Join 3,411 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

63 posts tagged with office and word. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 50 of 63. Subscribe:

Linking Excel data to Word docs: Portability?

I'm using Excel and Word 2007. Created Excel docs, created Word docs, certain cells in the Excel docs have data that must be embedded in the Word docs. This has been discussed here before, but only the method of creating these links (which was my method) but I'm just checking to see if anybody knows how to make this work when you move the document. All the links appear to be hardcoded absolute links to the Excel doc. Works fine on my PC, breaks on yours. Any way to get this functionality to be portable? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on May 22, 2014 - 3 answers

iPad iDiot

Help me turn my iPad into a work productivity tool. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Feb 17, 2014 - 10 answers

Word on Mac can't handle feedback

Mac Word 2011 (most recent version, 14.3.9) running on most recent version of Mavericks on late 2013 15" retina MacBook Pro crashes whenever opening a document that contains comments or change tracking. A complete uninstall and reinstall of Office did not fix the problem. What gives?
posted by DoctorFedora on Feb 12, 2014 - 1 answer

Learning to use VBA

I have read that John Walkenbach's books are the de-facto standard for learning to use VBA in Microsoft Excel. I'd like to know what books are recommended to learn to use vba in other Office products - primarily Access, but also Word and Powerpoint. I'm more interested in books than in websites.
posted by Proginoskes on Apr 6, 2013 - 3 answers

How can I select pre-written paragraphs to insert into letter?

I have a scenario where I have to evaluate work performance. There are 5 categories I'm evaluating. Now when the person fails to meet a benchmark, I want to send him a letter explaining why he didn't meet the benchmark. So I have 5 paragraphs (one for each category) that explains what was wrong and how to fix it. Instead of copying and pasting from a document to create the letter, I'd like to be able to select from a list of responses, and have those responses formatted in a letter form. More after the the jump. [more inside]
posted by FireStyle on Mar 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Sick of the cite of this thing.

How do I cite a legal case in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Oct 18, 2012 - 7 answers

MS Word Doc Merging?

MS Word doc merging... too complex to pull off? [more inside]
posted by nurgle on May 14, 2012 - 3 answers

Word 2004 to Word 2011

Switching from Word for Mac 2004 to Word for Mac 2011. Formatting and compatibility issues. Really truly clueless. Help? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Word won't type my square brackets and more!

Microsoft Word 2010 doesn't seem to recognize some of my keyboard inputs. Maybe due to the language my keyboard is set. Can't figure how to customize or otherwise tell it that a [set keyboard shortcut] is already equated to a [set character]. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Oct 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Automate this form!

Endless paperwork! How do I automate filling out a .doc form? Challenge: cannot involve downloading/installing any new software [more inside]
posted by Wretch729 on Oct 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Help with Microsoft Word 2007 Space Formatting

Help with default space formatting on Microsoft Office 2007. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jun 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Line spacing in Word for Mac vs. Windows?

Why does my one-pager in Word for Mac become a two-pager when I open it up in Word for Windows? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Jun 15, 2011 - 16 answers

Good help forum for Office 2010?

Can anyone recommend a good, well-trafficked forum for Microsoft Office (particularly 2010) questions? Seems like this should be eminently Googleable, but maybe because there are so many of them, I'm not finding the one that is the one. Thanks!
posted by The Dutchman on Mar 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Examining 300 MS Word documents, looking for shortcuts

How would one go about the task of recording the word-counts of hundreds of MS Word documents? Is this something that could be automated? [more inside]
posted by cac on Feb 24, 2011 - 4 answers

I need help making a form letter easier to change in Word.

I need help making a form letter easier to change in Word. [more inside]
posted by Uncle on Dec 3, 2010 - 1 answer

Why does changing my keyboard layout in Windows change my editing language in Word?

I often write in several languages (French, Dutch, and English) and so I use multiple keyboard layouts (on Windows 7) and multiple editing languages (in Microsoft Office 2007). I find that when I have Word open and I change the keyboard setting in Windows (from US to US-International or vice-versa), Microsoft Word will change the editing language back to English (United States), Word's default language, no matter what other language (Dutch or French) I was working in at the time. [more inside]
posted by dhens on Oct 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Me doesn't spel or write two good.

Is there such a thing as an "advanced" spelling and grammar program for Microsoft Word or WordPerfect? Bonus points if it is designed for the legal world. [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Jul 25, 2010 - 14 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

Organizing mailing lists in Word

How do I organize, combine and alphabetize a mailing list in Word or Office? [more inside]
posted by beingresourceful on Mar 1, 2010 - 8 answers

macros in word 2007

I have some Macros that run in Word. We are migrating to Office 2007. Problem: the MsgBox function appears to lock all open windows of word. Any Ideas on how to get around that? [more inside]
posted by Amby72 on Feb 4, 2010 - 1 answer

using .doc, shoud i move my business to .docx?

should i move my office to word 2008 (.docx) or stay with 2004 (.doc)? [more inside]
posted by alcahofa on Jan 2, 2010 - 25 answers

Word 2007 formatting question

How do I keep a particular tab in Word2007 from automatically disappearing? And other Word2007 and Excel 2007 questions inside. [more inside]
posted by jujube on Dec 17, 2009 - 15 answers

Formatting Differences in MS Word on Windows vs Mac

How consistent is MS Office between Windows and OSX? Will using MS Office on my Mac solve this formatting problem I'm having? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Nov 19, 2009 - 13 answers

Looking to up my presentation skills in NYC

I'm looking for a job doing presentation graphics (in law firms, possibly financial firms); this is about 30% of my current job at a law firm. I'm one of very few "experts" at my firm which isn't very technologically advanced in this area, so I'm afraid that my skills won't cut it in the outside world. I need advice on how to upgrade my skills. [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Sep 30, 2009 - 2 answers

How can I download only Open Office Writer instead of the whole suite?

Can I download only OpenOffice Writer? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Jun 18, 2009 - 4 answers

WordMacroFilter

WordMacroFilter: So my new boss is great but he has some crazy grammar and wordsmithing quirks. I received a list (no joke) of the edits he wants to see of documents that come to his desk (use affect instead of impact, effect instead of impacts, etc). I'd like to create a Microsoft Word Macro that will automate the task. [more inside]
posted by roundrock on May 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Microsoft Word crashing shortly after start-up. Tried common solutions with no success - other ideas?

Microsoft Word crashing shortly after start-up. Tried common solutions with no success - other ideas? [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on Apr 22, 2009 - 11 answers

How can I study for the OPAC?

Has anyone taken the Office Proficiency Assessment and Certification (OPAC) test recently, or have documentation on what exactly it tests for in Word and Excel? [more inside]
posted by limeswirltart on Mar 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Green text/background on Office 2008 for Mac

I have a Mac user whose Word documents are suddenly opening as lime green text on lime green background. This is only on her machine, anyone else can open the same documents and have them show as black text on a white background. Office 2008, OS X 10.5
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey on Mar 2, 2009 - 2 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

Hide my "Track Changes"

How do I make previous revisions, "track changes" comments, and other marginalia disappear, and be unretrievable in Word? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Nov 27, 2008 - 19 answers

I see you've used Microsoft Word before.

How do I get 'rock hard' Microsoft Office skills? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Oct 29, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I make Microsoft Word print a complete document wirelessly?

Why are we getting incomplete printouts when attempting to print wirelessly from a laptop? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Aug 19, 2008 - 3 answers

One form to rule them all...

Creating a form template for colleagues to use at work that needs to meet the following criteria: 1. Allow text fields and drop-down selection boxes. 2. Allow users to add additional text in should they see fit (i.e. doesn't disallow all input outside of form fields). 3. Will allow rows (the form will be arranged like a table) to be duplicated/copied & pasted, including the form fields contained within those rows. 4. Is formatted nicely enough to be passed along to a client and read clearly. 5. Is openable/usable by your average user who doesn't have access to super expensive/specialized software. [more inside]
posted by freudenschade on May 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Microsoft Office is accessing my wi-fi - how do I stop it?

How do I prevent Microsoft Office from going online? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Apr 10, 2008 - 10 answers

How to view pages side by side in Microsoft Word?

Is there any way to view pages in a Microsoft Word (2002) documents side by side instead of top to bottom? [more inside]
posted by bigcheesegump on Feb 25, 2008 - 6 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

Where is the little paper clip guy??

Arg! Help me figure out Word 2007! [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Dec 10, 2007 - 9 answers

Question on converting numbers into formatted text with Excel.

Question on converting numbers into formatted text with Excel. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Nov 7, 2007 - 5 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

So easy it's impossible to use.

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 - 4 answers

Dear MS Word: Start printing....NOW!

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 - 8 answers

When I open a blank document in Word, why is it not blank?

When I open a blank document in Word, why is it not blank? [more inside]
posted by metacort on Sep 11, 2007 - 4 answers

Special Characters in Word on OS X

How do I easily insert special characters in Word on Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by deansfurniture5 on Sep 10, 2007 - 9 answers

How can I integrate Google Docs to Microsoft Word 2007?

How can I integrate Google Docs to Microsoft Word 2007? [more inside]
posted by enriquem on Aug 2, 2007 - 2 answers

How to turn off Markup as a default in Word 2007?

How do i turn off Markup once and for all in Word 2007, for real? [more inside]
posted by ye#ara on Jul 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Surely Word's Embedded Audio Can't Too Crippled To Export or Control

How to change the program Word opens embedded audio with? Alternatively, suggestions for foot-pedal software that plays well with audio embedded in Word or RTF documents. [more inside]
posted by icebourg on Jul 16, 2007 - 3 answers

Update Entire Field?

Microsoft Word Training Filter: Can anyone recommend any good, comprehensive online training courses for Microsoft Word 2007. Bonus points for: free or cheap. [more inside]
posted by Zinger on Jun 26, 2007 - 4 answers

Annoying changes to my MS Word at work...

Annoying changes to my MS Word at work... [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Apr 12, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I get my table rows to stay clumped in fives?

How do I get a the rows in a table to stay clumped in fives even if I add or change the data?I have a long list of data that I need to arrange in a table, and I want the rows grouped together in fives. I'm currently working in Microsoft Word, and what I've got looks something like this Google Doc. I want the table(s) to stay grouped like this even if I add, delete, or change the data. If I just use the Word tables, adding a new line to a group will just create an extra row. [more inside]
posted by bokinney on Mar 12, 2007 - 7 answers

Page: 1 2