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Transfer from Word document 2010 to E-mail

Question: Transfer from Word document 2010 to E-mail

Is there way to transfer a document's material to an email and keep the formatting? I have graphics laid out in the word document and I can't figure out a way to keep the correct images & layout and transfer it to email. Is there another program I should be using? I need the shapes and graphics (some of which serve as hyperlinks) for the email, which is an electronic flyer.

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Answer: Transfer from Word document 2010 to E-mail

I'd save the document as a PDF which would retain all formatting etc, and attach it to an e-mail. You can have embedded hyperlinks in it to still make it active linked to websites etc.

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Hello All

Win 7 Prof 32 bit
Office 2010

I've been trying to create a Task in Outlook from a Word Document that I have created on this computer. The idea is that a shortcut to the document is created as an Outlook Task. Click on the shortcut, and voila - there is the document.

The "Create Microsoft Office Task" icon DOES send the document to Outlook as a Shortcut in a Task, however, when I open the task, Outlook says:"Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments: Shortcut to 'document name'."

It's NOT an unsafe attachment; Outlook WILL OPEN this document if I send it as an email attachment. Outlook will open .docx files types.

This is a one person network, no sharing. And this problem has been driving me crazy. This would be a wonderful feature, if I can get it to work.

Anyone have any ideas what I (or Outlook) are doing wrong?

Thanks for your help

Answer:Creating a Task in Outlook 2010 from a Word 2010 Document

I think this will do the job for you:
Add & Create Outlook 2010 Tasks From Word 2010


You can create a task from Word 2010 document and save it under Outlook 2010 tasks. This feature is by default concealed but you can make it apparent on Quick Access toolbar and use it directly.

In order to use this feature, you need to make this feature apparent on Word 2010 Quick Access Toolbar, head over to Quick Access Toolbar and from small drop down button click More Commands.

You will reach Word Options dialog. Hit drop-down button present beneath the Choose commands and select All Commands. Now scroll-down the list and find Create Microsoft Outlook Task command. Select it and click Add (>>) to show it on Quick Access toolbar pane. Once added, hit OK.

First save the document and then select any portion of the text in the document from which you want to create the task, from Quick Access toolbar, click Outlook task button.

Upon click, it will create Outlook task for the Word document and you will reach Outlook Task dialog where you can set Start and Due date for the task and add more information about it. Save & close the task to view it under Outlook tasks.

When opening task in Outlook 2010, you can also view the document from which it was created from, just double-click the document to open it.

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The problem occurred without warning after many previous instances of trouble-free copying of Notepad text into MS Word 2010. Here?s an example of what happens:-1. I type a sentence into Notepad.2. I then attempt to copy and paste it into an open MS Word file.3. The cursor in the resulting MS Word file stops blinking on completion of the ?paste? process. A few seconds later, MS Word indicates ?not responding?.4. I press CTRL + ALT + DEL to open the Task Manager.5. On doing this and clicking on the MS Word document in the Task Manager and selecting ?End Task?, a message box stating ? WINWORDC.EXE is not responding?, with 3 option buttons, pops up. One of the 3 option buttons is ?Close program?.6. When I click on ?Close program?, another message box pops up saying ?WINWORDC is trying to recover your information?. Then, a few seconds later, the MS Word document closes (but without saving the text copied from the Notepad file).

Answer:MS Word 2010 loops / copy Notepad text into MS Word document

You could try the repair option to Microsoft Office 2010. To access it, go to control panel/program and features. Right click on Microsoft Office and select "change". Select "Repair" then continue. Good luck!

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In Word 2010 there is a direct option to share and save any word file to SkyDrive directly simply by configuring your Windows Live ID. To Save your any doc file to SkyDrive follow the steps given below one by one and get your docment saved on your account directly from your desktop:
1. Open any Word document which you want to save to skydrive.
2.Click on File menu and then select Save to SkyDrive.
3. In the right panel th SkyDrive login page will start retrieving. As the page retrieves it will prompt you for Login credentials of yourWindows Live ID. Just give your ID and Password and login.
4. As you get login you will see your folders already present on your SkyDrive. Now you can save the document file to that folders or you can create a new folder and then click on SaveAs.
Now you can share and use your documents from anywhere in the world directly from your desktop via Office 2010. Happy Windows Computing !!!
Source: UnlockWindows

Answer:Share by saving a Word document to SkyDrive in Word 2010 directly.

Nice tip, arvind_kumar.

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When I download save or display a word document which is locked some of the fonts change and this makes the documant look bad and as a result it is not paged correctly.
I am using Windows 7 and MS Office Home & Business 2010.
If I use a different computer which is XP and 2003 the document displays correctly, if I copy this to the Windows 7 PC the document font is changed.
The lock document is a form which has been locked for easy completion.

Any assistance would be appreciated.


Answer:Word 2010 changes some fonts in a downloaded locked word document

Found the problem, Windows7 and or MS Office Home & Business 2010 is missing the particular font the document wanted, it was Arial Narrow, once this font was added to the windows/font folder, the document opened correctly.

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This is for a friend so I don't have access to the computer yet. She downloaded a word document from her hotmail by clicking on download then open instead of save. She was working on the file and then she stated she went to File > Save. She did not get prompted to save the file in a different location (that usually happens on other Office versions).

She went back to Word but cannot locate the file in her open section or the recent document list. She is on Windows 7 so I finally found the temp folder for her computer but could not locate the temporary file that would have been saved.

Is there any other locations other than the temp folder and the default folders that the file could have been saved? Personally I don't think it saved at all.

Thanks for any assistance

Answer:MS Word 2010 / Downloaded document

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can't paste into word 2010

Answer:can't paste into word 2010 document in Win 7

Thanks to all of you for your help. I was on the phone with Dell for 6 hours this evening. They finally found the problem. With Microsoft Word 2010, which is different from previous Word Programs, you have to have both the Word program and the program you are copying from open at the same time. Otherwise, Word cannot sync to the copy program and puts out a black dot which is really a non discript graphics file with no information or data/characters in the file. I know some of you will say, of course you should have known this you dummy. However, no one was able to discover this on any of the forums I visit and it is not on the Windows website anywhere I could find. I could not find the answer on any of these technical support forums. I consider this a "bug" by Microsoft that they obviously will not fix. But you can get around it by just making sure both programs are open at the same time on the same computer and paste will work fine. I will try to get to as many as I can that have posted this same problem on these sites. This is evidently very common problem.Norm Johnson

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I am constantly adding details to a document which is now several pages in length. When I open the document, it always opens at page one.
How can I make the doc open at the last page to save scrolling down through all the previous pages?
It's bound to be simple, but I can't find how to do it!

Answer:opening a document in Word 2010

time-saving Keyboard Shortcuts for Word 2010
Ctrl+End / Ctrl+Home Jump to end / to beginning of document

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I have a new issue that has come up since we converted an Access database to 2007 file format.
Here is the history.

We have an access database that was created in the old file format. In that database there is a button that opens up word and a mail merge file. Word's mail merge then uses a query from the access database to populate the mail merge document.

We recently converted the Access database to the Office 2007 file format and now the merge process will not work.
I have tried to relink the files and have done some research and it appears that the DDE way of connecting is no longer used in Office 2007. I did finally get to the point where I could see the queries i needed but once I try to open that data source Word give me a general error that it can not open the data source.

How can I get these merge files working again?

PS. We are running Windows XP if that is needed.

We are quickly moving to office 2010 also but that uses the same file format as 2007 so I assume it won't be an issue. Any help you can give me would be GREAT!.

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When trying to save a document in microsoft office 2010 when I go to file and click save, save as, click the save button on the word document it will not save and will go back to the document but will not save. Is there any way to fix this?OS is windows 7

Answer:microsoft word 2010 won't allow me to save a document

No error messages?No sure 2010 has a Diagnostic, but try this:Running Microsoft Office Diagnostics from within Excel/WordClick the Microsoft Office button (File button on 2010)Click on the Excel/Word Options button to bring up the Excel/Word Options dialog box (at the bottom of window)Click on the Resources button in the left hand paneClick on the Diagnose button in the right hand paneClick ContinueClick Run DiagnosticsIf you do not have a Diagnostic try do a repair.Select Start,Select Control PanelSelect Uninstall ProgramScroll down to either Microsoft Office or Word, which ever you have.Select, but do not double click, at the top of the list, two options should appear Uninstall & ChangeClick on the Change button,In the next window select Repair.You may need your original install media.MIKE

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I work at a small accounting firm and earlier this year we purchased some new laptops which run 64 bit Windows 7. Since then, we have started to upgrade Office on our computers. On one of the Windows 7 computers, I installed Office 2010 last week. We also use CCH's program ProSystem fx Engagement. Now, when opening Word inside of Engagement (not sure if this happens outside of Engagement because the user can't recall it happening) an error occasionally comes up which says "error creating obj document." The user hits okay, which is the only option, and then receives a second error that says "obj document is nothing." She then again selects okay and moves on. It doesn't seem to cause any issues with functionality so I'm not rushing to fix it but we want to get rid of the errors and hopefully have an idea of how to correct it in the future.

Please keep in mind I'm a CPA helping with computer issues. Since we are relatively small, we don't actually have our own IT department or person. We have to go outside. I do pretty well keeping my home computer up and running if I can research the issue and find a solution. I've looked for a while and can't find a solution in a dumbed down language that seems to fit the issue.

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At each word login, i get a pesky document. cant delete it

Answer:cant delete pesky word 2010 document

A search may not find it, even by displaying hidden files ( go into Control Panel/Folder options/view/ & select 'show hidden folders & files') but the file you want is located in c:/users/<yourname>/Appdata/Roaming/Microsoft/Templates. Rename it from normal.dotm to normal.old (you can delete it but I always err on the side of safety), then start Word and it should open with a blank document."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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I downloaded a .pdf file to my microsoft word 2010 and get a chart to pick file conversion so it is readable. None of these are in any language that is readable. How to convert this file to a normal word document?

Answer:Convert downloaded PDF to Word 2010 document

Try doing a Google for pdf to word conversion, there are loads of free and paid-for programs."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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I saved a MS Word document in MS Office 2010, Home and Student, to a folder. Later when I tried to open the .docx document. I got the message that it could not open the document and I needed to identify the program which should be used.I seem to have a problem with linksI tried to carry out a diagnostics check on the Word 2010 installation but could not find how to do it.Please can you help.Regards,George.

Answer:I saved a MS Word document in MS Office 2010,

Did you check the Properties of the file?Go to the directory/folder where the file is located.Select the file, but do not open it, just highlight it.Right click on the file.A window/menu should open.At the bottom click on PropertiesAnother window/menu should open.Near the top will be two lines:Type of File:Should say something like, Microsoft Office Word Document.Open With:Should say Microsoft WordIf the Open With: does NOT say MS Word,click the Change button next to it and select MS Word from the window/menu that should appear.MIKE

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Is there a mechanism in Word 2010 (and also Excel, perhaps) which allows me to DELETE the document I'm currently viewing?

I'd imagine it would be under the "File" menu if it existed, but I've not found it so far.

An example of its use: I prepared a document of things to take to a reunion. My PC was still on when I got home, displaying the list (which I'd saved, as I went along). I didn't know what I'd called the document, and I wasn't certain where I'd filed it, but I know I wanted to delete it.

Answer:How to delete the current document in Word 2010?

Of course you can't delete open files!
But you can hover over file->open to see the last files you opened. Open the one you want. Do a fake "save as" to see the folder it's in.

Now you know the file name and location, so delete it in windows file explorer

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I have a word document set up with fields that I want to create a mail merge from a Query. When I go through the steps to add my query as the source then click on edit recipients there are no recipients. I have tried the same steps with other queries that I have and it works. I'm not sure why the query I want to use isn't working. The query I have set up does have a lot of expressions. Here is an example IIf([fie dt] Between #8/1/2010# And #7/31/2011#,[fie dt]+1096,Null) I have tried to change the expression and it still doesn't work. Any ideas? Thanks!

Answer:mail merge issue with Word 2010 and Access 2010

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I am trying to format a very long manuscript and am having a page numbering issue.

I know how to link/unlink headers and footers and create numbering within sections. So, my chapters are sectioned and numbered and each chapter starts with page 1.

I also need a running total of pages. I can't seem to have two formats in the same header (a section page numbering and an overall page numbering) so I planned to put the chapter numbers in the headers (unlinked to previous) and the total page numbering in the footer because they can still be linked.

Sounded good, but when I format the page numbering to start with '1' in the header, even though it is unlinked, the page formatting changes in the footer.

Is there any way around this?

I'm using Word 2010 in Microsoft Office Professional 2010 and Windows 7 Professional, if that helps.


Answer:Two Page Numbering Schemes in Same Document - Word 2010

Is this website any help for you.

Insert page x of y page numbers in just one section - Office Blogs

Or this one.

10 steps to setting up page numbering in Word sections - TechRepublic

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I bought a new HP desktop computer about a month ago and upgraded Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional. I also installed Office 2010. All was running just fine but a few days ago when I tried to open a Word document, the splash screen would display but the document wouldn't open. When I run the mouse over the task bar for Word, I can see the correct document or at least a small version of it. However, clicking on it won't display the document so that I can edit it. I searched for but couldn't find it. I was able to open the document with winword /safe but I don't want to have to continue doing that. Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Word 2010 won't display open document

With the Word document open, hold down the shift key, and right-click it in the taskbar. Click Move. Press an arrow key on the keyboard. See it now?

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I wrote a document and password protected it in MS Office 2010 and can't remember the password...what can I do to open the document can I actually do that???

Answer:forgotten password in MS Word 2010 protected document

Maybe someone will be prepared to help but generally we don't assist on passwords because we have no way to tell whether you are the legitimate owner of the file.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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This new word is annoying. I'll be typing a paragraph and then as I go down the page lines I just typed will disappear, or they will blend into another which makes them unreadable. Sometimes single spacing will turn into double spacing, or into no spacing. Sometimes lines of text will be doubled under each other. All the text is still there the way I typed it, but it's not visible when reading over the document. If I want to go back to read what I wrote I have to insert returns into these invisible lines of text to have them appear again. If I scroll up then I can't see the last lines of what I wrote, they are not even there until I again have to insert my cursor and then start pressing enter. I don't understand why everything keeps shifting around like that. Shouldn't it remain static throughout? It's the most annoying thing to have to type a document and have to go through these magic tricks every time.

Answer:MS Word 2010 lines disappearing as I type a document...

I would certainly check the "Options" of Word and unmark each automatic feature, except the ones you really need.

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Hello experts, I have a word file that appears to have been corrupted. We were working on it through SharePoint and at some point the style information seems to have been corrupted. When you use the style inspector and click on a location in the text it will say the correct information. For example a level 2 heading will look and appear as a level 2 heading in the text and have the correct style attached. However, when you use the navigation pane or create a table of contents nothing is indented as it should be (level 2 is not subordinate to level 1). I have read that there are table of contents styles in Word but I don't know how to change these. Does anyone know if this would fix the issue?
I tried manually to 'reset' a few styles (highlight text and reclick 'level 2 header' ) which fixed the issue in that instance. However, this is a long document (150 pages) and I wouldn't want to do this for the whole document.
If anyone has some advice it would be greatly appreciated,​

Answer:Word 2010 Document Corrupt Header/TOC information

Couple things you do, first apply guide below and second make use Word Repair Toolbox
Moreover you read next interesting threads about ms word-
The first thing you must do is copy the file from the stick to the HD. Don't make matters worse by trying to work with it from the stick. There's a possibility the document is already corrupted, but the problem you describe may not really be document corruption. It may be just an annoying little glitch occasionally seen in older versions of Word, whereby letters in a line get compacted in printing:
The conventional solution is this:
In the Print dialog, switch to another printer and then back, or close Word and delete the files you find by searching for
Then restart Word.
If that doesn't help, then, since this is Word 2003, there are a couple of other things you can try:
In Word's Open dialog, select the file, click the arrow beside Open, and choose Open and Repair.
If that doesn't help, then change the "Files of type" setting to "Recover Text from Any File." You'll get a file with a lot of "garbage" at the beginning and end and just plain text in between, but, since I'm guessing there's not a whole lot of formatting involved in this document, just reco... Read more

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When inserting pictures into a Word 2010 document they always go to the top of the page, then I have to rag them to where I want them. This happens even though I have placed the cursor in the place where I want the picture before I start the insertion process. Is it possible in Word 2010 to have the picture go directly to the indicated place? Thanks for your help on this. gbwtlc
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Answer:positioning pictures inserted into Word 2010 document

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I've a problem with printing a word 2010 document using HP Deskjet 6943
Here is a snapshot of the document on Word 2010
and this is the print preview
Please take care of 2 things :-
1- The header in the print preview is not taking the whole width of the paper and also there is a gap between it and the upper border of the paper, the whole width issue is recognized when I print this document
2- I can't see the footer in the print preview and it also has the same problem like "1"
What I need is simple, the document I made in Word = the real printed document, no more, no less.
Thank you

Answer:Problem with printing a word 2010 document using HP Deskjet 6943

The header and the footer are contained inside a 'box'. The 'box' does not extend to the very edge of the paper. But you can alter the box sides and top to make the box a different size. some vids on YouTube that might help. Here's a link about 1 min 40 secs in on this one to alter the space above header and below footer
The line you see for the bottom footer is probably a border on the top edge of the footer box. Make sure you have selected 'no borders' for the footer box.

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I have got Microsoft Office 2010 installed on Windows Vista and on Windows 7, and when I open a document in Word, I would like to view it at a zoom of 100% instead of the default zoom of 150%. I tried to follow the instructions over here in order to reduce the zoom permanently, but the macros simply disappear each time I close Word and open it again. I also followed the idiot's guide to installing macros as indicated in the link above, and the macros worked...but as mentioned before, they refuse to stick around.

What do I do in order to prevent the macros from disappearing?

Thanks in advance for your help

Answer:Word 2010: how do I change default viewing zoom of document?

i've never needed macros - i use the zoom slider at the bottom-right of the document window.

with saved documents, it seems that the zoom level is saved with the file - so if you saved at 100%, it will open later at 100%.

to set the level for new blank documents, use the slider, then close down word - the next new document will appear at that same level, with no need to save.

that's how it works for me, anyway.

just tested, and it keeps the level after a reboot too.

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I have a series of documents which share the same included file (e.g. a table for comments).

I created the "table" document in Word 2010 and saved it. Occasionally the contents of this file require to be changed.

I linked that document into the other Word 2010 documents using Insert>Object>Create From File (with Link To File checked).

The "table" appears in all the documents just fine, but the annoying thing is that every time any of these documents are opened or closed with in Word 2010 there is a dialog box asking if the user wants to update the document they've just opened.

Is there a way of just opening these documents without this dialog appearing?

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Hi all,

I'm looking for a way in either Excel or Word 2010 to add text to a line before the text. So, for example I have something like this:


And then I want to add "1 " before each line in a way that is copy pastable, so it looks like so:

1 Name1
1 Name2
1 Name3

Is there anyway to do this. it's mostly just to help with copying text from Word/Excel documents onto forums so it formats correctly. Any help at all is much appreciated


Answer:Solved: Word/Excel 2010 Adding text before each line in a Document

Hi Matt,
It's probably a little cleaner to do it in Excel than in Word, but also a few extra steps. In Word:

You can run a find a replace. Without including the quotes, find "^p" (the paragraph symbol) and replace with "^p1 " (there's a space after the 1). This replaces the paragraph break at the end of each line with another paragraph break and then "1 " at the beginning of the next line. The problem with this method is that the first line won't have a 1 in front of it (because there's no paragraph break before that line) and the last line will have a stray 1 after it. But this should be relatively minor cleanup.

Alternatively, in Excel:

Insert a column to the left of your names. Without including the quotes, enter "1" in the first cell and copy it down your spreadsheet. Insert a column to the right of your names and enter this formula (assuming your names are now in column B):

=A1&" "&B1

This should give you the result you're looking for in column C. Hope that helps.

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I all of a sudden I cannot e-mail any of my Word documents.
I have Microsoft Outlook Express, Window98, Word 2000. When
I click Send I get a big box titled "Message Character Set Conflict"This may not be enough information but in the box are lengthy options I don't understand. I assume something has been deleted or added accidentally on my computer. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Can a Word Doc. be E Mailed?

Answer:Word Document E Mail

Yes, just add it as an attachment to an e-mail message. Or, depending on the Word version, it will have a "Send To" option, in the "File" drop down menu with several e-mail options.

One note, most but not everyone is able to read MS Word documents. Make sure whoever you send it to can open it.

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I'm using Word 2010 on a Win 7 machine. I'm having problems with mail merge in that when the merge is complete and I click on "OK" once the mail dialog has been completed, nothing happens. My e-mail client does not open up, nor do I see any messages in the outbox. This used to work just fine with Windows Live Mail and Word 2007. I then installed Word 2010 and it does not work now. Any suggestions from anybody? Any assistance would be MUCH appreciated. Microsoft is no help - impossible to contact.

Answer:Solved: Word 2010 e-mail Mail Merge Problem

Word and Outlook have to be same version.

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Failure Of Sending Word Doccument To Mail Recipient. What Could
Be Wrong??:: :

Answer:Cannot E-mail Outlook Word Document

Duplicate closed, please continue this here:

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I have recently received from two different
sources email with attached MSWORD
created documents. In both cases I
I was unable to resolve the documents.
I have MS Works 2000 V5.0 installed running
under Windows 98. I get a error message when i
try to open the document that says "unable
to open due to document is already in use, or
document is corrupted or do not have the proper
converter". Why would I need a converter when
I have MS Word installed?

Answer:MS Word document received on e-mail

That's a good question.

Were you expecting these Word documents?

If not, it's inadvisable to, as many viruses come as attachments with hidden extensions like *.doc.scr, or something like that.

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how to transfer windows mail to outlook 2010 on a new computer

Answer:transfer windows mail to outlook 2010

Google is an amazing tool.

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I just sent an e-mail to a doctor but it came back undelivered--apparently the address was out of date. Rather than type it all over again, I assume I can simply copy my e-mail text to a new Word document using the Edit feature. What are the steps to doing that?

Answer:How To Copy E-mail Text To A New Word Document

That should be quite straightforward. Open your email client and find the original email - there will probably be a copy in the "Sent" or similar named folder. Double click the email to open it in a full window.Press Ctrl+A (i.e. hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press the 'A' key at the same time.) Then press Ctrl+C You can close the email window and minimise the email client at this point.Open word with a new blank document and press Ctrl+V the text from your email should appear in the Word document, the font will be changed to the default Word font but otherwise the text will be the same.Hope that's what you were after.

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I have word 2010 and have created a source document in mail merge. I cannot print the source document out which contains about 40 lines individuals with data like email address, telephone numbers etc. How can I do print the source document

Answer:Print source document in mail merge Word 201-

Hi if you created the source file using the merge wizard it would have asked you to name it and save it. It would have saved the source file (if you didn't tell it otherwise) inC:\Users\yourusername\Documents\My Data SourcesIs this what you did? If so, can you find the file that was created?The default format would be .mdb which is an MS Access database.If this is the case your best bet to print the information is to complete the mail merge. If you can, the best way to create a source file is using excel which most people find to be a little friendlier than Access.Once you find your source file or recreate it in Excel you can run your mail merges. If you need help with that, just ask - we're happy to try.

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We have several Word documents (PO's, Quotes, etc.) that currently are used with ACT! to do mail merge (only to import contact info to a single document). We are moving to Prophet (which works with Outlook) and want to continue using these documents. Office help says you have to have matching versions of Outlook/Word (we don't).
Is there a way to make Outlook 2003 merge contacts as needed into these Word documents without upgrading everyone to Word 2003?

Answer:Mail merge Outlook contacts with word document?

If Office help says no, then so must I.

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Hi - I am running Vista Ultimate, Windows Live Mail and Word 2000. I can not email a displayed document directly from Word. The email icon is greyed out.

I would prefer to not have to move to a later version of Word as with all Microsoft products MS seems intent on taking things that were simple and making them aggrivatingly complicated and annoying. My kingdom for a 'Don't Think For Me' button.

Anyway, rants aside, can anyone tell me:

1) Is there a way to be able to email (not as an attachment) from Word 2000 in my environment (using Windows Live Mail).
2) Which versions of Word can you email from using Windows Live Mail? For example, if I upgrade to Word 2007 can I then email? Or from Wird 2008?

I really need this feature as it is a backbone of our internal documentation and reporting system.... I will suffer a Word upgrade if I have to, but just want to make sure it will work before I take the plunge.

Thank you so much or any advise you can give.


Answer:Emailing a Word Document from Windows Live Mail

It works fine with Word 2007 if you use WM

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I have an End User using GMAIL to email a word document.

End User did the following:

Opened Gmail.
Opened Attached Word File
Worked on the word file in word for several hours.
Clicked "Save" every 10 minutes or so but did not click "Save As".
The End User then closed Word.

We are trying to find where Word would have saved that document.

Does anyone have an idea?


Answer:Solved: Word document saved from web mail lost.

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I have Windows 2007 & Vista Business. Suddenly I have a saved text document that I can't do anything with. Can't print it, copy it or e-mail it or send it anywhere. All I can see when I right click are two "boxes" containing formatting options such as Paste, Font, Bullets etc.Hope you can help.

Answer:Have a document in Word 2007. Can't send, print or copy or e-mail it.

You can open it though right? Where did the text document originate from ? Where do you see those two boxes you mention when you right click (ie. in Word, etc)? Can you at least read the contents of the doc?

I'm also assuming that other documents work?

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Dear Sir,


I hope you will be fine. I need your help as I want to merge data on Proof of Delivery. My files are attached. Kindly guide me how to merge multiple records into lower part of document (table) as the upper part of document is not falls under Directory Merge. The key field is Patient ID. Kindly help.

Kind Regards
Shehbaz H.

Answer:Mail Merge Multiple Rows into One Document in Microsoft Word

I am really surprise to know that no expert available on this forum for reply. I have done some work but it is not corrected upto the mark. Screenshot by Lightshot

I need patient id wise breaking items into next pages. Is there anyone for help?

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I tried to make a word document an attachment to an e-mail. I clicked on "Send as a mail attachment" under "File" but a screen came on my computer monitor stating that the "Operation failed." I clicked on "Help" to obtain some information. According to Microsoft, this is a MAPI related error. I was advised to restart the MAPI e-mail program (Outlook) or save and close the document, then restart Word after restarting the MAPI e-mail application. The instructions said that Word will establish a new MAPI session, allowing the document to be sent. I interpreted restart to mean reboot, but the instructions did not work. I use Office 2003 Professional and Windows XP. I would also like to know how to send multiple Word documents as attachments to the same e-mail. I need help really quickly. Hope someone can help.

Answer:Getting MAPI errors when trying to make a Word document an attachment to an e-mail

Hi Carol

If you haven't solved your attachment question yet:

Assuming that the version of Word that created the documents and the version of Outlook that you are using for the email are both part of Office 2003, you should be OK attaching the documents by using the "Insert" icon (looks like a paper-clip) from within Outlook, then browse to their location and click "Insert" (it is a poor choice of grammar on MS Outlook 2003's part, as the action does not really insert the document, but attaches it).

The documents must be saved first in order to be attached. MS Word does not need to be open for the attachment function to work. I prefer for Word to be closed, in fact, to avoid any possibility of the file being "in use", which might cause Outlook a bit of trouble getting to it. Theoretically, so long as the document is already saved, it should be attachable (whether Word is open or not).

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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My friend has an HP Pavilion p6716f desktop with Windows 7 64-bit
He was using Microsoft Outlook 2010 but just installed Microsoft Live Mail  and wants to transfer his Outlook address book to Microsoft Live Mail 
How can he do that?
I’ve looked on the Internet and I’ve seen links to transfer Outlook 6 address book but nothing about Outlook 2010

Answer:How to transfer outlook 2010 address book to Windows Live Mail

Hey cmptrgy,

Many people are switching over to cloud-based services. If you’re moving from Microsoft Outlook over to your Windows Live Mail/Hotmail account, you may want to take your Outlook Contacts with you. We’ll show you how to import your Contacts from Outlook into your Windows Live Mail account.
Find the steps here.
Hope this helps,

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Answer:i use google mail and received an email with word doc attachment how do i download document

It usually starts with a click or a tap, depending on the device. And that sounds too simple. I feel there is some problem we are not being made aware of. I'm sure you are trying to express some sort of attempted the basics and failed concept
More details, please.
What happens when you try to download? Any error messages or popups with advice? What message is received?
What device? OS and version? How are you accessing the Gmail? Browser? Which browser, at what version? App? What App?
Is this a new problem? What might have changed recently that could affect this?
If you need to add additional information or want to post additional questions, please join the site so you can see the reply button and continue the conversation in the same thread you originally made. Please see this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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I have a 20 page document, each page has an identical layout with a mixture of text and tables.

I am running a mailmerge on the document which works successfully. My problem is that after the mail merge has completed, I am left with about 15 blank pages per record as their is not always data to merge for every page for each record. Does that make sense? I am printing the final document when the mail merge completes but I dont want to print lots of "blank" templates where no data was merged for that record.

Does anyone know of a macro I can run on the mail merged document which will delete the pages where no data was merged to it. To decide if a page is deleted, the condition could be something like
if mergefiled = blank or if particular cell in table is blank,
then delete complete page of document

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I copy a list ( name , addy , phone#) from Word 2010 to a Thunderbird e-mail. Sometimes when pasted it lines up as in the Word document, sometimes not. Other times it lines up as in the document but after it's received it is no longer lined up . Please help. THanks in advance

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I am working in Microsoft Office Word 2010 on a 64 Bit Windows 7 OS. I am using Mail Merge. I am trying to make it so that if Field24 is not blank, that field will just populate. Otherwise, I need the system to look at the date the document is generated, i.e. today's date. If the date is 1/1 to 12/24, I need it to print "{ DATE \@ "yy" }-CH-". Otherwise (12/25 - 12/31), I need a prompt to pull up.

I have tried:
{ IF { MERGEFIELD Field24 } = "" "{IF {DATE \@ "MMdd" } < "1225" "{FILLIN "Case No.:" \o \d "13-CH" }" "{ MERGEFIELD Field24 }" }

And as a test:
{ IF { MERGEFIELD Field24 } = "" "{IF {DATE \@ "yyyyMMdd" } < "20121225" "{FILLIN "Case No.:" \o \d "13-CH" }" "{ MERGEFIELD Field24 }" }

I am having no issues if Field24 is populated. However, if Field24 is blank, nothing is pulling through with either of the above coding. Now, I am sure this is something I am doing, but there are several instances where what prints will be based on a date. Is it possible to do this, without delving into Macros (an area where I am completely clueless...)?

Answer:Word 2010 Mail Merge


I found a little more information here:
Below is what the site has to say on the matter. It seems to agree with what I've done. I even tried to change my DATE field to a regular MERGEFIELD populated with a date and that did not work either. I do not understand what I am doing wrong here.
Testing for events that occur before or after a certain date

When running a mail merge, you may want to test for events that happen before or after a certain date. Mail merge does not convert dates to numbers, so if you cannot automatically derive a date number from the date in the data file, as you could in (say) Excel, a different plan is called for.
Let's say the date comes into Word in the format d/MM/yyyy or 1/10/2002 (1st October 2002) from a MERGEFIELD called Start_Date. In this example, we are looking to identify records with Start_Date entries before 1st October 2002.

The above would appear the logical check, but the check treats the date as a number and identifies that number as 1, which is the first part of the number before the slash '/'. All dates other than the first of the month will be greater than 1, so all will produce the result "False".
We therefore need to display the date in numbers that represent the date in a unique way by using the date mask yyyyMMdd which displays the date as a series of digits for year month and finally day, without any breaks. This is a number that the condi... Read more

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Hi I am just trying to learn how to mail merge with word 2010

I start Word then click on Mailings, then click on start mail merge, then click on envelopes, then select the size of envelope, then select recipients, and all works ok except the address block is almost at the bottom of the envelope no matter what setting I use.

I know I can grab this address block and move it anywhere.

But is there not a way to make the default position higher on the envelope please

Also I see using this method it prints the City County and post code on the same line

Is there a better way to select addresses and print without having to alter every ones position please

Answer:Mail merge with Word 2010

Have a look at these MS website to see if there is anything that helps you. In the second one which is applicable to Word 2007 there is a section on printing envelopes which may help you.

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I just upgraded to Microsoft Office 2010 and when I try to use mail merge for Christmas card labels, I get clear down to the final formating and get an error message that says "not enough memory." This is very discouraging because of all the time and effort to download the addresses from Outlook. What gives with Word 2010? It seems to crash a lot, produce many "not responding" messages, and many of the windows within Word are funky and hard to read.

Answer:Word 2010 Mail Merge not working

Lets not overlook the obvious, it may indeed be memory.
Bring up task scheduler to determine how much memory you actually do have.
Press alt+cntrl+delete and then click on performance tab to check remaining memory.
Crashes can, also, be caused by memory.

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Running Windows 7 machine with Office 2010 Professional. Just discovered that from Word I can send out mass emails (I am the email blaster for our organization) that show up in email as JUST addressed to the recipient without using bcc. Word 2010 BOMBS 75-90% of the time when I click on MAILINGS, Start Mail Merge, Email messages. If I do happen to get past there, when I click on Select Recipients Word bombs, then reboots. Very frustrating since each message I send out must be sent 3 times to get all of our people (more than 50 messages at a time are forbidden by my ISP).

Obviously Word and Outlook are both 2010.

Any fixes or suggestions are GREATLY appreciated!

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Microsoft no longer providing online forums for support (as far as I can tell), I'll ask here because I can't think of anywhere else.  I have a Win7 Pro 64 bit desktop running Office 2010 Professional.  Today I needed to do a mail merge, letters and envelopes, in Word 2010.  This was the first time I ever tried that.  My data was in an Excel 2010 spreadsheet.
The letters printed beautifully.  When I tried to print the envelopes, the first thing it gave me was a little printer configuration window.  In the window, I had to change the way the printer handles envelopes, because my elderly HP Photosmart C7280 printer doesn't handle them the way Word thinks envelopes should be handled.  Having changed that, I clicked on the OK and immediately got this error:

In order to apply the selected envelope options, Word must delete the current contents of "<filename>."  Any unsaved changes to this document will be lost.
I couldn't get away from that, so I clicked "OK" and my mail merge document vanished, leaving only headers and footers.  There was nothing to print envelopes from.  I could not make it work. Does anyone have a solution for this??  Has anyone ever seen it?

Answer:Word 2010 Mail merge issue

Mail merge in Word can be a bit fiddly and the details keep changing between versions but it generally works - eventually.
The only suggestion I can think of is, when you come to the 'create new document' bit in the merge, you go into 'File - Page set-up' and set the template envelope to match the printer's settings rather than leaving it until you press 'Merge' or 'Print'.
Chris Cosgrove

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Hi, I have recently replaced Microsoft Works with Microsoft Office 2010. I have just gone through the process of changing the defaults for opening a document from works to the office alternative. If I try and open a .doc attachment to an email it fails with the message 'This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel.' If I go back to Set Associations and change back to Microsoft Works Word Processor, the document opens.Thanks Kate

Answer:.doc mail attachments will not open with word 2010

I would be inclined to run a registry cleaner (Ccleaner works well) which should clear the association with Works in the registry, then reset the associations again.

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Okay--apparently 3 or 4 years ago I used a document to create a form template (not technically a form or template in the sense it did not have any fields--just used it to bring up to create new documents based on it). In any event, the document and apparently had some codes in it that I did not see and everything was fine for until moving to Word 2010. Now, virtually any document I pull up comes up with an error. I tried "Open and Repair" and that did not work.

But here is the issue--THIS NEVER SHOWED UP IN PRIOR WORD VERSIONS! I can go right now and pull the same document up on any one of 3 or 4 different computers in the office all running Office 2007 and the document displays fine. So there must be a way to stop Word from displaying the error. I don't want to have to go in an take out all of those codes from all the documents we have that includes them.

Answer:Any way to stop Word 2010 displaying "Error! Main Document Only"

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Since upgrading to Windows 10, Iam having trouble opening my Windows Live Mail 2012 emails that I transferred to my folders in the Document section (not the folders within the e-mail categories i.e. Inbox, Outbox, Trash etc.) when I had Windows 7.
I also cannot drag Windows 10 received e-mails to opened folders in the taskbar - the not permitted symbol appears. This I could do in Windows 7.
When I click on to WLM 2012, it starts to open but the engaged symbol revolves and revolves, and gets stuck. This happens despite choosing WLM as my default app.
Has anyone had this trouble?

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Hi all,
I'm attempting to create a mail merge in 2010 with multiple records merging into a table on one page. I've tried a couple of options:
Use the "Next Record" rule. This works in the first row, but the merge reads left to right so when it gets to the next row, it's screwed up. I can't find a way to tell it to read down the column and then move to the next record instead of reading across the row.
Merge to a directory. I can create a table with one column, but when I merge to the directory, it stacks the columns on top of each other. There will only be three records for each page, so even if I use a three column layout, there's enough room to stack the columns instead of showing them side by side. Also, since there's so much other data on the page, there's no good way to fit the merge to a directory information within it.

Anyone have any ideas? I'm attaching a sample document and the cells in yellow are the ones I need to merge. Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Mail Merge Nightmare (Word 2010)

Nevermind, I see what you are trying to do. I am not sure how you would approach this since it is not your typical mail merge.

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I have recently upgraded to Office 2010 (from 07) and I perform a lot a mail merges. I have come across a few issues with this feature within 2010 and wondered if anyone has a solution. I am obviously running Windows 7.

Issue 1 - When performing the mail merge to emails (HTML), Word 2010 doesn't seem to recognise my IMAP email account, which is set as default in Outlook 10 it uses one of my other pop email accounts.
Is there any way to set my IMAP account as the default for mail merging?

Issue 2 - Once I have completed the email merge I then need to create them as a PDF, which in 2007 worked fine but the Acrobat addin in Word 10 doesn't do anything. (I do have Acrobat 8 prof installed as well) I have done a little research and can see that this is a problem but I need a solution to fix.
Otherwise I'll be reduced to uninstalling and re-install 2007!

Anyone with solutions please let me know.

Answer:Email Mail Merge Issue - Word & Outlook 2010

Hi welcome to the forum,
Have you tried the macro to save As pdf file of print to the adobe pdf printer?

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Why do labels appear correct on the mail merge but when you print they do not fit on the page. When using Word 2007 it worked perfectly only started having the problem when upgraded to Word 2010.

Answer:label mail merge problems word 2010 not print

Did you not notice that there is an Office Software Forum? The experts there are best able to answer your question.

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Banged my head enough on this one. Customer complained that he could not open a Word attachment in is Windows Live Mail (Win 7 64-bit). When I double-click on the attachment, Word Starter 2010 would start but then hangs on the "Starting Microsoft Office Click-to-Run" pop-up. He also complained that he could not open any docs from his My Document folder. Correct, we could not open any Office docs with his Starter software.

I ran a "change" (i.e., repair) from Programs & Features (selected the "Remove all Officer user settings related to this product option) and it succeeds "OK". I open Windows Live Mail and then open the word attachment and voila, it opens!!! I check a few more emails with Office attachments and they open fine.

HOWEVER -- I then go to My Documents and Word Starter cannot open a document. It hangs again.

I go back and repeat the process in Programs & Features, come back to My Documents, and voila, the documents open just fine. Go into Windows Live Mail and guess what, I can't open those attachments.

In a nutshell ---- I fix one (e.g., repair via Programs & Features) and it breaks Windows Live Mail attachments. I fix Windows Live Mail attachments to open, but then it breaks the capability to open documents out of My Documents. Ad infinitum.

I hate the work-around to have to save the attachment to My Documents and then open it but it is better (as per the customer) than from within Mail. I... Read more

Answer:Word Starter 2010, Windows Live Mail, My Documemts issues

Is this a Trial version of Word that has just run out of the prescribe time limit?

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When saving a Word 2007 document as a webpage (htm, html), an extra folder is automatically created besides the hmtl document itself. This folder contains background information like pictures, wallpaper etc. Is there a way to prevent that folder from being created in the first place? I've got Word 2000 on another computer, and when I save my word documents as html files over there, that extra folder is not generated. The only time that folder is created in 2000 is if my documents contain pictures, wallpaper etc. In Word 2007, it is created all the time, even though my documents are just plain text.

Answer:Solved: Word 2007, saving document as html document: how to get rid of extra folder?

Managed to find the solution, it was very simple after all. One has to save the document as a filtered webpage and click "yes" when a box pops up warning you that you will use certain featuers which are specific to Office2007, such as the background. Then the document will save without that extra folder and files.

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I am running XP and Word 2000 and Nortons. Word will crash if you leave the document open for a while (there is no specific time frame) and then select close (icon). The error - Microsoft Word for Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close. The details are: AppName: winword.exe
Modname: kernel32.dll
modvers: 5.1.26002180
offset 0001eb33

This has pretty much happened since I got this laptop. I have reformatted and reinstalled everything (due to another problem) and still have the same problem with word. I have used the same CD on other computers to install word and they do not have the same problem.

I use a variety of templates and plain documents in my work and can not pin point it to one template.

If you leave Word open with a document (no matter what size) and come back to it later this is when the problem happens. I started to get around it my saving first then closing, but this no longer works. The save completes and then I select Close and this is when it happens - you get the dreaded pause and then you hear the whirl of the computer and then you get the Microsoft Word for Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close. Firstly I could put up with it but is now just a nusiance.

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This is just one of those odd quirks I have run into. When I open a new document in Word, then open an older file, the new document closes and only the old one is displayed.Using Microsoft Office 2010, specifically Word.Windows 7 64-bitA bit of explanation, I often do research/writing for school or for fun. This issue has always happened, just one of those small annoyances.Here is the exact thing that is happening:1. I open a new (blank) word document, by clicking on the Word icon or by selecting "Open New Document" in the Word program.2. I open an older (saved) Word document, by clicking on the saved file, not by using the "Open" function in Word.3. The New (empty) document disappears, only the older document is open. I must now open a new empty document to write in. What I want to happen:1. Open new document2. Open old document3. Both new and old document are open (2 windows).Other notes in no particular order:- Word has always operated like this. Just wondering if there is a way to stop it.- I am not using the "Open" function in Word to open the older file, I am opening the older file by double-clicking it in the File explorer. When I use the "Open" function in Word, it does the same (basically "closing" the new file in order to open the old one). - I tried searching through Word's settings but couldn't find anything that seemed to relate to this behavior.- As per regular Word behavior, the new document is auto-na... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Word Question (Opening old document closes new empty document)

Yes, you are right. That is normal for MS Word.Do this:Open a new document. Type something. Even a single space. Save it with a name you want. Now open an older document. Both documents can be on the screen or cascaded.If memory is not an issue, you can haven two instances of Word.

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I have two questions regarding documents created in Word 2007...

1) Can links be created within a Word document? For example, can I click on and item my table of contents and have the document jump to that particular section of the document?

2) Also, is there a way to make sections of the document hidden until the user clicks a specific word or graphic in the document?

I'd like to specify a particular instruction and include a "Show example" link that would make a detailed example appear for those who needed the extra help.

Thanks everyone!

Answer:Word 2007 - Links within a document? Hide/Show sections of a document?

If you created table of contents through References - Table of Contents, you can hold Ctrl and click on the item in that table, word will take you there. This feature is standard.

Also, to navigate inside document you can use bookmark option.
Insert bookmarks. Word 2010 Bookmarks
Then insert Hyperlink - in the window select second tab "Place in This Document" and choose your bookmark.

As for hiding parts of document, I do not think that is possible.
You can create that in HTML document with javascript, but not in Word document.

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This might be kind of tricky.

We're trying to streamline our RFQ-to-Quote process, which currently utilizes a combination of digital forms and hand-written forms passed among several departments. My boss asked me to modify the RFQ form to save him some typing (because he has to retype all the information in the final Quote), and I--not understanding the complexity of the process--very stupidly told him that it could be done fairly simply using form fields and bookmarks. He's been kind enough to grant me a lot of leniency because for him anything would be better than the current situation, so as long as I can improve on what we use now, he'll be happy.

I thought about creating form templates for each of the departments, then as the original RFQ circulated from one department to the next subsequent forms would be appended to it to create a rolling document. I'm not too happy with the that idea; there's all sorts of room for user error. I thought about creating a single document template containing every department's form, but a) I don't want any single department to be able to modify information gathered during another department's process, and b) certain departments must generate a variable number of copies of their form.

I told my boss the best way to accomplish a secure and low-maintenance RFQ-to-Quote would be to create a stand-alone Quote Generator application, but we both agree the effort is not condusive to the timeframe by whic... Read more

Answer:Word 2000: Creating a Master Document of document templates

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Hey guys! Is there anybody knows a program that can convert (copy) words in an image to a real document that can be edited from Word?


Answer:Which software can convert an image of a document to a real document (MS Word)?

If you have MS Office, as I think you do, you might try out this link:

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Hi all.

The other day whilst in the throws of fixing another unrelated problem I came across a strange and annoying Word Document problem.

When I bought this word document up it present a very unusual icon. It was grayed out and part of the title contained a ~$ then the name of the document.

When I tried to open it, the word document only opened up to the gray page just before it should turn white displaying the text, and there it froze.

Nothing worked after that! The freeze was so bad that the only way to close the window was to turn the computer off at the tower.

After rebooting I tried it again 2 more times with the same problem freeze occurring in the Word document.

Today I again found another document that caused the same problem, this time the icon for that document was normal but right beside this icon was another malformed grayed out ~$(name) icon.

When I tried to open either of the 2 icons I got the same freezing up problem, just as before.

I tried a previously suggested step in that I opened "Word" and from there navigated to where the bad files were located.

In turn I only hi-lighted each, and at the bottom of that window clicked on the arrow for the drop down box.

I was advised that one of the presented options was to repair the file. No such option was present.

So there you have it. Any advice on this problem please?


Answer:[SOLVED] Word document freezes computer and document is corrupted

Hi all.

Just to advise that I am going to mark this topic as a fashion so to speak.
I may resurrect it at a later stage if the problem re-presents it's self.

In a nut shell. I spent a lot of time today searching sites and performing tests including searches on my computer program.

I ascertained that all the aforementioned "defective " Word documents originated in the same folder. After performing several search functions with the criteria as ~$.doc no other such files were found on my computer, other that the already mentioned.

All tests suggested would not repair the said documents.

I have now deleted the offenders and I will monitor the situation. If I run into problems again I will re-post.

Thanks anyway.

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Is there any free software out there that will allow me to scan a document and convert it into word/excel and allow editing?

Answer:Converting scanned document from image to a word/excel document

you are going to want to search for OCR programs.

Try "freeware OCR" in google or check out


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I used mail merger to create 25 letters to different locations and different people. The source used for the names and address's were from an excel file. I used "Edit Individual Documents" in order to get all the letters in one document. Now the problem is i need a backup of each letter on my computer and i have no clue if its even possible to save each page in the master document as a unique document. If not, is there a way of saving each unique document of a mail merger?
Thanks in advance.

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I work at a small non-profit and we have updated two computers with new computers running Windows 7. We use MS Word 2003. I have checked all threads on forum related to this issue, but nothing seems to correct our problem. I would be grateful for any help.

Description of issue: With a Word document open, one should be able to click "File" > "Send To" > Mail Recipient As Attachment", or any of the other mail options, and have the email composition window of Thunderbird pop up. What happens is that Word is attempting to send the attachment via Windows Live Mail. The computer basically freezes. If you try and abort or get out of Word, and error pops up stating you can't close Word until the email has been sent. Finally, you have to force a shut down of the computer.

Internet Explorer shows Thunderbird as default email client. I have check all of the other obvious places for setting the default email client, but I can't seem to find a conflict anywhere on the computer showing Windows Live Email as default client.

As a side note, this employee was using Outlook Express as their email client prior to the computer upgrade and all setting were imported into Windows Live Mail, which was initially used. The employee did not like Windows Live Mail, so I installed Thunderbird. It is used as the default email client and the only issue has been with Word. Additionally, I know that the document could be sent from Windows Explorer by right-cli... Read more

Answer:Can't send Word Document via Thunderbird from open document

Might try uninstalling Word, then reinstalling it.

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Dear all previously i have posted for Trojan issue and subsequently received responses from your team on time Now i am interested to know or get rid of issue with word 2003, installed in windows home basic 7 platform.......I work in several Word 2003 documents (on Windows 7 platform) at the same time. When I open the first document it stays open (maximized). If I open a second document, the document opens, but then immediately minimizes down to the task bar. Same result if I open a third document. If I click on the minimized documents to open them again, they open and stay open. why I am seeing a button for each open document in the Task Bar. with Thanks 

Answer:word document minimizes on taskbar if i open second document!!

Right-click on the START button - Properties - Taskbar - Group Similar Taskbar Buttons

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Can anyone help - When typing a word document my laptop keeps sending the document when I start typing. Not sure why. Any help appreciated

Answer:When typing a word document my laptop keeps sending the document


I don?t know what you mean with laptop keeps sending the document but if you have this issue with office word or some other office application, try to check some forum where you can find discussion about similar theme.

I can not give you any precise answer but it is maybe because of office specific settings or you press accidentally some key on the keyboard and on this way interrupt symbols entering.

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I was working on a Word document that someone sent me by email in form of rar and saved the document. I now can't find the revised file and I have lost about 8 hours of work. Any ideas on where I can find this file? I looked in the email that was originally sent, but it is still the old file. I have also done searching on my computer with no luck. Help, I'm desperate!!! I have Word 2007. Please give me reply as soon as possible.

Answer:Cannot find the saved revised document in Word document

If you were only hitting "Save" and not "Save As" the document is likely, unfortunately, gone. You can try opening Word by itself and going through recent documents to see if it shows up. If you opened it directly from the email and the email was in Outlook, you might be able to find it in the Outlook Secure Temp Folder. To get to this folder, the easiest way is to send yourself a PDF file, open the PDF from the email then go to File | Properties and on the General tab (this is from memory, so I might be off a little bit) you'll find a location that you can click on. In this folder, you have a slight chance of finding the modified file. The only other option you have, that I can think of, would be digging through your temp folders hoping to find a .tmp or .doc file in there that has the content, but I give that about a .01% chance of happening. Good Luck!

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On my previous computer with Windows 2000, I was able to make incremental backups of a Microsoft Word document while it was being created by me. The advantage of this was that if an "accident" happened and the document was lost or corrupted before it was completed or saved to a folder, the partially completed document could be retrieved from a special folder somewhere in C-drive. I was able to specify how often a new backup was created (ex.: every 3 minutes, ex.; every 10 minutes, etc.). It is possible that this special folder also contained backups of all previously saved Word documents, which were also being re-backed up every few minutes. -- I cannot find any reference to this on my new computer (Windows XP and Microsoft Word 2002) in the Windows search engine, or in the Word user interface "Help". I cannot remember how I found this feature on my previous (W~2000) computer. -- Thanks

Answer:Word document incremental backing up while the document is being created

I just found where to set up this feature (Word user interface > tools > options > save and also file locations. BUT I STILL NEED HELP BECAUSE THE FEATURE DOES NOT SEEM TO WORK.

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I am wondering how to make an hyperlink, from a main document, to a sentence of a sub document that got included through {INCLUDETEXT \\....docx} in the main document?

I posted yesterday this question in another forum.

I do not know how long it will take to get a reply in the other forum. I post the link to the details also in this forum, in order to speed up the process of getting an insight about a posible approach or solution for this problem. I hope this does not violate any of this forum's rules.

Thanks in advance

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I'm using word 2010.
I have a Mailmerge document (actually a company letter with header and footer, used by a package called "Cash4Windows" [C4W]). This document usually has the recipients name and address etc. inserted by C4W.
The document is a template - "xxx.dotx".
What I want to do is strip out the Mailmerge fields and save the document as a normal Word 2010 document, 'cos the User wants to have a blank standard company document available.
I've spent a long time fiddling with the Header and Footer to get just what the User wanted, and I know i could just cut-n-paste the Header and Footer into a new document, then save it as "xxx.docx", but when I looked on various help sites the normal method in Word 2010 seems to be
on the ribbon tab
Select Mailings
Select "Start Mail Merge"
Select "Normal Word Document"
then save the Word document.
I've tried this and it has absolutely no effect, as when I close and reopen Word and select the previously saved document, I still get the "Opening the document will run the following SQL command" splash screen!
I've tried saving the "normalised" document with various different extensions, but nothing seems to get rid of the SQL.
I've also tried opening the VBA editor (Alt+F11) to see if I can find the SQL, thinking that if I can delete the SQL it might cause Word to avoid the prompt, but I can't even find the SQL!!!
I know I'... Read more

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I have problem, when I put link to .XPS document in MS word document, i can't open this link, nothing hapens , links to other file types works fine. XPS document opens without problem with IE when opening file from folder. I tried to lower security setings in IE hidden security zone "my computer" , but this wont help. There is no problem in Windows 7 with xps links. But i need it to work in Vista. I think it's some kind of security problems. Any ideas ?

Vindows Vista32 SP2
MS Office 2007 SP2

Answer:Can't open .XPS document link from word document

Will this be any help:

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"How can I convert an Excel document into a Word document?"

Answer:How can I convert an Excel document into a Word document?

When you Paste into Word,Select Paste Special,It should offer you the choice of Unformatted TextOrWhen Paste into Word,look to lower right corner of your paste areathere will be a small Drop BoxClick on the Drop Box and select Keep Text OnlyMIKE

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I have enrolled in college after 35 years away.  My professor is posting all documents in Word form.   I have Works.  Can I convert them to open into Works?  Can anybody walk me through it step by step?  I have Word installed, but haven't "bought" the program (free trial that came on computer).  When I try to save the word document and change the save as, I don't get any options except Microsoft Word 97 and All Files.

Answer:How to convert a Word Document to a Works Document

What version works and word?

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URGENT!! (Isn't it always?) I need to convert a multiple tab excel document to a word document. I read that I can save as a pdf, then convert to word but I have only Adobe Reader. If this can be done, is there a way to conserve the original format and the links in the excel doc?I would prefer leaving in excel but the customer needs a word document. Also, just in case I can convince to leave in excel -- is there a way to print the excel file as one document without printing each tab separately? If so, how do I ensure the formatting looks good to print as a regular 8.5 x 11 document?Thanks for any help.

Answer:Converting an excel document to word document

Depending of the size and shape of your Excel sheets can't you just open Word and Insert File?MIKE

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I'm creating a document in word 2007 at one point of the document I want to insert a link or icon that points to a separate word document, when the master document is saved both documents are saved as one file so that i can distribute it to other people not linked on a LAN. I don't need the second document to be seen but launched on a separate window when the link or icon is clicked.
Can somebody please help I've seen this on emails and PP presentations but I'm not sure if it can be done in word, I would think so!


Answer:Solved: Word document within a word document

Not hard at all. Open the attached - I have included the instructions to show either the other text (or at least part) or just the icon.

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I have a client with a problem creating new documents from the File > New > Word Document dropdown from Windows Explorer window. If I set her default font to Times New Roman it will stay for creating new documents from within Word. If she goes the other route mentioned above to create a new document it will always default to Courier. Also when she tries to save the document with the Save As item it defaults to txt instead of a .doc file. I am thinking there are two different templates for these two seperate ways of opening or creating a document.

OS is XP Pro
Word 97 SR-2B


Answer:New word Document from File > New > Word Document


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As above.

Is there a software upgrade i need to do.

I have the password. comes up with...

"Word experienced an error while trying to open this file"

Thanks in advance


Answer:Solved: Can't open password protected Word 2007 document in Word 2003

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i cant open that document any more please help its my project due tomorrow, when ever i try to open its says that it protected for editing

Answer:i accidently locked my word document with a pass word, help

Is it saved as read only, or protected with a password? Theoretically you should be able to do a save as to a .rtf, if you can open it read only.:: mike

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I am developing an add-in for outlook that consists of creating a customized send button next to the standard one. when outlook is configured to use the word editor, when I add the customized send button to the command bar of the mail in edit mode, the add-in is also added in word document. The reason is that the word editor is activated in outlook. How can I tell my add-in not to add the button in word as well. I don't want to deactivate the editor word. There must be a way how to detect the opened application. I searched for my problem on the internet and people said to test if the kind of the document is word mail or word document. Here's part of my code that didn't work correctly:

//event triggered when item is opened

private void Inspectors_NewInspector(Outlook.Inspector i)


//some code to test if it is a maiitem, etc.

Word.Document document = (Word.Document)i.WordEditor;

if (document.Kind.ToString() == "wdDocumentEmail")



The problem is that the button is still showing at word level. Visual studio is not launching the condition on all the windows. So he?s adding it in word as well, although word document is a wdDocumentLetter.

I have 2 options in mind:

1- The code must not be called at new inspector level. Because this trigger is not launched in the case of the word document

2- The inspector from which we get the word editor is not the right one for word document (Word.Document ... Read more

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Hi, I have set up a new Access 2010 database (saved as .accdb) (copying tables, forms and queries from my current one then deleting the old data and modifying a lot of fields). I have a query in with some simple calculations. All the calculations work perfectly in Access. When I merge this into Word 2010 (set up as a letter document) it doesn?t use/show the correct data.

The calculated fields in the query are ?number of people * price tea & coffee = cost tea & coffee? and ?number of people * price buffet = cost buffet". I then use these costs in the same query to work out ?VAT? (another calculated field adding up the calculated "cost tea & coffee" and calculated "cost buffet" as well as a number of other non-calculated fields and multiplying the total by 0.2) and ?Total Cost? (a calculated field adding up various non-calculated fields, the calculated "cost tea & coffee", calculated "cost buffet" and the calculated VAT field).

There are two errors in the data that ends up in the merged Word document:
The "VAT" doesn?t add in the two calculated fields, it only uses the data from non-calculated fields in the query.
Also the "Total Cost" doesn?t add in any of the calculated fields (teas & coffees, buffet and VAT), it only uses non-calculated fields from the query.

It doesn?t ping up any error messages. Why is it changing the data between Access (where the query works per... Read more

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Win 7 SP1 64-bit
Word 2010
Access 2010

We have some fill-in form templates that we have moved from Word 2003 to Word 2010 (properly) and in the underlying form macro, there is a call to a database to pull office address information that originally was in Access 2003. The macro works just fine if it opens the 2003 version, but I want to update the database to 2010 so that I don't have to worry about compatibility issues. So, after creating a new 2010 database, I went into the Word macro and changed the name of the database in the macro to reflect the new 2010 database, and nada. The statement that accesses the database does not seem to work. Here is the text:

Dim conn As New ADODB.Connection
conn.Provider = "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0"
conn.Open Environ("ALLUSERSPROFILE") & "\Application Data\sgData01.accdb"

Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset
rs.Open "select * from offices where shortName = '" & sCity & "';", conn

I am NOT a programmer so if there is further information you need, please let me know. I assume, though, that perhaps 2010 uses something other than Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 or something like that...

Any and all assistance will be HUGELY appreciated!!

C. Homer

Answer:How to pull data from an Acess 2010 database using Word 2010 VBA

Allen Browne has a utility to establish the Jet version (among other properties) of the current database. See

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I've been reading around and it appears lots of peopel are experiencing this issue. Has anyone managed to fix this annoying issue of the cursor jumping around in when typing. I'm using a sony vaio laptop , windows 7 ?????

Answer:Cursor Jumping In Windows 7 , outlook 2010 , word 2010

Hi jezrp,
Does the issue occur in other applications such as Notepad? If the issue only occurs in Microsoft Office 2010, you can post a thread on Office 2010 Forums.
However, if the issue occurs in other applications as well, please try the following suggestions to see if the issue can be resolved:
If the issue persists after installing the latest drivers which are compatible with Windows 7, the issue can be caused by the factors including third party software, device driver, touchpad settings, virus or spyware infection.
Please see if the following suggestions can resolve the issue:
-    If the issue occurred after installing certain software or hardware, please remove it to check the result. Or, you can perform System Restore to restore to the date before the issue first occurred.
-    Scan your system using anti-spyware and anti-virus software to confirm the system is clean.
-     Check the touchpad's sensitivity if it is available. You can simply disable the touchpad to test the result. You shall contact the device manufacturer directly to confirm the settings.
-    Use a mouse pad for better mouse performance.
-    Replace the mouse and check the result.

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Word 2016 is not using the up to date word document. When I go to save after opening up a brand new word doc. It tells me it will be updated to the latest word doc. I am using Office 2016 Pro on Windows 10 64bit HP laptop. Any advice would be welcome.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Word 2016 is not using the up to date word document

Hi Hollyoaks777

Just so I have it straight, when you say "opening up a brand new document" do you mean you have a blank document that you open, say on your desktop (as a shortcut), or does this happen when you click File then New.

Have you checked Options => Save to see if there is an option box to control this behavior?

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I had created a word file yesterday. But today while working on it, I tried to save, it gave a error message and closed the word window.I have ~word.tmp file. Tried to rename/ copy but it says make sure the file is not open.Request to hel me to retrieve the file

Answer:How to retrieve a word document from a word.tmp file

Are you using Microsoft Word? Or WordPad? Word uses either .doc or .docx as the file extension, WordPad uses .rtf or .txt. If you've already named & saved the file yesterday, that's the file you should be looking for. Chances are the original is still good but any changes you made today probably didn't 'stick'.

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Is there a way to close a Word document in Word 2007 without going to the dropdown menu? What happened to the little 'x' in the upper right hand corner that all other Windows programs still have? I have the minimize, maximize, and large 'X', but if I am only working on 1 Word document and click the large X, the file AND Word both shutdown. Is there any way to get the little 'x' back?

Answer:Close Word document without shutting down Word as well

Go in word options/personalize and add the command "close"
The icon to close the current document will appear on the upper left tool bar.

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Whenever i start word document or weird excel they ask for activation key

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I have made a brochure (containing a table)in MS Word97 in *.doc format. The brochure needed to be transferred to my mother-in-law's PC for printing as we don't have a printer. Anticipating compatibility issues (we use MS Office on a system running Win98SE; she uses MS Works on a system running WinXP), I made one page and opened it on her PC. The PC read and printed my test document and I assumed it would work. I then spent the day making the brochure, FTPing and downloading it to her PC. Now when I go to open the documents, Works says that it can't read them (I tried various options - double-clicking to open; selecting different *.doc file extensions from the drop down menu etc). I downloaded the Word97 viewer from Microsoft and it, too, claims not to be able to read the documents. Is there anything I can do to make her PC recognise these documents?And why can't different Microsoft word processors read each other's file formats??? Arrrrrgh!Please help!Jill

Answer:Word viewer will not read Word document

Any version of Microsoft Word should be able to read a document from the same or an earlier version of Word. As long as you have saved the document as Word Document (*.doc). Opening the document from within Word is the safest way.

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I have an old document created in Word Perfect 5.1 saved on a floppy disk. My present computer has Windows 98 and Microsoft Word. I need to edit and print the old Word Perfect document. Can it be translated to Word? Thanks.

Answer:Transfering word perferct document to Word

You should be able to hit File-Open from Word. Change the files of type (at the bottom of the dialog box) to "all files, *.*" and just double-click the Wordperfect document. It should automatically convert it.

After that, if I were you, I'd go to Tools-Options, Compatibility tab. Change compatibility to Word document. Then, hit ctrl-a to select the entire document, go to Format-Paragraph and make sure line spacing is single; then change the font to Arial, Times new roman, or other Word font, as opposed to the old Wordperfect fonts.

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Hi,I'm trying to attach a word doc using the following method:Insert/object...I can do it if I want to attach a pdf. When I click OK it opens window and lets me browse for doc to attach. When I try to do it for word I click OK and it opens a blank word document?Any help would be most appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Can't attach MS word document as an icon to word

Try Insert/File

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