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Text input field displays incorrectly for Arabic input in Word 2016

I do Arabic translation at my work and I create fillable forms using Word. Today I noticed the text field for Arabic input looks like a small square instead of a rectangular shaded area. Please see ...
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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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Microsoft Word Hide page numbers on non sequential pages

Hi I am formatting my document and I am trying to figure out how to hide specific page numbers. For example my pages go: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.... and I need to hide the page ...
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I am using Microsoft word on a mac and getting {MERGE} hyperlinks every time I type

I am using Microsoft word on a mac and getting {MERGE} hyperlinks every time I type. Please help me remove this from a mac? Thanks
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Microsoft Word - Antialiasing for font selection panel

Is there a way for me to enable anti-aliasing on the Font Selection pane in Microsoft Word? I know that there are other ways for me to search for fonts, but for a quick search the non-anti-aliased ...
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Showing paragraphs from other pages in Word

Have a word document with Heading 1 paragraphs starting on every single page. I would like to show the Heading 1 paragraph of the NEXT page on each page, so having page X showing the Heading 1 of page ...
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Updating link paths with Word VBA

I have the following links to Excel in a word document: The issue is that when changes are made the document version on both the excel sheet referenced and the word document change. As such I will ...
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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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Two Line Watermark in Microsoft Word

Is there a way to have a two-line page background watermark in Microsoft Word without using Word Art?
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How to find and remove implicit page break in Word?

In Word 2010 style formatting, just before one of my level 2 numbered heading (not before the others, at least before most of them), I get a page break that is invisible in the paragraph marks view. I ...
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Changing a Mail Merge Word document to point to a new datasource?

I am trying to change a MSWord 2013 mail merge document so that it points to a MS SQL DB rather then the original MS Access DB which just linked to the SQL DB tables. Basically I want to remove Access ...
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Word 2010 … keeping a string of text from splitting onto two lines

I am writing a memo that will go out to all our customers in which we refer to a period of dates (from 06-10-2016 to 12-06-2016 inclusively). Is there a way I can keep this date period from splitting ...
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Export word document with high resolution PNG to PDF

I have a nice high resolution PNG. (Download from Dropbox) When I paste this into a new Word document, it looks good. I can't zoom in more than 500% but at that zoom level all lines are smooth, as ...
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Opening Office 2010 (.docx) file in Office 2003 on Win2K Machine with Compatibility Pack Installed

I work for an organization that has a fairly old server running some critical apps. We have a road map to move these applications to a new server, but have to support the existing one for the time ...
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How can I get Word 2010 to show more styles than “Heading 1”?

There's no way to select Heading 2 (and higher). Suggestions on how to fix this are welcome. It doesn't change when I creating documents from other templates.
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Swapping multiple cases of two varying blocks of text, with MS Word find-and-replace

I have a few very long and large documents in MS Word, containing iMessaging history. I want to reorder the current format a bit, so it is more intuitive to read. Currently a sample of one document is:...
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Microsoft Word - creating a double-sided letterhead template with only an image on the back

I am attempting to create a Word template for letterhead that was designed in Illustrator. I am using headers and footers to recreate the look of the original letterhead. I'm running into a snag with ...
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How can I change the date format in MS Word 2016 to show only hours and minutes when mailmerging with an Excel file?

I'm trying to mail merge a MS Word letter with a MS Excel file which contains dates and times as well as other fields. I'm trying to put together for calling people to interviews at different times. ...
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Word 2007 - two digital signatures (with a change in between)

In Word 2007, I'm trying to create a form for providing a procedure to deviate from rules. A user would enter some information and sign the form. Someone else would then select APPROVED or REJECTED ...
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Prefixing heading numbers with custom letters, varying by section, in Microsoft Word?

By default, Microsoft Word comes with default heading styles (e.g. Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3….). These defaults can be changed based on need. For example, I modified the default headings to ...
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Macro to sharpen all images in word document

I have a 500+ page document with a lot of images. I need to convert all of these to grayscale and to increase sharpness by 40%. Both of these tasks can be done by right clicking each image and ...
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How do I remove lines appearing permanently on top and bottom of a word document?

I have these lines appearing on top and bottom of a word document (office 2010), just below and above the text (Exactly where the lines for headers and footers are). I have tried to copy the text into ...
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How to include in a style a new section?

I want to define a "title" style in word 2013 which include a new page and new section. Actually, I want to set my title in a new page and centered on this page. I can change the style of the title ...
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Copying and Pasting a Vertical Line in MS Word 2007

I've inserted a vertical line onto a page and I'd like to copy and paste it to all the other pages; however, when I try to do so, it keeps indenting over incrementally each time (see example below). ...
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grammar check ignoring spell check in Microsoft Word

I think there is an option to do grammar check alone in Microsoft word. Does anyone know how to do grammar check ignoring spell check in Microsoft Word?
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Word 2013's Quick Parts > Document Property menu is greyed out

I want to insert a Publish Date field in my document footer but the ribbon bar's INSERT > Quick Parts > Document Property menu is greyed out / disabled. How to get it to work?
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How to dress a table by its dimensions in centimeters in word or excel [closed]

I have a a formal paper(A4) which include a table where I must print informations with it by the printer I want to place this table by his real dimensions in word or excel but I don't know how
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Microsoft Word: Text space automatically being introduced when inserting citations. How to stop this?

I am using MS-Word 2010 professional and trying to submit a document to my professor, and he requires citations to hug the text. My problem: The top-right red arrow points to me highlighting the ...
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How to write english and arabic in same line without corrupting the format

i am writing an Arabic text and i want to insert an English word in the sentence, as follows: وأنوى تغييرها إلى وشىء آخر Access أنا استخدم قاعدة البيانات but when trying to accomplish this in ...
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How to put AVI videos or animated GIFs in Word and then save as PDF?

How can one put videos (AVI format) or animated GIFs in a Microsoft Word document and preserve the animations after saving it as a PDF?
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How to increase visual length of form text field in Word?

When a form text field is inserted in a Word document, the grey shaded length is about 5 characters long. How can this length be increased?
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How to hide the “send a smile” Office 2016 icon?

a recent update added the yellow icon "Send a smile" at the top right of Office 2016 applications and I wonder how I can get rid of it.
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How can I resize multiple images in a MS Word document?

In a blank document, I insert images (screenshots - all are of same size and same format) from a folder. I want to resize the images to a desired size. All now I am doing is selecting one image by one,...
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Word Macros missing from a word doc in the network drive

I had lot of macros/VBA scripts for processing comments, merging etc in one few he word doc(word 2013)files on shared drive. i changed my computer and now i don't see any of the macros in those ...
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Word 2016 How to fix text position?

How to fix text position in word 2016? Adding new text in word results in pushing down the content of everything below as one expects. This creates usually problems with the formatting. What I would ...
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How to add a new section to a numbered list in MS Word?

In Word how can I add a section into a numbered list? I have a large software requirements document that is organized using a numbered list, so I have a few paragraphs as 1, then maybe some sub-...
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How to auto-update exports of a document?

Assuming I have a document Report.docx which gets frequently updated and has exports as say Report.pdf and Report.md. How do I adjust Word to automatically update the PDF and Markdown-Versions of the ...
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How to have full-width horizontal lines in Microsoft Word?

How can I have full-width horizontal lines inserted between the lines of a long text? I do not want to use Ctrl+U to add underline to the text because it does not add lines to the empty spaces. Also ...
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Batch convert Word documents to PDFs

How do I batch convert many Word documents and have them saved as [originalfilename].pdf?
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Word, Regex for brackets, word, whitespace or lf

In Word, I would like to use the regular expressions to match "Po" followed by either a whitespace or end of line character. [[Policy.PolicyNumber]] [[Po [[Po John So in the above example I would ...
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Are Word 2000 dictionnaries compatible with later versions of Word?

I have a French version of Microsoft Word 2000 on my computer. If I install a later version of Word (for example 2016) in Swedish without uninstalling Word 2000, will both versions of Word be able to ...
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Shortcut keys don't work in MS-Word on Win8

I've just upgraded to Windows 8 (from XP) and re-installed my copy of Office 2007. Now the common shortcuts (Ctrl-Z, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V etc) don't work in Word, however other shortcuts (Ctrl-P) are fine. ...
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Code background from Visual Studio

I want to paste some code in my Word document from Visual Studio 2016, but the text has a white background. For readability I want to keep the formatting and the colors of the code. When I try to ...
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Find similar style like selection in word 2010?

I pasted a web page into word ( from the internet by copy+paste) the result is here However , I want to change the blue background color. How can I replace in my document , ONLY SECTIONS with ...
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MS word: a macro to turn ON/OFF some proofing settings

What macro could turn ON/OFF some proofing settings? (Unfortunately macro recording doesn't record the setting change) I'm looking for a way to turn ON/OFF 2 proofing settings (at the same time): ...
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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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Remove all images from my word document without losing the data formatting

I just want to remove all the images in my word document. I have about 365 pages document, in which there are images in almost all pages. I can not delete one by one. I can save it in .txt format but ...
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How to draw such (e.g. 5 by 5) a grid with thick boarders efficiently in Word 2016?

In Word (or Excel or Visio or any other similar), how to quickly draw such grid? For example, for each 5 by 5 squares, the boarder are thicker. Thanks.
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How do I update all fields in a Word document?

I want a way of updating all fields in a Word 2013 document. (If it works in other versions, all the better; I originally had this problem with Word 2007, and nothing seems to have changed since then.)...
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Regular Expression to match zero or more spaces in Microsoft Word

I hope I'm just missing the obvious here, but how in the world do I match zero or more spaces with Microsoft Word 2010's "Regex" engine? As a silly example, I want to match all of the following in a ...