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    Hello,

    I would like to be able to copy text from another document and paste it in a new document. My only problem is I want the pasted text to use the current font selected in the new document. How could I create the new document to do this.
    If there is a way I wouldn't know, but maybe if you use a table?

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    [quote name='HandyAndy' post='767441' date='25-Mar-2009 22:52']Hello,

    I would like to be able to copy text from another document and paste it in a new document. My only problem is I want the pasted text to use the current font selected in the new document. How could I create the new document to do this.
    If there is a way I wouldn't know, but maybe if you use a table?

    Thanks again, and again, and again..... [/quote]
    When you paste the text from the first document into the second document, you should notice a small popup that looks like a little clipboard. If you hover your mouse over it and click the small "down arrow", you have the option to "Keep the source formatting" (from the first document), or "Match the destination formatting" (i.e. change it to match the second document formatting). You would choose the second option to do what you want.
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    [quote name='Rebel' post='767448' date='25-Mar-2009 23:42']When you paste the text from the first document into the second document, you should notice a small popup that looks like a little clipboard. If you hover your mouse over it and click the small "down arrow", you have the option to "Keep the source formatting" (from the first document), or "Match the destination formatting" (i.e. change it to match the second document formatting). You would choose the second option to do what you want.[/quote]
    Thanks, but that clipboard pop up doesn't always come up, and now that I want it to it won't.
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    [quote name='HandyAndy' post='767451' date='26-Mar-2009 00:03']Thanks, but that clipboard pop up doesn't always come up, and now that I want it to it won't.[/quote]
    Well it works for me - every time - so perhaps someone else will have an answer.
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    [quote name='HandyAndy' post='767451' date='26-Mar-2009 05:03'][/quote]
    I think you have a problem with your keyboard. Take a look at the F5 key.

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    When I paste text in a document no message comes up asking me how to paste it. It just pastes it formatted the same as where I copied it from.
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    [quote name='HandyAndy' post='767463' date='26-Mar-2009 06:37']When I paste text in a document no message comes up asking me how to paste it. It just pastes it formatted the same as where I copied it from.[/quote]
    Press F1 for a change (in Word).

    You want Paste Special, not Paste.

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    Thanks, but what does F5 have to do with copy paste?
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    [quote name='HandyAndy' post='767467' date='26-Mar-2009 01:57']Thanks, but what does F5 have to do with copy paste?[/quote]
    In the space of less than 4 hours, your post has received almost 4000 views??? I don't think so! Does the word TROLL bring anything to mind? Perhaps you should be playing your games in some other forums. I doubt that anyone else will be answering your "questions" and I suspect that you won't be around in this forum for too much longer.
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    [quote name='HandyAndy' post='767441' date='26-Mar-2009 02:52']....I want the pasted text to use the current font selected in the new document.[/quote]
    What version of Word are you using?

    You could try pasting the text into a plain text editor like Notepad so that it loses all formatting, then copying it from Notepad into the new document.

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    [quote name='Leif' post='767471' date='26-Mar-2009 02:25']What version of Word are you using?

    You could try pasting the text into a plain text editor like Notepad so that it loses all formatting, then copying it from Notepad into the new document.[/quote]


    Thanks, but I already tried that. Then it formats the pasted text as it was in notepad.
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    [quote name='Leif' post='767471' date='26-Mar-2009 02:25'][/quote]
    Leif,
    I think it's becoming more and more obvious that HandyAndy is a TROLL!
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    I use this macro, which I've assigned to Alt + v

    Sub PasteText()
    '
    ' PasteText Macro
    ' Macro recorded 6/15/2005
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    Selection.PasteSpecial DataType:=wdPasteText
    End Sub

    The inserted text is stripped of formatting and takes on the style and formatting in effect at the ensertion point.

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    [quote name='PamCaswell' post='767632' date='26-Mar-2009 13:24'][/quote]
    Pam,
    This guy isn't looking for an answer. He's just jerking everyone's chain.

    You'll note that he hasn't been back since I confronted him.
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    Okay, I'm curious. How does the "Views" count get so hight? Is it manipulated somehow?

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