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

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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 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 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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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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How do I set a style to be 'Heading' in Word 2013?

I have created my own custom heading style in Word and want it to appear under Headings in the Navigation pane. How can I do this?
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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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Importing an EPS vector file to Microsoft Word without losing quality

If I import an .eps picture to Microsoft Word as normal, the quality of the vector picture comes down (the image gets rasterised. In this case, the EPS was produced with the pgfplot package and ...
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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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Put an auto-reference from a table into the footer

In Word 2007, I want to put a reference into the footer, which already exists in a table on the first page. I made a Word template for a letter and there is a small table on the first page. It ...
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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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How do I get Word 2007 to stop changing the font when pasting special characters

When pasting text as "unformatted unicode text" in Word 2007, some special characters will be rendered in a different font, even when the current font at the place of insertion has these characters. ...
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Display date difference in MS Word

I have an CV and would like to automatically update my age when opening. So, what formula should I insert in a MS Word field? Something like {= {DATE} - {"01/01/1983"} } ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keep heading type with number when adding a cross reference in Word 2011

I've got a document I'm cleaning up for a customer that they want fully cross-referenced with internal hyperlinks. Headings for the main areas are in the format of: Phase I: [description of phase ...
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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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level 2 headings with different styles

I have a contract, and the first part of it are the "Main terms & conditions". Then, the next part are the "Schedule". Headings as below: Main Terms & Conditions 1.0 Definitions 2.0 ...
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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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Customise Caption numbering in MS word 2007?

If I have a sequence of Table (caption) numbers in MS word: Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 etc How can I change to the below? Table 2.1 Table 2.2 Table 2.3 etc Note the heading numbering in the ...
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Open .docx files with Word Starter after uninstalling trial Word 2010?

I installed a Trial version of Microsoft office (against my will) as a requirement for a class I attended. Once installed all .docx files opened with Microsoft Word 2010. When the Trial ran out, i ...
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Why recovered .xls and .doc files show as symbols?

I formatted an NTFS drive (and re-installed windows) which had some important .doc and .xls files, I used 2 recovery software and both recovered my files but seem to be corrupt, when opened they ...
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Applying Word Quick Style Set to an old document

I created/saved a Word Quick Style Set. I applied the set to different documents, old and new, and it seemed to work just fine. Then I installed the Quick Style Set onto a second computer. (I also ...
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Create PDF Bookmarks in Word 2010 Without Using Headings?

I would like to have "Title Page" and "Table of Contents" PDF bookmarks when I save my Word document as a PDF, but the save option only converts bookmarks from headings, and I do not want to change ...
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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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Word 2007 - Save as Pdf gives error

I have created a MS Word document in 2007. When I try saving/publishing it in PDF format it gives me the following error: The export failed due to an unexpected error Can someone please guide me ...
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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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How to create a Microsoft Word 'template' for a set of image postcards

I need to create what are essentially 'postcards'. That is each page will contain a photo with a caption underneath. One per page, all images are the same dimensions. There are about 100 images that ...
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Microsoft Word 2010 heading from the page beginning

How to set on MS word 2010 that heading 1 or heading 2 start from the first available page beginning? EDIT: I am not thinking on heading. E.g. I want this automatically without need of me to press ...
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How can I remove unicode characters in a Microsoft Word document?

I'm saving a Microsoft Word document as a PDF but it is warning me that there are a few problems including the fact that the document includes Unicode characters. I'm not sure what characters it is ...
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How can I ensure the whole paragraph is in one page in Microsoft Word?

I have a document that is consists of many smaller portions, say paragraphs. What I want is, each of the paragraphs will be in just one page. It will not be broken in two consequent pages. In that ...
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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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Page number doesn't show anymore (Word 2003)

I've a weird problem : i "see" the tags of MS-Word app instead of their values. This is the case for the table of content, page number etc. Tags are like {PAGE} {NUMPAGES} {TOC \0 "1-3" \h \z \u} ...
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What is the easiest way to do PCRE-style regexp search/replace for MS Word?

You can do this by cut+paste to another RTF editor that supports them, but this does all kinds of horrid things if you want to reimport the text, like mess up tracked changes. Is there something like ...
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Paper size: Printer Properties vs Page Setup

When printing a document from a MS Office or another program one can select paper size from two places: - Page Set-up (Page Layout in MS Word 2007) - Printer Properties What's the difference? ...
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Making MS Word show a dialog asking for document properties

I have created a MS Word template depending on document properties. Is it possible to enable some sort of a flag in the document to make Word show the document properties dialog whenever a file is ...
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Converting Word .doc file to a Flash Swf file

I am looking for a way to convert .doc files (Microsoft word) to swf. At the moment I am copy pasting each page from Word to an .fla(in a Flash authoring tool) and then publishing it as an swf. ...
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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 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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Embbed Flash video in MS Word (2003 or 2007) document

How would you go about embedding a Flash video into a MS Word document? Embedding the .flv and the player into a Word document Embedding just the player and remotely linking to the .flv Open ...
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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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Continuing with prior formatting after pasting into Microsoft Word

Lets say I start with the default font in Microsoft Word. Then I copy and paste some text from elsewhere (say a webpage). When I start typing after that, the font is whatever font the copied text had, ...
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How to remove header and footer from specific pages in Microsoft Word

I want to remove header and footer for some specific pages in Microsoft Word 2007. I know that I can use "different first page" to remove header and footer for first page, but I want to remove them ...
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Can't set Word 2013 Header shortcut keys…tried everything

My Word 2013 has lost the Header style shortcut keys; Ctrl+Alt+1 for Header 1, Ctrl+Alt+2 for Header 2, and etc. I have tried everything mentioned here and else where from changing languages back and ...