Sanjeev Sabhlok's notes on technology, hardware, gardening

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Entire text has disappeared in Microsoft Word, only footnotes are visible

This has happened twice. A solution below (it is pretty complicated but works).

1. What happens is that while updating the table (F9) one might accidentally press Alt-F9, and then select all text. This converts it all into a field.

2. How to undo this is impossible manually. It requires a MACRO.

3. See this first – how to install a macro in the Word document:

4. Then install this macro:

Sub ExtractFieldCode()
    ' Jay Freedman
    Dim rg As range
    If ActiveDocument.Fields.Count = 0 Then
        MsgBox "This document contains no fields."
        Exit Sub
    End If
    With ActiveDocument
        .ActiveWindow.View.ShowFieldCodes = True
        .range.PasteSpecial DataType:=WdPasteDataType.wdPasteHTML
        .ActiveWindow.View.ShowFieldCodes = False
    End With
End Sub

5. Now run the macro!


Note: it is possible that a few problems might emerge in the text that has been retrieved. I had a to manuall fix some of these problems, but it was far better than re-typing material that I had lost.

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Insert an image as the title page of a Word document


  1. Insert rectangle shape – and stretch it to the tips of the page

2. Go to shape format > Shape fill > drop down pick picture > insert the picture.

NOTE: Word will STRETCH THE IMAGE and distort it. You’ll need to figure out the correct size by trial and error, in Canva. Resize the image in canva before downloading.

A4 size paper is 210 x 297 mm

Canva default for book is 1410 x 2250

To make it fit the A4 page, resize to 1410  x 1994


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How to use Slider Revolution and Video carousel on website

Go to Slider Revolution on the dashboard.


Just press the copy button on new slide 1 and create a duplicate

go to the top and select image layer

Pick background

Update new image

Likewise update the text

Pick the existing module Slider 2


Insert slide (BLANK/copy of another one)


Carefully select relevant area. It should show up as “Edit Carousel”


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