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Get Tabs to Appear Before Number in Multilevel Lists

I'm trying to create a new multi-level list that will put the tab character before the number and only a space after the number. I can get only one space to appear after the number but no tab appears ...
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Is there a way to have more colors in Excel quick selection

I have started using a custom template for Word and I was able to fit in the "Custom Colors" section by changing the .XML file inside the template. I tried to replicate this approach for an ...
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Sub Category Radio Buttons in Word

I have a word document I send to users. In the document there are two groupings of ActiveX radio buttons for users to choose from. I use radio buttons because each of the selections must be mutually ...
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Creating a Word macro to type increasing numbers

I'm a Youtuber, and I frequently create word documents that mark where I would like to insert images, videos, or sound bites, corresponding with certain words in the script, to illustrate the points I'...
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Space for initials for procedural compliance

I am a noob when it comes to coding so this is my first attempt. I have a procedure that I want an initial block to show up in the margin for text with the Heading 4,5,6 and 7 styles. Currently my ...
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Microsoft Word - as of June 2022, what is the state-of-the-art approach to equation numbering and number alignment? [closed]

I've been using the three-column table procedure for the past few years, and am wondering now if anyone's come up with a better way to center equations and simultaneously right-align their respective ...
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MS Word numbered list converts previous paragraphs to numbered lists too

I have a document, which is built on top of a corporate template. When I create a numbered list, very odd behavior occurs. If I type or move my cursor on top of the numbered list, the file converts ...
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MS Word "find with formatting" is not finding all results?

1 . All of the following text has the Font of Palatino Linotype Figure 6-1. A simple event-driven service that looks up the data it needs as it processes messages Figure 6-2. A stateless streaming ...
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MS word table of contents description is not lining up

I have a report where the description for one part of the table of contents does not line up correctly. See attached image: "f. Tensile Strength" is shifted left from all the other ...
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MS Word how to remove the "-" splitting a word to justify a paragraph?

I want to remove the "-" splitting a word to justify a paragraph. I tried to use the following replace But when applying it I get -> instead example he want to gener- ate the idea ...
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Microsoft Word shows citation in code field format

I'm using MS Word 2021 and EndNote 20. I'm writing a scientific paper that needs citations. but an exception happened now, which is like this: The citation is showing up like field codes! I tried Alt+...
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MS Word: Change Hebrew Niqqud color

I'm trying to create a macro in MS Word to change the color of a subset of Hebrew niqqud. Before getting to the macro, I am having some issues with getting the regular Find/Replace to work. It looks ...
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Is there a risk of breaking a document by opening in word online

I use sharepoint in my Company. Each time I want to view a document, I right click on it and then choose "preview" or "Open in word" (for desktop) instead of directly clicking on ...
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Microsoft word - numbering list - huge indent in list

I opened a document I did not create and in the middle of editing it I tried to add a normal numbering list but for some reason it has a huge indent.
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Why doesn't the left column come down in ms word 2016?

I want the left column to be full. Why does the left column not come down? Any Suggestions?
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Add hyperlink to hidden bookmark in MS Word

I am manually assembling a list of figures for a large Word document. I originally used the "Table of Figures" feature to generate this automatically from figure captions, but I found that I ...
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How do I create a "primed" list in MS Word with no automatic apostrophes?

I have a 2013 MS Word document with a list like (a) kangaroos (b) camels I would like to add an additional list to my document, with the item letters distinguished from those of the first list using ...
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In the most recent version of Microsoft Word, is it possible to disable auto-capitalization for a custom style?

I want to make a style that displays computer code. Code is case sensitive, so when I type I want it to not be automatically capitalized. I have created a custom style and I disabled automatic spell ...
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How to keep a page with a figure and caption on a separate page in Word?

I am writing a paper that has text pages as well as pages with a figure and caption that need to be kept on a separate page. I would like to be able to "lock" the figure and caption on that ...
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How to have sectionpages continue across multiple sections in word?

The problem: I have a standard template my company uses that has 2 sections: Section 1 pages numbered using roman numerals, footer is page "page" Section 2 pages numbered using numeric ...
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MS-Word: auto-incrementing number where value does not change of I move it around the document?

I want to create a Requirements document. Requirements are auto-incrementing numbers, with a few caveats. This means that my initial idea of creating a new Caption will not work. If I delete a ...
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word equation : how to remove accent?

The equation here-below is using horizontal accolades to name each of the sum (this is done using the appropriate "accent"). Now, how to proceed to remove one accolade ? I cannot remove the ...
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How can I remove the parentheses from equation cross-references in Word?

It is common in mathematical articles to number displayed equations with integers in parentheses: (1), (2), etc., and to cross-reference these equations using numbers without parentheses: Eq. 1, Eq. ...
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Why Microsoft Word keeps auto-correcting "dB" to "Db" even after I added one entry instructing Word to correct "Db" into "dB"?

This is quite annoying to someone who needs to key in dozens of "dB" every day, isn't it? It seems there is an underlying design which persistently change "dB" to "Db" ...
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Microsoft Word, how to add "(i)" to the dictionary?

I've been looking around in Proofing and Spelling options in Microsoft Word for Windows for a while and can't work out how to add a word to the dictionary. AutoCorrect is constantly telling me that &...
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Word 365 ignores macros saved in Normal.dotm

tl;dr My Normal.dotm file contains one macro. But when I open it in Word 365 and create a new file based on that template or try to save that template under a new name then all resulting files has ...
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How can I create a drop-down table of contents in Word 2021?

How can I create a drop-down table of contents in Word 2021? I know how to create a standard table of contents in Word, but since the file I'm working on is composed of three parts, which in turn ...
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Any new Word 2021 feature I might have missed

I just upgraded from Word 2013 to Word 2021. While I am mostly happy with the upgrade, I'm struggling to find any new features that impress me. I don’t use any fancy formatting or need collaborative ...
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numbered sub-bulletpoint with super-bulletpoint as prefix

I have a bullet point situation that looks like this: I want the sub-bulletpoint to be numbered like this: 9.a. instead of a. Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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How to move chemical structure from one to another file in ms word 2016

I need to move Chemical structure from a file to another in ms word 2016. I want the structures to be moved together properly. And the structure can't break[ ][1]. How do I do this? [Image is attached ...
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Change chapter number without header / hide word "chapter"

In my document my figures are formatted so they give the chapter number first then the number (e.g. figures in chapter 1 are Figure 1.1, Figure 1.2, etc.). The chapter headings are set with a style ...
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On 1st page footer have gone

I need to create a document in word 2016,where the footer on the first page should disappear, if I have enough text to reach the 2nd page. Why this happen? Does anyone has any suggestions?
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How to change this weird "Heading" tab into default state in the Navigation Pane?

Recently I converted PDF to Word document. After opening this Word document in MS Word 365, I noticed changes in the "Heading" tab in the left panel: I want to change this "Heading&...
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Word - Excluding a part of a heading from the Table of Contents

I'm working on the spell list for our LARP club in Microsoft Word 365 (I know.. Geeky huh? but bear with me!) I have a spell description like this: Where the name of the spell (Counter Spell) is in a ...
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How do I take a cell from Excel and export it to a word document in VBA?

My Goal: I have a bunch of macros that format and run checks on my excel file to determine if a value should be entered into a new column (I). Then I want to take the cells with the values from column ...
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How do you create name badges in Google Docs with a background, preferably using Avery? [migrated]

I am trying to use Google Docs to create name badges that have a background image behind the text. Our company used to have Microsoft Suite and historically, we used the Mail Merge option within the ...
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How to know if MS Office is installed on Windows and Which version with a Batch file?

I'm asking what the best method to know if the office is installed or not on windows in batch? So, i create this batch file to know which word version is installed ! My Question : Is there any method ...
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How to enter Alt Text Title on Word for Mac?

I am adding alt text to images using Word for Mac (16.54). When I Edit Alt Text... on an image from the context menu, I get only one field (see screenshot). When other users view the document (using ...
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Section break interrupts multilevel heading list & messes headings collapsing behavior

Trying to achieve: I am trying to include all selected headings in image3 as subheadings of the "5.3. Technical flow" heading - basically the numbering should change and the collapsing ...
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Word 365 hyperlinks open in wrong program or don't open

I have some Word files with hyperlinks to local .html, .pdf, .txt, .jpg, etc. files. On some machines, when I ctrl-click on the links to .html or .pdf files, Word tries to open them with another ...
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How can I change the chapter or section TOC's indentation without changing the main TOC indentation

I was using TOC filed code with /b to create a TOC under Section 1 that only shows heading3 title and page numbers. But it always has 0.4" left indentation, how can I set zero indentation just ...
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Heading 3 not seen as subheading of heading 2

I have an issue as shown below. Any idea how I could solve it? Basically, all that is below "4.2. App Implementation" should be a subheading of of "4.2.". This means two things. ...
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First page of new section does not include page number

First page of new section does not include page number (the new section has two-column layout format). Any idea why and how to solve this? I could hardcode the page number, but I am afraid of messing ...
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Scripted letters in Powerpoint math?

(1) In LaTeX, I can produce scripted letters by using \mathscr from the mathrsfs package, e.g. $\mathscr{X}$, $\mathscr{U}$, $\mathscr{S}$ (2) However, when I use these commands in Word LaTeX mode, I ...
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Can Shape Borders in Word be drawn outside the edges instead of centered on the edges?

I am trying to align an image with a caption below it such that the image and the textbox are the same width, have a border, and are flush with each other. However, the border of a Picture is drawn ...
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Shortcut to custom document properties in Word

I often need to edit the values of several (around five) custom document properties in Word documents. In order to do that, I need to do this: Is there a shortcut to do this faster? I'm hoping for a ...
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Center text on line vertically while increasing line-spacing in Ms-Word

Ms-Word place the text on bottom of line whatever line-spacing is so some small high chars cutting off. Increasing line-spacing "exactly" solving that only but paragraph looks emptily. For ...
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Get rid of Comments and Share boxes from Word 2021 Ribbon

I just installed Microsoft Home and Student 2021 to upgrade Word and found new little drop-down menu boxes for “Comments” and “Share” in the Ribbon. I’m guessing it’s a long shot, but I only work ...
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Can't add shortcut key to zoomin/out in mircosoft word on my Macbook

In Tools > Customise Keyboard > View > ViewZoomIn, there are no current keys and I can't assign a new keyboard shortcut, what I want to do is to zoom in and out using Ctrl + scroll +- which I ...
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Default file location for inserted pictures in PowerPoint 365 and Excel 365

Whenever I open a Microsoft 365's document for the first time, click any image and select to replace it with a file stored locally: Word opens up to This PC > Pictures. I need to change to my ...
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