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    Sounds like it's going in as a watermark, tho in...

    Sounds like it's going in as a watermark, tho in 2007 I don't think that can be done accidentally. But didn't inserting a watermark used to involve opening the header? Just a thought.
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    There's also something about attaching a...

    There's also something about attaching a template's "style gallery" to the document, isn't there, to get keystrokes to work? I figured this out years ago when building some templates, but don't...
  3. Thread: An MS-Gotcha?

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    Yes, I think that was it! :) Well, I cheat a...

    Yes, I think that was it! :)

    Well, I cheat a lot in Word, so I would probably just roll my eyes at it (yet again), and then, assuming you are talking about "columns" as a "Page Setup" feature...
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    A quick way to manually turn "view hidden" on and...

    A quick way to manually turn "view hidden" on and off is this keyboard toggle stroke:

    <CTRL><*>

    (which is actually <CTRL><SHIFT><8>)
  5. Thread: Table in Word

    by pingdat
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    Interesting challenge! What I came up with isn't...

    Interesting challenge! What I came up with isn't perfect:

    -build a 2-column table
    -insert a 6-row table in each column.

    It looks a little funny, but you've got control! (the attached...
  6. Thread: California Map

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    Editing California, what a trip! (there's a...

    Editing California, what a trip! (there's a science fiction movie plot in that idea somewhere...)
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    Long shot -- rows set to "exactly" some height or...

    Long shot -- rows set to "exactly" some height or other?


    Yes, it's the new 2007-speak. QAT (I say "cat") is the "Quick Access Toolbar" (nothing quick about that name, is there?), and MOB (I say...
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    I agree with Pam that it's best to brace yourself...

    I agree with Pam that it's best to brace yourself and embrace the 2007 interface, but I know that in the beginning there just isn't always time to hunt down what you need.

    There is a button you...
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    Thank you, Andrew, I will peruse and use this as...

    Thank you, Andrew, I will peruse and use this as soon as I get a chance! And I've obtained a copy of the faulty .dotm to play with, so I will be having a fun little Word "lab session" soon! I'll...
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    Well, good luck with your migration! It's more...

    Well, good luck with your migration! It's more like a dramatic emigration and a traumatic immigration, actually. Consider keeping at least one machine with Word 2002 on it, for sleuthing down the...
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    A co-worker reported that in any NEW document she...

    A co-worker reported that in any NEW document she creates, starting just this afternoon, newly typed text flashes. That is, first you see what you've typed and then you don't, and back and forth,...
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    This should do it: Select the row and...

    This should do it:

    Select the row and Convert Table to Text,

    then select the text and Convert Text to Table with Table size/Number of columns = 1.

    The how-to depends on your version of...
  13. This it? "Custom Toolbars - Word 2007," Posted...

    This it? "Custom Toolbars - Word 2007," Posted 2010-03-02 22:44: "This thread's tiny URL: http://bro.ws/772844L"

    Summary of that post: Custom toolbars from 2003 templates attached as globals...
  14. It may not be the "best" way, but I found a fun...

    It may not be the "best" way, but I found a fun little loophole in 2007 that let me create a "pseudo" toolbar -- I wrote about it in a post here in early March, entitled "Custom Toolbars - Word 2007".
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    Jan, using SpellCheck for this is so clever! ...

    Jan, using SpellCheck for this is so clever! That had never even occurred to me. And it seems to stop on all sentence terminators, but not on other “within the sentence” period-spaces. Love it,...
  16. Thread: Spell Check

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    One option is to highlight just the newly added...

    One option is to highlight just the newly added text, and then run SpellCheck (F7 key). It will only work through the highlighted text.

    However, sometimes it does seem like SpellCheck resets...
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    Not really a question, but I'm hoping some folks...

    Not really a question, but I'm hoping some folks will know more about this than I do, and will share their wisdom:

    I tried running my old 2003 normal.dot as a global template in 2007 (as I...
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    Yet another way (or is this the same thing that...

    Yet another way (or is this the same thing that Jan said?):

    I found that just placing my 2003 normal.dot in the Word Startup folder on my C drive made all of my old autotext entries visible and...
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    Another thing to check is the language of your...

    Another thing to check is the language of your normal.sty, or any other styles that might affect text in text boxes, tho I make no promises that you'll find anything there (sorry!).
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    Yes, I always found Word 2003's compare utility...

    Yes, I always found Word 2003's compare utility to be illogical. What worked for me in 2003 (we're in 2007 now, and it is more helpful about comparisons) was to:

    1) open the revised document,...
  21. Thread: Joining Tables

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    Try this: -create a new column on the first...

    Try this:

    -create a new column on the first table,

    -convert the second table to text (separated with paragraph marks)

    (conversion can be done quickly using table menu/ribbon...
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    Would it be it possible, in the originating...

    Would it be it possible, in the originating program, to add a dummy label to the right Y-axis in WHITE font? Seems like then it would select and paste in at the same size, but no text would be...
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    I've seen garbling when I've down-zoomed to 80%...

    I've seen garbling when I've down-zoomed to 80% or so, too. Well, maybe that's just in the Net -- refreshing clears it.

    In Word I've seen that Verdana font (which I like) doesn't always display...
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    Hmm. There is a setting in...

    Hmm. There is a setting in Tools-Options-Security that removes personal data upon save. Which sounds like a good idea, but wreaks havoc with redlining intentions, sometimes. When it is ticked (I...
  25. Thread: Merging tables

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    Wow, Andrew, I'll have to try that bottom row...

    Wow, Andrew, I'll have to try that bottom row thing -- very nifty sounding!

    On the other hand, Ben, I'm wondering if you're meaning 1 column and 2 rows, and you have a 1-column table of, say, 50...
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