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How do I add a horizontal double lined border to the right side of line numbers in Word 365?

This page has an example of how it should look with the horizontal double lines between the line numbers and the body text. example How do I put a double line between the line numbers on the left and ...
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Word (Office 365) macros disappear

I have created a few simple macros in Word. One of them allows me to switch between printers without multiple clicks. I create this macro (and other simple ones) and they work. The next day, the ...
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MS Word 2010/2013 Cannot select text after typing

I have a problem that started manifesting itself a week ago. I'm using MS Word 2010 to type a mathematical document (lots of diagrams, images and, of course formulae). I noticed that I was no longer ...
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How to prompt for information when starting a new document from Microsoft Word template

I want to create a field in a template (dotx) that, when starting a new document from that template, would prompt for information. The field is something that repeats over and over in the document. I ...
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MS Word 2010 Find/Replace Wildcards

I have a long list of name with addresses and phone numbers in this format: Barn Jeffery 123 Sunny Ln. Pulaski ,315-555-5555 Sarah 456 Bull Blvd. Memphis ,256-555-5555 Tara C. 7894 Pringle St. Clw. ...
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Multiple languages mail merge word

I'm having some trouble with Microsoft Word's mail merge feature. Every day, we send an e-mail to a bunch of people across the world. I have an around 600 rows Excel file generated daily and I send an ...
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Page Numbering with next page number

I want to know how to insert a page footer stating next page number as a page continuation (eg: "Continue with page XX") I am using MS Word 2010
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Opening Microsoft Office 365 gives blank menus and blank popups

I have recently installed Microsoft Office 365 (shows up as Office 2013) but when I open any of the applications (Word, Excel, etc.) I am presented with a popup which is nearly blank and the ribbon ...
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Microsoft Word form - Preserving “lines” to type on instead of underscoring and underlining

We've got a form that somebody created in Microsoft Word 2007. As an example, it would look something like this: Name: ____________________________ Where the "line" is created by somebody typing ...
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Cannot print from Microsoft Office (other programs work fine)

I have a TCP/IP network printer installed on 5 machines in my office. On 4 of the machines, I can print without problem from any program. On the 5th machine, I can print without problem from any ...
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How to copy a path from “recent items” in any MS Office application?

or "recent places" for that matter It's not possible to copy the location from the application, so is this list stored somewhere else e.g. registry, file system, xml config file? The problem is that ...
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Word 2007 - “Save as” / Save dialog window won't show, even for unsaved documents

I have a situation where when I try to save an unsaved document using Ctrl+S, or choosing File -> Save or File -> Save As, the save dialog window won't appear, so I can't save the document, and I have ...
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Is it possible to use the citation tool in Microsoft Word to create full citation text?

The citation management tool in Microsoft word seems to only be able to create bracketed, short-form inline citation of the sources when insert citation is used. The bibliography is the only place ...
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Export PowerPoint slides to Word without using “handouts”?

I have already read many other articles about converting/exporting, but they all use Handouts. Is there a way to export the content of the slides to Word so that the occupy full pages?
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How do I remove the last page from the numbering

I have a DOCX document with the following numbering format in the footer: "Page X of Y" (e.g. Page 3 of 10). I want to have 11 pages, but I want the last one not to count. That is, even though I have ...
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Increase padding against surrounding font container in MS Word

The following screen grab shows a Heading 2 piece of text with a shaded background colour applied. This is just plain text (no tables, etc). Is it possible to increase the 'padding' such that the ...
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Word 2010 - Curly Quotes [Slovenian language]

I have a pretty rudimentary question. I would like to get curly quotes and not straight ones ("x" and 'x') in the document formatted in Slovenian language (Slavic language), which uses chevrons. I ...
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How do I create a Microsoft Word half page template that mirrors my entry on the top into the bottom?

How do I create a Microsoft Word half page template that mirrors my entry on the top into the bottom? Yes, I could just only print to 1/2 the page and turn it around and print it again, but I'm ...
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Microsoft Word expand autocorrect

How can I expand the auto-correct dialog box using a keyboard shortcut in MS Word? Example: I typed some text, it changed to Some text, and the auto-correct "prompt" showed up like this: I want to ...
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Word 2013: pages are missing in docx file (was edited with Word 2003)

I had a doc file, which was converted to a docx file with Word 2013. Everything is working here. Then I made changes on this file with Word 2003 and saved the docx. Now on a Word 2013 only the half ...
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How do I setup the Microsoft Word 2010 Table of Contents so that it updates for Headings 1-3, 5-6? i.e. skipping out Heading level 4

I have the following style heading levels setup in Microsoft Word 2010: Heading level 1: 1 Heading level 2: 1.1 Heading level 3: 1.1.1 Heading level 4: 1.1.1.1 Heading level 5: Appendix I ...
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Multi level lists look horrible

I have the following multi line document (text is just lipsum) Look at 10.1. and compare it to 9.1., 10.1. has more space between it and the test. Also the space is not the same on the first and ...
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CTRL key keeps opening the tags in Word 2013

When I'm typing in Word, I find that I keep entering the Smart Tag (I think its called) UI and my fast typing ends up triggering buttons and options in the tag's floating dialog box. It's very ...
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Microsoft word 2007 picture

Lately when I print out our business letterhead, our logo has all of a sudden become distorted & cuts off part of it. It shows up in the print preview & on the screen fine. I have tried ...
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How can I print 2 pages per sheet on word 2010

I tried setting the printer to two pages per sheet but it did not come out the way I expected the printer indeed did print 2 pages but not on the long side, it printed 2 pages but on the short side ...
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How can I merge two seperate two-column sections?

By highlighting my text, I determined the flow of text in my template document (the red numbers indicate the sequence in which the text flows): However, I want the text in the first page to flow ...
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Mark objects or texts as “not printable” on Word 2013

Is possible I define an object or text as "not printable"? So, for instance, I can see it on document, but it'll not printed on paper. I need put some pictures on document that is useful only as ...
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Type math formulas in Microsoft Word the LaTeX way?

I wonder if there is some free solutions for typing math formulas the LaTeX way in Microsoft Word document (Office 2007)?
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Office 2010 macro issues

I have some macro enabled word documents that worked fine in Word 2003, but in 2010 I cannot get the macro security settings to behave properly. When I first open a macro enabled document, I get this ...
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Finding files on the hard disk containing specific text– Windows 8

I know that I created a file using Word and saved it at some time in the past. Now I need that file and I have no idea what I call it, but I do know that I use a specific and unique phrase in it. I'm ...
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Word 2007 issue - pasting images shows just the bottom few pixels of image

I'm running MS Office 2007 on Windows 8. I used MS Office 2003 on Windows 7 before this and never encountered this problem. Note that this is a clean install of Office 2007, not an upgrade. Two ...
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Mail Merge, Split, Protect, and E-mail Word 2013 Document

I have created the perfect form for time sheets at work. My goal was to mail merge the pages with personnel data. Then protect the document with a password so people don't accidentally change the ...
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Export MS-Word drawings to TIFF and EPS

I have some drawings in my docx file. These drawing were accomplished by use of MS Word 2010 win and 2011 mac drawing features. I am now required to export them separately in TIFF and EPS format. I ...
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Save as a web page - lists are not saved allways with UL or OL html tag

I am getting documents created by other people that contain lists like this: List item 1 List item 2 I need to convert them to HTML and I use Save as web page in Word. There is a ...
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Find and replace in MathType equations

Is it possible to change Det to det in all MathType equations?
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table of contents in Word not fitting page

I've created a table of contents but it goes out of the right margin, and the lines between the heading and number continue off so that you can't actually see the page number. I've tried shrinking ...
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Add verb to Word vocabulary so Word stops claiming sentence is fragment?

I'm working with Word for Mac, version 14.3.9 (131030). The same problem exists for Word on my PC, like Word 2013 and Word 2010. Word has flagged the following sentence as a fragment: The ...
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How can I make a document print without borders in Microsoft Word 2010?

I've come across a really irritating problem in Microsoft Word related to printing with my Kodak Hero 5.1 printer. This printer is capable of printing single sided sheets fully borderless from within ...
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Add a combination of words to dictionary in MS Word

The term 'fuel gauge' doesn't translate to my native language, so I'm using it in English. Occurrence of either of the individual terms in my document would be in error, but the combination (or it's ...
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What is the easiest way to open a Mac Pages (.pages) file on Windows?

I have moved to OS X, and although Microsoft's Office software is brilliant on Windows, on the Mac its usability leaves something to be desired compared to Apple's own counterparts (Pages, Numbers and ...
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Can't insert space at the beginning of a line in Word

I'm working on a paragraph in Word 2010 and I can't insert space at the beginning of a line. When I press spacebar, the cursor just stays there and doesn't move. If I press tab, the whole paragraph is ...
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Microsoft Word Wildcards to Find Any Dates of a certain form

I am editing a very large document (~200 pages), with multiple dates on each page. I am looking to use MS Word's wildcard function in the find-and-replace feature to remove these. Some examples of ...
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Updating Microsoft Word link item through VBA

Is it possible to change the Item of a link in MS Word referencing to an Excel spreadsheet, pragmatically, through the use of VBA? I have found discussions on how about to change the file source, but ...
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A configuration window is shown, every time I start Word?

Every time I start Word 2007 , I get a configuration progress window as shown in the following screen shot . please any solution ? I think this is happened when I installed Microsoft office 2013 and ...
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How can I embed a webpage in a MS Word Doc

All, Is there any way of embedding a webpage in a MS Word 2007 document, similar to having an iFrame object in the Word doc, with any changes to the underlying webpage being updated as appropriate? ...
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Non-Latin numbered lists (MS Word)

(Sorry if duplicate) When creating a numbered list in MS Word 2013, I can choose the list style, e.g., 1. First item 2. Second item 3. Third item or a) First item b) Second item c) Third item ...
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Extract data from delinked Excel plot

I have a Word file which has some Excel plots in it. Unfortunately I lost the original excel plots and the word file is now 'de-linked'. Is there a way to retrieve the lost data for the plots? Just ...
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keyboard shortcut to cycle through selected styles

I am using Word 2010. I have a document with many styles. I want to use a single key, F2, to cycle through three of these styles: S1, S2, and S3. Pressing F2 once will assign style S1 to the ...
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How do I copy a SmartArt shape from MS Word with a transparent background?

I've created some shapes in MS Word that I want to use on a website. However, the shapes retain a white background when I copy them. Is it possible to copy the shapes without any background color ...
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Word to GIMP pasted image too small

I paste an image from Microsoft Word 2010 into GIMP 2.6.10 using Edit → Paste as → New Image, but the pasted image is less than half-size (1280×800 down to 553×347). Pasting into an ...