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Default FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions - please read before posting - unofficial August Posting

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This FAQ is posted weekly.- more or less
Please save yourself some time by reading it before posting to the
news group.


Reading these articles will help you get a quick and meaningful
response to your question rather than just more questions for you.
It may keep your message from being screened or bounced.

A few basics, in case you decide you can skip that article:
(1) Be nice; everyone answering questions here is a volunteer.
(2) Post a question in only one newsgroup generally. If you
_have to_ post in more than one, post a _single_ message and
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A longer version of this FAQ is also on the Internet at

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Also, before posting, you might want to look at the following
questions to see if yours is among them.

1. How can I change the default font from Times Roman New 10pt to
something else?

2. Page X of Y doesn't work! (You're right, it doesn't!) or

3. How do I insert a date? Why does it (not) change when I
re-open the document?

4. How can I use calculated dates in Word?

5. How can I get a different header/footer on the second (and
subsequent) page(s)?

6. What are some good books for me to read about Word? or

7. How can I best use the Master Document feature?

8. Word 2K - How can I keep Word from opening separately for
every document?

9. Where can I find more information on the Web?

10. How can I get rid of that ^$#*@& paperclip?

11. How can I get rid of that ^$#*@& web toolbar?
(Works for reviewing toolbar, too!)

12. How can I get rid of that weird line that appears

13. Why doesn't Word's Fonts list show all of the fonts I
have installed in Windows?

14. What are some basic tips for someone who is converting
from Word Perfect?

15. How do I use (What is?) the Work menu?

16. What are some common errors people make with Word? and

17. How can I print a booklet?

18. How can I get a template to show up under a tab with
File = New?
What are templates? Global templates? Document templates?

19. I need to make a form to...
If you want a fill-in-the-blanks form you want what Word
calls an online form. Look in help for that and then follow
the links at:
especially Dian Chapman's series of articles

If you want a custom dialog box that you code with VBA
commands you want a UserForm. Take a look at:

20. How can I enter something once in a document and have it
repeat elsewhere?

21. I keep getting insufficient memory errors...

22. All my menus / toolbars have disappeared! Help.

23. Changes I make to my toolbars / AutoText aren't saved! If you
have Adobe Acrobat version 7, see the last section of

24. When I try to delete I have to confirm it.
Tools = Options = General -- uncheck the two Word Perfect

25. I lost my CD Key, disks, etc. and can't reinstall with out it.
If Word came with your computer contact the manufacturer. If
you got it separately, contact Microsoft. Starting place:

26. I'm having trouble with automatic numbering! There's more to
this than meets the eye.

27. I am asked if I want to save changes to the global template
every time I quit Word.

28. I can't save my customizations - AutoText, menus, etc.
Can't save
If you have Adobe Acrobat 7 installed see the last section of
Otherwise, hold down the Shift key when selecting the File
menu and select Save All.
See also

29. My blank document has text in it - an old letter, etc. See

30. I changed the formatting on one thing and now my whole document
has changed.

31. Documents take a very long time to open.

32. I need to set up a letterhead template.

33. Where can I find a good tutorial?

34. What is an MVP? and

There are more questions than will fit here. For more questions
and answers, take a look at: and

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Posted 7 August 2006

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