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For recommendations for software that interoperates with the Microsoft Word application.

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How can I unlock track changes on a DOCX file without the password?

I have a Microsoft Word DOCX file that has been sent to me with track changes locked. The edits I made have rendered the tracked changes very messy, so I would like to be able to unlock and turn off ...
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Lookng for .net sdk/ api for doucment comparison (docx/pdf/pptx) with near ms-word functionalities

I'm trying to make a document comparison viewer for web browser that feels as same as Microsoft word's 'Track Changes' and 'Compare' (options available in Review Tab). I am already using Aspose.Words ...
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Is there a tolerable offline (desktop) word processor program with a proper "dark mode" which doesn't cost money?

I've had enough of LibreOffice/OpenOffice. After spending countless hours of my life trying to get help with numerous bugs and glitches, as well as trying (and failing) to force it into some sort of ...
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Is there a way to partly automate the process of inputting large quantities of images into tables in Word, and numbering them?

So I've just got a big admin job from a client, where they have 1000 images that they want putting into a Word document. I will receive the images grouped in folders according to type, so the idea is ...
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Alternative to MS Excel for non-calculating (text & images) tables

In my company and in probably thousands of other companies, Excel is misused for word processing (creation of tables containing mainly text, for example project plans and lists of all sorts), ...
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How to auto-populate a word document based on user inputs

The problem. Our company has various statement of work which they use before submitting a proposal. These statement of work are stored in a company share point site. A lot of these statements of work ...
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What is the state of generating Word documents in 2021? (Language agnostic)

Okay, so this is a pretty generic and vague question, so please let me elaborate. We have a large codebase which we are splitting up the past years to more individual self-contained libraries. One of ...
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Need a word processor to work with Microsoft Word documents

My wife needs to work with Microsoft Word documents. No fancy tricks needed, she just needs to edit some text in pre-formatted Word documents. But the documents come as Word documents and need to be ...
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Looking for software: create, manage, export manuals

I'm creating manuals for several, related industrial products - some have common chapters that I need to link, not duplicate (to make updating feasable) What I need (functionality): a GUI local ...
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.NET library to convert DOCX to PDF

I have a need to convert Word documents (DOCX) to (PDF) programmatically from withing a .NET application without having Word installed. In general, I'm very happy with XCeed DocX, but the free version ...
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Free / Open source precise PDF to Word conversion software?

I'm trying to convert from PDF to MS Word. I've tried several online convertion, desktop programs like Nitro, ilovepdf, sejda, soda, Abby trial. I found that with most of them, several words are ...
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Microsoft Word Software for teachers

I am working with Microsoft word making a vocabulary list with definitions. Is there any way to take that list and easily convert it into a quiz for free? When I say quiz I mean multiple choice, ...
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Searching for text within a word document

I hope someone can help me with this. I have been searching for days trying to find a way to extract some text from a word document and update the document with some other text. This is not your ...
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Tool to edit MS word document via web application and process via server

Has anyone used or are using a web-based tool that can edit word documents that has a library/SDK so I can use it within my application? Essentially I need Office365 Word within my application. I ...
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Set form field value of MS Word document in PHP

I have a word template file where i defined some form fields. I want to update the value of these form fields programmatically using PHP. I did some R&D and find the phpWord library but its does ...
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Critical editing software

I’m looking for a program, compatible with Windows 10, that has an option to input two (+) different series of footnotes, e.g. one would contain comparative texts and another would contain notes. ...
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Ingesting word documents into internal systems [closed]

Current Problem: We have a vendor that provides us with a bill of lading in the form of a word document via email, and we are looking to ingest this information into our SQL Server database. I've done ...
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Third party library for converting from word to gif in ASP.NET Core or through API

I am looking for a third party library that will convert the doc/docx extensions to gif. If it would be easier to convert from doc/docx to pdf then to gif that would be fine as well. I am using ASP....
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Python library to manipulate MS Word docs which requires no installation

I would love to use python-docx, but it is only available as a .wheel, and requires PIP to install. For security reasons, our PCs are locked down tight and we can't install. There is also something ...
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Is there any plug-in or method that saves passwords for excel and/or word?

As I stated in the question, I need such plug-in since I'm dealing with password protected excel and word files and these passwords are mostly same but long and complicated. Such plug-in will save ...
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Looking for a free for commercial use or open source .net library for pdf to docx conversion

I've got a project that involves reading pdf files and it is turning out to be more difficult than I had anticipated. Is there a library I can use to convert the pdf to docx so I can use the OpenXml ...
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Text snippet organizer, ideally for MS Word

(In desktop MS Windows) I'd like to be able to enter text snippets -- from a phrase to a page or two each -- tag each snippet with multiple tags, and at any time pull together all the snippets with a ...
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Extract text from numerous PDF and Word files

A lawyer friend of mine has thousands of files in PDF and Word format. He would like to extract the name and email addresses from these files, preferably in a CSV or Excel format. The files are not in ...
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Linux word processor with good inline Word formula support

Is there a word processor for Linux, specifically Ubuntu, which has excellent support for Word equations in existing docx documents? LibreOffice supports viewing and editing equations, but the ...
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API to read, write and manipulate msword files

I want to write some java code to read, write, edit and do other things with sets of Microsoft Word files (different Word versions). What is the best API for this, and how do I get started? P.S. I ...
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how to work on word and excel from different machines?

I use MS Word and Excel a lot. However, when i'm at work I send copy of my work to email and when i'm at home I download the copy from the email and so forth. I need a way to make my copies update ...
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Any light software to view doc, docx and ppt with easy on Win10?

MS Office, LibreOffice are too heavy and require a few moments to launch. Is there any program starting and responding very quickly?
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Report generating tool for Microsoft Word (team-based)

The Problem I work with a team of people where we frequently generate reports specific to clients, regions, and topics. Each time we begin a new report, we open up several older reports which cover ...
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System that allows me to create a form that users can fill to assemble Word/Excel files

I am being tasked with creating a form (I work as an Engineer), a bit like an Excel spreadsheet where the output will be a list of "Part numbers". I would like to be able to create a form, that has ...
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Convert multiple word files into pdf files - software for Windows 10

I'd like to convert multiple word files into pdf files with a single operation and with a software (not online). Is it possible to do it in a simple way? I have Windows 10. I tried CuteWriter, but for ...
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Is there a form-filling application or Macro that can work on MS Word documents?

When I do job applications online, I use Lastpass to do the dumb stuff like enter my name. Is there any way I can do this for MS Word based forms? It wouldn't have to be that smart, just know that ...
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IDE-like software for writing plain-English documents

I am looking for a software to write documents with features similar to IDEs for developers, but that would be optimized for writing documents in plain English. For instance: Completion: if I start ...
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Print identifier on printed document

I have many printed documents (several thousands) and want to print unique numeric identifiers on them. The identifiers should either be generated by a special algorithm (ex. Damm or Verhoeff), or ...
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Office Word reader (viewer, previewer) for Mac OS

Is there a reader that can open all Word formats and can also remember last used settings when closed? This one is important because Mac's native preview software always opens on half the screen (...
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Word add-in for frequently used comments

I have a lot of documents that I must comment on. The documents come to be in Word (.doc or .docx) format and I often type in the same comments again and again. What I mean by this is that 95% of the ...
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Alternatives to MS Word

I am currently the CTO at a healthcare consultancy company. Currently, we are working on producing a series of reports using Microsoft Word. Each file is around a hundred pages long and they are ...
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Extract bitmaps from Word documents

Some people can't be convinced to send screenshots as pictures. Instead they paste the screenshots into a Word document and send that document. It is possible to right click a bitmap in Word and ...
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Word: tool to convert numeric string to heading style

I received a text-only file which has the heading text, including the section numbers like "4.5.6.12". Is there a tool (or macro) for Microsoft Word or for RTF text that can count how many levels ...
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Track changes with in pdf documents for non-Latex reviewers

Background: I'm one of the very few people using LaTeX in my university. And every time I'm stage where I present a first draft to my professors I'm faced with the same problem. They are used to ...
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Convert Microsoft Word to PDF of minimal file size

I am aware of some Microsoft Word to PDF converters and have been using MS word itself to do this. But I am wondering if there's any conversion tool that produces the PDF files as small in file size ...
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A simple clean alternative to Microsoft Word

I'm looking for a light and simple alternative to Microsoft Word. My requirements: Fast (loads in 2/3 seconds on i7 machine) Free or less than $10 Clean Modern Design (I don't need many options) ...
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Software to Extract and Organize text from Docx

I have an influx of reports coming at me, and I need to extract some of the data and put it into a better format(an excel worksheet.) The reports come in docx or pdf and look something like this. ...
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Generate Microsoft Word documents from plain text + style definition

I have to generate a Microsoft Word document (many, but all of them using the same template). I would like to generate it in the same way in which I generate PDF documents from LaTeX sources, i.e. ...
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Software which uses Word documents in my web app/ website

I need a way for my website to be able to read (use) Word files and Mail Merge the fields in it with data from my website. The documents will be letters and cheques. Ideally I would have the Word ...
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PDF or HTML form into Database (or Excel) then Merge into Pre-formatted Word Doc

I have been searching for an answer to this problem for literally years. I am not a full programmer, but have had previous experience. I have tried to hire people to do this with little success. I ...
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interfacing markup/git with Word for document collaboration

summary partner A: underling, coder, Linux and FLOSS user, lives in text editor and web browser, accustomed to collaborating using git repos (local and online) and online-repo-supported markup. ...
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software that can edit text and have good graphics layout tools

I'm helping some colleagues design some 8.5x11 signs, I've done these in Illustrator and exported as PDF. Problem is my colleagues don't have Illustrator nor Adobe Acrobat, but they need to be able to ...
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Word-compatible (DOCX) software able to open references

I'm trying to find an alternative to Microsoft Word software, able to open and save directly docx files. I already know that the common choice is OpenOffice/LibreOffice writer, but I'm not very ...
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Software for in-place editing of the PNG image in Microsoft Word

What is a good software for in-place editing of the PNG image in Microsoft Word? Need to remove text lines in 50 figures in my CS thesis. Can't do it with Photoshop without cutting it from Word ...
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Firefox or Chrome plugin to open Word Online files in LibreOffice on Linux?

So, I'm working on Word Online, and I want to be able to open the .docx files in LibreOffice on Linux while still storing them in my OneDrive. When I go to hit the "Open in Word" button, it tells me ...
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