I have a macro that takes an un-styled document, and tries to put text into the right styles based on what its formatting is.
But, if the document already has some scheme of styles, the macro doesn't work very well.
So, I would like to transform a Word document into an un-styled version of itself-- but one that retains ALL of the original formatting (italics, small caps, font size, spacing).
What would be the most correct way to do this?
I have Word 2003 (which the macro needs) and 2007, as well as Word 2008 for Mac.
Also-- HTML doesn't work, as it doesn't retain small caps.
posted by yesno
on Feb 22, 2008 -
I am trying to configure a Sharepoint server's Shared Services Provider, but the Web Applications list is not being populated. [more inside]
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on Feb 14, 2008 -
How best to use search folders with categories to search through Gmail-style tags, in Outlook? [more inside]
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on Feb 6, 2008 -
Can I use Excel to loop through lists of names and sum up numbers for each name, without having to define the cell ranges that correspond to each name? [more inside]
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on Feb 5, 2008 -
How can I conditionally format an entire row in Excel 2007 based upon the contents of a particular column in that row? [more inside]
posted by ChasFile
on Feb 1, 2008 -
In Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005, on the "Open SourceSafe Database" dialog, is there any way to have the "Open this database next time I run Visual SourceSafe" checkbox unchecked as the default? [more inside]
posted by mjgrady
on Jan 30, 2008 -
Anyone know where one could find a free-to-use font for POSTNET barcodes and the new Intelligent Mail Barcodes? I can do my own encoding, but my supervisor wants the fonts installed for Microsoft Word. Any help is much appricated. :)
posted by TrueVox
on Jan 23, 2008 -
I've just bought a Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 7000
, which comes with the matching mouse (8000). It works great with my Windows XP computer, as long as the computer is on. Once I switch the computer off and attempt to restart, the Bluetooth connection is lost and the computer won't start, citing the lack of a keyboard as the reason. Only by repeatedly fiddling and resynching can I get the computer started up. Can anyone suggest how I bond these three devices in permanent holy matrimony?
posted by skylar
on Jan 23, 2008 -
Help me better use MMC (Microsoft Management Console) for server maintenance tasks. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jan 21, 2008 -
Is there a way to use a google calendar and outlook exchange without completely mixing the two and can they be synced differently on different computers? [more inside]
posted by D Wiz
on Jan 21, 2008 -
What DBA certification should I pursue? MS, Oracle, something else? [more inside]
posted by davar
on Jan 15, 2008 -
Help me with my mid-career freak out: should I change directions and move into the exciting world of computer networking? [more inside]
posted by rosswald
on Jan 4, 2008 -
Any particular reason a company would not allow access to MS Exchange via Outlook and/or cell phone only allow access via Outlook Web Mail? [more inside]
posted by thinktwice
on Dec 12, 2007 -
Why does it take forever (well, almost a minute) for the first message to open in Outlook (2002)? [more inside]
posted by Joleta
on Dec 9, 2007 -
Emergency Tech Support: Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac has suddenly become unable to save a document. It says "Too many files are open. Please close a window." Then "Saving the autorecovery file is postponed." Then "Too many files are open. Please close a window." Then "Word has insufficient memory. Would you like to save your document as Rescued Document X?" Nothing works. There's plenty of hard drive space. There are no other open documents. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by Dasein
on Dec 6, 2007 -
I want to get my father "Microsoft Flight Simulator X" for Christmas and would like advice for which controllers (wheels, yokes, pedals, etc.) to buy for it. I don't know anything about flight controls or flight sims, but I'd like to get him the most authentic setup possbile. [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent
on Dec 2, 2007 -
Is there any way to improve the thesaurus in Microsoft Word? (Or for that matter, recommend another word processor with a better thesaurus.) I'm willing to pay, even. [more inside]
posted by dkleinst
on Dec 1, 2007 -
Can Microsoft put anything negative on my credit history if I owe them $8.30 for a month of unpaid Xbox Live Gold membership? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker
on Nov 30, 2007 -
How do I import a draft class with real names into Madden 2007 on the Xbox 360? [more inside]
posted by hcastro
on Nov 25, 2007 -
Is it possible to download Word off an XP disk without reinstalling XP in its entirety? [more inside]
posted by prior
on Nov 20, 2007 -
Microsoft Word woe -- I have Word for the Mac (2002) version....Anyway, everytime I open up a cover letter with a previous date, it automatically updates the date. I have checked all the auto format settings and I suspect it has something to do with a macro. But when I go into using some sorta macro, it asks me to install visual basic...I get a bit more confused at this point...anybody else have this trouble with dates?
posted by snap_dragon
on Nov 16, 2007 -
How do I solve this annoying Vista bug? About 10% of the time when I open a file browser dialog from within a program (save as, open file, etc.) the program immediately closes. No error, no warning, the program is just gone. I have not been able to find a solution with google. [more inside]
posted by Nothing
on Nov 14, 2007 -
My Vista machine has some printer software installed on it that is interfering with any process involving film editing or conversion - can anyone give me some advice about how to fix this? [more inside]
posted by sleep_walker
on Nov 6, 2007 -
How can I make Microsoft Word's Find-and-Replace feature work properly with regular expressions when Track Changes is on? [more inside]
posted by Partial Law
on Oct 31, 2007 -
MS Excel Problem: CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP?
I am a very average PC user having unable to open spreadsheets. I borrowed a copy of MS Office Professional from a friend, but it did not install Excel properly. I no longer have access to those installation CDs. Whenever I try to open a spreadsheet, it prompts me for the CD's. So I bought Excel 97, installed it fine, but still when I try o open a spreadsheet it automatically tries to open it with the XP Professional version... How so I get around this to just use the Excel 97 version now on my computer??
posted by writingjulie
on Oct 29, 2007 -
Should be simple to insert a "text field" in a form template in Word 2007. Why isn't it? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave
on Oct 21, 2007 -
Can I/how do I make a field in Microsoft Word where the text disappears when you click into it? [more inside]
posted by Lucie
on Oct 14, 2007 -
I'm looking for a way to place a browser window into a PowerPoint slide so that I can access web pages during my presentation and have them updated in real time.
I've played around a bit with LiveWeb, which has behaved a bit erratically, and am hesitating before plunking down money for something like T-Dog's PowerPoint Web Browser. It doesn't need to have terribly robust browser capabilities - an address bar, forward/backward buttons and a "refresh" button should suffice.
Anyway, I'd love to hear people's advice - the simpler, the better; I am a confirmed non-geek. If it matters (and I assume it does), I'm running Windows XP and PowerPoint 2003.
Thanks in advance for your answers to my first-ever Ask MeFi question!
posted by AngerBoy
on Oct 9, 2007 -
Microsoft provides this
for Windows users to strip metadata from MS Word files, but does not provide one for Mac Word users. Anyone know of a plugin/AppleScript or application that will do this on a Mac?
posted by eustacescrubb
on Oct 8, 2007 -
Ack! Word has suddenly forgotten my customized bullets-and-numberings settings - but the settings were four years old and I have no idea how to set them right again! [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias
on Sep 27, 2007 -
Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac 2.0 Beta is out.
But now I can't find the non-beta version that I know works. Where can I find it? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Sep 26, 2007 -
I have a Word merge document with merged variable info sandwiched around a preprinted area in which I want no text - is there a way to insert some sort of break on the page that says to Word "No matter how big section 1 is, don't start printing section 2 until this point"? Thanks for any help! [more inside]
posted by deliriouscool
on Sep 21, 2007 -