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 client that is considering using SharePoint as  document management tool.

They have teams around the world that need access to the same set of Word documents so that

several people can make changes to the content. Is SharePoint the right way to do this?
I need to type this special chemistry symbol in Microsoft Word - please see attached.  

How do I do that?
When trying to copy specific Word Document files to a SharePoint drive hosted with Microsoft, the message comes up which says:  Can't Read from the Source or File Disk.
Yet, if this file is copied to another network drive, for a server on site, it copies over without producing this message.
If the file is renamed without the # sign in the name of the file, then the file can be copied over to the SharePoint drive.
Any suggestions as to why this is happening?  So far they have all been Word documents with the # sign contained in the name.
I tried highlighting the page but when I click Review -->Check Document the Editor window opens and tells me how many spelling and grammar corrections exist for the entire document.  The document is 145 pages long but I only want to spell check the last page.  I was expecting a dialogue box to appear saying if any errors were found and asking if I want to check the rest of the document.  I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 and Office 2007 to Office 365 so am guessing something changed in the spell check function since Office 2007.
I am creating a document that will probably be 30 ā€“ 40 pages ā€“ maybe longer.  Different parts of this document need to be read by different groups of people and what is needed by some groups will also probably be confidential, and therefore not available, to other groups.

Is there a way of having sub-documents, tailor made for each group with only the parts of the "master" document that they need, whilst only having to edit the master document?  Iā€™m thinking something like links in the sub-documents to the sections that will pull the latest version of that part of the master document into the various sub-documents.

Can this be easily done?

Office 2016 freezing Outlook, Word, and Excel freezing up
I have opened Microsoft Word 2016 multiple times over past months using "Run as administrator" and clicked "Remove" on the following add-ins.

Add-ins Removed from Word
Despite manually removing the add-ins multiple times, I am constantly being frustrated by those add-ins re-installing themselves whenever Microsoft Office receives an update from Microsoft. I've noted this happen several times now and can't seem to find a way to prevent it from happening.

The same behaviour occurs in both Excel and Outlook - removed add-ins reinstall and reactivate themselves. Unsure of other Office applications as I rarely use more than the three discussed here.

Other add-ins in Outlook include WinZip Courier, Avast Antivirus Pluggin and others. There is no pattern relating to the add-ins themselves. If an add-in is available, upon recieving an update for Office 365, everything is re-installed after the update and re-activated.

Does anyone know how to stop this annoying behaviour once and for all? What am I missing?

Regards, Andrew
Simple cheap web design platform needed.
Aside from MS Word, what other cheap desktop apps are available to create a simple web site?
Wordpress requires a monthly payment. I want to buy my development platform, not rent it by the month.
How to fix this. It opens on another laptop though but if you try to save it over you get back the same error.

What could cause this and how to fix it ?
i have one flow diagram in the word document.

how can i copy paste that same diagram in visio and make minor changes to it.

please advise
word document i made changes to its content by adding more pages and changing digrams, headings etc.

Table of Contents in first page is not reflecting the changes with changed page numbers, navigation etc. Please advise how to fix it
how to put header with some thing like  "Design Document"
footer with something like Date save and time stamp
how to achieve in word
please advise
With Windows 7 and Office 2010 coming relatively close their support life-cycle end dates, our company are planning to move to supported releases, e.g. windows 10 and latest version of Office. We have a number of word macro enabled documents (docm) for workflows, as well as an Access Database application with front end purely built upon 2010. I am not a developer myself, but I suspect major upgrades such as completely new OS and Office versions may have adverse effects on these systems. Are there any general best practice guidelines on making the transition as smooth as possible specific to access databases to ensure they work as expected in the new releases, any specific tools that can be used in the testing etc. Or any general tips on such an exercise based on experience most welcome.

As a general observation, have you encountered many issues with word docm/access database applications when they were developed in a previous version of word/access, when you upgraded to a completely new version of word/access? Can you provide some examples of the scale of the issue, or was it relatively 'painless'.
When there is a word in Microsoft Word 2016 that is spelled incorrectly the word will have a read unline under it.  If I drag the mouse across the word and right click one option is Add to Dictionary.  If I chose to do so, will it add that word to the Dictionary file for all Microsoft Word files on my computer or does each document have it's own dictionary?
how to apply format painter(from line 1) to more than one lines(say line 2 at start line 10 at middle, line 20 at end) at different places in word one line at top one line at middle one line at end
Please advise
Word 2013  - Insufficient Memory - Word cannot display the requested font

When Opening a specific word document, user receives error " Insufficient Memory - Word cannot display the requested font"
I ran a repair of office 2013, Renamed to .old, Tried  opening word in safe mode - No Add-ins
Nothing seems to be working.  
I can open the document without an issue on my computer.

I've run out of ideas.

We have a shared mapped drive on Windows Server in which we need to be able to give multi-user access to some Windows Excel and Word documents. This will enable them to be collaboratively edited at the same time.

What's the simplest approach to achieve this?
I have a report where I have created a parameter with several membership types. Have added this criteria to the record selection.
when I run the report I get data for all the membership types except where the type begins with the word Junior
there are several formula in the report, have deleted each one in turn from the report but it still does not work for this group
have checked the group selection expert part, does not seem to be an issue.
Do not know where the problem may lie?
Attached below is a Word doc with a sample table that I try to copy to Excel. One row in the Word table may become multiple rows in Excel. That causes other problems when processing the Excel table. Ideally, the copy to Excel gives one row for each ACTION FIELD entry as it does in this Word table.

Word Table showing first 8 rows:
Shows first few lines of Word Table
Excel Table after copying first 8 rows has 22 rows. I would like Excel to have only 8 rows, since that is what Word had.
Shows first few lines of Excel Table - too many rows
Both the full sample Word table, and the attempted copy to Excel (with 22 rows) is attached.
I have a PowerShell script that was created by a former colleague. The idea of the script is to open a word file and compare it to the company official templates. Then, it creates an output data file where we have the compliance information for each file. We have over 3000 Word files, the reason why it is done by a script. However, when we try to run the script now,  it doesn't finish running (it stops in the 300). What I noticed is that the word processes it opens, it doesn't close after, so the CPU gets really busy and I believe that's the reason it stops.

Here's the script as of now:

#to enable powershell scripts on your machine:
# * Run a powershell command prompt as Administrator
# * type this :                Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

function Select-Folder($message='Select a folder', $path = 0) {  
    $object = New-Object -comObject Shell.Application  
    $folder = $object.BrowseForFolder(0, $message, 0, $path)  
    if ($folder -ne $null) {  
$folder = Select-Folder -mess 'Select the folder where the Resumes/CVs are'

cd $folder

$word = New-Object -Com Word.Application
$word.Visible = $false #to prevent the document you open to show
$binding = "System.Reflection.BindingFlags" -as [type]
#$files = Get-ChildItem -filter *.doc
#Just attempt to read all files in the directory
$files = Get-ChildItem
$output = Join-Path $pwd.path OUTPUT.dat

function GetTemplateName {
$word = ā€¦
using word 2016, i cannot copy text from one location to another.
when i right click the selected tekst, i get below :chow can i make it show the normal copy/paste options?
in case you want to try  here the file

I have a Word form that has a list of options that I want to put as three content controls drop-down lists. The second depends on the first and the third depends on the second. Is it possible to do this through a VBA code? I managed to create code but I used the legacy Drop-down form field and the end form doesn't look as good, the reason why I need to do it through content controls. I also have an excel file with all the possibilities to be chosen. I'm sorry if I'm not super technical, I'm new to all this. Can someone, please, help?
UGGGGHHHH!  I accidentally added an incorrectly-spelled word to my MS word dictionary.
How can I delete the word?
Is it in a file I can edit and browse?  I have a feeling I've made this mistake more than once.
Hello fellow Experts Exchange members:

I have one user who reports that she often sends the same Word document (updated constantly) to the same users.

She reports that recently the recipients reported that the Word documents they received are missing text and have lines out-of-order.

I have attached a screenshot of the original document and the document the recipients received.  (Text has been blacked out for privacy, and missing text on the received document is indicated by brown squares).

All of the users are in the same mail domain handled by the same Exchange server, and no other users have reported any issues with Word attachments missing information.

The user attaches the Word document using the "Attach Item" button in a mail message in Outlook and not using the "Send As" button in Word.

She reports that even test messages sent to herself are missing text, but she has not experienced any other issues with her computer.

I have reviewed the event log entries on both her computer and the Exchange server but have not discovered anything suspicious.

Have any Experts Exchange members experienced a similar situation and could offer pointers on the resolution?


In a Word document I have two tables. Each with three rows and two columns. I need a Macro that would copy of the content of Cell 2 in Row 2 of Table 1 to Cell 2 in Row 2 of Table 2 such that the content from Table 1 is copied to whatever is already in Cell 2 of the Row 2 of Table 2.
I have tried some code (as provided in the code window) but this code replaces whatever is already in Cell 2 or Row 2 of Table 2. I would like my macro to copy from Table 1 to table 2 without replacing the previous content of the Cell 2 of Row 2 of Table 2. The image provided with this question should illustrate what I would like my Macro to do.
Thank you for your help.

Sub CopyTableCell()
' CopyTableCell Macro
' This code replaces the content of the target cell in Table 2. 

Dim paraOne As Range
Dim paraTwo As Range

Set paraOne = ActiveDocument.Tables(1).Rows(2).Cells(2).Range
Set paraTwo = ActiveDocument.Tables(2).Rows(2).Cells(2).Range


paraTwo.Collapse wdCollapseEnd 'get to end of cell
paraTwo.Move wdCharacter, -1 'back up over cell separator
End Sub

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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.