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Microsoft Word 2003 is one of the early versions of Microsoft Word.

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Microsoft Word - Margins for MS-Dos Text File

We run a DOS based database program. We are using vDos (plug: great program for those who need 16 bit DOS support on a 64 bit OS). Instead of printing direct to a printer (LPT1, LPT2, etc) we print to ...
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MS Word 2003: Page-break before heading splits it over both pages

I use shading in heading styles. Making a page break from cursor positioned left of heading splits the heading style over two pages. From cursor position on line above the heading, an extra normal-...
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Storing macros in a Word document/template with backwards (and forwards) compatibility?

The issue: I've inherited a .doc file created with Word 2003 (Windows, obviously). I'm a Mac user and have Word 2011. The .doc file I've inherited contains a number of macros for typesetting some ...
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Microsoft Word drop down box for row in table entry

Good afternoon I am wondering if it is possible in Microsoft word to implement a drop down box where selecting an entry will fill data across a row in a table, example of table as below. id like ...
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What are Microsoft's definitions for `keep with next`, `keep lines together,` and `widow/orphan control?`

In MS Word (2003), when I want to keep a line (that is formatted as a hyperlink+header) and subsequent lines (regular text) on the same page, the only way that works for me is to choose format/...
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Word 2003 document not formatting properly on Windows 10 with identical settings

I have the same Office 2003 suite installed on my Windows 7 computer and my new Windows 10 computer. I copied the same fonts (even same versions), the same templates (my modified normal, plus some ...
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How to put a field with the last numbered page in Ms Word?

Academics text like monograph, dissertation and thesis sometimes use different pages' numbering from pre-text, text, and post-text. Then I need create catalogue card with pre-text and text number ...
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Disable hidden backup files in Word (~$somefilename.doc)

Whenever you open a word doc, a copy of some sort gets created, in the same folder. it is renamed like somedocument.doc -> ~$medocument.doc and it is 'hidden' ie, ghosted out. How do I stop Word ...
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How to fix AutoCAD/Word 2003?

I have a user who has a AutoCAD (2010) drawing in a Word (2003) document. Double clicking on the AutoCAD drawing in a Word doc, AutoCAD has the following error: A10 Drawing Recovery In your ...
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Word 2003 on Windows 10 fails to convert docx to doc

I have Word 2003 SP3 with all updates and the latest FileFormatConverters and its SP installed on several machines, all running W10-64 Pro. In all cases the machines got to W10 by running the W7>W10, ...
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Set default paste to Keep Text Only

When I paste into Word 2003 the default is Keep Source Formatting. How can I change the default to Keep Text Only?
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Word 2013: pages are missing in docx file (was edited with Word 2003)

I had a doc file, which was converted to a docx file with Word 2013. Everything is working here. Then I made changes on this file with Word 2003 and saved the docx. Now on a Word 2013 only the half ...
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Read a MS Word (doc) file page by page

Is there any way to make wvWare (or possible some other command line tool, or Python library) to read a doc file page by page? I can't seem to find anything in wvWare's manual, neither in Abiword, ...
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Word document open error

MS word document in .doc format opens well Word 2003 & the same doc opened in Word 2010 compatibility mode. It prompts to save the doc. There are several other docs, they never prompt to save ...
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How to find comma without following space in MS Word 2003?

Sometimes I get docs from users that do not use the space bar after a comma, e.g. "Look,this is an example." In Word 2003, is there any search wildcard that I can use to find those occurences? I ...
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Moving the bounds of a Word commentary

Can I somehow change the bounds of an existing comment in Word (2003)? Rewriting parts of the text that are marked by the comment removes that text from the comment's selection, but that's not what I ...
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How can a Word document reference another file or document?

We are currently in the process of migrating from one server to another and are looking to programmatically step through all Word documents in our user's folders. We need to be sure any references / ...
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How to know which macro is assigned to a certain toolbar button in Word 2003

I have a Word 2003 toolbar made by someone else long time ago. The toolbar contains lots of buttons and assigned macros. Until now I have been able to set breakpoints in the VBA code in order to ...
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Adding a bullet point in Word 2003 causes Heading 3 to be applied

Without warning, Word 2003 is now turning any bullet point into Heading 3. In addition, when I press Enter after typing my bullet point, the style is reverted back to Normal - whereas I would have ...
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Migrating a toolbar in a -.dot template file from Word 2003 to Word 2010

I have been taking over the responsibility for development of a toolbar that was originally developed for Word 2003. The toolbar resides in the file MyTemplate.dot (Word 2003) and has been developed ...
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Adjust vertical space between paragraphs in Word 2003

The spacing between paragraphs in Word 2003 is too large. I wish to reduce it to between 4 and 8pt. Things I've tried: Format/Paragraph (can only increase the spacing) Format/Styles and formatting, ...
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Word find/replace: add space to postal code with wildcards

Using the “Find and Replace” dialog in Microsoft Word 2003, I want to search a list of addresses for postal codes (Canadian) that do not have a space in them, e.g., M2N3X6 L4C2A9 K5G1S7 and put a ...
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How do I remove the printable area marks in Word 2003?

Suddenly, and without warning, Word 2003 has started displaying (what I think is) markers to indicate the printable area on a page. They can only be seen when you are in the "Print Layout" view and ...
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Can I insert a diagram/image into a part protected word 2003 document

I have worked out how to part protect a document however I am wanting to be able to insert a diagram/image into the unprotected section NOT comments. Is this possible?
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Remove MS word decorative line

I am working on a document, based on a template i received from a friend, which contained a decorative line at the bottom, as you can see in the picture. I have to delete that particular line to ...
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Table of contents formatting

I have a Table of Contents in my MS Word document, and I am struggling to get the numbering right, as when the numbering of the sections goes into double digits, the indentation of the section titles ...
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Word 2003 crashed and I've lost my file

I was working with a document located on USB. Suddenly word 2003 crashed and I've lost my file. only in the folder "recent" there is a trace left by which seems to contain less information. I've tried ...
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Opening Office 2010 (.docx) file in Office 2003 on Win2K Machine with Compatibility Pack Installed

I work for an organization that has a fairly old server running some critical apps. We have a road map to move these applications to a new server, but have to support the existing one for the time ...
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Pictures in square moving back in Word 2003

I have a few pages in which I have a lot of text, and 2 textboxes per page and 2 pictures. I have set the picture layout to Square so my text will wrap around it. I've added a header and footer, and ...
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Scrolling in Microsoft Word 2003

I used to be able to scroll through my Word-document by dragging the vertical scrollbar and moving it up and down. The pages would glide along according on how I dragged the bar. Now, when I drag the ...
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Microsoft Word Document Versions

In Microsoft Word 2003, it was possible to store different Versions of a Document inside the Document itself (File -> Versions.. or check here -> Chapter Implementing Versions). Somehow, I'm missing ...
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How to convert Word track changes markup to document content?

I would like to edit a Word document with Track Changes on, and then save the document with the track changes markup as the actual document. For instance, deleted words should be in the final document ...
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how to remove or change background fills in all tables in a microsoft word document

I have a bunch of large documents, with many tables that have different and inconsistent fill styles - some of them are not readable in black and white when printed. I cannot change the background ...
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How to create a table with blank borders in Word 2003?

I cannot seem to find any way to create a table with blank borders in Word 2003. Is this possible, and if so, how?
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Get rid of gray brackets arond editable text in restricted Word docs

I'm trying to work out a problem in Word that I thought was simply a glitch from 2003 until we upgraded to 2010 and the problem persisted. For our corporate letterhead, we set up the template with ...
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Field-Code tables don't preview or print (Word-2003)

When I go to preview or print a Word 2003 document, the "table of contents", "table of figures" and the "table of tables", visible while editing in "Print Layout" mode, are suddenly replaced by their ...
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Word 2010 Macro shortcut using Normal.dotm

I have a macro that needs to be run from the shortcut button. I have added that shortcut in word 2003 & 2010 manually without breaking a sweat. Now in word 2003 if I add a shortcut it got saved in ...
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How do I prevent microsoft-word from prepending a space when pasting from clipboard?

When I cut and past a single word in word 2003 using the clipboard a space is "helpfully" prepended. How/where do I tell word to stop doing that? I suppose there is a configuration option, but I can't ...
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How to convert a MS Word 2003 file that contains a screen capture into an image?

My MS word file has a screen shot. I want to convert it into an image file and upload it on stackoverflow.com. Right now I am downloading GIMP for Windows XP. Can I do it easily through GIMP?. How do ...
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Small word document taking a long time to open in 2003

I have a 300kb word file that is taking 15+ seconds to load in word 2003. It seems fine in 2007 and 2010. How can I identify which part of the file is causing the slow down. PS. i found an article ...
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How to reset to default in Word 2003 the setting “Allow row to break across pages”?

MS Word MVPs suggesting creation of a table style, replacing the default one to have the rows broken across pages disallowed globally. Is there a step by step explanation?
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Copying and pasting in Word and Excel

I recently started having problem with pasting tables between Word documents and from Excel to Word. For some reasons it pastes table without frame, just disorganized text. It is very annoying because ...
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MS Word: Changing the Format of a Form Field Without Changing its Value

I have a document with text form fields that have already been filled in with values. They are formatted as type "number" with the number format "0". I want to change all the fields with the number ...
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Alt+O pressed, Format menu doesn't descend

I'm using Word 2003. (Not my choice!) The keyboard shortcuts work normally except that Alt+O highlights but does not open (descend) the Format menu. I have to use Alt+O, Enter, to open the Format menu....
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Word 2003 is ignoring mail merge delimiters

I have a flat file using the semi-colon as a delimiter. This is merged with a historic Word template that has been in use for years at our office. However, recently the template has started ignoring ...
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Creating a Protected Form in Word 2003 with Using Tab Keys to Move from Field to Field

I have created forms with several form fields in which users can enter text, and I would like users to be able to use the tab key to skip from one form field to the next without having to use their ...
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Exporting equations from Word 2010 to Word 97

I have a problem to save word document from word 2010 as a document of a word 97/2003, but equations are saved as figures and can not be edited. How to save word 2010 document as word 97/2010 ...
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Find location of an image in a Word 2003 document?

As per the title how can I find the image location of an image inserted in to a Word 2003 document?
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Does anyone have an original Word 2003 normal.dot file?

I'm running Microsoft Office XP Small Business which has Word 2003. I need to know what the Original Default settings were in normal.dot for Paragraph Formatting, specifically: Indentation: Special: ...
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Microsoft Excel file versions [duplicate]

We have a user here who uses Word 2003 and Excel 2003 as his primary tools. He needs to keep different versions of his files over the time so he can rollback to a previous version at any time. ...