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Word Mail Merge: DISABLE alert message “Opening this will run the following SQL command” only for trusted files

I am using word for mail merge, but using this feature makes word prompt an alert message every time I open the document. I understand that this alert is for security purposes, so I would like to ...
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How can I delete the Diagonal Down Border that has been inserted onto a table on Microsoft Word?

How can I delete the Diagonal Down Border that has been inserted onto a table on Microsoft Word? You see, this diagonal down border would get merged with another cell if I attempt to delete an entire ...
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Change word “Chapter” in “Heading 1” to “Section” using MS Word

I have a large MS Word document and I would like to have "chapter" numbers appear along with the page number at the foot of the page. I inserted a "Header 1" style and (almost) ...
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How can I properly open this DRM file?

I have a DRM file and according to the analysis performed by a website, "It's a binary data file, that's all we have found out. The file format could not be recognized." What does this mean? ...
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SET field codes in MS Word calculates a sum instead of keeping text

For getting the result in Figure 1, I input the field codes in MS Word as Figure 2. However, the result shows as Figure 3. In fact, I want to store the result "1-3" in the bookmark xxx using ...
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Is there a way to do LaTeX-style image insertions into MS Word?

I have to produce a document that changes every so often, but mostly just the images. I have a system for producing the images where, when I update images, I store them in a folder with an updated ...
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How to stop photos from moving around in text wrapping

How do I stop photos moving around in text wrapping. when I print out document, they have all shifted! I am using Office 365, latest M/Word. I insert documents from my Pictures in my computer and ...
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Missing Mail Merge connection features in one computer that exist in other computer with the same version of Office

Working in 2 computers in the same version of Office, I realized that the way to connect to an access database from MS Word, for doing what I wanted to do, was using DDE connection. In one computer I ...
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discovering and preventing windows rich text url and corresponding link mismatch

In windows, sometimes one types an url (ex: https://someurl.com ) and windows automatically add it as a link (https://someurl.com editable via : ctrl-k) But then, when one rename the url "text&...
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How to format part of a figure caption in MS Word bold, and the other part regular?

I would like to generate figure captions as displayed in the image below. The figure caption should contain 3 parts: Part 1: Automatic numbering including chapter number and figure number. Font: ...
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Can Microsoft Word continue numbering different lists, such as Hierarchical headings?

If I right-click "Continue Numbering" on "1. Tertiary heading", MS Word numbers it as C, not 1. Similarly, if I right-click "Continue Numbering" on "C. Another ...
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Is there a way to copy Excel data into Word with specific formatting?

I'll spare the details but essentially I want to make a study guide or book for language learning purposes. I was wondering if there was a quick and easy way (or even difficult way lmao) to quickly ...
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How can I apply multilevel numbering only to some headings in MS Word and not all headings of a level?

I would like to apply multilevel numbering of headings in Microsoft Word, but only for some of the headings of Level 1, but not for all of the headings. At the moment I defined the headings as level 1 ...
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Paste a table from Onenote to Word without losing format

I have to paste a table from One note or Pages to Word 2016 but as i do that the format is not respected. There is extra space and the bullets aren't the same. There is no differences in the ...
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Stop Word from adding spacing on “page break”

In MS Word, I've set my "normal" template to 0 spacing before and after a paragraph, and "Line spacing" to "Single" (I also changed the character to Times New Roman). ...
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How to create URL Link to specific text (not page) in PDF

This is similar to this question but different enough to be asked I think. I have a ~200 page Word document that is regularly updated and contains Chapters, Sections, Subsections and Citations. This ...
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Avoid titles at the bottom of pages

I am currently learning how to properly write in MS Word. I want to avoid titles at the bottom of my pages. After looking in the internet, I tried modifying the style of my titles and the whole text. ...
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How does Word “fix” badly encoded hyperlink field on click or copy-pasting?

In a Microsoft Word document, Hyperlinks are stored within a {HYPERKLINK} field {HYPERLINK "\\\\movies\\court%20métrages\\big_buck_bunny"} {HYPERLINK "file:///\\\\movies\\court%...
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Copying data from one table to cell to another in Word 365

We used Word 2013 up until yesterday. Now we've been "upgraded" to Word 365. Up until yesterday, I had many documents with columns of figures that have tabs in the cells. Copying the data, ...
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Microsoft Word for Mac 2011: Change the bold font for Avenir Book

Basically, know nothing about fonts, so any help is appreciated, but I've been using Avenir Book, which has a nice Bold font (looked like Avenir Black or Avenir Heavy), but now when I bold, it just ...
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How to open an encrypted docx file as a zip archive?

Unencrypted docx files can be opened as zip archives, and I assumed that the same applies to encrypted docx files since the app (be it Word, Writer or something else) can't know if the file is ...
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How does Word styles apply their formatting settings?

I've created several custom styles to ease myself and quickly format many Word documents. Later on their content will be migrated to Salesforce. The problem is that when I copy the content formatted ...
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Unable to use Microsoft Office

I have been having issues opening Microsoft Office Apps for Enterprise on a Surface Laptop 3 running Windows 10 Version 20H2. I also had this issue in previous Windows versions such as Version 1909. I ...
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How to combine all sentences to form a continuous flow of text in MS Word?

When I copy and paste Youtube Transcript on MS word, the text appears with sentences on different lines. For example, Instead of " We are celebrating this as a huge occasion in our hometown",...
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Get rid of leading/trailing spaces in MS Word using a macro

There's this nice functionality in MS Word that gets rid of leading and trailing spaces in the entire document whenever you select the whole text and center it, then go back to desired alignment. So ...
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when updating linked objects,Microsoft Word body text has been hidden

When I closed my Microsoft Word document and reopened it, I saw when right-click on the tables in Word which had been linked to a Excel file, there is no “update link” option and it is replaced by a ...
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How to avoid weird text breaks in MS word

I have MS word document when change it's orientation to portrait some text get break in to vertical lines.I can't find any paragraph marks to delete and fix it. How to avoid this text break?
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Create local Word document from template in Sharepoint [migrated]

We have our company-wide Word templates in Sharepoint as the source of truth and so they can be accessed by everyone in different physical locations. There are often times when someone needs to make a ...
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Word - Using Figures - Anchor to Text but have figure show up *after* the text

I am writing up my thesis and taking a crash course in learning to use a lot of features of Word I didn't know existed. I have some requirements for figures for my thesis that I am trying to fulfill. ...
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How to have 3 horizontal lines with even spacing?

If you type --- in Word and hit Enter, it will be converted to a horizontal line. However, if you do it 3 times, then the spacing between them isn't even. Is there a way to make it even? One goaround ...
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How to restore the Alt-code to é and similar mappings on Word 2003 on Windows 10?

I used to be able to type Alt+0233 to get an e-acute (é) on Word 2003 on Windows 10, and I could also use various other Alt-code combinations, all beginning 02, to get other characters with diacritics,...
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Italic text formatted in Word reverts to regular when saved as PDF

I italicised a considerable amount of text in a document then saved it as a PDF (Saving it as PDF through Word) (whilst retaining the original document). I noticed that the text that I intended to ...
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Tables in Word - Using page breaks within table

I am working in a table in MS Word (subscription version online). How do I use a page break within a Word Table and maintain it being a single (1) table? When using page break in the table at row I ...
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Swap words with slash between

I'm looking for a way to swap 2 words in sequence in a whole document in ms word. I mean (word1/word2) >> (word2/word1). Is it possible to do it for every bracket, consisting of (xxx/yyy)?
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Delete blank space when inserting Style Separator using vba

Hello everyone and sorry for my English: I have this macro that adds a style separator and it works fine, except it adds a blank space in front of the paragraph. How could I modify the macro so that ...
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Word equation brackets wrong size

So I'm doing a maths project and I'm using Word's equations to write down the actual maths, but when I put brackets around a fraction they're the wrong size. I don't know why it's doing this as it ...
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Changing the Microsoft Word paste option for Excel tables?

Is there a way to adjust default Microsoft Word paste option such that it paste table Excel as linked object in HTML Format? In the other words, I want the past/Paste special/past link/HTML Format be ...
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Why I am getting a popup when I hover my cursor over a particular word in ms word?

This image is showing popup when I hover cursor over a particular word. It is not hyperlink. I want to know whats happening there.
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Open .wordcontainer produced by SAP?

SAP produces xxx.wordcontainer files from MS Word documents. Is it possible to recover and further work on the word document from these .wordcontainer files outside and independent from SAP on Linux ...
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How to remove these red lines and word in microsoft word?

I am using Windows 10 64 bit Microsoft office 2013 Problem: When I start working in word these red line start appearing. What are these ? How can I remove them? What have I tried? https://...
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Which Regex command to use in Notepad++ to find the desired emails?

I have a lot of txt files in drive D, and drive E. Each file has a lot of different formats. Which Regex ( Notepad++ ) do I need to use, to get the result of email lines with a domain that contains ...
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Macro to Remove Spacing Between Graphics/Text in Word 2010 Document?

I frequently create Word (version 2010) documents that have only graphical items, and occasionally with some text beside a graphic, such as "New!" (that I would like to keep). I would like ...
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MS Word: Custom Text Fields that Update Each other

I know that the Custom Document Properties method exists, but it's a bit too clunky for me and the people I work with to use. I want to create custom fields that work just like the built-in Document ...
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MS WORD - Fields - Cross reference from a word table throughout the text in rhe rest of document with returning only the values of the cell

I am trying to automate a word doc i have a table in a word doc that when i update it i want to update the values from the table throughout the word doc in text paragraphs i have set the entire value ...
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MSWord - Text disappearing outside text box boundaries - only on my computer

A colleague has produced a file and the document is fine on his computer, as well as the PDF version. When I open it on my partner's computer it also looks fine. But when I open the word doc on my ...
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MS Word behaves differently than Wordpad when typing certain Unicode characters

I have this setup: Windows 10 x64 20H2 Italian or US keyboard layout (tested both) On MS Word 2019, I wanted to type the character ḛ (Latin Small Letter E with Tilde Below). Its hex code is U+1E1B, ...
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Embed OTF fonts in word when exporting to pdf to make them not bitmapped

I'm using a custom OTF font but Word is not embedding it, so it appears grainy when I export it to a PDF. I tried word's "print to pdf" function but I couldn't get links on my document to ...
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No Eraser on the Draw tab of Word 2019 for Mac

macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Word version: 16.47 I reinstalled Word just now and the scene occurred again. This screenshot was taken as soon as the reinstallatoin was finished. As you can see, the item of ...
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Page numbering - numbers are all the same number in section 3 it should be sequential

i have a 24 Page WORD document that i want to number, i have different sections and i want to start numbering at section '2', section 2 is only one page so numbering it is not a problem, the problem ...
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Word/Excel CustomUI - controlling scaling policy

Is there any way to control the scaling policy in MS-CUSTOMUI for the MS Word (or Excel) ribbon, or otherwise force a control group to always display in 'collapsed' mode? For instance, the following ...

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