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It's on the tip of someone's tongue

Please help my husband and me find words or phrases (any language!) that describe the sensation of knowing how far you are from home. Not really alienation or nostalgia or being homesick-- just the understanding/realization of the distance. [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict on May 25, 2014 - 14 answers

I need help with my addiction to the backspace key.

Habitually editing while I write, want to try free-writing and getting it all out, having difficulty: can I temporarily disable my backspace key in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Mar 8, 2012 - 22 answers

Footnotes in Word - Help!

Footnotes in Word - Help! [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Oct 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me reword "ascend a [horizontal] walkway" so it is correct.

Can you "ascend" a horizontal "walkway"? No? Then how does one describe this action in a single word? [more inside]
posted by phonebia on Apr 20, 2011 - 26 answers

From teh intarwebz to one of them book things with the paper and stuff!

Is there an easy, quick way in Word to convert a large amount of block paragraphs (like we have on teh internets) to the sort of paragraphs one sees in print with indents and no space between said paragraphs? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Jan 24, 2011 - 12 answers

teach my word to indent properly again! like in the old days!

why can word 2004 no longer indent block quotes properly? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Dec 3, 2010 - 4 answers

computer aided essay grading

Have you used software to help you grade student essays? Tell me about your experience. [more inside]
posted by landlubber on Oct 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Successful collaboration on large, technical Word documents?

Scientists and other academics: Please advise on strategies for successful collaboration on large, technical Word documents. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Dec 28, 2009 - 18 answers

Pretty Up My Word

How can I make my Word documents look less....boring? Seeking tips & tricks from people with an eye for design. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jul 8, 2009 - 26 answers

Two Problems with Word 2008

Two questions about Word 2008, on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Apr 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Thesaurus word like "homage to"

Single word that means "to sing the praises of", poss. Greek or Roman in origin. Thinking paean, or ode but not quite. [more inside]
posted by jchinique on Feb 23, 2009 - 25 answers

Arial or Times New Roman? Single spaced? Bold?

Who wants to share their favorite MS Word 2003 Style themes for writing academic papers? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Apr 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Story contest. 500 word-limit. Please tell me that's not counting every *single* word!

When a writing contest puts a maximum of "500 words" for story length, should the count include "a" "an" or "the"? [more inside]
posted by skyper on Mar 27, 2008 - 24 answers

MS Word: Strip all styles while retaining formatting?

I have a macro that takes an un-styled document, and tries to put text into the right styles based on what its formatting is. But, if the document already has some scheme of styles, the macro doesn't work very well. So, I would like to transform a Word document into an un-styled version of itself-- but one that retains ALL of the original formatting (italics, small caps, font size, spacing). What would be the most correct way to do this? I have Word 2003 (which the macro needs) and 2007, as well as Word 2008 for Mac. Also-- HTML doesn't work, as it doesn't retain small caps.
posted by yesno on Feb 22, 2008 - 10 answers

Should I be using LaTex instead of MS Word?

I'm currently writing a novel. Should I use LaTex instead of MS Word? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 13, 2007 - 41 answers

Software Reccomendations: Writing a Paper While Keeping An Outline

Need toms help finding a good program or method for maintaining an outline structure within an essay. As you can tell, I'm having a hard time describing my problem. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Mar 9, 2007 - 9 answers

I want to convert from Word to Pages

I'm a professional writer and book editor. I'd like to buy an Apple Mini and at long last get out of the grips of Microsoft. This means I want to use Pages as well. Does anyone have experience converting from Word to Pages.? [more inside]
posted by partner on Jul 19, 2006 - 16 answers

Where'd Borges Get Dem Werds?

On behalf of a friend, though it actually sounds like an interesting question and I think I'd like to know too: Could you put up something asking about whether there's a real-world source/derivation for the words "hron" and "hronir" used in Borges' "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius"?
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me on Nov 5, 2005 - 3 answers

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