Posts Tagged ‘2013’

How to prevent OneNote from crashing when hovering over search results

  1. Problem: In a strange new development, my OneNote crashes (multiple times, until things eventually become stable again) when I search my notebooks  from the upper right search box. Specifically, as soon as I hover my mouse over the search results display.
  2. My environment: OneNote 2013 32-bit on Windows 7 64-bit. These are notebooks on a network share, and they are updated from multiple machines. Not aware of any recent changes to my mouse settings or drivers.
  3. My Workaround: Navigate the search results using the keyboard. This seems to prevent those crashes.

How to easily rearrange your sections via the headings in MS-Word’s Navigation Pane

  1. Short answer Show Navigation (from ribbon ./ View), then Drag&drop/
  2. word-navigation-pane-drag-headings
  3. Maybe obvious, but had escaped me so far – I thought such ease would only come only with outline view  – what a great feature!

How to ease editing work in MS-Word by automating search/replace operations

  1. If you frequently have to edit documents according to a large number of editorial rules and regulations
  2. and if you can partially automate these edit operations  (or at least highlight suspicious passages for human review) with Word’s search/replace,
  3. I can recommend an add-in that can automate even the repeated search/replace operations (like the 57 in the video below)
  4. and even help you manage your search/replace strings and regular expressions in a spreadsheet which it can load from:
  5. Greg Maxey’s VBA Find & Replace Word Add-in. See it in action (click for full size):
  6. vbareplace
  7. Two Three Caveats: :
    1. At this point, I cannot get the add-in to work only in Word 2010. Even if I lower Macro security and allow programmatic access to the VBA project, when trying to launch the add-in from the ribbon, Word 2013 complains: “The macro cannot be found or has been disabled due to your macro security settings”:image.
    2. The automation is only as good as your underlying search/replace operations. (Hint: “Some people, when confronted with a problem, think ‘I know, I’ll use regular expressions.’ Now they have two problems.”)
    3. I think I will refrain from search/replace during “Tracking changes” – as in the video – , and rather use “Compare documents” after the replace operations – too many quirks otherwise…

Yet another couple of glitches solved in setting up Outlook 2013 with Gmail IMAP for GoogleApps

  1. I googled and followed this useful guide. However, a couple of glitches remained:
  2. Connection to Incoming mail server fails if you really just put your username:
    1. put instead of
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  3. Test send of email message through outgoing server fails if you just followed instructions:
    1. image
    2. Click on button: “More” / tab: “Outgoing Server” / do check box “My outgoing server requires authentication ”  and log on (I now prefer to be explicit, after the initial mixup of usernames for incoming and outgoing), enter your full and password. No need to enable SPA, though.
    3. image
  4. Viola  image Smile(and quousque tandem…, sigh Sad smile).

How to fix MS-Word not creating PDF Bookmarks for your Headings

  1. Problem: No navigation bar in Acrobat Reader when viewing your PDF created from MS-Word.
  2. Solution: Check this setting first in the Save as PDF Options: image
  3. But: Word 2013’s  “Save as PDF” with “Create Bookmarks”  may remains greyed out since it won’t even see your own heading styles, even if you based these styles on the built-in heading styles (which are known to contain  “hidden magic” not easily replicated) , including their outline level, if
    1. Heading appears in Content control.
    2. Heading appears in Table.
  4. Workaround:
    1. Move headings out of Content Controls (you can still “lock”the text with Grouping, which will be enabled on the Developer Tab once you select at least a conten control and text (meant for form field labels).
    2. Move headings outside of tables.

Has the “text effects” cheese been moved only in Word 2013 styles?

Used to have its own separate button – don’t despair, it is still there, now under the “Format” button:


We can nest controls in repeating content controls, including repeating content controls

  1. Just saying, since it seems not easy to find within web search results the ones that nest nesting….
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  4. Have not tried accessing the results in OpenXML yet which will have to be done  via the control ID
    1. since repeating:  Repeating-Section-content-control-in-action
    2. does not autoincrement the titles and tags. image

How to get Square brackets (and hide comments) with ISO690 in Word 2013 bibliography styles

2014/09/14 2 comments
  1. Lots of people online seem to be looking for square brackets with citations in ISO690 style in Word 2013, but having no luck with getting the Bibliography XSL  for older Word versions to work. Trying to edit the old XSL still results in it not loading into the MS-Word Citation Style dropdown.
  2. What is needed is a way to parse the XSL and debug load errors. In the meantime… Smiley
  3. I had better luck with starting from the current Word2013 ISO style. If you stream Office365, this is now in %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates\LiveContent\15\Managed\Word Document Bibliography Styles
    1. Puzzlingly, there is also a %appdata%\Microsoft\Bibliography\Style which some of your edited files get copied to – go figure….
    2. The ISO690 file  I based my variation on is called : TC102851224[[fn=iso690nmerical]].xsl
    3. Copy this file to  %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates\LiveContent\15\User\Word Document Bibliography Styles\
    4. Open it with a text editor (I use NotePad++).
    5. Change “Openbracket” section like so: And the corresponding for closebracket
      <!– trp:   –>
    6. Same principle change for the corresponding for “Closebracket
      1. Lst time I carelessly introduced printing space characters before my closing brackets – just copy the leading chars from a working XML line if you run into this problem.
  4. I also needed to not print “Comment”-field of the source in my bibliography”
    1. Search for:
    2. Comment out the “print”-action inside (easier than changing each bibliographgy type):<!– trp:   
  5. Change the style name. MS-Word 2013 uses “StyleNameLocalized” instead of “StyleName”, so I added a qualifier to each localized name within the test:


  6. Restart MS-Word, and with luck, your styles will show in the ribbon References section style dropdown: image. Apply them (using F9):image
  7. Download: TC102851224[[fn=iso690nmericalsquare0comments]]