My co-workers and I have created a "living" (continually updated) manual for some processes we do with some associated agencies, but none of us are technical writers or copy editors, so we're looking for assistance in the structure and appearance. Please share your experiences, guides, and tutorials for creating and managing a manual that won't remain in a fixed form. [more inside]
I've arranged all the chapters in my dissertation into a master document, with pretty formatting and page numbers and everything. Now, how do I get that into a SEPARATE WORD DOCUMENT with all of the content of the subdocuments, but not linked to
the subdocuments, so I can send it out as one nice Word file to my committee members? I'm using Microsoft Word 2007 for Windows. [more inside]
For some recent while, probably since updating the OS X Mavericks, Microsoft Word for OS X keeps coming to the foreground on its own when I'm doing other things, as long as a document is open in Word. If I click out to the Finder, Word makes itself the frontmost program. If I click into the browser, Word comes forward. [more inside]
Sweet mother of mercy, when did Microsoft decide it wanted me to go bald before graduating? [more inside]
I create a lot of school-related Word documents in which I use the word "ed" (short for "education," as in "special ed.") When I do a spelling/grammar check, Word always flags this as a possible capitalization error - even though I've removed "Ed" from the dictionary and have added "ed." It's annoying, because I may use "ed" many times in a single document. Is there a way to get Word to accept uncapitalized "ed" as is, while still running a grammar check that includes checking for capitalization errors? I'm using Word 2007.
Is there an easy way to add chapter and section numbers as they correspond to a document in MS Word 2007? [more inside]
My staff use a number of Word 2010 templates that I need to restrict the editing of. I want users to be able to double click on the file and be able to make any changes they need (not just adding text to fields), but opening via right-click-open would require a password to save changes to the original template. I need to keep the .dotm files as they are. Everyone involved is using Windows 7. [more inside]
I recently installed EndNote on my mac and have since been getting an error whenever I open Microsoft Word that says "can't load Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) error". How do I get rid of it? [more inside]
I have a directory full of many Word documents. Some of them are .doc and some are .docx files. Is there some way to convert them all to Markdown without doing it one-by one? (I have both a Mac laptop running 10.7 and a desktop running Windows 8.)
I have successfully created a keyboard shortcut to insert a new comment using the Tools > Customize Keyboard menu in Word. (I assigned it to Cmd+7, which is unassigned.) I want to highlight selected text yellow using Cmd+9, which is also unassigned. The same process won't work, and I can't seem to record a macro to do this either. Any Word Wizards/Wizardesses able to help? Many huge thanks in advance.
Is there a way (a macro perhaps?) to change the spellings and punctuation in a Microsoft Word document (.docx) from "American" style to "British" (or should I say, 'British') style in one fell swoop? [more inside]
I am trying to make a bibliography in Microsoft 2010 (after the nightmare of doing all of my citations manually, I learned my lesson) and it is not working out for me. [more inside]
I'm due to start writing my PhD thesis very soon, and am agonising over whether to use Word or LaTeX. What did you use to write your thesis, and did you come to regret your choice part way through? I would particularly like to hear answers from people who are not in one of the normal LaTeX-using disciplines (maths, computer science...), but all opinions are welcome! More info after the break. [more inside]
Is there a good way to track changes on a document other than Microsoft Word? [more inside]
Using Windows Vista at work: Once I finish making changes to a file in Microsoft Word 2007, I want to attach the file to an email in Outlook 2007. Currently, I am opening subfolder after subfolder getting to it either on the desktop or in the attach file dialog in Outlook, but that's annoying. Please advise. [more inside]
How do I sort paragraphs naturally in Microsoft Word 2007 for Windows? [more inside]
Dealing with numerous style complications and Tables of Contents? [more inside]
What kinds of document-editing scenarios produce the time and date information stored in "Properties" for a Word document? Regarding a college student's fishy paper submission. [more inside]
Is there a way to make all text at the beginning of a line, preceding a colon, BOLD in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
Is there a way in microsoft word to count words by author (based on accepted revisions) in a final document?
Microsoft Word 2002, running on Windows XP, has started crashing when opening particular documents, but not others. Any troubleshooting advice? [more inside]
How can I make the changes to one section of a word document automatically update another? Please hope. [more inside]
I'm on Mac OS X, Chrome, Gmail. How do I get MS Word and Excel to play nice with Gmail? Right now, when I go into Word or Excel and click File/Send To/Mail Recipient (as Attachment), a Mac Mail window opens up. Same thing if I happen to click an email link in a Word or Excel doc. I've installed Gmail Notifier, which opens a Gmail window for mailto: links on web pages, but doesn't help with Word or Excel. (In Mail, I've gone into Preferences/Default Email Reader and selected Gmail Notifier (1.10.7) but this makes no diff.)
So: how do I make Gmail the default email client for Microsoft Office "send to" and "mail to"?
I need to draw a small diagram and drop it into an MS Word document - what are the best free, user-friendly tools to do this? [more inside]
How can I hide page numbers in Word 2004? At the moment the document is broken into three sections using the section->break->next page feature. I want the numbers of the first section to stay hidden. I have searched & tried all the directions I could find, but nothing seems to be working. I'm using a MacBook, if that matters.
Is it worth it to buy Microsoft Office 2011 to run on my OS X Lion Macbook? [more inside]
Why won't Microsoft Word auto-correct the word THE? [more inside]
The "caret" or "insertion point" is the blinking " | " symbol that indicates where typed text will appear. Does anyone know how to modify it? [more inside]
Is there any way to merge two Microsoft Word documents containing the same content in different languages so that one line of content from one document immediately follows the same respective line in the other? This is for subtitle translation, and I'll work with any word editor that can read .doc documents. [more inside]
Microsoft Office 2007 filter: Can you recommend a program/plugin (or the like) which will replace the "ribbon" interface with a traditional menu interface? Free is ideal, but for-pay is okay, too. Running Windows XP. Thanks.
I want to check various Microsoft Word documents against a list of thousands of words or phrases and highlight/flag each instance of any of those words or phrases in the document. I want a way to do this automatically instead of going down the list and manually Finding each one. Is this possible? Thanks.
I have several lengthy documents I'm editing for a book. The author scanned his hard copy and ran the result through an OCR program. The OCR omitted most of the periods. Is there a way to make Microsoft Word 2000 or OpenOffice Writer 3 put the periods where they go, or am I doomed to putting them in as I edit?
Is it possible to export styles from Microsoft Word to OpenOffice Writer? [more inside]
Is there a way to get a free or very cheap copy of Microsoft Word (just Word, and not the whole Office suite)? [more inside]
Mac Word mysteries: 1. Certain Word docs will go all grey when I start typing and will stay that way until I scroll away from that visible portion and then scroll back. 2. Likewise, toward the bottom of the page, Word wants to remember what used to be there before text shifted and won't show me what's really there unless I scroll away and back. 3. A colleague gives me a Word doc with mixed size text, I paste into my doc, and it goes all 12 point. I give them a doc with mixed text size and they get all 12 point when they open it. Ideas? [more inside]
DissertationFilter: I am looking for some practical tip to help me manage a lot of data in a couple Word documents. As I edge towards finalization, I have the sneaking suspicion that there could be an easier way to do things. [more inside]
In the process of reformatting my resume in Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac and having some technical difficulties with. Your expertise please! [more inside]
Have you used CrossOver Linux (the Codeweavers version of Wine)? Does it work well with MS Office 2007? I've installed regular Wine and MS Word on my (Fedora 12) computer, and it works like crap. I was curious if the commercial version worked any better. Thanks. [more inside]
In Microsoft Word (2007) is there anyway for me to have a multi-page document where each page functions like an individual document (so edits on one page won't affect subsequent ones)? [more inside]
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm having trouble with the paste function on my computer. [more inside]
Is there a fast way to isolate highlighted text from a document? [more inside]
How can i implement a good TOC for my dissertation? [more inside]
Aside from ease of editing and maintaining individual documents, are there arguments for the use of styles in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
Microsoft Word ninjas needed: Inserting a footnote makes a page number mysteriously appear at the top of the page. I want these page numbers to go away. [more inside]
A professor royally screwed up a MS Word 2003 DOC file. Is there any hope? [more inside]
MS Word insists on keeping lines of paragraphs together even after I turn off Widow/Orphan control. How can I stop this? [more inside]
Microsoft Word crashing shortly after start-up. Tried common solutions with no success - other ideas? [more inside]
How do I number individual tables in Word2007? (I don't mean numbering cells, or inserting captions). The numbering on my dissertation is now all screw up! [more inside]
No matter what I do, the US-ENGLISH setting on my spellcheck keeps returning from the dead like a bad guy in a horror movie. [more inside]
What's a good online resource for a graphic designer who needs to help a client consistently produce decent-looking output from the Microsoft Office suite? [more inside]