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Questions tagged [microsoft-word-2016]

This tag should be used for questions about installation, use and troubleshooting of Microsoft Word 2016. Recommendations for purchase of, or opinions about said software are off topic.

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How do I show the page margin in Word 2016?

Using Word 2016 (and apparently 2013, and 365), there is no longer an option for showing a page's text boundaries. Rather it defaults to essentially paragraph boundaries. How can I get my page's ...
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Tab leader not showing for long headings in Word 2016

I am using Table of Content (TOC) to automatically put headings into a TOC. The tab leaders are the dots between heading and page number. When the headings are longer than 1 line, the tab leaders are ...
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Word 2016 - Table of Figures Missing Entries

I have a large word document with quite a few tables and figures. I have created a List of Tables and a List of Figures, but both of them are missing quite a few captions. For each Figure and Table, I ...
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Word 2016 - keep Portrait orientation of a page but have landscape-oriented table?

I'm writing my dissertation and I have a particularly large table in the attachment section which stretches over several pages vertically and fits just about right horizontally when in landscape. The ...
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VBA 'insert file' not including contents of content controls from source document

I have a VBA form for word 2016. In this 'Main Document' I can select other word documents to insert at the cursor point into my document. The docs include mapped content controls, and I find that ...
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VLOOKUP equivalent for ms-word: help to auto-populate cells in a table

I would like to be able to enter information in the first cell of a row, and for Word to auto-populate the other cells in that row with pre-determined data. At present, the cells in the first column ...
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Table shading in Word leaves text with unwanted white background

I am using Word 2016 on Windows 10. I cannot get rid of the white background for text when I apply shading to specific table cells, as you can see below: The shading is applied to the cell, but ...
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Endnote X9 duplicates page numbers when using in-text temporary citations

A reference like (Denison, 1990, p. 22) when converted to an unformatted citation is normally {Denison, 1990 #14@22}. The problem is when I "Update citations & Bibliography," the page number is ...
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Why can't I draw horizontal/vertical lines in Word 2016?

I am trying to draw a simple diagram consisting of a few boxes with some texts inside and some arrows connecting them... I recall this being trivial in earlier versions of Word. But now I have Word ...
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In Word (Office 365), option to enter own correction in spell check is not available

When running spell check in previous versions of word, it was very easy to enter the correct spelling of a word if it was not one of the recommended words listed. You could then apply that change to ...
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MS Word : How can I force a paragraph to stick with previous paragraph

I am often writing bulleted lists in word documents. They are always preceded by an introductory paragraph with a colon at the end of it. I would like to force the list to stick with the previous ...
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Create PDF showing only legal black bar markup in Word 2016

The question is the same of this old one, but related to Word 2016. I want to "create PDF showing only legal black bar markup: [...] my goal is to produce a PDF that only has the vertical bar in the ...
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Can I add Restricted Editing by group, instead of individual users?

I am using Microsoft Word 2016 on Windows 8.1. My issue pertains to Restricted Editing in Word but I guess it applies to the Edit Ranges in Excel too. I have several documents with restricted editing ...
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How can I insert the original matched pattern (OLD STRING) into the result (NEW STRING) Using Microsoft Word's Find/Replace Feature?

Microsoft Word's find/replace feature seems like it is many-to-one. Suppose that we have a word document numbers surrounded by parentheses, such as (6) and we want to remove the parentheses and place ...
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Using “No-Width Optional Break” by Ctrl+Space shortcut key changes the font

After Microsoft making last update on my PC 10 hours ago, When I'm typing my text in word 2016, after using any Shortcut Key in my text such as "No-Width Optional Break" with Ctrl+Space Shortcut Key, ...
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Word undo stack corruption (it behaves like a “redo stack”!)

Since a few days the undo stack (list of actions that can be redone) in every Word document behaves in a strange way. Just clicking the undo arrow is working correctly. Also the screen tip text which ...
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Word hyphenation feature is not available

When opening a Document in Word 2016, I always get the following error message Word hyphenation feature is not available. Run the Microsoft Office Setup program, install this feature an then try ...
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change single page to landscape without breaking section

I am using MS Word 2016 to write a book. I have multiple chapters divided by section breaks. Now, within one section, when I try to change orientation of just a single page to landscape, it is ...
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Show Theme Names in MS Word

I am using Microsoft Word 2016. I have added some custom themes, but I can't see the name of these themes unless I hover over it. Is there a way to show its name, so it is easy to select them. ...
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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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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 do I install Vancouver style for Word 2016?

How do I install Vancouver style for Word 2016? I've found a YouTube video instructing the user to search online for a 'Vancouver.xsl' file, but this vague instruction seems a way to introduce viruses ...
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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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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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How do you apply the table style of a table to another?

I have a publisher's sample Word document containing a table in a particular style. I have an existing table in my document that is in the standard plain Word format. I'm trying to apply the publisher'...
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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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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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Microsoft Word Stuck in Save As Loop

I have a Microsoft Word document that is populated with content controls including repeating section content controls (~600 total). Filling forms editing restrictions are in place on the document. ...
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Changes to text are applied to all parts with that style

I have a Word template that uses several font styles. I have a body style, which I use for my text in the document and occasionally I need to put certain parts in Bold, Italic, ... and everytime I do ...
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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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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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Keeping comments in Word after deleting associated text

I'm using the newest version of Microsoft Word (2017) and want the comments in the review pane to remain. Every time I delete the text that comment relates to, the comment disappears entirely. How do ...
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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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How to insert a determinant in MS Word?

I want to insert a 3x3 determinant in MS Word but find any option for doing so under equations. I searched the web but could not find any site that deals with this. How do i insert a determinant in MS ...
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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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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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Change formatting of specific numbered list item in MS Word

In a numbered list in MS Word, how can I customize style just for one number? Like this: List item List item <= other color, other size List item List item Note: What I do not mean, is changing ...
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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 ...