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

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Word 2010 freezing after typing a few characters

I have a weird problem with Word 2010 on Windows 7. After typing a few characters, the program just stops responding. Sometimes it becomes responsive again, but most of the time it doesn't. I tried ...
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How to add multiple reviewers in Microsoft Word 2007 and at the same time keep track of interim document versions?

I'm using Microsoft Word 2007. I've received a document which I need to revise, but the original document already has revisions built into it. I would like to be able to stack my revisions on top of ...
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Mail merge doc doesn't automatically link to data source

I have a mail merge doc that when opened, doesn't give me the "opening the document will run the following SQL command" message. Once I'm in the doc I have to do Select Recipients" & then connect ...
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How to resize embedded word file properly in word 2013?

I love to embed an external file into Word .docx file since that helps me to "outsource" the content - I don't have to put the whole big content into one-only file. Below is how we can do such ...
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Office 2013 - Paste Special Shows 'Unformatted Unicode Text' only - Show Options Turned on in Advanced Options

About two weeks ago my "Paste Special" stopped working in Office 2013 products. Before, I could paste and choose how I wanted it to work. But, since, all I have in the Paste Special options is ...
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When I past an image to word 2010/13, can I apply a default picture style

Microsoft Office Ribbon has a convenient gallery of styles to apply to pictures. It functions much like the Styles gallery in Word for quickly applying formatting to text. But whereas one can ...
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MS Word not embedding Math font

I have created a document with two bespoke fonts (company fonts). I have set Word to embed fonts so maintain the look of the document when it is distributed outside of the company, and the main body ...
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Using “transform” option in Word 2010

One of your answers posted suggests I select "Word Art" object - I do not have this option on my ribbon! I want to be able to curve/transform words and need specific instructions how to do so given ...
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Table text appearing as symbols and numbers

I've just been sent a word document by a friend who has a deadline for a proposal and and most of the document has changed to a series of characters. I have tried all the typical methods to reverse ...
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Find questions (words before “?”) Regex Microsoft Word

I have several books that are improperly formatted that contain, among other things QUESTIONS and Answers. My job is to make all the questions CAPITALIZED AND BOLD. I'm using MS Word to maintain the ...
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Excel Formula to Word

I have this formula to give me a specific day of the week. =TODAY()-(WEEKDAY(TODAY())-2) How would I set this up in Microsoft Word 2013
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Word to PDF: open hyperlinks in new window

I'm trying to follow your solution for Word 2013 converting to PDF, and not sure where to find the Edit -> Preferences -> Documents and uncheck "Open cross document links in new window"... Was that ...
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Use same label on multiple places in Word 2013

I want to use one text block on several places in my Word document. When I change the text block, then it must be changed on the other places too. Is this possible? I've seen it in a Word document ...
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MS Word 2010: Vertical line to paragraph

I have a timeline of events in my CV, where each event is described by a single paragraph. Some paragraphs are logically enclosed by others (such as an internship during studies), which I want to ...
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Heading don't chaning color of line

It's possible set heading, that heading don't change color of line? For expample, if I have 3 lines - red, green and blue and I set heading 1, all lines will heading 1 and will have other colors ...
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Word 2011 for mac startup folder and filename (and powerpoint 2011 for mac)

Similar to the question No Startup folder in Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 (very helpful - thanks a lot!!) how would I do this for word 2011 for mac and powerpoint 2011 for mac In which folder ...
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Bars In Excel Take Up More Space Than Axis

I have this graph sent to me in Excel, which I have moved into Word: As you can see, the bars of the graph take up more space than the axis, and the bars at both ends have been cut off. Compared to ...
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Word 2013: Print 2 A5 documents per A4 with same left and right margins for each A5 document

I am trying to print 2 A5 documents per A4 with same left and right margins for each A5 document. I tried the following solution: Word 2010: Print 2 A5 documents per A4 -setting pages per sheet to 2 ...
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Why is some styles/headings are excluded from bookmark when converting from word to pdf

I created custom styles/headings for my document One is called "Title Custom" and another is called "Subtitle Custom" But when I convert into pdf with the bookmark setting selected, the only thing ...
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LO Writer: Getting page number 1 for pages 1 and 2

I'm writing this document (with the file originally having been an MS-Word .doc file) with LibreOffice Writer (4.3.3.2). I'm using a page number field in my header, but instead of the pages being ...
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How to avoid opening a MS Word 2013 doc itself again

When by error I open a docx that was already entered instead of getting a prompt remininding me that I have it already opened, it opens my previous and ALSO changing the format (getting with "old" ...
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How zoom in and out with a keyboard shortcut in MS Word 2013?

I want to avoid using the mouse, touchpad or moving cursor to the down right corner "ruler" but I could not find a keyboard shortcut to Zoom in/out in a crecendo and decrecendo way. The only one I ...
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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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Two pages both showing as “First Page” making headers a pain

I'm not sure how I did this to my Word document, but there's two pages that are labeled with "First Page Header". Of course, with things fouled up like this, I can't make the first page have a ...
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Footnotes numbers appear at the end of footnote

My footnotes are appearing with the text first and at the end the footnote number. I have made some changes recently to my paragraph settings, but I don't know why the footnotes are coming out upside ...
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Word 2010 Mail Merge Underlining

I am creating a mail merge document in which I have underlined certain fields. Even if there is no data to be pulled I want the line to still print. This is a reminder to collect that information. ...
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How do I re-use a previously-collected Word dictionary [duplicate]

I regularly add some words to my MS Word dictionary. When I install a new copy of it on my computer, it's painstaking to add all of them manually again. Is there a way to automate that?
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Word 2010 wont save in my Windows 8.1

When I try to save a new file, using 'File/Save As', the programme (Word) just goes into a thinking loop. I click on File, the drop down menu appears; I click on Save As but no dialogue box opens to ...
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Formulas linked disappeared in text – Word for Windows 2010

All my Mathmatica formulas linked in Word for Windows 2010 document have disappeared (because I hit Control Link instead of the link key, F9). Is there a way to restore them?
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Change default style of a caption in Word

When inserting a figure or table, you can add a caption. It has some default styling that you can edit in the Quick Styles pane. By default in Word 2013 this is a 9pt italic font. Unfortunately, this ...
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MS Word 2013: Removing highlighting with shortcut key

I have a 100+ pages Word document full of highlighted setences that I have to correct. Once i am done I have to remove the highlighting. That's easy with the Ctrl+Alt+H shorcut if all the ...
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Word macro to change page color

I am attempting to create a Word macro (Microsoft Word Professional 10) to change the page background color. I began by recording the keystrokes - this is the recorded macro: --- Sub WritingLayout() ...
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MS Word Compare Documents: How do I reset the recent files list

Short Version: I use the MS Word “Compare Documents” feature from time to time. It’s a great feature except it often seems overly difficult to choose which files to compare. It would help immensely ...
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Microsoft office word 2013 sharing a document allowing only edit/add comments

I've been trying to share a document in Microsoft Office Word 2013(in fact office 365) but in a way that other users only can comment it(like google drive). I've tried in "REVIEW" the option ...
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Changing color of value fields in Word

I'm finishing a Word template in Word 2013. I started from an original one and applied our colors and logo. There's just one issue which I cannot get right. I'm using some fields that were on the ...
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Nested Styles in Word

When applying a caption to a figure or a table, I like to format it in the following manner: Figure 1: Caption text. More precisely, I like the style of the text up-to-and-including the colon ':' to ...
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Word did not save the document

I receive an error if I create a new document in Microsoft Word 2013 and then try to save it to OneDrive. How do I avoid that error message and actually save? Here are the steps to reproduce: Open ...
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How can I add a list of spellcheck rules to Microsoft Word?

I want to use Microsoft Word to correct some plain text. But I need Word to use a list of new/custom spellcheck rules: e.g. replace 'fcarce' with 'scarce'. I could add each rule manually, but that ...
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Different themes for different sections

Can I apply different styling themes to different sections of my Word document? So in the first section, I have it set to the "Default (Black and White)" theme, then I insert a section break, and want ...
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Create list depending on heading 1 in word

I need to create list depending on first heading. It looks similar to heading 2 - first number is heading 1, but second increments. For example: Appended numbers (green and red) are correct. Any ...
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How do you Find & Replace only in specific Styles in Word?

I have a document with sub-sections and text. The sub-titles for each sub-section starts with a number. I want to remove this number. I know searching for ^# and replacing with 'blank' removes all ...
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Can a button for Lock Anchor be created in Word?

Is it possible to add a button to the Quick Access Toolbar in Word that "Lock Anchor" on images? Usually I would, right click to image, go to Size and Position > Position > Lock Anchor..but this is ...
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How to make text/elements visible only in editor view in Microsoft Word 2010

I'm creating a template document for a client in Word 2010. I'm trying to implement some instructions in the document, so that if the file is either printed or exported as a .pdf file, those ...
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How can I add link class for Microsoft Office Word 2013 blog post?

I need to somehow add class for created link in Microsoft Office 2013, because I would like to use a lightbox for the link. I don't want open the wp-admin area, I would like to solve this in one ...
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In Word 2010 or 2013, is it possible to create a reference to a specific source in the bibliography?

In answering this question about automatically hot-linking from an in-text citation to its source in the bibliography, I discovered that bookmarks within a bibliography are deleted when the field is ...
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How to run a .gif animation by saving as .htm universallly?

I have a .gif animation which I inserted in word and saved as a .htm file. It works nice when I open in the browser on my computer. However, when only the .htm file is given to someone else who ...
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Customize TOC tab leader

In Microsoft Word I can choose between dots ..., dashes --- and a line for the tab leader in the table of contents menu. But I want to increase the dots' distance, for example with some spaces between ...
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2013 Word Doc printing smaller than full size

Just got a new computer loaded with Microsoft Office 2013, and this document that I've printed many times is now printing smaller than full size. This document was some kind of template created many ...
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Different reference number styles at end of sentence and at endnote/footnote

I'm using endnotes in a MS Word 2011 doc, so I have references at the end of sentence and at the end of the document (with corresponding numbers). Both corresponding numbers have the same ...
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Clearing Computer Documents

Okay, I have hardly any basic knowledge when it comes to computers and working these systems, so I am hoping someone can help me with this. On my laptop, I frequently use Microsoft Word. I have a ...