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

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Style inconsistencies in MS Word

I may be laboring under a misunderstanding here. When I apply a style in MS word, and then I change that style, I am used to every instance of that style being changed. However, I have word documents ...
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See all markup in MS Word but also including e.g. font changes like wordperfect did

A long time back I recall in WordPerfect one could take a document and view it as text + markup. This made fixing odd behaviors in a document much easier because you could see what was causing an odd ...
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Word mail merge and page breaks

Looking for a way to put a page break after a number of rows in an Excel data source for mail merge in Word - the number of rows before the page break can vary, depending on he number of records that ...
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Mac Word “Find” to NOT wrap-around

Using "Find" on Mac Word (Office 2011) has the search wrap-around, after it finds the last match. (i.e. it goes back to the 1st match in the document) Is there a way to prevent that? (eg, Command ⌘-g ...
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How to see section numbers in print preview in Word 2010

My document is a collection of certificates that are separated by sections. I want to print a series of selected certificates (sections) and to print those certificates on one side only. In print ...
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In Microsoft Word, my style is affecting other paragraphs around the word I'm trying to change

In my Word document, I'm trying to position one word in the center between two paragraphs in the middle of my chapter. The body text, and the symbol I'm moving, all have the same style affected. I've ...
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Word file Error [closed]

I was working on a Word file in office and copied the file to a USB memory to continue editing on my house's computer. When I opened the file I found that the Last Modified date was 26/2/2015 but, ...
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Automatic transmission the remaining contents of one cell to Specific cell on the next page in microsoft word

How can I automatically transfer remaining contents of a cell to a specific cell on the next page in microsoft word? For an example please look at the picture :
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Make numbers copied from Excel to Word use minus sign instead of hyphen to avoid wrapping

When you copy a negative number from Excel to Word, a hyphen/minus (Unicode -) is used instead of a proper minus sign (Unicode −). This causes text to wrap after the hyphen (you ...
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MS Word: Can't Save Any File

I have Ms Office 2013 Professional, and Word don't let me save any file. It says to check the file block settings, and i did, and there was nothing wrong there. I also checked the temp variable, ...
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how to get out of bullet mode in Word

What is the best practice for leaving bullets mode in Word and going back to normal text. Is there a shortcut? I prefer not to have to do it manually.
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Microsoft 365 hotkey to switch between styles

I would like to please find a hotkey/shortcut that will switch between styles in Word (I'm using 365 but have wanted to do this for several versions). So to clarify, under the home tab, there are the ...
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Word 2013 cross referencing issue: 'cross-reference' pop-up window menu does not appear

I am a long time Word user and have used the cross-reference feature on previous Word versions (2010, 2003) without issues. This is not the case anymore after moving to Word 2013 recently. The ...
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Word usage reports in MS Word

How can I search a Word file for instances of a particular word, and their locations? Ideally, I'd like to get a report that lists uses of a text string and their locations, so I can see the ...
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Change the color of specific words in Microsoft Word/Publisher

I have a paragraph of text with 5 different colors. Is is possible to just change the color of black text to another color? If not, is there an easier way than just selecting each part of the text ...
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Office Word 2007 menu disabled for specific file

Guys i need serious help. I have been working on my project for weeks and suddenly i am unable to edit my document. The text, image, citation and caption are all highlighted in grey and the menu are ...
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Is there a way to align pictures added using picture content control in MS Word 2010?

I'd like to create a MS-Word Template for other users so that they can add pictures into a table easily. My idea is to start with a table, for instance 1 row x 5 columns. Then I change the table ...
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Have a different style set in different sections of the same Word document

I have a document "template" (not yet a template file type - I hope to create that as described below) for a report. The report is broken up into different sections: Letter to the Client Table of ...
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Return to normal after AutoCorrect ending with superscript

In MS Word 2013, I have an AutoCorrect entry for Na+ to become Na⁺ (the "+" is superscripted). However, after the AutoCorrect occurs, it stays in superscript mode. How can I return to normal mode ...
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VBA: Change highlight color (RGB not wbColor) with keyboard shorcut (MS Word 2013)

I have this module in VBA assigned to a keyboard shorcut to change the color of highlight: Sub RotateHighlightwbColor() Select Case Selection.Range.HighlightColorIndex Case wdYellow ...
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deleting gray square brackets in word 2013

I found at some style headings of docx (Word 2013) that are showing square bracket symbols like these [ and then at the end ] How can I delete or not show them? Sorry I don't know how to create a ...
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Word 365 banded rows out of sync when one row is deleted

I have a table with blue & white banded rows. I delete a row. Now I have two blue rows next to each other. I try to turn off banded rows in Table Tools > Design and then turn them on again, but ...
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how to open encrypted files [duplicate]

i got a virus,CryptoLocker, few weeks ago, and i managed to eliminate it, but all files on my pc are now encrypted, and they have got this extension, for example nameFile.docx.imivxjj when i try to ...
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Change reference to embedded document in many word documents

I have a customer who has the following issue: They created many word documents that includes links to other word documents (for instance, all their headers is copied from a single document). ...
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What makes Word 2013 new documents file name have such a high number?

When you open a new document, Word automatically names it "Document1", increasing the number every time you open another new one. But some days numbers don't increase sequentially (I mean ...
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Tables - 'Dotted square brackets' inside cells what are they? Causing alignment problems

I can't figure this out. What are these dotted square brackets and how do I change their size etc. I've had to insert new columns then re-enter text to get them the same width/alignment - if the ...
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Microsoft Word 2013: Dashed grey borders around paragraphs

Word shows me a dashed border around every paragraph which is pretty confusing. It is definitely not a border, but rather a border that marks the dimensions of the paragraph. It looks like this: ...
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Remove or move the button banner of autoformat

How do I get rid of this annoying button that is hovering over words:
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Edge to edge image in Word 2010

I'd like to position an image in Word 2010 so that it's edge to edge bottom to top on the page. This is for PDF printing and not physical printing, so should have nothing to do with the limitations of ...
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Save a autorecovered word document with the original file name

Word auto-recovers documents that were not saved properly. Occasionally, our network reboots computers, if I have left a document open (which I do often) to continue working on it the next day, the ...
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attaching word template by reference

I have a custom template that I've attached to a collection of documents. I have these files, including the template, checked into source control. I'm finding that the reference to the attached ...
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How do I replicate an entry in a Microsoft Word Text Form Field elsewhere in the document?

I'm creating a form for completion by others. The same information has to be entered on several occasions in the same document. Once I have entered the information in one Text Form Field, how do I ...
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How to get current document path to clipboard in Microsoft Office applications?

How I can get full path of current document into clipboard when working with Microsoft Office applications? I'm mostly interested in Word and Excel. Example: I have open the following file in Excel: ...
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define recurring sections in Word template

I would like to setup a new template for Microsoft Word that is let's say a project description. That document has an internal structure that someone has just to fill in. But at one point there comes ...
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Tuleap artifact document exporter

Is it possible, or is there any plug-in available, to generate pdf or word documents from existing artifacts with tuleap. I am looking for something like this availble for jira: ...
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In MS Word, how do I prevent a bullet/number from modifying when changing the color/size of the rest of its line?

In Microsoft Word 2013, is it possible to prevent a bullet/number from changing color/size when changing the color/size of rest of the line it's on? For example, I have the following in an MS Word ...
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Is there a diff-buffer-with-file equivalent for Word?

Hitherto I've done all my work in Emacs and have become accustomed to diff-buffer-with-file, which shows changes that are made in the buffer but have not yet been saved. Is there a similar tool within ...
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Word style “keep with next” except on last item

I'm writing specifications using Word documents with a general style like this: # Heading 1 intro paragraph * bullet1 * bullet2 * bullet3 # Heading 2 intro paragraph * bullet1 * bullet2 # Heading 3 ...
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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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Word wildcards/regex search from the begining of line till the first :

In MS word 2013 I'm having multiple lines like: Duis pulvinar, enim montes : magna tincidunt penatibus nec amet a nec tristique rhoncus aliquet? porttitor diam amet : nascetur sociis dapibus ...
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MS Word 2010: Link to object in a relative directory

I'm working in a Dropbox folder on a word document. I'd like to insert a pdf object which will be updated by a script separately. The problem is that the linked object in Insert > Object > Create from ...
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How to get table legend with SEQ field in MS-Word when copying from HTML?

I have a set of generated HTML containing some tables that I want to insert in a MS-Word document: <table width="600" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1" align="center"><tbody> ...
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Why Word removes the paragraph format when hitting the delete key? And how to solve it?

This "bug" bothers me for years already: When using the delete key on the last line of the Word document, the format gets removed completely. See the short demo clip: I am using Word 2003, but ...
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How can I create a macro to replace a footnote number with a cross-reference?

In my Word documents, I frequently have text like "See above, footnote 3." I'd like to replace the 3 with an actual cross-reference to footnote 3, so that it will be updated if the footnote numbering ...
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Remove of everything between two characters in Word (regex)

I need a regex to remove everything between the "<" and ">" characters. An example would be: <blah blah blah>Something I want <blah blah>really bad<blah blah> becomes Something ...
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How in Microsoft Word via styles can I highlight text only and not the entire line / paragraph

I can do what I am asking about manually by first selecting the word and then clicking the Text Highlight Color button. I am using Microsoft Word 2007. I want this: and not this: More Info ...
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How to set up a Macro/Hotkey to convert or batch convert PDF to word (with OCR)?

I frequently (like 10+ times a day) need to convert pdf's to word. I use the "Save as" feature in Acrobat Pro. Is there any good way to speed up this process, and boil it down to one click? Ideally, a ...
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Outline numbering. The text indent goes to 1.6 on “VIII” and I can't change it

I am working with Office 2013, on a Windows 7 computer. I made my own outline system, (does this with the stock outline numbering also). I set text the indent to 0.5 for all levels. When I get to ...
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Embedding files in Word document so hyperlinks to them still works when files are moved or deleted

In Microsoft Word I can create hyperlinks to files by selecting text and clickingInsert->Hyperlink. But if the file is deleted or the document itself is moved to another machine the link is broken... ...
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Error with {n,m} wildcard search in MS Word 2010

I'm encountering a very frustrating error where I get the message "The Find What text contains a Pattern Match expression which is not valid." whenever I try to run a search+replace in Word 2010 using ...