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.

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I need to change the default location for Templates in Outlook. I know this must be done in Word. I understand the procedure to be
File -> Options -> Advanced -> General -> File Locations
HOWEVER, the File Locations button is "greyed out" thereby making those locations uneditable.
Any suggestions as to why the File Locations button is "greyed out" and what can I do about it.
I am trying to convert a PDF file to a Word file (.docx).
Is there any free software out there that will let me do so AND have the new Word file look exactly the same as the original?
I need help. I tried to upload a word document and .pdf to recommendation portal for someone that asked me for a reference . I wrote a reference on a word document and the portal asked to drag it into the space provided or upload it . Neither option worked instead I got an error message and I was unable to submit and there is a deadline to do so . Please see screen capture and help me.

can not upload.JPG
Is there a way to put a text box in the middle of a Microsoft word document that expands as you type more information in it? Basically as I type more paragraphs in the text box it will push whatever paragraphs below the text box further down the page. Hope that makes sense. Thank you.
Hi all,

I want to control the document by user closing document using "X"(close active window).

My form login in my Ms Access application hide immediately after login in a user because I use it to reference the user name control and store the names of the users and those approving documents in the table  called tblcontrol for purpose of a proper audit trail. Now I want to reference also all the massages so that they become personalized, I have massages like:
 MsgBox “Please check your book keeping entries are not balancing”
Now I want personalize the massage by ensuring that it pick the user name as the starting word like below:
MsgBox “Chris please check your book keeping entries are not balancing”
How can I insert this reference like below within the above message?
What I want to achieve is that all error messages must be personalised, this will help the users to think psychologically that the system knows exactly what they are doing:
I want to replace the   (MsgBox “Chris please check your keeping entries are not balancing”) with
MsgBox “Forms!FormName!ControlName.Value please check your keeping entries are not balancing”
 but does not work any suggestion here or is there other ways of achieving that?



Our government customers are very angry with Microsoft, but I think this is nothing new as we know such problems with Windows 10.
I have to analyze this problem and advise our customers.

According to the Dutch organization that did the research for the Dutch government, we have the following infos:

-  Microsoft systematically and extensively collects data about the individual use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Secretly, without informing the people. According to the Dutch organization, it is hard to find what Microsfoft collects as the data is encrypted.
-  Microsoft sends telemetry data to its own servers in the United States.

This is what I found that we can do for our customer:
- Disable Manage the privacy of data monitored by telemetry in Office
- Ban the use of Connected Services
- Not to use SharePoint Oneline
- Block OneDrive
- Lock web version of Office 365

My questions:
1) Did you deal with this case? If yes, what will Microsoft collect?
2) Is it enough to Manage the privacy of data monitored by telemetry in Office ?
3) Do I still have to go through the Report from  ?

I'm using WORD 2013 in a Windows 10 environment.  When trying to merge a document, it hesitates and then closes WORD completely.  This happens consistently.  HELP!

PS:  The template is fine, other users have no problem.
Hi, is there a reliable free PDF to word converter that does not have malware.
I have a 75-page Word document that is giving me fits with paginaton.

When I first created the document, I set it to start numbering the pages at 454. In the earliest drafts of the document (a chapter of a book), that worked.

Now it's time to create a new starting page number to more accurately reflect the pagination of the preceding chapters. No matter how many times I remove and recreate all the footers, the first five pages number correctly (500-504)... and then page 6 numbers itself 454. It carries on that way for a while (pages 454-459), and then instead of going to page 460 it starts with 454 again. It then does the same thing: numbers 454-459, then starts page with 454. It then manages to go from 454-485, then starts again with page 454. This occurs even though every footer is "Linked with Previous," and when I look at the format of the page numbers it says "Continue from previous section."

The document has a lot of section breaks -- I go from two column for text to one column for figures. I have seven other chapters in the book that I've handled the same way, and none of them is giving me fits the way this one is. It's as if that page #454 is buried somewhere ... but I sure can't find it.

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.
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 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 …
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?
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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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
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
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

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.