Simple q: a way to supplement the dictionary/thesaurus in, ugh, MS Word, Macintosh, to extend its vocabulary and synonym choices?
I don't want to have to pop out of word to go look elsewhere. I just want the built in dictionary/thesaurus enlarged.
I know there have been N previous queries about dictionaries but I didn't see anything about this specific issue. thanks.
posted by cogneuro
on Jan 21, 2009 -
PhD Filter: First year into my course, one chapter written, MS Word can no longer take the strain. It's a humanities PhD, I need a cheap/free alternative... all help appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Augenblick
on Aug 29, 2008 -
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 -
how do you construct a correlation matrix in APA format in Microsoft Word 2007 without killing yourself? [more inside]
posted by esolo
on Jun 14, 2008 -
is there a way to combine a set of Word documents into one large file without cutting and pasting? I am using Office 2007 and I have a folder of about 20 files, all of which are lists of references. I need to have them all on one document.
Is there a quick or easy way of doing this?
posted by Nayano
on Apr 12, 2008 -
Word 2003 won't open after double-clicking on a document, and the mouse doesn't work in the document area. [more inside]
posted by BeerFilter
on Jan 9, 2008 -
Another infuriating episode with your favorite source of aggravation and psychological trauma: MS Word! Experts and embittered veterans, click here and help me figure out where my "Undo" function went. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Jan 7, 2008 -
Since I transferred all my data to a new mother board, when I switch from writing emails to writing in Word the 'insert' function changes, that is, if I have been writing an email and something getrs overwritten and I press 'insert' to overcome that, all is good until I switch to Word and the stuff gets overwritten until I press 'insert' and so on, ad infinitum. Is it possible to set the same default for both?
I use Windows XP, and am in South Australia.
posted by Nayano
on Nov 10, 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 -
Is there a way I can only use the user dictionary in MS Word, without using the built-in dictionary? In other words, let's say I have three words in a user dictionary: "cat", "mouse", and "fish". I want MS Word to underline every word that I type, other than "cat", "mouse", or "fish". Solutions involving other software or scripts are welcome, as long as they are free and aren't too complicated.
posted by strangeguitars
on Oct 29, 2007 -
I created an MS Word document with a host of hyperlinks. When I saved it as a webpage, the links turned all wonky. Blocks of text beneath where I put the link showed up as linked to the URL. Blocks of text that should have been linked to one URL are instead linked to the previous URL. And now the Word file itself shows wonky formatting--every link connects to what should be the URL above it. [more inside]
posted by LarryC
on Sep 10, 2007 -
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 -
Microsoft Word Filter: Why does anything typed in 12pt Times New Roman decide to pile up on top of itself? Character spacing issues? [more inside]
posted by buriednexttoyou
on Jun 21, 2007 -
I am typing up reports in MSWORD 2003 and need to have it show a future date instead of todays. When I go to print the file it shows the current date no matter what I do. Any changes just revert back to todays. Is there a way to correct this? Surely this is possible?
posted by beautifulcheese
on Jun 18, 2007 -
In MS Word, is there a simple way to change every underlined word in a document into italics?
posted by azure_swing
on Apr 20, 2007 -
My MS Word (2003 version) macros keep disappearing! What gives? While I'm at it, what macros do you use? [more inside]
posted by timnyc
on Feb 13, 2007 -
What word processing program will allow most easily allow me to do unusual things with form--with the way text appears on the page? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry
on Feb 5, 2007 -
Creating and maintaining a master document in Word with sections from other documents. [more inside]
posted by liet
on Jan 18, 2007 -
When you open a .doc out of a yahoo email (just open - not downloaded) then edit it, and click the save icon, where does it go? What happens after you close that window? [more inside]
posted by amethysts
on Dec 11, 2006 -
Is there an easy way to automatically generate an MSWord (or text) document that contains the titles and folder structure for all files on a hard drive? In other words, to create an index of a hard drive's contents? [more inside]
posted by lionelhutz5
on Nov 7, 2006 -
When I copy text from my web browser and paste it into Word, I get an awful awful awful Lucinda font. It's too big and i hate it all over. But how do I change it?
posted by lockse
on Oct 24, 2006 -
Microsoft Filter: Please help me transfer my Word autocorrects from work to my new laptop. There's [more inside]
posted by Lucie
on Aug 29, 2006 -
Creating PDF files from a word document - one button, one click conversion no longer available on the Word toolbar [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay
on Aug 18, 2006 -
Help! What is making my MS Word program suddenly seize up and look like scrambled pink and blue static? [more inside]
posted by applemeat
on Jun 25, 2006 -
My computer crashed, the HD was reformatted and now when I try to use the following fonts, there gone. I use windows EX, MS office and want to use the following fonts in Photoshop CS. I would like to reinstall the following fonts; Amaze, Bangle, Bickley, Broadway, Stencil, Stop, Surfer, Wide latin, MS gothic. I don't want to pay too much, if possible -- I had the above fonts before the crash. Thanks in advance for any advice...
posted by orlin
on Mar 29, 2006 -
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.
posted by exceptinsects
on Jul 15, 2005 -
I have something on my MS Word window I can't get rid of, and I think it's spyware. Pic of offending thing inside. [more inside]
posted by johnnydark
on Aug 5, 2004 -
LudditeFilter: My new laptop came with MS Works and I hate it. I'm pining for my trusty Word. Is there a way to copy the program from my old computer and install it on the new one? I no longer have any of the original discs.
posted by CunningLinguist
on Jul 13, 2004 -
In Word, is there any way to set up autocorrect such that it automatically capitalises different combination? E.g., I want 'member State', 'Member state' and 'member state' to automatically be capitalised as 'Member State', but after putting in the first combination, autocorrect can't recognise the difference. Any ideas?
posted by biffa
on Jun 29, 2004 -
Microsoft Word for the Mac: does anyone know a keyboard shortcut for cycling through open windows? I'm thinking of something like the apple+tab to go through open applications on OS 10.3.1. I tried Googling for an answer with no luck.
posted by rio
on Jun 7, 2004 -
What's the best dictionary to use in conjunction with Word (Windows)? I am a writer and would like to search/cross reference definitions--and synonyms, if possible--directly from my file in Word, and without going online. Webster's Third New Unabridged is my go-to dictionary, but the reviews of its CD-ROM leave me confused. Any advice would be appreciated.
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Apr 18, 2004 -
I'm having trouble saving a Word XP Letterhead design into a format compatible with Word 2000. [more inside]
posted by weston
on Feb 21, 2004 -
I need help create a word list for a book index. You can mark words in MS Word, and it will then create an index for you, but my publisher wants to create the index. From me, she just needs a list of the words that are going to be in the index. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Feb 20, 2004 -
How do they create book indexes? I have a friend who's a grad student, and she needs to create an index for her hundred page scientific thesis. Is there any easy way to do it in MS Word, or another software product -- something that a non-geek could churn and burn with in a couple of hours?
posted by SpecialK
on Jan 22, 2004 -
I've got a couple of Type 1 fonts
that I would like to use, but MS Word crashes whenever I try to use them. They work fine in all other applications. I've got Adobe Type Manager, latest version. I've asked about this in several other forums, without being able to solve the problem. If anyone can sort this out, it's gotta be the AskMe crew.
And, oh yeah, I'm running Windows ME. Bring it
on. I can take it.
posted by Termite
on Jan 3, 2004 -