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How do you easily add equation numbers to Microsoft Word 2010 equations?

Although the OP asked about Microsoft Word 2010, there is another option in Microsoft Word 2016 that seems to work better. Based on this MSDN blog post, it is now possible to insert right-aligned ...
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How can I reset a Style in Microsoft Word?

Found this method: Design tab > press gallery down arrow and click 'Reset to Default Style Set...'
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to return to previous position?

You can use the keyboard shortcut for that command: Alt + Left Arrow.
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How can I change heading levels in Microsoft Word?

Highlight a header in the text, then open the Paragraph dialog box (right click the paragraph and choose Paragraph from menu). In the Indents and Spacing tab, change Outline level to proper number.
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Export word document with high resolution PNG to PDF

If you are using Windows 10 then you are lucky: you don’t need any third party PDF printer. Windows 10 comes with a PDF printer called Microsoft Print to PDF that you can make use of. I tried and it ...
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How can I change heading levels in Microsoft Word?

The answer by @endrju shows how to change a single paragraph. If you have a number of paragraphs to correct, the following approach may be faster – it allows you to demote or promote many paragraphs ...
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Pasted image hides behind text even when set to be inline

After searching "high & Low" for a solution to the very same problem which I was facing, I finally found the solution to this problem. As you are aware, the default "Inline with Text" option ...
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Fill cell in table with line pattern

To use a hatch in Word. Select the cell(s) you want to change Right click and select Boarders and Shading Click on the Shading tab Under Patterns open the Style drop down and pick the hatch you want. ...
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How can I prevent followed hyperlinks from changing color?

You need to change the FollowedHyperlink built-in style. Since you want to preserve your original format and you have multiple formats, setting FollowedHyperlink to a specific color or font won't ...
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How do you easily add equation numbers to Microsoft Word 2010 equations?

This solution does not take care of automatic labeling and assigning captions, however, I believe it will be quite useful to people looking at this thread. Adding a number to an equation is way more ...
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Why is Excel and Office always asking me to recover documents?

If you have closed the files normally and you are still getting auto recovery files then this means you still have temporary files in autosave folder. Go in File/Options/Save: find the path and ...
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MS Word: Excessive space between separator and footnotes

Go to the View tab, then choose Draft. Go to the References tab and click Show Footnotes. In the drop-down list that appears in the Footnotes area, choose Footnote Separator. Delete any extra spaces, ...
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Replacing smart quotes with regular quotes

The simplest approach would be if you were to just change your setting for the document, run the find and replace, then change your setting back. However, as you don't want to do that, the following ...
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Export word document with high resolution PNG to PDF

None of the aforementioned solutions worked for me including enabling the "do not compress images in file" and "select ISO 19005-1 complaint" options. It did not matter if I saved-as a PDF or exported ...
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Previous Format Breaks when Deleting Section Break in Word

The source of your problem is, that although Section Breaks give the impression of being at the beginning of the section, they are actually placed at its end and they contain all the section-specific ...
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Can't merge table cells - Merge Cells button "greyed out"

A formatted table disallows cell-merging. So the next question would be "how to remove table formatting in Excel". Basically, in some versions of Excel, at the end of the Table Styles window, there is ...
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Microsoft Word - When I hit tab, it no longer indents the bullet-point in a list

For Word 2013 it's: File > Options to open the Word Options window Proofing tab on the left hand Autocorrect Options tab Under Automatically as you type check the box for Set left- and first-indet ...
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Word formatting - Align left, center, and right in same line

Keep clicking the tab button left to the ruler till you are in a symbol looking like a flipped T. Click on the mid in the ruler where you like to position the middle text. You'll use key tab to do ...
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Get rid of gray brackets arond editable text in restricted Word docs

To get rid of the gray brackets around editable text in Microsoft Word 2010, go to File Tab - Option - Advanced - stroll down to the Show document content section and deselect Show bookmarks. Hope ...
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Remove setting from style to inherit setting from base style

This is an old question, but still valid, and the answers given so far are not very practical. A simple way to cancel a definition, that deviates from the "Style based on", is to define the property ...
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Creating different margins on the first page of a word template

I know this is an old question, but it came up in my results as I was searching for the answer. What you need to do is click somewhere on the template where you want the new margins to start to apply,...
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How to stop Microsoft Word from opening file in readonly mode

Go into Word Options there's a check box under Start up options: Open e-mail attachments and other uneditable files in reading view. Uncheck the box and click OK. This should remove the readonly.
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Perform simple math in a Word document

You can do formulas in Word. CTRL+F9 will let you add a FIELD in Word in which you can type several expressions, ant ALT+F9 will show/hide all the fields in the document. You can add FIELDS inside ...
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What does the L icon mean in Microsoft Word?

That L indicates the Left tab stops. Tab stops include: Types of tab stops include:         Left Tab: Left-aligns the text at the tab stop         Center Tab: Centers the text around the tab stop     ...
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"This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer" - how do I stop having to unblock files in MS Word?

Click File > Options. On the Window that opens, Click Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Protected View Deselect the third option "Enable Protected view for outlook attachments&...
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Strange, extra lines in images in .pdf saved with MS Word (happens with images from R and possibly other images)

i had this problem, too. it resulted from using the Track Changes feature in the word doc. the lines showed up in the PDF even though the word doc was set to show no changes. You can fix it by going ...
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Export word document with high resolution PNG to PDF

I came across this very problem in 2020; Microsoft still has not fixed this issue. Microsoft PDF printer does a better job for image quality than 'Save as PDF', but it's not perfect. Also, for ...
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How can I reset a Style in Microsoft Word?

I have not yet found a way to reset Paragraph Styles such as Normal, Heading 1, or Title. However... Character Styles like Emphasis, Reference, Strong, and Book Title can be reset by deleting them ...
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Macro to sharpen all images in word document

Well, this was very hard to find any documentation but, trial and error and too much time and we have it. Private Sub MakeItSharper() Dim Pic As InlineShape For Each Pic In ActiveDocument....
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Export word document with high resolution PNG to PDF

I know this is a really old post. But I have a working solution (for me anyway). I converted the png online to an EMF (enhanced metafile). When I use this in word and export to PDF it keeps full ...
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