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Microsoft Word - Antialiasing for font selection panel

Is there a way for me to enable anti-aliasing on the Font Selection pane in Microsoft Word? I know that there are other ways for me to search for fonts, but for a quick search the non-anti-aliased ...
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Automate different headers and footers for landscape vs. portrait pages in Microsoft Word

Is it possible to have different headers and footers for a landscape and portrait page in one document, thus when you add a landscape page it needs to automatically use the landscape header and ...
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How do we view and resolve the difference between my version and the server version of a file?

In our MS Office Upload Center, I have a file: Name MyFile.docx Location d.docs.live.net/2234hksjdfhk2j34/Documents/Work/ (this is OneDrive) Last in Sync 10/26/2014 2:50 PM Status Please Refresh ...
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Word 2013 - Lag on saving documents

There appears to be a lag, after saving a document. When I save a document to My Documents, the file is never there. I can go back to "Recent Documents", open the word doc, save the file to the same ...
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How to properly embed a preview into EPS for use in MS Word?

I know that EPS is not the best format for MS Word. Unfortunately I'm forced to use MS Word and EPS is the format I have most figures in. I'd prefer to stay with EPS in case I make other LaTeX ...
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Can I configure Microsoft Word to scroll to the correct “next” line when pressing the down arrow (viewing two pages wide)?

I like the feature within Word that shows two pages on the screen side-by-side (not using the "View Side by Side" feature, but simply editing the document at a high enough resolution with the zoom low ...
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Is there a FOSS macro somewhere that will convert tabs to the spaces up to the next tab mark?

Would like to ensure text documents don't get mangled by badly behaving email clients on smart phones that mangle tabs, so would want to convert tabs to the number of spaces up to the next tab mark in ...
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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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Shortcut keys in ScreenTips Word 2016 not shown even when checked

In Word 2016 you should see shortcut keys in ScreenTips, when you have the option turned on. Like this: Even though I have this option turned on, I never see the shortcuts. See here: What's the ...
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Can MS-Word open encrypted ODT-Files

Is it possible to open LibreOffice encrypted documents using MS-Word 2010? The data format is odt and the password is known. Is the encryption secure?
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Edit text wrap points on photo, using “tight” wrap. Can't see text under old wrap points

I inserted a photo in my WORD doc. I selected edit wrap points and moved the border of the lower right side of the photo to make more space for text. I set the wrap to tight. As I typed the text ...
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Have a different style set in different sections of the same Word document

I have a document "template" (not yet a template file type - I hope to create that as described below) for a report. The report is broken up into different sections: Letter to the Client Table of ...
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MS Word inappropriate tooltip repeatedly appears

I find in MS Word 2010 that when I have a chart in my document, whenever I leave the cursor still, a tooltip appears telling me that I am hovering over the chart area (see image below). Is there any ...
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Fixed cross reference layout “Only label and number”

I always want a e.g. figure cross reference to show only label and number. Is there a way to default to this setting instead of having to select this from the corresponding dialog each time I re-open ...
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Saving Cover Pages Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac

I am currently working with Microsoft Word Mac 2008 to create a 'Cover Page'. I am able to adjust / edit an existing template from the 'Document Elements' tab, though I want to be able to edit a ...
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Normal.dotm Management Best Practice in Corporate Environments where standard look must be enforced

Is there solid guidance out there concerning the management of Microsoft Word in corporate environments where documents must conform to a standard look and layout? How to manage Normal.dotm (eg. ...
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In MS Word 2010, how do I use different styles for different indexes?

I'm using the \f switch in Microsoft Word 2010 to create multiple indexes. I need to style these indexes differently from one another, but I'm unable to work out how to apply different styles to these ...
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Get Custom style on Cross Reference's Reference Type

I'm writing a quite big document that needs to have two kind of headings, one for chapters (Chapter I, I.1, I.1.1, and so on). This is achieveable using the standard Heading style and Multilevel list. ...
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Word 2010: Level 10 heading and beyond

My document requires that more than 9 heading levels be used. The problem is that all headings need to generate into the TOC and the page numbers need to include the heading level. Is there a way ...
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Make Cross References Easier to Use in Word

Is there an add-in for Word (2007+ ) that makes inserting of cross references to headings (table of content items) or figures actually usable? I'm looking ideally for something I know from my Latex ...
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Word 2010 save as PDF/A results in “This file could not be found.”

When I try to save a document as PDF/A (ISO 19005-1 compliant) in Word 2010, I get an error message: This file could not be found. OK   Help It works fine when I don't check the PDF/A ...
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How do I force Word to recognize a three-letter name if it's also an initialism

Unfortunately, by boss goes by "Asi" for short (pronounced Ozzy), which is identical to the initialism ASI. I have already added Asi to my custom dictionary, but Word always assumes I meant ASI ...
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default paragraph font vs. underlying properties

I am creating new character styles and I do not grasp what the difference is between based on either default paragraph font or underlying properties. I'd appreciate any suggestion.
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Converting Multiple .doc files to searchable .pdf

I have a batch command file that runs daily converting data extract files to .txt, .doc, and then to .pdf formats. I run a series of formatting macros in Word on the .txt file before saving to .doc ...
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Table of contents shows up in hyperlinked document

I have a table of contents that i have used to access documents in a manual using hyperlinks. However, when i click on the document in the TOC, the TOC shows up in the document itself. If i scroll up ...
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Word 2016: How to Verify Height of Automatically Formatted Cell in Table?

I inserted a lot of tables in a Word 2016 document and later noticed that some came out inconsistent in terms of height -- probably due to the "Space After" option selected immediately prior to ...
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How to set a non-linear Y axis on a graph in Word?

I need draw the chart similar type with the chart below but I don't know how to set up the Y axis value and resize to view as this.
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Microsoft Word: Create a list of policies that automatically displays the date they were amended

I am trying to organise an organisations's policies and procedures, and I would like to create a master list of the policies that would automatically show the date each policy was last amended. Is it ...
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How to increase the size of the green box on a Word cover page?

I'm simply trying to increase the green box size on this cover page, right-clicking all the areas and tweaking the Table Properties, but no luck. Ideas? I’m sure it must be simple. Update: After ...
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Why does Microsoft Word force-change the font to Calibri when typing in Polytonic Greek?

I am using the Microsoft Office 2016 Beta Preview (Microsoft Word 15.13.1) on OS X Yosemite (10.10.5), but as far as I can recall, this issue has been present for a long time. I have my Normal.dotm ...
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Find and replace text inside equations in word 2013

Is there a way I can "find and replace" text inside equations? e.g.: I need to replace all $\hat v$ by $v$. Since MathJax doesn't work here: Replace a "v with a ^ on top" by a "v".
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Ctrl-V not working in Word 2013

I am running Word 2013 on a Windows 7 (this is a work computer) and I can use Ctrl-C and Ctrl-X, but Ctrl-V just produces a slight 'ding' sound and does not paste. I have to use the right click menu. ...
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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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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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Is there a way to make Microsoft Word's autocorrect more aggressive?

Often when I'm typing quickly, trying to get a fleeting thought down, I make small mistakes typing. If I do it several times in a sentence, I have to go back and right click on each word and correct ...
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Mail merge in Microsoft Word: Making blank lines disappear if the field they are attached to is blank

I am creating a mail merge document to inform family members that one or more donors gave a donation in memory of their loved one. At the bottom are some fields that I am mail merging in from Raiser's ...
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Suppressing Blank Mergefields in Word 2010 Mail Merge

I'm working on combining two mail merge letters into a Master template that will know which merge letter to populate based on information in a specific column. I have successfully combined the two ...
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How to insert Page numbers in Hindu Numerals in Arabic Context?

I have set the Numerals in "Options --> Advanced" to "Context". I changed the language to Arabic in my document. When I type numbers in the document body, the numbers are displayed in Arabic numbers ...
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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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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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Word 2010 Appearance in Windows 8

I installed Word 2010 from a legitimate source using my own product key, however there seems to be an issue with the appearance. There's some sort of weird box over the drop down menu and the shadow ...
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Word to include grammatical errors upon printing (green and red underlines)

For my sister's Exam sheets, she wants to print word documents including the grammatical errors (green, red and blue zigzag underlines) so that her students can correct it. I suggested simply placing ...
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Disable editing read-only Word documents

Where I work we have many Word documents stored in our Subversion repository. These files are set as read-only most of the time (using the svn:needs-lock property in Subversion), to prevent multiple ...
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Word 2007 won't let me mouse-wheel-scroll past cursor after editing

I'm using MS Word 2007 at work (on an HP ProBook 6460b, if that makes a difference) and have come across an annoying issue for which I can't seem to find a solution. I'm pretty sure this doesn't ...
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Save a autorecovered word document with the original file name

Word auto-recovers documents that were not saved properly. Occasionally, our network reboots computers, if I have left a document open (which I do often) to continue working on it the next day, the ...
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How can I sign an MS Word macro with a digital certificate from the local machine certificate store?

I am trying to find out how I can digitally sign a Microsoft Word macro using a valid 3rd party CA issued VBA code-signing certificate that is installed into the machine rather than the user ...
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Not enough memory error with Microsoft Word

Friend's computer (Dell, running Windows 8 64-bit) has been getting a weird error recently; whenever he tries to open a Microsoft Word file from Windows Explorer his computer tells him that there is ...
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Preserve links between copy-pasted Microsoft Word docs

How do I keep links functional between two Word Docs that are saved in the same folder, but that folder is regularly copied and pasted and given a new name? The documents always stay together, but ...
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Break link with external document MS Word, Part 2

This is a follow on question to the post "Break link with external document MS Word" but I have no idea how to ask a further question in that thread (the page only offers the ability to "answer" the ...
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Word 2013 Copying Images Shows Blank Square

Recently, copying and pasting images from the Internet into my Word or Outlook document/e-mail stopped working. Instead of showing the actual image, it inserts a white square. This is how it looks ...