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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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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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Word and Outlook: automatically sent email messages using Word merged documents formatted as HTML email

We’re trying to do a mail merge in Word and have these merged Word documents sent out as e-mail messages. We have the mail merge working and formatted as HTML and can send them out as email. Now, we ...
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Helvetica Neue looks different in Microsoft Word 2016

I've installed Helvetica Neue on my computer because I really like sans serif fonts. It works fine on Google Docs and other websites, but when I try to use the font in Microsoft Word, it substitutes a ...
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How to put chapter numbers on separate line with different formatting?

I'm working on a Word template with different "chapters." The layout looks like this: Company logo page Cover page (document title) Cover letter TOC Chapter cover page (chapter number and heading 1) ...
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How to make the first sentence different from the rest of the paragraph in a list paragraph?

I would like to create a style for list paragraphs that I could apply to the other paragraphs of the document, instead of doing it manually for each one of them. I'd like to get it to look like this -...
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Synchronous Scrolling with three or more documents?

I am able to successfully do Synchronous Scrolling with two Word documents. However, I want to be able to scroll through three or more documents at once. How can I do that? You're only allowed to ...
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How do I copy editable Excel charts from a Word document without the software freezing?

I have a Microsoft Word 2016 document containing editable charts created in an Microsoft Excel 2016 spreadsheet on a Windows 7 PC. Both of these files were created by a contact in another ...
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Can I create editable text linked to other parts of the document?

I would like to create a text that I can reuse and edit anywhere in the document. Is this possible? Think of what I want to do as something similar to Insert > Quick Parts > Document Properties > ...
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How can Tabbing move text to the Tab Stop Position, instead of selecting next row in the table?

Please see the screenshot beneath. The titled question is for MS Word 2016. Following this answer's steps didn't solve the difficulty: It is the default behavior that all of the text will be ...
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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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“Keep with next” paragraph option when there's a section break

I have a document where headings are centred in the page, followed by text in two columns, followed by next heading not in a column, and again more text in two columns, and so on. The change from one ...
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MS Word Relative order of non-overlapping relatively aligned objects

In MS Word (2016 at least) you can align multiple objects (e.g. textboxes, tables, frames, drawing canvases, ...) relative to some feature like the page, column, or margin. If you tell each of them to ...
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Word 2013 and 2016 add Times New Roman to fontTable.xml when it isn't referenced

Reference: noto-example.docx In the referenced example, all fonts reference either Noto Sans or Noto Serif fonts. However, when saving the document, Word 2013 and 2016 both add Times New Roman to the ...
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When opening a file, Word slowly counts the pages before it is ready to work

When I open a file in Microsoft Word, Word does not open the whole file immediately, but loads one page after another. There is a small counter in the lower right corner of the file window in which ...
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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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Trying to make client-specific documents with a single master template

A bit of background: My company works with several clients that require we send them documents branded with their logos. For example, Company A will receive documents with headers, footers, and ...
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Switching heading numbering between sections

I would like to achive the following heading numbering in my document I. Test II. Test III. Test 1. Test 2. Test 2.1. Test 2.2. Test 3. Test IV. Test V. Test A. Test A.1. Test A.1.1. Test ...
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How to completely remove the margin of a Word document?

So I'm trying to design a Christmas letter and I just can't figure out how to truly remove the margin at the top and bottom. It's technically probably not a margin. I've already set the margin in the ...
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Custom Date Format in Microsoft Word 2016

I would like to be able to insert a date format in Microsoft Word that is not included in the list of existing formats. Specifically, I want this format: DD th day of Month, YYYY
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Track changes in Word 2016

In Microsoft Word 2016, is there a way to configure the Track Changes feature so that it highlights in color the portions of text that have changed, but only shows the edited version of the text? My ...
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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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How to globally change language for comment text in Word 2016?

I am working collaboratively on Word documents with a colleague from Iran. He has set the document proofing language to English, but the default system language associated with the document is still ...
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Word 2016 - How to have linked text in footers to update quickly but also have different page numbers in the footer

Edited question after resolution: I want different page numbers in each footer but I also want other additional text in the footer that must be the same on every page. How is that done? Here is a ...
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Multiple instances upon opening multiple Office Documents

Starting with Version 16.0.8625.2121 of Office (tested with Word and Excel) - when you select multiple documents in the Explorer and hit Enter to open them, you will end up with instances to the count ...
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How to copy data from a CSV file opened in Excel, into a Word table?

I'm using MS Office 2016, and I have a CSV file 2 columns, that I wish to copy into an existing table within Word, also with 2 columns, i.e. a 1 to 1 paste from Excel to Word, following with the ...
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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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Reset Styles in Word 2016

Is there a way to reset the Styles in Word 2016 to the factory defaults? I once edited a LibreOffice-created document in Word 2016 on my computer, and ever since then my Heading 2 and Heading 3 in ...
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How can I fix my figure numbers when I delete an image in Word 2016?

When I delete a captioned image in Word 2016 and then refresh the document using CTRL + A and F9 it updates the captions, but they are incorrect and give me duplicate figure numbers. This is before ...
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MS Word 2016 - how to use smart quotes in a locked template

To restrict the set of styles in a Word 16 template I locked the template. That disables various options, and I'm ok with that, but I need to enable the use of "smart" (curly) quotes and can't seem to ...
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Microsoft Word switches fonts when I switch input language

I am using Microsoft Word 2016 from my Office 365 subscription with the default template for new documents. When I type in English characters, they are put into the document using the correct default ...
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Setting paragraphs with no style to “Normal”

I have a document where a lot of paragraphs have no assigned style (as far as I can tell). They look like "Normal" paragraphs, except the "after" leading is not what I want. I can use Replace to find ...
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{page} variable in Word 2016 not updating in a formula

In a footer in Word 2016 (Windows 10), if I place {page} on its own, it updates correctly; however, if I place it in a formula like {={page}*2}}, it only displays the correct value on the first page ...
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How to permanently ignore a Proof Reading error in Microsoft Word 2016

Microsoft Word underlines (in blue) words that it thinks are grammatical errors. I want to ignore it, so when I do a "spelling and grammer check", I ignore those errors. This removes the line. ...
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Microsoft Word 2016: Footnote covering page number

I just encountered a strange formatting issue in Word 2016, a footnote is covering the page number (see below). Any recommendations? I can't Add blank lines at the end of the equation (Word ...
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Can I assign a keyboard shortcut to a basic keypress in MS Office?

Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to a basic keypress in MS Word? When I right click on the ribbon, select Customize the Ribbon, then under the left list find "Keyboard Shortcuts" and click ...
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Make Microsoft Word Display Individual Page Word Count

I don't know if this is possible to do - I haven't found any way of doing so yet (although someone mentioned it might be possible using a registery hack). I work on Microsoft Word pretty much all day ...
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Cannot remove box border

I've tried to see the "view" tab, but I don't think I see something relevant though, it was fine yesterday. I've tried "no border" but it still isn't removed.
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Table Captions with no Separator between heading and Table number (Word 2016)

I have a document which I would like the tables to follow the following format. Section 1.1 would have Tables 1.1A, 1.1B etc. However, Word does not have a 'no separator' option, so the tables have ...
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Removing shading from a text field in Microsoft Word 2016

I have a Microsoft Word document that has a weird background in some of the text fields that I can't figure out how to remove. I tried setting Shading to No Color and style Clear but it doesn't seem ...
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Format an arbitrary date in Word

I need to insert a specific date in Word and have it formatted with the name of the day in the form "Name of the Day, DD.MM.YYYY". If I change the date the name of the day would be change accordingly. ...
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Word corrupt rendering, contains part of interface

A couple of old documents have stopped rendering correctly on Word 2016 version 1708 (build 8431.2079) MSO (16.0.8431.2046) 32-bits. I also tested this on Word 2013 (15.0.4841.1000) MSO (15.0.4541....
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How do I format all hyperlinks in a Word document?

I have an MS Word document which has several links that don't show up as links. Hovering over the text shows the target URL, and if I right click to Edit Hyperlink, I can see the URL and the text ...
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Office 2016 can't change or set theme font

I'm experiencing a weird issue I'm hoping you can help me resolve. I've just formatted my PC and installed a clean version of Windows 10 as well as an Office 2016 64-bit from my O365 account. All ...
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Renumber Footnote for different sections in MS Word 2016

Software: MS Word 2016 I have a document with multiple sections and am unable to find how to renumber them. The instructions I find on Google pertain to earlier versions of MS Word. And they don't ...
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Microsoft WORD table merge cells issue

In my MS WORD 2016 document, if I merge two cells I loose the data from those two cells. Moreover, I'm unable to enter any data into those two cells - I cannot even enter mouse cursor into that merged ...
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Is it possible to build an appendix list in MS Word 2016 based on “items” throughout the document

I'm writing a document which is reviewing several aspects of an IT organisation. The document is loosely structured as follows 1. Area of Review 1.1 Sub Area of Review 1.1.1 Specific Topic ...
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Show 2nd level headlines in Word document header only if it exists in chapter

I have a Word document with three levels of headlines. They are formatted properly with the Headline 1-3 styles and are also automatically numbered as e.g. 1. first level, 2.3 second level or 4.5.6 ...
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MS Word : Priority management between table and paragraph styles

Within a table, some parameters can be set in both the table style and the paragraph style. How does Word manage priorities between those conflicting settings ? I made some tests and the rule seems ...
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Disable spell checking in Word 2016 for one single document

How can I disable the spell checking in Word 2016 for one single document only and not for all the others I'll open afterwards?
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How to remove paste overlay in Word 2016

Microsoft Office programs turn worse each new version. How to remove paste overlay which appears after paste in some random place and interfere working? I want to paste some text at each line and ...