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Related to this question: Show cell selection in Excel when not in focus except that my case concerns Microsoft Word.
When I select text or a column/row in Microsoft Word or Excel (2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013) it shows up highlighted like this in Word:
However, when I change focus to another program, the highlighted text is no longer highlighted.
I generally work with 2 monitors, where one monitor contains a document/spreadsheet containing data I need to read, and the other monitor is where I am actually doing work. I will select some text (or cells) to make it stand out amongst the many pages of data, and then switch programs, but the highlighted text is no longer visible.
Is there a permanent solution to this problem?
This seems like it should be so basic, but it apparently isn't very intuitive.
(1) I've inserted a table into a new blank MS-Word document.
(2) I want to add some text outside and above the table.
The table is butted right up against the top of the document and I can't move the cursor to a point before the table to insert any new text.
I've found that you can do this by cutting the table to the clipboard, type the new text and paste the table back, but there just has to be a more straightforward way to put the cursor at a point before a table that is at the top of a document.
I'd like a footer that has not only page number, but also the chapter title (heading 1) depending on what chapter the page is in.
How do I add the chapter info to the footer?
There's no way to select
Heading 2 (and higher). Suggestions on how to fix this are welcome.
It doesn't change when I creating documents from other templates.
When writing technical documents, it is often required for tables to not wrap across columns and page breaks, so that all data from a given table are displayed in one place. In LaTeX, there is a setting to prevent tables from wrapping unless they are simply too long to do otherwise. Is there any similar such setting for Word 2010?
I know I can manually insert column and page breaks, but it becomes a hassle to reformat the entire document if I add in two lines of text which bumps two lines of a table over to the next column. I also found an option under Table Properties for "don't break row over pages", but this doesn't seem to do what I want. Is there any other setting that can do this?
I've just upgraded to Windows 8 (from XP) and re-installed my copy of Office 2007. Now the common shortcuts (Ctrl-Z, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V etc) don't work in Word, however other shortcuts (Ctrl-P) are fine.
These shortcuts do work in other applications (such as Chrome) and they even work in other office applications (PowerPoint).
When I go into the customize shortcuts option in Word I see that
EditPaste command has Shift-Insert shortcut and I can add Ctrl-V but I can't find
BTW I'm using a Hebrew version of Office (I don't know if this is relevant).
Note: The accepted answer was edited after I accepted it. I didn't check that the modified answer is correct so be aware that the original answer (and the one that solved my problem) was to do with the currently selected input language when Word was launched, not the default keyboard language.
In a document I'm preparing, I have the following sections:
- Cover page, table of contents, introduction, etc. -- portrait orientation
- The second section, some challenges -- landscape orientation due to space limitations
- Third section, some recommendations -- portrait orientation again.
I use section breaks to accomplish the different page orientations.
While the section breaks work well for orientation, it looks like they throw off MS Word's Table of Contents, which starts over at page 0 for each section:
How can I get MS Word Table of Contents to ignore section breaks for the purposes of page numbering, so that I can have continuous numbering of my pages?
Open Word and insert a table (1 x 1 will work just fine).
Right-click in the table and, in the context menu, select "Bullets" and a bullet image from the bullet library.
Type something and press enter.
Type something else, but, instead of clicking enter, right-click and select "Increase Indent"
Notice something else moves into the proper indentation of a nested bullet:
Outside of a Word table, you would simply press tab to get this behavior, but I want a keyboard shortcut (if available) to do this inside the table.
This is what I've tried:
- Ctrl + Tab: Just indents the text, not the bullet
- Ctrl + T: Same as Ctrl + Tab
- Ctrl + M: Indents the text and the bullet but does not change the
Can this be done outside the right-click context menu?
Is it possible to set Microsoft Word to display some text left-aligned and other text right-aligned on a single line? Here's an example of what I mean (vertical lines represent edges of page):
| Chickens, turkey, geese, pigeon and duck 30 |
| Cows 240 |
| Pigs and boar 83 |
| Sheep Not applicable |
The full justify option won't work because I don't want anything in the middle of the lines. The table of contents option has the formatting I want, but only supports page numbers, which does me no good.
I am missing the "L" formatting (or maybe layout) things in Microsoft Word and don't know how to get them back.
Below screenshot I found shows the missing parts in red circles:
How can I re-enable or show these things? They look like corners of a box.
I was having a discussion on bookmarks in Word with a friend, and he suggested me to check out his implementation of a query in Word. Since I did not have Microsoft Word installed, I told him I don't have Word so I won't be able to test it.
To this, he mentioned that he'll send the executables and it will work - I argued that without an installation this will fail.
I was rather shocked when he sent me the standalone executables and on running them, Word actually launched and I was able to use almost every functionality o_0
How's this possible? I've never installed Microsoft Office on my system, this isn't any "portable" app or VMWare ThinStall ( thanks nhinkle, didn't know about this).
There are absolutely no Microsoft Office related files - except for
Curiously even Microsoft Excel works fine with just the standalone executable.
winword.exe size is about 39 MB, and
excel.exe size is just 35kb, which makes it even more strange.
I'm running on Windows XP, the files were from Office 2003.
I was discussing this on Chat prior to posting, here's the conversation
I want a way of updating all fields in a Word 2013 document. (If it works in other versions, all the better; I originally had this problem with Word 2007, and nothing seems to have changed since then.) This includes cross-references, page numbers, tables of contents, indexes, headers, etc. If it can be updated by pressing F9, I want it updated.
(In theory updating fields can cause other fields to need updating, e.g. a longer table of contents changes some page numbers in the main text. Taking care of the common cases is good enough for me. In fact, it's ok if I have to run the macro two or three times before it stabilizes. I just want to have a single macro that finds everything.)
My attempt so far doesn't update fields in text boxes inside figures. How do I update them, and what else have I missed?
EDIT: Combining the answer given with what I already had gives a macro that seems to update everything (with a known defect).
'' Update all the fields, indexes, etc. in the specified document.
Sub UpdateAllFieldsIn(doc As Document)
'' Update tables. We do this first so that they contain all necessary
'' entries and so extend to their final number of pages.
Dim toc As TableOfContents
For Each toc In doc.TablesOfContents
Dim tof As TableOfFigures
For Each tof In doc.TablesOfFigures
'' Update fields everywhere. This includes updates of page numbers in
'' tables (but would not add or remove entries). This also takes care of
'' all index updates.
Dim sr As range
For Each sr In doc.StoryRanges
While Not (sr.NextStoryRange Is Nothing)
Set sr = sr.NextStoryRange
'' FIXME: for footnotes, endnotes and comments, I get a pop-up
'' "Word cannot undo this action. Do you want to continue?"
'' Update all the fields, indexes, etc. in the active document.
'' This is a parameterless subroutine so that it can be used interactively.