may have deleted it as it's not available on the desktop where I had saved it as well as in the recycle bin. I have run ...
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MS Office files aren't synced to OneDrive if I'm not signed in to Microsoft account in MS Office

I reported problems with typing in IE11 and MS Word 2013 here: Programs in Windows 8.1 consume a lot of CPU resources while typing in them After many experiments I understood that the problem occurs ...
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Auto hot-linking in-text citations to a bibliographic entry

I'm trying to find the best way to automatically create hyperlinks within a document from an in text citation, "(Author, 2014)", to its respective bibliographic entry in such a way that is seen in ...
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MS Word: preserve hyperlinks when exporting to PDF

How can I convert a Word document to PDF and preserve all hyperlinks? I have Word 2011 and Acrobat XI available on OS X. Save As -> PDF from Word doesn't preserve hyperlinks. Acrobat's File -> ...
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Can I Use Word 2013's Non-English Character Shortcuts System-Wide?

One thing I've always hated about Windows is that to type a non-English character, like é, on a US keyboard you have to hold the Alt key and type in a four digit code on your num-pad. For instance, é ...