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Looking for best practices for creating a "living" manual

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]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 19, 2014 - 8 answers

Password protect a Word 2010 template

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]
posted by rhapsodie on Sep 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Converting a US-formatted Microsoft Word document to UK formatting?

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]
posted by dhens on Mar 11, 2013 - 7 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

Would using a Heading1 here help?

Aside from ease of editing and maintaining individual documents, are there arguments for the use of styles in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
posted by chocolate_butch on Sep 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Give me your widows and orphans, your stray lines and stranded words from paragraphs yearning to breathe free.

MS Word insists on keeping lines of paragraphs together even after I turn off Widow/Orphan control. How can I stop this? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on May 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me delete America!

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]
posted by the latin mouse on Mar 14, 2009 - 8 answers

How can you set a background color in Word that can be viewed on screen and printed

Can you help me view and print background colors in Word? I'm trying to reproduce a form that has a purple background. This form will be completed on screen, but may also be printed. For reasons that we won't go into, it has to be in Word. I'm having trouble getting a purple background that shows up when viewing it on the screen and also when printing. Is there a way to get both? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Jul 8, 2008 - 6 answers

How to make regular expressions work with track changes?

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 - 6 answers

Can I export pictures from MS Word?

Is it possible to export pictures from Microsoft Word documents? I need to re-color a graphic that's been inserted into a Microsoft Word 2003 document. Unfortunately, that is the only copy I have of the graphic. Word doesn't seem to provide a way to color over graphics. Even getting it into Paint would work fine--but first I need to get it there. Am I screwed?
posted by schroedinger on Jul 27, 2007 - 7 answers

How to disable autoprinting in Word?

How do I disable one-touch printing in Word? [more inside]
posted by Wet Spot on Sep 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Fix my MS Word table!

How can I get the cells in my MS Word table to "stick together"? It keeps putting page breaks in weird places, leaving a single cell stranded at the top of a page. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Jul 15, 2005 - 7 answers

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