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Microsoft Word common xml error message
If you receive the following message while working in the macro-template, then you are most likely are having issues with imported images in your document:
Once you've done this for all images, save the document, close it, and then open it back up. If no error message appears, then you have fixed the problem.
If the error message reappears, double-check your document to make sure you have replaced all imported images. If that still doesn't work, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provides instructions on how to paste an Excel image into a Word document without getting error messages.
If you've copy and pasted an Excel graphic into a Word doc, then there's a very good chance that the Word doc will give an error message when emailed to someone else. To fix this, break the link to the original Excel document that you copied from.
How to view page margins
How to view hidden table gridlines
When adjusting a table to make content fit better, it helps to see the hidden vertical and horizontal lines. The easiest way to do this is:
How to repeat a table's headers onto a second page
Tables often contain so much data that they span two or more pages in a document. When this happens, the table's headers need to repeat on each continued page so that readers can easily reference them. The easiest way to repeat headers is:
Deleting items from the Navigation Page
Template users can easily delete unwanted sections from their documents:
MAC's versus PC's: Using Remote Desktop
All students have access to SHSU’s Remote Desktop, which they may use to access a Windows version of Microsoft Office. Tutorials about Remote Desktop can be found on this web page http://www.shsu.edu/dept/it@sam/technology-tutorials/remote_desktop/. This allows you to log into Remote Desktop using your Mac, and then work on your Microsoft document in a Windows environment. Just be aware that the connection may be slow depending on your internet service.