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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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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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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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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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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 to un-traverse a cross-reference in Microsoft Word on a Macintosh?

In Microsoft Word 2011 on Macintosh, you can insert cross-references within your document to hyperlink from one location to another within the document. Once a cross-reference is created, you can ...
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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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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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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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Why does Microsoft Office word keep asking if I want to replace the normal.dot file? Can I fix this?

I keep getting the message "Normal.dot already exists. Do you want to replace the existing file?" when I try to close Word. What is the normal.dot file? How can I stop this from happening? Should I? ...
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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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How to delete the last page in Word 2010

I am sure the question has been asked many times but I am still not able to delete the last page. What I have tried: Pressed Control+Shift+8 to get paragraph marks and have tried deleting the last ...
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Where can I download Microsoft VC80.CRT version 8.0.50608.0?

I've just installed Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 in Windows XP SP3 When trying to run MS word or any other office app (Excel, PowerPoint), I get the following message: this application has ...
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Generate PDF with bookmarks from Microsoft Word on Mac OS X

Is there a way to generate a PDF file from a Microsoft Word document on Mac OS X so that it generates PDF bookmarks based on the structure of the document? I've tried opening the .docx file ...
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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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A font does not render in Word, Windows says it is installed

I have the Meta font family as .ttf and .otf files. On a Windows 7 laptop, I copied them into the Control Panel -> Fonts directory. But when I open a word document using a font of the Meta family, it ...
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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 ...
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Recover from or repair a corrupt password protected Word 2010 file

I created a password-protected Word 2010 document at work, brought it home using a flash drive, tried opening it using Word 2007, and it won't open. It doesn't even present me with a password-entry ...
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Converting All Plain Text Links to Hyperlinks

I have a rather large Word file (+1,100 pages) that contains plain text links of media coverage. For instance, the Word document contains: The News Leader (AP) Va. police officer who died on her ...
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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 to compress .pdfs in word 2007?

I am trying to send my cover letter and resume away but apparently it is too big to send through craigs list(my computer says the total size is 500kb) as it has a 600kb limit(so small should be at ...
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How to open recovered files in word?

My computer restarted while I was asleep because of system updates (need to turn that off), and when I opened up Word the first time after it restarted, it gave me a pane on the left hand side that ...
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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 to ...
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Swap words next to each other in Word?

If I have a Word-document and want 2 words next to each other to change places with oneanother is that possible with some function or logic in Word?
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Some of my captions are missing from Word's cross-references list

When using Microsoft Word's caption and cross-referencing tools, only some of the figures with captions show up in the cross-referencing list (see the picture below). I've checked and double-checked, ...
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Have Word not mark abbreviations as end-of-sentence

I have Microsoft Word's rather handy grammar checker on, but if I use an abbreviation or a word like "Yahoo!" Word marks the punctuation as the end of the sentence, and then marks the uncapitalized ...
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Word 2010 - Mail Merge with Superscript Formatting

I have a user with a letter in Word 2010, built for a mail merge. The source document for the addresses is another Word document. The source document includes addresses that have super-scripted ...
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How to tell if fonts are embedded in a Microsoft Word document

How can I confirm whether or not fonts are embedded in a Microsoft Word document? I already know the process to enable embedding in Word.
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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 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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How to maintain a hierarchy of Word templates

Our department has a set of Word templates for specs, architecture, minutes, etc. We would like to have a consistent look on them, which we do not have today. This is mostly because they were created ...
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Copying data from multiple word docs into one excel sheet

I have about 4000 doc and docx files which contain a table. I've managed to import these into one excel sheet using the following script: Sub Macro1() Dim xl As Object Set xl = CreateObject("...
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Justifying Text in Word 2007

How can you justify text in Word 2007 and not have the last sentence look really spaced out? IE: The Last Line Looks Like This to fill the space.
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Office proofing: Remove a language from the earlier selected languages list

At several office applications one can select the language per word / selected text / whole document. To do so one clicks on review - language - set proofing language. A 'language' windows pops up, ...
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How do I reapply all the styles in Word?

I have a Word document with styles. I want to reapply the styles based on the default settings.
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How do you invert/reverse rows in a table in MS Word 2016?

I wish to invert or reverse all rows in Table 1 above, so that: the purple rows exchange positions the entire rows of 2 and 3 (and not just the 2nd column) exchange positions Rather than ascending ...
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Copy and paste without tracked changes in MS Office 2013

I'm copying and pasting from a document with tracked changes to a text-only document. Previously when copying and pasting from such, text that was strike-through (ie, changed) was not copied and did ...
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word 2010 generate pdf sometime has errors?

I has some word 2010 "save as" pdf files, has problems in Adobe Reader XI. For you to reproduce the problem, I has one pdf file on internet site for you to download. pdf sample Note: It has no ...
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How can I get Word page numbering to start on 3rd page so it will show in in TOC as page 1

I have a TOC that works correctly. My problem is that it counts itself. It dos not show in the TOC but the first item shows as page 3 because the page numbering starts on the TOC. I need to have ...
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Swap X and Y axis table

I want to create a chart that has on X axis the time and in the Y axis the complexity. Then, in the same chart I have to put the time and the complexity of two different tests. Thus, I created a ...
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How do I remove headers / footers after the first page?

Our company letterhead has the corporate logo (in the header) and contact information (in the footer) - this format is in a Word 2010 template, and repeats into the second page. I would like to begin ...
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How to Use Multiple Second List Level Styles in Microsoft Word

In MS Word 2010, I have a numbered list. The first time I want to use a second level, I want it to be bulleted. The second time, I want it to be a second numbered list. I want it to be something ...
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How to create formatted tooltips in Microsoft Word

Some documents I saw years ago have a feature that, when a word ismouseovereda small popup is displayed with info in it, and when the mouse is moved away from the word, the small popup closes. Maybe ...
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Wrong caption using 'Appendix' header style

I am using following style for numbering Appendixes. But when i add caption to the figure or table numbering starts from 0, not A as I expect. For example: Figure 0.1 instead Figure A.1 What am I ...
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How to Improve Mac OS Spell Checking?

I've recently switched to Mac and although I like it overall but many useful features just don't seem to work. One example is the spell-checker. Most often it gives me no suggestions at all whereas I ...
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Microsoft Word: Some Unicode Characters Will not Display in Any Font

When I am using Microsoft Word 2013 on Windows 8, some unicode characters do not display correctly, even when the font is changed to Arial Unicode MS. This affects what to me seems a very bizarre set ...
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Referencing a specific figure in Microsoft Word 2003

Referring to the screenshot below: I want to be able to reference the figure in the body of the text properly without having to change them manually every time I add a figure label before that body ...
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Customise heading 1 style starting number in MS word 2007

I am trying to get MS word to start a chapter number at 3. I have set the Heading 1 style numbering format to start at 3 - this shows as 3 Heading 1 in the styles list. However, when I use the style ...
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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 ...