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Spell checking results in high CPU usage

The past few days, I've noticed an issue where Microsoft Word was hogging a lot of the CPU, which didn't seem to happen before or maybe I've just missed until now. It only happened with one particular ...
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Convert a lot of docx files into pdf on macOS

After searching an answer for my question I write it here. I have a lot of docx files and need to convert it to pdf. I have word 2019 installed on macOS Catalina. Is it possible to do somehow with ...
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How to access line number in field code in Microsoft Word

Is there a way to access the current line number on the page in a field code in Microsoft Word? Similar to access the page number or number of pages as "Page" or "NumPages"? My use case is to do ...
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Microsoft Word document should be filllable but isn't

I need to write up a 20-page description of something. I was sent a Microsoft Word document dated 2008 to use as a template. The document I was sent has a large number of checkboxes. They appear to be ...
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Slides from Word outline don't match the slide Master

I am working in Office 365 importing slides to PowerPoint from an outline in Word. I have the slide master set up with the font sizes, types, and colors I want, as well as the bullet types. When I ...
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Change the level of boldness of font in ms-word

How do I modify the level of boldness for text in MS-OFFICE 2016? I am unable to change it from what's default when we click bold. We have three default options of font including bold, italic and ...
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Windows 7 keeps changing a file association and I don't know how to stop it

I'm trying to help someone solve a file association problem on Windows 7. We live in different countries (USA, Canada) so I can't just go over to her home and sit down in front of the system, and ...
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Change word-document to the input from a GUI?

Every now and then I have to update some rent-contracts which I do by hand. Is there a way I could create a program / app / gui that asks me for input and then changes those values in the (word) ...
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MS Word terminate wildcard in advanced search

Is there a way to termiante the wilcard in the search, when I want to search for example for two words? Let's say I have the following words awesome mouse awful albatros awesome albatros awful mouse ...
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How to fix custom indents in Microsoft Word?

I am trying to make my CV look more professional, and am stuck with the following indent: No matter what I do, the 2018-2012 part won't go left. Layout>indent doesn't do anything for me. View>ruler ...
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Word “EditPaste” command is broken

I have run into a weird problem in Microsoft Word, where the Paste command (EditPaste) stopped working. The clipboard in general works, I can copy text, and I can also use other paste commands in ...
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grep cannot find a known string in a MS-Word file even with the -a option

I have MS-Word file including the string "Abekat" The entire content of the file (test.docx) is in fact just: "This file includes the word Abekat". Standing in the same directory as my target file (...
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I can't open .docx without it being in onedrive

Whenever I download a .docx file (word file), whether from my email or from the internet, word always brings up this error message: I do not know what is happening. Luckily, I have onedrive and ...
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After 7z unzip only the temp word doc is visible (which is corrupt), the original is missing

I have once sent myself a 7zip file when changing computers, when I tried to unzip it, only one of the word documents have seemed to be 'corrupt'. When I later investigated, I have realized that when ...
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MP4 file embedded in Word doc won't play if doc is read-only

My user manual has several 30-second videos showing the bits tricky to describe in words. All worked well until I made all manuals Read Only to stop users making notes on the Word documents. However, ...
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Styles not updating to instance documents from master template

I have a master styles .dotx file which is attached to all of my .docx instance documents. 'Automatically update document styles' is ticked. I have modified the Table Of Contents (TOC) styles so that ...
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How does MS Word handle missing font size?

What happens when there is no information about font size for a run in a .docx document? The short answer: MS Word treats it as 10pt. OpenOffice Writer treats it as 12pt. However, it is unclear if MS ...
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Is it possible to control my windows PC from my iPad and without internet?

I want to write about 60 pages of math equations and fastest way (that I know) is to use office word 2016 and use ink equation editor. It is very difficult to write a single equation using the mouse ...
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Type calligraphic letters in Microsoft Office Equation Editor

Is there a command in Microsoft Word or OneNote Equation Editor, analogous to LaTeX \mathcal, which makes a letter calligraphic? I could copy-paste the Unicode script characters from https://en....
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Page Up action triggered while typing text in MS Word 2007 in Web Layout View?

I'm using MS Word 2007. It happens when I'm typing close to the bottom of the Web Layout View and suddenly it jumps to the previous page, not properly adjusting even if I keep typing. This is annoying ...
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Microsoft Office Word Error

I had a problem with showing some pages in Word 2010 (as following image). It has never happen before. I tried many ways to fix but i couldn't. Please help!
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Using VBA in Word, How to clear/update/change/reformat the Style of a Footer

I am trying to insert a footer into each page of a Word Document. Sometimes the following code works, others it doesn't. The issue: The Footer style is defaulting to a style such as Header1 or Header2,...
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why does a dot between two digits changes automatically to comma immediately after typing the second digit?

I have a problem with word on my laptop. I uninstalled and then reinstalled my office 3 times (different versions) and the problem still exists. When I try to type 1.1 in Persian, it converts to 1,1 ...
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Word 2016 breaks words with superscript symbols from the “phonetic extensions” unicode block

I'm using superscript letters from the "phonetic extensions" unicode block (U+1d2c through U+1d61) in scholarly transliteration in a Word 2016 document. Unfortunately, Word keeps treating these ...
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Comments/Review pane alternates between expanded and collapsed view (picture)

Within the same Word file, the comments/review pane is displaying in one of two ways: either collapsed or expanded. Within a page, the display is the same, but across pages, the displays are ...
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How to delete (and prevent) extra headers from appearing in Word while modifying a template

I downloaded a resume template for word and started modifying it to suit my preferences. But for some reason, whenever i try to modify the contents of the first-page header, a new header pops up in ...
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Use Word Find-Replace to Highlight Many Instances of the Same Text

We used to be able to use Find-Replace in Word 2010 to highlight all instances of a specified text string. The steps were simple: In Find, type the text. In Replace, select Format > Highlight. Either ...
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How to link specific text from Word to specific cells in Excel

I am currently trying to link my service offerings which are in word with my client bills which are in excel. I want to link specific text (such as name, address, terms of office,...) to specific ...
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How can I reference and display the contents of a cell in an Excel document with a Word document, keeping the reference path relative?

I wish to reference and display the contents of a single cell in an Excel document in a Word document, but keep the path to the Excel document from the Word document relative. The folder containing ...
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Adding 2 styles to the same line in the TOC

I am creating a song book and would like to create a Table Of Contents. The layout in the text looks like this: Angie <-- formatted with style "SongTitle" By The Rolling Stones (1973) <-- ...
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What do you call this tool and how do you enable it in word 2019?

what do you call this tool and how do you enable it in word 2019? somehow I couldn't find it anymore.
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What vector image formats work in MS Word on Mac and Windows?

I'd like to insert a vector image into a MS Word document and have it easily viewable on Mac and Windows. On Word for Mac you can easily insert a PDF, but on Windows you have to have Acrobat installed ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to show the Mini Toolbar (formatting popup) in Word?

When we select text in Word, a small popup toolbar (called Mini Toolbar) appears. It also shows up when you right-click on the text, along the regular context menu. When I select text with (Ctrl-)...
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Links in .docx document stopped working in my Word 2010

For past about 2-3 days when I click any link in my .docx document, instead of visiting an actual page, my Word 2010 shows me the following error message: This was happening for me in Word 2013 and ...
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Cannot unset 'Keep lines together'

I'm having a trouble with duplicating rows in MS Word in my tables and after some googling I found out that the cause could be that 'Keep Lines Together' is marked, but in my case in the checkbox, ...
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Print A4 document on A5 paper with automatic margins and font size adjustment

tl;dr: Is there any magical way of printing a fully formatted A4 document in Word on half-size A5 paper? In Microsoft Word 2010 or 2013 or any other piece of Windows program. Exactly the same document ...
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Iterate through document and insert cross references using VBA

I'm using mail merge in Word 2016, and then saving merged results as a PDF. In order not to break the hyperlinked table of contents in the merged document when I save as PDF, I have to build a table ...
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Is there a way to create a multilevel list with one number scheme?

I would like to create a multilevel list where the numbers are always advancing. This is an example: 001) Topic 1 002) Topic 1 Sub Topic 1 003) Topic 1 Sub Topic 2 004) Topic 2 005) Topic ...
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MS Word monospace font is not monospace for spaces

I want to create a report including c++ source codes with MS Word (macOS version). Though I use monospaced fonts, white spaces are not monospaced. White spaces have different width with letters. How ...
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Why on windows 10 language change SHIFT+ALT and also ALT+SHIFT , how can I change it to only ALT+SHIFT?

The question is that I want to use only ALT+SHIFT, because, for example, in Word, if you press SHIFT+ALT you will open another feature, which will allow you to press the button instead of using a ...
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Winword: Connection to Word Add-In (dotm file) does not stick after closing and re-opening Word file

I have written some Word macros stored in an .dotm file saved in a folder on my computer (not the default personal folder of Word). I then went to File - Options - Add-Ins - Word Add-In and connect ...
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How to open this box in Microsoft Word?

This box has opened accidentally in Microsoft Word and could not be closed. How is this box opened and how can it be closed?
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How do I disable Microsoft Word cascade when I press enter (how to stop the text from moving)?

When I use Microsoft Word and when I am writing a document with many pages, pressing enter makes all of the remaining text onward push down in the document. I don't want the text on subsequent pages ...
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Word (2010 to 365) Keyboard Shortcuts for Headings 4-9?

We recently upgraded from Office 2010 to MS Office Professional Plus. Most of the keyboard shortcuts in Word 2010 never worked as expected, and the same is true for 2019. I.e., by typing Ctrl + Alt + ...
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Word: How to find all years (19xx or 20xx) ending with a closing parenthesis “)”

I'm helping someone do a two-way citation check in an academic paper. What I would like to do is use the Find function to find all instances of citations; all citations should have this format (...
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Images covered with random black squares in ms word document

I have a Microsoft Word document with images in it. These images have formulas but I cannot see them because they're covered with random black squares. Somehow the images are been corrupted. I ...
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Word Import/Export Styles: How to Preserve “Always Hide”

I'm able to successfully import and styles from one file to another except for this: The "Always Hide" attribute of built-in styles is not preserved. Is there a way to set this in Word or a macro to ...
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Justifying last line of a broken paragraph in Word

I am working on a two column manuscript that sometimes requires me to place figures. Some figures are placed at the bottom of a page. The paragraphs however don't end there. I have to place the figure ...
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Page number confusion

I added a simple page number in the footer of a doc. I am having trouble with page 5. If I open the footer it shows "5" but when I switch back to the body of the page it shows "2". I have selected "...
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Microsoft Word Text processing

I have an entry like this: abaeh [a.baeh] v. jenguk. akik dik yak: jenguk kakek peiksa. bubuteak malam: periksa bubu What I need to do is insert a tab before and after italics; How do I do this ...

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