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Questions tagged [microsoft-office-2013]

Office 2013 is a perpetual license version of Microsoft Office for Windows. For questions about the subscription-based Office products, use [office365]

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How does Office 2013's document locking work?

I've run into a couple of problems with files being locked/unlocked in Office 2013 in my company. documents (Word/Excel files, mostly) are getting unlocked if not regularly saved. A user has a server ...
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How can one use a .tff font in Word 2013 as unpriviliged user without PowerShell?

I would like to use a font I have available as a .ttf file for one of my texts. The obvious way to do that is to install the font system wide and use it that way. Is there a different path one could ...
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Office 2013 Mail Merge sending no emails

I used to have no problems sending a Mail merge on Windows 7, however, trying to do one today on Windows 10, and it's simply not working. I've done everything the same, using an excel document as the ...
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Revert to a specific MS Office version using PowerShell on a “start with 1-click” install

I used sometimes ago a PowerShell command that makes an installed version of MS Office to revert to an older version, any of those referenced at Update history for Office 2013 But I don't remember ...
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Excel 2013 side-by-side sheet view

In Excel 2013, if I want to view different sheets from the same workbook side-by-side I first have to click View->New window otherwise the side-by-side option is greyed out. After I click both New ...
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How to copy common settings across all installed MS Office applications?

I have installed MS Office 2013 on my system with following applications: MS Word MS Outlook MS Excel All these applications come up with their default settings. I want to change some of those ...
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MS outlook 2013 automatically closing and restarting continuously

MS Outlook 2013 automatically closes and restarts continuously. When I checked the Event Viewer, I found the below mentioned error. Kindly check and provide the solution for the same. Faulting ...
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Customise Office 2013 elements in Windows 10

When I was on Windows 7 to customise elements that are installed with Office 2010 / 2013 I had to: open "Add/Remove programs", find correct item and hit "Modify" button or run installation program ...
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What is a “Promotional Version” of MS Office 2013?

I purchased a "Product Key" version of MS Office 2013. It arrived in a shrink wrapped box but I'm concerned with a sticker on the back (on the outside of the shrink wrap) which says: Promotional ...
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Access.mdb not retaining original structure when saved

Our Access database currently in the .accdb format (Office 2013) retains a particular structure, showing all the project information on the left hand side (a long list cascading down the screen). Once ...
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Windows 10 Office 2013 Professional Provisioning Package (PPKGs) install

I'm working on a PowerShell script to install Office 2013 as part of a Windows 10 provision package (.PPKG). I have read about using Powershell scripting with Office 2016, and I've seen an example ...
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Moving Excel document breaks hyperlinks URL format

Scenario: I am creating an Excel spreadsheet with file locations and using hyperlinks to open either the file or directory it is stored in. Problem: I noticed when I hyperlinked a file it used ..\..\ ...
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Table of Contents based on numbered lists

I have a large document formatted with lists (numbered items) and I need to create a table of content based on these lists. The problem is that there is no heading style used so regular TOC doesn't ...
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Is it possible to “downgrade” the edition of office 2013 I'm using?

For the purpose of reproducing a bug, I want to install Office 2013 Standard Edition on my lab system. I can't seem to find that anywhere and it's not mentioned on MSDN / My Visual Studio. Is it ...
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How to disable copy-as-image in Excel?

Recently it seems Excel has made copy-as-image default behaviour for the Ctrl+C hotkey (actually it seems to put the formatted text, table cell data, and a print-view image on the clipboard ...
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How to uninstall Office 2013 without the original installer?

I have a Office 2016 on my PC, but the ancient Office 2013 wasn't uninstalled and I removed the temporary install files so I don't have the installer to remove the program from my computer. I've ...
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Formatting stripped sending from Outlook 2016 and received on Outlook 2013

My company is in the process of upgrading to Office 2016. We have users who are on Office 2013 and are receiving formatted e-mails with the formatting stripped out. To the Office 2016 sender - ...
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Set a particular Office file to NOT autorecover

I am working on a very large Excel workbook as well as other workbooks. The data on the very large workbook should be read-only anyway (but I would still need to edit it to filter and such) so I want ...
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How do you remove the drawing canvas in Ms Word 2013?

I'm looking around for the option in Word 2003 and eg 2010, it was tools..options..general.. http://msofficesupport.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/turn-drawing-canvas-on-or-off.html "automatically create ...
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During a mail merge, how to send a single email to a user instead of multiple ones?

I have a table that looks somewhat like this: User Email | Invoice Number | Company A@as.com 12 xyz A@as.com | 13 | yyy B@as.com | ...
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What is Custom XML Data in MS Word Document - Office 2013

While inspecting a Word Document originally created in Office 2003 but opened and edited in Office 2013, the results show 'Custom XML Data' as an item that can be removed from the document. What is '...
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Unable to find “Adobe PDF” resource files on Acrobat DC

For some reason, whenever I try to convert an MS Office file to a PDF (whether Word, PowerPoint, or Excel), I get the error in the title. This is despite the fact that I can verify the relevant ...
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Excel 2013 Column Width Does Not Copy To New Sheet

EDIT 2: If i wasn't clear in the original post I have tried copying the entire sheet. I have tried copy-paste special - column width. As noted in a comment below, I have tried every way to copy and ...
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Install Outlook 2003 alongside Office 2013

I have several mails created earlier in outlook PST files compliant with 97-2003 format. I may need to just refer to them if required. These PSTs open in Office 2013 but give some weird errors on ...
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How to enable Powerpoint, Review, Start Inking in ribbon

I love the inking tool in Powerpoint, which I regularly use to highlight points of interest in screenshots. But for mysterious reasons, sometimes the tool is missing in the ribbon: After endless ...
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Can I remove an Office 2013 license key?

I activated Office many times with KMS. So, a lot of activation information has been generated. I want use ospp to unpack it, but it cannot find the last five digits of the product key. https://...
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Unable to open Mail setup in Control Panel 2013

When I click on Control Panel | Display | Mail Setup | Edit Profiles |I get a message, This feature has been disabled by your system administrator. I am a local Admin on this machine
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MS Visual C++ uninstalled, now Office '13 icons do not display properly

I have a user that uninstalled some (all?) of their 'Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable' programs and the OS (Win8.1 Pro x64) is somewhat broken now. All MS Office '13 programs work, but the icons ...
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How to view detailed Licensing Info about Office 2013 Installation on Windows?

On my Windows 7 laptop I have installed Office 2013 32 bit. In Windows 7, the command cscript slmgr.vbs /dlv shows detailed licensing information about Windows installation. From various internet ...
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In office 2013 can v2003 files be retained in their original 2003 format?

So far I have been using Office 2003 and I have lots of .xls files created in 2003 version. Will they open seamlessly in Office 2013 and remain as 2003 format files? That’s how I want it to be but ...
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jump list gone after office update from 2010 to 2013

I recently updated from office 2010 to office 2013 and my jump list is gone for excel,word etc. I had saved the CustomDestinations and Automaticdestinations file. however this apparently does not help....
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Minimize the number of pages a table takes by adjusting column width

I have a Word document (.doc) containing a table which spans across 150 pages or so. Table cells contain long text lines which are word-wrapped to fit into given column width, making them multi-line. ...
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Windows 10 search shows office 2013 apps after upgrade to 2016

I've Googled as much as I could but I cannot seem to find a solution to this problem. I've got a Windows 10 Pro system that had an activated (legal) copy of Office 2013 installed. I've used Office ...
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Disable hiding of the mouse cursor in Word 2013 when typing

Whenever I start typing, the mouse cursor disappears in Word 2013 on Windows 10. I understand that this is a feature, but it's incredibly annoying. I went trough the options in Word but couldn't find ...
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Unable to Position Table in Word 2013

I have a table in Word 2013 which spans a page and a half and covers pretty much the full width. I would like a caption above the table which will remain attached (visibly) to it. By that, I mean, ...
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Fields in Word: OR function

I'm using fields for a complex mailmerge. I'd like to use an OR function, but I can't seem to get it to work; if a=0 or a="" I'm assuming I must follow the excel format; OR(a=0; a="") I do find the OR ...
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Excel Macro issue

I have a very detailed and formula heavy workbook template that I use daily. I originally created it in Excel 2010. I have several macro buttons I created that save certain ...
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Cell shading not shown when table rows break over pages

I have a table with several cells in the left columns merged to span large amounts of the table. This is to colour-code the cells the the right of them - different parts of the table are grouped ...
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MS Word 2013: path to local copies

I am using Microsoft Word 2013 Because I have a network share which is somewhat unreliable, I enabled the following option in File=> Options => Advanced : Copy remotely stored files onto your ...
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Microsoft Office 15 Applications display errors when attempting to preview in Windows Explorer

In Windows Explorer (WIN 7 Pro SP1, 64-bit), if I click on a file belonging to any of the 3 Office programs that Explorer will preview in the Preview pane, I get an error, and no preview is generated. ...
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Office 2013 First Time Run video plays every time

I have a user running Office 2013 (32-bit) on Windows 7 Professional (SP1). Every time they open an Office application, they get shown the First Run video. Office is fully updated, and I have run a "...
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How to prevent Word 2013 from detecting a comma used as a thousands separator as a grammar mistake?

I have a text, which contains a lots of numbers, in which a comma is used as a thousands separator like this: 1,000, meaning one thousand. When I check spelling and grammar Word underlines these ...
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How to make excel SUMUP values of multiple rowkeys in a two-dimensional lookup to return sumed up values in a corresponding cell

So I have this challenge with a set of data arrangement and by merging the VLOOKUP and MATCH strings I was able to get my result but there is a little hiccup! Pasted below is the merged string that ...
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Set Outlook 2013 font color in the registry

I want to set the default font color in Outlook 2013 via registry but I can't find the right key. Do you guys have any idea?
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Is there a way to set my own Office 2013 background?

In Office 2013, in most of the applications, there is a general options page. On this page, there is a place to select an Office Theme and the Office background. The Office Background give a list of ...
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Dragging recurring Calendar event from all day to a time slot does not change entire series

We currently are on Office 2013 with server side on 2013 Exchange as well. This question is on behalf of a staff member we support. She explained that in the the past they were able to drag an all-...
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Add Text to Microsoft Office Content Control Date Picker

I am creating a template document that allows a user to pick a date and it will insert the date in the document with some formatted text. i.e. if the person picked today's date, it would output 14th ...
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Office 2013: Pasting graph from Excel changes decimal separator. Changing the format code turns my axis values into zeroes

I have created charts in Excel 2013 where I have managed to change the decimal separators to points instead of commas (I'm on a Swedish computer). When pasting these charts to Powerpoint (or Word for ...
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Opening documents from OneDrive in Explorer triggers Office to ask for activation, why?

I've installed OneDrive for Business in order to access/sync my work files from my college's I.T system. As my college does not provide Microsoft Office for students (some do) I bought a copy of ...
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How do I force Excel to open documents with add-ins when another application has opened Excel process?

When MATLAB R2015b interacts with Excel, it opens one Excel process and then keeps the process open until MATLAB is closed. When this happens, if I try to open a spreadsheet through File Explorer, it ...