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Use default tab stop in a table of content in MS Word 2016

I'm using MS Word 2016 on Windows 10. I've created a table of content with a TOC field code, and with default tab stops to 20 mm before the text (and after the numbering) for the level 2 of the TOC. I ...
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How to save/export a Word file (.docx) as a single HTML page? [duplicate]

I am using Word 2016. I want to save (export) a Word (.docx) document as a single HTML page. How can I do this
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Working with links in Word for Mac

I work with documents with a ton of links in Microsoft Word for Mac. Is there a setting so that the default is that when you click on the link, it edits the text instead of following it. When I was ...
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Multiple versions of a Word document in the same file

Waaaay back long ago when Microsoft Word allowed us to save multiple versions of a document in the same file, I did that. Years later, I've upgraded to Office 2021, and now I want to get those earlier ...
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Is there a way to make two parts of the document linked? So that if I change one part of the document the other automatically updates?

I am building a template, where the wording is important. And even more important, that the wording is used in the exact same way in another section of the document. (in the review) I know with the ...
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Stuck on thumbnails - MS Word

I'm trying to see full page view in MS Word (MS Subscription apps for Enterprise version) but it's grayed out under the View menu and only Thumbnails is available.
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How to export MS word citation source

My MS word has some problem, So I wanted to reinstall it, and the citations sources exist in References -> citations & bibliography -> Manage Sources are important to me, so can I save them ...
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Format only hyperlinked cross references in Word 365

How can I format only hyperlinked cross references in a Word document without a macro? I would like them to be formatted in the typical link style: blue and underlined. What I tried I found this page ...
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How do I prevent pictures stacking when I insert them into word?

I regularly have to insert pictures into word. I used to be able to use the 'insert pictures' option and word would position the pictures one after the other expanding the document the required ...
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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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Using MS-Word to produce end-user software documentation as HTML

Is it possible to use Word to produce an online software manual saved as HTML? I need to write a manual for a large software system and was looking at something like Docsy to write the online ...
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Change text direction to "left to right" in word 2016 by default

I've tried all the possible ways I've seen in this forum from adding "left to right" from options in word, to "paragraph left to right". The first one did a good job to convert all ...
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Microsoft Word won't restart numbered list (abc formatting)

Using Microsoft Word 2016, I want to restart the highlight below instead of c to a. Right clicking it, selecting "Set Numbering Value", "Set value to: a", nothing happens at all. ...
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How do I insert/add text within a multilevel list for the body?

I am beyond frustrated with this issue, and cannot seem to find any resources online to help with this seemingly simple issue: How do I insert or add text within a multilevel list? I am trying to ...
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Word 2016: total page numbers of multiple sections

I am writing a document, which has cover page, contents pages, many chapters, and appendix. I put "odd section break" to contents, every chapters and appendix. To make page numbering, I ...
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Office Unable to open hyperlink because of no application associated

I have a problem with word unable to open an hyperlink. The error message I get is "Unable to open https://link...index.php?some_other_information. No application is associated to this file."...
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Replacing equation with superscript in word

I want to replace all the into inside my Word 2016. I tried changing all the equations into linear and used replace but it show the error ^' is not valid. My assumption is superscript style is not ...
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MS Word: How to display header on first page only?

I inherited a one-page MS Word doc with letterhead. In future, the content could run to two pages. How can I set up the header to appear on the first page only? I'm working in Word 2016. First off, I ...
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Bottom Quotation Marks are not being printed (Font: Spectral)

this is a very unique question. I am using the font "Spectral" a free font by google fonts (Spectral - Google Fonts) in Microsoft Word (2016). I use quotation marks starting with a bottom ...
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Microsoft Word auto update included image

I want to paste a big image into page one of a word document. Then I want to copy the same image to page two and crop it (so it only shows a section of the image). I hope to achieve that if the big ...
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How to add numbered suffixes in MS Word doc?

I have a few headings spread through out an MS Word document. I would like these headings numbered so that if I remove one, add a new one etc the rest adjust accordingly just like a numbered list. The ...
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How to create three different indexes within a same Microsoft Word document?

Sorry for this, probably, simple question. I'm creating a word document for which I have to add three different indexes: (1) Figures, (2) Tables and (3) Content (in this order). So far, I have been ...
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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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Is it possible to make the “My list has” sort option to store the latest selected value?

I have tables with header in my Word document. When I need to sort a column in a table I make the following steps: select the column, go to Layout > Data > Sort. When the "Sort" dialog ...
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Suddenly can't open password protected .docx files in Word desktop app and web app

Screenshot File is stored in OneDrive. I created it before. It's not stored in SharePoint. Other docx files without password protection from Word open successfully. Any help would be awesome!
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Word document is corrupted, weird characters shown on Notepad, can I recover it?

After opening the file: After clicking Yes Content in Notepad Content in Notepad (2) Tried all four methods of this part of the troubleshooting guide from Microsoft. None worked. Any help would be ...
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Can I do a auto-expanding group in Word, and create it in VBA?

In my (technical) document I have a few blocks (warning/ tip/ note etc), similar to admonitions. A sample is below. At the moment, they are created manually : a grouped block of a shape, a text field, ...
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How to get "new" Figure/Table labels to retain linked Heading Style in Word 2016

I have a Word 2016 template (for this purpose, we'll call it Template 1) in which I have defined a multi-level list for use in appendices linked to Headings 7, 8, and 9 (Appendix A, A.1, A.1.1, ...
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Cannot change default language in MS Word

I have tried many way but Word just refuse to change its default proofing language. This is the screen shot. As you can see, the Normal style was selected. the language in Normal Style is Vietnamese. ...
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Issue with mail merge rejecting high-content rows

I have a mail merge creating word documents from a (macro-enabled) workbook of 77 columns (two sheets - one for dropping raw data into and another that does some cleanup before the mail merge). I ...
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How to fix uneven space between words in Microsoft Word 2016?

I have 8 pages of paragraphs with uneven space between words, I mean, sometimes one, sometimes two or three spaces between words. The uneven space intervals were originated from a macro fro word that ...
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How to disable popping up "Convert File" dialog while opening .rtf documents?

When I trying to open a Rich Text Format document (*.rtf) the following dialog is appearing: How to open *.rtf files without showing this "Convert File" dialog? Version: Microsoft Word 2016....
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How can you make "cross-referenced" "numbered items" in Word update when referencing paragraph numbers -- manually is perfectly fine?

I have a voluminous text in Word 2016 on my MacBook Air M1 that has plenty of paragraph numbers and the final number of each will not be certain until nearly the very end of the process of drafting ...
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Word, Make Style Match "Based On" Style

I am trying to build a proper Table of contents in Word and would like to show 5 levels. I have a problem in that my TOC 5 has a bunch of customizations in it, and no matter what I do I can not get it ...
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Can't add "Space before paragraph" at the first paragraph on the second page in MS Word

I am using MS Word 2016 version. I can't add "Space before paragraph" on the first paragraph of the second page. But if I press "Enter" before the paragraph, then I can add "...
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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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Animation in Word

I found a tutorial to add animations to texts in Word 97. Is the feature still available in the latest version? If yes, please tell me where I can find it.
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Autocorrect (or macro) for general case: uuu,u to uuuu,

Example: I like thi,s I am hoping for a macro or autocorrect that does not require me to manually enter every word. I can’t find any information on replacing items for the general case. Thanks in ...
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Table default font size

I have multiple tables in my document. By default they use "Normal" style for any texts inside. However, while I keep my paragraph font size 14, I want to use font size 12 inside tables by ...
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Microsoft Word 365 Content Controls Tab Order in Text Box

I am trying to create a template with content control fields and some text boxes in fixed positions using the newest Microsoft Word 365. The content controls themselves work fine but when using the ...
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Eliminate Windows 10 Word startup screen

The Word startup screen is a nuisance. Every time a different folder is to be accessed, one has to waste time going through the startup screen. In Excel Options, I was able to eliminate its startup ...
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Quickly inserting columns to many locations in a Word document at once

I have a multiple choice exam I've written in MS Word 2016 with the following question format: 1. Question text that is usually long enough to cross the entire page A. Answer Choice 1 B. Answer ...
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How to Retain Font Weights when Exporting Word Doc to PDF?

I'm trying to imitated LateX style typesetting in word by using a this word template. The main issue is that when exporting as a PDF, some of the bolded text appears as regular (Computer Modern Family ...
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Microsoft Word - Replace date created field with date printed on print

I've been unable so far to find a solution to this. I need to find a way to replace the date created field with date printed when someone tries to print the document. To make it more of a challenge, I ...
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MS Word (Office 2016) Insert Hyperlink -- Certain Letter Keys Not Working

I'm inserting hyperlinks to authors' names to link them to their respective entries in my References list. All entries have been bookmarked. When I open Insert Hyperlink I see the list of bookmarks, ...
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Overlapping lists with equal hierarchy in Microsoft Word

With Microsoft Word (I am using 2016), is it possible to have overlapping blocks automatically numbered independently of one another ? I currently do this with lists, basically having to separate ...
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Change default style of next paragraph after heading

As I wrote up a document with lots of headings, on different levels divided by Heading 1, Heading 2 and Heading 3, I initially was bothered by how after each Heading 1 and Heading 2, which I always ...
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Bookmark link (OLE_LINK) constnatly breaks in a Word doc stored in OneDrive/SharePoint

In my Word doc I have a "Content Control Drop-down List" and a link to that list that is set to automatically update when the value in the list changes (might be an XY problem, but it's the ...
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Specific font showing Thai characters in Word fonts dropdown list

In Microsoft Word, some fonts show a few characters of non-latin text next to the font name, in the dropdown list (see image below). What is that? Why is it here at all? สวัสดี apparently means "...
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