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Word 2007 dynamically updated text field

Question: Word 2007 dynamically updated text field

Hi everyone!

I'm sure this is probably something very simple that I'm missing...

I am creating a document template for a specific document type.

I have two rich text controls added to a document via the developer tab.

The first is the document's number in a series of documents to be created. The second is the actual document title.

In the footer area, I want these to be shown in reverse - i.e. the document name, then the document's number, so I am making it very easy to check the number of the document when flicking through a physical folder.

I tried to do this with bookmarks and cross-referencing, but the bookmarks are not saved when you create a new document based on that template.

I tried with a macro, but after recording the macro, it didn't really do what I wanted.

Is there an easy way to get this working? If not, is there a way I can assign names to the rich text controls in my template to run a macro more efficiently?

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Answer: Word 2007 dynamically updated text field

See Word Variables etc. Editor which will allow you to easily map content controls to achieve what you want to do.

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Hi everyone!

I'm sure this is probably something very simple that I'm missing...

I am creating a document template for a specific document type.

I have two rich text controls added to a document via the developer tab.

The first is the document's number in a series of documents to be created. The second is the actual document title.

In the footer area, I want these to be shown in reverse - i.e. the document name, then the document's number, so I am making it very easy to check the number of the document when flicking through a physical folder.

I tried to do this with bookmarks and cross-referencing, but the bookmarks are not saved when you create a new document based on that template.

I tried with a macro, but after recording the macro, it didn't really do what I wanted.

Is there an easy way to get this working? If not, is there a way I can assign names to the rich text controls in my template to run a macro more efficiently?

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I'm trying to create a word doc with text form fields. I have them in the doc but I want them to remain the in the same location after I type in each box. Currently when I type enough characters in the box the next text form box moves to the next tab location. How can I make each box "freeze" where it is before I start typing in it? Any Suggestions?

Answer:Word 2007 - Text Form Field Help Needed

Embed the form field inside a frame. You can then set the frames border so that it is invisible so that it can't be seen.


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We use Oracle's XML Publisher to generate reports. This is where an XML file is merged with a .rtf template to generate an output (usually PDF). We design our .rtf templates using Microsoft Word 2007. I have a need to print something in the same position on the last page of every report (in this case.. customer invoices). I am placing this logic in the footer so it will print in the same position. I also have logic in there that determines when it is the last page. It isn't working and I need some help. Right now I have { if {NUMPAGES}>{PAGE} "Not Last Page" "Last Page" }. I am getting "Last Page" on every page. (This isn't the wording that I really need to go there, I was just testing this functionality). I read an article from Microsoft Support (Article ID 211755) that says this is supposed to work with version 2000. I'm hoping it is still valid for 2007. If you have accomplished something like this or can help me I would appreciate it.

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I know the Include Field will include part of the text from an Include File if it is in a bookmark. The format is {IncludeText "File Path" Bookmark}. I have 2 files: Source and Target.

Source is a form template. I included a Text Form Field and gave it the bookmark AA. I also included other text in a "normal" bookmark, BB.

In Target I have 2 fields: {IncludeText "C:\\" AA} and {IncludeText "C:\\" BB}. The text from BB shows up, but the one for AA is blank.

If I go into Source and look under Bookmarks, both AA and BB are there.

BTW, I have tried it with the Source form both "Protected" and "Unprotected" and it didn't make any difference.

Any idea why this is happening, and more importantly, any idea on how to make this work? If not, it seems like a real bug in Word 2003 as they are both definitely considered to be bookmarks.

Thank you,


Answer:Word 2003 - Include Text Field - Not Including Bookmark Text if in Form Field

Thread reopened for user to post solution.

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I've searched the forum and can't find the help I need...perhaps I'm not using the right keywords.

Anyway, I want to automatically have a time stamp entered in a field named "CancelDate" if a yes/no field named "Cancel?" is checked. On the form I use an action button for that field.

I'm new with VBA, but after some research I entered this code in the AfterUpdate line in Properties:

Private Sub CancelDate_AfterUpdate()
If Me.txtCancel?.value = 1 Then Me.txtCancelDate = Now()
End If
End Sub

...and it doesn't work. It seems to hang up because of the question mark. I get a Compile Error: Expected:Then or GoTo.

Can anyone help me?

Answer:Solved: Access 2007 Record Date When Field Updated

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Greetings! I've searched everywhere for the answer to this issue. It must be common, but I can't find it anywhere. I'm using MS Word 2007, but the problem was the same in 2003. I sometimes get a text box that is behind regular text. I need to move it. One normally just selects a text box and drags, or cut and paste, it where one wants. However, when it is behind text, it can't be selected. I have found no way to select normal text and "send it behind."

How do I get to this text box that is behind my regular text? I've been told to "move the regular text out of the way, then you will be able to get to your text box." But the text box moves with text!



Answer:Text box stuck behind regular text in MS Word 2003 and 2007, Can't select text box.

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I have a memo field in my application that the user needs to put a lot of text in with numbered items that require indentint. The finished report looks awful because she is forced to space between the numbers and the text instead of a clean indent. I am using the runtime version of Access 2007 field. I need find a text editor that will hold formatting and keep it in the field for the report.

Answer:Text Editor for Access 2007 Field

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My Access 2007 database contains records with a text field of up to 255 characters. these records are being imported into a system that allows up to 39 characters for this data. I'm seeking help to create a query(queries) or macro(s) that will create additional records with each one containing the next 39 characters in the text field. For example, a record contains 125 characters in its text field. I need to end up with 4 records such that record #1 contains the first 39 characters, record #2 contains the next 39 characters, and so forth.

Answer:Parsing text field in Access 2007

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Can someone help me please. I have a word merge running from an Access 2007 form to word (Mr Kallals' great code). The problem is that I set up certain underlying tables with numeric primary keys and then their second field contained the text I wanted to show on the form.

e.g. Column 1 Primary key
Column 2 Location

So PK 11 shows as 'Anywhere UK' on subsequent forms and queries. The problem is that my merge with the VBA module mentioned above and the word merge operation in Access' export facility only show '11' instead of ' Anywhere UK'.

I'm really stuck and very weak with vba. But surely this is something that might be fixed from within Word as much as Access

Can someone help.


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I have a table consisting of 8 columns by 26 rows. In each cell, I'm adding a Text Form Field. Is there anyway, besides doing it cell by cell, where I can just copy a row, then paste the same Text Form Field with text length maximums in the other 25 rows?

Answer:Word - Text Form Field

Sure, Brian.
Create first row.
In Print Layout view, take your mouse pointer to the left of the left-most cell in the row, and it should turn into a 1:00 pointing arrow. Click to select the whole row, then Ctrl+C to copy. Place your cursor in front of the paragraph return just below the table OR in the left-most cell of the row that you want a new row above, and hit Paste.

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I created a form letter as an Access 2007 report. The only field is [first_name] from a query. The first line reads, "Dear Joe (or whatever [first_name] is). I want a comma after each name. I tried =Trim([first_name] & ","), =Trim([first_name) & "," and every combination I can think of. Every permutation returns Dear #Type!. How can I get Dear followed by the name and a comma? Thanks!

Answer:Solved: Access 2007 Trim and field text addition

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Hello All.

I am attempting to create Text Form Fields in a previously created Word document. It was not created from a form template.

The field is the DAY in the date field: 10//007. I put the insertion point in the DAY field, click on the Text Form Field icon and fill in the field attributes. Type=Number, Max length=2. I type in a Help description, click OK, save the file, and click on the Protect icon.

When I key in a 2-digit num and press tab, the next page comes up. The same thing happens if I try to put in alpha characters. My help message does not appear. I pressed F1.

I would appreciate any help with this issue.

Answer:MS Word 2003 Text Form Field

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I am looking to create a MS Word 2003 document for work that has a text field that has a character limit to it and I can't seem to find anything in Word that does that. I know it is possible, as we have various documents corporate HQ has us use that has text fields with character limits on them. Does anyone know where I can find this in Word 2003?


Answer:Text field w/character limit in MS Word 03

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I have a doc which I have added the many checkboxes by using Check Box Form Field. Now I want to add textbox for others to enter text. I have added a Text Form Field to the doc but it is kind of hard to tell that there is a field in there. How I can make something like this:




so others can enter text above the lines only or making an enclosed box so others can only enter text inside the box?

Thank you for any help,


Answer:How to use the Text Form Field in MS Word 2000?

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As I stated in my previous post, I'm creating a survey to send out in Word 2003 using text form fields and check box form fields. When typing comments in the text form fields, if the comments go above a certain word count, it is impossible to see what you are typing.

As it appears there is no way to make these text form fields scrollable, it is possible to make the text form field expandable when typing in it?

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How do you insert a date field in Word 2007?

Answer:How do you insert a date field in Word 2007?

In Office 2010 at least, it should be under the "Home" or "Insert " tab. Then there should be a sub-category like "Date" or "Time".By the way. In the future, you'll get better office results here: and Answer. The way of learning.Dell Dimension 8300Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.20 GHz4 GB RAMNvidia Geforce FX5200

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I have created a document with many names in it and wish to index as follows

etc. When I use the indexing tools all I get is

How do I set the field codes so that the index lists surnames alphabetically as my example?
I know how to get to the field codes. It is knowing the right ones and the correct order.

Any help would be much appreciated



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I am trying to use a REF field in Word 2007. The REF is Malename and is set to title case and the font is set to Arial Regular 12 however the first word comes out in regular font and the other words come out in bold. I cannot make them all go into regular font. I have others set for bold and caps and that works fine on both words however the regular font wont work. I have tried highlighting all the code and the space after (there is no space before as it is the first word after an autonumbered paragraph). I have even tried highlighting the whole document and ensuring it is not in bold however as soon as I fill in the field box the text comes back in bold (only the subsequent words though the first word is not bold as it should be!) Help I am tearing my hair out! Oh I have tried the *\charformat code too and that didnt work either.

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footer, using field codes, numpages returns correct value, but adding "-1" returns a blank (no result). When I toggle to the code it shows, but the result doesn't

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Please help!

When I select Insert Caption from the toolbar, or right click Insert Caption, that field inserts a figure number, but the caption field (at the top) does not let me populate a figure title. I cannot enter data as I usually do. And, the figure number does not populate in this field as it normally does. This is an important document, and there are many users. We are all frustrated!

Thank you for your expertise.


Answer:Word 2007, Insert Caption pop up field

In the caption dialogue box click the New Label... button and create your label, but don't include the numbering. The numbering ( or lettering if you choose that ) is automatically added to your "label" to create the "caption". That's why you can't directly edit the Caption text box. Word keeps track of the numbering for you.

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I am currently using Word 2003 and have created a template. Within the template are text fields. My current issue is that if I make a change to formatting in one of the text fields, it replicates to all of the text fields. To give an example in the screen shot if I enter text then change the formatting under Point 1 (Project Statement) that change remains with that text field. If I go down to the next form field, and before entering any text, make formatting changes, that replicates to all of the form fields below. Similarly if text is entered first, then a formatting change made i.e. bullet point, that then seems to replicate through to the rest of the text fields. Can someone please explain as to why this is happening? thanks.

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I am trying to create a custom field using the numpages field in word 2007. I was trying to input from scratch (using the ctrl+F9). Also tried modifying the already inserted numpages field as well.

{={NUMPAGES}+2} - so increase the number of pages by 2 so when I create a pdf later I can add in some attachments.

I have searched around and tried placing spaces inbetween the mathical operators and commands, however I am still getting "!Syntax Error, {". I have also changed the security settings to allow macros (lowest security settings) and restart the document. Nothing happens and still getting the same error.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


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Ok this is wierd I have a client using Office 2007 pro and some of her docs that she recently updated and the problem is when she prints the docs text that she deleted is printing over the top of new text she inserted into the doc.

Now when you have said doc open in WORD the deleted text is not there in any view and does NOT show in "print preview".

I opened said doc with WORDPAD and the deleted text shows up at the bottom so its still in the word doc somewhere imbedded so it prints over the top of the actual text in the doc.

Any thoughts this has me baffled.

Answer:Office 2007 Word printing deleted text over new text

First thought which comes to mind is, has your client pressed "hide" instead of "Delete"...

Remove hidden data and personal information from Office documents - Excel - Microsoft Office

How do I find and remove hidden data and personal information in my Office documents?

You can use the Document Inspector to find and remove hidden data and personal information in Office documents that were created in Office Word 2007, Office Excel 2007, Office PowerPoint 2007, and earlier versions of these Office programs. It is a good idea to use the Document Inspector before you share an electronic copy of your Office document, such as in an e-mail attachment.
Open the Office document that you want to inspect for hidden data or personal information.
Click the Microsoft Office Button, click Save As, and then type a name in the File name box to save a copy of your original document.
Important It is a good idea to use the Document Inspector on a copy of your original document because it is not always possible to restore the data that the Document Inspector removes.
In the copy of your original document, click the Microsoft Office Button, point to Prepare, and then click Inspect Document.
In the Document Inspector dialog box, select the check boxes to choose the types of hidden content that you want to be inspected. For more information about the individual Inspectors, see What information can the Document Inspector find and re... Read more

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When I returned to my saved document, the mouse wouldn't work at all. I cannot edit or highlight any of the text! I've never had this problem before.

Answer:Created a text doc in Word 2007. Mouse can't edit text

Close the document (and the Word application) then re-open them.If no change, restart Windows and try again.It will probably be nothing more than a "glitch".There's no need to post the same problem twice in less than 10 minutes! Be patient and wait for a reply - it may take several hours.

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Have created some basic online forms. Now I am tasked with displaying each entire field length (visually somehow) so the user can see approximately how much room they have to enter test. Examples:
Name: Field length highlighted or shaded
Location: Underlining would work to indicate field length
Phone: ( Parenthesis might work )

If I type "Enter Name Here" in Properties, under Default Text, only "Enter Name Here" is shaded. The shading does not extend to the maximum length I selected. The field extends that far, but no indicator of the entire field length. Thanks to everyone for being patient. Attempted to be specific as my question seemed unclear in other unrelated forums. This forum/posting/threads, etc. is new to me. I am 62, so go figure!

Answer:Forms/Word 2007/Display entire field length

Welcome to the Seven Forums.
This is unfamiliar to me, have you tried enter spaces in the chosen field?

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I have a text box with text in,that I wish to copy/paste a number of times lower down in the document. When I click the point where I wish to place the copied text/text box then paste,it is pasted more or less in the same place to the original text box not where I placed the cursor,thus I have to drag the copied text box to where I am wishing to paste it. Why can I not paste it where I have placed the cursor?

Answer:copy paste text/text box word 2007

>>> Why can I not paste it where I have placed the cursor?Because a text box is a moveable object that can be dragged to any part of the document. It isn't placed at the cursor point in the same way that pasted text is. Also, this behaviour isn't specific to the 2007 version of Word.

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I write quite a few manuals, and I've recently upgraded to Word 2007.
I know there must be a way to do what I'd like.
I have a section where I have a table in the manual, and I want to be able to type a part number in one column, and have the description for the part automatically pop up in the next column.

I've tried searching different forums, but I keep hitting on answers on how to have it automatically fill in the same field.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

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Hi fellow PCReviewers

I'm having difficulties with my Word 2007 form. I have set it up to allow fields to be populated and have the sum total appear in another field. Unfortunately I am having no success in regards to the total automatically updating as data (numbers) are being populated.The F9 fails to update the total as well.

I have checked and double checked the properties and it all seems fine to me, ie, data fields all set to "calculate on exit", the total sum field is not set to "calculate on exit" and the calculation formula reads =Text1+Text2+Text3+Text4 i've even used =sum(Text1+Text2+Text3+Text4) without success.

As a footnote, I am able to open a former 2003 Word form and it does behave correctly. The form outlined above was created in W2007.

Can anyone help me please

Answer:Word 2007 form calculate field fails to udate when data entered

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Please help me to retrieve text box behind text in word 2007?Many thanks!

Answer:Retrieving text box behind text in Word 2007

Right-click text box, select 'order' and then select 'bring in front of text'.If the text in front is in a box of its own, then again right-click the visible box, select 'order' and choose 'send to back'"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Hello all,

I'm trying to conditionally format text on the fly.

For instance:

- (turn text red)
- "This is red."
- (turn text black)
- "This is black"

I've tried this:
.Characters(Len(.Text) - 1).Select
With Selection.Font
.Color = wdColorRed
.Bold = True
End With

Selection.InsertAfter "This is red."
And multiple variants using other objects, but none seems to work consistently.

Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks a lot.

Answer:Solved: Format Text Dynamically

Nvrmnd, got it somewhere else:
With ThisDocument.Tables(1).Cell(1, 2).Range

Selection.Font.Color = wdColorRed
Selection.TypeText "This is red." & vbCrLf

Selection.Font.Color = wdColorAutomatic
Selection.TypeText "This is black."
End With


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I support a software program that has a proprietary menu item when you right-click a calculated field. It has been this way for 10-15years and has worked in WinXP through Win10 with never an issue. This past week I had 3 different customers tell me that when they right-click one of these fields to access what is normally the Cut/Copy/Paste/ menu that also includes our menu item, they are now getting the Windows default cut/copy/paste/Right to Left Reading order/Show Unicode control characters/ etc menu. The only thing I can think of that they all have in common besides these are all Window 10 64bit pc's, is that they all have one update to Adobe Acrobat (17.012.20098).
I was able to resolve for a moment on two of these workstations by having the user go into Language/Advanced settings and actually selected "English (Unites States) from the "Override for Windows display language" even though that settings is implied by the "recommended". But after the pc was turned off over night and back to it the next day, the problem is back and that setting is still selected. All language and regional settings on all the pc's are defaulted to English/Unites States. I do not know what other avenue to go in. Could something hae been switched on or off in Windows (by this Adobe update perhaps?) that would make the context text menu switch to Windows text default right-click menu?

Any help is appreciated!

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I need a date field changed into a text field of YYYYMMDD so for example the date of birth field is 3/17/1953 and I need that converted to 19530317 in the Excel spreadsheet. Thanks.

Answer:I need a date field changed into a text field of YYYYMMDD

under the format options.

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I am trying to create a template for a front cover for some papers, using a simple heading, with summary, date etc. What I want is a thin black border, following the margins of the page, with a wider coloured border inside it.The heading and other comments will be inside this. It sounds easy, using the insert>text box option, but I just cannot find how.I will want about a dozen similar pages, so a template would be best. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Text Box in Word 2007

There may be better ways to do this. But one way would be to create a text box just inside the margins chose a wide coloured border for it. Then insert a rectangular shape with a thin black line around the outside of the text box an dthen send this shape to the back. It should look as if you have a text box with a black line with a wider coloured line inside that. Then save it as a template.

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Question: How do I mirror text in Word 2007?
Purpose: I have to send the cover page of my book to the printer who uses Offset Printing Technology. For this I have to create a Mirror Image of the Cover page, print it on a Tracing paper and forward it to my printer.
For years I used Adobe PageMaker 7 and it had a very simple approach: select the text and click at the button provided for Mirorring and its done. Now I have swiched to Word 2007 as it has other imortant features that I need for authoring books but I could not find mirroring feature. MS Word 2007 Help also did not help.

Answer:Mirroring Text in Word 2007

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I just recently upgraded to Word 2007. I am having an issue that is basically making me want to pull my hair out. I am trying to create a document that has a picture in a table. I want the picture in the table, with NO effect whatsoever on the text, so when I insert the object I set the text wrapping to "behind text." However, the text IS STILL moving when I move the object. I swear I have done this a million times in older versions of Word and have never had this issue. I am at a loss. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Text Wrapping Word 2007 has a good description on using the more advanced wrapping features in Word 2007.

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I've reduced Microsoft Word so that the window would only take up one third of the screen. I wants to word wrap in that confined space, like Notepad++, but I haven't been able to do so. I searched in Microsoft Office Word Help, reluctant to find the solution.

Answer:In Word 2007 can't I wrap text?

In the Help section there's extensive directions for several different ways to Word Wrap in Office 2007. And don't forget, that you can change your margins and/or your tab settings to keep your text confined to your specifications.

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I'm trying to get 'stacked' text in Word 2007. I can achieve this in Excel 2007(Text Box/Format Shape/Text Box/Text Direction=Stacked) and then Paste result but is there a way of doing it in Word without all that bother?

Answer:How to stack text in Word 2007??

One suggestion here and another suggestion here

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Is there a key board short cut for forming a box round text that you have highlighted.You can do it by outlining text going to paragraph/outside boarders. I want to do by a short cut.

Answer:Word 2007 - Outside Border (text box)

You could create a Macro to do the task?

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When I copy text into a Word 2007 document (say from an interner page) it does not take up the whole line from left to right margin. The left margins are of course fine, but if I want the text to extend to the right margin I have to go to the end of the line and hit the delete key. This enables the text to fill up that particular line, but then I have to do it on the next line. And the next....

Obviously there is a better way. Probably something incredibly simple. I just don't know what it is...

Any help?

Answer:Word 2007 text question

Use Find & Replace. I don't have Word 2007 on this computer, so I can't give you the exact steps. But one of the options is to find special characters such as the paragraph, newline, or carriage return. Then either put a space in the replace box or leave it blank.

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This is really annoying. Everytime we try to save word doc as pdf it condenses the text?
See screenshot click here help would really be appreciated

Answer:Word 2007 distorts text when save as pdf

FE informed.

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I am brand new to Word 2007. It was just installed on my computer at work today. I'm trying to access Auto Text. I type frequent words and phrases and I can't seem to find Auto Text. I located the Auto Correct tab under Word Options. Am I missing it somewhere?

Answer:Solved: Word 2007 Auto Text

From Word 2007 help:

The AutoText feature is incorporated as a gallery into the expanded capabilities provided by the Quick Parts feature (Document Parts, Building Blocks) in Microsoft Office Word 2007.

Tip You can add the AutoText command to the Quick Access Toolbar by doing the following: Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Word Options. Click Customize. Click Commands Not in the Ribbon in the Choose commands from list, click AutoText, and then click Add.

Note The Ribbon is part of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface.

Find links to more information about features that provide similar functionality in the See Also section.

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I have search the forum to see if I could find an answer, but if there is one I can't find it. So first off, my apologies if I've posted something that's been answered before!

I have Windows Home and Student 2007, including Word 2007.

I've been search endlessly for weeks now to find dictionary software that allows me to create my own dictionary, complete with any etymology info I wish to include for all entries. I am not seeking just to download a dictionary or use "Custom Dictionary" in Word (which is basically nothing more than a word list). Having realized that what I am specifically needing is not possible unless I pay some company far more than I can afford to supply the software, I am trying to construct one in Word.

My idea is this:
Create a table with a page, or several as needed, devoted to one letter of the alphabet.

Using two columns with the left column being where I put the word's definition and other etymology info.
I tried to copy a sample table here, but it didn't work.
Rather than having to retype all the text I want to include for each entry, I would like to copy the information I've located (using free online dictionaries) directly into the 2nd cell (left column) for each word entry. Unfortunately, I lose any and all formatting when I try to paste what I've selected from any website. It comes out completely garbled. The time I would need to put in re-formatting all it is longer than it would ta... Read more

Answer:Copying text from internet into Word 2007

Make a text file with the extension of DIC, with the words youe want use.

Place this new ".DIC" file in C:\Users\"UserName"\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\UProof

Go to some other information.

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I have tried

It doesn't recognize it as a formula. When I hit enter, nothing happens.

Any help would be nice.

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I have scoured the web to find a solution to subject text problem. When I select text in a document then perform a Cntr +P or from the print menu itself the option to print selection only is lightly grayed out, i.e. cannot select the option.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Motherboard: Dell Inc., 018D1Y, A00 , ..CN7509307L0ED6.
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

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We recently got MS Office Professional Plus 2007. Before that, we had 2000. I don't ever remember seeing what I am about to describe in an earlier version. My wife recently went back to school. She was typing up a paper in WORD 2007. For some reason, the first part of her paper was typed in red with a solid straight red line under all the text (this is not spell check). She said that she did not do it. I tried to highlight it for her and change it back to black and remove the underline, but it would not do it. As you went farther into her paper, the text was all in black with no underline. Farther down, the text turned to red again with the straight underline. If you took your cursor over the red underlined text, a small window would pop up with the text in it saying that it was inserted on a certain day. When my wife went to print her paper, it printed the way that it looked on the monitor. Since I was unable to help her fix it, she had to rewrite the entire paper causing her to go to bed angry at 2:30 am in the morning. I know that she must have messed with the settings somehow, but could someone tell me what she did so that if this should ever happen again, I wouldn't be in the "doghouse"?

Thank you so much.

Answer:Solved: WORD 2007 (red underlined text)

You appear to have "Track Changes" on.

point the mouse at each occurence in red +underline and click the right mouse button.
You should see menu choices Accept insertion & Reject insertion.

by clicking on Accept insertion, you will see the text revert to normal type.

I am not sure where the menu option is for turning off "track changes " but in the older versions it was Tools, Track changes - its a toggle switch.
The keyboard shortcut for switching it on or off in older versions is

Hold the Ctrl + Shift keys down on your keyboard.
Whilst the keys are held down, press the letter "e"down once
Then release the Ctrl +Shift keys

You should be able to look at help for "track Changes", if you would like to know more about the subject.

Hope this helps.

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Hello. I'm trying to create a party invitation in Word. I have done this many times before in previous versions of Word. I need to create different margins for one document. Every time I try to highlight some text and change the margins, Word automatically creates a new page for the selected text. I don't know how to keep my document on one page. Any ideas?

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Not a very descriptive title..!What i mean is... when you have text within a table and the table spans over pages, i want the heading text to appear on page 2 also.hope this is clear and someone can advise?!thanks

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OK, so let's see if I can make this make sense.

Person A created a MS Word doc, saved as DOC. Person A is using MS Office Pro 07 now, but this is a file they've had for many years. The entire file is fine on other computers.

Person B opens the file and part of the text is missing. With text missing, if I print that page from computer B it shows the missing text.

Person A:
Operating System: MS Windows 7 64bit
Office Version: MS Office Pro 07

Person B:
Operating System: MS Windows 7 64bit
Office Version: MS Office Pro 07

If I open the file on my computer, which is MS Office 2013, the entire document is there.

I've tried to save it on my computer as a DOCX format, but get the same results. On computer B I have tried to repair MS Office, but get the same results. On computer B did an uninstall & reinstall of MS Office, but same results.

The file we've tried so far today is not the only document that is doing this. But Person B is the only one that is missing text from the documents. Everyone else in the office that try the files are fine. Person B has full access to tiles & folders where the files are.

Any other thoughts as to how to solve this would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Solved: MS Word 2007 Missing Text

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Okay. I have a very interesting problem coming up in my Windows 2007 program that I have never seen before. Here is the situation.

When typing into Windows 2007 I will sometimes hit the CTRL+Back button to erase an entire word at one time. Recently, the program does that first word and then continues to erase the rest of the document up to about 10 pages. The entire program locks up and I can't do anything including closing the program. I wait 5 minutes and use of the system comes back. Sometimes it adds all the deleted text and sometimes it doesn't so I have to use the undo button.

This also happens when I am typing. I will sometimes get 5 - 10 letters at one time before it stops. This is very frustrating and I can't figure out what is causing the problem and I haven't found anything on the net. I recently installed Kaspersky but that is the only program I have installed since this problem started.

Here are my system specs:
Vista Ultimate
2 gigs RAM
Windows 2007
Let me know if you need more details. I can do a hijack this list if needed.



Answer:Haunted Word 2007 - Deleting text by itself

From what I can find out there are possibly two things - Word Setting as below or a keyboard program - Did you get a new keyboard an install a program for it ? If so uninstall and everything should be OK.


1. Click the Office button in the upper-left corner.
2. Click the Word Options button.
3. Click the Advanced tab.
4. Under Editing, check the check box next to "Typing replaces selected text".
5. Click OK.

Hope this helps

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I have: PC, Windows Vista, Word 2007.
My problem is with hidden text.
I am used to Word 2002, and I used to be able to write something in a document and then go into font formatting and mark it as hidden. This would only prevent it from being printed; the text would still be listed on my page (I write reminders to myself in this way.) However, in Word 2007, I can define text as hidden, but it literally hides the text from view. After some research I discovered that I can see it if I click the "show all formatting" button. However, for me, that's not good enough because I never look at my documents with this feature turned on, and the entire purpose of my being able to use hidden text is so that when I open the document after a long time away from it, the reminders will be there, but will not actually print on the document. Is there any way to have text that will show up on the page, but not print out?
Thank you very much!

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Using Windows 7 home edition and Word 2007. Is there a way of ROTATING a text box? Also of making the text inside several text boxes smaller (eg going from 12 pitch to 10 pitch) without altering them individually?

Answer:Solved: Word 2007 text boxes

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I have created two columns in a Word 2007 Document....

However, I cannot get text into the second column?

Can anyone help?

Answer:Solved: Word 2007 : Cannot get text into second column

Assuming 2007 works like previous versions of Word, just insert a column break anywhere in the first column. The cursor will move to the top of the second column.

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I am trying to write a macro that would will go through my document and delete all the paragraphs that between two words "(CSR)" and "(CSO)". Currently I have to go through and manually do this, which for documents of over 200 pages can mean deleting 10,000s of paragraphs.

I also need to delete all paragraphs that contain the phrase " Type of Company:"

Any help would be appreciated.


Answer:Macro to delete text Word 2007

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I have to type reports in Word 2007 (with Vista). The 1st page header is my letterhead. The first page contains info such as client names, file numbers, etc. Once I type in the name and file number on the first page, I would like for it to repeat in the header of the second page. There may or may not be other places in some report formats where the name has to repeat, but it would be preformatted in several templates. Someone told me to use StyleRef, but I don't understand it.

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Hi everyone,

I pasted some text from a document into a new document, formated all the titles with my default Heading styles, then proceeded to create a Table of Contents, which turned out to look very strange indeed. When the cursor is in certain rows of the TOC, the horizontal ruler shows a text alignment that seems to start from the right side of the page rather than from the left, while in other rows of the TOC, the alignment is normal. Other things may also be awry, such that overall, the whole TOC looks extremely messy, as can be seen in the attached screenshot.

I guess the document where the original text comes from must have had Hebrew or Arabic as its language, this would explain the right-alignment, even though when I pasted the text into my new document, I used Keep Text Only...

Can anyone think of a way to fix this? Many thanks in advance for any help!

(cross-posted here)

Answer:Weird right-alignment of text in Word 2007

It looks as if you have some breaks in the text that may be confusing the layout - not hard breaks, but something like ALT+Enter.

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hello! i'm trying to make a document file using mailing wizard and i want to use an if statement or micros to show if the filed has the answer yes then hide the field else if the field has the answer no then print "you have to bring it with you". does anyone knows how to do this?

Answer:Show/hide text in word 2007

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I'm writing a thesis (100 pages). I switched from Word 2003 to 2007, which is now upgraded to SP1. I'm experiencing this very annyoing bug and the SP1 update didn't fix it.

When I'm editing text, just suddenly when moving the cursor with arrows or selecting text (just doing some very basic editing) something happens. Text is moved within the paragraph about the amount of one word or so. But the screen is not updated correctly, text is moved at a certain portion of the screen but the rest is not updated. So the result is a total mess and I don't know what is really where anymore. I have to enter some line breaks to update the whole text again and get the screen updated.

It might have something to do with hyphenation or something, but I'm really not doing anything special. I couldn't find any other complaints about this, so it's strange. I could only find answers like "your touching your laptop touchpad", but no, this is not on laptop and the screen update is clearly buggy.

Has anyone else encountered this problem?

Answer:MS Office, Word 2007 text editing bug?

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unregistered Word functions are operable.
Is there some trick I cn use to copy the text in a word document?

Answer:Solved: WORD: 2007 Cant copy text

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Hi friends,
I am getting a problem in extracting a text file to my excel sheet dynamically. I have used the following macro:

With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:= _
"TEXT;C:\Users\NAME 1.txt", _
.Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
End With
Using this VBA code, i can easily extract the data present in my text file, but the problem is its static only. I have tried to put an inputbox or some sort of looping but it didnt work. Is there any syntax by which i can copy my various text files named "NAME 1, NAME 2....etc" one by one..??

Answer:Solved: Fetching a text file into an excel sheet dynamically

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Hi, I'm creating a form in "Microsoft Word 2007" using the Developer Tab and Legacy Controls ActiveX text box. Once I've inserted the text box and formatted it to my preferences using "Design Mode" and "Properties", I can remove the background formatting (so that the box itself is transparent.) This works perfectly until I exit "Design Mode", (or protect the document) at which time the text box resorts to a white background. Since I have a background image, that doesn't work for me--I need to find a way to get the background formatting to persist even after I exit the "Design Mode" tab. I'm using "0-fmBackStyleTransparent" as the properties code for "Back Style" and, as a color, I'm using, "&H00FFFFFF&".
Thanks in advance for your advice!

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I have just installed Word 2007 and retained Word 2000 'just in case'. How do I set up Word 2007 to show 'blue background, white text' when I open it?I've tried fiddling with the normal template and ended up with white text on a white background as the first screen on opening Word 2007. Is it possible that Word 2007 has got confused because it shares the template file with Word 2000? Any suggestions as to 1) how to get the blue background/white text at start-up ? and 2) how to get back to black text on a white screen?xquest.

Answer:Word 2007 blue background, white text.

click here and a longer hereG

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Wrapping text around an object –Picture, text box, clipart etc. I have a very long text document with inserted tables, pictures and some clipart and text boxes.
The text flows round the object to the right, above and below if the object is adjacent to the left margin,and if the object is moved to the right margin the text flows to the left, above and below.
If I move the object to the centre of the text (i.e. away from either margin) the text flows above and below the object but not on either side. I have selected within the Text Wrapping options both “Square” and “Tight”.
Searching the internet has not come up with any solutions to this.
I have done many similar documents in the past without problem albeit not in recent times. I have checked that Word is not corrupted and also checked with another PC with Word installed.
I am sure that the answer is something very obvious (but not to me at this time)
Any thoughts/ suggestions?

Answer:Word 2007. Text Flow round objects.

With either square or tight text wrapping is both sides selected?
I find positioning pictures a pain in Word.

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Why does Word not put my text into columnsI went into Page Layout and with my text already selected, I chose 2 columns, but it did not work, please tell me why. It has always worked before.

Answer:Applying columns to text in Word 2007, not working, why?

Only thing I can think of, is there is some formatting already in the document that is messing it up.MIKE

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Every time I attempt to copy and paste a TEXT BOX, instead of pasting the copied text box in the vicinity of where I want it to be pasted, it instead pastes itself to either the first or the last page of my Word 2007 document forcing me to undertake a time consuming operation to move the just pasted text box to the page where I wanted it to go. This is EXTREMELY problematic when you have a document of 50+ pages ! The Help files offered by Microsoft don't even come close to explaining this one. Any suggestions ??

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I have a document that I use to fill in names and dates on a pre-printed certificate. I use text boxes to fill in the information. I used to be able to print all of my certificates sequentually and they would stay properly aligned. Recently the text boxes have started drifting when I'm printing multiple certificates. I have to move the boxes after 4-5 certificates because the text keeps drifting up.

Answer:Text boxes are drifting when printing in Word 2007

Not using form feed between pages? Then page height or line spacing has changed.

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We are trying to submit a book for publication in Word 2007. Everything is fine except for the Table of Contents. The first level looks fine, but second level is too condensed. I expanded the font on this level, but it only changes the page numbers, the Headings are still squished together as if condensed. Further expanding the font merely expands the page numbers. (2 3)
Anyone know how to fix this? Is there a setting somewhere?

Answer:Problem with text in Table of Contents in Word 2007

Hi carolannjo, welcome to TSG.

This is NOT at all intuitive, so it's no wonder you had problems finding it. What you need to do is highlight your TOC, and then from the Table of Contents tab, select "Insert Table of Contents" at the bottom. Then select Modify and then TOC 2. Select Modify again and then you can see all of the formatting for that style. You can expand the spacing using the paragraph arrows and it will show you a preview as you do it. Once you have it the way you'd like, choose OK several times to get out of the dialog box. Then it will ask if you want to replace the existing TOC and you can say yes. That should fix the spacing, but let us know if it doesn't work.

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So I am officially desperate! I worked on a project in Microsoft Word 2007. I then went to go open it the next day and all of the text was completely gone!! I am only a beginner when it comes to computers so I have absolutely no idea what happened.
To better understand the problem here were the chain of events:
I worked on 2 documents, saved them in a folder, and then closed MSWord
I then worked on them the next day not realizing that for some reason they were opened as "Read Only"
Seeing that, I copied the the text and saved them in new documents
I went to Documents and attempted to move the new documents into the folder with the originals but an error message reading something like "this action cannot be completed because the file is open in another program" when the file was NOT open
In my frustration I attempted to move it over and over again to no avail
I gave up and closed the Documents folder and turned off my computer
The very next day I went to open the project and both the original documents and the copied ones were COMPLETELY EMPTY!!!
the files were still there but the all of text was completely gone!
Through Microsoft forums I've repeatedly tried the "Recover Text from any File" and "Open and Repair" methods
They've remained completely empty
I don't think I can redo the project correctly in the time it is due! Please any info will help. Thanks

Also, if this helps- I tried to save another Document and MSW says... Read more

Answer:Please Help! Lost text in Microsoft Word 2007 document

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I'm running Word 2007 (Srudent & Home Edition) on my Windows 7 RC box, trying to create a multilevel list that auto-generates text for me, using styles as the control. (Specifically, I'm creating a multilevel list for outlining books of the New Testament.)

Thus far I've been able to carry through the list such that chapter numbers carry down into the lower List Levels, but I can't figure out how to have the text carry through. Here's a summary of the text, with styles in curly brackets:
BOOK {Book}
List Level 1 {Chapter}
List Level 2 {Section}
List Level 3 {Quotation}
Level 2
Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Level 1
Level 2(etc)
Click to expand...

Here's an example of what that looks like, with bold text auto-generated by the multilevel list:
ACTS {Book}
Chapter 1 {Chapter... Level 1}
Acts 1:1-10 Promise of the Holy Spirit {Section... Level 2}
"I'll send a counselor..." {Quotation... Level 3}
Acts 1:11-12 Something or other {Level 2}
"Play nice with your friends." {Level 3}
Chapter 2 {Level 1}
Acts 2:1-19 More stuff (etc) {Level 2}
Chapter 1 {Level 1}
Acts 1:1-8 Paul's Introduction {Level 2}
Click to expand...

As you can see, I have the Book reference in Level 2 fixed on "Acts [Level1 #]:" which is all fine and dandy until I reach the next book (Romans). I found that the {STYLEREF Book} field did exactly what I wanted (reference the most recent text using the "Book" style), b... Read more

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Word A using template binder spine - text will not print even though it appears on screen

Answer:Word 2007 Binder Spine does not print TEXT

Make sure the printer works from another document to confirm it's not the printer that has some kind of printing problem.

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Dear Forum,
I am working on a long document in Word 2007 at the moment (high-performance laptop, Vista Home Premium SP1). Among other things, I am using charts, copied from Excel into table cells to keep them in place, within the document. These Charts have captions (Figure 1, etc.) and within the text I am referring to these figures with the help of cross references. This works fine until I try and print these pages. I have tried printing to a printer and printing to PDF file format and in both instances the documents gets screwed up. I have attached a pdf file with an example. As far as I can see, what happens is that the chart that the cross reference refers to, pops up itself where the cross reference is embedded. This not only occurs on the output, i.e. printout or pdf file, but appears after the print command in the document itself.

I would be very greatful if anyone had some advice on how to fix this.
Kind regards,

Answer:Solved: Word 2007: Problem with cross-references in text

It looks as if the cross-references are acting as hyperlinks to the part referenced, rather than a straight reference.

Have you got "insert as hyperlink" checked?

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I am having an issue with word wrap in outlook 2007. I always want to send email as text at 76 word wrap. I tried several number of wraps 72, 74, 76 and 80 but all the same. below is my sample email with messed up word wrap.

> Yes, your email will still go through if the mail server doesn't
> support
> SPF. It only provides the extra benefit if the server does support it,
> but nothing bad happens if the server doesn't have SPF. You will still
> be
> able to send and receive email without a problem.

Is there any fixes for this?
Please help! Thanks!

Answer:Text Based Word Wrap in Outlook 2007 messed up

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Word 2007 was used to create table. When I tried to highlight the saved text, the mouse doesn't seem to be working. I''m unable to edit the table. Mouse will not acknowledge the text in table.

Answer:Mouse not workinf on saved text entered in Word 2007

See your other post. This one is closed.

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I have been having problems with more than half my machines, some are laptops and some are networked desktop computers.  I am having my students record macros for basic formatting.  Half the tasks we try give us errors.  I have had a particular problem with inserting the student name into the header of the document.  They need to be able to do this in particular because they are taking Cambridge Exams and might be asked to do it.  The first line is the line of code that is highlighted and gives us errors:ActiveDocument.AttachedTemplate.BuildingBlockEntries(" Blank").Insert_Where:=Selection.Range, RichText:=TrueSelection.Delete Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1Selection.ParagraphFormat.Alignment = wdAlignParagraphRightWelection.TypeText Text:="Student Name "Please help !

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In Word 2007, Windows XP, all of a sudden when I open a hyperlink in a Word document using Ctrl click, the text format changes and I cannot change it back. The text font size gets bigger. It used to stay the same as the rest of the text. How can I stop this from happening? It is making me crazy! Thank you!

Answer:Word 2007: Why does clicking a hyperlink change the text format?

Look at this

if you right click on the hyperlink and go to styles the select normal it will apply that stype to your hyperlink

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I thought i had it before when i asked but unfortunate it never worked..

I have a 12 rows with the same text repeated 12 x, but at the end of the
sentence in a few of the Rows the letters are wonky, slightly to the
right.. I have used indent all have the same indent.. what should i do?

Heres an Example: Ignore the dots..



Answer:Solved: How do i get my text in columns straight and inline in word 2007?

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When we apply a picture style from the ribbon to a 'normal' picture or
clipart this works fine.
When we first create a text box and then insert a picture in this text
box, applying a picture style to this picture results in Word freezing
and crashing. Apparently this only happens on a pc with Vista, not
with XP.
(Word 2007 SP2)
Of course there are other ways to position a picture than inserting it
in a text box. I was just wondering if anyone experiences the same
problem and/or has found a solution?

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The text is running off the edge of the page. The margins are set to "normal" and in the full page view the text appears fine. I tried cutting and pasting the text into a new word doc but that's not helping. Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Text Running Off Page Edge in Word 2007

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I'm a relatively new user of Word 2007 and am trying for the first time to build a table of contents using Word headings.

I've set up Heading 3 as Level 3 but modified it to be a bulleted item. After the bulleted heading is some body text starting on the same line, text which I don't want to appear in the t of c.

In some cases, this is working the way I want without any problems. In other cases, later in the document, the body text shows up in the t of c, even if I assign it a different style than Heading 3.

When I look at the material in the Outline mode, I see that things look different when the heading is working the way I want versus when it isn't. In the former case, there is gray dot, bullet, space, heading text, and body text. In this case, the body text doesn't appear in the t of c. In the latter case, there is a larger gray dot with a white minus sign in it, bullet, less space than in the former case, heading and body text. In this case, the body text appears in the t of c.

I cannot seem to detach the body text from the heading, as far as the t of c is concerned. I've read several tutorials, but nothing is working.

For the problem entries, I've tried to duplicate the format of the cases where it is working the way I want, but without success.

Thanks for any help,

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Hey guys,
I have a client who has Macros code/text showing up on all her custom forms. The forms display fine on other Office Installations, but on her pc they show wierd code in the header / footer / fields ..
I've repaired / debugged the installation without success. Here is some of the type of txt showing up in a simple fax template form ::
header >> EMBED WPDraw30.Drawing
each field >> [MACROBUTTON]
footer >> { EMBED MSPhotoEd.3 }
any help is greatly appreciated !
thanks !
David S.

Answer:Solved: Word 2007 form errors / macros text

sorry guys, I think I just resolved the issue ...

[ Advanced > show field codes instead of their values >
Cheers !

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Hi all,
Is it possible to select multiple pictures in Word 2007 to apply a text wrapping?

Answer:select multiple pictures to text wrap Word 2007

Not entirely sure what you are trying to achieve.
I don't know if this will work anyhow (with text wrapping), but you could try creating a table (e.g. 2 columns x 2 rows) and you could put a picture in each cell (each cell in Word table is like a mini-page). You might then be able to wrap text around the whole table - never tried it so not sure how well it will work if at all (and may not be what you want anyhow).

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I am converting a report currently coming out of an access application into a word document using word template.
The report has static information and a section which presents data in tabular form where the number of rows is variable.
In my template, I created a single row with multiple columns where each cell contains a formfield that I will use to populate values and which I intend to be replicated with each iteration of my recordset. I used the activedocument.tables(1).rows.add and it just gave me a single-column row.
My questions are:
1) is that the right approach to this requirement
2) if it is, how do I replicate a row or re-use a row in my template when I create the document

Thanks in advance for any help or lead.

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After creating a document, I used Word 2007's Table of Contents feature to build the T of C. In the document, I had used text boxes to place some images in the document, using the text-box layout feature to wrap text next to the text boxes, whose right-hand edges align with the right-hand margin of the text.

I noticed that where those text boxes have been placed, the level 3 subheads (which have been included in the T of C set up) do not appear in the T of C when I build it. The ones on either side do, but not the one where the image in a text box is.

Any suggestions? I want to retain the text wrapping feature. Is there a way to do that and have the T of C function work?


Answer:Solved: Word 2007 Table of Contents Items Not Showing Where Text Box

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I have a document in Microsoft Office Word 2007 that has information in the header that I would like repeated in the footer.

Essentially, I have two strings of text in the header. One is the name of the document and the other is the date it was created. I would like these two strings to be automatically inserted in to a specific spot in the footer each time they are updated in the header.

Is this possible, and, if so, can someone please tell me how to do it?

Answer:Solved: Automatically Updating Text In Microsoft Office Word 2007

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For whatever reason, selecting text and hitting Enter no longer deletes that text as it should. Instead it inserts an Enter after that text, but leaves the text there. I already tried the Insert key, and 'Typing replaces selected text' is already checked in Options. How to fix this? I'm using Microsoft Word 2007 and Windows XP on a laptop.

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I am trying to create a template with specific styling to be used by our group. Any document created with this template should be saved to a shared network folder. I'd like to know if this is possible...

When I right click on my template and choose NEW, the resulting document should use...

- the default text font face, size and colour that I specified.
- the default paragraph spacing and indentation rules that I specified.
- Default to saving at location as "Z:\Shared Info"

All help is appreciated!

Answer:Change default text and paragraph style + save location in Word 2007?

I would suggest 1st creating a new folder in any one of your Shared locations. Then open a new Word doc within that folder, click on the Styles icon, select any template and click on the little down-arrow to the right of the template's name, click on Modify, and set up your customized template exactly as you want it. You can also change the name of the new template to anything that you want.

When you're done customizing your template, be sure to check (at the bottom of the screen) "New documents based on this template." So long as you create any other documents within this folder, they should automatically be saved to the new folder. And just be sure that for each one, you remember to utilize your customized template.

Here's some additional help:

How to manage templates in 2007 Office programs and in 2010 Office programs
Templates -- Create Word Templates Quickly (Word 2007 but should work in Word 2010 also)
Templates -- Create Word Templates Quickly
Word Templates -- Saving Your Document as a Word Template

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Hi all, 
I have a matter about placeholder in html. The placeholder will be disappeared when focus
on text filed with IE. But I want to keep hint text of placeholder when do that. Could you give me any suggestion?

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Hello all,
I am fairly new to macros and am looking to split a large word document into smaller files based on a text string within the document, and then save those files as individual word documents, or as a bonus, PDF documents. The text string is "HEADER DATA".

Basically, I want the macro to find the text string "HEADER DATA", then select that page and all pages up to but not including the next instance of "HEADER DATA", then cut those pages from the original document, create a new document with the same formatting/ page layout, and save that document with a new file name. I want the process repeated until the end of the document, and each file saved with a new file name.

Some attributes about the file:

The text string "HEADER DATA" is always in the same location on a page, but is not at the top of the page.
The format and layout of the new document must match the current document.

Here is something I came up with (don't laugh too hard, lol). This will extract the first pages as intended, and saves the new file, but then Word stops responding. I don't quite know what the error is. Thank you in advance for any help.

' SPLIT Macro
vPath = ActiveDocument.Path & "\"

With Selection.Find
.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindContin... Read more

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The following hyperlink in Microsoft Word opens up a contact from Outlook. Is there an easy macro that goes to that contact, and adds to the work document, the words from a certain field in the contact. I have new fields in my contact form, and want the word document to show the words from some of those fields.
Here is the easy hyperlink to a contact in a subfolder of contacts:
Outlook:Contacts/Subfolder Name/~Contact Name Thanks very much.

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I may be missing something here im sure.
In Access I have 3 tables that form the old Many-Many relationship

in otherwords MasterOne 1-----M DetailsTable M-----1 MasterTwo

I have a form where MasterTwo is a subform of MasterOne
If I try to add a new record with its primary key into the subform I get

Field Cannot be updated.

I have referential Integery on and cascading updates

I cannot seethe reson why this should not work

What am I missing?

Answer:Field cannot be updated!! Arggggg

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I've looked at a few forums on this, but none of them seem to highlight the problem in this situation!

I've got an access split DB, and I've been creating some new forms. I've only created them in exactly the same way as previous forms, but these ones are coming up with the above message. The error message appears 3 times before letting me enter data. The query that the form is based on is only based on 1 table.

The wierd thing is that I have 2 forms that are based on the same query - both created this afternoon, and one of them will add data, and the other one wont. I have attached both parts of the DB so you can test it. Just try adding data into a new record on both forms.

The form "Yellow Team KPI Entry" is the one that brings up the error box, but the "Main Data Query 2" Form does work. I've checked all the settings that I can, but can't find anthing wrong there.

I'd be very grateful for your help.

Answer:Access: Field Cannot Be Updated

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