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How to change some of the numbers in word to be arabic numbers within Word

I have a Word document. It has two parts: one English and one Arabic. The problem is that all the numbers are English numbers [0123456789], but I want the Arabic part's numbers to be Arabic numbers ...
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Word 2010 Crashing

We have an office with all users using the same spec'ed PCs with the same Image deployed to them, so that the software and configuration is identical. I have one user who keeps having the install of ...
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How do I recover old versions of a Microsoft Word file?

My friend was working on a Microsoft Word file and made some changes in it. Suddenly Word crashed and closed. When he opens it again there was no data in the file and only one line in the header: ...
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Excel link in Word docx

I use a Word file to put it as a report in which I integrate tables and charts from an Excel file. More precisely, on a network drive I have many Excel and Word files. Each Word file has its Excel ...
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EMF files damaged during PDF export in Microsoft Word

I often use EMF images to illustrate technical documents I write in Microsoft Word (since Word doesn't support SVG). But there has always been one major issue: often a single (vector) line in an EMF ...
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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 can I change the cursor style of MS Word for Mac (2011)?

I find it difficult to see the blinking, thin vertical bar cursor in MS Word (Word for Mac 2011, ver. 14.2.5). Is it possible to change the cursor style to a box or something more easily seen? I ...
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Search in Word “headings” only

In Microsoft Word, is there any way to search for text in the "headings" of a document only? ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​I'm currently using Word 2007 and 2010.
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How to restore the format style after paste a formatted text?

For example, I copy and paste some red text and keep typing. The newly typed text will remain red. Is it a quick way to restore the format style the same before pasting the red text? (And keep the ...
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Microsoft Word stays minimized when opened

Whenever I open a document on Microsoft Word the document stays small no matter what I do. I've tried clicking the maximum button and dragging it to make it bigger but neither are responsive. Anyone ...
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Can't enter text into a Word document

I have a Word document and it won't accept new text entry, all of a sudden. I can use the mouse, just not enter text. (I did check the keyboard, and it's working fine.)
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How can I add default class for every link in Microsoft Word 2013? [on hold]

I don't want to edit HTML source for links, so I got a idea: What if every link in Microsoft Word automatically received a class? For example: class="lightview". How can I do this?
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How to change the font of the heading number in Microsoft Word 2003?

How do you change the font of the heading number? If I get into the Styles and Formatting tab, then click on the drop down arrow of the heading I want to modify, and then edit the font in the Modify ...
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Fixed size text area

I need to include some Java code in a Word document. It looks bad when it takes 1-2 pages. I'd like to put it in some kind of text area with a scrollbar. Does MS Word have such a feature? PS This ...
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Word 2010 Image Caption List Missing

I created a document with Word 2010 in which I inserted captions for pictures and cross reference. I saved the document in my computer and emailed it to a colleague. When she opened the document in ...
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Heading 2 does not followed by heading 1 in microsoft-word 2010 multilevel heading

In MS word 2010, I have set multilevel heading. but my heading style does not follows by previous style. For example Heading 1 is 5. after thet when I select heading 2, it should be 5.1, but it ...
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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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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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Background image of a Word file doesn't resize when document is

I want to add a background image to a Word document. I'm creating a letterhead and need to drop in an image that was created in Illustrator. I tried adding it as a background image in Word, but when ...
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How to fix a (slightly) corrupted large word document

I have a 60,000 word document which contains a fair amount of formatting - in particular it contains many: Pictures tables numbered lists bullet-point lists sections/subsections/sub-sub ...
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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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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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Two per page printing margins in Microsoft Word

I have a document that I created in Microsoft Word. I set up the margins so The text goes almost all the way to the edges (like .2" margins). The document is oriented portrait style and I want to ...
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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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Make Microsoft Word change number literals to spellings?

In English, it's better style to spell numbers out. How can I make Word flag this as a grammar error or auto-correct it? (specifically 2007)
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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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Autocorrect to italics: font remains italicized

I am able to set Word 2010 to Autocorrect certain words to italics (for example, correct i.e. to i.e.). However, when I try this, after the auto-replacement the cursor remains italicized, so then I'd ...
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Microsoft word slow switching and safe mode

I don't know what I did, but recently when I opened Microsoft Word document, I experienced very slow app switch between it and other applications. When I start Word in Word's safe mode (as described ...
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“Phantom” tab at start of line cannot be deleted

I have a document that has some paragraphs formatted with a seemingly unchangeable first-line indent. In paragraph format, the left indent is zero, and first line indent is "none". When turning on ...
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Different “endnote reference” number styles in text and in endnotes

I'm using endnotes in a MS Word 2011 doc. The number used to signify the reference is formatted in a style called "endnote reference" and it puts the number in superscript. That's all well and good, ...
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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 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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Word Starter 2010 will not run without internet connection

I have had Microsoft Word 2010 Starter on my computer for a year or 2 and never had an issue. The other day I ran an "update" that i was notified of.. Now it will only work connected to the ...
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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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Auto hot-linking in-text citations to a bibliographic entry

I'm trying to find the best way to automatically create hyperlinks within a document from an in text citation, "(Author, 2014)", to its respective bibliographic entry in such a way that is seen in ...
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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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Adding Images side-by-side

I have three images of unequal size. I want to add them side by side horizontally in MS Word 2007/2010. Currently when I manually add them through Insert -> Picture then they are added without ...
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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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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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Converting a symbol to a paragraph in Word

I would like to replace a "##" symbol in a document placed at multiple sites with an entire paragraph in Microsoft word. The new paragraph needs to be in a format listed below. I tried to type in the ...
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Table of Contents is using regular (Arabic) numbers for pages whose numbers are Roman

I'm using Microsoft Office 2013 Word. Pages that have page numbers displayed as Roman numerals are displayed in the Table of Contents with Arabic numeral page numbers. Here is a screenshot of the ...
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How can I change the Author of comments in MS Word for Mac?

Is it possible to change or hide the name of the author of comments on a document? I have hundreds of documents where I have written dozens of comments, now my boss wants me to change the commenter ...
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Update text based on field content in Word 2010

I'm creating a form using Microsoft Word 2010. This form contains a simple text box called ProjectName. The text entered into this field shall appear on the document's cover page. How do I do that? If ...
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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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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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How do you copy raw Microsoft Word fields codes to another text document?

Is it possible to copy text from a Word document containing field codes, so that when asted into another application, the FIELD CODES REMAIN AS RAW TEXT. i.e. something like This is about whales { ...
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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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Creating substitution definitions in word

One of the amazing things about latex is I could create defitions in a separate source .tex file and inport those defintions into a working target file. For instance, I could define a term like ...
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How to create PDF bookmarks from Microsoft Word?

I have a PDF file which I converted From Microsoft Word. Actually I'm working on an eBook and now I want to publish it as a PDF. How do I create PDF bookmarks, either through Word or through editing ...
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Image Caption Messes Up Word Wrapping Around Picture

I am using MS Word 2010 and insert a picture and have it wrap around text using the "tight" wrap. The word formatting next to the picture looks fine until I insert a caption, once I do this the last ...