Search This Blog

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Microsoft Word - How do I have downloaded documents always open in word 2013 in the "enable editing" mode?

Microsoft Word - How do I have downloaded documents always open in word 2013 in the "enable editing" mode?

How do I have downloaded documents always open in word 2013 in the "enable editing" mode?

Posted: 14 May 2013 09:14 AM PDT

When I download a document from an email, it always opens in the "protected view" mode. If there are text boxes, pictures or graphics in the documents, they are not the way they really appear in the document. I have to change to the "enable editing" mode to see the true document. It would be very  helpful if I could just eliminate the protected mode step and go right to the enable editing mode as most of the documents I open are attached to emails.

Nearest Preceding Sequence Number and List of Figures

Posted: 14 May 2013 08:44 AM PDT

I'm trying to make a set of Figures where a set of related figures are named with a alphabetic second character.


For example I have normal figures 1, 2, and 3 but figure 4 is divided into 4a, 4b, 4c, and 4d.


I used the \c switch to maintain the figure number the same for 4b, 4c, and 4d as illustrated in this article:


However, I now have the problem that none of these figures show up in my "List of Figures" (TOC field code: {TOC \h \z \c "Figure"})


Is there any way to force these figures to also show up in my list of Figures?

location of customized templates

Posted: 14 May 2013 04:04 AM PDT

I just purchased a new Windows 8 computer with Office 2013.  I have created a Word template and saved it in the following path:

C:\Users\[my name]\Documents\Custom Office Templates\My Memo.dotx

Now I need to know where to find that so that I can use it.  I've added a button to my QAT for TEMPLATES, but my newly created template is not there.

How to use checkboxes in Word Revisited. The original discussion is broken

Posted: 13 May 2013 12:50 PM PDT

Greg Maxey replied the following in my original question:


Word 2010 has a checkbox content control. They are inserted using the Developer tab>Controls group.


Unfortunately I've been trying for a week to reply, but when I click on either of the reply links, the response box is greyed out and the little circle (that replaced the old hourglass) just keeps spinning forever.  I've let it go for 24 hours, but it never goes away and un-greys the reply box, so I've started a new discussion of the question.  Please forgive me for the duplication, but I don't know what else to do.


My reply to Greg would be that I don't have a Developer tab in Word, and haven't been able to find any information about how to get one.  The help in MS word is anything but helpful; none of my numerous attempts to search help yealded anything remotely similar to a Developer tab.


I only hope that if I have to respond to any replies to this post, that I'll be able to.  I've never before encountered this kind of reply problem.


If I'm doing something wrong, please, someone, tell me what it is so that I can correct it.



Auto date change

Posted: 13 May 2013 06:51 AM PDT

How Do I automatically have the date change in a word document when I open the document?  I want to have the current date appear whenever I open it.


Thank you

Word 2010 stopped recognizing licensed copy of Mathtype

Posted: 12 May 2013 08:54 PM PDT

Yesterday I was able to use all the features of my licensed copy of Mathtype 6.8 in Word 2010. Today word informs me that features are disabled because the 30 day trial period is over. Mathtype still works fine in Wordperfect, so it is not a problem with Mathtype. Also, I did try to reregister Mathtype and got a message that it was already registered. So something apparently changed in Word overnight. Was a new update installed that interferes with Mathtype?

How do I access my Word 9 documents in Word 2013?

Posted: 12 May 2013 11:39 AM PDT

On my Word 2013 I click Open/Computer/My Documents. I see dozens of folders and then about 100 WPS (Works) files. But when I click My Documents from the icon on my desktop, I see all of the above plus the dozens of Microsoft Word 9 files. Why can't I access these old Word files via the Open/Computer/My Documents route? Why do I have to use the roundabout route? Is there a way I could shuffle the Word 9 files into the Documents Library/My Documents window so that I could access these files in one step?


I just got my new computer and the Outlook and Word 2013 programs. I'm finally getting used to these but need a little help till I get organized. 

Creating Forms in Word 2003 format with Word 2010 software

Posted: 10 May 2013 04:03 PM PDT

I work in a agency that contains about 12,000 potential Word users (not everyone uses Word, but a huge percentage of us do, and everyone has Word on their PC).  We have a web-based forms server that maintains several thousand MS Word fillable-forms, all in Word 2003 format.  By fillable-form, I mean a Word form that has fill-in blanks for text boxes and check-boxes, etc, that can locked, and electronically populated by the users.  At my agency, we presently have a mixture of Word 2003, 2007 and 2010 software, and are slowly migrating all users to Word 2010 software, but this will probably be several months into the future before completion of that migration.  We are still running Windows XP at my agency (thus we have no Word 2013 in use within my Agency yet).  Here is my question:


I have tried using Word 2010's "retro form tools" to build Word 2010 forms, and I have had very little success in building a fillable-form that can be opened in Word 2003 software, using Word 2010.  For me, it is way easier to just use Word 2003 to create a Word 2003 formatted form (especially since several Word 2003 books, and training resources,  show how to do this, in detail).  The problem that I see is that with my agency, it might not a good idea to upgrade all users to Word 2010, and keep all the forms on the forms server in the 2003 format, because the staff that create/update the forms might have a hard time with the editing of those forms using Word 2010 software.  Since Microsoft's web site says that they will not support Word 2003 after April of 2014, I am hesitant to recommend that my agency just continue to use Word 2003 software to create forms into years 2015, 2016, etc, since I think that Word 2003 will start having problems after the Microsoft support ends after April 2014.  The books that I have looked at spend a few pages showing how to make Word 2010 formatted forms, with Word 2010 software.  I have seen no documentation anywhere (in books or on the internet) that shows an in depth instruction on how to use Word 2010 software to create forms that can be opened with Word 2003 software (I suspect that outside of my agency, that is not an in-demand subject).  I have had several people ask me how to make 2003 formatted forms, using 2010 Word software, and my answer has been "get a copy of Word 2003, and use that if you want to make Word 2003 formatted forms".  I am wondering if Word 2010 has some bugs in it, that do not let it make Word 2003 formatted forms, that actually work properly in Word 2003 (at least that is what I am assuming so far in my research on this subject - or I suppose I don't know how to use Word for this - probably more possible that I don't know how to do it, than Microsoft having bugs).  Since my agency has a group (enterprise) license for Microsoft Office, this is not a problem if users have a mixture of Word 2003/2007/2010 software.  I don't think that converting all the forms on the forms server to 2010 format is possible, due to lack of staff to program this conversion, as well as the fact that we have a mixture of Word 2003/2007/2010 software in use, and the migration to Word 2003 to 2010 has been slow.  By the way, I mostly support Microsoft Word, Excel and Access (these three are my areas of expertise), as well as support of other various software/hardware, so I don't really have time to spend a great deal of time, personally researching/studying Word 2010 form creation - to make Word 2003 forms (thus my standard answer "use Word 2003 to create forms in the Word 2003 format").   Also, the forms server in my Agency also has lots of Adobe PDF forms, but I don't know Adobe Acrobat Pro, and I doubt if converting all the Word forms to PDF's is a solution that would be workable (or chosen) for my agency.

MS Word 2010 / Navigation Pane / Can I set it to always appear in one document, but not other documents that I open?

Posted: 10 May 2013 11:31 AM PDT

I only use it in one particular document, and don't want to view it in others, so I end up toggling it on and off a lot.

Three weird things happen at the same time: 1. scroller not working. 2. Numbers/letters appear in command bar. 3. see text.

Posted: 09 May 2013 07:26 PM PDT

Three weird things happen at the same time:

1. scroller does not work.

2. in the command bar on top of the commands numbers and letters appear blocking the commands.

3 After closing the computer (not shutting down), I don't get the normal screen when opening the computer again and I am guided to restart the computer.


Has anybody a solution for this weird behavior of my computer.


System: Windows 7; Office 2007

Computer: Asus EePC 2012

Printing Problem w/Word and other issues!

Posted: 08 May 2013 04:23 PM PDT

I suddenly started having a problem printing any Word documents in the font Calibri. I'm running Windows 7 64x and Word/Office 2007. Now it refuses to print e-mails and/or web-pages and PDF files! Every other computer in the house can print just fine, I am the only one with problems. I can print from word in any font other than Calibri and I can print from Notepad. Help!