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Formatting REF fields in Word 2007

Q: Formatting REF fields in Word 2007


I have a REF field in word, which takes its content from a bookmark around a separate FILLIN field. The text is coming through fine, but it's using the formatting from the bookmarked text, which is inappropriate at the point the REF appears - the original field features prominently on the title page of the document, and the font is much too large for where it the REF appears.

Is there anyway of keeping the REF field in a certain format - specifically font size, face and colour?

Thanks, Oli.

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On computer1, I have successfully created a customized form with user-define fields in Outlook 2007 and a merge document in Word 2007 that works (starting the merge from Outlook 2007). I want to copy the custom form with the user-define fields and the merge document to a second computer (computer2).

I saved the custom form with fields from computer1 to a *.fdm file using the Tools, Options, Other, Advanced Options, Custom Forms, Manage forms. On computer2 I used the same process to install the custom form file (*.fdm) into Outlook 2007 and created a new contact folder that uses the form and displays/adds new contact records correctly. I also copied the Word merge document to computer2. Computer1 and computer2 both have Office 2007.

All the problems occur on computer2. First, when I attempted to merge (starting in Outlook 2007), Word gave messages that all my user-defined fields did NOT exist in the database although I could see them in the Contact records. I attempted to create a new document and the user-define fields do NOT show up in the Word merge field list either.

On computer2, I created from scratch a new contacts folder with a new custom form and user-define fields which works when merging. Therefore, the problem seems to be that Word can not see the fields I created from the *.fdm file I installed.

Can anyone please help me with this? Thank you in advance.


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Hi ,
I am new to this forum, Can any one help me in fromatting the form fields of word 2003 after protecting the form. My requirement is user should be able to change the font, color etc of the fields in document. Once i click on protect form button its disabling all the formatting controls..

Thanks in advance.

A:Formatting form fields in Word 2003 in protected mode

Here's something to look at: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/ms...-in-a-word-table-using-a-text-form-field/5266

You need to add exceptions to the protection.

Also, this would get more attention in the Business Apps section. Maybe PM a mod and they can move it for you.

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Hi - I am not a complete beginner but am having terrible trouble using basic fields. All I want to do is create a template with variable Fields ie I use Ctrl+F9 to insert a field and then type in something like "Insert Name" etc. I need to be able to print the document showing the fields - I go into Printer Options - Advanced - Print Section - tick "Print Fields Codes instead of their values". This works but when I go back into my document it comes up with "Error! Bookmark not Defined". What am I doing wrong and can anyone help me fix this without going into anything too complex.

Thank you

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Hello there!

I am trying to figure out how to construct an invoice in Word 2007 that performs calculations just like in Excel. If someone would care to correct the steps I already know, or add on to them to get me to a final solution, I will be extremely grateful!

Okay, so I have a table set up. Each of the top lines should take the number of items ordered and multiply it by the value of the item. For example:

5 Apples @ $1.00 - $5.00

The user should be able to change the number of items or the price of the item and have the total update itself when you update the field.

Next, the bottom part of the document will total all of the items, and multiply it by the tax rate (which is a value entered in the table).

Seems simple, right?

So, I know how to enter fields... I've gone to the Insert tab, clicked "Quick Parts", then "Field...". At which point I am presented with a dialog box and I think my next step is to click "Formula...", but I have no idea how to set it up. I know how to total columns, but I don't know how to multiply specific fields with other fields. I'm guessing it has something to do with assigning a bookmark to them and using this in the formula somehow?

A thousand thanks in advance!

[Another note: I'm learning how to do these sorts of things for an office software competition next fall, so I actually need to know how to do this using calculated fields... I don't need a work-around, like using Excel in... Read more

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Currently I'm trying to create a macro in Word 2007 that will allow me to disable a number of form fields so the next user can't change anything. For example:

1) User 1 fills out fields A, B, C and D and then sends the form back to me.
2) I unprotect the Word form and run my macro that will prevent User 2 from changing the data entered by User 1. Now I send the form to User 2 for input.
3) User 2 fills out fields E, F, G and H (fields A, B, C and D are disabled so User 2 can't alter the data already entered by User 1). User 2 then sends the form back to me.

To try and accomplish this, I created the macro below:

Sub DisableFields()

Selection.MoveUp Unit:=wdLine, Count:=1
Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdCell
With Selection.FormFields(1)
.Name = "CAR_No_Assigned"
.EntryMacro = ""
.ExitMacro = ""
.Enabled = False
.OwnHelp = True
.HelpText = "QMR to assign CAR No., i.e.: 3DC-CAR-2012-001."
.OwnStatus = False
.StatusText = ""
With .TextInput
.EditType Type:=wdRegularText, Default:="", Format:=""
.Width = 0
End With
End With
Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdCell
Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdCell
With Selection.FormFields(1)
.Name = "Name_of_Initiator"
.EntryMacro = ""
.ExitMacro = ""
.Enabled = False
.OwnHelp = False
.HelpText = ""
.OwnStatus = False
.StatusText = ""
With .TextInput
.EditType Type:=wdRegularText, Default:="", Format:="&... Read more

A:How to disable fields in Word 2007

Just to clarify, when I do this manually (without using the macro) the previously entered data seems to disappear as soon as I unprotect the form and double-click on a field within the form.

As an after thought, could there be a simpler way of preventing User 2 from accessing the existing data?

Thanks again.

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I'm running Word 2007 (Srudent & Home Edition) on my Windows 7 RC box, trying to create a multilevel list that auto-generates text for me, using styles as the control. (Specifically, I'm creating a multilevel list for outlining books of the New Testament.)

Thus far I've been able to carry through the list such that chapter numbers carry down into the lower List Levels, but I can't figure out how to have the text carry through. Here's a summary of the text, with styles in curly brackets:
BOOK {Book}
List Level 1 {Chapter}
List Level 2 {Section}
List Level 3 {Quotation}
Level 2
Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Level 1
Level 2(etc)
Click to expand...

Here's an example of what that looks like, with bold text auto-generated by the multilevel list:
ACTS {Book}
Chapter 1 {Chapter... Level 1}
Acts 1:1-10 Promise of the Holy Spirit {Section... Level 2}
"I'll send a counselor..." {Quotation... Level 3}
Acts 1:11-12 Something or other {Level 2}
"Play nice with your friends." {Level 3}
Chapter 2 {Level 1}
Acts 2:1-19 More stuff (etc) {Level 2}
Chapter 1 {Level 1}
Acts 1:1-8 Paul's Introduction {Level 2}
Click to expand...

As you can see, I have the Book reference in Level 2 fixed on "Acts [Level1 #]:" which is all fine and dandy until I reach the next book (Romans). I found that the {STYLEREF Book} field did exactly what I wanted (reference the most recent text using the "Book" style), b... Read more

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I have created a form in MS Word 2007. I used the form fields and have locked the form. When the user fills out the form it is saved and sent to someone to review, edit and/or comment. The receiving party unlocks the form and adds comments however, is not able to use track changes in the form fields. Do you know of a way that they can use track changes within a form field?

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I am trying to create a contract template for our lawn care business. There are 22 different services that our customers can choose to add, each with a price specific to their own property. At the bottom of the service and pricing list there is a "sub-total" line, with a "5% discount" line underneath, and under that the "total" line.

Like so:

weekly lawn maintenance $35.00 Is there a way to "make" these numbers add up, and
Shrub trimming $150.00 appear in the areas below? So that we don't have to
Fertilization $35.00 manually do all of the calculations, thereby saving
ourselves literally days of work.​Sub-total $220.00
5% discount $11.00
Total $209.00

Also, on the contract we have payment options for our customers. Another big time consumer has been manually calculating these options.

Like so:

$209.00 payable at a flat rate over 9 months (March through November) = $23.22/month
If I can get the "total" number from above to automatically calculate and "jump" to the figures in red above, that would be simply wonderful.

I know that in excel the calculations can be done by creating a spreadsheet (although I do not know how to make a spreadsheet), but I this contract is a legal document and needs to appear so. I'm hoping that Word has a way to do this as well.

FYI, I tried to upload the document but for some reason the only way I can get to the template is if I want to create a docum... Read more

A:Help creating automatically calculating fields in word 2007

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How do I reset the formatting in Word 2007? I've tried repairing it with the cd and re-installing the program, but my issue never goes away. Thanks for any help.

A:MS Word 2007 Formatting Issue

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I've used every incarnation of Word ever offered by Microsoft. I even beta tested 2007. I don't remember this being an issue when I was testing the product or they'd have heard about it.However, much like they did in Vista, Microsoft attempted to save the user from thinking too much and only created bigger headaches.

Cutting and pasting text between documents continues to be a big problem as Word seems only to "remember" the one time I used it to create a list which required a massive amount of indenting. That or it takes note of the formatting of text I'm not pasting into the new document and opts to use that. Now when I paste text from another document to a blank one it automatically indents most of it. I've tried playing with all the settings under automatic formatting (shutting them all off--which presents me with problems when I want to copy and paste charts from one document to another), but it doesn't seem to last. All I can do is waste precious minutes dragging the margin and indent settings around. Even then, when I attempt to add to the text, it returns to its preferred formatting. It's almost easier to re-type it. I need Word to move work from one document to another in the format I lifted it in the first place. I don't need it making decisions for me.

Can someone tell me how to stop this?

Thank you!

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I am using Word 2007 on a Windows Vista Home OS and attempting to design an envelope for an event. I am familiar with the program, and have never had such an issue with it!

I am trying to insert two images, specifically corner borders, to display in the background of the document. Normally, all I have to do is format the photos to be behind the text and make sure they're not moving with the text. However, it is not responding to that command.

I have the text position on the images as "behind text", the "move image with text" box is unchecked, but no matter what I do, the image effects the text. I am trying to center the text on the page, but as soon as I insert the image, the text cursor goes to the top of the document and will not re-center. I've tried everything... anchoring the image, changing the text wrap to "in front", "through", all of it.

Please let me know if there is something I am missing because this is a feature I used frequently in Word 2003 and I don't know if I can live without it!

I have attached the document for your review.

Thank you for your help,

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I have a template with 2 continous section breaks. The middle section is formatted to use 3 columns and the vertical alignment is set to justified.

The middle section of many of the pages of most of the documents created from this template show the text from the top of column 2 overlapping the text at the bottom of column 3.

These documents are over 1000 pages with most of the pages in the middle section. However, I can recreate the problem in much smaller documents without using the template.

The overlapping text disappears:
1. When the vertical alignment of the middle section is changed to top, bottom or center.
2. If I save the document as Word 2003 and open in Word 2003.
3. If I change the first section break to next page.

Overlapping text still occurs:
1. When I adjust the margins.
2. When I create a new document with different text but the same formatting.
3. When I create similar documents on other machines.
4. If I change the second section break to next page.
5. Whether I create and format in Word 2003 or Word 2007 and open it in Word 2007.

The documents print with no problems but the overlapping text makes it difficult to proof and edit.

In addition, the documents are archived and need to look identical each time they are printed.

I have attached sample documents with this formatting. One is created in compatibility mode and the other is Word 2007. Both show the problem in Word 2007 and the one created in compatibility mode looks fine in Word 2003.

Is thi... Read more

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Hello and THANK YOU for this service!
I'm not a super tech-savvy person so I need help at the risk of sounding like a dinosaur.
I'm formatting a word doc for an e-book and paper book through KDP (Amazon publishing).
Before exporting it as a pdf I have to go through the formatting and cannot use the return key for publishing conversion reasons. I am instructed to use SHIFT & ENTER for the formatting.
This is fine but when I do this twice (to create a space between paragraphs) I sometimes get the pilcrow symbol and then word will suddenly give me a line break symbol instead and the spacing is slightly different.
I tested the formatting outcome when uploading the pdf to mobi and it's quite visible as far as how much space is between paragraphs.
How do I get word to stick to one type? Why am I doing the same function but getting different results?
I appreciate your help. I'm sure it's something stupidly logical but I'm not seeing it.

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I've just started using Office 2007. I've found most of the options I need in Word but I'm having trouble with tables. Specifically, when I add a new row to a table, it appears with different formatting than the surrounding rows. For example, the entire table is in single space, but the new row appears as 1.5 spacing and has to be formatted separately. Is there an option hiding somewhere that will make new additions to tables take on the surrounding formatting? Or can I at least set a default format for new rows?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Table formatting in Word 2007

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i am vinodpragadeesh from bangalore,india.

i would like to know the use and real time implementation about Table formatting, Template formatting, and Track change usage at either Research and Development or Documentation department.
can any one guide me on this.

A:At Ms word2003 or ms word 2007 - about formatting

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

This is an excellent website for training for Word:


If you click on the 4th link down Tables II: Use tables to simplify complex page layouts, you can learn using a tutorial, at your own pace



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I created a large thesis (outline numbered, paginated, with bibliography from EndNote, with footnotes etc) in Word 2003 and have since updated to Word 2007 (and Windows Vista), which I am now doing my thesis corrections in. I've encountered several issues

1. Word 2007 does not seem to recognise the previous outline numbering, so when a try to add a new section, say at Level 3, it renumbers it as 1.1.1, instead of what it should be at its location, such as 1.2.3. How do I get around this

2. How do I get rid of the previous pagination and redo it. Under the Insert Page Numbers tab, the "remove page numbering" is blanked out

3. A much larger space is appearing below the line demarcating a footnote, before the text of the footnote begins. How can I adjust this back to the line spacing that is more like Word 2003

I know this is not one question but several - but time is limited as usual and I need to fix these issues ASAP or I am in trouble!

A:Word 2007 formatting issues

Welcome to the forum.

Try selecting the offending bullets and right-click on it. From the menu select bullets and numbering. From the dialog box select "Continue Previous List" and click ok. This should continue the list you started previously.
If I recall you can still double-click in the header/footer to edit it. Delete it from here.
I am not quite sure what to say on this one.


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Everytime I open my MS Word 2007, the blank document has presetted margins beyond the normal 1''. How can I get this to become the default everytime I open a new blank document. Thanks.

A:Word 2007 Formatting Reset

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Everytime I open MS Word 2007, the software no longer shows the entire page like it did before. The top is cut off, eliminating the need to indent. I do not like this. I've tried the different view options, repairing the software with the factory disc and also re-installing the software. Does anyone know what else I can do or how I can reset the formatting? Thanks.

A:MS Word 2007 Formatting Issue

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Hello Everyone
I'm working on a Word 2007 form, and I'm trying to figure out something related to conditional formatting and tool tip. The form I am working on has, of course, a number of form fields and controls. However, there is also a section of the document that has table.I need to add drop down in two cells of the table which contain some numeric value. Then I need to display the multiplication result of previous two cells into the third cell of the column. Based the numerical value of the third cell, I need to change its color and tool tip text.
For example-- Suppose in a table I have three columns a,b,c . I have to add drop down containing numerical values in the columns a & b,then I need column c to auto populate value =(Numerical value selected in column a)*(numerical value selected in column b).On the basis of value of column c ,its color and tool tip text needs to be changed. Example : if value of column c is 2--color should be "Green" and tool tip should be"It Is 2" and if value of column c is 3--color should be red and tool tip should be "It is 3"
Is there any way to accomplish what I'm looking for?
Thanks in advance !
Ruhi Sharma

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I have a document recently converted to Word 2007. It is a large table (22 page). Previously, I would copy and paste a blank row and insert it manually where needed or right click and 'insert row' and the formatting would match my table.

After conversion, no matter the method it defaults to a row that is TINY in height. Even if I manually manipulate this by dragging or going into properties and adjust the row height to the proper setting, when I go to enter data, it stills believes its the small size and I get tiny font in the upper part of the Row.

HELP! Thanks in advance for suggestions.


If I copy and paste a new row from an existing 'blank row' even if it maintians the correct height, intdernally.....in the row, the font is small and at the top of the cell.

A:Word 2007 table row formatting problem

Just a stab in the dark here. How about re-establishing font size for all cells (assuming you are using same font size throughout). Select the whole table, then set the font size in the home ribbon. I'd think after you do that, any new row will use the same font size. But if that doesn't work, I'm at a loss for a solution.

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an you believe I lost one night worth of sleep over this and I'm still as lost as ever.
Ms Word junkies there please help!

I have a ms word document which goes like this
Chapter I: Heading1
Subheading 2

I need to a table of content which is formatted like this:
Chapter 1 Heading1
Subheading 2

1. TOC must be formatted in way that Subheadings must be in line with Heading1.
2. The chapter no. in the content is in Roman numeral and has a colon while in Table of Contents it must be Arabic and colon-less.
3. I need this ASAP, this is a school assignment and deadline is today 12midnight.

I've already tried everything and still can't get it together. TIA! Save my life!

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Over the past week something changed and I cannot figure out what or where. I have been copying and pasting a weekly newsletter from MS Word to my mailreader, both Firefox and MS Outlook. Suddenly all the formatting is being stripped out, so I lose all my banners, pictures, headlines, etc.

I have followed the instructions in Help but nothing is working to restore capturing the formatting. I can't even keep format changes from Word doc to Word doc now, or email to email. HELP!

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I want to set "trailing spaces" properties in Word 2007, however, with the new ribbon format in '07, I can't seem to figure out how to access the properties and formatting information for trailing spaces.

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When I try to italicize in Word 2007 (on Windows 8) I end up with italics but the selection is also in bold and in a different font.

I've tried tweaking styles and Autocorrect, but I don't know what I'm doing.

Oddly, one of my existing Word documents, whic is a kind of ongoing journal works fine in this regard.

Thanks for any help.

A:Solved: Problems with formatting in Word 2007

I only have Office 2007 installed in XP.

What font is being used? Compare the font in the working document to the one that is broken. It could be that you are missing the font that is just italic and it is using bold italic in its place. Replacing the font to the one that your journal uses might fix the issue.

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Hello Everyone
I'm working on a Word 2007 form, and I'm trying to figure out something related to conditional formatting and tool tip. The form I am working on has, of course, a number of form fields and controls. However, there is also a section of the document that has table.I need to add drop down in two cells of the table which contain some numeric value. Then I need to display the multiplication result of previous two cells into the third cell of the column. Based the numerical value of the third cell, I need to change its color and tool tip text.
For example-- Suppose in a table I have three columns a,b,c . I have to add drop down containing numerical values in the columns a & b,then I need column c to auto populate value =(Numerical value selected in column a)*(numerical value selected in column b).On the basis of value of column c ,its color and tool tip text needs to be changed. Example : if value of column c is 2--color should be "Green" and tool tip should be"It Is 2" and if value of column c is 3--color should be red and tool tip should be "It is 3"
Is there any way to accomplish what I'm looking for?
Thanks in advance !
Ruhi Sharma

A:Conditional formatting and tool tip in word 2007

Wrong Forum. Posts regarding Microsoft Word should be posted here: http://forums.techguy.org/16-business-applications/

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I am having problems with my bullets in word - I run Word 2007 on Vista. When I start a new bullet, it works fine however the second time a start a bullet in a document, it automatically shifts to double line spacing. It does this on both my home and work computer. I can manually fix it, but it's very frustrating and takes time. I just want a simple standard bullet on each line, with single line spacing. What am I doing wrong?

A:Bullet formatting in Word 2007 Vista

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Okay, so I thought that Word 2003 had pretty bad controls for table formatting. Well, Microsoft managed to make them worse with Word 2007. It's hard to believe, I know.

At any rate, in Word 2003, it was possible to select a table-based pre-defined/custom style from the styles list/window. In Word 2007 I don't see any table-based styles at all! However, I know that they're still there for two reasons:
I'm using the imported template that I made with Word 2003.
I could see my custom table-based styles using the toolbar-based styles list, which becomes viewable using the Clasic Toolbars and Menus plugin.

Does anyone know how I can get at my pre-defined table-based styles?


A:Solved: Table Formatting in Word 2007

When a table is selected you should see "Table Tools" at the top of the window on the title bar. Double click on this and you should find the formatting that you are looking for.

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Hello. My company recently switched from Office 2003 to Office 2007. I'm having a weird problem in Word '07 that I can't figure out. I'm running Windows XP Professional.

I'm working on a document that was created in Word 97-2003 format. Our client requires us to keep it in that format. There are some extraneous tab stops that I'm deleting throughout the document, partly because they're throwing off the spacing of the second lines of headings that have long titles. I delete those tabs, make sure the hanging indents of the heading styles are correct, and all appears to be well. I save the document.

Then the next time I open the document, my formatting changes have disappeared, the old tab stops are back in, and the headings are indented incorrectly.

Things I've tried that haven't worked:

I converted the document to 2007 just to see if there was a conversion problem at play. Exactly the same thing happens in the converted file.

I updated the heading styles to make sure the tab stops were correct. The formatting is wrong when I save and reopen the file.

Any suggestions? I'd really appreciate your help.

A:Solved: Word 2007 Doesn't Save Some Formatting Changes

Well, never mind! A coworker figured out that because the document was attached to a template and was set to automatically update document styles, the incorrect tabs and heading styles were getting pulled in from that template every time I opened the document.

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I cannot findout how to format my word2007 (XP) documents. I do not know how to access word help in order to change double space to single space, and vice-versa.

A:Solved: formatting word 2007 documents, letters etc.

Welcome to the forum.

F1 is the help hotkey in most applications. Line spacing is next to the justify alignment button in the Home tab.

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I'm writing a novel, my fourth, and I'm using Word 2007. I have a problem with paragraph formatting which is really getting up my nose and I was wondering if anyone could shed any light or help me before my laptop goes flying through the window!

I'm writing in single line spacing, no spacing between paragraphs. The first paragraph of each chapter or each new scene should have no first line indent, it should be a straight block paragraph; however the next paragraph should have a first line indent of 0.4 cm, so...

The way I did it in Word 2003 with my other books I wrote the first paragraph using the 0.4 indent, then after writing a few more paragraphs or the chapter I then went back to the first paragraph, highlighted it, and changed it back to None in order to block it again. It worked. The following paragraphs kept their indents.

In Word 2007 what happens is I highlight the paragraph I want to remove the indent from, and it removes the indent from all of them! Then I have to Undo and it mysteriously sorts the paras the way I want them! If I do it the other way around - write the paragraphs without the indents, then highlight the ones I want to indent and apply 0.4, I still get the refresh circle - and some of my previous pages strangely adopt double line spacing and indents of 1.27 cm! Not all of them, though.

I have my ECDL Level 2 but I'm by no means a technical whizz kid so I need guidance in simple layman's language. I have to format the... Read more

A:Solved: Word 2007 - Paragraph Formatting Problem!

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There are occasional odd things happening in documents I get to edit, most of them related to formatting options that need to come out.

I've been looking for a full list of all the marks that Word uses to indicate when a style or a format or whatever is in use; if I don't know what the little symbol on the page is, it's often hard to figure out a way to get rid of it.

http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NonPrintChars.htm is the closest I've found to a list, but it's incomplete. For example, I'm now trying to figure out what two gray vertical parallel lines means and what a circle with four short lines sticking out on each diagonal represents.

Ideally, I'd like to see a list of these symbols and a feature name next to it, so that I'll have something to google on. Without knowing the terminology, it's hard to find a way to eliminate these pesky things.


A:Solved: List of formatting marks in Word 2007

Hi tito_john,
That list you found looks like the most comprehensive one there is. For the two gray vertical lines, are they always there, or only when you hover over something? Is the circle with the lines different from the one the list talks about under Cell Markers?

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Hi, I'm creating a form in "Microsoft Word 2007" using the Developer Tab and Legacy Controls ActiveX text box. Once I've inserted the text box and formatted it to my preferences using "Design Mode" and "Properties", I can remove the background formatting (so that the box itself is transparent.) This works perfectly until I exit "Design Mode", (or protect the document) at which time the text box resorts to a white background. Since I have a background image, that doesn't work for me--I need to find a way to get the background formatting to persist even after I exit the "Design Mode" tab. I'm using "0-fmBackStyleTransparent" as the properties code for "Back Style" and, as a color, I'm using, "&H00FFFFFF&".
Thanks in advance for your advice!

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I have a Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Edition PC and Office 2007.

Everything was working fine until recently when my copy and paste function failed to copy the formatting!

I have researched the issue both on Google and here in Tech Support Guy forums. I have checked the settings in Word Options/Advanced/Cut, copy, paste.

I have inserted the Office disk and repaired Word. After the repair and a reboot, the copy function worked correctly ONCE, and then reverted to its failure to copy the formatting.

I am sorely stressed over this issue and don't know what to do. Please, does anyone have a fix for this?

Many thanks for any suggestions!

Here is the SysInfo:
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A:Lose Formatting When Copying and Pasting in Word 2007

I have had EXACTLY the same experience - please email me if you find a solution.

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Hello. When I try to apply a custom Table Style from the Table Tools - Design ribbon the style is not applied. It's odd. Word 2007 sees the custom table style, it looks okay in the preview, if I click to modify it, but it does not apply the style to the selected table in the document. The entire table is slected.

Any thoughts?

A:Table Formatting in Word 2007 - Continuing Issues

I see you said the whole table is selected. Is the document protected? If it is protected you would not be able to make changes to it.

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I am trying to create links to specific locations with each document between two documents. The document names will change. I can update the current name of the other document by creating a custom property called "otherDoc". I have solved most problems, however, I am unable to insert a field into the address of the link (to make the link dynamic) without utilizing the showfieldcodes command (which is very memory and time consuming since the documents I am working on are very large). Below is my code. I was wondering if there is any way to set the address as a field? Or somehow input an address and it would be understood by word to be field.
Sub link_to_other()

'pastes hyperlink to the other document
Selection.PasteSpecial Link:=True, DataType:=wdPasteHyperlink, Placement:= _
wdInLine, DisplayAsIcon:=False

'selects the hyperlink that was just inserted
Set myField = Selection.PreviousField

'creates variables
Dim temp_address As String
Dim temp_subaddress As String

'sets variables
temp_address = ActiveDocument.CustomDocumentProperties("otherDoc").Value & ".doc"
temp_subaddress = Selection.Range.Hyperlinks(1).SubAddress

'changes the hyperlink the the dynamic value
Set SCut = ActiveDocument.Hyperlinks.Add( _
Anchor:=Selection.Range, _
Address:=temp_address, SubAddress:=temp_subaddress)
End Sub


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Honestly, I waste more productive time every day struggling to UNDO all of the endless "Auto Formatting" mandates that Microsoft insists on forcing down our throats [whether we want them or not], that I'm starting to loose it. Is there any clearly defined way to PERMANENTLY turn them OFF .... ?

Even when I go into the WORD OPTIONS --> PROOFING and turn each and every one of those Auto Formatting annoyances off... they just wont' PERMANENTLY go away ! Even on the document that I have open ?? Whether it's changing the spacing between paragraphs / or font style / or margin setting.. you name it... they just won't go away. And then I'm forced to spend endless time trying to get the document the way "I" want it to look... and as soon as I do that... some other part of the document gets it's formatting screwed up.

What am I doing wrong ? Is it something with a template or other file or what ? This AutoFormatting is driving me crazy !

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Hoping someone can help me figure out a formatting problem in a Word textbox.

My problem is with the "Stacks Sidebar" textbox in Word 2007.

The default on this is a green horizontal line within the box on top of each block of type.

I want to change the green to red. Here are the steps I've taken:

I go to Home, Paragraph, Borders and Shading, Borders. Box is pre-selected so I leave it alone. The Style is fine but I click a new color in the Color box. Then I go over to Preview and I click the two lines that are green there to change them to red. I have Apply To set to Paragraph. I click OK and the lines are still green. Have tried making Apply To text but no difference.

Missing something here, probably dead simple. Thanks so much for any help.


A:Solved: Word 2007: How to Change Stubborn Textbox Formatting

It IS stubborn. Not sure this is the best way but it worked for me.

Insert the Stack Sidebar and delete the demo text. Press enter to add a blank paragraph then change the green to whatever as before.

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I'm having trouble trying to find a macro for Word 2007 that copies and pastes text with no formatting. I can't find anything on the web. I think I found an article with my exact problem in PCMag somewhere but I forgot the issue date. Could anyone post the code here or tell me what issue of PCMag that was? Thanks.

A:Solved: Need Word 2007 macro for no-formatting copy and pasting

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Some Technical Specs (more available upon request):
Microsoft XP Professional, v2002, SP2
Microsoft Office 2007: Word 2007
I have found two very frustrating problems when I revise documents that other people have created.


PROBLEM 1: Invisible, delete-proof fields.

I highlight and delete all the text in a document. Then I highlight the first line and right-click. However, the menu doesn't list "Font, Paragraph, Bullets, Numbering" like it should normally. Instead, it lists "Update Field, Edit Field, Toggle Field Codes" like someone had put in a field into the document body, and that field didn't get deleted with the rest of the text.

And if I add a blank page, or type text, or add spaces, etc. the invisible field still won't go away. With a new page, it moves to the new page and now the first page is normal, but if I delete that new page, it goes back to being on the first page. If I add text, the first word of the new text is now the field, and the rest of the text is normal, but deleting that field text will just move the field to the NEXT first word. I can't think of anything else to try.

Why won't the field delete with the rest of the document body? How can I get rid of it??


PROBLEM 2: Invisible tables.

As with problem 1, this occurs in documents other people have created. As I move my cursor along the body using the left and right arrows, sometimes my cursor vanishes at the end of a line of text. It does not... Read more

A:Word 2007 Problem: "Invisible" Fields & Tables

While I'd have to see the document to be sure, I can suggest a few things:

1. Click where you believe the table to be, and hit select table. Then delete. Or select above and below the table area and hit delete.

2. Turn on viewing of field codes colored gray ALWAYS. That way you'll be able to see where this field starts and ends.

3. View the field codes directly by hitting Alt+F9 to turn it one/off.

If you still have problems, I'm happy to look at the doc.

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My OS is XP Pro and I am using Word 2007. I am trying to copy Word text that has been compared to a similar Word document w/all the differences shown between the two documents and then paste this formatted text into a different Word document. When I do that, the formatting disappears. I tried the following solution, without success:
Click on the round office icon found at the top left hand corner of the msword window.
Then click on Word options, bottom right of drop down window.
Now go to the advanced tab.

In this window you will find a cut copy and paste section.
Here you can select how word handles things that have been pasted. Click on the drop down boxes and select "keep source formating" .
Is there a different fix for this problem? Thanks!

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My OS is XP Pro and I am using Word 2007.

I am trying to copy Word text that has been formatted to a client specific style which includes heading level auto numbering. I need to paste it into a document that also has heading level auto numbering but the numbering is different. When I paste from the source document into the destination document the heading level numbering changes all numbers to bullets.

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I tried the following solution, without success:

Click on the round office icon found at the top left hand corner of the msword window.
Then click on Word options, bottom right of drop down window.
Now go to the advanced tab.
In this window you will find a cut copy and paste section.
Here you can select how word handles things that have been pasted. Click on the drop down boxes and select "keep source formating" .

Is there a different fix for this problem? Tha... Read more

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In a Word 97 merge, I have a field that I would like to only print the first 4 characters of, instead of the entire field. How can I do that?

For example, the field contains "Smith, John" but I only want the first 4 characters to be printed: "Smit"


A:Formatting Text Fields in Word97 Merge

If your source comes from an Excel spreadsheet, you could add a column with the formula =LEFT(A1,4). Label the column Truncated and use that column for your Merge Field.

Otherwise, unless Dreamboat knows, I have no idea how to edit the Merge Fields.

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My MS Access is automated with Outlook 2007 when my contact details changes or new clients are added to MS Access I click on a button to add the contact details automatically to my Outlook 2007 via VB Code on the click event of the button in MS Access. Now I want add two new fields to my contacts (general view - where you find Name, Company, tel, mobile and so on) in Outlook 2007 namely Insurer and Policynr. Obviously the VB Code has to be amended to add the information from MS Access to Outlook 2007.

What I need urgently is someone that can help me to add the two fields to Outlook 2007. I tried all the different suggestions out there but it seems that I can't get it right. I wil post the automation code as well between Outlook 2007 and MS Access

Private Sub AddDetailsToOutlookCmd_Click()
On Error GoTo StartError
Dim objOutlook As Object
Dim objItem As Object
'Create a Microsoft Outlook object.
Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
'Create and open a new contact form for input.
Set objItem = objOutlook.CreateItem(olContactItem)
'To create a new appointment, journal entry, email message, note, post,
'or task, replace olContactItem above with one of the following:
' Appointment = olAppointmentItem
'Journal Entry = olJournalItem
'Email Message = olMailItem
' Note = olNoteItem
' Post = olPostItem
' Task = olTaskItem

objItem.FirstName = [Clie... Read more

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Hello All.

I am working on a piece of code to check what field names are in a query and then I need to pass those field names into another query.

I found this code here on the forum and it gives me field names but I need to skip a few known field names as well.

Any ideas?

Sub FieldNames()
Dim Rst As Recordset
Dim f As Field

Set Rst = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("qryAccessorial_CrossTab")

For Each f In Rst.Fields
MsgBox (f.Name)
End Sub

A:Getting fields names in Access 2007

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I have a time sheet that won't change any fields. The month has a dropdown box to select the current month. Selecting a different month (say June instead of May) doesn't change the day and mm/dd. Changing start or end time doesn't update the HOURS.
If I manually change every formuls in the sheet, the caclulations work.
ANY suggestions what the problem could be?

May, 2008

Day Date From To Code Hours
Tue 04/01 6:00 AM 6:00 PM S 12.0
Wed 04/02 6:00 AM 6:00 PM S 12.0
Thu 04/03 5:30 AM 6:30 PM S 13.0
Fri 04/04 5:00 AM 11:00 AM S 6.0

A:Excel 2007 won't update fields

Hi there, welcome to the board!

It really sounds like your sheet calculation state is in manual calculation. Check the state and put it in automatic. Or try the keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F9, which will do a full workbook recalculate and restructure the dependencies list, or just Shift + F9 will recalc the current sheet).

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