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Use default tab stop in a table of content in MS Word 2016

I'm using MS Word 2016 on Windows 10. I've created a table of content with a TOC field code, and with default tab stops to 20 mm before the text (and after the numbering) for the level 2 of the TOC. I ...
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How to make a cross referenced heading number with a customized numbered outline without first level number?

I've made an "Appendix" heading style using the style Heading 5 as the base style. I want the numbers to show up as "Appendix A" so the "Customized Updated Numbered List"...
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How to replace a pattern (return to line not preceded by dot) in MS word

I want to replace all the return to line that is not preceded by a dot in MS word I can do a replace of ^p by space but I want to replace only ^p preceded by a dot (.)
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In Word, how can I retain merge source (from text file) when I reopen document

I have been doing simple mail merge in Word (latest version) using a CSV text document as data source. This works, I can assign fields, and do mail merge. But when I open the word document next time, ...
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STYLEREF "Headline 3": Numbered 2.1.3 how to get only the last level number (3)

I have a numbered list with 3 levels: 1 Title ... 2 Title 2.1 Title 2.1.1 Title #1 2.1.2 Title #2 2.1.3 Title #3 ... 2.2 Title 3 Title My target is to get automatically the correct number after #... ...
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Microsoft Word Page Number Location

I am working on a Macbook, and I am working on word 16.57. I added some page numbers at the bottom right of the pages, but the numbers show way too high up in the page. It is the first time I see it ...
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Display the same comment numbers in Word 2019 as seen in previous Word versions

I have printed a commented word file at work on some older version of Word (older than Word 2019). Comments were nicely numbered like this: Now I opened the file on my computer using Word 2019. ...
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STYLEREF "Headline 2" reporting also the number above

I have a numbered list with 2 levels: 1 Title ... 2 Title 2.1 Title: I want #1 ... 2.2 Title: I want #2 3 Title My target is to get automatically the correct number after # I tried using: STYLEREF &...
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In a word document, how to type Hindi style numerals in Arabic parts and maintain Arabic style numerals in English parts?

I was wondering about typing numerals in word in Arabic numerals while typing in English and in the same document when I shift to Arabic typing, the numerals would be in Hindi numerals without ...
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How to save a word file (Docx) to a single HTML page?

I am using Word 2016, I want to save a Word document as an HTML page. I want to save the html as a single page without any files. How can I do that?
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Is there a utility that is very good at searching for and finding lost Word documents? [closed]

Word's features are abysmal at helping the user to find and recover documents after they are lost when, for example, Windows auto-reboots unexpectedly. Is there an up-to-date and well-maintained ...
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How do I stop the Microsoft Sign In To Your Account dialog from popping up all the time

On a Mac running macOS Monterey. I keep getting a popup asking me to "Sign In to your account" with MS Logo and listing out historical MS accounts I no longer use. I don't appear to have any ...
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Formatting issue with Office Word

I am having problems formatting a paper in the correct way. Here's the image where you can see two overlapping sheets. On the left the correct format, on the right the problematic one. edit: every ...
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Can i change the margins only for the title in MS Word

I have a long title for my MS word document. I only want to change the margin for the title not the main text on the main page. How may I do so?
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How do you make a file that acts as a shortcut to another file in a SharePoint document library?

I'm trying to make a file that acts as a shortcut to another file in a SharePoint document library on both the web version and the file explorer. I have tried the following: LNK Files I can create a ...
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Trying to jump to link from TOC: "make a selection first" over and over again

I have to on average try this about 5 times before it works, rather than get this annoying popup: Surely the fact the tooltip is being displayed means it knows the mouse is over a link so why is this ...
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Why aren't my document pages in order?

I'm working on a 53 page Word document and just noticed that my page ordering goes 1,2,... 29, 30, 1, 1, 2, 3, ..., 20, 21! This is confirmed in the TOC at the start after updating all my fields: I ...
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"Server application, source file, or item cannot be found" error when trying to change text wrapping on image in MS Word

Editing a word document, when I try to switch a particular image from "Tight" text wrapping to "In Line with Text" wrapping, I get the error "Server application, source file, ...
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I cannot seem to write to a newly opened document

Enclosed is an extract from a macro in Document startx.docx. The first part of the macro places some strings in the array sntc(1) to sntc(s). I now want to write these strings on to a new document, ...
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How to insert a non-breaking space in Word online

I am very new to Word/Office online - does non-breaking spaces not work in Word online? if it does, how do you insert one?
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Some content control fields not working in Word Web App

I'm looking into how to get some content controls working on Word Web App. Some of the text fields work, but the dropdowns do not. I also have three text fields that use Quick Parts so that, when you ...
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MS Word: Is it possible to create a level of multilevel numbered list that will be in superscript?

Is it possible to set a level in a multilevel numbered list that would only add a number in superscript, without creating a new line? In legal documents, when they add an amendment, they don't change ...
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MS Word: "Update all fields" seems to be corrupting fields in text boxes

I'm afraid I'm on the verge of a catastrophe. I have a very large Microsoft Word document (nearly 500 pages), and I'm finding that every time I "update all fields" by the Ctrl-A, F9 method, ...
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Can I search text in keywords on which comments have been created in Office Word?

I'm using Word 2013 and I like to insert many comments in articles. I often need to search text within only those commented keywords, but haven't found a way to do it. Is it possible at all?
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MS Word 2016 : "Updating Office, please wait a moment" when setting DDE mail merge source

We use several mail merge documents created in Word 2007 and data sources in Excel 2007. These still work across a majority of our machines, but on two pcs with the most recent Microsoft365 update, we ...
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MS Word cuts off the top and bottom of inline equations if line spacing is too narrow. Can this be overridden?

In Microsoft Word 2013, and I suspect more recent versions of Word as well, the tops and bottoms of equations are "cut off" or otherwise not displayed if the paragraph line spacing is ...
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Word Field formatting using hex switch

I am creating an SDK and would like to use auto fields for the command numbering which is done in hex, and displayed in traditional hex formatting (0xNN). The problem I am running into is when the SEQ ...
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How to swap table numbers in Word

I have several tables with caption. To insert any table, I used to first insert a text box and then insert table inside it. And finally insert a caption for it. Now I have several such tables with ...
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Word directly shows next table number while adding table caption

I have a document in two column format. To insert table (or figure), I first insert a textbox and then inside the textbox, I insert a table (or a figure). Then finally, I right click the table (or a ...
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Is there a way to embed an audio file in Microsoft Word so it plays inside Microsoft Word?

I have an old version of Word but I was thinking of getting a new version if it could embed an audio file because I've been writing a lot of documents on music theory and composition. But my GF has ...
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Can we extract graphics from PDF as single vector SVG file?

I have a PDF which contains several figures. All these figures are vector images and hence they dont pixelate when I zoom. I want to use those images in my word document and then generate PDF out of ...
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Align images to paragraphs in step-by-step process instructions (Microsoft Word)

I am trying to reformat step-by-step manufacturing process instructions that someone else created in Microsoft Word - each one is about 10 pages long. The current documents do not do a good job of ...
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Word Suggest Grammar Correction in a Loop

It's annoying that MS Word suggest an unnecessary grammatical edit to my text. When I accept the change, it wants to change it back and it keeps happening in an infinite loop. The version of my Word ...
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How can I automate bringing in specific fields from excel into word?

I have a few Microsoft word files that I need to create on a same project. I would like to make an excel file with all the common fields and bring them into each of the word files. Is there anyway I ...
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Insert figure caption within same text box instead of a new text box

All my floating figures are wrapped in text boxes (in order to be able to define margins through paragraph styles). When I use the "Add caption" button to create a caption for such a figure, ...
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Disable "Share" tab in MS Word 2016

My problem MS word 2016 adds a "Share" button above the ribbon. It is bound to the "Y" Alt-access key, which conflicts with another extension I have installed. This adds extra ...
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Switching Users in word requires a restart

I've got multiple users logged into Microsoft Word, a company account and a personal account. Lately, every time I switch between Microsoft accounts, Word prompts me to restart all of the Microsoft ...
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Microsoft Word unable to recogonize the langauge of my document

This is a new phenomenon. My Microsoft Word automatically select Chinese lanuage even though the entire document was written in English. Thie creates a problem for me since I need to see how many ...
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Is There a Word Processor Where You Can Add Normally Hidden Source and Date Data per Bullet Point/Line?

Goal: I want to be able to add metadata type information per bullet point or per line in Microsoft Word (or any word processor) that is hide-able, including the source and the day I found the ...
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In Word, can you turn off auto-capitalization of first letter of sentence just for a particular doc?

In Microsoft Word, can Auto-capitalisation be turned off, just for one particular document? I like autocapping but I don't want it in this particular document.
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Remove MS Office

Suddenly I found that my MS Word doesn't start. It just shows the message "Preparing to update Office..." in my native language. I was trying to remove office via Add/Remove programs but got ...
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Word opens custom template with a blank page

I have 2 custom templates in Word that I created quite a few years ago. 1 of them still works. Unfortunately, the other one simply opens a blank page. It wasn't like that the last time I used it a ...
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How to remove white space in between two word in MS Word

I'm working with MS word and I noticed that when I double space and use footnotes, the program adds a necessary page break in the middle of a sentence. How can I fix this so the writing fills the page,...
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Can't create Word sub-documents when original file is in OneDrive?

If I have a local file, or a file on a mapped network drive, I can use the master document tools to split it (create sub-documents). If I have a file on my OneDrive, fully synched locally, Word doesn'...
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MS Word 2019 Include non-heading levels in table of contents

I would like to format the table of contents to include categories/topics of the chapters: Table of Contents Topic Aaa Heading_1...........1 Heading_2...........2 Topic Bbb Heading_3...........3 ...
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Word VBA: Automating bookmark generation for individually numbered paragraphs

1. Problem summary This is my first time writing VBA for Word. I have multiple documents; each one is larger than 100 pp., with a plaintext index according to paragraph number. I am writing a script ...
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Word: how to prevent line break in fields? No VBA

I am preparing a Word document with fields that may be located anywhere and may contain spaces and dashes. So, a field may be line broken when located at the end of a line. I need to get rid of this....
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How can I save the panel arrangement in Word?

When I edit a Word document, I like to put the navigation panel at the right and the style panel at the left. But when I close Word and re-open it, the panels are not there, and I have to re-open and ...
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Unable to select text in Word

I am running Word on Mac OS Monterey v12.0.1. I have updated to the latest version of Word. For some reason I am unable to select text the normal way. If I do Shift+click then I can sometimes select ...
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How do I prevent text from appearing with a space at the end when copy pasting in word online

I want to be able to copy and paste text without a space in word online but I'm not sure how to do it. I know how to do this in desktop word, but I want to use MS Word Online. To clarify what I mean, ...
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