Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange
Make your voice heard. Take the 2019 Developer Survey now

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.

0
votes
1answer
196 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
253 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
181 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
123 views

Copy Table from Excel to Word - Use Destination Styles fails

I can't Paste tables from Excel into Word with the option "Use Destination Styles" anymore. The table disappears in Word. I have tried launching Excel and Word in safe mode but the result is the ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Microsoft Word - Margins for MS-Dos Text File

We run a DOS based database program. We are using vDos (plug: great program for those who need 16 bit DOS support on a 64 bit OS). Instead of printing direct to a printer (LPT1, LPT2, etc) we print to ...
0
votes
2answers
254 views

Resize issue of WordArt in Word 2016 (MS Office Professional Plus 2016)?

I cannot resize the text in Word Art visually (i.e., by the GUI) in Word 2016.  When I resize the text Word Art by click and dragging the box corner, it only increases the outer box size and not text ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

How can I embed specific cells or cell ranges from an existing excel workbook file into MS Word

This article explains how to embed an existing Excel Workbook as an object into Ms Word: https://helpdeskgeek.com/office-tips/embed-an-excel-worksheet-into-word/ I have a workbook with multiple ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Margin before or after a table

I'm trying to find a way to properly enforce margins around tables in Word 2016 without success. By default when you insert a paragraph after a table there will be no margin between the two, and ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

MSWord 2016 returning multiple words with <*> wildcard search

I am working in an API reference document, and I need to edit a large number of lines in 1 shot. The lines all look like int/void/string App* and I need to edit them all to say "int App*". I wrote a ...
0
votes
0answers
87 views

MS Word hyperlink to heading goes wrongly to table of contents

I have a document with a Table of Contents automatically created from headings. Within the body of the doc, I'm trying to hyperlink to several of these headings that are the basis of the TOC. In the ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

Is there a way to get rid of these extra line in this cell with an image?

I have marked the issue with red boxes: I seem to be unable to get rid of this extra line. Is there any way to achieve that? I only need those pictures in this table and these extra line make the ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

How to keep a word in a same line in Office Word?

I am not sure what I have done, but apparently the Word is separating a word when they are too long to keep in a same line, instead of putting the whole word into a new line. I have also checked my ...
0
votes
3answers
659 views

Word Find and Replace ZERO-WIDTH-SPACE (ZWSP, U+200B)

I have pasted some text in my document with ZERO-WIDTH-SPACEs (ZWSP, U+200B) in it, and I'd like to remove them. However, I can't seem to paste it into the Word Find and Replace box and there doesn't ...
-1
votes
1answer
32 views

What fonts were used to type the followingquestion paper in MS Word? [closed]

What fonts were used to type the followingquestion paper in MS Word?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Table of Contents based on numbered lists

I have a large document formatted with lists (numbered items) and I need to create a table of content based on these lists. The problem is that there is no heading style used so regular TOC doesn't ...
0
votes
0answers
232 views

PDF - Open hyperlinks in new window

In Microsoft Word (2016), when we create Hyperlinks, we can give the Target frame as New Window. Then every time we click on it, it will open the URL in new window. However, after we export the word ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

How to reset/restore preferences in Word 2016?

I was trying to see the compared documents side by side (using review, compare, compare). I accidentarly close one windows and I don't know how to restore that. I close Word and reopen it but stills ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

How to go to next difference when comparing documents in Word 2016?

I'm comparing two very similar documents using review, compare, compare. Word shows me both but I do not see how to jump to each differences. How can I jump to next difference? I'm using Word 2016
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Add keyboard shortcut in Microsoft Word to open context menu

I've been using Visual Studio very frequently as of late, and I'm very used to pressing ALT+ENTER to bring up the Intellisense context menu. However, Intellisense is (unfortunately) not included with ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Configuring MetaData fields in Word 2016

The template I have made has the "Author" field however our Word accounts are synced with our Global "Outlook Contact" so when the person is signed opens it, they pull in the Email address instead of ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

I turned on change tracking in Microsoft Word 2016 but new text isn't underlined

I opened a document in MS Word 2016 and turned on change tracking, but when I type new text, it isn't underlined as I would expect. I see a vertical red bar on the left, but I want to see all new text ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Word 2016 Letterhead Template

I have a letterhead template and I need the first page left margin to be smaller than subsequent pages. Is there a way to do this? Even willing to use VBA to get it accomplished. I need first page ...
0
votes
0answers
352 views

Removing space in caption (MS Word)

I am adding a custom caption label in Word 2016. Let's say I call it Table S, pertaining to all the supplementary tables. To do so, I go to Insert Caption > New Label, and type it there. Thus, new ...
1
vote
2answers
9k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
698 views

How do I remove or disable downloadable fonts in Microsoft Word and Excel?

I have a Microsoft Office 365 subscription. In Microsoft Word 2016 and Microsoft Excel 2016 the font drop-down menu in the Font section of the Home ribbon includes cloud fonts that can be downloaded ...
0
votes
0answers
82 views

Decrease Indent not working on Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac

In certain documents, when i indent a bullet point the following things happen. Any further attempts to create a new bulleted list return me to the same level of indentation (even after use of ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

How to create a list that looks like a chart legend?

I'm trying to describe the different parts of an image (here, the Sublime Text interface) I've highlighted multiple zones of it with colored rectangles I'm now trying to define what's in each of ...
0
votes
0answers
342 views

Change default paste setting to unformatted text in Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac

For some inexplicable reason, when I copy text from a browser and paste it into a word document it decides that I want to retain the html formatting. Obviously no human being would want this, so I ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

How can I prevent Table Columns from 'Locking' with kither Table Columns?

I am currently creating a Table, in Microsoft 2016. Whenever I create a new row, there are times where I will 'draw' in a new Column. The Column is inserted, without a problem. Where I am ...
0
votes
0answers
118 views

Border Around Text and Image

I have a few paragraphs of text in a .docx file which I framed with outside borders. I then added a picture between two lines of text inside the borders, set its text wrapping to square and moved it ...
0
votes
0answers
360 views

Unable to update List of Tables and List of Figures in MS - Word 2016

I am working on a Report in MS - Word 2016. I have created a Table of Content(ToC) from Page 1 - Page 5 and from Page 6 - Page 7 I've created a List of Figures and List of Tables. The ToC will ...
0
votes
1answer
119 views

words 2016 as default instead of words 2013

I have two version of Microsoft words 2013 and 2016, the reason I got both version somehow when I upgrade to words 2016 , the 2013 version is not deleted. so every default words (.docx) files still ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

How to disassociate MS Word paragraph from Headings?

I am currently doing text conversion work, and I encountered this scenario where I can't disassociate a paragraph of text from the Heading. What I mean to say is this - Heading 2 Content. This is ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Hide Word bookmarks on exported PDF but keep the links functional

I want to export Word document to PDF and HTML: PDF bookmarks should be created based on both headings and Word bookmarks, but Word bookmarks should not be shown on on the PDF viewer's bookmark tree. ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

How to change specific table in Word 2016 using VBA

I'm just start using VBA because I want to arrange the width of my table. After 2 hours I found this one works for me but the Document.Tables will apply this to all tables in document. Sub ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

MS Word 2016 Headings & Multi List numbering

I would like to create the following multi-level list on MS Word 2016, where based on the heading number, the second number after "StandardText" will be the same. An example: I searched through ...
0
votes
1answer
134 views

Remove extra space above and below large text

I have large text, like this: As you can see, when I highlight the text, Word automatically adds space above and below the text (marked in red). How can I get rid of this extra spacing? My line ...
27
votes
5answers
7k views

Why exactly can't Microsoft Word close if there's a dialogue box open?

I occasionally get the error that Word gives when trying to close a document with another dialogue box open but I've never been able to figure out why it happens.
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Remove extra padding above large text in Microsoft Word

I have a large text at the top of my document (font size 36). Because the font is so large, Word adds extra padding/space above and below the text. This makes the page margin at the top look ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

How do I paste an image from Geometer's Sketchpad into Word 2016 on Mac?

I can easily copy and paste a drawing from Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP) into Word 2011 and then resize the image as needed. However when I try to do this in Word 2016, the image does not paste, even ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

Style of header gone wild: colors do not change

I have a Word document and I'm very happy with the number format (x.x.x.) which is applied automatically with the level of the headers. Since my document is about to get finished content-wise, I ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

How to disable autocomplete in Microsoft Word for Mac search strings

I just upgraded from Word for Mac 2011 to Word 2016/365. I am working on a MacBook Pro (2015, pre-touchbar) running Sierra. I am already mourning the loss of my project-specific customized floating ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

How to sort by date modified ascending ALWAYS in Microsoft Office programs?

I want to fix the sort order when I save e.g. a word document so that I always see most recently edited files at the top. How do you force Microsoft Office programs (e.g. Microsoft Word 2016) to ...
3
votes
0answers
545 views

In Word 2016, can I hide resolved comments when printing markup?

We use Track Changes and comments extensively - with anywhere from 2-10 people working on a single, large document. We would like to periodically print a list of just the comments to review open/...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

Customising Word to check house style grammar

My organisation has recently published a lengthy document explaining our new house style and branding. I am looking for a way to check whether Word 2016 documents comply with the guidelines. I ...