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Word if statements

How do I use "OR" in if statements in Word? I've tried searching with no luck. I am just trying to compare two fields to check for values. If either of the fields has a value I need to add text.
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Cannot display print dialog through windows explorer right click in windows 10

I want to send some word documents to print by right clicking on the document files and clicking on the "Print" option. Doing so causes the word app to open for few seconds and then closes. Once the ...
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Autotext formatting in Mac MS Word 2016

I'm working with autotext in MS Word 2016 for my mac. I would like the autotext formatting to adjust to whatever formatting my current document is using. Scouring resources online led to me to toggle ...
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MS Word TOC - Level 4 page number WILL NOT align

Does anyone know how to align the page numbers for level 4 in a MS Word TOC? Rather annoyingly they will not line up for the fourth level and I cannot find the setting to resolve the issue. Number ...
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Changing size of an exponent with MathType on Windows 7, Word 2010

I have the following equation: x³+x²+1 = 0 It is using Arial 12. How could I change the size of only exponent 2, from size 12 to size 14, in all formulas of the document. I haven't found anything on ...
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File Properties -> Location, doesn't match the location in file explorer

I have a folder on my PC that I am trying to update some files within. I have been trying to save a word document with a newer revision but I get the and error within windows saying "Can't save file ...
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What are the few good fonts for writing a mathematics (maths) book?

I am writing a book using MS Word 2007. The book will have lots of mathematical calculations, equations, formulas, square-root symbols, squares and cube symbols, etc. and will span across algebra, ...
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Insert page break before each element in list

I have a Word document with 400 questions which are in a numbered list. How do I create a macro to insert a page break before each element in the list? For example here I want a page break before 5
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Changing the footnote of multiple .dotx documents

I have a lot of documents that all include the same footnote for buisness inquiries. Now, one small thing in the footnote has changed, so i will have to change the footnote in every one of the files - ...
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How can I alphabetize text in Word?

Please see the GIF below. As you can see, the Sort tool didn't alphabetize the text. The correct order ought be A (Z), B (X), C (Y). How can I alphabetize by the text in brackets? Then the order's B (...
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How to disable “Welcome back!” message upon document open in Microsoft Word (macOS)?

Suddenly today, when I open a Word doc, I'm greeting with an irritating "Welcome back!" message that points strangely to the right edge of the screen. When I hover it, the text content changes to "A ...
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Search Spreadsheet for certain values from Word

I want to use Word VBA to find all words in the spreadsheet between brackets. I got the 'find' routine to work perfectly inside Excel VBA, but when trying to transfer the code into Word, I get an ...
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Activex Buttons show up twice and one set is larger than the other and floating to the right

This is such an odd issue and I'm having a lot of trouble troubleshooting it and I can't Google it in any way that makes sense. We recently moved from Office 2012 to Office 365. Office 365 all the ...
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Is it possible to create a share link to a specific location in a Word Online document? [migrated]

I would like to be able to send a link to a colleague, which will take him to a specific location in the document when the document opens in the Word Online web application. For example, a programmer ...
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In Word Outline View, Split button is greyed out

In Word Outline View, the Split button is greyed out. I need to split a document into four separate folders. I select the text I want to separate and Alt W, U, show document, split - but it's greyed ...
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How to generate a custom word document using excel data

Basically we have to make meeting agendas for our conferences (where many firms and attend) and it's a round table discussion in which one firm is addressed at a time. The general layout is: 1.) Firm ...
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Word plugin not working

I haven't used mendeley for a while. I just opened it after a long time to do some work on my references. Mendeley said it needed updating. I did this. I restarted Mendeley and Word. I restarted my ...
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How to batch color the text with specified pattern in cells in table in Word? [closed]

I have a huge amount of cells in tables in a Word document. The upper table is what I have now. I want to batch color the text in each cells, such that if the cell is a "/", nothing is done; contains ...
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Word and FILLIN

I have a lot old WORD files, ie .doc-files, that I want to print to pdf. The problem is that many of the files contains one or more FILLIN (macro?), so when the printing starts I need to click OK in ...
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Compiling thesis chapters in microsoft word

I am used to the Latex typesetting where in writing my thesis, I partitioned my thesis into the various chapters and in the end used the \include keyword to compile all my chapters into the master ...
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Microsoft word does not displays document correctly

I use Microsoft Word 2016. My Microsoft Word started showing documents like this: It shows every document like this. I think I accidentally changed some settings. How can I fix this?
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Word: Select multiple tables and sort by column

I wonder if its possible select multiple tables from a word file and sort by a column. Usually I select a table and sort with the option sort by a column, but I have multiples tables in my Word file ...
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MS word does not convert numerical encoding for bold equations

I'm using MS Word 2010 to write my book. I want to represent all the numbers in Persian format. I changed the numerical encoding as Hindi in the advanced options. All the equations are converted to ...
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LibreOffice Writer auto numbering in different header levels

I've been using Ms Word for a while now and decided to try the open source LibreOffice Writer. Unfortunately, I'm having a problem to create auto numbering for each header. It's easy to do this in Ms ...
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Word for mac F4 equivalent

I am looking for the word for mac equivalent of the F4 (function 4) key used in word for windows to repeat last action command. Thanks.
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How can I sort personal templates alphabetically in Office 2019 for macOS?

I use quite a lot of templates in Office 365, but when I create a new document and select Personal under templates, the templates appear in some arbitrary order. Screenshot I first wondered if the ...
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Using Microsoft Word with Onedrive

Hi yesterday I opened a document saved in Onedive with Microsodt Word. I didn't bother to save or anything trusting the cloud feature to sync my file automatically with Onedrive. Today I opened the ...
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How do I add A Hyphen and numbers to the end of a number or word in excel taking into account the year as well and the number in between the letters?

Example for the oldest year that matches column A start with -1 and as the years go up add one add+1 and to return column c W1020B 1977 W1020B-1 W1020B 1978 W1020B-2 W1020B 1979 W1020B-3 ...
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Word 2016 use find and replace to add period after “et al”

I'm trying to find all instances of "et al(space)" in a document and replace them with "et al(period)(space)". In Find and Replace with wildcards, I'm typing: Find: (et al)( ) Replace: \1.\2 Word ...
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vba macro how to get alt text title reference/property

In VBA, how to I get a reference to the TITLE part of the alt text? It is not img.AlternativeText, that is the description. And img.Title gives "<Application-defined or object-defined error>" ...
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Trying to import docx in Python [migrated]

Fair Warning: I am extremely new to python, so please excuse any dumb mistakes I make =) I would like to be able to open/close/manipulate/read Word documents (docx files) on my Mac using Python. The ...
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Word - How can I increase the distance between pages?

I am trying to crop the photo above, but the page underneath is blocking some of the image. How can I increase the distance the pages are separated from one another?
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Microsoft Word does not know where it saves autorecovery

My computer crashed. When I open Word, and open the document I was working on, the last version saved, the autorecovery is not shown. I go to File, History and Manage Document, "no usaved changes"..., ...
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Word replace mechanism

I have a document in Word (Hebrew language). Many words in the document end with apostrophe (’), and I need to replace it with the character ('). However, when I"m trying to do so via the Word "Find ...
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Wrong error message concerning the number of custom dictionaries in Microsoft Office Word

I have a problem in Microsoft Office 365 Word of when adding user dictionaries for several languages. The error message is …which translates to English as "You tried to add too many custom ...
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Using local date format in the references in Microsoft Word

I write a paper with Microsoft Word and use the Harvard reference style. My problem is that at the reference section, Word formats the dates in US format, but the document is in my local language, so ...
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Better quality - Printing directly from Word or from PDF?

I have images that are screenshots of some graphs and I want to maintain the best quality. Which option is the best? Send to printer directly from Word, or converting file into PDF and then to ...
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How do I make sure that word converts the right version of my document to PDF?

Background When I tried to save my word document to a PDF, it created a PDF version of my document successfully with one caveat: it reverted to an older version of my word document. In other words, ...
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Clickable titles in pdf [duplicate]

I'm using a cv template of Microsoft office word which contains "clickable titles" for different parts of the doc, that is when I click the title (or some triangular symbol at its beginning), then the ...
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Turn OFF auto-adding file path as default alternative text for inserted images in Microsoft Office Word

I lately converted a microsoft office Word file (docx) to a pdf file, to find out that once you put the cursor over certain images, you can see the original path of the image imported in the word ...
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Adding button to insert page in MS Word fillable form

I created a fillable form in MS Word 2016. I need to be able to add a button to insert an extra page in the form. Any help appreciated.
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How to convert a search string to a field?

I have a document with many occurrences of INCLUDEPICTURE "imagename.png". Instead of having to select the text and press Ctrl+F9, I want to do it automatically. Is it possible to convert the pattern ...
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Word Office 365 Paragraph Settings - Snap to grid disappear

I am working on a paragraph format and notice in the Paragraph Settings box there are some functions missing. Here is a comparison of 2 different word office version This is my word 365This is word ...
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Microsoft Word Crashes when Copying and Pasting

I've got the newest version of Microsoft Word. This problem has been going on for about a year, but sometimes when I try to copy a lot of text from word, it'll crash the document, and I'll have to ...
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Word for Mac shows hyperlinks like this {HYPERLINK link}

How can I make it show the blue links instead? I saw the other answer on this site, but it seems to be for PC
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How do I remove the colored area on top of a docx file?

I am using Office Word 2016. There is a colored area on top of every page for a docx file and I'm trying to remove it but couldn't. Here is the download link for that file, it's a resume template. ...
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MS Word 2016: Table is splitting across pages even though set not to

I'm using MS Word 2016 to create a word document that is going to be used as a template. I'm using a fairly small table for the signature block, and I need the rows to not split apart onto a new page ...
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Excel Wildcard for any digit?

I am trying to do a CRTL + F (Find) and look for any digit in the worksheet. In word you can use a wildcard of ^# which finds any digit. I'm using this to search sheets for stuff that fits a certain ...
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Is it possible to do calculations with numbers present in the text, purely in Word?

I've created a plan in Word for a workshop I want to run. The plan essentially looks like Welcome - 5 minutes Introduce myself, get to know team Topic 1 - 30 minutes Cover this and that ...
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Why links to image take up disk space in Word

I am writing my thesis and is building a thick Word document. I have hundreds of images to include. As an attempt to reduce the disk space required by the .docx file, I have been inserting all images ...