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Solved: Word/Excel 2010 Adding text before each line in a Document

Q: Solved: Word/Excel 2010 Adding text before each line in a Document

Hi all,

I'm looking for a way in either Excel or Word 2010 to add text to a line before the text. So, for example I have something like this:


And then I want to add "1 " before each line in a way that is copy pastable, so it looks like so:

1 Name1
1 Name2
1 Name3

Is there anyway to do this. it's mostly just to help with copying text from Word/Excel documents onto forums so it formats correctly. Any help at all is much appreciated


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A: Solved: Word/Excel 2010 Adding text before each line in a Document

Hi Matt,
It's probably a little cleaner to do it in Excel than in Word, but also a few extra steps. In Word:

You can run a find a replace. Without including the quotes, find "^p" (the paragraph symbol) and replace with "^p1 " (there's a space after the 1). This replaces the paragraph break at the end of each line with another paragraph break and then "1 " at the beginning of the next line. The problem with this method is that the first line won't have a 1 in front of it (because there's no paragraph break before that line) and the last line will have a stray 1 after it. But this should be relatively minor cleanup.

Alternatively, in Excel:

Insert a column to the left of your names. Without including the quotes, enter "1" in the first cell and copy it down your spreadsheet. Insert a column to the right of your names and enter this formula (assuming your names are now in column B):

=A1&" "&B1

This should give you the result you're looking for in column C. Hope that helps.

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I have read previous posts on this but am unable to get text over to Word.
MS Office Document Imaging allows scanning directly to DI. The image transfers to Word OK but without the text boxes.
I suspect because the boxes are lines and and not text. In DI I can add the text but it does not get to Word. If I print from DI
all I get is the text that was added but not the rest of the form.
Where do I go from here?


A:Solved: Adding text to boxes in a scanned document

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I have created a document in MS Word 2010 that has a textbox with a background color. When I print the document to my printer (have tried multiple printers) or print to PDF, the textbox prints but the text itself does not print. (see attached image)

Upon further investigation of the PDF, I found that the text is actually layered below the textbox. For some reason, Word is printing the textbox on top of the text itself.

When I take the textbox, copy it to a new document, and try to print, it prints correctly.

I have also checked my printing preferences and I believe all the settings are correct.

Does anybody know how to fix this?

A:Solved: Word 2010 not printing text inside text box

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Okay, I seem to be lucky enough to get all of the "weird" situations. I have a three page document and just two areas on page 3 show the words as totally being reversed. The original document was created in Word 2003 (on a PC) and the laptop uses the Microsoft Office 2010. When the document is opened on the laptop, this issue happens, but when I take the same jump drive and open it with the PC using Word 2003, everything is perfect.

Is there any way to fix this on the laptop documents? Any idea what causes this or why it happens?

I saw this before here at work but didn't even realize it had to do with whatever program is opening the existing document until today - duh!


A:Solved: MS Word - some text in document is reversed?

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I need to have editable text, preferably as WORD .doc to create files to be sent to another person. Is there some sort of conversion process for some wordpad text I now have?

A:Solved: converting text files in Win XP from wordpad to a WORD document

Simply open them in Word and save them as Word files. Nearly everyone can open WordPad files though.

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I bought a new HP desktop computer about a month ago and upgraded Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional. I also installed Office 2010. All was running just fine but a few days ago when I tried to open a Word document, the splash screen would display but the document wouldn't open. When I run the mouse over the task bar for Word, I can see the correct document or at least a small version of it. However, clicking on it won't display the document so that I can edit it. I searched for normal.dot but couldn't find it. I was able to open the document with winword /safe but I don't want to have to continue doing that. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Solved: Word 2010 won't display open document

With the Word document open, hold down the shift key, and right-click it in the taskbar. Click Move. Press an arrow key on the keyboard. See it now?

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On msn if i write a word and i go back to add something or change something it replace the old word.

e.g. I write good if i go back and add another o its still good because it replaces the letter next to it. How can i stop it

A:Solved: Adding New Text Replaces Word

It is replacing letters or words?
If letters, then hit the Insert key once to toggle that option

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I am a Word Perfect person and use Word only when I have to for compatibility. I want to add a text file that is in tab-delineated format in successive lines to a Word template with pre-set heading, tab stops and fonts. In Word Perfect I have no trouble. I can simply append the text file to the heading template and all the formatting follows for the entire document until it is changed. When I use Word, I come up against Word's "quaint" use of a separate paragraph style command at the start of each line of text. Is there a way I can edit the style to include the tabs and font I want and have it apply to each of the style entries that are being added? Looking at the document in Word Perfect, where I can see the coding for each line, I can see that there is a plain text paragraph style at the start of each line of text and I have lost the formatting that I have in the heading.

A:Solved: Adding tab-delineated text to WORD

Try this How to create new styles

then this Applying styles

Hope that helps

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I want to add text to the end of the output of a formula in Excel 2010, but can't find the right sintax. I've done this before in Excel 2003, I'm sure the text needs to be double quotes but how to add it to the formula???

e.g. the basic formula could be =sum(A1,A4) where A1=12 and A4=13 and I want it to display 25 apples

A:Solved: Excel - adding text in formula

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Ok I have tried to figure this one out myself and to no avail.

What I am trying to do is create a macro that would add text at the end of the text in a current cell.


Company 1
Company 2
Company 3

I am trying to create a macro that would would go thru each cell and add "Total" to the end.

Company 1 Total
Company 2 Total
Company 3 Total

Every time I try and create a macro, it copies the previous text into the current cell.

Thanx in advance.

A:Solved: Excel Macro Help - Adding Text

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The weirdest thing is going on here at work. When you open a brand new page (blank page) with microsoft word, it opens with the same 3 paragraphs of a document that we copied from a website to work with (however we never saved this as a document) Now everytime we go to open a blank document the same 3 paragraphs open with it and won't seem to go away.

I tried a detect and repair, reinstalling Office and even deleting all temp files but it still pops up, has anyone seen this before or know how to put a stop to it? I would greatly appreciate any help!

A:Solved: Microsoft Word creates a new document but opens existing text

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I have an Excel sheet that contains data per row. At the end of each row, I want to put a button (or a hyperlink to a file) that will put the data from that row into a new Word document, something like a printer-friendly document.

Please find enclosed the Excel file and the DOC format that I need.

A:Solved: Populate Word Document from Excel

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Hello Everyone.

I need a help with the VBA macro.

I have one excel file & a word file. I need the data in the excel sheet to copy in to the word document.

This is what i need,

1. When you open the excel file, it has two columns Units & Comments.
2. The data in the Unit column need to replace this "XXXXXXXXXXXXX" in the word document,
3. The data in the Comments column need to replace this "cccccccc" in the word document,
4. once the unit column & comments column data is copied in to the word document. I need the word document to be saved with the file name of "XXXXXXXXXXXXX".

As a end result, i would have each file for each row in the excel file.

Is this possible? Could someone help me with this thing?

Thank you so much for looking in to this,

A:Solved: Copy data from Excel to Word Document

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I would like to know if its possible (and how to do it if so) to justify a paragraph of text in Word 2007 to gradually get narrower.

What I mean is, id like the first line of text to be longer than the one after and so on until I end up with something like this:

I cant seem to use simple spacing or margins as they effect the entire text? Please help

Ok that example above has not come out right

I want the 2nd line to start further to right of first line and end closer to left and so on. Im struggling to show an example but hope you know what I mean. Basically centre justified but going down in a V shape

A:Line by line justification of text in Word 2007

I know this doesn't do exactly what you are looking for, however it is the only resolution I can think of:
How to Create multilevel list styles in Microsoft Word 2007 ? Microsoft Office

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Hello All

Win 7 Prof 32 bit
Office 2010

I've been trying to create a Task in Outlook from a Word Document that I have created on this computer. The idea is that a shortcut to the document is created as an Outlook Task. Click on the shortcut, and voila - there is the document.

The "Create Microsoft Office Task" icon DOES send the document to Outlook as a Shortcut in a Task, however, when I open the task, Outlook says:"Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments: Shortcut to 'document name'."

It's NOT an unsafe attachment; Outlook WILL OPEN this document if I send it as an email attachment. Outlook will open .docx files types.

This is a one person computer...no network, no sharing. And this problem has been driving me crazy. This would be a wonderful feature, if I can get it to work.

Anyone have any ideas what I (or Outlook) are doing wrong?

Thanks for your help

A:Creating a Task in Outlook 2010 from a Word 2010 Document

I think this will do the job for you:
Add & Create Outlook 2010 Tasks From Word 2010


You can create a task from Word 2010 document and save it under Outlook 2010 tasks. This feature is by default concealed but you can make it apparent on Quick Access toolbar and use it directly.

In order to use this feature, you need to make this feature apparent on Word 2010 Quick Access Toolbar, head over to Quick Access Toolbar and from small drop down button click More Commands.

You will reach Word Options dialog. Hit drop-down button present beneath the Choose commands and select All Commands. Now scroll-down the list and find Create Microsoft Outlook Task command. Select it and click Add (>>) to show it on Quick Access toolbar pane. Once added, hit OK.

First save the document and then select any portion of the text in the document from which you want to create the task, from Quick Access toolbar, click Outlook task button.

Upon click, it will create Outlook task for the Word document and you will reach Outlook Task dialog where you can set Start and Due date for the task and add more information about it. Save & close the task to view it under Outlook tasks.

When opening task in Outlook 2010, you can also view the document from which it was created from, just double-click the document to open it.

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Is this possible? In word 2013 i am making a for sale poster and i want to put phone numbers at the botton from left to right and cut between them with scissors so people can pull off the number as you have i'm sure seen many times. But how can i rotate the numbers so the text is at a 90 degree angle to the text in the body of the ad?

A:change line of text in word so it's laid out 90 degrees to other text?

Look in the character or paragraph format memu - select the angle you want. Sorry I can't provide exact instructions, I use a different Office suite, but the 'align text' or 'text alignment' feature is in most.

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Hi all!

I'm working on a new workbook and I'm having trouble working-out exactly what I need to do to achieve the following:

I have two worksheets in my workbook. The first worksheet has a list of codes (budget reference numbers) in rows, and columns for each month within the financial year. Within the cells that intersect with these rows and columns I want to show dollar amounts that display the amount of money remaining in each budget. In my second worksheet I have a populated list of expenses (one expense listing per row), all assigned with one of the codes I mentioned before.

Now, what I would like to happen is for each cell intersecting with a code and month in the first worksheet to search through the second worksheet for any listings that fall within that particular month, and that particular code, then adding them together and producing the result.

I'm not sure I've explained this particularly well, but any help that could be offered would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Searching & Adding Specific Data Within Microsoft Excel 2010

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Don't know if anyone will know how to do this, I know there is a way but can't remember how to do it. I need to be able to type in a phrase, and have another phrase above it (like superscripted) but on that same line right above the main phrase. Any ideas?

I'm using Word 2000 and Window's IME to type my Japanese papers and I need to be able to put the pronunciation for some of the Kanji above the Kanji in case I foget it.

Thanks, hopefully.


A:MS WORD 2000: typing text above text in one line??

What you can do is insert a comment.

Outline the word in the document, then click on Insert, Comment.

A comment box will appear at the bottom, type in what you want, then click Close. The outlined word will know have intials after it, and if you hover the mouse over it, a comment box with whatevr you yped will appear above the word. You can double-click the initials to change the comment text.

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I'm trying to create a macro in Word 2010 that will allow me to insert text from file but pauses when it takes me to the specific folder so that I can select which file to insert. I have a folder containing over 50 files from which I want to choose.

I created this macro once from directions I found on line but my macros were recently lost and I'm having to start all over. I can't for the life of me remember the code for the macro and I can't even remember what question I asked to get to the code previously!

A:Solved: Word 2010 Macro Insert Text from File

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When I download save or display a word document which is locked some of the fonts change and this makes the documant look bad and as a result it is not paged correctly.
I am using Windows 7 and MS Office Home & Business 2010.
If I use a different computer which is XP and 2003 the document displays correctly, if I copy this to the Windows 7 PC the document font is changed.
The lock document is a form which has been locked for easy completion.

Any assistance would be appreciated.


A:Word 2010 changes some fonts in a downloaded locked word document

Found the problem, Windows7 and or MS Office Home & Business 2010 is missing the particular font the document wanted, it was Arial Narrow, once this font was added to the windows/font folder, the document opened correctly.

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I am working in Excel and would like to open, print, and then close an embedded Word document with a button.

Can anyone help?

Thanks for your time!

A:Solved: Excel Macro to Open, Print, and Close an Embedded Word Document?

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I want to create a shortcut to run Excel from the command line and in that command or batch be able to run a macro from the workbook in my XLSTART folder. This way, the user does not have to run the macro from Excel menus.

I also want to create a shortcut to run Word from the command line or batch to run a macro (a global macro) when Word opens. Again, the user does not have to get inside Word to select a macro from the menus.

I have searched the internet and found that neither program has command line switches to immediately run a macro at the Office program start up.


A:Solved: Run Excel and Word Macros From Command Line Office 2007

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I'm running Office XP on Windows 2000 and am having the following problem...

I want to add a chart from Excel into a Word document. I click on Insert>Object, then click on Microsoft Excel chart.
I then add all the relevant data to the worksheet for the chart, and close the chart.
Now, the problem. When I go back to Word, the chart is not shown properly. Instead, it is represented by the text
{ EMBED Excel Chart 8 \s }

The chart prints out fine, but I can't find an option to make it display in the document when using any view other than Print Preview.
I suspect this is an easily solved problem, but I can't find any mention of it in any help files at all. Any clues...?

A:Adding a chart to a Word XP document

It's OK - ignore this thread! I've dug out the answer now. In case anyone else is having a similar problem, you just have to do this...

Go to Tools - Options and uncheck "field codes" under the "view" tab

Job done.

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I would like to add a counter to an excel file. I am trying to see how many times a file has been open. Is this possible? And is it possible to add the name of the persons who are opening the document?

Thanks so much for your help

A:Adding a Counter to Excel Document

Hi there, welcome to the board!

Yes and yes, but you need VBA.

Open your Visual Basic Editor (Alt + F11)
Press Ctrl + R to open your Project Explorer
Expand all of the folders in the left pane (PE) of your workbook
In the workbook in question, double click the ThisWorkbook code module
Paste the following code in there...
Option Explicit

Private Sub Workbook_Open()

Dim rCounter As Range
Dim rLastPerson As Range

'change the worksheet name and cell address where your counter cell is
Set rCounter = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Data").Range("A2")

'change the worksheet name and cell address where the person's name will go
Set rLastPerson = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Data").Range("B2")

'increment the counter cell
If (Not IsNumeric(rCounter.Value)) Or Len(rCounter.Value) = 0 Then
rCounter.Value = 0
End If
rCounter.Value = rCounter.Value + 1

'update the person's name who opened the document (Windows user account)
rLastPerson.Value = Environ("USERNAME")

End Sub

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Our Budget Office are heavy users of Excel and Word. They do a lot of linking in Word to Excel spreadsheets, and they share the documents on the network.

Of 5 budget analysts, only 1 person is having issues. When she opens a Word document, Excel opens too, it asks about updating the links to which she says yes. Then when the Word document displays, the Excel spreadsheet is large and off the page.

When any of the other analysts open that same document, it updates fine, Excel does not open, and the spreadsheet in Word displays fine.

All budget analysts have the same OS - which is XP SP3 and the same Office Suite which is Office 2010.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Word. Then uninstalled and reinstalled the entire Office Suite. Still have the same problem. It is specific to the computer, I signed on as myself, and have the same problem.

When the links were added, they were copied from Excel, then "paste special" as an Excel Worksheet object.

I can't understand why it works for everyone except this one user. Any ideas?

thank you

A:Solved: Linked Excel Spreadsheets in Word - 2010

Before going further that that individuals' computer, does the same problem exist if the person reboots and then logs into another computer? If so, it would appear to be a User Account issue with groups or permissions suspected first (Active Directory). If not, have you used the Detect and Repair function inside of Word or Excel.?. Removing the software does not remove all of the settings. Installing the software does not refresh all of the settings. Many times the things leftover after remove/reinstall will still come back to haunt you. Restore Factory Defaults for MS Word: http://www.wikihow.com/Restore-Factory-Settings-in-Microsoft-Word may also help.

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I used word to make some notes from a book I borrowed from the library and when I tried to enter a mathematical formula, the application went funny and the document wan't viewing on the screen right.

I accidentally saved the file and now I am unable to open it.

Can anyone help fix the file please?


A:Location: Part: /word/document.xml, Line 2, Column: 0

I've fixed the file and it now opens. See updated attachment

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The text in my documents is in a fairly narrow column, instead of spread wide to the edges of the program screen. Things were find on another computer, but when I moved to a new PC and started loading up documents they were narrower.

Note 1: The documents print fine. It's only their appearance on the screen that's narrow.

Note 2: Nothing in the 'page setup' options area has helped.


A:Word 97: Document text is not spread out like it used to be

any thing in view
have you got web layout or print layout ??
is it set to normal

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hi, im a windows 2000 home XP user
i created a word file writing an important paper, and mistakenly deleted most of the text a few days ago.
is there ANY way that i can recover text i deleted? i have the file saved after deleted the important part.
i dont have any saved versions...
hope someone can HELP or ill have to do it all over again..
thanks in advance!

A:undeleting text in a word document

I am afraid you are sol unless you had track changes on.

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Hi to all.
Christiane has the situation where every new document she opens has the same three lines of text appearing. She deletes them and types her ducument and saves it ok. Next blank document she opens - the three lines of text re-appear.
How do I reset her blank document to be blank?

A:MS Word 2000 same text every document

1. could be loading a template
2. could be a virus

check both

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Hi guys, this may seem a simple question on how to copy and paste but is giving me a huge headache.
I am trying to copy the script (text) only of an email received in hotmail in to Microsoft Word to create a document which I can then post as a letter.
When I select and copy all is fine, but when I try to past it in to Word, Windows stops the program saying a problem has been found.
What can I do? Are there alternatives? Am I doing something wrong?
I am running Windows Vista home basic.

A:hotmail text to word document

Hello and welcome to TSF,

depends on the word version you have just paste the text as unformatted text
in word 2003 and older: Edit -> Paste special -> unformatted text
Word 2007 and above: click on the arrow under the paste button (under the office button) and choose paste special

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Hello, this if my first forum post, pretty much ever. I'm an aspiring author, so I use Microsoft office Word 2010 quite a bit on my laptop. I tried adding properties to my latest document such as Author, and my computer kept coming back to me with the error code 0x80004005. I know that the properties aren't exactly a big deal on a word document, but I'm trying to figure out how to fix my various computer issues whenever they come up. If anyone has ever run across this error in the way I have, please let me know. I'm a bit of a computer novice, so please, don't use too many computer savvy terms while trying to explain it, thank you.

A:Error 0x80004005 While adding details to word document

Hi, welcome to Seen Forums.

Are you using Norton Anti-virus by chance? I had a customer a number of years ago who had this problem. Was related to Norton's script blocking

Also, have you checked out this post for other ideas... error 0x80004005

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Hi I have a small database for keeping track of my calls (I work in IT support) and it works fine. BUT I want to have a "Related Documentation" field, which stores one or more documents relating to the call record(i.e. manuals or Microsft KB documents), so that when I look up the call I will have a copy of any documents that I used.

NB. I DO NOT WANT TO LINK THE DOCUMENT. I have to have the document included in the database, and the field must allow more than one Word document to be included.

Any ideas.

A:Access 2000: Adding A Word document to a record

You can create a table field that is is a data type OLE Object. I think you can only add one document per entry so you may want to create a seperate table for documents only that are linked to the main call record.

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If I am in a cell in excel and would like to add a line break (eg. <br> in html), I am baffled at how. For example. if I am in notepad and I write the following:
This is line 1

This is line 2

and then I copy whole area and paste it into the excel cell, that works fine. But if I am in the cell and would like to add that line, how do I do it? CTRL+ENTER doesnt work and its driving me crazy.


A:Adding line in excel field

If I understand correctly try holding down the ATL key and press the enter key.

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I am using word 2010 and windows 10 on a Dell Inspiron 5559. I have reinstalled my printer and it's drivers and I have checked that the text colour is not white.
I am having problems with printing word documents. Within a word document any images print fine, as do the lines in a table but no text will print (in any colour).
I can see the text correctly in the word print preview panel.
Even the print test page prints with no text.

Can you help? Thanks

A:Word 2010 stopped printing text in word documents

what printer is this this ?

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I am trying to put together a package, made up of several different word documents. Some of the information is the same from one document to another. Is there anyway I can put in a formula or something to have the information transfer to all the different documents, in the appropriate place within the documents, without copying and pasting it each time? Ideally I would like to be able to put the information on the first document, which happens to be a label, and then have certain fields automatically copy to other fields in multiple documents. Not sure if this is possible, or if it is just wishful thinking.
Thank you to anybody who can help me.

A:formula to copy text from one word document to another?

Hi Alanda,

I suspect that what you are trying to do could be accomplished by setting up a macro. GO HERE and see if that will help you out.

Good day!


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I am working on a simple word document and I have a font that has both black and white color to it. Is there a way to invert the color of the font? When I invert the color in Paint, it changes the white background to black, too, which I do not want.

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Is there a simple way to capture a block of text in a Word (2007) document and paste it in another Word document as a graphic image exactly as it is in the source document?
I just discovered that the method I have been using for years actually doesn't work as well as I thought. I had been selecting the text I wanted, copying it to the clipboard (Ctrl+C), then pasting it into the target document using Paste Special (Alt+Ctrl+V) and then selecting Microsoft Word Word Document Object. I then remove the link by selecting the image and using Ctrl+Shift+F9.
I guess I had never copied an entry from the middle of a numbered list before. When I did that just now, I discovered that Word renumbered the list so that it showed up as "1.". The same thing happens if I paste it as an enhanced metafile picture. Putting aside what I consider the idiocy of of this happening, I now need a way to get a copy that has not been reformatted or renumbered. (sheesh)
I tried saving the document as PDF and capturing that text. That's even worse. It comes in as unformatted text.
I tried using a screen capture tool (SnagIt). It works, but the resolution is not great.
After some fiddling around, I tried saving the document in png format. Word saved each page as a separate file, but it works. I can then open the pages I want in something like IrfanView, draw a rectangle around the text I want, copy it to the clipboard, and then paste it to the target document. Using this me... Read more

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Is there a simple way to capture a block of text in a Word (2007) document and paste it in another Word document as a graphic image exactly as it is in the source document?
I just discovered that the method I have been using for years actually doesn't work as well as I thought. I had been selecting the text I wanted, copying it to the clipboard (Ctrl+C), then pasting it into the target document using Paste Special (Alt+Ctrl+V) and then selecting Microsoft Word Word Document Object. I then remove the link by selecting the image and using Ctrl+Shift+F9.
I guess I had never copied an entry from the middle of a numbered list before. When I did that just now, I discovered that Word renumbered the list so that it showed up as "1.". The same thing happens if I paste it as an enhanced metafile picture. Putting aside what I consider the idiocy of of this happening, I now need a way to get a copy that has not been reformatted or renumbered. (sheesh)
I tried saving the document as PDF and capturing that text. That's even worse. It comes in as unformatted text.
I tried using a screen capture tool (SnagIt). It works, but the resolution is not great.
After some fiddling around, I discovered a Rube Goldberg procedure that works.
Save the Word document as a PDF.
Open it in Acrobat and save it as a series of pages in png format.
Open the pages I want in something like IrfanView, draw a rectangle around the text I want, copy it to the clipboard, and then pa... Read more

A:Capture text in Word document as graphic

Which version of Windows?Windows Vista (as long as it is not Vista Basic) and newer has the Windows Snipping Tool. It can capture a portion of the screen as an image file than can then be imported/pasted into the document. It may or may not suffer from the same resolution issue you encountered with SnagIt.The other option to try is to turn off the "smart" lists in Word 2007. Personally, I tend to turn those off anyway as they tend to annoy me more than they help me. Here are instructions on how to do that:http://www.technipages.com/word-disable-automatic-numbering-and-bulleting

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I just sent an e-mail to a doctor but it came back undelivered--apparently the address was out of date. Rather than type it all over again, I assume I can simply copy my e-mail text to a new Word document using the Edit feature. What are the steps to doing that?

A:How To Copy E-mail Text To A New Word Document

That should be quite straightforward. Open your email client and find the original email - there will probably be a copy in the "Sent" or similar named folder. Double click the email to open it in a full window.Press Ctrl+A (i.e. hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press the 'A' key at the same time.) Then press Ctrl+C You can close the email window and minimise the email client at this point.Open word with a new blank document and press Ctrl+V the text from your email should appear in the Word document, the font will be changed to the default Word font but otherwise the text will be the same.Hope that's what you were after.

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hi there - my father is working on a large word document in word 97 - he is not very computer literate and has not been backing up his files. He has somehow managed to delete virtually all of the text on around 160 pages, and this version of his document has been saved (he only has 2 characters on 1 page in total). I have gone into the versions option in the File menu, but there are no previous versions listed, I guess because he had not activated this function. Everything points toward the information being lost, except that if i look in the file's properties it seems that the file still appears to be about the right size (around 660kb). Does this mean that his text may still exist somewhere in the file, and may then be recoverable? (i would have thought with virtually no text the file should be much smaller). It also says that there have been 98 revisions of his documents. Is there any way to access an earlier revision, prior to him deleting all of this text?

I would appreciate any information or advice extremely, even if it is just to clarify that he has lost this file for good.

A:please help - recovering lost text in word 97 document

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This is for a friend so I don't have access to the computer yet. She downloaded a word document from her hotmail by clicking on download then open instead of save. She was working on the file and then she stated she went to File > Save. She did not get prompted to save the file in a different location (that usually happens on other Office versions).

She went back to Word but cannot locate the file in her open section or the recent document list. She is on Windows 7 so I finally found the temp folder for her computer but could not locate the temporary file that would have been saved.

Is there any other locations other than the temp folder and the default folders that the file could have been saved? Personally I don't think it saved at all.

Thanks for any assistance

A:MS Word 2010 / Downloaded document

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My wife asked me to create an excel document for her at home on my PC which I duly did but she tells me that the nice layout I had produced looks a mess on her work PC which is also running version 2010. I'm in a quandary as to why this has happened and how to fix this please.
I did embed the fonts so no issue there just the look of the document.

A:excel 2010 document looks different on work PC

This might be good to read Why does the document look different? - Office Watch

Also compare the DPI setting on the 2 PC's. In Windows do a search for DPI.

It's hard to guess what "looks a mess" means. A better description would help.

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I have an end user with Office 2003 Basic. In his Word application he is unable to select text with the mouse. The mouse will work in the toolbar and it works just fine in Excel. He can select text with the arrow key, he can edit the document so it is not protected and you can see the mouse down in the document.

I have uninstalled, reinstalled, did the support.dot, removed, renamed normal.dot as Microsoft as said to do with no luck.

Any help with this problem will be greatly appreciated.

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A:Mouse Will Not Select Text In Word 2003 Document

I only have a suggestion. Perhaps the Doc is protected. >>Tools>>Unprotect Document

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Hi everyone, this is my first post so pardon any mistakes...

I need to create word documents for our product line skus that contain descriptions, pricing an an image of the product. I would like to take the information from our database, create a document for each item and then save the document to a unique name (product#), all done automatically. My thought was to use mail merge for the text fields but I don't know if I can merge images as well. I came across an add-in for word called OnMerge that claims it can automate the merging of images.
My question is multi-part:
1) Has anyone done this using Word 2003 (on XP or W2003 server) ?
2) Has anyone accomplished this using other programs ?
3) Has anyone used OnMerge with Word to create documents as described above ?

Any information that will point me in the right direction would be much appreciated.

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I have a legal form to fill out in WORD and it keeps printing the entries in the text fields in blue. The A text color tool is greyed out. How can I make it black again? I seldom use Office so I'm a newbie at this one.

A:can't change text color in WORD document fields

If the form has been designed as a protected Word document "form" (probably that is the case since it is a "legal form") then they may have formatted it in that manner because that is how they want it filled in, with your content in blue?

Hence the options are unavailable for you to change.

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So I am officially desperate! I worked on a project in Microsoft Word 2007. I then went to go open it the next day and all of the text was completely gone!! I am only a beginner when it comes to computers so I have absolutely no idea what happened.
To better understand the problem here were the chain of events:
I worked on 2 documents, saved them in a folder, and then closed MSWord
I then worked on them the next day not realizing that for some reason they were opened as "Read Only"
Seeing that, I copied the the text and saved them in new documents
I went to Documents and attempted to move the new documents into the folder with the originals but an error message reading something like "this action cannot be completed because the file is open in another program" when the file was NOT open
In my frustration I attempted to move it over and over again to no avail
I gave up and closed the Documents folder and turned off my computer
The very next day I went to open the project and both the original documents and the copied ones were COMPLETELY EMPTY!!!
the files were still there but the all of text was completely gone!
Through Microsoft forums I've repeatedly tried the "Recover Text from any File" and "Open and Repair" methods
They've remained completely empty
I don't think I can redo the project correctly in the time it is due! Please any info will help. Thanks

Also, if this helps- I tried to save another Document and MSW says... Read more

A:Please Help! Lost text in Microsoft Word 2007 document

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