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Help me outline in Word

MS Word Outline filter I need to create a long, detailed outline with 4-5 levels. Word’s own outline function is horrifying: different fonts, sizes, colors, all designed to cause seizures... [more inside]
posted by SallyHitMeOntheHead on Dec 10, 2014 - 9 answers

Does anybody know how to make facing pages in Microsoft Word?

I don't just mean in page view. I am translating a book and would like to produce a dual-language book with the original on the left and the translation on the right, like in the Loeb library and so forth. I can sort of do this with two columns, but they're not really independent. (If I keep typing in one, it'll eventually bleed into the other.) [more inside]
posted by Opengreen on Jul 23, 2014 - 11 answers

Help me with a WORD document in PAGES for iPAD

I'm having problems with the way WORD for iPAD interprets my highlighting passages of a document... [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Jan 6, 2014 - 3 answers

How do I convert Kingsoft Writer back to Word (and do I really want to?)

Kingsoft Office appears to have hitched a ride on some software I downloaded recently (thank you, CNET). In a further act of pushiness, it seems to have converted all my MS Word files into Kingsoft Write 2013 files. Is there any way to convert them back to MS Word and make Kingsoft just go away? [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Jul 30, 2013 - 8 answers

Need to find and completely remove all hyperlinks/URL's from a Word doc

I have a 100-page Word document full of miscellaneous content from different websites. Unfortunately, after each section taken from a website, there's basically a citation for where the content was taken from that contains the URL for the website. I need to find a way to find all these hyperlinks and delete them completely from my document. They're all from different websites, so really, the only commonality is the "http://" part.
posted by beammeup4 on Jul 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Word doesn't get the (insertion) point - style shortcuts at end of word

In Mac Word 2011 - When editing a block of existing text, with the insertion point at the end of newly typed word, using command-B or command-I seems to style the word preceding the insertion point, and that I just applied styles to, rather than turning the styles off for the word I am about to type. Can this behavior be altered? [more inside]
posted by snuffleupagus on May 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Learning to use VBA

I have read that John Walkenbach's books are the de-facto standard for learning to use VBA in Microsoft Excel. I'd like to know what books are recommended to learn to use vba in other Office products - primarily Access, but also Word and Powerpoint. I'm more interested in books than in websites.
posted by Proginoskes on Apr 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Help! Recover file!

I was just working on a proofreading file for hours. I closed it, thinking I had been saving it (I'm pretty sure I was saving it!). Then I went to email it , and it's nowhere to be found on my computer. I searched for it. I thought that if you don't save something it will be recovered when you open Word again, but nope. And I can't find it on my computer anywhere. Does anywhere have an idea where it could have gone and how/if I can get it back?! Thanks!
posted by bearette on Mar 3, 2013 - 16 answers

Does this feature which exists for Word for Windows exist in Mac Word?

If I'm using Word for Windows, I can double click at the bottom of a page to create one big page. But if I double click at the bottom of a document inside Word on MacOS it opens up the footer prompt. Does Word for Mac have a similar "join pages" feature?
posted by professor plum with a rope on Jan 12, 2013 - 12 answers

How can I export MS Powerpoint to a Word document?

How can I export MS Powerpoint to a Word document? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza on Dec 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Creating a letterhead in Microsoft Word and need to make the header and footer graphics join seamlessly. Im currently getting a separation line between the two.

Creating a letterhead in Microsoft Word and need to make the header and footer graphics join seamlessly. Im currently getting a separation line between the two. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Sep 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me highlight Asian characters in MS Word?

How can I find and highlight non latin characters in a Microsoft Word? [more inside]
posted by merocet on Jun 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Make this Word document smaller please

[Probably a dumb question filter] How can I shrink this Word file? It has no graphics. [more inside]
posted by latkes on May 24, 2012 - 21 answers

Bring back the .doc

I am getting the following error when trying to save in .doc format in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac (v. 14.2.0): "the save failed due to out of memory or disk space". I can open .docs, but can only save as .docx. This happens with brand new documents and old ones. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on May 9, 2012 - 18 answers

I need help with my addiction to the backspace key.

Habitually editing while I write, want to try free-writing and getting it all out, having difficulty: can I temporarily disable my backspace key in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Mar 8, 2012 - 22 answers

Word spacing screwed up by saving on faulty flash drive?

When I save MS Word docs, a lot of my spacings between words are being eliminated. In just about every sentence, it happens at least once! To be clear, instead of something like "and the", it will say "andthe". Could it be a faulty flash drive? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Feb 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Any Microsoft Word wizards interested in helping out with a little find/replace question?

Any Microsoft Word wizards interested in helping out with a little find/replace question? I have a document with hundreds of lines of text that begin like this: "101 0 Music player..... 102 0 The interim... 103 0 Beneath the..." I need to keep the first group of digits but remove that 0, so that the result looks like this: "101 Music player..... 102 The interim... 103 Beneath the..." One added dimension: that second digit is not always a 0; sometimes it's another digit. Any thoughts? Thanks!
posted by kaboomer on Feb 9, 2012 - 16 answers

Word 2004 to Word 2011

Switching from Word for Mac 2004 to Word for Mac 2011. Formatting and compatibility issues. Really truly clueless. Help? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 18, 2012 - 12 answers

word to wiki importing?

Converting MS Word files (2003, 2007 with images) into a dokuwiki easily? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Dec 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Microsoft Word replacing text at random

I have a document in MS Word 2007 that includes a bunch of Mathtype (ver 6.7a) equations both inline and numbered. There are certain sections of text in my document that are magically changing from regular Times New Roman to a series of boxes (). A random number of the boxes have what appears to be a period directly underneath it. I can delete all the boxes and re-type in the text and references but after I save and close the document, when I open it back up, the boxes will be back in the same general area of the document but not necessarily exactly the same amount of text changed. [more inside]
posted by macfly on Oct 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Word won't type my square brackets and more!

Microsoft Word 2010 doesn't seem to recognize some of my keyboard inputs. Maybe due to the language my keyboard is set. Can't figure how to customize or otherwise tell it that a [set keyboard shortcut] is already equated to a [set character]. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Oct 25, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I clean up a stack of Microsoft Word documents?

How can I strip all manually-added formatting from some large Microsoft Word documents whilst retaining the basic heading structure (i.e. not simply Clear Formatting)? More generally what are some good resources for a graphic designer (who is fairly familiar with InDesign but who avoids Word like the plague) who needs to get to grips with Microsoft Word in a hurry? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike on Oct 2, 2011 - 11 answers

How can I edit my paper without word?!

Is there any online resource that functions like microsoft word that I can use to get my paper appropriately edited? Within the hour? [more inside]
posted by xarnop on Sep 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Best apps for saving and editing word docs on iPad?

I am looking for an app for my iPad that allows me to save word documents from the Internet, open them and edit them preferably with a handwriting ability, on the iPad without having to filter them through googledocs or convert them to PDFs. I am basically looking to eliminate having to go through another normal computer from the process so that I can download, view and edit my class note outlines right in class on my iPad. Any app suggestions? I am willing to invest a bit of money in an app if it does what I want.
posted by RampantFerret on Aug 16, 2011 - 6 answers

How to disappear completely.

How do I make MS Word (2008, for Mac) actually remove the author information when I save a document as a pdf? I am submitting a paper for blind review but can't expunge the author info. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Aug 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me number my diss

In Microsoft Word (2008 for Mac), how do I get the first page number of each section to be centered at the bottom, and the subsequent page numbers to be in the top right-hand corner? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jul 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Help with Microsoft Word 2007 Space Formatting

Help with default space formatting on Microsoft Office 2007. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jun 17, 2011 - 4 answers

A sticking point re: carets

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]
posted by foursentences on Jun 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Good help forum for Office 2010?

Can anyone recommend a good, well-trafficked forum for Microsoft Office (particularly 2010) questions? Seems like this should be eminently Googleable, but maybe because there are so many of them, I'm not finding the one that is the one. Thanks!
posted by The Dutchman on Mar 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Help this absent-minded person recover (or not need) his password.

How can I view an old Microsoft Word document that is password protected, when I cannot remember the password? [more inside]
posted by khelvan on Mar 9, 2011 - 13 answers

Examining 300 MS Word documents, looking for shortcuts

How would one go about the task of recording the word-counts of hundreds of MS Word documents? Is this something that could be automated? [more inside]
posted by cac on Feb 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Can I repeat data from one record on all records in a mail merge?

Looking for a word/excel mail merge trick that may not exist. Basically, what I'm looking to do is put information from the header row itself into the merge document so that it appears in the merge for each other record. [more inside]
posted by robverb on Jan 27, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I create two sets of page numbers?

How do I create two sections with two different sets of page numbers in MS Word for Mac? [more inside]
posted by arveale on Jan 22, 2011 - 3 answers

teach my word to indent properly again! like in the old days!

why can word 2004 no longer indent block quotes properly? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Dec 3, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I change the normal template of microsoft word permanently?

How do I change the Normal template of Microsoft Word to a single space between sentences automatically? [more inside]
posted by foxinsocks on Nov 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Outlook Headache

I cannot find any explanation nor can I reproduce 'Error! Filename not specified.' being displayed in Outlook Web Access as shown to me in an HTML email. [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Nov 2, 2010 - 4 answers

christmas list card printing awesomeness

Has anybody got a Microsoft Word for Mac greeting card template for A4? I want to print two a5 cards on a piece of a4, guillotine that, and then fold those into a6 cards.
posted by By The Grace of God on Oct 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Batch Add Words to MS Spell-check Dic?

I have a list of about 10,000 medical and chemical terms in an Excel file, many of which are not in the MS spell-check dictionary. How can I add all 10,000 at once? I've searched high and low on the Internet, and can't find any discussion of how to batch add a bunch of words to a MS Word dictionary. Anyone have a clue? Thanks!
posted by zachawry on Oct 24, 2010 - 9 answers

Why does changing my keyboard layout in Windows change my editing language in Word?

I often write in several languages (French, Dutch, and English) and so I use multiple keyboard layouts (on Windows 7) and multiple editing languages (in Microsoft Office 2007). I find that when I have Word open and I change the keyboard setting in Windows (from US to US-International or vice-versa), Microsoft Word will change the editing language back to English (United States), Word's default language, no matter what other language (Dutch or French) I was working in at the time. [more inside]
posted by dhens on Oct 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Enhanced 'comments' in Microsoft Word ?

I want to add to the 'comment' functionality in Microsoft Word - what are my options ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Dictionary Add-in for Word 2003?

The default dictionary in Word 2003 is burdened by slow response time from the query server @ Microsoft. We're fed up with it in our corporate environment. Does anyone know a third-party app that integrates well with Word 2003?
posted by iam2bz2p on Aug 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Have paragraphs. Want just the hyperlinks. In Excel.

Need list of trade publications. Found huge one on Ulrich's web. How can I remove all information except for the (hyperlinked) titles, ideally in a way that keeps the titles on separate lines so I can then paste them into Excel? [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on May 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Does Crossover Office actually work?

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]
posted by bluefly on May 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Can you reccomend me a good Excel 2007 Book?

Can you reccomend me a good Excel 2007 Book? I'm currently studying a foundation degree in Renwable Energy in the UK, and am struggling with Excel 2007. A general book would be handy, but the main topic I'm really struggling with is 'visual basic', so it would need to include detailed information on how to use that and the coding system of Excel. Can anyone reccomend a good book to get that would include information relative to that?
posted by sockpim on May 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Creating editable forms in Microsoft Word/Adobe Acrobat?

How do I create editable forms in Microsoft Word? (And since I'm asking...in PDFs as well)? [more inside]
posted by MrningLight on May 1, 2010 - 4 answers

1,2,3,4 and repeat - line numbering for a transcript help.

Microsoft Word line numbering transcript query. [more inside]
posted by multivalent on Apr 28, 2010 - 6 answers

How to add local place names to MS Word

Is there a way to add local place names to Microsoft Word's spelling dictionary? [more inside]
posted by Captain Najork on Feb 18, 2010 - 4 answers

using .doc, shoud i move my business to .docx?

should i move my office to word 2008 (.docx) or stay with 2004 (.doc)? [more inside]
posted by alcahofa on Jan 2, 2010 - 25 answers

Disable stupid MS Word 2007 warning

Microsoft Word 2007: how do I disable this annoying privacy warning? Every time I save a file it pops up a window saying "Privacy Warning: This document contains macros, ActiveX controls, ...." [more inside]
posted by exogenous on Dec 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Word 2007 formatting question

How do I keep a particular tab in Word2007 from automatically disappearing? And other Word2007 and Excel 2007 questions inside. [more inside]
posted by jujube on Dec 17, 2009 - 15 answers

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