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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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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.
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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 ...
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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 can I set the orientation of a single page in a multi-page document in Word 2007-2010?

How can I rotate (or insert) a single page into an Office Word document that is oriented differently that the other pages? I know this can be done. I've seen in done in Word 2003 and older documents ...
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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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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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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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How to stop Microsoft Word from opening file in readonly mode

When I open a file from a network folder, Word always opens it in readonly mode. How to stop Office from doing this. I want it to just open it as normal and I don't need office to do any security ...
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In Word how do I fix a missing top border on a nested table

In Word I have a table with another table in one of its cells however the nested table is missing its top border. How can I make it appear? I do have all the borders switched on for the nested table. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Word count for only section of document

I know it is possible to add a word count field (NUMCOUNT) to a document to create a dynamic word count, but is it possible to limit the word count to only a section of the document? I need a ...
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Word 2016 - Check spelling without checking grammar

In Word 2016, how do I check spelling without checking grammar? I am virtually never interested in checking the grammar of my documents. When I look in the Review pane, I only find the choice ...
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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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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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Word 2016: paragraph spacing not working - paragraph stuck to page top

I have a title line sentence (1-line paragraph) "Chapter 2: Literature Review" that needs to have a 72 pt paragraph spacing before the line. The line starts on a new page following a page break from ...
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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/...
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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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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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In Word, how can I invert/reverse rows in a table?

I need invert or reverse the entire rows in table overhead, so that: the two rows in each colour swap positions with the other of the same colour. the table descends from 4 to 1 (instead of 1 to 4 ...
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Find and replace plain text with merge field in Word

I have an email template that currently has tokens like [[cost]]. However, I am now transitioning to using formal merge fields, which look like «cost». I have the old format at lot in this template, ...
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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: 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 to print Microsoft Word's gridlines?

I am trying to print gridlines in Microsoft Word. The gridlines are shown in the document, but I can't print them. They become invisible when print them. Here is what I am trying to print: If I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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MS Word footnotes skip numbers when using Track Changes

I'm using MS Word's "Track changes" functionality to edit an academic article with a lot of footnotes. The issue I'm running into is more of a 'feature' than a bug but I'm not sure how to approach it: ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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In Microsoft Word, can I show Heading1 > Heading2 breadcrumb navigation in the header/footer?

In Microsoft Word (2016), I want to be able to specify a header with a sort of breadcrumb navigation showing the previous titles / heading text, to give the reader an overview of where you are in the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 to make numbering right-to-left in footnotes in Microsoft Word

When using footnotes in Microsoft Word in 2 columns, the numbering will be from left to right. I'm using Word 2016 (and the problem also appears in other versions) like the problem here: http://...
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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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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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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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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 ...