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How to generate a word doc into excel

So I had a question on if it was possible to generate a word document on excel. So I am making an excel spreadsheet for students grade. If their grade falls below a C, I was wondering if there was a ...
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MS Word (Office 2016) Insert Hyperlink — Certain Letter Keys Not Working

I'm inserting hyperlinks to authors' names to link them to their respective entries in my References list. All entries have been bookmarked. When I open Insert Hyperlink I see the list of bookmarks, ...
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Are there any difference between word 2010 and 2016 about product key?

I have both word 2010 and word 2016 and still have not activated the product key my all microsoft word. But, I still can edit with word 2010 without the product key but unlike word 2016 that i only ...
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Ms word paste as reference not plain text

I have a long list of reference that should be entered in MS word. something like this: [1] Nudo, R. J., Milliken, G. W., and Jenkins, W. M. , “Use-dependent alterations of movement representations in ...
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Create multi-character text bullet as part of MS Word style definition

I'm writing a long series of dialogs, and I'd like paragraph styles to include the character's name as a bullet, as in styles Mary and Peter below: Mary: That's an absurd idea! Peter: Well, at ...
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Possible to recover unsaved file from Word on Mac? (Hit the power strip and turned computer off by accident)

My Mom was working on a paper and knocked the desktop computer out by accident. She thinks she saved it at least once, but nothing shows up, so I am thinking it was unsaved. She does not use OneDrive/...
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microsoft word 2016 is not opening while other app like powerpoint ,Excel and other thing works fine

I installed Microsoft Office 2016 yesterday and then I tried to open Microsoft word but is not opening. so then I tried to open other apps in the Microsoft office suite and it's all work fine. ...
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Page numbering in Word 365 is ignoring section break

I am trying to do something that should be simple: start counting page numbers from the second page in the document (page 2 = 1), but not show the page numbers until my introduction in page 12. I ...
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How can I fix my heading bouncing up and down when I type (Microsoft Word)?

When I type, my level 1 heading bounces up and down. See https://streamable.com/bax6pw. I have my level 1 heading set to always use a page break and my white space hidden, can my problem be fixed ...
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How do I change part of a word with wildcards, Microsoft Word

I'm converting a timecode and need to replace a colon with a full stop - 00:00:00:000 needs to become 00:00:00.000 I've not used Wildcards before, but gave it ago with no success. What would I have to ...
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Put a background image in footer in Word 2010?

I want to put a background image in the footer, but can only figure out how to put an actual image in. I tried putting an actual image in but had some issues with doing so. I need the background image ...
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Is there any way to create blank spaces to be filled up in MS-Word?

Please see the attached image. I would like to create a paragraph that will have a blank space like in the 8. Occupancy parapgraph of the attached image. There are two blank spaces (with underline ...
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Is there an easy way to lock/unlock editing in an Excel or Word file shared over OneDrive?

OneDrive gives you the option to share Word, Excel, etc. files with others and allow or restrict editing, but is there an easy way to toggle the editing permission on and off without cancelling and re-...
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Adding comments and other content structure when using LibreOffice to convert HTML to Word 2007

Are there any HTML elements, attributes or styles that LibreOffice would interpret as a comment when converting from XHTML to Microsoft Word 2007 on the command line using the writerglobal8_HTML with ...
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Word VBA macro to convert selected text to title case, ignoring “excepted” words that follow a colon

For converting selected text in Microsoft Word to title case, I found the following useful macro at: keyboard shortcut for title case in word 2010 I'm wondering if there is a way to modify the macro ...
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Microsoft Read Aloud stops when minimized

Is there a way to keep the reading of Microsoft documentation using its read aloud feature even when minimizing or switching between windows? I think its a bit obnoxious that a use case of moving ...
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LaTeX, “Current Professional” option in MS Word not available

I have had MS Word 2016 since 2017 and only noticed this week that I have an option for using LaTeX to type in equations. (I’m new to LaTeX.) However, when I click on the “Convert” feature the top ...
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Add the same image multiple times in the same location on word document

I have a 100 page word document where each page has an image stretched to fit the page. I need to add another image on top of all these images. What can i do?
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Some Microsoft Word review comments are displayed in a popup instead of in the Markup Area when viewing “Simple Markup”

I am running Microsoft Word 2013. I received a Word document (docx format) that has a lot of review comments in it. I am using the "Previous" and "Next" buttons on the Review tab ...
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Can I show only the tag of citation in WORD?

I have a list of citations in WORD. For example, the first one has the tag "1". Can I show only the tag in the document? For example: "The method is shown in [1]...."
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I'm editing a text in ten Word files. Each file has numbered sections, but I want to add numbers to each section that are continuous

This is perhaps a text editing query rather than a Word query. Each file is divided into sections that are consecutively numbered following the file number: "1.103" is the number of the ...
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Brew microsoft-office fail for High Sierra

I am trying to install Microsoft Office in a Late-2009 iMac version 10.13.6. From the official store or the Appstore, the downloaded .pkg does not work because it requires minimum version 10.14. I ...
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Self-installed Chinese languages in language bar remain despite deleting their registry keys

My Windows 10 had suddenly entries of three Chinese languages in the language bar, without me having them installed. They are not present in the keyboard layout, so I cannot uninstall them. The ...
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How to connect a line of text with a table in word?

Within Word, I would like to know if there is a way to connect title "2.3 Members..." with the table below. Currently once converted to PDF, the table always switches to the new page while ...
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How to create a shortcut for special characters?

I have to frequently use the Greek letter mu (μ) and punctuation mark Em Dash (—). How can I easily add them through a keyboard shortcut? Is it possible to create a shortcut in Windows 10?
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Word: How to (user-friendly) revert Footnote References style to default?

During re-formatting a large document major part of footsteps notes had their style changed (mostly to Normal). The original (inline) style Footsteps reference is still there, but is not assigned to ...
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Recognize, find and delete duplicate words in a txt or doc file

I received a few text documents with thousands of words in them (each word is in a line). I'm sure there are duplicate words and need to delete those duplicate and just remain a single of them. I copy/...
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Microsoft Word: TOC and hyperlinks messed up

My table of content in Microsoft Word is reshaped like what is shown in the picture. At the same time my hyperlinks in Word started to appear like this: I tried "toggle field codes", but ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Navigation Pane - Microsoft Word for Mac version 16.44

I am using MS Word for Mac – the most current version of the software as of Jan. 5, 2021. Can someone please tell me what the keyboard shortcut is to access the navigation pane? I'm sure this has been ...
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Overlapping lists with equal hierarchy in Microsoft Word

With Microsoft Word (I am using 2016), is it possible to have overlapping blocks automatically numbered independently of one another ? I currently do this with lists, basically having to separate ...
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Word fields - IF statement returns false when it's true

So I'd like to use word fields to hide some page numbers. But it seems to not work even with the simplest condition. My formula in the footer is as follows: {IF {PAGE} = "1" "TRUE" ...
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Recovering a unsaved word file after four days [duplicate]

I know the unsaved word documents (.asd files) are saved in C:\Users\"username"\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\UnsavedFiles up to four days (tested myself). But Is there any way to recover ...
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Link docproperty field in word to bookmark

I have text Phoenixmoto marked with a bookmark named "wow" in word document. I created document property in advanced properties dialog box and linked the bookmark wow using link to content. ...
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use database field in word to query excel file

{DATABASE \d "C:\\Users\\Phoenixmoto\\Desktop\\Movies.xlsm" \s "SELECT Title, Genre FROM [Movies$]"} This field code delivers a field with serial numbers i.e. FilmId column from ...
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How to resize a screenshot so together with its explanation it fits one document page

I am writing instructions for tablet/smartphone users. Generally I have one screenshot and some explaining text on one document page (currently a Word document). Is it automatically possible in Word ...
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Recovering lost text which was copy pasted from a website to MS Word

I have been working on a blog post (non- English - Tamil) for a more than a week now. Because of how https://www.blogger.com/ autosave function works, my latest draft accidentally got deleted and ...
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How to refer to a cell from word table outside of table?

{ IF { COMPARE wow A2 > 10 } = 1 "working" "not" } Here "wow" is bookmark to the table. Value of cell is 8 so if field should return "not" but returning &...
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Inserting a cell in Word table, that shifts the last cell onto the next row … Can it be done?

I have a Word document in which I have a succession of cells, arranged in alphabetical order reading across. It is six cells wide by however long it goes down. What I want to be able to do, is add ...
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Word - Show notes/info when hovering over text w/your mouse

I have 2 brochures in Microsoft Word 2016. • English • Spanish I want to create a note/text for each title in the Spanish brochure: That shows the English title when I hover over the Spanish ...
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MS-Word wildcards: How to find texts that match either of two strings

I wanna find am or pm in a MS-Word document. I've tried all these wildcard expressions, but none of them works: [am|pm] [(am)|(pm)] (am)|(pm)
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MS-word find/replace using wildcards: How to find all characters with 20pt font-size and wrap it with <h3></h3>

I am trying to convert a Word document to HTML that I can directly use on my website. Because the document has some certain patterns, so I've decided it is easier to use wildcard replacing method than ...
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Change default style of next paragraph after heading

As I wrote up a document with lots of headings, on different levels divided by Heading 1, Heading 2 and Heading 3, I initially was bothered by how after each Heading 1 and Heading 2, which I always ...
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Can Insert Object > Text from File use a relative path instead of an absolute path?

Problem: I am building training documentation for a client. The client has multiple roles that need to perform the same task. However, for each role there must be a distinct job aid or training manual....
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Why is the last page of Word document not deleting?

Here is one of my MS-Word documents which has a blank last page. I tried everything but that stubborn page is not deleting. Here is the link of MS-Word page to download. Can anyone help me and let me ...
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How to align text boxes in a straight line in M.s. word?

Suppose I have five text boxes(Insert > Text > TextBox > Draw a Text Box) in word document. Suppose there is a line on the page. Each box should be on that line. So these boxes look like they ...
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Why does the same text look different in Word and PowerPoint?

For no apparent reason, some of the diacritic signs are shifted during the transfer from Word to PowerPoint: For example, this is how "ܩܛܲܠܬܘܿܢܵܝܗ̄ܝ" (Syriac word) it looks like in Word: ...
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MS Word: how to keep Word-embedded PDFs in Word-generated PDF

I have a Word documented with embedded PDFs as figures I need to convert to PDF. I was expecting the Word-generated PDF document to embed the PDF figures as is (e.g. as done by Latex) and therefore ...
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How to insert a dot under a letter in microsoft word in mac?

I know we can insert dot over the letter using \dot in equation (math). But how do we insert something like this: ṇ ?
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How to add a new Bibliography Style (with table) to Microsoft Word?

i have added a new Bibliography Style to Microsoft word. The picture shows how it now looks like I would like to have a table created that consists of 2 columns. The citation should be displayed in ...
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Bookmark link (OLE_LINK) constnatly breaks in a Word doc stored in OneDrive/SharePoint

In my Word doc I have a "Content Control Drop-down List" and a link to that list that is set to automatically update when the value in the list changes (might be an XY problem, but it's the ...

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