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Microsoft Word is a commercial document editing program that is part of the Microsoft Office suite. It features numerous text-editing tools for creating richly formatted documents, along with tools for the use of macros in Word documents. Word's native file formats are denoted either by a .doc or .docx file extension. Plugins permitting the Windows versions of Word to read and write formats it does not natively support, such as the OpenDocument format (ODF) are available. Word can import and display images in common bitmap formats such as JPG and GIF. It can also be used to create and display simple line-art.

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We have Excel & Desktop objects embedded into a Word doc
which by clicking on the objects' icons, will launch Excel/objects
but when the Word doc is printed/converted to PDF (using
Adobe PDF printer or CutePdf writer), these objects became
images in the converted PDF.

Is there a way to embed these Excel objects in the PDF such
that we can still open/launch the Excel from within the PDF?

Free tools will be appreiciated.
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Hi All

I'm hoping someone can help me with the following Word 2016 settings.

I want to be able to change the Smart cut and paste settings within Word 2016 via a group policy.  I cant see the settings I'm looking for within GP editor and also cant spot where the registry setting sit.

I've attached a screen shot of the setting I want to untick. Any ideas how I could change this.

Many thanks
Having some problems with the office package.
Freshly installed laptop, domain-joined.

Service: Office365
Application: Word, Outlook

The application itself works, however when we close the application we are met with an error message.
(Outlook gives same error message, except file is named "NormalEmail.dotm")

Error message: "Word cannot create or save the file, Disk could be full, write-protected or damaged.

If i start the application as an admin, then try to close it:
Error message: "Word cannot create or save this file, Disk could be full, write-protected or damaged.

Closing down the error message gives us a prompt to save Normal.dotm to a location.
Saving the file to e.g Desktop, then opening up word and closing it gives us same error msg.

Checked the access-rights to: AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates - User has full access
Checked if the files in the location written above were write-protected - They arnt write protected
Tried to transfer my ..\Template folder to his computer - No difference, same error message
Ive done quick repair, online repair, full re-install of office package - Same error message

We are using a template add-on/program if that could cause any issue?
User is local admin.

I have attached a image of the error message, however, its in Swedish.
I am studying programming with Win32 API. I am confused about what window and viewport are.

I look forward to your help. If i get an illustrations or links to an explicit explanation of this GDI concepts I will be happy.
i made a document with a couple of lines of tekst, and copied a picture from the ingternet to it.
i must have clicked on some thing wrong, because when i save this document , it asks for my mail adress to open that document, and i can't get rid of it.
what is going on here, and how to get things to normal again?
running windows 10, word 2016

see following pics for clarification
at save as i get this : i need to register
opsin the document it showws as :  upload failed
upland i got red crosses all over my documents, and picture folders: ( i got rid of these )

MS Word Envelope Tool is failing

When I take a normal address and select Tools > Envelope

I get some strange view where only the left few characters in the address are shown, and the envelop is the wrong orientation.

Looks normal
Looks wrong
Canon ImageRunner C5250 with Fiery unit.
All of a sudden, the printer crashed MS Office apps on many computers and I had to remove and reinstall the printer driver.
More details
- When printing in Excel, Excel crashed and prompted to troubleshoot.  Word and other apps did the same thing. If printing a self-test page, Windows Explorer crashed and prompted to troubleshoot.
- To fix the problem, i removed the printer and reinstalled the driver.
- All computers were configured to print to this printer directly. A print server was not used as we found it had more problem with this printer.
- The driver was the one downloaded from the printer itself. (Go to the printer's IP, then go to Download tab)
This printer has a Fiery unit. We were told we should use the driver downloaded from the printer itself
- This happened on Monday

More More Details
- This printer has been a trouble.
At the very beginning, we used a print server (Win2K8) for this printer. People had problems with it all the time. It looked like the problem happened in the early morning for the first user who printed, usually Monday morning. To fix the problem, we asked the user to remove and re-add the printer back.
- Then we were fed up with this and took the advise from the company we leased this printer from - configured this printer directly on computers via the printer's IP address. This has seemed to give us less problems. But what happened on this past Monday was the first time that the problem …
Hi sharepoint users.

Can anyone tell me why it makes a difference, whether I open Office documents from the browser or through the office app, and why it does even depend on what files they are?


1 I open a Word Docx from IE11
-> an info bar will appear in Word that indicates that I must first click on edit to check out the document and make it writable. Before, I cannot make any changes to the document, the input is blocked! This is the desired behavior!

2 I open the same document using the recent file list or jumplist within word -> it is not checked out, but the input is not blocked and I can also save! That is undesirable.

3 If I open an Excel sheet from within IE11, the same bar appears as in 1), but neither the input is blocked nor is the sheet checked out - just as undesirable because some users are too blind to see this bar.

We use Sharepoint 2016 and Office 2016 on Win10 v1803. Everything is patched and this "problem" is always reproducible.

In short: is this behavior adjustable in Office? I know that we could make checkout mandatory, but that is not what we want.
Syntax Error in expanding Page {Page} of {PageNumb}.

Various literature suggests you can limit the PageNumb aspect of the above statement with

Page {Page} of {={PageNumb}-1}

All I get is a Syntax Error. This function is used when your document contains miscellaneous pages at the end that you do not intend to utilize in (in our case) a pdf file.

Sample file indicating Syntax Error is attached. Any thoughts?
A user is trying to access a Microsoft word file from a network drive while logged into a remote session and receives a "Access denied, contact your administrator."

 -The user has permissions to those drives in the domain controller.
 -The user has access to all other files in that folder.
 -Other users set with the same permissions have access to that file in question in that drive.

I opened security within the folder and set that user with full control. The user still does not have access to that file.
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I'm getting a Run-time error 438 - object doesn't support this property or method.
this only happens like every third or fourth time I run the code
Prior to executing, I'm sure all word instances are shutdown
Environment:  Access 2016 - running VBA to manipulate MS Word 2016 document.
All the references are good I believe (included Word object module, etc)

see attached word file and simple database - see module 1 for sample
it generates a 438 on the line
owordapp.activedocument.content.selection.Goto what:=wdgotobookmark, Name:="photo"
Option Explicit
Sub photoproblem()

Dim owordapp As Object, i As Integer, a As String, v As Shape, rng As range, dir1 As String
Dim template As String, newphoto As String

dir1 = "U:\Data\photoproblem\"
template = dir1 & "SAMPlE FILE.docx"
newphoto = dir1 & "dolphin.png"

Set owordapp = CreateObject("Word.Application")

With owordapp

    .Documents.Open template
    .Visible = True
    .screenupdating = True
End With

owordapp.activedocument.content.selection.Goto what:=wdgotobookmark, Name:="photo"

Set rng = selection.range

Set v = activedocument.inlineshapes.addpicture(FileName:=newphoto, range:=rng, savewithdocument:=True).converttoshape

Set rng = Nothing
Set owordapp = Nothing

End Sub

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I would like to populate a word template document using fields (ctrl F9).
I know how to load word, open the doc with powershell
I have searched with a doc containing those fields, but unfortunately I was unable to find a way to find the fields using PowerShell.
Those fields are not bookmark but fields.
I would like to have a way to retrieve the collection of the fields and after this to be able to replace the fields by the value

any help will be greatly appreciated.

PS I know that I could also do a search and replace like [Company] --> Microsoft, but I find this the not "state of the art" way….

One of my MS Word documents has at least 80 pages of text and images and more. I was given a template and upon filling it, I finally had 80 pages. But now I can only see 4 pages in the Print layout. However everything shows up in Web layout or when I upload and open the file in Google docs. Downloading the full file doesn't get rid of the problem.  If I change the file to older formats I can see the contents but are rearranged and I don't want that.
I wan't to know what causes this and I I can see all the information back in Print layout.
Please advise. Thanks.
I think it is impossible to do what I want in MS Word 2010. Can anybody prove me wrong?  And is there a way to do it in Word 2016?

I want a picture to always appear after the word “icon” as shown in scenario 1 below, except I want the top of the picture to align with the top of the text line?   as is shown in scenario 2.

I know many unsatisfactory solutions such as floating the picture or adding 12 points of padding before each paragraph, but those are not the goal here. Most of those options use an  anchor which is hooked to the page, rather than to the word “icon”.  Also MS Word's Drop Cap function is similar to my goal, but doesn't do the job.

Dear experts,

I can see my word document  with correct level of header and footer margin.

When i print it using my 'HP Deskjet GT 5810,' i find that the footer margin is very large.

So to check what was happening , i saved my above word document into a pdf document . I then I turned the pdf up-side down (turned it 180 degree). I printed the pdf document once again.  i found that the footer margin in the (180 degree turned doc) print out is still large ( irrespective of  the  swap )

Means there is no difference in the footer margin irrespective of how i print the page.

I understand from this observation that I might need to tweek my printer.

Kindly suggest if i need to make changes in my printer
I need a clear, step by step, set of instructions to insert and link an Excel  2016 graph into a Word 2016 document. There are literally 100s of websites that either briefly, but inadequately, describe the process or overwhelm you with 15 variations on a theme.
Simply put,
1. I want to mark the chart in Excel
2. Put the chart into a Word doc
3. And do so that when the Word doc (which is updated monthly) reflects the changes to the Excel graph (also which is updated monthly.)
I have attached a sample Word file and sample Excel workbook. In this particular sample, the Quarterly graph is pasted into the upper 2/3rds of Page 4 of the Word file. I realize there is some one-time resizing that has to be done.

Any help is sincerely appreciated.
I have about 50 word documents containing detailed notes from interviews and meetings.

I am now compiling a single Excel spreadsheet compiling the key insights from all the interviews (one row in the spreadsheet = one insight), but I need a way to link back each insight to that section of the detailed interview notes where that insight came from (specific paragraph from a specific word document). This way, anyone who wants to read the detailed notes behind the insight can just click and jump straight to the details, and then come back to the spreadsheet to keep reading the rest of the insights (rows).

How can I implement this? I would also like to make all files available on a SharePoint site to a team of people, so the link should not be a local one.

I am willing to switch to another tool for the detailed notes (Word or OneNote or anything else) or Insights compilation (Excel) or the method of distributing them (SharePoint)
Dear Experts:

I got dozens of website addresses in the current document. They are all just plain text not fields.

There are three possible make-ups of these adresses, e.g.




Is there the possibility of searching them all with just a single search expression, e.g. with a wildcard search.

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas
Dear Experts:

I was gonna search for numbers with the following make-up in the current document witht the following search expression ('use wildcards' is checked)

Numbers to be searched: 77-88-23-44, 99-22-34-11 etc.

Search expression: <[0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]>

I am greeted with the following prompt when running the search operation: 'The expression in the search field is too complex'

Any idea from the experts what is wrong with my expression.

Thank you very much in advance for your professional help.

Regards, Andreas
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Hi All,

Is this possible to check if any character style is applied on some specific text using vba macro?

For eg:- We are here in Expert (1) Exchange.
This is used to provide (2) help by experts.

Here, we have to check, if number in braces (i.e. (1) and (2)) having any character style, it will pop up an alert.

Dear experts
I have attached a word document and pdf document.
The word document has multicoloured lines. I want to share this document with Goodnotes support so that they can adopt it into a template. I can then use this template in my good notes app (IOS). The basic idea of this template is to provide a set of four lines so that i can practice cursive writing.
I have the following challenge with this document:
Page titled Doc1 in the attached pdf document is the scanned image of word document printed. In the Doc 1 we can see top margin is much smaller than the bottom margin.
The help I need: can someone please change the settings in the word document in such a way that it closely resembles the page titled Doc 2 in the attached pdf document.
(Please ignore the message on third page in the pdf document.
Kindly delete page 2 in the word document. Kindly if anyone can please tell me how to delete the document.
Thank you
I have a project where I need to print the line numbers in the left margin. I am not sure how to make that happen. Can you assist me in finding a way to print the line# for each line in a document? Thank you!
I would like someone to help me please in hopefully making the scroll bar on the right side of the screen more darker so that I can see it better. See screen capture. It seems to be worse on Word or other applications.

I've programmed in vb6 and am trying to learn VBA for Word and Excel.  Intellisense doesen't seem to be working properly.
In the editor tab all the boxes are checked.
If I type Excel I get intellisense to type selection.  However if I put a dot after selection I get no intellisense.

I found this page useful, but it doesn't have what I want http://spreadsheetpage.com/index.php/tip/C32
I'm trying to format text in MS Word using Visual Basic (Using Visual Studio 2017) and can only find examples in C# on the web.

Can you point me to a few links that show how to manipulated text in a Word doc with VB (alignment, bold, etc)?


Microsoft Word





Microsoft Word is a commercial document editing program that is part of the Microsoft Office suite. It features numerous text-editing tools for creating richly formatted documents, along with tools for the use of macros in Word documents. Word's native file formats are denoted either by a .doc or .docx file extension. Plugins permitting the Windows versions of Word to read and write formats it does not natively support, such as the OpenDocument format (ODF) are available. Word can import and display images in common bitmap formats such as JPG and GIF. It can also be used to create and display simple line-art.