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Libre Office Won't Give Me A Black Font

I am trying to edit a document in Libre'Office which was... Originally created by me in Libre'Office Sent to another person who edited it in Microsoft Word Returned to me with her request that I ...
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Microsoft Word file corrupted because I opened it in emacs

So I, being dumb, decided to open my history essay in emacs and tried to edit a word. So I removed a letter from my introduction, and I saved it. The next time I opened the file in word, it said my ...
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Removal of Extra Mail Merge fields in Word 2010

I have a list that needs to be populated in Word - but each letter may have a different number of what needs to be populated there. For instance, the letter is going to the pharmacy and we want to ...
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Heading number and title on separate lines with different styles in office 2013

I'm trying to achieve the following in office 2013: Basically I want the heading number to be on top of the actual title. Is this possible?
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I can't open a Word doc because it's being used by someone else

I'm the only one using this computer. When I'm done with a document, I close it. Why would I be getting this pop up message? Then it asks if I want to open a copy of it but doesn't let me.
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mail merge to separate documents with filename based on Merge field

I'm doing a mail merge from a Access database and I'd like to make many documents from the mail merge, instead of just one. I found a macro that lets me split the merged document after it's made, that ...
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How do I turn html tags in word to formatted text

I'm trying to make multiple documents using mail merge and an access database, but there is one field where in Access I have it saved as rich text. I need it as rich text because it's a single field ...
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How do I adjust the formatting of a Word table row to match the rest of the table?

I copied some rows from a different table, now those rows have a different length and cell sizes than the other rows of the table. Is there a way to automatically adjust the layout of the row to match ...
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Weird stuff in an old document I am trying to recover

Here is a sample of the text that is in file that is now labeled a .txt document. If I were to delete every other space in parts that actually contain my old text, about half the text is missing. I ...
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Invoice design, not printing to edge of page

We have sales invoice which we need to print on an ongoing basis, I have attached a screen capture of the invoice in Microsoft Word. (http://imageshack.com/a/img673/3535/WHiBNx.jpg) Where the orange ...
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MS Word: Can a picture be in line with text, and appear vertically centered relatively to text?

I have a picture that I want to appear in line with the text. Since the image is bigger than the font of the line, I get the picture's bottom border lined up with the bottom othe text, and the picture ...
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Word document page numbering

I have a Word 2013 (.docx) document and for some reason the page numbers have gone a bit loopy. I have a title page and then the main content. I have the following settings; In page number settings ...
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Show Markup column only in selected pages

I have a .doc document which has comments and the markup column (call it A), and I want to insert it in a bigger document (B), which is the plain format master document. When I insert A to B, B takes ...
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How to sort/rank paras by the order of a specific line in Word 2013?

I want to reorder the 3 following paras, while preserving each para(graph) entirely as a whole. 2 B 3 A 1 C By clicking Home > Sort (Select Ascending Order; I just picked ...
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Canon PIXMA mx439 printer. Won't print the picture included in a Word document

I am trying to print a lost dog flyer, but the picture in my word document won't print, it just comes out a blur of color. I've tried realigning the cartridges, cleaning the nozzles, re-doing the ...
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Why can’t I post an answer? [migrated]

What is with this site? I can’t post an easy answer to a tough question because I don’t have “50 whatever?” This is absolute stupidity. I don’t need to be told how to write a title as I am a writer ...
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Easy way to visualize DOCX nodes [closed]

I generally see the word docx file via unzipping it and manually opening each XML file in some browser. Is there any DOCX Document object viewer which could visualize the nodes in each XML just a ...
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How to link the TOC to header names (in HTML view)?

I am writing a document in HTML format. One of the elements is an automatically generated Table of Contents which is all fine except that the links point to automatically generated labels, instead of ...
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How to recover a “poof” disappearing MS Word draft?

Sometimes I'm a couple of pages into an MS Word draft and it just goes “poof”… Gone. I think there is a secret place it goes to. Can it be recovered? MS Word help is no help on this one. Where is ...
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Word 2007 automatic lines from special characters

This is a feature that 2014 has but Word 2007 does not seem to, or I can't find it. Type three dashes and you get a single line. Type thee underlines and you get a bold single line. Type three equal ...
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Word 2010 not creating normal.dotm

I'm trying to recreate a normal.dotm file because the old one has gotten corrupted. I've tried deleting the old one, messed with read-only setting in %appdata%\microsoft\template, and removed my ...
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How to have Word keep list paragraphs together but not with the following text?

While I can easily set up a style template for lists to have the "keep with next" paragraph option, it is usually convenient to have the very last item of a list not having this option such that a ...
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Word Styles duplicate

When I make a change to one of my own styles in Word, Word automatically create a new style with the same name but adds the change next to the style. How do I disable this feature? I had a look and ...
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How to Change Column Width for All Word Tables at Once

I have a lot of (> 200) tables in Word that have the same layout (two columns, six rows). I need to adjust the column widths for all of them. Is there a way to automate this?
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Continuing with prior formatting after pasting into Microsoft Word

Lets say I start with the default font in Microsoft Word. Then I copy and paste some text from elsewhere (say a webpage). When I start typing after that, the font is whatever font the copied text had, ...
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Converting from Word to PDF

I have a document that is over 100 pages and in it is a table that is oriented to landscape. When I save it as a PDF the table defaults back to portrait orientation. How do I get the PDF to recognize ...
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How to create paragraph breaks within conditional field codes in Word 2010

I'm trying to create a sequential list using field codes and mail merge. My problem is that certain items do not need to appear on the list, depending on how the mail merge goes. This is confusing, so ...
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Regular expression/Wildcard find replace to change date format( 9/7 --> September 7th) in Word

I am editing a large document that has mansy date in mm/dd format. I would like to change them to "MMMM ddth" format. I am wanting 9/10 to be changed to September 10th. Seems like it should be: ...
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How can I delete an automatically created horizontal line in Microsoft Word?

When I enter --- in Word and press the Enter key, it automatically converts it to a horizontal line. That is okay, but how would I delete this line from my document?
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The space character before formula causes grammatical error in MS word 2013

I have an MS Word mathematical doc. Almost before all of the formulas there exist a grammatical error which when I delete the space and insert another space at the beginning of the formula it ...
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How can I group two ContentControl elements in different table rows?

I have a Word form that I've organized in a table. Now I want to group two (and more) checkboxes that aren't in the same table cell - but in different table rows. How can I select them in a way that ...
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I have a four column word doc page in landscape. I want to cut and paste that into a portrait doc and display the text at 90 degrees

I have a four column word doc page in landscape. I want to cut and paste that into a portrait doc and display the text at 90 degrees with all four columns in tact. How do I do this?
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Changes to header when inserting different files using same template

I'm using the Lesson Plan template to create separate plans, saved as separate files. When I insert the files into a larger Word doc, the individual lesson plan names (header) in the template are ...
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How many copies of MS Word are required?

I have an ASP.NET application that is using MS Word to do som processing of a document. So basically a request comes into IIS into an MVC applicaiton and the application takes a Word DOCX file and ...
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How to insert an Image or Object into a special page in a Microsoft Word document?

I want to insert a big organization chart into a separate page (the only thing I want on the page is the organization chart). I want to talk about the organization chart in the previous page of the ...
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Word 2011 for Mac - cannot change Locale ID in field codes

I want to change the locale of field codes like in this problem Change the language of fields in Microsoft Word but I cannot manually alter the field codes. I type in the new code but nothing ...
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Microsoft Word: table padding margin not working

So I have this handsome table in my Word 2010 document: All I want to do is to add a column to it. However, I get: The cells have a margin/padding/whatever! The margins are set to 0. Things like ...
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text autocomplete for Word or Pages

I have to write a lot. Pages after pages after pages. I use both MS Office Word and Mac OS X Pages. I’ve been trying to find an autocomplete feature that could allow the software to make suggestions ...
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How to turn PowerPoint presentation into Word and keep graphics quality

How can I turn a PowerPoint presentation into a Word document and retain graphics quality? I have a 25-slide PowerPoint 2007 presentation with a lot of line plots and diagrams I would like to turn ...
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Convert from different colors to different fonts?

I have been sent a docx-document (that I can convert intro HTML if you want) in 3 different colors: black, blue and green. The colors are different because the stand for different things. But I want ...
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Link Microsoft Excel to Word document

I need to link certain numbers in my word document to an excel file that I have. For example, the Revenue for FY2014 is "20,000". I would like the 20,000 to be linked to a certain cell in an excel ...
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Random letters appearing in Word 2013

I'm editing a document Word 2013 on Windows 8.1 and the document is located in my OneDrive folder. I am getting random letters appearing in the document as I type. I made a short video of the ...
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how to do global updates in Word

I have a word document with different fields to fill in (e.g. name, address etc). These info will repeat throughout the file and I will use this word file as template for next client. Is there a way ...
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How can I allow styling text inside a Word form field?

I have a Microsoft Word document with some legacy form fields. If I add the editing restriction "Allow only... Filling in forms" and start enforcing protection then I can enter text into the legacy ...
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Add Macros not stored in normal.dotm to a toolbar in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac

I know I can customise a toolbar in Microsoft Word 2011 (there is a fairly comprehensive guide here). My question is the following: When I select "Macros" in the "Command" tab of the "Customize ...
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Can't remove a line or border in Word 2013

How can I remove this border or line from Ms Word I can't recall how it got there in the first place, or what it is. And I can't see a borders button in Word 2013. (I see a borders dialog box under ...
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MS Word: chapter numbers within captions reset to 0 despite displaying correct chapter number in the dialogue box

I'm editing a document for a coworker, and one of the things I've fixed is inconsistent headers. After defining my list styles and getting the headings just right, I've continued to encounter a few ...
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Mac preview doc&docx weird pages layout

I have my CV in docx format on Mac and when I open it with preview (or view get info), second page overlaps first page but when I open it in open office for example it's OK. Do you know how to fix ...
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Mail Merge Multiple Rows into one document

I have an excel file with different fields in each column: Field 1__ | Field 2__ | etc. F1 Item 1 | F2 Item 1 | etc. F1 Item 2 | F2 Item 2 | etc each field has a different number of items in it. ...
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How do I position my Table ? -Word 2013

How can I position my Table according to my desired one? As you can see in screenshot, when I hover over top-left corner of table, it shows + button to add more rows. Not the icon to change position ...