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How to turn off formatting marks for Word for Mac?

I have Word for Mac 2011, version 14.4.5. I have currently turned on the formatting marks (dots for spaces, arrows for tabs, paragraph marks, etc.). I want to turn the marks off but I don't know how. ...
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How to adjust padding in table cell

I have a table cell that I can't seem to center the text accurately. There's a minimum padding or something I can't get rid of or shrink in any way. I've tried recreating the table, but with any ...
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How to change width of comment area in Microsoft Word 2011 for mac

I'm writing a report with Microsoft Word 2011 for mac using Comment functionality. Is it possible to resize the width of comment area ? That area is too large for my preference. Update In my ...
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Can't set Word 2013 Header shortcut keys…tried everything

My Word 2013 has lost the Header style shortcut keys; Ctrl+Alt+1 for Header 1, Ctrl+Alt+2 for Header 2, and etc. I have tried everything mentioned here and else where from changing languages back and ...
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Syncing column widths between tables in word

I have separate tables in MS Word that have the same set of columns. I would like for the column widths to match between the tables, rather than Word deciding on different sets of widths for each ...
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How do I “force” passages I copy to my Word files to use up all the available line space?

I like to copy noteworthy passages from PDF books to Word documents. Problem is that PDF "line width" or "line space" is narrower than the width of a Word document. Thus I get unreadable, unnecessary ...
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Keyboard shortcut for top of current page in a document

When word-processing, is there a keyboard shortcut (in MS Word or LibreOffice Writer) to move to the top of the current page in the document? For example, if the cursor is midway down page 3, is there ...
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Formatting number styles with the headings included

Good day, I'm working on a 300 page document and I would like to know if there is a way to format the number library styles including the headings next to it?
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Can basic mathematics be done in Microsoft Word?

Is there a function of MS Word that enables users to solve basic math problems, in this case addition or subtraction? I use its platform for a budget and of course I could just use a calculator but it ...
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How do I print 4 impressions of a one page document onto a single page in Word?

I need to print a full size one page document in Word, reduced to 1/4 scale, in four separate panes on the sheet. How do I do that? Is there a way to preview? If you are going to tell me to use ...
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RegEx with Word 2013. Match string AFTER known word to End of Line or <table>

I'm using the Find and Replace feature in a large word document I have. I need to find the word REMARKS: (all bold and upppercase). REMARKS: THIS IS SOME IMPORTANT DATA At then end of that line ...
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Word: Disable spell checker for a paragraph?

Is it possible to disable the automatic spell checker in MS Word 2010 for single paragraphs of a document or just for some parts of a document? I'd like to get rid of the squiggly lines in some parts ...
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How to properly position Smart Art in Word 2013

I am scheduled to take the MOS 77-418 Word 2013 exam next week. One of the problems I seem to have is trying to follow the instructions in the practice exam so that the smart art I have to create ...
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word not showing all the picture

I have a pig picture that i want to insert vertically I did that but not all the picture is shown, please look, you can see that the pic is not shown completely from the button (i hope you get me ...
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Remove section break in Word without merging formatting with previous section

I'm having a heck of a time deleting section breaks after rotating page orientation in the same document: NOTE: When you delete a section break, the text that was above the break becomes part ...
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How to replace straight quotes with curly quotes in pasted text

I am using Word 2007 SP3. The autoformat option, "Change straight quotes to curly quotes" is turned on. If I type text into Word directly, then straight quotes are converted correctly into curly ...
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How to set mergefield to show long date format?

How can I make Word 2012 display German date format in mail merge? { DATE \a "dd.MM.yy" \ * MERGEFIELD } returns 15.02.2012 for today, 15. Februar 2013 however is what I want.
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Copy and paste a shape containing UTF-8 text boxes from Office Word to Paint

In Microsoft Office 2010 I have a shape containing UTF-8 textboxes, when I copy this shape and paste it into MS Paint or any other software, the encoding of texts changes to some vague characters ...
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MS Word Section Numbering (e.g. A.1.1) includes Chapter (A.1) but not Changing with Chapter Number

I have a large document with sections>chapters>subsection The first subsection in Chapter B.1 should be numbered B.1.1. I get 1.13 or something like that. This figure shows the config window in the ...
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How do I embed a file from my computer in microsoft word so that after emailing the recipient can open that link?

When I embed a file in my word document by choosing insert->object and then email the word document, the recipient is unable to open the embedded file. How can I rectify this and send it all as one ...
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Quickest Way to Extract Data from Doc or Pdf to Spreadsheet [on hold]

I have an influx of reports coming at me, and I need to extract some of the data and put it into a better format(an excel worksheet.) The reports come in docx or pdf and look something like this. ...
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Why does a background color in Word not print?

When you go to set a background color doing the the 'correct' way through 'design, page background, page color' (Word 2013), the background color never prints and you're forced to insert a shape and ...
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Same Bookmark for Multiple Locations MS-Word

I am feeding Excel data into a Word document with Excel VBA. When doing this, I have many bookmarks in Word. Sometimes I need to pull the same value from Excel and feed it to multiple bookmarks in 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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Is there a way to copy from excel to word without format getting changed?

Is there a way to copy from excel to word without the format getting changed (for example if you use a size of 6 in excel, which is not supported for the same font in word)? Currently I'm doing int ...
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In word, how to make it so selecting doesn't also select the newline characters?

If i set my cursor in the middle of the line, then hit shift+end, Word will select the carriage return and newline character too. What settings would I need to change in Word 2013 in order to make it ...
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Can I change the user name for Word 2013 track changes while signed in to an Office account?

I've been provided a hard copy of comments and changes to a document. My task is to add them to the electronic file. I changed the user name via Track Changes Options (pictured) to the original ...
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Decrease headings automatically while inserting to main document

I have document with headings and generated table of content. I need to place hughe another document with headings like anex for main document. main document: Heading1 Title Heading2 SubTitle ...
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Can I Use a Shape In a Heading Style

I have inherited a document that has line shapes to the left of certain headings. In order to add new headings I have to copy and paste a previous one to get the line next to the heading correct. Is ...
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A dot between two numbers is converted to comma

For example when i want to write 1.1 in MS Word, the . is suddenly converted to ',' when i write the second 1. Here is a illustration of what happens: Notes: I am typing in Arabic and i want the ...
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Microsoft Word Making Half of the Formula Invisible in Text

I am trying to write a formula in the middle of a text and strangely Microsoft Word just vanishes half of my formula. I did everything I could, but it seems to be some problem with the inline/wrap ...
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Move drawing to any position in Word 2000

I'm using Word 2000 and I have problems with positioning drawings. There seems to be an invisible grid and a drawing's sides has to be on this grid. I found a way of resizing images to any size by ...
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How do I add formatted code to a Microsoft Word document?

I need to write a document in MS-Word 2007 that contains a lot of examples of VB.NET and C# code. What is the best way of getting the code to look reasonable in the document? What styles etc do ...
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Microsoft Word 2010: Using indexes - with and without cross-references

I am currently writing my thesis using Microsoft Word 2010. I would like to use one index for referencing technical terms at the back of the thesis as can usually be found in books1. This index ...
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Removing carriage returns from a mail merge field in Word

I have a mail merge field called, «ADDRESSLINE2» My data is bad how do remove the carriage return from this merge field.
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Multiple manipulation with annotation in Doc files [on hold]

I'm searching way to do editing with annotation in Doc files (Delete, Edit or Put new if they are not marked). How to do it with multiple files? Didn't find any software to do it yet
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How do I accept tracking changes for a specific symbols and reject for the rest of the text?

I would like to accept tracked change only for specific symbols like manual line break and break section and reject any other changes. How can I proceed? I guess it should be a macros which looks for ...
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Microsoft Word: When file saved as PDF an image apears

I have a document that has an image and then some text. When I save it as a .docx file it looks like the top image, but when I save it as a .pdf that image appears and the clipart image gets longer ...
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Disappearing cursor in Word 2010

I'm using Word 2010 under Windows 7, and when I browse through a document using the arrow keys, the Cursor in Word disappears. This is very annoying, because you do not see anymore where you are in ...
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Word to PowerPoint: Equation Trouble

I'm preparing a PowerPoint presentation from a report I've already written in Word, with carefully typed-out mathematical equations in MathType or MS Equation Editor format. However, unlike text, when ...
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Restricting comments in Word

Is there a way to lock a Word document (2010 or 2013), such that comments cannot be embedded? I am looking for the inverse of the option under document protection to restrict editing so that ONLY ...
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Version Control for Microsoft Word

Is there a good version control method for strongly formatted word docs? Ideally something that works with git and shows the diff in an easy-to-view format. Most of the questions I've seen on this ...
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Prevent Word from Including Bullet Letter when Copying Text

I'm copying quite a bit of text from Word into a text-based application, line by line. The word text is structured like this: Topic a. Item A b. Item B When I highlight Item A, ...
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Microsoft word - how to remove weird spaces

Suddenly in some lines in my document, the space between the words is longer than usual look the space between the red boxes is more than the normal, and that for example just happend in two ...
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Automatically build hyperlinks to the content of chapters

I'm creating some document in Microsoft Word, I was wondering if it was possible to have Word generate some hyperlinks under the heading 1 (chapter title) to all heading 2 (sub chapters) that are ...
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How to limit number of characters per line in MIcrosoft Word 2011?

I have a professor that asks that we limit each line to 80 characters. I can write a script to do this, but is there a way to do it right from Microsoft Word 2011? I need a carriage return after ...
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MS Word: Change font-size in table autoformat

After trying it for a few times, I can't seem to edit the font size through Ms Word's Table -> Table Autoformat. I can edit a lot of other stuff except for the font size. Are there any explanations ...
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Why does my Xerox network laser printer silently fail to print some documents?

I've recently encountered a mysterious problem with my Xerox Phaser 6180N networked colour laser printer in which certain documents fail to print from Microsoft Word. When the problem appears the ...
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How to align (set) the copied and pasted text into the justified manner in ms word?

Friends I copied the long text from a pdf file and pasted it into the word document, but here the problem is it pasted the text into word document unevenly. Now I have to set the every line of the ...
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concurrent word document collaboration

My colleagues and I are working on a large specification, in Microsoft Word For the first few weeks, we all worked on separate pieces, and collated these together to form a single specification. ...