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    Paste/link (2003)

    I have a performance report that reads something like this "The Deposit volume for February was $125 thousand....." . The $125 was copied and pasted from an Excel spreadsheet because I want this number to be automatically updated in Word every month I pasted as "keep source formatting and link to Excel". For some reason when I open my Word document it would look like this ""The Deposit volume for February was
    $125
    thousands..."
    No matter how many times I corrected so it would be on 1 line but when I open my document it just breaks it up. Can some help me to eliminate this problem??
    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Paste/link (2003)

    Could you do the following:
    - Click in the value that you pasted from Excel.
    - Press Shift+F9 to display the field code.
    - You should see { LINK ... }
    - Please select the text between the brackets { }, copy it and paste it into a reply.
    - Press Shift+F9 to hide the field codes again.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Paste/link (2003)

    Thank you a quick response and your generosity in sharing your brain power . Oh..I forgot to thank you for assisting me with the last posting too. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Paste/link (2003)

    You're welcome, but I assume that the problem isn't solved yet. Knowing the field code might help finding the cause of the problem.

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    Re: Paste/link (2003)

    Hi Wordnewby65,

    When you paste the link, choose a paste format like RTF or plain text. The format you're now using is probably pasting an Excel cell into the document, which is why you end up with the unwanted line feeds.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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    Re: Paste/link (2003)

    Oops. I replied to you before testing out your reply. This is what between the brackets. "LINK Excel.Sheet.8 "G:Monthly ReportMonthly Template.xls" "Sheet1!R20C14" a f 4 h * MERGEFORMAT".

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    Re: Paste/link (2003)

    Thank you Paul for your suggestion as well. I didn't realize that I have a choice to select my text. I'll try it.

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    Re: Paste/link (2003)

    Try replacing the * MERGEFORMAT switch with <code>r</code> or with <code>t</code>, then update by pressing F9. This will create a rich text or plain text link, as suggested by macropod.

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    Re: Paste/link (2003)

    Thank you all. It works beautifully.

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