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Please help me covert my pdf pleadings to Word

How can I best OCR an oddly formatted document using Adobe 9 Standard? [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus on Feb 24, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I get Word and Excel to work together?

I need MS Excel and Word to play together nicely. I can do what I need to in Word, and I can do what I need to in Excel; it's the Relationship that's Complicated. Maybe I need workflow advice? Basic knowledge? Please, please keep reading. [more inside]
posted by cheeken on Feb 5, 2009 - 14 answers

Changing author name in MS Word's "Track Changes"

I'm using "Track Changes" in MS Word (or, well, its near-clone in Open Office). I've already made a number of changes — under the wrong name! How can I get those changes attributed to the right name? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jan 25, 2009 - 3 answers

make bigger dictionary/thesaurus in Word

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 - 3 answers

Express help with MS Word pagination requested!

How do I use two different pagination styles in one MSWord 2007 document? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn on Dec 16, 2008 - 4 answers

What can I use to write my PhD in?

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 - 37 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 do you construct a correlation matrix in APA format in Microsoft Word 2007

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 - 5 answers

is there a way to combine a set of Word documents into one large file without cutting and pasting?

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 - 3 answers

Why doesn't Word work right?

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 - 5 answers

MS Word's Undo is Making Me Come Undone

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 - 10 answers

Using 'Insert' to stop over-writing

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 - 3 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

Spellcheck hack

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 - 9 answers

Much macro madness?

Where can I find a repository of Word macros? [more inside]
posted by Zinger on Oct 3, 2007 - 3 answers

I Might Have MAde a Mistake Using MS Word as a Web Page Creator

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 - 9 answers

What's the word on ditching Word?

Help me ditch Word, yet still deliver a document that uses Word templates. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 3, 2007 - 17 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

12pt Times New Roman Jumble Jumble

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 - 4 answers

How do I change the date in MSWORD 2003?

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 - 2 answers

MS Word query

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 - 6 answers

Free Word or free-er OpenOffice?

So we know that OpenOffice.org is a better value than MSWord...but is it really BETTER? [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs on Feb 15, 2007 - 41 answers

Where did my macros go? what macros do you use?

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 - 2 answers

What word processor will be most intuitive for experimental writing?

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 - 10 answers

Word master document creation and maintenance

Creating and maintaining a master document in Word with sections from other documents. [more inside]
posted by liet on Jan 18, 2007 - 2 answers

Where did my .doc go?

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 - 11 answers

MS Word approving nonsense words in spell check?

Reasons Word tells me a document passed spell check when it has misspelled words in it? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Dec 8, 2006 - 10 answers

Auto-indexing files on a hard drive?

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 - 8 answers

Changing the font of text copied to clipboard from web browser

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 - 13 answers

How do I transfer Word autocorrects between computers?

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 - 3 answers

Word to PDF

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 - 5 answers

Why is my MSWord program seizing up with hot-pink static snow and how can I make it stop?

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 - 9 answers

How to change poorly formatted text into a usable database.

I have a directory which is swell for printing, but I need it in a database. [more inside]
posted by Classic Diner on Jun 22, 2006 - 3 answers

OpenOffice to Word Conversion Needed

How can I convert OpenOffice formatted files to MS Word? [more inside]
posted by mikewas on May 10, 2006 - 4 answers

How to undo more

How can I change the number of "undos" I can do in MS Word X for Mac? [more inside]
posted by generic230 on May 4, 2006 - 4 answers

I've Lost (my) fonts - please help !!!

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 - 11 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

Word won't let me open my password-protected document! I know the damned password.

Password problem in Word 2000... [more inside]
posted by Savannah on Sep 21, 2005 - 4 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

How can I use multiple page numbering styles in one Word document?

MS Wurd formatting problem: page numbering. [+] [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Dec 21, 2004 - 10 answers

Help me identify this software- is it spyware?

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 - 8 answers

Word vs Works

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 - 8 answers

MS Word autocorrect: can I set it to auto capitalize several different inputs into the same output?

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 - 3 answers

Microsoft Word for the Mac

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 - 9 answers

What's the best dictionary to use with Word for Windows?

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 - 3 answers

WordXP -> Word2000

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 - 3 answers

Fastest way to list keywords for a book index?

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 - 12 answers

How do I create a book index?

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 - 17 answers

Is there any way to use Type 1 fonts in MS Word for Windows ME?

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 - 8 answers

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