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Q: Word 2016 freezes up

Hello:
I recently upgraded to Office 2016, and whenever I use Word 2016, it freezes up. It is set to Compatibility Mode, like all my previous versions of Word (except the first one!), because many of my colleagues in small nonprofit organizations have older versions. I have an ongoing malware program and also did a complete scan and found nothing, so it's not a virus. I've also rechecked the settings, but I can't see anything amiss.

The freeze comes like this: When I open an older text (from a colleague so it is in an earlier version of Word), it opens fine. But the first time I try to scroll or page down, it freezes. Also, when I try to save an older text, it freezes. And when I reopen Word and click on the recovered text in the right-hand column, it freezes immediately. I seem to be able to create new texts, and even save them.

Any ideas about how I can fix this? This is my workhorse program so I really need it. Thanks.
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so jump lists via my taskbar and windows 10, I'm not having much joy :-(

I've just got a new desktop (Jan 2016) with windows 10 pre-loaded and I installed office 2010 - jump lists didn't work - so I thought I'll uninstall and install office 2016 64bit - jump lists still don't work arrggggg!

But they work for IE and notepad and file explorer but not for firefox or photoshop elements.

I've tried deleting the files from:
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations
and rebooting but to no avail

any ideas anyone????

I really need jump lists working for Excel & Word.

srv

A:Jump Lists Not working for Word 2016 or Excel 2016

Hmm, jumplists work perfect for me with office 2007. You aren't the only one having this issue

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so jump lists via my taskbar and windows 10, I'm not having much joy :-(

I've just got a new desktop (Jan 2016) with windows 10 pre-loaded and I installed office 2010 - jump lists didn't work - so I thought I'll uninstall and install office 2016 64bit - jump lists still don't work arrggggg!

But they work for IE and notepad and file explorer but not for firefox or photoshop elements.

I've tried deleting the files from:
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations
and rebooting but to no avail

any ideas anyone????

I really need jump lists working for Excel & Word.

srv

A:Jump Lists Not working for Word 2016 or Excel 2016

Hmm, jumplists work perfect for me with office 2007. You aren't the only one having this issue

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Hello,
I have a problem with my Word. I use Microsoft Word 2016 to write, and I'm more comfortable using this than Word 2007. However, when I save a file using Word 2016, I open it later using File Explorer and it opens in 2007. I cannot figure out why this happens. I even go to my document, select "Open With...", click on "Word 2016", and enter. This still opens as Word 2007. I've tried researching, but no one else seems to have this problem.
Can anyone tell me what to do? Maybe I'm overlooking something obvious since I'm not really a techie. If anybody can help, please send detailed instructions!

Thank you!
 

A:Word 2016 opening as Word 2006

What is your extention file name. does it save as .doc or .docx?
 

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I'm going to buy a new license of one of these product, so any suggest please?
I have used Bitdefender, Avast, Kaspersky ( about 3 years ago), I haven't used Norton and Trend Micro.
 

A:KIS 2016 vs NIS 2016 vs BIS 2016 vs Avast IS 2016 vs Trend Micro IS 2016

Out of all these,and your prerequisites,I would go with Kaspersky!
PS:This is from personal experience,and other members may have varying opinions!!
 

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Now! ESET has just released their newest security suite: ESET Smart Security 9 (2016 Edition). These products are on the top of security suites which are produced by giants on security companies. Most of them released 2016 editions of their products. I want to compare on their newest products with new features (such as on ESET: Banking Protection, Bitdefender: Ransomware Protection and new Firewall, etc...) and some enhanced features.

And now, which is your choose for your security? Please let me know your opinion!
 

A:Battle: Kaspersky IS 2016 vs ESET Smart Security 2016 vs Bitdefender IS 2016 vs Emsisoft IS 10

its hard choice choose between Eset,Kaspersky and Emsisoft.
in fact i never test Eset 2016, but i tested kaspersky and Emsisoft, Kaspersky 2016 really go lighter than Emsisoft(now i am Emsisoft useres)
by your budget and your interest u can choose Emsisoft or kaspersky.
 

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If I enter a font type in Word 2016 and press Tab, it doesn't jump to font size, like it used to.
Anyone else has the same problem?

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I've been having a great deal of trouble recently with Window 10-- Excel 2016 and Word 2016 and hope you can help.
First I "lost" 8 months of input in an Excel workbook. I contacted Microsoft but without success. Now when I try to access a workbook in Excel I get a uac pop-up asking if I "want to allow this app to make changes to your device" and when I try to access a Word doc there is an order to "confirm your account". This is so annoying---how do I get rid of these?
Norton won't allow Sysinfo.exe because it is unsafe..
 

A:Excel, Word 2016

You have an Excel file you can't open?
 

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I went into Word 2016, and when I opened an existing saved document, I see the message "Word could not fire the event". What should I do when this happens?
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6033 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 904 GB (665 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, MAHOBAY
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Enabled and Updated
 

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I was having trouble with Microsoft Word 2016. I wanted to have no jagged sides, so I fixed it to do that. But now there are unusually large spaces between words. I tried to do I forced space like I did in Windows 8 but it didn't work. Any suggestions for Windows 10 forced spaces?
 
Thanks!
 

A:Forced Spaces on Word 2016

When you justify paragraphs, MS Word will equalize the spacing between words that are on the same line.  If you think about, this is the only way your paragraphs can end up being aligned to both the left and right margins.  Obviously, there are times when this can result in large unsightly spaces.  The only way to avoid these unsightly spaces is to hyphenate some words.  I don't use MS Office, but there should be a setting somewhere that will apply hyphenation for you automatically.  You can check to see if this setting is on.  Also, it's possible that "hyphenation" dictionaries may be available for you to install to help with this.

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Hi:
I just had a very strange result when converting a Word 2016 docx, with headings and Table of Contents, to pdf. I've got Adobe Acrobat Pro and attempted to both "print to pdf" and Save As pdf. Each time I got a popup to update the Contents index. Even if I canceled, the pages would reorder such that one of the images and captions of page 16 would show up on page three. I tried deleting and reinstalling the index; saving as a doc file then attempting pdf; uploading to a free pdf converter. Nothing worked. Eventually I saved as RTF, then converted to PDF. Yay. That worked. When I then saved the rtf as docx, it again successfully converted to pdf. Took me about an hour to troubleshoot.

Any ideas out there? Seems like there must have been some gremlin in the TOC code that got stripped out converting to RTF. Weird. Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks,

George

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I was able to pin the Word shortcut to Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 task bar. But I am unable to do so with the 2016 edition of the Word. On the other hand, I could pin the Power Point 2016 to the task bar! Why this difficulty with the Word only?
Thanks for helping

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Hi all
I am 'Mega-mad' with Microsoft, and everyone posting 'so-called' informative pages onto the web, because as the title here will suggest, nowhere is there a site detailing the comparison in Word 2013/16 which I am wanting to read up on.
I have a big Word 2013 document which randomly crashes (I understand this can't be helped and was no big deal the first few times); but every Word user will agree that crashes at one point become infuriating. I am highly curious to know if I go ahead and upgrade to Office 2016, will Word continue to crash at the same rate and is crashing even addressed by Microsoft.
Thanks in advance for any responses.
 

A:How does Word 2016 compare to 2013

It would help if you were to post the system spec's and size of this Word file?
Also are there a lot of graphics in the Word file?
 

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This is strange. I am editing my resume and have to put bullets in the middle of a sentence. I can't get the right bullet size from the default bullets in Insert>symbols to match the bullet size I am using in my document. I can't copy the bullets directly from the document or if there is a way to do that, I can't figure it out. It appears the bullets in my Word document are in between the two sizes I can find in the Symbols applet from the Insert menu.

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Hi all,
I have a 3 column table in a word document each column is labeled 0-h, i-q, r-z this is reference page at the start of the document. as i add to the document i have been adding headers with hyperlink to the top of the document and then hyperlink from the table to the section of the document.
The question is how do I sort each column individually? (see attached PDF)

Thanks
 

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With the new Microsoft Word 2016 if you insert an equation through the Equation button within the Insert menu you get this new-looking editor.


Equations created in such a way can be viewed in inline, professional or linear mode and offer advanced options.

But if you use a keyboard shortcut (Alt+= or any user defined one) instead you end up getting this old-fashioned editor:


And if you edit equations from documents made by other people sometimes they are opened with the new editor, sometimes with the old one.

Can anyone explain the difference between them and how to force Word to always use the new one, please?, I would like to get it with a keyboard shortcut.
And also how to convert an equation made with the old editor onto the new format?

Regards

A:Different Word 2016 equation editors

Cross-posted at: Different Word 2016 equation editors
For cross-posting etiquette, please read: Excelguru Help Site - A message to forum cross posters

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I was having trouble with Microsoft Word 2016. I wanted to have no jagged sides, so I fixed it to do that. But now there are unusually large spaces between words. I tried to do I forced space like I did in Windows 8 but it didn't work. Any suggestions for Windows 10 forced spaces?
 
Thanks!
 

A:Forced Spaces on Word 2016

When you justify paragraphs, MS Word will equalize the spacing between words that are on the same line.  If you think about, this is the only way your paragraphs can end up being aligned to both the left and right margins.  Obviously, there are times when this can result in large unsightly spaces.  The only way to avoid these unsightly spaces is to hyphenate some words.  I don't use MS Office, but there should be a setting somewhere that will apply hyphenation for you automatically.  You can check to see if this setting is on.  Also, it's possible that "hyphenation" dictionaries may be available for you to install to help with this.

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I was trying to print out a Word 2016 PDF in Foxit reader. When I clicked on the printer icon, I accidentally selected the Foxit printer as my printer output. How do I reverse this issue and make my document printable again?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6033 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 904 GB (650 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, MAHOBAY
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hi all

I have copied some text from a webpage into a new Word 2016 document.
The webpage had collapsed dot points, but when the text was pasted into the new Word doc, all the dot points were expanded - the 'Collapse by default' box is greyed out. How would I collapse this text so that it reflects the webpage?

Thanks.
 

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Hi.
I upgraded the Microsoft Office past weekend, now I get a error message when I open Office Word 2016 document "Word was unable to read the document" 
 
Any ideas what to do?
 
Thank you

A:Office Word 2016 document

Hello,
 
        I've moved your question to the Business Applications forum since those for any of the various office suites fall under that category.
 
        Is your issue occurring only for a specific single file, or a few files, or are you getting it no matter what Word document you try to open?

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When I try to select text in my Word document (and only Word) the text gets highlighted in black instead of the normal blue. Is there any way I can fix this? My computer is running Windows 10
 

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I'm watching a video of a guy showing how to work with tables. On the screen I see "Table Tools" which shows up every time he clicks inside the table. For the life of me, I can't get Table Tools to appear.....Is it in Design? Layout? Home? I've tried everywhere......searched online and all of them just say it will appear when you click inside the table. Nope.......
 

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I want to be able to look at how my document has changed over time. So......I've been learning about markup/tracking changes, etc. but there's a basic understanding I'm missing. If I open a document I've worked on and elect to open the review pane, I see zero insertions. This, after I've made extensive revisions/edits/etc. to the doc. I will even make a bunch of changes at that point, just to make sure: insertions, deletions, add picture, delete it, eliminate paragraphs, etc, etc. The review pane still shows "zero"......what am I not understanding?
 

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This is strange. I am editing my resume and have to put bullets in the middle of a sentence. I can't get the right bullet size from the default bullets in Insert>symbols to match the bullet size I am using in my document. I can't copy the bullets directly from the document or if there is a way to do that, I can't figure it out. It appears the bullets in my Word document are in between the two sizes I can find in the Symbols applet from the Insert menu.

A:Can't get right bullet size in Word 2016

I don't know if this is what you are looking for but after inserting your bullet symbol highlight it by left click and dragging the cursor over the bullet. Right click and select font and increase the font size. Hit the space bar and then right click to set your font size back to your default size.

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Hi All. I've tried all of the border/shading tweaks, table tweaks, playing with some advanced options, etc., but the dreaded dotted border persists. Easiest thing to do is show you an image of what I mean. This is a resume, and I don't want anyone opening up to find the ugly dotted border around the header information. Please see attached.

Note that it does print without a border, and I convert it to a PDF without the border appearing??

I appreciate any help. Again this is Microsoft Word 2016 on Windows 10 64-bit.

ARNK

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I am in the process of upgrading from Win XP & Office 2007 to Win 10 & Office 2016. I have everything installed and it seems to be running. I copied all of My Documents over using a thumb drive. Now I need to copy several folders of user templates.
 
On Win XP, they are in:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\...
Can I just copy them over like I did with My Documents? And if so, where to?
 
 

A:Where does Word 2016 want user templates stored?

%appdata%\Microsoft\Templates. The %appdata% usually translates to C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming. The AppData folder is usually hidden, so you'll need to click on the View tab in File Explorer and check the "Hidden Items" box.

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I have a HP Pavilion X2 with windows 10 and Office 2016 installed on it. MS Word is the only application where scrolling with two fingers on the touchpad is unbearably slow.
Is it possible to fix this? Why does that happen just in MS Word and not in any other application?

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I am in the process of upgrading from Win XP & Office 2007 to Win 10 & Office 2016. I have everything installed and it seems to be running. I copied all of My Documents over using a thumb drive. Now I need to copy several folders of user templates.
 
On Win XP, they are in:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\...
Can I just copy them over like I did with My Documents? And if so, where to?
 
 

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I was rather upset to see that Microsoft, in its wisdom, has removed the Passive Grammar checker in word 2016. Basically I use it in writing, as do many others, so why was it removed. It seems the last version is in 2013,so that means I have to go back 3
years to be able  to use this.
It is bizarre since word is supposed to have a grammar and spell checker!!!

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So....285-page document. It's a novel, so scene changes as well as 1st paragraph of new chapters are NOT indented. I have an issue where sometimes I want to break a paragraph into two and start a new paragraph. Usually it works, but occasionally it just drops the text down a line w/o the paragraph indent. Sure I can hit tab, but the problem is that I've been warned editors HATE having a bunch of tabs in the doc....I did a "replace all" and got rid of all tabs. Fine, but it also meant I had to go back and hand-fix dozens of scene changes to get them right again. So how do I fix the formatting so I automatically get a paragraph indent, w/o hitting tab, or risking having the existing indents/scene changes go wacky again? Thanks...hope I explained it well....not sure....
 

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I imported a group of cells from Excel 2016 into a Word document in Word 2016. Under the Developer tab in Word, I added a Text Form Field under the Legacy Tools toolbox. I locked the rest of the form and I can see that I can then only type in the Text Form Field box I created. That works correctly.

When I hold down a key and fill the Text Form Field box, my right margin stays but my left margin and bottom of the text box move so that the words wrap (as I'd like) but the data in the locked area to the left of the field get distorted as the Text Form Field fills with data.

I don't know how to stop this but I know that it can be stopped because this is the second form I have created in such a manner and the first form behaves correctly. On the first form, if I hold down a key and fill the box, the words wrap but the left and right margins stay and the bottom of the text box only gets bigger (not the left side as is happening on my second form as I described above).

I have hovered over the left and right margins and when I get the double line to move them in and out, I have moved both and then one or the other at a time in and out and it doesn't fix the issue.

I also tried using the first form (which works correctly), deleting the existing data in it and importing the new Excel cells into it. The same issue happens. I don't know what I did on the first form to lock the left and right so data only expands downward.

Any suggestions?
 

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So I know this should be very easy. I have a 285-page novel manuscript I'm formatting for submission. I have page numbers that start on the 3rd actual page, which is where Chapter 1 begins. I have a header but it only appears on those first two pages; it stops before Chapter 1. How do I have the header appear on every page of the doc? I googled it but it's confusing....it took awhile to get the page numbering right, because I wanted it to start where it does....I'm afraid if I mess with the header as it is, I'm in for more frustration. A simple step-by-step would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Whenever I click on the file tab in Word or Powerpoint 2016 (doesn't happen for Excel) the programme crashes. The tech support at Microsoft are unable to resolve so I'm wondering if it is a HP conflict with Office or Windows 10. Has anyone else experienced this and found out how to resolve the problem?  

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Problem: Word won't replace styles (especially in footnotes).

Description: A very large number of footnotes are in the wrong style (or styles). I want to change them all to, say, style FN1.
While SelectAll, specify style FN1 by clicking the ribbon, would only be a partial solution, it doesn't work, although by not erroring it implies it has.
SearchAndReplace Null text, format style 'Bad1' with Null text, format style FN1 says it has done an arbitrary number of replacements, but doesn't.
SearchAndReplace *, format style 'Bad1' with ^& , format style FN1, UseWildcards goes away for a week and says it has done (in one case) 13,849 replacements, but it hasn't.

Solution wanted: Replace all text in footnotes [with or without bad style] with a new style.

Of interest: Simple search for NullText, Style xxx doesn't find anything, even if xxx is, eg, simply italics. Search for Font italic does.

I Suspect: I'm being snared by MS bizarre 'style v paragraph' stuff.

This is not: How to modify a style - Google ad nauseam.

I will really appreciate a solution (or even an explanation of why I have no chance), otherwise I look like having a month of selecting indivual footnotes manually.

System: Desktop, W10, Word 2016 (and earlier).

Thanks
 

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Okay, this baffles me....when I insert an image, my cursor remains at the top of the document....in other words, I can't move the cursor to BELOW the image, so I can then insert other jpegs sequentially after it.....if I use "enter," it just drops the image down....I cannot position the cursor to insert the next image below the preceding one. I don't recall having this problem in the past. Can someone explain to me how to solve this? Gotta be simple......thanks!
 

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my APA edition 6 on my Windows 2016 is not formatting my pages correctly. My written work continues to move down and I am unable to make my pages begin at the top of each page. My paper which was 10 pages has moved to 16 as the written pages keep moving. HELP my paper is due today ! Thanks
 

A:My APA 6th addition in Word 2016 continues to scroll down

For clarification, are you using Word 2016 (part of Office 2016) and is the document a word doc (.docx), PDF or what?
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

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This is really recent, after I paid this year's renewal.....when I try to "Save As" on any Word doc, it hangs up forever, until I close out using Task Manager (cont-alt-delete.) I have Windows 7 Home Pro on my desktop. This does not happen on the same program on my laptop (Windows 10.) I looked into the issue online, but it seemed that the options are very time-consuming, and the reviews on effectiveness were mixed at best.

Any ideas? I guess I should at least start with uninstall/reinstall? (That's my inclination; it's just that I read other people saying they did that and it accomplished nothing.)

Thanks!
 

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I am using a P50 with the dock connected to two 2560x1400 27" HD monitors. If I have any messages open in Outlook 2016, when I wake up the laptop in the dock, for every Outlook message, I also see a blank Word window. It is probably more of an MS issue than Lenovo, but I have not seen this on any other PCs. Has anyone dealt with this issue before? All of my graphics drivers are up to date.  Here is an example in Alt-Tab view.


























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Guys,

Why is it that there is a Normal Spacing default that is not single spacing in Word 2007-2016? How would one go about typing say a Return Address or an Inside Address using the Normal spacing default option? Or must the text be highlighted and changed to the No Spacing option for a correct format?

Additionally, most papers for school require double spacing. Does this mean that Word users in these versions must use the No Spacing icon in order to begin writing their papers? Or is it acceptable in academia to leave the Normal Spacing on and change the line spacing to double (2.0)

Word 2003 and competitors don't have this issue. Any comments or strategies that users have for dealing with line spacing and address spacing for letters and papers in these versions of Word, please share your knowledge and comment. Thank you!

Jack
 

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I don't know what's going on, but the footnote references in Word 2016 are now all anchored to the baseline. This is true in existing documents as well as new documents. The Footnote Reference style is correctly stored as a character style that applies superscript, and the footnote references do have the Footnote Reference style.

Superscript is working correctly on all other characters, and footnote references are shown as having the superscript style. If I disable superscript on a footnote reference, the font size changes to the default for Body+. If I turn on superscript again, the font size changes, but instead of baseline shift (upward), the character stays anchored to the baseline.

Have deleted Normal.dotm. Have done a find/replace on style to try to coerce the Footnote Reference style. If I try to manually adjust the baseline shift (Font > Advanced > Position = Raised), rather than shifting the character up, it shifts the entire line down.

At this point I think there must be something about the hidden content that binds the footnote reference to its footnote text.

Our IT shop is doing something crazy lately that, among other things, is breaking custom dictionaries and imposing (randomly) other-language dictionaries on spell check. I don't know what they could have done to mess up the footnote references, but if anyone has suggestions, I'm all ears. If I try to put in a ticket on this without pointing them in the right direction, I guarantee... Read more

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This should be easy, but I'm baffled. If I create a table in a word doc, then go to delete a column, the column on the far right will lose its right border. Huh???

What am I doing wrong? Never seen this before....Oh, and it also happens in Google Docs....
 

A:MS Office 2016: In Word, deleting column in table

Please check if the border exists when you zoom in. Vertical and horizontal lines seem to have a hard time when you are zoomed out.

Please see the gif below:

https://i.gyazo.com/43905bd1ec00c61d2ce92f9f27e3271b.gif
 

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This is easy on my desktop w/the numeric pad, but on my Dell Inspiron laptop, with no such pad, it's tedious. Can I somehow add the em dash as a shortcut? Thanks for a any help.
 

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i want to be able to link tables in Word 2016 so that if I enter text in a particular cell in one table it automatically populates a specific cell in another? Is this possible or would I need to create thelink using Access or Excel? Not much experience with Access.
 

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Another Windows 10 update causes trouble, this time with Word 2016

By Darren Allan,

It's a minor issue, but an annoying one for some

Microsoft hasn't had much luck when it comes to tweaking its various bits of software of late, and the Redmond truck has suffered another update fender-bender, this time affecting Microsoft Word 2016 users running Windows 10.

The problem has been caused by a Windows 10 update unleashed late last week, namely Cumulative Update KB3124200, which Microsoft noted made some tweaks and offered "improved functionality" for the OS (yes, a typically vague patch description).

Except it didn't improve Microsoft Word's functionality, and as The Register reports, it caused Word's Normal.dotm template to be renamed, then recreated and reset to its default settings (losing the user any customisation and macros saved in the template).

Not normal

As 'Rob L', Group Engineering Microsoft Word, posted on the Answers.microsoft.com thread regarding this issue, what's happening is that the existing Normal.dotm is being renamed to Normal.dotm.old during startup.

So the good news is that this is simple to cure, as all the settings are still saved in this file, which is easy enough to recover from the Templates directory. If you're affected by this problem, check out the full instructions on the link posted below

Redmond suffered a substantial number of complaints over missteps with the major November update for Windows 10, plus it ha... Read more

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So...I use tables for keeping track of info. I've found that after I've created a table that's, say, 3 x 15 or something, and the cells are full of information (phone numbers, etc, etc.) if I go to "insert row," the cells have peculiar properties: the cells will be weirdly thin......and any text entered into them will be half-cut-off....you'll see maybe just the top of the text. Nothing I do to the text can fix it, such as selecting and changing font. Why is this happening? Shouldn't it be a simple matter to add a row, then enter text into the new row?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.6

Good morning,
I have a style setting for a user-defined style called Front Matter: Heading that I want to start on a new page and about 87 pt down the page. So, in the style paragraph dialogue box, in "Line and Page Breaks," I clicked "Page break before,"
and in "Indents and Spacing," I set "Spacing: before" at 87 pt.
The Front Matter: Heading paragraphs begin on a new page like they should (i.e. there's a page break before), but they start at the top of the page, not 87 pt down like in previous versions of Word. If I unclick "Page break before," the next Front
Matter: Heading paragraph begins 87 pt below the previous paragraph. But how do I get Front Matter: Heading to leave a gap at the top of the page when "Page break before" is clicked?
This is happening in documents I've converted over from Word 2010 and in the template that these documents are based off.

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