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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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Hide footer on page one if 2nd page is created

I want to make an template in word 2010, where the footer on the first page should disappear, if I have enough text to reach the 2nd page. The footer on the 2nd page should be different from the ...
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MS Word 2016 Fillable forms

I am creating an MS Word 2016 doc with Fillable Form and I am stuck here. I have an field where I want to enter only the digit. I also want to limit the length of the phone number to 10 character. If ...
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Why does Word 2016 create a huge file when exported to pdf?

I have 15 MB Word file that creates a 55 MB when exported through Acrobat. We cannot figure out why this is happening. How can I fix this?
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Apply Superscript to all decimal digits appearing after a certain string?

Suppose I have a string in Microsoft Word 2016 like this: 道过存在Al2V3和Al50V50这两Al20种 Now I want to select all decimal digit after Al like and apply Superscript formatting to those digits? I think I ...
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How to align text vertically?

I have a line of code in my doc: See how it's all the way at the top and left of the available space? I'd like to have it centered vertically and horizontally within this space, something like this:...
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Are there still Legacy dialog boxes in Word 2016

I found most of the old style dialog boxes inside Word 2013 for Save, Open, Print, Spelling, ect, and open most them with macros like "Dialogs(wdDialogFilePrint).Show" Does Word 2016 still have them? ...
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Numbering in Word 2016 is always in English, even for Arabic documents

I have a problem with numbered lists in Word 2016, no matter what the text is, the numbered lists is always in English. It's only transformed to Arabic when I make the numerals "Hindi", but this is ...
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How can I create a style that will ONLY switch off spell-check

As a developer I often wish to paste code into my documents. Modern IDE's also provide copy/paste facilities to also copy the syntax highlighting. Sadly Word then chooses to spell-check the code with ...
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How do I configure a Word template so it changes the font of a pre-existing document?

I’m trying to configure a Word 2016 template (Template.dotm) in such a way that it will change the font of all Normal-style text when attached to a pre-existing document. Currently, the template I’m ...
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Word Spacing Makes Bottom Margin Too Big

I want my bottom margin to be exactly one inch, but my double spacing settings adds a bit of space after the text on top of the 1" margin, extending the bottom margin too far. How can I prevent this?
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Repeat a text box on every Word page

I'm building a template to be used by teachers to create their exams. I want to have a text box on the left of every page, where the scores for each exercise can be typed. Apparently the master page ...
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Set heading top margin Word 2016

I have requirements to set heading margin from top to 7,3 cm and that heading should start from new page. If I modify heading style -> paragraph -> spacing: before it only works when there is ...
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MS Word 2016 can´t open .doc files

When i try open a word file(2003 or 2007) in Word 2016 show me special characters like @#?=?$@... according different blogs and forums an a possible solution is open the file with Libre Office and ...
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How can I change the order of items in a bibligoraphy?

I have a Microsoft Word 2016 document to which I have added a bibliography section (References > Bibliography > Bibliography), currently in IEEE style (like me some square brackets!). I have added 3 ...
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Is there a way to create lists of TBDs and TBCs in Microsoft Word?

I need to create a list or table of TBD (To Be Defined) and TBC (To Be Confirmed) items in Microsoft Word. Usage would be as follows: In some part of the document I will write something like: The ...
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How can I make gradient background to a text in Word 2016?

Is it possible to make gradient color as a background to some text like this:
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How to save Microsoft Word document formatting as a template?

So, basically, I'll make a copy of the current document. I want the text replaced by text boxes (or equivalents), but whatever I type in that text box must retain the formatting of the original text. ...
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How do I determine the name of a table style in Microsoft Word?

Running Word 2016. I have a Word document that already contains a table of a certain style. I've gone through the list of table styles, but I can't find this style in the list. I was under the ...
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How do I move individual letters up and down?

Let's say I have the word cake and I want to move the "a" higher and the "e" lower (about 1pt each). Is there any way to shift them up and down without messing with the paragraph settings (which ...
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Word 2016: How to align equations on the = sign when equations are in a column in a table

So, when I have a series of equations each on their own line in "display" mode, I can usually select them all and click "align on =" which horizontally aligns all of the equations at the = sign. I am ...
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How do I populate a list from a repeating section content control form field in word 2016?

So I have a repeating section content control (RSCC) with two text content controls in it. One is a plain text content control for the name of an item, and one is a rich text content control for a ...
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Why won't the '&=' command in equation editor, Word 2016, work?

The two top equations: what I actually write. The two lowest: What word produces When I press 'shift+enter' after each line, the '&' dissappears, and the equations should align at '=', and this ...
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How to correct the numeration in different sections in Microsoft Word 2016?

I am writing a very big article using Microsoft Word 2016, almost 600 pages, but now, in the second section, only in this one, the page number continues the numeration of the previous section and I ...
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Keep formatting in Word when moving to differently formatted text

Can you do something along the lines of: something I just typed already typed text Being able to move from "something I just typed" to "already typed text" and keeping the boldness.
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How to add a curly brace under numbers to separate sections in a number

I am in the process of writing a report, and wish to add a feature like the one shown below to differentiate between sections of a number. I am using Microsoft Word 2016, on Windows 10. Is this ...
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Word 2016 typing 'iDIN?' toggles caps-lock and changes capitalization

I'm writing a report in Word 2016 (Office 365 ProPlus, version 16.0.6741.2963) and every time I type the string 'iDIN?' it automatically gets converted to 'Idin?' and it toggles my caps-lock. At first ...
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How do I treat a block of text as if it were a figure?

I'm writing an article on software development, and frequently want to insert a block of code that look something like this: public static void RegisterBundles(BundleCollection bundles) { bundles....
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What type of horizontal line is this in Microsoft Word?

This line goes across the page in a Word document and I do not know how to replicate it without copying and pasting. Here is what it looks like: It acts like as if it is a margin when you hover over ...
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How to select U.S. Letter (8 1/2“ by 11”) paper size setting in the Word 2016?

The journal requires the page size in U.S. Letter (8 1/2" by 11"). But how to change to this size? I could not find the settings in the picture below. Word 2016 settings for paper size
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How to change the default Word 2016 style to 97-03

How can I set the default Style in Word 2013/2016 to match the default Style in Word 2003? When moving from 2003 to 2007, Microsoft Word's default Style was changed: In Word 2007 and 2010 there was ...
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Green Highlighted Text in Word 2016

I created a word document at home, and edited some of it at school, then at school saved the document to my OneDrive. Now that I have got home from school and loaded up the document from my OneDrive,...
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Why does Word think there's Italian in a document that shouldn't contain any?

When some documents are opened in word there is the warning MISSING PROOFING TOOLS this document contains text in Italian (Italy) which isn't being proofed. The only option is "never show again"...
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Why has my employer's Word 2010 started insisting that there's an issue with my .doc files?

When I asked my original question, I was advised to ask this part of it as a separate question. I regularly write reports for my employer, and email them through. I write the reports in Word 2016 for ...
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Disable auto-hide of scrollbar in Word 2016

Word 2016 hides the vertical scrollbar after a few seconds of inactivity. As soon as I move the mouse cursor it appears again but it disappears again after a moment. When it's hidden I can't see how ...
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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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Mac Word 2016 - How do I keep the changes of image size?

In Word 2016 on El Capitan, I've changed the size of many screenshot images, each different. I did this by selecting the image, right clicking, using the Size and Position option, and selecting a ...
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Is it possible to move a comment in Word?

There is a comment on a picture in a Word document. Now I want to update the picture, but keep the comment. So I have to move the comment from the picture to a text. Is this possible? If yes, how?
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Possible to automate italics for first word of paragraph?

I'm doing transcription of a recording, and the style guide is that I start each paragraph with the speaker's name in italics with a colon after it, then tab over to 1.5" and their speech is not in ...
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How can I universalise changes to Styles in one Word document, to all Word documents?

I need Style changes to be achieved automatically in all other Word documents. Per my screenshot beneath, I selected 'New documents based on this template', but changes to Styles still involve only ...
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Code background from Visual Studio

I want to paste some code in my Word document from Visual Studio 2016, but the text has a white background. For readability I want to keep the formatting and the colors of the code. When I try to ...
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Word 2016 file displays lines (not borders) between paragraphs in Edit mode only - how to turn it off?

A file created in 2010 and saved to 2016 now displays squiggly lines between every paragraph (see graphic). The lines display in Edit mode, whether working with a file created in a previous version ...
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Update same text in ten documents easy?

I am using Microsoft Word in 2016. I have ten documents with same header, text in the beginning and text in the end. The text in the middle of the dokument is custom for each document. I do not want ...
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Microsoft Word Ruler Markers

I noticed there was this black arrow in the ruler for one of my word documents which I see occasionally. This black arrow gives no information when you hover over it with the mouse, but it seems to be ...
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Word does not let me edit images using Photoshop (anymore)

Lately, whenever I try to edit an image using Image Object > Edit the following message appears: The program used to create this object is Photoshop. The program is either not installed on your ...
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Word 2016: Define New Number Format dialog

I'm trying to add a multi-level numbering Style in Word 2016. The Define New Number Format dialog (see image) appears to enable this. But how does it work? The text box to enter a style functions ...
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How to draw diagram in MS Word 2016?

I want to draw a diagram for my office work. But , I cant find out the option.Kindly let me know the way to draw diagram on MS Word 2016.
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Collaborate on Microsoft Word 2016 documents with real-time co-authoring on Mac

Real-time co-authoring is a new feature of Microsoft Word 2016: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Collaborate-on-Word-documents-with-real-time-co-authoring-7dd3040c-3f30-4fdd-bab0-8586492a1f1d ...
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How can I unlock a paragraph when co-authoring a Word document?

I've never encountered this before upgrading to Office 2016, so it may be related. A coworker edited a paragraph in a Word document that is on a Sharepoint server, but then saved the change and closed ...
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Word 2016 Text Vertically center in cell

As seen in the picture, why would text NOT vertically centered? What's the problem? OS: Windows 7 SP1 X64 Office 2016 Word X64 both in English
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Having some text align left and other align right, in same line

In Word 2016 is there a way to align the first portion of text to the left, then the next part to the right? For example I used tab to accomplish the bellow, but it doesn't work very well and would ...