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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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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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Word 2016: Using StyleRef for Heading #s in Header differently

I have a document that requires the heading to contain the item number (level 3 heading) that is being continued onto that page from the previous page. Using the Field insert and StyleRef, I can make ...
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Can I have two Heading 3 Styles with one having bold font numbers and the other with regular font numbers?

I need to have two separate Styles for Heading 3, one where the number and text are not bold and one where the number and title are bold. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. I have ...
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MS Word 2016 customize captions

Default caption and cross-reference is working fine, but it almost impossible to customize. For example - default is (depending on chapter): Figure 1 or Figure 2.1 I would like it something like: ...
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How to add Go to Endnote to Quick Access Toolbar QAT - Word 2016

When adding an endnote, after I type in the endnote, I want to return to add text where I earlier added the endnote. To do this, in the endnote, I right-click, then take the option Go to Endnote: "Go ...
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When saving a Word 2016 document, how can I automatically save a secondary copy at a specified location?

I use casework management software that I draft letters in, which it can then open up in Word for further editing or printing. The Word document is created in the background and stored remotely, so ...
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Macro changes functionality when assigned as button in Word 2016

When I create a SaveAs macro in Word 2016, it functions differently when I assign it to a command button on the ribbon (or on the quick access toolbar). Macro: Sub saveAs() Application....
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“Save As” Command Button in MS Word 2016?

I can't find any way to add a "Save As" command button to my Ribbon or Quick Access Toolbar. When I search through "All Commands" in the customization menu, there doesn't seem to be any "Save As" ...
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Word 2016: Heading 2 entries in Table of Contents are pixelated

I recently wrote a document using Word 2016 for Windows (7, 64-bit). I used a slightly modified version of the "Black & White (numbered)" Theme, where the primary changes are using Times New Roman ...
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Word 2016 separating multi digit footnotes on print

When printing a document in Word 2016 to PDF, multi digit numbers for footnotes get separated by the footnote text. So for a foot note that says 12 Source I'll end up with a footnote that says 1 ...
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Word 2016: Is there a way to make all first line paragraph indentations uniform throughout doc?

I'm editing a rather long document that has various spacing for first line indentation. I need to standardize it. Is there a way to do that without doing it manually for every single paragraph?
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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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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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Word 2016: How can I rename a data source file, without having to recreate the data connection?

I have a Word document, that is configured for mail merge. The data source for the mail merge, is a complicated Excel workbook, containing numerous queries and database connections. I need to rename ...
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Is there a way to configure a Word 2016 install to prevent proofing exceptions

I can find plenty of instructions on how to hide spelling errors within a specific document (Word Options->Proofing->Hide spelling errors in this document only). But I need to configure word to ...
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Check for uninserted cross-references

I am using cross-references in Microsoft Word 2016 to provide citations for my exam report, but I am unable to find an easy and handy way to check for any cross-references that I haven't inserted in ...
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How to show page numbers in Word document starting from specific page?

I'm using Microsoft Word 2016. I have a document. Paging starts from first page, but I need to show pages in footer only starting from specific page. I mean all pages are numerated, but page ...
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Casual place-markers in an MS Word document

Is there any way to quickly and informally add an unofficial place marker (bookmark) to an MS Word (2016) document? I find I want this so I can quickly mark where I am, drift off somewhere reading ...
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It is possible to generate date per page in MS Word?

I wanted to create a simple scheduling book for a month, per page has the date of a month. But I'm having a hard time putting the date manually in every page, so I wonder if there is a way to ...
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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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Header and footer not printing in Word 2016 with “Print drawings created in Word” checked

I have a Word 2016 document with headers and footers that do not print or show up on Print Preview. The "Print drawings created in Word" option under File | Options | Display is checked and no ...
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Word “when selecting, automatically select the entire word” option seems to make no difference

This is a matter of curiosity more than anything else. In Microsoft Word's Options (Advanced group) there is a setting named "When selecting, automatically select entire word". In the olden days I ...
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Why does Word 2016 remove Field Code switches in .odt?

When editing .odt files in Word 2016 using the { [REF] Bookmark [Switches ] } field code the document seems to work fine. For example referencing 1.2.3.4 Heading with { REF _Ref1234 \w } results in 1....
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Macro not running in Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac even though template is working

I can't seem to run the following macro: It gives me the following error message: However, my template seems to be in the correct place for Word 2016 on Mac: Also, the launch screen for Word 2016 ...
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How to stop unicode glyphs displaying as “emoji” in MS Word 2016

In Word 2010, typing (e.g.) Alt+1 or Alt+4 (using the Numpad) produces Unicode symbols for a smiley face or diamond symbol in the selected font – e.g. ☺ ♦ In Word 2016, these are now replaced with ...
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Can't delete space after a word in MS Word 2016

I have a Word document in which I cannot delete space after a certain word. The picture below shows the space I can't delete: When I try to delete it by placing the cursor after the word "are" on ...
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How to change individual cell heights in a table using Word 2016?

I would like to change the height of individual cells at various places in a table in word. I would like to do this to keep use of space minimum and better aesthetics. Since I am using cell shading (...
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Word 2016 - How to make collapsible section that's not visible in the navigation pane?

I have a docx file, and I would like to have some sections with collapsible parts. I can make it with Styles. I have to use a custom Style. At Modify Style->Format->Paragraph I have to use Level 1-9 ...
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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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How to insert line break in Word cross-reference

I have a cross-reference to heading text with a long heading, and I want to put a line break in the middle to make it more readable. What I tried: - Putting the cursor where I want the break and ...
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How to curve multiple lines in Word 2016?

In Word 2016, on Windows 10, I can curve one line of text by going to Format/WordArt Styles:Text Effects / Follow Path:Arch. However, if I insert more than one line of text, the letters run into ...
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Make an MS Word table autofit in height

I'm looking for a way to do the following in Microsoft Word 2016: I'm looking for a way to make a table (or a border) run for as long as the page is, regardless of the content. It has to fill all the ...
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Create TOC with PAGE # in left most column - not on right side of page

How to create table of contents with fields, so that page number is at beginning of line. For example: PAGE HEADING 1.....HEADING 2 Not HEADING 1......HEADING 2.......PAGE. I simply want the ...
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Office 2016 ribbon height inconsistency

This probably doesn't sound like a big deal to most people, but I recently installed Office 2016 on my home computer (after using Office 2010) as my university allows students to install it on up to 5 ...
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How to make Justify button in Word 2016 show menu for Justify Low, Medium and High (Image attached)

I was working on someone else's computer with Word 2016 installed and on their computer the Justify button looked like this: When I was back on my computer I saw my Word 2016's Justify button did not ...
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Booklet printing

How would I print a booklet in Word 2016? Do I have to do 4, 1 then 2, 3 or is the order printed automatically as some people have said. I am doing it for my project and I am making a book so will I ...
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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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how to mantain the protection in a XML?

i have a problem with a word XML. I have to protect many parts of the document (and i do that with the appropriate comand in the "review" section) but with a official plugin (that allow me to use the ...
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How to keep the equation editor centred as part of a list, without also centring the list numbers

I'm trying to type numbered lists of physics equations in Microsoft Word 2016, but cannot for the life of me get it to stop left justifying the equations and undoing my alignment at the equals sign. ...
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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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Word 2016 to pdf - ttf comes out as 72 dpi

I'm trying to convert a Word 2016 document to pdf. It is important that the entire document is in 300 dpi. However, some of the special fonts I use (otf) only have a resolution of 72 dpi when I ...
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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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Collaborative Word 2016 without onedrive or sharepoint

We have an internal network (not connected to the internet) that we want to use Microsoft Word 2016 to collaboratively edit documents. Is there any way to do this without having a SharePoint server?
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Word: Activate “Banded Columns” automatically

I am creating a Word-Template (.dotx). For tables the columns shall have alternating colors. So the function "Banded Columns" needs to be active. Is there a way to to activate this function ...
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Will Office 365 Home or Personal open old .doc, .dot and .xls files?

I currently have a cheap Office-365 Online subscription, which lets me use online versions of a.o. Word and Excel. (So far my experience with the online versions has been terrible; I've never ...
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How to prompt save dialogue of Word document when opening a template file?

I would like to have a save dialogue appear the first time I click on a template Word document (dotm) so that it has a suggested location (e.g. c:\temp) and document name/file ending (docx). I do have ...
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Insert PDF into Word document on PC without converting file format

I recently switched operating systems from a Mac to a PC. On a Mac, you can drag or insert PDFs into Word documents, and Word recognizes them as vector files. When I open those Word documents on my PC,...
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How to set a border for Word 2016 text and hold its fill color

I'm trying to set a border/outline to some text, but I don't get what I really want. I'd like to outline the whole text while preserving its white color. This is the sample text and current text ...
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How to add half a space beneath vertical bar?

I have two lines of text with a horizontal bar between them. I want half a space beneath the bar. So far I can only get half a space above the bar. I can do this by adjust line spacing to 1.5 I ...
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Word 2016 - Does Word always default back to a hanging indent?

Every time I type a new paragraph in a new document, Word 2016 always defaults back to a hanging indent, and so every time I will have to turn off the indent by right clicking, Paragraph... > ...