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Paste Loses Formats

By christiansona ·
I have a Windows XP PC with Office 2000 on it. When I copy formatted text using ctl-c from one doc and paste it into another using ctl-v, the text does not retain the formats from the original doc. It gets the format from the doc I pasted into. I used to have a PC with Windows 2000 and Office 2000 and it always worked there. Is there an incompatibility in Win XP and Office 2000?

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by chitosunday In reply to Paste Loses Formats

Use pastespecial then choose formula or value

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If I try to paste special the only options I get are unformated text and unformatted unicode text. All other option are gone.

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by twobordercollies In reply to Paste Loses Formats

In Word go to your Tools menu, Edit tab, deselect Smart Cut & Paste and then you can click the Settings button and select default options for word 97-2000.

Smart cut and paste Enables Word to automatically adjust formatting as you paste text. After you select this check box, you can click Settings to set options for pasting.

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by sir.gsm In reply to Paste Loses Formats

You can try Ctrl-C and before you paste it give a Edit|Paste Special command to and select unformatted text or what ever serve you best.

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