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Questions tagged [microsoft-word]

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Linking Specific Header Layout to TOC

I have a BIG problem Connecting my Chapter Header Layout: with the TOC in a good way. My chapter header layout is a number (in Styles "A_Chapternumber") on the first row and text (in Styles "...
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Sorting of a table in MS Word doesn't seem to work

I have this table in MS Word: When I try to sort it by its second column: Everything works fine: However, if I add just one letter to the first and to the fourth lines of that column: and ...
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Preserve Styles in Microsoft Word 2016 Conditional Text

I have an MS Word document from which I need to create 2 subdocs for internal/public audiences. I am using the IF field to condionalize the master doc. In one section, the "truetext" contains a few ...
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MS Word Mail Merge gets some data from the wrong record

I have a template to print envelopes that has been working well for years. It is Envelope.doc. I use it to do mail merge from Outlook contacts within a given category. After editing several contact ...
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How can I assign a hyperlink to a cross-reference?

I have a string (the title of another document) that appears more than once in my document, so I reference it through StyleRef every time I need it. This string shall open its own document (so I ...
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MIcrosoft Word: Accidentally clicked 'Don't check for this issue"

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I made a mistake using the Word 365 grammar and spelling checker and I need a quick answer. I recently upgraded to Office 365 (my school offers ...
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Font changes automatically after first letter - Word/Outlook Autotexts [closed]

Sometimes, in Word or Outlook, when I insert Auotexts and I start editing a part of it, the first letter I type will maintain the font type, size, color... but the next letters I press will come of ...
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Word 365 problems using Find/Replace with different Style types assigned

My workplace recently installed some Office365 updates to our machines, it appears that something has changed in how the Find/Replace window handles specified Styles ("More" selected to show format, ...
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Set multiple Word text box to fit text at once (batch)

In Word (2010), how can I set multiple text boxes to fit text without having to click each individually? There are dozens of text boxes.
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“Last Saved By” value can not be displayed inside a folder on windows server 2012

we have a file share inside a windows server 2012. and we have a Microsoft word document, now i was searching for a field which shows who last saved the file, but from the available list view fields, ...
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Office 365 always resets the proofing language

I am subscriber for Office 365, my Windows is set up in 'en-US' but my native language is German. So I installed Office in 'de-DE' as well. Now everytime I want to write an e-mail or Word document in ...
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Prevent MS Word Linked Tables from using Sharepoint Link

When I shift+F9 on a table in a word document I've linked to a local excel document, it seems to prefer to use the sharepoint web address rather a local or relative address. How do I force MS word to ...
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what is the name of the MS WORD element that is shown before the addition of new text? [closed]

I mean this one: I want to search about this element but can't find it's name
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what Algorithm does Microsoft Office use for search and replace? [closed]

i'm in faculty of computers and information and my professor who studied my algorithm ask us to know the Algorithm that used by Microsoft Word to search and replace the words. i do a search on google ...
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MSword docx w:vanish

A coworker was using MSWord and sent a document on to our boss, who couldn't see particular blocks of text (but wasn't aware they existed). The co-worker sent the file to me to diagnose, and I couldn'...
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How to import MathML into Word from an external formula editor?

I prefer drawing my mathematical formulas with MyScript, because its recognition works better than MS Word 2016. So this online tool produces a MathML code, which I copy into the clipboard and simply ...
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email single page of MS Word Document

I have a file of MW Word Document of 50 pages I want to email a single page out of these fifty pages, is it possible to do so?
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How to set different gutter position for only one page using Microsoft Word

I am using Microsoft Word for Office 365 MSO (16.0.11029.20045) 64-bit. I want to set the gutter position to top for only one page, because that one page is A3 in size while the rest is A4, so I want ...
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How do i add a dota after first header in my TOC

Currently, I have 1 ABC 1.1 ABC I Want ABC 1.1 ABC
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Remove all comments and comments block in a Word-Document (.docx) using PowerShell

Is there any way to remove all comments including the comments block in a Word-Document (.docx) using PowerShell? Illustration:
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How to use LTR and RTL text in the same line/paragraph?

I'm trying to write both Left-To-Right (LTR) and Right-To-Left (RTL) text in the same paragraph, but when I change from LTR to RTL, all of the text in the paragraph changes to the new mode. However, ...
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MS Word fields for Date vs. CreateDate

I'm doing mail merge in MS Word 2016 using fields, to create letters that I mail out. The letters have a date on them representing the date I mail the letter. Rather than update that date every time,...
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how can i manipulate my heading to look like this?

I am trying to implement the same style as in the picture as my "Heading 1" with the numbering being bold and a different font on the first line and the section title on the next line followed by a ...
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What is the empty white square in Microsoft Word?

what does the empty square mean that is shown in Word at the beginning of a sentence when clicking on pilcrow?
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Equation from google doc in word

I didn't known where to ask this king of question and I found this post so ... : I have a file done in google doc, It can be export in .docx. Doing this, all equations are replace by white squares... ...
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regular expression help needed

I have a text of 8XX lines that look like this: id="**02_item2_02" duration="29" style="**joe" id="02_item3_01" duration="35.5" style="joseph" The text between id=" and style=" is never the same.  ...
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Microsoft Word 2016 keeps defaulting back to English (United States)

At the bottom left of Word 2016, I see English (United States). If I click on this, and select English (Australia), five seconds later it will revert back to English (United States). I have ...
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Export PDF from Word with all fonts embedded

I have a Word document which has some texts in OpenType fonts. I want to distribute it in the PDF format that satisfies all the 3 requirements below: Embed uncommon OpenType fonts for global audience ...
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View Page 2 of an embedded word document in excel

I am trying to insert a word document into an excel document and I want to view page 2 only. Does anyone know of a way to do this?
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Word automatically switches to Times New Roman whenever I type using a German keyboard layout

No matter what I do, as soon as I type anything in any word document, the font will switch to Times New Roman. I can select existing text, chose any font and it will change to that font. But as soon ...
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How to change a registry value with a variable in path?

I'd like to change the value "vbawarnings" but the registry path has the word version in it (15.0 or 16.0 or something). So I don't know which word version is insalled on the 5000 computer in our ...
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Images in Word or Outlook get blurry when you add a border

If you have an image in your clipboard (from a screen capture tool, for example) and paste it into Word or an Outlook email, it looks fine. However if you then apply a border style to it from one of ...
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Microsoft Word: Text Colour Palette results in GREY-tints (Windows 10)

I have a software problem using Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 (64 bit). In Microsoft Word the TEXT COLOUR PALETTE doesn't work correctly (in ribbon, tab Start): If I unfold ...
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How to remove bottom and top border from a row overflowing to the next page in Word?

When a row overflows to the next page, I would like the bottom/top border to be transparent. Reason being, I would like to preserve a sense of continuity. Is it possible? In the picture below, the ...
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Two odd files by Word resistant to deletion in Outlook

Lenovo laptop; Win. 10; Outlook 2010; Word 2010; Google Chrome I see 2 files appearing in my email pages - directly from Microsoft Word: and I can't get rid of them at all.
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How do you put symbols at the end of every line?

I'm doing vocabulary for class, and want to add a colon on the end of each line to separate the word and the definition, but there are a lot of words, so I was wondering if there was a way I could do ...
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Mail Merging Images - Formatting

I'm trying to merge images into a word document using a directory of .jpg files with the image paths listed in a column of the excel spreadsheet I am using to merge other data in the word document. ...
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Microsoft Word textbox border disappears when clicked on

I created a table with 3 columns and as many rows until it overflows to the next page. Then, I insert a list in a row of the table in the next page. Next, I added a textbox. I then change the wrapping ...
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Why does Word cut off letters in a cell?

In the screenshot beneath, the text input is pypypypypypypypypy. This table originates from a document created by someone else and sent to me. I didn't create a new document that began with this ...
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Microsoft Word: reconstruct list from text

Suppose I have a list as plain text. What is the fastest way to have word recognize it as a list and format it properly? So far I've been doing it manually, but this is not feasible with large ...
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Word Document compatbility across versions

I need to create a smart looking Word document which will accurately render consistently in Word. Unfortunately the document needs to be a word document, it can not be a PDF. I know that ...
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Is there any practical difference between direct formatting and character styles in Microsoft Word?

For example, what is the difference between using bold vs using the character style named Strong.
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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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Cross reference to an element of a numbered list without the dot and space that follows the number

I have a document with a numbered list where the numbers are followed by a dot and a space. When I cross reference to an element of the list, I want only the number to appear, without the dot and the ...
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Cannot Copy MS Word Controls

As the title states - I'm trying to copy controls (a combo box) from one MS Word (2010, .docx) file to another but no matter whether I use design mode or not, it just pastes as text into the other ...
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Word: how to find `_Refxxxxxxxxx` codes for manual cross-referencing?

When I use the Cross-reference dialog for figure and table cross-references, Word creates a new field with a reference number, e.g.: { REF _Ref530727267 \h } How can I get the _Refxxxxxxxxx codes ...
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Sharing styles with document to print

I'm helping someone who is creating a newsletter. Their layout requirements are fairly simple, but will be best served by using some new styles to give a uniform appearance to the text. The sticking ...
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Microsoft Word 2007 remove the Autocorrect “formatting guide lines” for tables

I'm using Microsoft Word 2007. I wanted to removed the Autocorrect "formatting guide lines" ( for lack of a better term ) for tables that show up as you edit the document. I've already Unchecked the ...
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How replace * character with what it's found

I can't find specifically what I'm looking for, possibly because it's not possible. Essentially, I want to find capitalised words and replace them with the capitalised word followed by a carriage ...
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How can I make Microsoft Word do exactly what I tell it to do?

MS Word has a lot of features that improve the experience of typical users, but annoy power users. I am a slow and deliberate user and would like to disable many of these features, as they make the ...