Word processing is the action of using a word processor software for the purpose of writing, editing, formatting, or perhaps printing of text-based material.

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How to inline images in Pages

I'm having problems trying to place images inside a Pages document. I simply cannot get the images to stay where they need to be whilst ensuring they move to the next page if they don't fit on the ...
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How can WYSIWYG editors directly edit HTML? [closed]

I was reading an old Lifehacker article titled, "Five Best WYSIWYG HTML Editors", and it got me thinking. It seems to me that the phrase WYSIWYG editor that can also directly edit HTML is a ...
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How to remove indents produced from double digit numbering in Microsoft Word?

The image below accurately describes my woes: I want it to look like the following, but I really don't know how:
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Is it possible to use the citation tool in Microsoft Word to create full citation text?

The citation management tool in Microsoft word seems to only be able to create bracketed, short-form inline citation of the sources when insert citation is used. The bibliography is the only place ...
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BiDi in notepad++

When we want to save a file in MS Word as txt, it prompts a window in which we can save the text as bidirectional (BiDi). Is there such a thing in Notepad++?
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How to determine the optimal line spacing multiple? - Word 2013

I don't need to double-space, so I'm seeking the optimal number between 1 and 2, exclusive fo the endpoints. I read What does it mean to have a line spacing multiple at 1.15?.
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Microsoft Word - Automatic Table of Authorhsip

Is there a way to insert an automatic table of authorship? Similar to an automatic table of figures or a table of contents. And what I mean by table of authorship: Say there are three authors of a ...
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Is there a way to change the page styles of a range of pages in Libre Office?

I copied in pages to a target document from source documents which had page 1 (which was the page I was always cutting from) set to "First Page" style. This caused all my pages in the target document ...
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How can I turn off the page numbering for page 1 / title page only in Libre Office?

The title pretty much asks the question. I don't know how it happened that all of my pages have a "First Page" footer, but so 'tis. So: How can I get rid of the page number on page 1 / title page ...
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MS Word: Find single italic words

Is there a way in Microsoft Word to find all single italic words? For example, if the text is: This is some text. This is another line of text. Word should find "some" but not "another ...
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Optimal format for office suites portability

I really don't know how to ask this a better way. I have tried googling, but even Google isn't of much help if you don't know what exactly to search for. For some reason, LibreOffice seems to ...
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Numbering sheets (not pages) in MS Word or LibreOffice

I work at a Brazilian government office. Our paper processes, which are due to retirement in favour of an eletronic one but just not yet®, require us to number sheets, not pages. So pages 1, 2, 3, ...
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Is there any way of finding out the printable area of a specific page type for a printer?

This relates to my other question, Word Processor Margins versus Printable Area of Paper. Is there any source of information that will give the real printer margins for a standard paper size, for a ...
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Revision control system for word processing?

I'd like to host an online collaborative document. Ideally I'd manage it with patchsets where anybody can upload a patch, but it has to go through a review process before being merged (similar to ...
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Is there any way to convert an Adobe Pagemaker file to PDF?

Is there any way to convert an Adobe Pagemaker file to PDF? Are there any plug ins or any third party softwares?
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Is there an option for Autofill in Google Drive Documents?

I use Google Drive Documents for word processing. There are several times where I write the same word or phrase in a document. Is there any way to set the Document to suggest an autofill of this word ...
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How to change text direction to 45 degrees in Word 2010?

I want to add a table with the long description header but I can't find how to change text direct other than 90 degrees (Vertical or Horizontal). Is it possible?
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Is there a word processor similar to MS Word which saves files as readable txt files? [closed]

I'm writing a paper together with my supervisor and would like to have a more sophisticated version control than *_291112_NEW_NEW_revised1.doc files. My supervisor is a non-computer person will never ...
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How does one reposition a background custom watermark image in Microsoft Word 2013?

I have added a background image as a custom watermark to a Microsoft Word document by opening Watermark in the Page Background group under the DESIGN tab and Selecting Custom Watermark…. But having ...
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What are some alternatives to word processing with Markdown?

I've used MS Word-style editors for a long time, but I never got used to how unintuitive and cumbersome they are. I'm not talking specifically about MS Word, but also other editors that seem to mimic ...
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How to leave space for hidden text in Microsoft Word

I'm a teacher that uses Microsoft Word to create worksheets for my students. When I'm making notes, sometimes I like to use fill-in-the-blank. Right now, I save two versions of the document, one with ...
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What markup language is this? (ca. 1991)

I am preserving a manuscript written by my father. The data files are on 5.25" floppy. I have successfully read the files off the disks, but neither of us knows what format the markup language is. It ...
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What is a good word processor that supports markdown? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any text editors which are Markdown aware and provide spell checking features? I love markdown and hate, hate, hate MS Word. For me, markdown it is a perfect ...
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distraction free word processors which can work on a secondary screen [closed]

I'm a bit of a fan of distraction free word processors - currently i prefer q10, but there's a small issue for me - I tend to use a two screen setup for serious writing, either cause i have ...
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Are there any Windows text editors that display fonts smoothly the way Adobe applications do?

When I type text into an Adobe application on Windows - Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign (although not Fireworks) - the text is rendered smoothly and the font appears without any sign of jagged edges. ...
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Printing vertical (top-to-bottom) text

There's some Japanese text that I'm memorizing, and I want to print it out on a piece of paper so I can tape it to my wall. Sounds like a plan! Unfortunately, it's not that easy. First of all, the ...
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Why is my Table of Contents created empty in OpenOffice/LibreOffice?

I have a document and I would like to create a Table of Content. I tried with Insert > Indexes and Tables > Indexes and Tables... and added a title, then I pressed OK. But I only got a title and no ...
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Alternatives to Microsoft Word *only*

I'm aware of Open Office but it seems like overkill because all I need is a replacement to MS Word. I don't need any of the other programs like Excel and the rest. A friend told me about AbiWord ...
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Why would RTF files created with Pandoc be opened as plain text?

I'm experimenting with Pandoc, in particular the markdown to RTF function. When I run the converter, the resulting RTF is opened in both Word and OpenOffice as plain text (where the text looks like ...
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Formats for storing recipes?

In the past, I've know people to type up all their family recipes in microsoft word. The problem later is formatting them. If they decide they want headlines to be a different font, it's a pain to ...
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Markdown Live Preview Editor?

I am currently using Textmate to create Markdown documents, but it requires me to press CtrlOptionCmd + P everytime I want to 'update' the Markdown output window. Essentially I am using it like a ...
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Changing the font style of line numbers in Microsoft Word 2007

I added line numbers to my document in Microsoft Word 2007. How can I change the font style of these line numbers?
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How can I do two columns in OpenOffice.org Writer?

I would like to structure my document with two columns in the middle of the page, and one column in the top and in the bottom. Like my example below. How can I do two columns like this in ...
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Is there a Vim-like word processor?

I've realized that Vim makes some basic tasks very efficient (cutting, deleting, pasting...) I would love to have those features in a word processor. Does anyone know one (I prefer open source).
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Open Office - How to change figure numbering?

In Open Office Writer, I have several figures (Images with captions) on a page, but the figure numbers are ordered incorrectly (e.g. 6, 1, 2, 5, 3, 4). How can I change their ordering? I can't find ...
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Reading PFS First Choice and Word Perfect 5 files in an XP or Windows 98 environment

My priest has 3 computers, Windows 3.1, Windows 98 and Windows XP. Recently his power supply blew out on his Windows 3.1 computer and he needs to get to the data on the hard drive. He's looking into ...
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OpenOffice.org Outline Numbering Default

In OpenOffice.org, the default option under Tools->Outline Numbering->Paragraph Style is listed as "Heading 1". I want it to be "Block Title #1" for cross compatibility with Microsoft Word. There is a ...
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Free app with outlining as good as WordPerfect?

I don't know how many of you have ever used WordPerfect's built in outlining, but let me tell you, it's fast and sweet. Tab to go down a level (e.g. I. to A. to 1.) shift+tab to go up. I guess I could ...
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Recommendation for a simple (Japanese) word processor

I think most of you know this problem: relatives that call you at the weirdest of times with a computer problem (oh, noes). Recently my aunt-in-law has started to seriously use her computer to write ...
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How can I use Windows quick navigation combo keys under OSX?

In any text area under Windows, you can use CTRL-Right Arrow to move from one word to the next. You can also add meta keys such as SHIFT or DEL to select words or delete them respectively. How can I ...