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

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Issues with spacing when mail merging

I have set up a mail merge document in Word 2010, I have 4 colleagues (currently on Word 2007) who use the document, for two of them, when they merge it removes any spaces between mail merge fields - ...
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Word 2013 Textbox Margins

I'm creating a document and i'm using textboxes to create columns in it. However, the picture i'm inserting is always getting cut off and is unable to stretch to the max of the textbox width Example ...
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Formatting multiple pictures in Office Word 2013

How to select and format all pictures to Brightness 20%, Contrast -40% and Sharpness 100% and select Wrapping Behind Text in Word 2013 with few clicks?
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Effects of leaving Track Changes on when accepting or rejecting changes? (Word for PC)

I used track changes to accept or reject edits that I made to my own document. The next day I continued my work (accepting/rejecting changes) and discovered that edits that I thought I had finalized ...
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Word 365 on RDS does not open

I just installed a new W2012R2 server with RDS and Office 365 ProPlus. I can open Word correctly. I added it to my RemoteApps but when I try to open Word from my local PC by going to the RDS website ...
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Micorsoft word is skipping caption numbers - how to debug?

I have a series of tables in a document. The caption numbers should be Table 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 etc. Unfortunately however, there is one being skipped (i.e. 3.1, 3.3, 3.4...). Perhaps this is because I ...
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Mail Merge comparison between fields

I have a meeting merge document which is populated from a CSV file with data entered online from a facilitator. I am unable to work out how to do multiple conditions, there are a maximum of 10 clients ...
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How to turn off the odd blank page beside my page in Word office?

I have a weird problem. I don’t know what I have done. It have a blank page next to my page which like a extend but O cant insert any text. It look like a margin but it not. Just see my demo image, ...
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How to ignore auto-capitalization for specific words but keep it intact normally in Microsoft Word?

I have a brand name (similar to iPhone, in that it's camal-case with a lower-case first letter) that I always want to keep lower-case, even when it's at the beginning of a sentence. I'm using ...
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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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Don't print ActiveX checkbox

I have a 50~ page Word document with an ActiveX checkbox on each page. I do not want these to be displayed when I print the document in any form, ie to a printer or PDF. I have Googled around and ...
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Partial populate dropdown list Word 2007

I need to build some reports defining what equiptment is Company Owned/Customer Owned. I need a dropdown list next to each Item. Since each report is for different customers. I would like the list to ...
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Make all sentences paragraphs in MS Word

I have text in MS Word 2007. It is needed to make all sentences paragraphs. I can go over text and press Enter after each sentence but want to do it automatically. I am thinking about using ...
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Word 2007: Arabic/Persian number in picure caption

I am working on a Word document that contains both Arabic/Persian and English words and numbers. Problem is if I add a caption for an image, its sequential number is in Latin format(123456789) not ...
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Mouse-click or other short cut to select formatting you want to find and replace? (Word 2010)

I want to replace one style with another. Both styles are available to me. Before: 1.1 This Text is Styled as H2 with Numbers After: This Text is Styled as H2 without Numbers Instead of opening ...
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How to combine sections of text, line by line

Is there a way (in Microsoft Office, Notepad++, etc), to combine multiple sections of text, line by line, so, for example, my text would changes from this: section 1, line 1 section 1, line 2 ...
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English fonts displayed RTL and mirrored in Hebrew document

Word-2013 displaying English fonts mirrored and RTL-ed when opening a word document containing English and Hebrew fonts. Example: NET Framework (LTR) while it is displayed as krowemarF TEN I created ...
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Table of Contents Titles Spanning Two Lines

I have a table of contents with titles that span more than one line. How can I get those page numbers to line up to the right?
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Endnotes and Microsoft Word 2013 [closed]

I have several sections/chapters in my document. I suppress Endnotes until the Endnotes section. Then I have an appendix section that has endnotes. How can I get these endnotes to show up ...
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How to save printer-friendly version of Ruby on Rails (Redmine) app as HTML?

E.g. there is the issue list in Redmine. When I show print preview there only the table without headers will be shown and there will be a bit different style of the table (css for printer-friendly ...
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Can't open .asd file

I have .asd file wich I wish to open. I have tried everything with word I think. And when I open in notepad that file, it shows random simbols, maybe its corrupted and can't be restored? By the way ...
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Run-Time Error - The directory name is not valid

I am using a domain computer, and I am unable to use a macro which saves a file to a specific location. I get the error message exactly in the title of this post. I've tried disconnecting and ...
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Printing parts of a documents using mergefields

I am compressing 30 documents into a json file. When i want to print it, I want to be able to select only those pages that refer to a specific mergefield from the json file. There are 5 mergefield ...
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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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Default Adobe reader 9 with internet exp

have 2 PDF apps installed: Adobe Reader 9 and adobe professional 6. For whatever reason, professional 6 is the default PDF plugin for Internet Explorer and not open the file. How do I make Adobe ...
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How do I keep Word from downloading templates over the company network?

we have our templates stored on a central company server. Every time trying to open a document generated from a new template that I made, Word tries to download that template which is quite a slow ...
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Protecting images in header and footer areas in Word 2013

We're trying to create Word templates based on our corporate identity but we need to prevent changes to the images (size, position, etc.) in the header and footer areas of the documents. Is there a ...
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Pressing Tab deletes all text after cursor in a bulleted list - MS Word in Office 365

I cannot tab anymore the text inside lists. Every time I press the tab on my keyboard to insert the tab character, instead of doing so, it deletes all the text on the same line I wish to insert Tab. ...
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Making a new heading style

I am trying to understand styles in Microsoft Word. How do I make a new heading style? Built-in heading style in word have more than just the formatting. They are collapsible in the document, they ...
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Control MS word add-ons using recorded/programmed macros

I have installed a Microsoft word add-on (Docear4Word - I think originally written in C#). The program installer places the program on the references menu of the ribbon although the buttons and ...
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Do you have to create a new document to access File menu and go to options?

In Office 2013, Word, I cannot access any menu regarding Word's options. I must create a new document then the menus are there. I specifically need to access File to see Activation Status and ...
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Word - Listing headings in an index

I can make an index in a MS Word document - for each indexed phrase, it will list all the pages that that word appears in. Is there a way to make it list the headings/sections that each phrase ...
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Office 2013 on Windows 8.1 gives out of memory error when opening files

We have the same error that has been posted here: Problems opening Excel attachments from Outlook Namely, when a user opens a file from the internet, the internal network or an outlook attachment ...
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Find text and replace paragraph as a style

I'm working with a large document in Word that was converted from .pdf so any outline formatting was stripped out. I'm looking to run find replace where I'm looking for wildcard "[A-Z]. " and want to ...
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Need to Selectively Merge Records to Different Places in a Word Directory-type Document

My company regularly creates "rosters" (or directory documents) that list contact info for people with roles for a trust fund. The rosters have a certain format -- people with an "Administrator" role ...
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How to strip formatting from a known string

We have a bespoke app from a defunct supplier which uses .rtf templates to create letters. The mechanism is that the templates have keywords in pipes that the app then replaces with data from the ...
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How can I put a background image on a certain position on all pages?

I want to have a background image on all pages of a document. I know about the watermark "trick", but that does not help in this case because a watermark image cannot be repositioned; it always covers ...
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How to debug a problematic word document

I realize that there are tons of questions with similar symptoms, but I checked most of them and could not find an answer. My system setup is as follows; nothing special running in the background: ...
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Transferring auto text and macros from one computer to another in MS-Word 2013

I have used this youtube video to create numbered equations in Word on one computer, allowing me to cross-reference the equations and having a proper design. On the other computer however, this ...
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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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Advanced heading styles in Word

Is it possible to do either of the following things: Add a background image to a heading style Add a rounded rectangle shape in the heading style where the text is in Note that this has to be a ...
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Change multiple heading levels

I want to reorganise the my Word 2010 document and have the heading styles update accordingly. For example, I realise that the "Insects" should really be a sub-section of "Animals" rather than its ...
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Track Change Option-Tack formatting

While working on a file using Microsoft word, I made some changes (untracked changes) and close the file. When I reopen the file and try to work on it, it shows the previous changes as Formatting ...
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Can't launch Word with .doc file found via Windows-8 Search

Asking for a friend... Windows-8 box. If we search for a known .docx file, file it, and launch it, Word comes up with the file, but if we search for an extant .doc file, word "rejects" the file and ...
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How to adjust the radius of rounded corners of cropped pictures?

I want to make an image look something like this: An image with round corners, so this is what I've done: Except the corners come out too deep compared to the first image. If you just make the ...
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issues in converting images in doc file to PDF

We have received word files from the author as in this link While converting the image to PDF using Adobe PDF/Acrobat Distiller, the image becomes distorted: The lines in the graph are misplaced. ...
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How can I set the captions style in Word centered as default?

When I insert a Caption in Word (in a Equation or an Illustration) their style is set as Caption + Left instead of Caption so even if I change the Caption style they appear left aligned and I have to ...
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MS-Word file is only showing strange characters

I had my ms-word file working properly the whole week but today a virus started corrupting my ppt files and now I can't open them. I went to check my word file because i have something really ...
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Why is the “Change Picture” button missing / disabled in Word 2013?

I'm working on a Word 2013 document containing mailing labels. (Well, actually I'm creating badges for a conference - but I'm using the mailing labels mail merge functionality for that.) I created a ...
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Paragraph style in Microsoft Word overrides color

For once I'm trying to write a technical document in Microsoft Word 2013 and I need to add some code snippets from time to time. I copy the code from Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and paste ...