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Questions tagged [microsoft-word-2016]

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Pressing Enter Key gives space instead of newline

I'm currently working on a word document, however right now though I have this weird error where my cursor floats to the right about 2 spaces after I hit Enter instead of going to a new line. If I ...
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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 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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Word 2016 on PC - margin transition between pages

How do I create a document where the first page has a margin settings that is different to all other pages. The difficult part here is that the solution MUST respect the margins of the 2nd page as ...
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MS Word customizing caption text

I'd like to customize figure captions, basically what I want: when inserting a new caption (right click on picture > insert > caption) I'd like to have a caption like this: 1. abra my text comes here ...
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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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Microsoft Word – break line with hyphen for a single word

I am using a Macbook and would like to break a single word on my document using a hyphen. Manual hyphenation is not asking me about the word I am trying to hyphenate: 'components'. I want to break ...
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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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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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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 ...
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'New Window' greyed out in Word

When using Microsoft Word 365 I can sometimes open two instances of the same document. View > New Window These are both live views of the same document. i.e. when making changes on one window, ...
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MS Word Pro 2016 wildcard detailed description

Is there a MS Word Pro 2016 wildcard detailed description available? The only descriptions from Microsoft that I can find describe only the basic syntax with a few simple examples. The basic syntax is ...
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WORD header using conditional field code ( e.g. with IF & StyleRef)

My Word document has the headings with numbering and numbering begins with Chapter 1, 2,3 omitting ToC(Table of Content), i.e.: Table of Content 1 Chapter One 1.1 Subchapter one ... 2 Chapter Two ...
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(PC) Word 2016 page numbering

Main body of the document has multiple sections, numbered 'page X of Y', and then have enclosures at the end that are numbered separately. These enclosures throw off the {numpages} total for the main ...
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How to add caption to a top-and-bottom wrapped image? [duplicate]

I have a two column document where I want to insert an image spanning across the two columns. I figured that one way to do this is to wrap the text "Top and Bottom" around the image. However, as ...
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Word 2016: Captions and cross references not working properly with Ctrl+A, F9 to update numbering

Inserting captions and cross references works fine. I insert a caption for a figure and apply my style for that caption title and insert the cross reference. Things go haywire with Ctrl+A, F9 to ...
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How can I require a user to complete document tags before saving the document?

I am trying to create a standard template for meeting papers with the individual elements populated by a userform when the template document is opened. There are three things that I am struggling to ...
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Recover Word Document after deleting Recovery Files

I forgot to save my Word Document overnight and the computer shut down. Upon re-opening, Word asked me if I want to keep the Recovery Files. I clicked No. Is there any chance I can still recover my ...
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Add comments on left side in Word

I'm a student trying to create a Word template displaying comments on the left side of the page on even page number and on the right side on odd page number. I don't know if this is possible.
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MS Word 2019 crashes while recording macros

I installed MS Word 2019 and I tried to record a macro, but program crashed and closed down. I repaired installation, and I enabled macros in "options" and trust center but problem persists. Anybody ...
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Convert tracked changes to highlighted (continued)

is there a line we could add to the following VBA routine in order to highlight one letter before and one letter after all deleted text, so that when all changes are accepted, we can still visualize ...
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Why does my table style change when I move to a new section of my document?

I've inherited a gigantic document with lots of tabulated data. I created a custom table style, and applied it to all tables within a section of my document. I move onto the next section to apply ...
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Embedded PDF in Word only appears as icon

I want a one-page PDF to appear in a Word 2016 document. I used Insert --> Object --> Text From File, without checking "Display as Icon". And yet, it displays as an icon. Isn't it possible to have ...
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Cross reference should display name not number

I am working with cross reference in Word. I created a numbered list of hyperlinked files. In the body of my document, I make various references back to the numbered item and it shows the number from ...
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How to remove the paragraph symbol when using two tables in two independent columns

My question is about Microsoft Word version 2016, but I am open to a solution on other versions or even a workaround. For my own purposes, I would like to be able to use two distinct tables in two ...
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Word 2016 Converting single column table to comma-delimited

I'm constantly having to replace ^p with , in Word 2016 because I can't get it to convert to comma separated values. I think it's a bug; I don't think I'm doing something wrong with converting table ...
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How to get page numbering in order?

I am writing a handbook and have section breaks to make the page numbers stay in order with the blank pages that are in the document. When I go to print the pages are not in order page 1 is 4 and 2 is ...
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No space between ms word numbering and some but not all headers [duplicate]

I'm using numbering list, however, on some of the headers I get no space between the numbering and the headers. I've included an image in which you can see how there is no space between 2.8 Laravel ...
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How do you group a picture and a table in Word 2016?

I am working through an issue with graphics that need to be translated in Word but I cannot change the original image. Is there a way to layer a table over a graphic and keep them locked together? ...
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Convert Equation Editor Equation to Plain Text?

I have a Word Document with some text and Equation Editor equations that needs to be pasted into AutoCAD. AutoCAD doesn't support Equation Editor (or LaTex) objects in a MTEXT field. Is there a way ...
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Loss of “From Clipboard…” option from “Change Picture” command in MS Word 2016

I just got a new computer from my employer with Microsoft Word Pro Plus 2016 installed. I noticed that the "Change Picture..." options have changed since my previous version of Word. The change: ...
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Spaces between characters is funky in linked or embedded documents in Word 2016 for Mac

In Word 2016 for Mac, when I create two documents ("A" and "B"), the character spacing in both documents is good. But when I link or embed Document B into Document A, the spacing between characters in ...
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Word renames heading 1,Heading 2, and Heading 3 styles when inserted as a quick part

I am running Office 365, Word 2016. I have a document which I use a source for a quick part. The heading styles in the source document are Heading 1, Heading 2 and Heading 3 as per normal. I save the ...
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Merging citations

In MS Word 2016, is there a way to create multiple citations that will appear within a single set of brackets, i.e. using IEEE style? For example [1-3] instead of [1][2][3].
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Is it possible to allow users to change the font of a document in Microsoft Word but not the content?

I am using Microsoft Word 2016 on Windows 8.1. I would like to lock the text of a document against editing, but allow users to change the font to whatever they want (or pre-set styles if 'anything ...
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Should I use “Title” or “Heading 1” style for chapter title in Word 2016 document?

In my current document I've done two things: Customised the "Heading 1/2/3/..." and "Title" styles. Defined a new multi-level list style to use my customised "Heading x" and "Title" styles so that ...
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edit and comment on a word document in a discernible way for another person

There is a word document sent from a friend who asked me to correct grammar mistakes and vocabulary mistakes in it. I want the end result to be a word document with totally visible and easily ...
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Word image from web downloaded twice on refresh

I am working on a server (NanoHTTPD) in Java, which publishes an image. The image is then intended to be loaded into MS Word, where is already an Image object, which gets reloaded by hitting F9. It ...
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Warnier-Orr diagrams in MS word: aligning Math cases and stacks

I'm trying to design some Warnier-Orr diagrams using MS word 2016 and Math options. Using the "cases and stacks" brackets (Math Design tab, brackets menu, scroll down) it should be easy. However, ...
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Word 2013: How to have a different heading in the navigation pane

I've created a word document with lots of headings in the pages and these headings show up very well in the navigation pane. The issue is I have a cover page as the document's first page, I want the ...
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Missing Email Toolbar

I have a few older Word documents with the following toolbar showing. If I save them in Office 2016 the toolbar is hidden and I do not know how to restore it. Since I did not create the original ...
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Printing on colored letterhead with black and white printer

I have colored letterheads with header and footer in word format and physical printed page. I want to feed the colored letterhead to the black and white printer and print on letterhead. For that I'...
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Find and replace plain text with merge field in Word

I have an email template that currently has tokens like [[cost]]. However, I am now transitioning to using formal merge fields, which look like «cost». I have the old format at lot in this template, ...
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Missing table header caused by soft page break

I am working with a large table in Word 2016, and I have the first line of the table set to repeat as a header row. This is working perfectly except on one page, which contains the first portion of a ...
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Moving image below vertically centered text pushes text up

I have created a document in Word 2016. My title page is horizontally and vertically centered, with a section break (next page). I have pictures that I want to put on my title page, above and below ...
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Multilevel list formatting problems, promotion/demotion remove numbering

When I attempt to modify a multilevel list, by promoting or demoting sections, the numbering formatting goes away for the section and any subsections underneath it. I have to go up and click on ...
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MS Word style cannot set particular font size

I have an MS Word document with a paragraph style. It has font size set to 10pt. However, when I apply it to the text in the document (which has size of 12pt), the font size of this text does not ...
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Option Button properties dialog not showing

My co-worker is able to insert a radio button (Option Button) using the Developer tab. The Design Mode and Properties options are both "live" (not greyed out). However, when she clicks on the ...
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Insert only figure number, without label, via cross reference in word

I have figures with names such as "Figure A-1". I want to insert in the table of content the A-1 part, without the label Figure. In cross-references, there are options including the whole caption, and ...
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how can I create a multilevel list that start numbering from heading 2?

I'm working on my thesis(Dissertation), I have used a multilevel list for my headings each chapter, it works fine and I'm satisfied with it. By default MS Word creates a multilevel list automatically ...