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Questions tagged [microsoft-word]

Always use the version specific tag for your version of Microsoft Word unless asking a general non-version specific question.

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Two columns in the second column in Word

I have a Word document and the page layout is set for two columns. In the middle of the page in the second column, I want to have a section that will be again separated in two columns. How can I do ...
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How do I remove metadata from a Microsoft Word document (docx)

I want to remove all personally identifiable metadata from a Microsoft Word Document —docx files— is this possible? How would a user check if this has been done properly?
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MS Word: Numbering paragraphs on the OUTER edge of pages

By doing the following: right-clicking the Normal paragraph style, Modify... [Format], Numbering... [Define new number format...] Number style: 1,2,3...; Number format: 1; Alignment: Right and ...
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“Microsoft Word has encountered a [redacted] and needs to close.”

Every time I try to open Word (v 15.11.2), it does not open, an instead gives a popup with the message "Microsoft Word has encountered a problem and needs to close." If I select to restart Word, the ...
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How can I extract specific text from a Word document? [on hold]

I'm looking for a way to tag, or mark specific text in a Word document so it is easy to extract only that specified text after the fact. I basically want to filter out everything except what I've ...
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How to remove some repetitive pattern in word 2013

How to remove some repetitive pattern in word 2013? for Example, think you have copied a text from wikipedia and want to delete references numbers ([1] [2] ...) all at once. How do you do that? I ...
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Looking for a way to highlight 2 characters before and 2 characters after all tracked changes

I am using a code that allows me to automatically convert all tracked changes to highlighted text. However, when the track change is a suppression, there is of course no highlight after I "Accept All ...
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Only protect part of a Word document with signature

I want to use the digital signature feature of MS Word to protect the document, however I only want to protect part of the document. For example, once signed pages 1-2 cannot be edited, but pages 3-4 ...
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How to quickly add a new top level heading in Microsoft Word

If I already have an established heading structure in Microsoft Word, what is the quickest way for me to add a new top level heading? For example, if I already have an H1 heading assigned to ...
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MS Word file styles automatically update with external document

In MS Word we have a template document (template1.docm). This document is use in SharePoint by many users to write thousands of procedure documents, saved as .mht documents. As we update styles in ...
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Word formatting only applying to every other page

I am creating a large document with a new list style created linked to heading styles to handle the formatting. I have created all my section headers and applied the appropriate heading styles, ...
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Save a Word files without Changes history

I created a Word 2016 document, sent that to person X who made edits to it in such a way to those edits would show up if I went to Review Tab --> "Simple Markup" or "All Markup." I wasn't familiar ...
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(SOLVED) Edit-Cancel behaviour in Word 365 [duplicate]

Does someone know how to set the "edit cancel" behavior to have it step-back not one character at a time, but words or phrases (normal case) ? UPDATED : Thank's to this forum, I found the solution, ...
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How can I require a user to complete document tags before saving the document?

I am trying to create a standard template for meeting papers with the individual elements populated by a userform when the template document is opened. There are three things that I am struggling to ...
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How can I change the data source of a chart in Microsoft Word?

I have a word document that is filled with charts. All of these charts pull data from one excel file. This excel file is stored on our company network, so my worry is that when I send the word ...

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