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Word: Show page numbers to left of entries in Table of Contents

How can I create an automatic Table of Contents in Word in which the page numbers are shown to the left of the entries? Example: Page 1 – Introduction 3 – First Section 4 – First ...
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Word prints a non filled square filled black

My colleagues shared a word file, it contains a square (without fill) with some text in it. Computer A prints out is without any problem, computer B prints the square filled black (see picture) Same ...
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Word Override Table Formatting with Header Formatting

I'm trying to create a header format in word such that I can apply it to each table. So far, I have a header called "Table Header". For the most part, it works. For example, I can go into ...
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Word document has links to other docs in onedrive. How to make these documents accessible to others

Ive spent a lot of time on the report and didnt think of this up front. Now I realise that nobody can read my linked documents unless I manually create a shared link for each one and then edit the ...
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Cannot remove OneDrive files shared with links

I'm having a really frustrating problem with shared files in my OneDrive. I'm cleaning up some old files, and there are a few Word documents that I was sent using a link that I can't remove. They ...
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How to put Citation only the year with bracket in MS word [closed]

Example Excepted: Erion,(2021) and not (Erion,2021)
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Hardware acceleration is making Microsoft Word glitching and lagging (Video attached)

Hello, Microsoft Word is glitching so bad due to hardware acceleration being on. Unfortunately there is no option to turn it off neither the registry trick worked. Disabling HW acceleration from ...
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Microsoft Word deletes paragraphs from my manuscripts during OneCloud syncing. Is there a way to recover?

Background: I decided to write my manuscript for my novel in Microsoft Word, due to the quick start and apparent syncing possibilities (even from the smartphone). Now I write most of the time in ...
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Is it possible to set the space characters used around punctuation characters?

In France, there are multiple conventions related to spacing around punctuation characters. For example, some people and entities recommend using the narrow non-breaking space character before colons, ...
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Collaborate on a MS Word document while prohibiting Word online

I would like to share a MS Word doc with my colleagues to collaborate on. I shared the link using OneDrive. By default if someone open this link, it opens in Word Online, but the formatting is totally ...
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Word file with emoji results in bigger PDF file after export

I have updated my CV in Word by adding rating of my skills and used the star emoji (⭐) to categorize my skill by experience (i.e., by number of stars). My Word document size didn't increase that much ...
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MS Word: How to create a grid with many small checkboxes

Please check this image. I want to create the same template but I don’t know how to create this grid. I tried with a table 52x88 but it doesn‘t look good. Any other ideas?
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How to divide a Word doc into two Horizontal rows (1:3), such that I can have a text and its translation

There are many solutions to have 2 columns sidd by side for such a thing, and making the boundaries invisible. But I'm working on translating and having purport on a Text, so I need to divide the doc ...
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Why does pressing Ctrl + Q (align left in Spanish) on a paragraph that is already left aligned justify it?

In Spanish the keyboard shortcut to align the paragraph to the left is Ctrl+Q. I use the Normal style, whose alignment is left. Pressing Ctrl+Q on a left-aligned paragraph justifies it. I don't know ...
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"level to show in gallery" is not active in MS Word

I have a Word document that was created using MS Word 2013. Now, I am using MS Word 2021. I want to modify a list style I created previously when I was using MS Word 2013, but "level to show in ...
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How to convert a numbered list into a list with static ("unformatted") numbers that don't change automatically when the list is edited?

I often get Word documents converted from books in PDF format that have complicated nested chapter and chapter section numberings in the headers of the document, and I need to convert these numbered ...
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I've printed a two columns word document, but texts overlaps where columns meet, on paper

How to fix overlapping first column text over second when printing. I tried to go "wrap text in columns" but that doesn't seem to be an option. My file shows as no text overlap but when I ...
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Automatic use of another font instead of bold

I'm using Word 2021 and I've got a problem with the font family Computer Modern that I've installed myself. I've tried to uninstall it and download it from different sources without result. My problem ...
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Print a 120 page word document as 30 separate 4 page folded booklets

I have a 624 page document which is made of 156 separate 4 page documents. I want to print pages 1-4 as an A5 folded booklet (i.e. one sheet of A4 folded), then pages 5-8 as a folded booklet etc. to ...
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How to replace parentheses within parentheses with square brackets in Microsoft Word?

I have a bunch of citations in my documents that are within parentheses, like: (Susan Schreiner, Are You Alone Wise? The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ...
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How to add text to the end of each line in Microsoft Word ONLY IF that line contains a specific character

How can a specific character be added to the end of each line in Microsoft Word if that line contains only a specific character? For some reason, they appear in the wrong place at times. Before trying ...
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MS Word performance issues when editing large files

The problem: MS Word is very slow and freezes for a few minutes when editing large document [.DOCX] (1000+ pages). I've been unable to work on this document due to this issue for a couple of months ...
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Find/replace inside Word 2019 equations with formatting

I translated a German text that contains many equations with Fraktur symbols. Here is an example: Now I want to replace the symbols in the equations with the corresponding Latin letters, but also ...
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Word table formula with SEQ operators not working properly on one computer but fine on others

I'm trying to resolve an issue for a customer with a document that uses SEQ formula operators. I've created an invoice document template and the table uses some SEQ formula operators to calculate the ...
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How to print your word document with background color on mac?

I would like to print a word document with a background color on a macbook. The problem is that when I want to print the document it remains white. Here an example: And here the result when printing: ...
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How to clear persistent "Normal" style, after exporting from Google Docs

All right, this is really bugging me. I started a document in Google Docs and worked on it for several weeks. Finally needing some more advanced formatting options, I exported it to a Microsoft Word ....
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Mail Merge messing decimal places

When using an Excel spreadsheet as input to Word Mail Merge feature, the decimal places get all messed up: 8,1 becomes 8,0999999999999996 7,0 becomes just 7 (commas are the decimal separator, and ...
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Running a multiple word search macro in Word

So I'm running this macro to find and highlight multiple words at once. However, I want to set it to find only whole words as it currently finding letters within words and highlighting them. For ...
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MS Word - Converting a custom footnote to a continuous numbered footnote list

I have some footnotes that I am editing (on a Mac), which have cross-references to the footnote (so copying and pasting the footnote text into a newly inserted footnote is not really an option). How ...
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MS Word, how to manage the Headings in a document

In Word, I can press CTRL+F to go to Navigation, and then press the "Headings" tab in there to see section headings, which is quite useful. However, I noticed that not every heading was ...
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How to paste all PowerPoint slides to Word?

I need to paste all PowerPoint slides into a table in Word, but each slide must be in a separate block? Is this possible or must I copy and paste each slide on their own?
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How do I exhibit the character Ň (U+0147) in my Word 2010? Why the method described in the first paragraph below doesn't work for this character?

As far as I can understand, to exhibit a Unicode code point in Word, one should press the Alt key, followed by the character +  and the Unicode code point, both typed in the numeric keypad. That’s ...
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Word shows Print Preview but won't send anything to any printer, even a PDF writer [closed]

I edit or create a document in Word. I check the print preview which looks fine. When I select Print I just return to the editing view. It's not a printer problem because: the printer works with ...
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Word document with two inserted excel spreadsheets, cross referencing cells between them

I have a word document in which I have inserted two separate excel spreadsheets using the Insert tab, then Table button, then Excel Spreadsheet in the drop down menu in Word. Let's call them sheet1 ...
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MS Word, cannot remove final blank page - Table at the end of document

On the last page of my Word document that I have text, I have a table. This table ends about an inch from the bottom of that page. However, Word has then decided that it will insert a completely blank ...
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How to find and replace superscripted Numbers wrapped in square brackets in Microsoft word

I need to find all superscripted numbers wrapped in the square brackets like this [23] for example but for any number up to 90. Because I cited some references like [1] down to [90] but now I need to ...
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How to convert a list or a table of latex equations into word format

I try to convert automatically a large table of latex equations into a word table. How to do that automatically, without having to select cells, one one by one and click on convert to professional ...
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Microsoft Word keeps reverting the proofing language of non-English quotations to English

I am writing a commentary on a French publication. My own text is English, but I have a lot of quotations in French, and occasional quotations from German, Greek, and Latin texts. I carefully "...
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How to add text to the beginning and end of each line in Microsoft Word

How can a character be added to the beginning and the end of each line in Microsoft Word? For some reason, they appear in the wrong place at times. Before trying Expected result Current result What ...
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Create cross-page border in Word

I am trying to find some way to create borders that can run across a page break in Microsoft Word. The closest I have come to this objective is to create a table with a single cell. However there ...
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How to copy paste Kannada text from pdf or word doc to google translate text field?

I have a document written in Kannada both in pdf format and doc format. It is readable. But if I copy paste some text from it to the google translate text field (language set to Kannada manually), it ...
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Copy paste the values of cells from Excel

I want to copy paste the cell values what we see post pressing F9 in a cell into word. Is there any short and quick way to do this? For example - if I have a formula: =AVERAGE(E12/H12,E11/H11,E10/H10) ...
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How to change arrow style in Microsoft Word?

In Word (Windows), I inserted an arrow using Insert tab then Shapes button then arrow icon, then drawing the line. But I want to change the head style of the arrow, say, from a wide triangle to a - ...
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How to create non-collapsable heading in Microsoft Word

So in order to get my text to not collapse under heading 2, but collapsed under heading 1, I had to shift around headings and make the first phrase of the text into its own heading (hopefully I've ...
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Insert image into textbox with text wrapping in Word

Unfortunately, Microsoft has decided to get rid of Publisher, with things like changing pictures no longer working. As a result, I'm trying to make something in Word instead, with little success. How ...
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Can I create a single user-specific link to a document? [closed]

I want to sell a single online document to 30 people. The dilemma I'm facing is if one person pays, s/he can share the link to others and they might not buy again. Is it possible I generate a non-...
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Word : square blocks in front of text (TOC ?)

These square blocks appeared in front of my text in Word, but when I print of PDF, they do not show up. That's good, I don't want them, but why are they there? Is it a preview thing? Can I turn it off?...
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Word: White highlight behind text on coloured background

I can't get rid of the white shading on a title in Word. The background is a picture, so I need to remove it. The rest of the text also had it, but selecting character per character, I could turn it ...
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Regular expressions to replace text strings in a MS Word document

I have the following protocol names like GR232 or GR485 and I am looking to replace them with the expression "GR" followed by a hyphen and the appropriate three digit number, something like ...
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How to automatically add a period in table of contents that is not there in the chapter heading in MSWord

I create chapter heading using the Heading1 style with a soft return between the chapter designation and the chapter title as shown: I then add a toc somewhere else in the document and it looks like: ...
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