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How do I customise MS Word 'manage sources' (creating reference lists) to do what I want it to do?

I am using the manage sources facility in Microsoft Word to create a reference list/bibliography (Harvard style). It's a substantial document with around 350 references but I am experiencing a number ...
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MS Word document with MathType formulas to HTML

I'm tasked with converting an MS Word document (*.docx) to an HTML file. This word document contains many formulas written in MathType. Here's a dummy text similar to that of the Word document: I ...
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Modified date in File Explorer CHANGES even if I am just HOVERING over the date and have not opened the document

I can see there are solutions to fix, but I cannot go and change hundreds of documents manually. I never experienced this problem in nearly 30 years of using Word and Excel. It started last fall or ...
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How to remove page numbers and the dotted line from some entries in a "Table of Contents"? - Microsoft Word

I was unable to remove the unwanted page numbers and dotted lines from the table of contents. I wanna remove the first two numbers. Removing page numbers after adding page breaks did not solve it. It ...
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How to create a notification in MS Word if attachment is missing

I create daily reports in MS Word (2019). Some of the reports require an image attachment in the word document. I often forget to include the attachment. I need to create a script or macro that checks ...
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Hyperlink in word isn't working?

My word (on mac) seems to be having issues lately. When I copy and pasted a link into word, and if I press the "return" button when my cursor is at the end of the link, it usually turns the ...
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How do I remove all ink from a Microsoft Word document?

I have made LOTS of ink (digital pen) annotations on a Microsoft Word document. Now I want to delete them all. Circling all the ink annotations on a single page is challenging -- let alone on ...
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How to uniquely identify a Microsoft Word table?

I'm using an Excel AddIn to fill in data from an Excel table into a Word document. The data goes into different Word tables in the document. The table a specific subset of the data goes into is ...
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Removing border around characters that I'm typing

There's this black border that keeps forming around everything I type, and I can't figure out what's causing it. It's not the "shading" option. It's something else, and I'm not sure what it ...
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Get rid of small circles above each letter in MS Word

Whenever I try to type any letter in MS word I seem to get a small circle above each letter. Clearing the formatting removes these dot. However I have a document with many formats. Is there any way I ...
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Microsoft Word Collapse and Expand Button

Is it possible to add a button to an Word document for collapsing and expanding the headings within the document. I am looking to create a document that is easy to navigate for those who are not to ...
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Auto-generate page numbers next to hyperlinks for printing

I have a large (780 page) document which contains a huge number of hyperlinks. These work fine when reading electronically, but this is ultimately going to be printed. I'd like to turn the ...
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Bookmark in Word leads to Reviewing Pane

I made bookmarks in a Word document, and it works perfectly to me. But when I sent the document to another one, he said that when he clicks "go to" a bookmark, as well as when he clicks a ...
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How to use Find/Replace Wildcard on Word?

I made a mistake on a huge word document (100 pages) and I would to fix it quickly using the wildcard. I tried to use many different options but could not find the right command to use. Example on my ...
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Using tab to change font style

I have Word Doc I am working on and I have a heading with a style set up. I want the heading to have a time displayed at the end of the line with different formating so that the heading is in bold and ...
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My word document have a line separation of half page. How can I solve it?

In the document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wnd1lCcLVwRTWA_dCjWlZfWzjqGc7_g_/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=115679852586790547345&rtpof=true&sd=true I have a huge line space, how can I fix ...
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Layout Changes when I Try to Print

I have an inherited document. It has been cleaned up the best I can. I have previously printed it to PDF with some fuss but successfully. Now, after it went out for review (on OneDrive Share), ...
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How to format numbered format in mcq type in word

I have the following set of Multiple Choice Questions in word. The main question number is automatic , there is no problem here. 1. Sample Question 1 a. Answer 1 b. Answer 2 c. ...
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NextPageNumber in footer in MS excel and word

We can add [Page] and also [Pages] in excel in header or footer. But I want to add [Page] in the header and then "continue on [NextPageNumber]" in footer. [NextPageNumber] do not exist in ...
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Retrieving 'Creation Date' metadata from a Word file that has been written to PDF?

I have recently received a letter as a PDF document. The letter date does not match the file metadata, but I suspect the original letter was written in Word. Is there a way to extract the date the ...
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How to quickly select everything (including the parentheses themselves) between two parentheses in Microsoft Word?

For example, when I double-click a sequence of characters between two parentheses, I would like for all the characters to be selected when I use Microsoft Word. What settings can I set so a click ...
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MS Word: fix for old version of header displayed on some clients?

I have an MS Word document that was first created a long time ago (like 20 years). Over the subsequent years the document has been altered and now has the company's current branding in its header. ...
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All microsoft 365 apps are not saving/opening files. I am on windows 10

I have already tried repairing office, but that did nothing. When I open a file, it thinks it's corrupted, and when I try and save one, it fails and (depending on the app) either tries again, stops ...
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How to force Word to find every column int the Excel datasource using mail merge

I have the following Excel table as data source containg around 20 rows: When I open the Word file that uses that Excel, it asks if I want to use the query again (it is set to query it via Excel DDE):...
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Ctrl+Alt+1 is not working in Word

According to the documentation the following should work in MS Word: Ctrl+Alt+1 should apply the Heading 1 style. In my case it acts as AltGr+1. Ctrl+Alt+2 should apply the Heading 2 style. In my ...
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Word: section renumbering gets undone when/after I save and close document

I have a document I am editing in Word (version Microsoft® Word for Microsoft 365 MSO (Version 2212 Build 16.0.15928.20196) 64-bit). It has sections with the first section having number 1. It has to ...
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Show Curated List of Fonts in Fonts Selection Dropdown for PowerPoint Application

We use just few curated list of Fonts family for our PowerPoint Presentations. But since their names are all over the place (due to alphabetic order), when I am selecting different fonts, it is always ...
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Can I create an external link to a section of a Wrd document shared on OneDrive?

I know how to share a URL to a Word document that's shared via OneDrive. I also know how to create a bookmark to link to a section of the document from another location within that document. I want to ...
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MS word custom caption labels are missing

I'm using MS word 2016. I have word document in which I had created custom labels for captioning figures, tables, etc. But after a while they are all disappeared. Is there a way to bring them back? I'...
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Microsoft Word 2007: How do I change the default (automatic) border colour?

I have "In Line with Text" images with borders in my document, but the only way to add those borders is through the Paragraph > Borders and Shading option, rather than through the Picture ...
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Line endings from Youtube text

There is a very mysterious event that I can not solve when copying and pasting some block of text. Maybe, someone could explain what happens here. Every time I copy a content area from a Youtube video ...
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Microsoft Word Mail Merge Not Keeping Text Formatting When Sending Emails

For example, in Word I will have a message formatted like this: Dear x Paragraph 1. Paragraph 2. Paragraph 3. Regards, y But after sending the email through Outlook, the text appears like this: ...
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Can I reference text throughout word as I would in excel

Sorry if I am using the wrong terminology as I know referencing is something different but I am creating a Word document with standards at the top eg. speed = 30. Can I have this 30 appear throughout ...
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How do I stop MS Word from resizing the page width when I resize the window?

I'm using MS Word 2016 in Windows. Whenever I change the width of the window, the page size changes. That is, I click-and-drag on the right border of the window and make it, say, a little wider. When ...
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How export emojis in color from Word 2021 to PDF?

Steps to reproduce my problem: Open a new blank Word 2021 document. Paste in text with characters like: ✅ ❌ (Segoe UI Emoji) Export to PDF. Notice that the color emojis that worked in Word are now ...
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How can I define ❌ as a bullet for a bullet list in Microsoft Word 2021?

I know how to get to the "Define New Bullet" > Symbol options here: But how can I search for (or paste) the specific character that I want? Sometimes I want to use ❌ or ✅ or other ...
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MS Word - field code of file name without file extension

I want to have a field code in word that is the filename, but without the file extension. This is as a reference in the footer. The document reference is the same as the document filename, but without ...
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The text suddenly is too small to read in ctrl-F Navigation in Microsoft word (of Office 365)

I unhibernated my Windows 10 laptop, my MS word doc was still open from last time, I pressed ctrl-F to find something, the "Navigation" pane and its text is too small to read. Never had ...
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How to copy the equation written in MathType into the MSWord in a editable way?

If I copy the equation written in the MathType into the MSWord, it won't be editable through the MSWord directly, but the MathType itself (the following is how the copied equation shows up in the ...
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After attempting and failing to convert to PDF, my Word document's formatting was altered. How do I fix this?

For a split second upon loading, the document looks like it originally did prior to PDF conversion: Before it loads: Then, it immediately becomes: The font sizes are identical, as are the fonts, ...
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Interactive Formulas In Microsoft Word

How can I write interactive equations and formulas in Mirosoft Word just like excel. For example, in excel if I change a value other related corresponding values get changed automatically. I mean I ...
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How to open an additional hyperlink (word document on local intranet) and bring it to front?

I have excel sheet with hyperlinks to my local intranet network files. The address of hyperlinks is like this: http://maxapp.local:90/allhelipa.doc The problem: If there is already an opened word ...
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How to keep from losing Normal.dotm?

Twice recently, my computer crashed while I had Word open. When restarting, it said something like "Do you want to reload Normal.dotm?". I said "OK" but was then told something ...
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Fix Microsoft Word Numbering

I wrote a document with sections, subsections and paragraphs numbered in the following format: 1 1.1 1.1.1 Now, a collaborator has cut section 15 and moved it to section 11. In doing so, the ...
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Can MS Word make "local" TOC for current header level

I am pretty familiar with the TOC and it's codes in Word. But for a larger project with lenghty chapters I would like to have a small summary at start of the chapter, and create a small TOC for the ...
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MS Word: Listing captions of equations in MS Word with extra Heading level

I have several equations that I would like to list using captions. I created a new caption label, called 'Eqn.' where the numbering follows Chapter Heading 1, in order to follow the chapter list. for ...
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Reordering sections, not paragraphs, in an MS word document

In an MS Word document, there are two parts which have different page setup, i.e. different page margins, and different footers. For this, a section break was inserted on a page boundary. I need to ...
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Word 2019: How to create a numbered list in a document of groups of 4 lines where each line is a paragraph just numbering the first line of each?

On my walk to add captions to my photographs of paintings to post on my socials, I've pasted the information related to each (name of image, etc.) in a Word document of ten pages. So every page has ...
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How to autosave every keystroke when working offline [closed]

I'm working with Word files offline, and I find it super annoying to have to manually save every time. My question is if there's a way to autosave every keystroke when working offline. And I'm not ...
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Word doc opened from SMB file share prompts it's opened by 'another user' the first attempt, opens normally the second

Windows 11 Office 365 Workstation MacOS SMB Fileshare When opening up any word document, it first states that the file is open by another user. If the document is closed and reopened, the file opens ...
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