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Old December 6th 04, 08:05 PM
V-ger
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Where can I find (on Internet) the most comprehensive data on pasting in Word
2003 (XP)? I have a client whose Word 2K3 is no longer working properly.
When they paste - even from identical formatting - from one document to
another, when pasted into the destination doc, the formatting changes with
to font, font size, etc. Even when there is no formatting of that sort
in either doc - hidden or apparent. I need more in-depth, technical
information, please, so I can figure this one out. Thank you very much!
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Old December 7th 04, 08:50 PM
Cindy M -WordMVP-
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Hi =?Utf-8?B?Vi1nZXI=?=,

Where can I find (on Internet) the most comprehensive data on pasting in Word
2003 (XP)? I have a client whose Word 2K3 is no longer working properly.
When they paste - even from identical formatting - from one document to
another, when pasted into the destination doc, the formatting changes with
to font, font size, etc. Even when there is no formatting of that sort
in either doc - hidden or apparent

Right off-hand, I'd say the problem here is style over-ride: the data in both
documents has been formatted with styles of the same name, but different style
definitions. In this case, the style in the target document overrides the
formatting coming in from the source document.

If that doesn't describe what's happening, it would help if you give us a couple
of examples about how things are changing.

Also, try going over Edit/Paste Special. Look at what the default format
selection is. And test what kinds of results the other formats give.

Something else you can use to investigate the source of the formatting is the
"Reveal Formatting" taskpane. That might give you some clues.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Old December 8th 04, 08:07 PM
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Cindy, thanks...I know now I should have mentioned it in the original, but I
have already been through the Edit/Paste Special and the Reveal Formatting
taskpane. What I am looking for are papers or documents (you MVP's are so
wonderful at publishing informative and comprehensive MVP documents on the
web) with the rules of how Word works, like Does Word usually take the
formatting of the original or the destination file formatting when cutting
and pasting? Is there an option that allows you to change that? Is there a
setting that allows you to choose, when outlining, what your default choices
will be? (They seem to change with each document), etc. I have used Word for
many years, but am confused on some of these basic questions. Thank you so
much for helping me!

"Cindy M -WordMVP-" wrote:

Hi =?Utf-8?B?Vi1nZXI=?=,

Where can I find (on Internet) the most comprehensive data on pasting in Word
2003 (XP)? I have a client whose Word 2K3 is no longer working properly.
When they paste - even from identical formatting - from one document to
another, when pasted into the destination doc, the formatting changes with
to font, font size, etc. Even when there is no formatting of that sort
in either doc - hidden or apparent

Right off-hand, I'd say the problem here is style over-ride: the data in both
documents has been formatted with styles of the same name, but different style
definitions. In this case, the style in the target document overrides the
formatting coming in from the source document.

If that doesn't describe what's happening, it would help if you give us a couple
of examples about how things are changing.

Also, try going over Edit/Paste Special. Look at what the default format
selection is. And test what kinds of results the other formats give.

Something else you can use to investigate the source of the formatting is the
"Reveal Formatting" taskpane. That might give you some clues.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Old December 9th 04, 12:17 AM
Daiya Mitchell
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the rules of how Word works, like Does Word usually take the
formatting of the original or the destination file formatting when cutting
and pasting?

See he
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/styl...xtChanges.html

Is there a
setting that allows you to choose, when outlining, what your default choices
will be?

Can you explain further what you mean? What default choices for outlining?
Or, see if this page answers your questions:
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numb...Numbering.html

DM

 




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