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Ms Office 97 Word Problems

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Ohdah, Nov 16, 2001.

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  1. Ohdah

    Ohdah Thread Starter

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    I copied some documents off the NET and pasted them to WORD.

    When I try to scroll or highlight the text it takes forever to complete the task.

    I have run across this problem before, I could usually change some of the special characters such as the: comma’s, periods, quotation marks, etc….

    Or I could break up the document into several short pieces and paste them back together and it would work correctly.

    And at last I could copy to Notepad, save it as a text file and then convert it back to a document file and all would be fine.

    But these two files are stubborn and no matter what I do they are still aggravating corrupt.


    Any suggestions on how to cure the headache, will be appreciated.

    Ohdah
     
  2. Anne Troy

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    When you paste to Word, try using paste-special as text
     
  3. Ohdah

    Ohdah Thread Starter

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    Thanks Dreamboat, but unfortunately that does not help either.

    Is this a macro problem or ???

    Thanks

    Ohdah
     
  4. Gram123

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    I'd suggest copying from the web page and pasting directly into Notepad, rather than into Word, then Notepad, then back again.

    If this is no use, the only other problem I can think of at present is that sometimes when copying text from a web page, Word formats it as a table - I guess cos frames or somesuch also get copied. If this is a possibility, CTRL + A to select all, Tables, Convert Table to Text.

    HTH

    Gram
     
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