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]
Is there a Word plugin or standalone program that will search a Word doc and list all occurrences of a given string, preferably with surrounding words for context? [more inside]
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]
I Screwed Up My Wife's Computer and I'm In TROUBLE!! HELP! [more inside]
I have Quickbooks Pro 2008 for Windows. How can I tell Quickbooks to use OpenOffice, or some other free non-Word app, when I want to print or edit Quickbooks form letters? [more inside]
How can I best OCR an oddly formatted document using Adobe 9 Standard? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
How do I use two different pagination styles in one MSWord 2007 document? [more inside]
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]
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]
how do you construct a correlation matrix in APA format in Microsoft Word 2007 without killing yourself? [more inside]
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?
Word 2003 won't open after double-clicking on a document, and the mouse doesn't work in the document area. [more inside]
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]
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.
How can I make Microsoft Word's Find-and-Replace feature work properly with regular expressions when Track Changes is on? [more inside]
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.
Where can I find a repository of Word macros? [more inside]
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]
Help me ditch Word, yet still deliver a document that uses Word templates. [more inside]
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?
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]
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?
In MS Word, is there a simple way to change every underlined word in a document into italics?
So we know that OpenOffice.org is a better value than MSWord...but is it really BETTER? [more inside]
My MS Word (2003 version) macros keep disappearing! What gives? While I'm at it, what macros do you use? [more inside]
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]
Creating and maintaining a master document in Word with sections from other documents. [more inside]
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]
Reasons Word tells me a document passed spell check when it has misspelled words in it? [more inside]
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]
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?
Microsoft Filter: Please help me transfer my Word autocorrects from work to my new laptop. There's [more inside]
Creating PDF files from a word document - one button, one click conversion no longer available on the Word toolbar [more inside]
Help! What is making my MS Word program suddenly seize up and look like scrambled pink and blue static? [more inside]
I have a directory which is swell for printing, but I need it in a database. [more inside]
How can I convert OpenOffice formatted files to MS Word? [more inside]
How can I change the number of "undos" I can do in MS Word X for Mac? [more inside]
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...
How do I disable one-touch printing in Word? [more inside]
Password problem in Word 2000... [more inside]
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]
MS Wurd formatting problem: page numbering. [+] [more inside]
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]
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.
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?
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.
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.