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

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Open and sync shared OneDrive document from Windows Explorer

I am currently using Windows 8.1 and Office 365. I have a few documents that I share with colleagues, and we are trying to take advantage of OneDrive's built-in simultaneous editing tools. The problem ...
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Share custom caption label in word 2007

I created a custom caption label an use it to insert under all figures in my document. When my colleague opens the document, he sees the correct text. However, when he tries to insert another caption, ...
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Word text style with NO indentation only at the first paragraph?

Is there a way to create a Office Word text style that does not indent the first line, but that does indent all the following paragraphs? Sample: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaa. ...
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MS Word: switch off all auto correction tools

I appreciate the usefulness of auto correction tools, but personally I prefer software that does only what I explicitly want it to do. Therefore, I would like to switch off all auto correction tools ...
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How do I get my Microsoft Word 2013 pages to align on top of each other?

As in, I don't want the pages on my screen to show like a quadrant, where page one is on the top left, then for page two it goes to the right, then page three goes below page one, and page four goes ...
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How to put a character at the end of line of text in MS Word?

I have a Long Text and want to put a character at the end of the lines! How can I do that?
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MS Word 2013 Captions, Headings and Styles with outline numbers

I have a somewhat large word document with several chapter headings, section headings and sub section headings. It also contains an appendix section. So I've used "Heading 1" for chapter headings, ...
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Microsoft Office 2013: Regular Expressions

I read the articles on RegExp in Office already. My wish is to manipulate quoted strings. I need to replace the quote characters with parentheses. For example: "Hello World." should be replaced as ...
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Text box to fill entire MS Word page

I want to create a text box that takes up the entire page in MS Word and have the text wrap above and below. However, no matter what settings I manipulate, there is always one line of text at the ...
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Can't get text box in Word to take up entire page

I want to create a text box that takes up the entire page in MS Word and have the text wrap above and below. However, no matter what settings I manipulate, there is always one line of text at the ...
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How to recover partially deleted text in Word file

I have deleted part of the text of a Word file by mistake. That was 10 days back. How can I recover the deleted text? I have tried Recuva software.
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Remove R1, R2,…from comments in word 2007

In the Comment balloon it appears always: "Comment [R1]:", in the next "Comment [R2]", etc. Can I remove the word "Comment" in the balloon and the number of comment (the number 1, 2, etc. after the ...
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Converting LaTeX Generated PDF to Word Using Acrobat XI

I've found myself, again, needing to live in both the land of LaTeX and Microsoft Word. I have Acrobat XI available, so I thought that I would just use it as a middle man in the conversion from LaTeX ...
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Creating a list with guided lines in Libre Office

I created the following list using Libre Office manually. That means I created the dotted line by pressing the dot character repeatedly (or keeping it pressed for some time) but anyway I am unable to ...
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How to capture text color in an Office Document

I have a Word document with some titles of a particular blue tonality, now I want to continue the document adding some others sections that uses the same colour (color that I want to use not only in ...
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Utility to format text file into fixed width for Readme file

We have a number of plain text, MS word, and pdf documents that we want to be formatted in fixed width / fixed cols format in a plain text file, similar to many readmes found out in the wild. I have ...
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Moving the bounds of a Word commentary

Can I somehow change the bounds of an existing comment in Word (2003)? Rewriting parts of the text that are marked by the comment removes that text from the comment's selection, but that's not what I ...
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Centering a line of text in MS Word, but only centered about a portion of the line

I have a table whose column entries I would like centered, like in this link: However, I want all the numbers to be beneath each other, like this: The only way I could get it to look proper is ...
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How to find and replace hyphens with minus signs in Microsoft Word 2013?

When editing scientific texts, I often have to replace hyphens incorrectly used as minus signs with proper minus signs (i.e. U+2212). I'm working in Microsoft Word 2013 and trying to use a wildcard ...
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Word 2010 Mail Merge multiple IF statements

I'm at a lost. I haven't used the IF statement in a Mail Merge since 2003 and I'm must be missing something. I have a field called Type if Type="Tax" then it should insert a sentence about taxes if ...
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When I print Word document to pdf the page numbers change to {PAGE } [closed]

When I print Word document to pdf the page numbers change to {PAGE }. How do I solve this?
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Create a link that opens Word document on certain page

I'm working with SharePoint 2013 and I want to use hyperlinks which open a Word document directly on a certain page. I found that with PowerPoint slides, I can add &wdslideindex=30 to the URL, ...
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Copying tables across documents adds extra high row height

I'm copying word tables from one Word document to another Word document. I would prefer to use Excel but these MUST be in word. The original tables were all formatted correctly with the row height ...
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Is there a way to automatically display the file path on every print whether its Word, Excel, PDF

I am working with one of our help desk tickets and I personally don't think it's possible unless you go through some crazy scripting... The help desk ticket client was asking if is there a way to ...
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Windows search alternative (to search inside Word documents) [closed]

I have a large collection of word files (about 100,000) which I use for work. Naturally, I need to search for files with specific content and these search tend to be rather complex, e.g. often need to ...
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Word Links Update Manually but not Automatically

We are using Microsoft Word 2003 documents for contracts. We are trying to link to a 2003 Excel file for the dynamic and redundant information listed in the contract like customer information, job ...
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How do I remove numbers enclosed in parentheses

How do I remove numbers enclosed in parentheses (1234). I want to target only numbers enclosed with parentheses (123) and not words (words)
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Microsoft Word - Keyboard Shortcuts for changing font?

I have a word doc which has a tabbed-column list and I want to change some text in one column (single words) to use a different font. At the moment I double-click a word to highlight it then click the ...
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Office 2013: Word background image as a style

I'm currently creating a whole style for document which I will write. But now it's so that when I start a chapter, on that page (and only that page or other pages containing a chapter - as defined by ...
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Index of figures producing incorrect output?

I have created an automatic index of figures in MS word. It was working just fine and everything was displayed correctly. Recently, I added two more figures in the middle of the document. Now the ...
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How to add reference numbers instead of names in citations in MS word?

I am using the citation feature of MS word. When I add a citation it is added as (Author Name,year) and the references at the end of the document are not numbered as well. I want to change the ...
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Microsoft Word doc - converting a header to normal style

I have a Microsoft Word document that is formatted as a heading 4 and as a numbering like so: J2J-2 This a description and I want to convert this to normal. J2J-3 This a description and I want ...
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Massive Blank Space To Right Of All Word Pages?

So my grandfather has been working on writing a book. All goes well until he rings me to state that he has somehow messed up the file. If you look at the image below, he has someone added something ...
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What does 15mm margin in Microsoft Office Word mean?

I'm using Microsoft Word 2013, and know how to set margins. The issue I'm just facing is that I need to set the margins to 15mm, while in the program I can see the margins set with values such as 1. ...
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Stretch underbrace VERTICALLY or make the pointing part of underbrace bigger in Microsoft Word?

I use Microsoft Word to edit an equation with underbrace. The line is as follows: \underbrace(ab+cdf-edf=9dc/ereat+asdfdgg-asfeefe-eafdgahty+atataeaattrat) The problem is the symbol for underbrace ...
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Table of Figures

I added a table of figures. I see it at the end of my document, however, higher up in the document I see the table of figures repeated. This is what I see in this duplicate location: The ...
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Center text without footnote symbol offsetting text

In Word 2013, how do I center text in a table column and have footnote symbol that does not offset the centered text? Below is a pictured example of what I'm talking about. The asterisks do not ...
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Word: How to have mix styles in headline

I would like to have a title like this: Introduction is a title of chapter 1. I want Word to understand that so when I create a table of contain, it can display 1 Introduction. How can I do ...
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How can I turn the formatting marks off in Microsoft Word [closed]

How can I delete the 'right to left' and 'left to right' icons next to lines and sentences when using Microsoft Word. I believe I actually accidentally hit a couple of buttons which caused this, and I ...
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How to load a Html Image with https in Word?

I have an image that is like https://example.company.org/image When I type this into the browser it says The site's security certificate is not trusted! and then I proceed saying "OK" - it ...
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Why isn't Word coming back to normal style after a Title?

I'm using Word from Office 365. In the previous versions, when I'm typing a title, then I press Enter, the police style comes back to Normal. However : Here it starts a new title, and when I try ...
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Numbering multi-level lists in Microsoft Word

I created a multilevel list with numbers for the headings. The hierarchy works with the headings. Now, I need to have regular list numbers under each heading that continue the heading number. If the ...
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MSWord: Formatting Hyperlinked Cross-References

I'm trying to change the format of a hyperlink cross reference to the typical blue underlined text. I tried following the instructions at this site: http://wordfaqs.mvps.org/formatcrossreferences.htm ...
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Microsoft Word, Backslash and Yen sign

I work for a Japanese company, and I often collaborate with my coworkers on technical documents using Microsoft Word. These documents sometimes contain file paths, which have backslashes in them. In ...
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I need to link text from a Word 2010 text control field inside of Word to open a link

Example would be, Plain Text Content Control->Value 2345 Value entered. So when I click on the CommandButton1 I open the link, Shell "explorer.exe http://www.google.com/2345"
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Single column diagrams in double column pages

I was writing a conference paper, and I wanted to know how to insert single column large images in middle of double column text. Copy pasting the image in the middle really messes up the data and ...
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How to vocally change text between upper or lower case in windows 7dictation voice to text

When using windows 7 dictation with Microsoft word, Sometimes the dictation capitalizes certain words. So, after dictating a paragraph or sentence, I want to select all of the and say a command the ...
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Grammar control disabled on certain rows

Dunno why but on my document, on certain rows, automatic orthographic control is disabled. Is there a way to enable it on all the document? Orthography is the methodology of writing a language. It ...
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After a crash figures references are in italian

I am writing a thesis using word 2010. Till now each figure had an automatic number reference starting with "Figure x" where x is an auto incrmeneting number. After a crash from next figure on I get ...
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Setting background image to cover all of page in Word document

I want to have an image as background in Microsoft Word 2013 (I also tried with Photoshop and AI). I tried the watermark, but it was being difficult and would not cover the page 100%. I also tried the ...