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 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
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
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)?

Using VS 2017 to open an MS Word 365 doc, but how can I create a new MS Word 365 document and then put text in it?

    Private Sub btn_print_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles btn_print.Click
        Dim objWordApp As Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Application
        objWordApp = New Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Application
        objWordApp.Visible = True
    End Sub
I need help with Word Macro that would select all text in a sentence from the current cursor position (in the sentence) to the end of the sentence (marked by full stop).
So if I have a sentence "An apple a days is good for health. " and the cursor is just to letter "d" in the word "days" when I call the Macro all text to the right up to and including the full stop "days is good for health. " should get selected.
We have 15 users using a SQL dB with an Access front end.  Everyone can run a report that grabs a MS Word header (header.doc) and then closes it when the report is done so it can be used again.  One user's PC will not kill the open doc which means if she tries to run the report a second time she gets an error message saying the file is locked.  Going into debug shows the following command that runs:

If dir("C:\Accesssystemfiles\header.doc") " " Then _
     Kill ("C:\Accesssystemfiles\header.doc")

it appears to be locked by MS  Word process that starts on the first run and then remains open in the background.
Since it works on everyone elses' PCs I presume there might be something in Word that is causing the issue. We are all running the MS Suite 365 latest and greatest but the header.doc was created in an older version; could that possibly be a problem?  Does anyone have any thoughts on how to proceed to fix this or troubleshoot it?  When I try this on the user's desktop the Word

Added information:
I opened Task Manager and saw on my machine (which works fine) that when I run the report (which technically is using Access for the report and SQL for the data) I find that I click the Run Report and about 1 second later a Word (Background Process) opens up and stays open for about 2 seconds and then closes. I can keep doing this over and over again and my local header.doc file is not locked.  When I go to the problem machine I click on Run Report and the Word …
Hi I've created a form in ms word and included a submit button.
I can get the submit button to work which opens my email and attaches the form ok.
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Options.SendMailAttach = True

End Sub

However lots of my users use web mail via office 365 and do not have outlook configured.

Does anyone know the code that would send the email direct to an address without the end user have outlook configured on the client device?
Hi All -
#1 I just want to highlight all occurrences of a word and save the Document, without going thru one-by-one ... I have hundreds of Documents.
For example, if it is possible, I want to do a Find/Replace and:
Replace ALL "Automobile"
 "Automobile" <--- This one highlighted or Shaded in Yellow
#2 Is there a tool or way to do this with multiple documents without opening/finding/closing each Document?

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.