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How do I create a "primed" list in MS Word with no automatic apostrophes?

I have a 2013 MS Word document with a list like (a) kangaroos (b) camels I would like to add an additional list to my document, with the item letters distinguished from those of the first list using ...
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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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Tell MS Word to ignore a block of text

Is there a way designate a block of text that Word should ignore and not change or do anything to? I have a macro which removes multiple periods and all the extra and double-spaces in the entire ...
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Insertion point cursor jumping up and down as I type

Sometimes while I’m typing in Word I find the toothpick cursor jumping up and down as I type. I think it often happens after I’ve pasted a graphic in a document. It also often goes away if I close and ...
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Why startup switch won't run macro

I'm trying to create a Windows that runs a macro after Word starts. I can't figure out why the following doesn't work. "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\WINWORD.EXE" /...
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MS Word Captions of Figures, Tables, Equations are not transferred in "insert Caption drop down list" when file is opened in another computer

I prepared a MS-Word document in Office 2013. All the Figures, Captions of all the Tables and Equations are properly inserted and crossed referred in the document. The list of Tables and List of ...
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Office 2013, 2016 QATs remove padding at right

Can anyone help with how to remove the blank padding at right of the QATs? This is happening in both Word and Excel, 2013 and 2016.
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The draw tab is not available on my Microsoft Word 2013 even in the customize ribbon. How can I add/access draw?

The draw feature is not available on my Microsoft 2013, even under the customize ribbon. How can I add/access the draw feature?
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Find temperatures with AQS

I want to find all the files with temperatures in the forties, 40 degrees, 42 degrees, 43 degrees, ect… When I use the # wildcard character and search for 4# degrees, I get what I want, but also a ...
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Way to expand a Word autocorrect shortcut without typing a space or puntuation

I sometimes want insert and expand an autocorrect shortcut leaving the cursor after it and without adding any of the usual triggers, ie a space or punctuation. If there isn't a built in way, I'll just ...
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How do I tighten up the space between the bullet and the text in a list and save it in the Bullet Library?

I believe there is too much space between the bullet and text when I apply bullets to a list of text with the Bullet Library button. Since applying bullets to text appears to also apply a hanging ...
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What is the formatting shown on the ribbon (Home tab, Font section), pertain to, at any given insertion point?

I have the following hyperlinked, superscripted text for reference citation note: (23) When I select the first character in the brackets (2), the Font section on the Home ribbon reads Segoe UI, 9, ...
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How to place variable in word document

I have a word document that I use repeatedly but need to change one phrase that appears appears more than once in the document. Is there a way to make this phrase a variable and update it once instead ...
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What on earth is Microsoft Word wildcard search * replace doing in this case?

I'm trying to get Microsoft Word wildcard search and replace to add <b> on either side of blocks of bold-formatted characters. I've tried many things, none of which have done quite what I need, ...
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Some Microsoft Word review comments are displayed in a popup instead of in the Markup Area when viewing "Simple Markup"

I am running Microsoft Word 2013. I received a Word document (docx format) that has a lot of review comments in it. I am using the "Previous" and "Next" buttons on the Review tab ...
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Word: How to link data from Excel (as plaintext)?

I have Excel table with some data and want this data to be linked in Word. BUT only data (no-formatting). So embeding an Excel object doen't work for me. Thank you for suggestions! Example Excel ...
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How to see values of for dynamic segments like Insert Caption instead of their formulas?

When I insert caption or any formula fields I am seeing like this: {SEQ Fig. \*ARABIC} instead of Fig. 1. This is for all the dynamic segments(I do not know the correct terminology) of the word like ...
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Creating multiple copies of text box in ms word

I have one textbox in a word document and want to fill that text box with different content for each page. For example if I write the following list A, B, C then I want word to create 3 pages similar ...
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How can MS Word 2013 still remember my last cursor point?

I really amazed how can MS Word 2013 still remember my last cursor point ? I deleted the document but I downloaded the document from my email inbox still it remembers where I left off. I know Vlc ...
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Keyboard shortcut for enabling margins' gridlines in Word 2013?

Weird lines appeared in my .docx documents, when I open them in Word 2013: I know what those are and how to get rid of them. Here I am asking, how did I get them in the first place? Because I am ...
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How can I access my own Word templates in Word 2013?

I am using my very own Word and PowerPoint templates and store them in %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Templates. In Word 2007 accessing them was as easy as eating a cookie. In Word 2010 this is made a bit more ...
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Is there a logic to the file name Word 2013 suggests on first save from the documents text?

The first time I save a document in Word 2013 it grabs some words from the beginning of the document to suggest as a file name. Sometimes it's one word, sometimes several. I can't see a pattern to ...
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Can’t create new file in Word 13 [closed]

When I select file new, there is no cursor or end of document marker. No menu options work. I can open an existing document and it works fine. Just can’t create a new one. Anyone seen this before? ...
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Word 2013 - How to create two multiple-level within one line?

I want to create two multiple-level within one line, I'm using word 2016. It's like this: A.1 (B.1). Heading 1 A.1.1 (B.1.1) Heading 2 A.2 (B.2). Heading 1 A.2.1 (B.2.1) Heading 2 I've tried ...
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Detect all words belonging to a different language

I have a long technical text in Spanish. There a many words in English inside the text, because the terms are not normally translated. I want to make all of them cursive, as it's mandated by Spanish ...
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Word: Replace text around a given string between two nearest paragraph marks

Using Word 2013 ... Say I have a document that has lots of instances of similar but not exactly the same text between paragraph marks, like so: text text text ¶ somethingXYZsomething¶ text text ...
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REF field omits nbsp in formatting

I'm trying to cross-refer a figure and apply some simple formatting to the cross-reference like this: ...as shown in Fig._{ REF _Ref30011011 \# "0,_c" \h }. which should result in ...as shown in ...
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Word cross-reference to only number in figure

Adding a Figure caption to an image in a text, I Include the chapter number in the caption, so it would look something like that: The problem has been addressed many times before, such as here or ...
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Custom variable in Word document

I have a software manual in MS Word whose content (mainly text) changes slightly depending on some factors. I'd like to do something like the following which uses Field codes: { IF manual_version = ...
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Generating multiple versions of a document from a single MS Word doc

How I do conditionally remove content from an MS word document in order to produce different versions of it? Ideally, I would like to set a flag somewhere to do this and then "mark" the content. EDIT:...
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word 2013 header numbering in disorder - heal by copy/paste

Using office words since a few decades, I miss robustness in hierarchical header numbering since 2010. Every now an then, but more than expected, the hierarchical header numbering of headers gets ...
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How add heading numbering ms-word?

I want to create a format for my equation that is like this: But i am struggle at giving numbering like that. I have google it many times but can't find any solution fit to me. I have explored "...
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Word 2013 form tab issue

I will make a formular in word. The user should be able to tab trough the form by keyboard. The use of arrow keys will be a nice goody but is not necessary. I created a simple sample form looks like ...
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How do I add existing templates to Word 2019?

Word 2019 --- My attempts include: 1) Options -> Add-ins -> Manage: Templates -> Go -> place check on my templates 2) Options -> Advanced -> General -> File Locations -> User Templates -> Modify -> ...
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Word shading text not working for spaces before line break

In Word Home>Paragraph>Shading, I would like to shade scripts similar to what we have for in-line quote in Stack exchange /home/xxx/ I realized that if the shading is just before line break, I ...
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MS Word 2013 - What style is applied to pasted images?

I'm using Word 2013, and I paste graphs and figures from Excel as images so I don't have to mess with formatting afterwards. What Style applies to these? My issue is that there's too much space ...
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Keep caption together with table when table is in different section

I've a requirement to format table into two columns, but keep its caption in one column. It works generally well if I add a continuous section break between them. The only issue is when only the ...
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How do I stop Word 2013 from removing the page break that I enter between the Table of Contents and the body when I update all references?

When I update all references in my document (by pressing Ctrl + A, then pressing F9), Microsoft Word 2013 removes the page break that I had entered after the Table of Contents. Sometimes it does this,...
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Manually created Figure/Table labels in Word not showing up in List of Figures and List of Tables

I am having difficulty getting all my captions to show in Figure and Table lists in Word 2013. I have a 400+ page document with multiple Appendices. The Appendices titles are set up using a multilevel ...
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"Your margins are pretty small..." errors when printing

On sending to print I receive the following message: Your margins are pretty small. Some of your content might be cut off when you print. Do you still want to print? I don't know why it appears. ...
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MS Word 2013 - Is it possible to not include headings 3 and 4 in the outline/table of contents

I'd like to set page breaks to certain styles that apply to section headings, but I don't want those headings to appear in the outline/table of contents. There's just too many of them and it would ...
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Automatic reordering of citations in Word 2013 IEEE style

I'm currently working on my physics report in Word 2013 for Windows 10. I'm required to use the IEEE citation style and I want to have my bibliography ordered based on the order with which citations ...
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Is there a way to increase the padding for a border around an equation in MS Word?

Is there a way to increase the padding for a border around an equation in MS Word? I know I can change border padding around a paragraph block, but I can't figure out how (or if it's possible) to do ...
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Word suddenly using relative path for hyperlinks

Until recently, a fellow Word 2013 user was having no trouble inserting hyperlinks with absolute paths into documents. The Insert Hyperlink dialog looked like this: Now, without changing any options, ...
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Is it possible to monitor and copy the content of a section in MS Word?

I need to aggregate the content of several subsections further down in a separate section of a MS Word document. The copied content should update with the original content being edited. Basically, I ...
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How do I edit a word in a Word TOC to be different from how it appears on the chapter page?

I have created an automatic TOC in Word 2013. My chapter titles are styled to fit the design of the opening page of the chapter ("one", all lower case, written out). In the TOC itself, I would like it ...
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Compiling thesis chapters in microsoft word

I am used to the Latex typesetting where in writing my thesis, I partitioned my thesis into the various chapters and in the end used the \include keyword to compile all my chapters into the master ...
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How to auto number across two columns in a table

The normal auto numbering is row by row just like the above one, how can I make it column by column like the following? I did the second one manually, because I don't know how to do it automatically. ...
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How to show Word Header and Footer in Web layout view?

In Word 2013 or Word 2016, how does one view the header and footer in the Web layout view? I see it in the Print layout view. That's no problem. But no such luck in the Web layout view? Was the Web ...
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How to make a paragraph NOT wrap around an image in Word 2013

If I have an image with some text wrapping around it, how can I set a paragraph/style to NOT wrap around the image. See image below: The "text wrapping break" doesn't quite work for two reasons: I ...
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