Questions tagged [microsoft-word-2016]

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disable or change ribbon keytips shortcut on word 2016

When I am typing on word and I want to change the language of keyboard several times with 'alt'+'shift' keys. But it is very annoying because when I press 'alt' key It shows ribbon keytips. I want to ...
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How does word attach templates for different users?

If I create a word template that I put in the standard template location: C:\Users[ACCOUNT_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates If I then send this to a friend to store in their templates ...
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Word “EditPaste” command is broken

I have run into a weird problem in Microsoft Word, where the Paste command (EditPaste) stopped working. The clipboard in general works, I can copy text, and I can also use other paste commands in ...
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Changing page orientation in Word alters page numbers

I'm trying to fix some formatting in a document which has been created in my favourite programme, MS Word. The document contains two pages in the middle (pages 55 and 56) which need to be in ...
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Word 2016 breaks words with superscript symbols from the “phonetic extensions” unicode block

I'm using superscript letters from the "phonetic extensions" unicode block (U+1d2c through U+1d61) in scholarly transliteration in a Word 2016 document. Unfortunately, Word keeps treating these ...
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How to delete (and prevent) extra headers from appearing in Word while modifying a template

I downloaded a resume template for word and started modifying it to suit my preferences. But for some reason, whenever i try to modify the contents of the first-page header, a new header pops up in ...
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How can I reference and display the contents of a cell in an Excel document with a Word document, keeping the reference path relative?

I wish to reference and display the contents of a single cell in an Excel document in a Word document, but keep the path to the Excel document from the Word document relative. The folder containing ...
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Word 2016: How to reference a property of an external document?

I want to include a property of an external word document from within a word document. The property of the external doc is subject to regular change. There's information available on how to include ...
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How can I avoid multilevel list styles disappearing if no lists currently exist in the document content

My multi-level lists keep disappearing Some context: I'm really struggling with multi-level lists and maybe I'm doing something fundamentally wrong. Every page of advice that I've read (and I've ...
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disable atomatic text options changes in word 2016

Often when writing a document, either by moving the cursor from current text to a different part of the text, or when I change between languages in the text, word will change the text settings on it's ...
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Why is “Pens” option greyed out in my Word 2016?

Oh and I checked out the "Customise Ribbons" tab too. I don't have a "Draw" option at all.
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Strange border in Microsoft Word file that doesn't go away

I opened a pdf file in Microsoft Word (Office 2016, it automatically converts the file to .docx format) which had no page borders in it. After finishing a few edits, I further exported the word file ...
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Copy cell data from MS Word table to Excel based on value of cell

I have a rather large Word questionnaire. It has several similar irregular (meaning some rows have merged cells and some do not) tables in it. I need to read each table for 3 specific values and take ...
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How do I insert multiple images into Word in order?

Is there a way to control the order in which Word 2016 copies in a set of images into a document? If I select a set of images in Windows Explorer, and drag them into my document, they are not copied ...
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Endless Save Loop in MS Word on Mac

I am currently writing a project report in Microsoft Word but it is not allowing me to save the document. When I cmd-S to save, the save dialog opens, and then re-opens each time I try to save the ...
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Variable-width non-breaking space in Word 2016 (including a possible solution)

I'm using Word 2016 to write articles that must keep certain words on the same line. Therefore, I work with a lot of non-breaking spaces. The articles eventually go to print (or PDF), meaning there ...
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WORD (2016) with Excel LINKS

I'm working with Word documents that may have hundreds of Links to Excel (e.g.LINK Excel.Sheet.12 D:\XYZ\Reports \Test_202002\A_Database.xlsx ……). If e.g. an Excel form another directory (e.g. D:\ABC\...
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MS Word Pro Plus 2016 - Table of Contents alignment - unlike any I have ever seen

I am having trouble with my TOC for a document and have tried all solutions I know of including clearing all formatting and copying from other headings/styles, alignment of tabs and indents, and ...
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Newlines as line breaks instead of new paragraphs

When I paste a simple bare text like this set1: 7-mild1_spatial-CV set2: 7-mild1_spatial-CV-noStarting var mean1 mean2 meanDif pairTtestP set1ge set2gt diffMin diffMax 1 ...
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MailMerge Word with MySQL database

I try to mailmerde a word document with Word 2016. I want to connect to a MySQL database. I have a connection using odcb32 and I use it frequently for other db applications. It also works from Excel. ...
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How do I change the heading numbering format partway through a document in Word 2016?

I have a document with multilevel heading numbering with numbers: 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1, etc. I'd like to change these to letters when I start with the appendices: A, B, C, etc. I've tried changing the ...
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How do I stop my bullet point appearing in bold?

In Word 2016, I have a Style for bullet points, and every time that style appears in a table it appears in Bold, even if the 'B' icon is not highlighted. Clicking it switched the Bold off instead of ...
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Flexible row height in a fixed table

I have a MS Word file (In Google Docs). Every page have the same table (I just created one for this demo purpose). Each page contains header, footer and contents (3 rows). I would like the table ...
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Office 2016 only: botched PDF output from Word

There seems to be a bug in Office 2016¹ affecting footnote numbers both in the text itself as well as in the footer. Loading the same .docx file in either Office 2010 or in LibreOffice 6 and then ...
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Microsoft Office Word Selected text is black

When I am selecting text in Office Word 365 it is black instead of grey. What is causing this? I am using Microsoft Office 365 Example image: What I've tried so far: Reinstalling Office Deleting ...
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How to remove/clear “Add space for underlines” in advanced MS Word options

Word 2016, in the Advanced Word Options, I checked "Add space for underlines" and now there are lines all over my document and I don't know how to remove them! Every Word doc I open now has lines ...
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Microsoft Word 2016/2019 - How to Disable ALL Proofing Suggestions (squibbly blue line - “remove extra space”)

How do I disable auto-correct functionality in Word 2016/2019? All the sites I check say the same thing. File->Options->Proofing -- uncheck everything. File->Options->Proofing->Autocorrect -- ...
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Pinning to Word Documents Windows 10

I recently and regrettably had to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and am having trouble with pinning a Word document onto the Word Document program (2016 version) on the task bar. Previous 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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Hiding a figure using IF field codes and fixing the automatic numbering of other figures in the document

My document has a number of figures which are automatically numbered. If I conditionally exclude one of the figures (by using something like { IF { DOCPROPERTY x } = 1 "actual figure goes here" "" }, ...
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Hiding sections using IF field code and properly updating the Table of Contents

My document has a number of collapsible sections and the table of contents is built automatically from them. The field code used for the ToC is { TOC \o "1-3" \h \z \u }. If I conditionally exclude ...
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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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Bulk insert images as file objects

I'm writing a report where a lot of evidence is summarised in text and supported by hundreds of accompanying screenshots which don't necessarily need to be seen but need to be available as an option. ...
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Microsoft word: How to display text outside a heading?

In Microsoft WORD 2016, how can we start adding text outside a Heading. For example, as shown below, I have a Heading1 whose content has three bulleted items. But, after those bulleted items, I want ...
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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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MS Word 365 Equation Numbering Formatting with Chapter Number

I am writing a document in there are equations, each of which should have the chapter number and the equation number (e.g., 2.1). I would prefer my equations remain in display mode, so I am using the ...
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Unable to Link MS Visio shape to specific MS Word document page (other than the 1st page)

I am using MS Office 2016 and Visio Professional. I created a process flow chart with 20+ shapes. I am now trying to create hyperlinks in Visio that will open to a specific page or paragraph in MS ...
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MS Word Bullets in styles disappearing in O365/2016

Similar to this old thread here, but new problem the last 6 months or so. Background: Everyone on the team uses Word 2016 (full local application) as part of our Enterprise O365 setup. Everyone is on ...
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How to change the shape of a page in Microsoft Word/Visio?

I was making a PDF file and wanted to end it abruptly by showing that the rest of the page was torn. I was planning to make the document in Word/Visio yet after many searches I wasn't able to find a ...
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Is there a way to automatically apply capitalization rules in MS Word?

In MS Word, is there a way to automatically capitalize titles or headlines, after one of the commonly used capitalization rules, like you can find them here: https://capitalizemytitle.com? The most ...
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Copying complex large text from word takes time

I have 5 paged Word doc. It has pages in landscape mode and has two column format. Also, it contains some tables, diagrams and equation inside and outside table. I wanted to copy the content of that ...
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MS Word: Proactively assign a specific style to all cross-references?

I found this great question/answer on retroactively applying a specific style to all cross-references in a document, but is there a way to define a cross-reference style proactively so that every time ...
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Word 2016 Header Link to Section

I am writing a project summary and want to have a header on each page to indicate the section and/or subsection that page includes. For example, a subsection spans a few pages and I want the reader to ...
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MS Word: remove “page break before” for one instance of heading?

I've got a heading level where I want a page break before each new section except for two instances of about a hundred. I'd like to avoid creating a new heading style for these exceptions. Is it ...
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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 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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Protecting parts of a document while still allowing footnotes in unprotected parts

I have document, with protected and unprotected parts varying between (questions are protected, space for answers is not, since it can vary in formats, size etc.). Is there are any way of protecting ...
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Every time I open Word 2016 I get the error Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable

Every time I open an existing document in Word 2016 on Windows 10 I get this error: Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable. I can edit the document fine, and ...
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Can't find the Custom Toolbar attached to Template Under Add-ins tab

I'm not very much familiar with custom Add-ins / custom toolbars attached to Microsoft Word documents. I need to modify one of the custom toolbar attached to the template, but I don't know how to ...

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