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

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MS Word (2013) How to put bullet points in a row?

I want to have something like: • Item1 •Item2 •Item3 • Item4 •Item5 •Item6 So I can just tab between items in the list with indentations and spacing being the same for ...
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How to change the font of the heading number in Microsoft Word 2003?

How do you change the font of the heading number? If I get into the Styles and Formatting tab, then click on the drop down arrow of the heading I want to modify, and then edit the font in the Modify ...
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Template Not Acting as a Template in MS Word

I have saved a template in Word 2010 professional. When I open the document, it is supposed to create a new document "Document 1" so the users cannot overwrite the original template. It is not doing ...
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How to wrap text around a textbox which overlays a table with multiple columns

How can I wrap text around a textbox or image which overlays a table with multiple columns?
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How do I set a style to be 'Heading' in Word 2013?

I have created my own custom heading style in Word and want it to appear under Headings in the Navigation pane. How can I do this?
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Mouse selection in Office products?

I am always pulling my hairs out of my head when I have to use Microsoft Office. Especially when it comes to select a piece of text with the mouse. I would like to clarify this once for all. ...
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Exact selection on word 2013 [duplicate]

When I try to make a selection on Word with the mouse pointer it often expand the selection to the next white space or so instead of selecting the text exactly. Is there a way to disable that annoying ...
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How to add prefix to each paragraph of a certain style in MS Word?

Is there a way to add the same word (say 'Task') before each paragraphs of a certain style? Or before a group of paragraphs of the same style?
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Multiple numbering series within a single document

I have a large multilingual document which has each content page twice, one in english and one with the same content in another language. The content has many headings with multilevel numbering. ...
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Dynamic text in Word based on Excel output

I am trying to print a brochure for clients. The client selects the options from an excel sheet. Based on the selections, i prepare a word output, which has some standard terms and conditions and some ...
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How to create a glossary of terms from a Microsoft Office 2007 word document

I am almost about to complete a large word document - and I have realised that I need to create a glossary of terms section. Does anyone know how I can create a glossary of terms in a word document?
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Command prompt says I have no Microsoft Word files?

I opened a command window and typed dir *.docx at the prompt. The command did not find any files. However, I have 3 Microsoft word files in My Documents. This confuses me. I tried other experiments ...
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ms word curly brackets for bulleted list

I am trying to make a bulleted list where some elements have the same description. I don't want to repeat the same description 3 times. Is there a way to put a big curly brackets around them? Like ...
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MS Office COM add-in registry location

I have some COM add-ins in Outlook/Word that I'm trying to manually configure in registry, but I am unable to locate the corresponding entries. According to ...
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MS Word, can we write a multilingual regular expression?

I want to find all the occurrences of the from x.y and change it to x,y where x and y are numbers: I was using this: ([0-9]).([0-9) and doing the replace using \1,\2 but here is the catch , if the ...
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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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Stop Text Wrap in Word 2010 for an Equation Object

In Word 2010, I have an equation object that wraps at the end of a line. Is there a way to stop it from wrapping? (Since it's an equation object, I can't just use a no break space like would be ...
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How to make Microsoft Word selection behave like it would in a plain text editor

Whenever I select a section of text in MS Word, it automatically alters the selection to add or remove whitespace depending on the context of the selection. As a developer that works with plain text ...
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Word 2010 saving only a FEW and not all changes

THis has happened twice to me ina span of 6 months. I would make a lot of changes in my document and then save them. Later when i would open them, i would see that most of the changes were not saved ...
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Edit spreadsheet object in Word document with protection

I am trying to create a template in Word to be used on a SharePoint site. Using Word 2003, is there a way to enable protection on a document that has an Excel Spreadsheet (97-2003) object on it but ...
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Can't “Change All” in Word 2013 grammar checker

I am using the classic spell checker* in Word 2013. "Check grammar with spelling" is selected, writing style is "Grammar only," and "Spaces required between sentences" is 2. For some reason, when ...
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MS macro to copy and paste Outlook bodytext to Word document

It sounds pretty simple. I am trying to create a macro to copy and paste Outlook’s e-mail bodytext to a placeholder text in a Word document. I have been trying for hours to record different workflows. ...
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How to replicate a MS Word document's layout and formatting in a MS Access 2013 report

I'm building an order processing system in MS Access 2013 that allows the employee to input order details from the customer's form, then the system records this in the database and generates an ...
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Switch Microsoft Word spellcheck dictionary

How can I change the dictionary used by Word's spellchecker to use British English instead of American English? I am using the Windows version of Word.
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Inserting image in a two column word page

I am writing a report in a 2 column page format. Now I want to insert a rather large picture that requires to use full width of the page and cut the columns horizontally. How can I achiveve this? ...
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How to obtain a Level 1 format that is not listed on the summary

Is there a way I can use a MS Word format that is Level 1, so I can see it in the Navigation Pane, but it is not listed in the Summary?
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How to keep original image dimensions for images in Microsoft Word 2007?

When I'm importing images into a Word document, if the image is a small image like 100x100px, then the image is imported as something like 300x300, thus making it hideously blurry. This necessitates ...
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How to use wildcards to find the years between 1900 and now

I want to know the number of times that any year from 1900 through the current year is mentioned in a Word file. I know how to use a wildcard expression to do this in two steps as follows: ...
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Page Numbers not Behaving as expected in Word

I'm putting page numbers in the footer of my document and I find that it will count up to nine and reset back to 1 where the the next 10 pages are all page 1 before it then goes and makes the next 10 ...
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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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Student can't open Word 365 document

I am trying to help a student. She has .edu in her email address and is trying to use Word 365. She has logged on, but when she tries to open a new document, she gets the following error: Sorry, ...
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In Chrome, Opera et al. PDF Web Hyperlinks from Word Docs Still Need Ctrl-Click (like Word) for Hyperlink to Work

This has been driving me nuts for at least a year. When viewing a PDF created in Word (save as menu, as PDF) the hyperlinks survive the transition and they work great in Internet Explorer with just a ...
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How to re-arrange style items in Quick Style list in Microsoft Word?

I need to re-arrange the order of the style in Quick Style in Word as below snapshot. How can I do that?
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Stretch underbrace VERTICALLY or make the pointing part of underbrace bigger in Microsoft Word?

I use Microsoft Word to edit an equation with underbrace. The line is as follows: \underbrace(ab+cdf-edf=9dc/ereat+asdfdgg-asfeefe-eafdgahty+atataeaattrat) The problem is the symbol for underbrace ...
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Inserting new page in Microsoft Word

I'm having problems inserting a new page in Microsoft Word. My document has a flow chart in it, and the cursor is "stuck" in the top middle of it. If I try to insert a new page it breaks the page ...
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Can't open .asd file

I have .asd file wich I wish to open. I have tried everything with word I think. And when I open in notepad that file, it shows random simbols, maybe its corrupted and can't be restored? By the way ...
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Is there a way to view or set custom Microsoft Word shortcuts for Mac OS when working in Windows?

I'm using a Microsoft Word 2010 (Windows version) to make some templates that contain custom shortcuts for styles, macros, etc. The templates will also be used by coworkers using Word 2011 on OS X. ...
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How to PDF a Word document that has an embedded Excel document

I created a PDF policy manual compiling several Word documents with custom headers & footers. Some documents now have attached excel exhibits. NOTE: it isn't necessary to link the spreadsheet, ...
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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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Applescript to create hyperlink at cursor location on MS Word

I want an applescript to create a hyperlink at the blinking cursor. I can't change the range so that it matches the cursor. Any help on this? Thanks! tell application "Microsoft Word" tell ...
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How to visually group a set of shapes in a drawing canvas in Word 2010?

I'm drawing a flow chart in Word 2010 with the drawing canvas and shapes. I have a subset of the canvas that I want to visually "group" together (maybe draw a dotted box around these shapes) so that ...
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How can i change the background color of text in cells, instead of the background color of the cells themselves?

I have a standard MS-word table. When I created the table, I had some text with a background color marked, and now every cell has this as default. I am not talking about the full cell background ...
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Trouble running Word 2007 for legacy software with a Microsoft Office 365 installation

I have Microsoft Office 2007 installed on my work desktop. It's essential that I keep Microsoft Word 2007 as my primary word processor, as I have legacy corporate software that interfaces with it. I ...
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Page numbers of Microsoft Word 2007 document are wrong; how can I correct them?

I'm writting an article and I need to do it in a specific format. To help me with that the "staff" provided me with a template. Unfortunately the template is bugged: the first page is being counted as ...
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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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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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Saving word file prompts with two save dialogs

I opened a word 2007 file, made some changes and while saving the new file, I change the file name to xyz. The moment I press save, a new window opens and asks to save again so I type the same name ...
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Word - printing booklet

In previous versions of Word, it was very simple to print a booklet by changing the settings in printer preferences to 2-sided, then click the book icon. You then got exactly what it said on the tin. ...
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How do I link my image files in MS word?

I want to link my image file so whenever I have update for that image it will also update the image file inside my document.
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Scheduling mail merge in MS Word

Without using macros is there way to delay sending of emails in Microsoft word mail merge ? I googled already but could not find any relevant solution