Microsoft Word is the word processing software from Microsoft that lets you create and edit documents.

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A document opens every time I start Word

The same document opens every time I open word. How do I correct this? Microsoft Word 2007. Windows Vista.
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Is it possible to rename an open Word document without closing it?

I just ask this question as I do not believe that after so many versions of Word, it wouldn't exist. Usually when I'm working on a document and I realize I have to rename it, I have to close the ...
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How to reactivate ruler controls (tabs, indents) in Word 2013

For some unknown reason the controls in the ruler turned hidden/deactivated. Like this: They were on, now they're gone. And I see no option anywhere. How can I reactivate them?
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Get rid of gray brackets arond editable text in restricted Word docs

I'm trying to work out a problem in Word that I thought was simply a glitch from 2003 until we upgraded to 2010 and the problem persisted. For our corporate letterhead, we set up the template with ...
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office on demand wont remember my login/general office 365 problems

Every day or every time I reboot I have to go through this pita process: Open a file from the online OneDrive I have to say to edit it in word It will load the office on demand stuff locally It will ...
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How to get rid of large gaps in text in MS Word

When formatting a document such as a resume, MS Word often inserts a large gap in the text--sometimes as much as half a page of blank space. When I try to delete the gap, moving the cursor from the ...
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Why isn't Word coming back to normal style after a Title?

I'm using Word from Office 365. In the previous versions, when I'm typing a title, then I press Enter, the police style comes back to Normal. However : Here it starts a new title, and when I try ...
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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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Microsoft Word 2010 not spell checking some paragraphs / sections

Microsoft Word 2010 (Professional) is not spell checking some paragraphs for some reason but I would like it to do so. If I crtl a > under review tab, language, set proofing language dialogue box > ...
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Numbering multi-level lists in Microsoft Word

I created a multilevel list with numbers for the headings. The hierarchy works with the headings. Now, I need to have regular list numbers under each heading that continue the heading number. If the ...
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Improved APA citation format in Word 2007/2010?

By default the APA citation in Word 2007 doesn't quite match APA style (e.g. it doesn't convert a citation to et. al. when the citation has been made previously and there are many authors). Is there ...
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MSWord: Formatting Hyperlinked Cross-References

I'm trying to change the format of a hyperlink cross reference to the typical blue underlined text. I tried following the instructions at this site: http://wordfaqs.mvps.org/formatcrossreferences.htm ...
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How do I insert text above a table at the top of a Word document?

This seems like it should be so basic, but it apparently isn't very intuitive. The scenario: (1) I've inserted a table into a new blank MS-Word document. (2) I want to add some text outside and ...
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MS Word 2013 Disable Template Saving

In MS Word 2013, when I create a new document with a personal template, whenever I wish to save the document, Word prompts me to save changes to the template as well. How can I disable this prompt? ...
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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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Microsoft Word, Backslash and Yen sign

I work for a Japanese company, and I often collaborate with my coworkers on technical documents using Microsoft Word. These documents sometimes contain file paths, which have backslashes in them. In ...
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How do I adjust transparency of watermark in Microsoft Word 2010?

I added a watermark to my page from Page Layout > Watermark > Custom Watermark... > Picture Watermark However, the resulting watermark was dim and fainted like it is transparent. I want it to ...
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Referring twice to the same footnote in Word

How do you refer to the same footnote twice on Microsoft Office Word 2007 or 2010?
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Hyperlinks on images in PDF from Word 2010

I've got a Word 2010 document that I'm trying to convert to a PDF with "Save As...", preserving hyperlinks. Something odd is going on: Hyperlinks on inline text, or images that are inline, work ...
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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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Word 2010 - Can't set default style and normal.dotm changes do not appear to “stick”

I have Microsoft Word 2010 32-bit running on Windows 7 64-bit. Ultimately I want to eradicate extra spaces after a carriage return for any new blank documents. No method that I have tried so far ...
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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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I need to link text from a Word 2010 text control field inside of Word to open a link

Example would be, Plain Text Content Control->Value 2345 Value entered. So when I click on the CommandButton1 I open the link, Shell "explorer.exe http://www.google.com/2345"
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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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Prevent Office 2013 from creating “Custom Office Templates” directory in My Documents

Office 2013 keeps creating the directory C:\Users\user\Documents\Custom Office Templates. I like to keep My Documents tidy for quick access. Is there anyway to prevent Office from continunally ...
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Word document changes after saving as pdf

When i save my word-document as pdf, the word document changes. The changes which happen are: insertion of an extra table, and change in margin on that same page. The pdf looks like the word ...
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Multiline Equation won't center and align on equals sign

I have a multiline equation which I wish to align on the '=' and center the equation block on the page. I have selected align on '=' and center as a group, however the equation group becomes left ...
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How to convert Word document to PDF with copy protection

I need to convert a Word document to PDF file so that user would not be able to copy any text or anything from it (pdf file). How can I do that? Thank you.
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Keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V and Ctrl-Z not working in Word 2010 on Windows 7

It seems like the shortcuts I've been using for years in previous versions of Word are not working anymore. For example Ctrl-Z, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V are not working (there is Alt-Backspace, etc) and I have ...
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Embedding an Excel spreadsheet into Word 2010

I tried to embed an Excel spreadsheet into a Word document (Microsoft Office 2010) but the spreadsheet does not appear in the document where I have placed the cursor/where I want it to be. What am ...
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How to lock an image in Microsoft Word 2007

I have a picture and I want to fix and lock its position in MS Word 2007. I have done this: Select the picture. On the Format menu, click Picture, and then click the Layout tab. Click the ...
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Can't type text into table cell when form is protected in Word 2002

I created several tables in an Word 2002 document to act as a form for users to fill out. In some cells I added check boxes and dropdown lists for people to select options from. When I click on the ...
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How to export Corel X5 figure in vector form ready for word

Is there solution for exporting corel vector figure in X5 to be in perfect quality for word? Or if there is no solution how to import .pdf image to .pdf text file which is already printed from word?
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Word heading number blacked out

When opening the document I am working on in Word 2010 this morning, the number in heading level 1 is a black rectangle: however, it still look ok in the bookmark pane: Weird, ey?
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Single column diagrams in double column pages

I was writing a conference paper, and I wanted to know how to insert single column large images in middle of double column text. Copy pasting the image in the middle really messes up the data and ...
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Add chapter title as header only for current document section

I am using MS Word 2010 and I am trying to create section headers using styles as described here how to create chapter titles in document headers. However, my first chapter starts on page 10 of the ...
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VBA to save document in Excel and Word periodically (AutoBackup)

I want to create a VBA script that would save a copy of the document every 5-10 minutes with a new name. The script would keep like 10-15 copies in the same folder, incrementing a number each time. If ...
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How to vocally change text between upper or lower case in windows 7dictation voice to text

When using windows 7 dictation with Microsoft word, Sometimes the dictation capitalizes certain words. So, after dictating a paragraph or sentence, I want to select all of the and say a command the ...
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Word Processor Margins versus Printable Area of Paper

I often get told by Word 2013 that, on trying to print, my margins are outside the printable area of the paper. Does this mean that the printer applies a 'margin' to the paper to which it cannot ...
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How can I quickly zoom in on the Mac OS X version of Word without having to use the menu?

(I'm using the Mac version MS Word 2011) I used to happily use the wheel mouse to zoom but, after upgrading to the Mac Magic mouse (using only finger slide movement to scroll and pan) I can no longer ...
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Creating MS Word 2010 Relative Links?

Okay here is what I've tried so far for creating relative links in my MS Word Documents. In my document from the ribbon I select the File tab. I then select Info from the side bar. Click the ...
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how to get colour of text in microsoft word

Given that I am not using a proper stylesheet/style Is there a way of making the colour selector the same colour as an existing word? I can copy and paste some text to keep the colour, but I just ...
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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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Can I set the font size in the Document Map in Word 2008?

Is there any way how to set font size in Document Map portion of Word 2008 (Mac) to something actually readable ? Or set different font?
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Can I create different versions of a heading format in Word 2013?

I'm creating a rather large document and I'm doing my best to use best practices by employing Word's styles to keep all of my formatting consistent. I'm running into one issue, though: I need some of ...
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Grammar control disabled on certain rows

Dunno why but on my document, on certain rows, automatic orthographic control is disabled. Is there a way to enable it on all the document? Orthography is the methodology of writing a language. It ...
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How can I change the “Click to enter text” textbox text on a Word 2010 form?

I am building a form in Word. There are several text boxes, all of which display "Click To Enter Text" before the users adds some content. How can I change this to display something more meaningful? ...
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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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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 ...
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After a crash figures references are in italian

I am writing a thesis using word 2010. Till now each figure had an automatic number reference starting with "Figure x" where x is an auto incrmeneting number. After a crash from next figure on I get ...