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Pinning to Word Documents Windows 10

I recently and regrettably had to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and am having trouble with pinning a Word document onto the Word Document program (2016 version) on the task bar. Previous in ...
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Exporting documents includes original filename

If I want to export an Excel sheet to PDF in LibreOffice, it always includes the original filename at the bottom of the PDF pages. Is there an option to disable this behaviour?
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Thunar custom actions to print a PDF file from DOC file

Good evening, I'd like to set a custom action in Thunar File Manager doing this: convert a doc/docx file using lowriter --convert-to pdf , then send the output (pdf) to print with lpr command. I know ...
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Can I have a “bilinking” <blink> character in a Google Doc?

In a Google doc I would like to add a "blink" effect. Is there a way to do this. Either by editing the HTML directly or just adding an inline gif image? Thank you.
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Word: How to link all of the dialogue of a novel (in a Word doc) with other documents?

This is what I'm trying to figure out: I have a Word doc containing a novel I'm writing. I'd like to move all of the dialogue for Character A into CharacterA.docx and move all of the dialogue for ...
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Why would the DIR command not be working for the documents folder in CMD?

Why would it be that I can't list the contents of the documents directory, but it works for every other folder. It is behaving like I accessed the special folder "My Documents", but I didn't. The ...
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Are all PDF readers compatible with PDF/A

I was exploring the setting for my printer/scanner, and there is an option to make all scans PDF/A Compliant. Having never heard of this, I looked it up. I understand that PDF/A is a method of ...
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Path folder for linux pdf temp files

After every time I open and read a PDF, I lose disk space (somewhere between 50mb and 800mb) , depending on the PDF size and how much I read from it. Where does Atril save temporary files?
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I took pictures of documents on my iPhone and I want upload them onto my Mac and then what do I need to do next if I need edit the documents?

I have taken pictures of the documents I need and I have them saved on my iPhone. I want to somehow take the picture of the document and either upload or convert it so I can edit the document and then ...
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Default Documents folder still being use even though changed

"Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Personal" has been changed to "D:\Users[user]\OneDrive\Documents", so has the "Documents Properties" and ...
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Enter page number of some context in a sentence of a paragraph in MS Word document file

I am writing an article that has too many pages. Still i am writing and page numbers change all the time. I want to mention some page numbers in my word file which exist at few page next to current ...
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Remove the same image watermark from every page of a pdf file

I am in possession of a long PDF file. On each and every page of this file there is an annoying watermark/logo that I wish to remove. The printing shop unlawfully added their own logo on somebody else'...
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Are Master Documents still unreliable in Word 2016?

In previous versions of Microsoft Word, many expert have reported that Master Documents can easily corrupt the linked documents. Is this still the case in Word 2016. I have separate documents for ...
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Sublime Text 3 doesn't show separate files in tabs, how to switch between files?

If I open two files in Sublime Text 3 on macOS, the tab bar at the top only shows one item, i.e. just the last file I opened. There is no visual feedback that the first file is also still open, and I ...
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Opening a .doc file, which is actually an HTML file, as a .doc file

My software generates .doc files which are actually HTML files but with the ".doc" extension. When I open them in Microsoft Office they open as a .doc file and the user does not know that it is ...
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Can I add a feature to be able to create text over underlines?

I created some documents with underlines (for print outs) but now I am told they want to be able to writer on the underlines. How can I do so without having to redo all of the forms? ...
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How can one do to making screenshot documents easier? [closed]

I like to save important information in my PC for reference in future. It can sometimes be a portion of a webpage, two or three complete screen views of a webpage, etc. I want to keep similar kind of ...
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How to open old Microsoft Office files using the exact formatting as they were created with?

I have a bunch of old .doc and .ppt files from around 2004, created with Microsoft Office 2003 (or Microsoft Office XP, but I think it was 2003. Is there a way to check this?) and I would like to open ...
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Start typing anywhere on a sheet

Would anyone know if it is possible to 'preformat' a Word doc so that I can click and start to type anywhere on the sheet (within the margin limits), rather than at the (default) top left. If feature ...
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Least lossy file conversion for PDF

I need to convert a whole bunch of PDFs to some other file format (Doc, DocX, RTF etc), and then back to a PDF a little later. I need to the new PDFs to look the same as far as possible. Is there ...
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Ways to note down the download link of a downloaded document? [closed]

When download documents from Internet, for example a PDF file, or a Excel file, even save the webpage as HTML file at local drive, I want to record/remember where the link and source was from. The ...
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Is this possible that someone email me a word document and that has tracking macro?

Is this possible that someone could email me a word document and that has the ability to track input information? If someone wants to track my personal information, lets say someone sent me a ...
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Copy text from a PDF document with phonetic alphabet included

I have a long list of vocabularies in a PDF document where the foreign words are also shown in phonetic spelling, like this: el chico [ˈtʃiko] Now, I have to copy the everything into a different ...
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Microsoft Word Document has 'gone back in time' and denies any work has taken place since yesterday despite saves?

Firstly, this is not an issue associated with trying to find a file when it has been overwritten. Nor is it one where the file has been accidentally deleted. The gist of the problem is that my ...
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Documents folder's name

I have changed the path where the "Documents" folder is stored, moving it from the C: unit to the D: unit (another local unit of my PC). Initially I made a mistake moving under D: and not under D:\...
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Word corrupt rendering, contains part of interface

A couple of old documents have stopped rendering correctly on Word 2016 version 1708 (build 8431.2079) MSO (16.0.8431.2046) 32-bits. I also tested this on Word 2013 (15.0.4841.1000) MSO (15.0.4541....
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Lost important Wordpad document when power went out--seems to be gone--need magic to make it reappear

I was writing a lengthy important document, using Wordpad first to edit--editing one paragraph at a time, then copying/pasting each completed paragraph to Focus Writer (because it has more options and ...
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Should I assume doc file layout differences are not saved, just viewed?

If I open a doc file from environment A in environment B which results in differing layout and then edit and save it, should I assume those differences excluding deliberately edited parts will not be ...
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Concurrent document collaboration on local servers [closed]

Does a concurrent office document collaboration service exist that does not rely on 3rd party servers? By "collaboration" I mean changes made to a document are quickly visible to others that have the ...
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Does windows autorename folder after allocating it as system documents folder

We've placed a NAS as fileserver and moved data there. Now for 4 users, we've mapped a letter to the data share. That data share has 4 subfolders, 1 for every user. We than changed the location of the ...
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Trimming exterior empty space with ImageMagick does not work on scanned documents

Given an image that has some actual content inside and usually some unwanted white or black or transparency around that, I would like to trim or crop the exterior parts using ImageMagick. The ...
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How to remove all ¬ marks from word document?

Finding and replacing tools don't recognize this mark. I tried to google the answer but couldn't find it and I'm tired of finding them manually and deleting them one by one. If someone can help me I'...
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Indent regular text in word, without indenting anything else

I would like to change the indentation for all regular text in a large document, using MS Word 2010, so that the distance to the left border is increased. Indentation for all other types of text ...
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How do I see Recent Documents per Application in the Windows 10 Start Menu? [duplicate]

I just moved from Windows 7 to 10. The Windows 7 start menu would show me recent documents. I found this convenient. It looked like this: Now in Windows 10, I don't see a "Recent" list lie in ...
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Make document photo printer friendly

Students often use their cell phone camera to make copies of each others' notes and then they come to me to print them. Printing such images as is would be a waste of toner. Removing the perspective ...
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How do I change the color of (in)active document windows in Windows 10

I was reading the article below, and I also want to change the colors of the INactive document window and the Active document window. So, WITHIN an application, not the applications themselves. I ...
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What's the best way of creating documents with embedded objects?

I'm looking for a way of creating documents that allow me to embed multiple things. So far I'm aware of: Libre Office .odt Emacs orgmode .org LaTeX .tex HTML file .html PDF file .pdf I'm not sure ...
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MS Word — Convert a nested list to document headings

I have a tabbed list like this: Big Idea Smaller idea Smaller idea 2 Big Idea Smaller idea 3 I can easily convert it to a nested list like this: Big idea Smaller idea Smaller idea 2 ...
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Is LibreOffice able to open MS Office documents in “shared” mode?

I'm a GNU/Linux and Free/Libre software user for about twelve years now. In the company I work I am the only one who runs GNU/Linux. It's been that way for a couple of years. Recently a colleague ...
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non-existent files in Windows Documents folder

I just stumbled across a few files in my Documents folder viewing it in a bash shell (but also shows in windows cmd). What are these? They do not show (even as hidden) in the file explorer.
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Open Office Writer certain documents don't appear in recent documents list

I have a file I copied from another PC, it's password protected and I always have to look it up to open it because it is never saved in recent documents list in Open Office->File. It is not hidden, ...
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Word: Make cells independent

I'm trying to make those cells (Title5 & Title6) separate from each other so I can resize one of them without moving second one, but I fail, whatever I do and apply to those cells. This is what I ...
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How do I save and open a .tmp into a word doc on a mac?

I followed instructions on here to recover a document that I couldn't find in document recovery and Im pretty sure i found it as a .tmp file but I don't know how to open it in a word or save it etc ...
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Print landscape document on a single page (word 2013)

I have word document(single page) in landscape mode but its wide and I have to print it on a single page. I want to print this in landscape mode and the contents should print on a single page. right ...
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Tuleap document management : how to move a document with history across projects

I have few projects in tuleap. I realized I have to move some document folders with documents from one project to other project keeping all the versions with history. Can you please advice how to do ...
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.docx with a line that isn't a border

I can't select this line and I can't delete it. It's not a border also. How to delete it?
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Altering the Documents Directory Changes the Folder Name

I set up my Documents folder location to use the D drive on my computer and now it is stuck with the folder name D:/ - however when I go into properties it says that it is Documents. How can I get it ...
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Split long image into DOC/PDF with 2 slices per page?

I have a rather unusual situation. I have to make printable documents from very large images that are essentially printscreens. They are ~40000px in height and around 600px in width. (I'll try to ...
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Combining several screenshot snippets into one document

I have a document containing several hundred entries. It looks very similar to this: I have captured a number of entries from this document using a screenshot snipping tool. Each snipped picture is ...
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how to merge two word documents in two columns

I have two MS Word documents containing pictures, chapters, tables , text boxes One document is in English and the other is in Serbian (with correspnding pages). I need to create a new document with ...

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