Word 2007 pasting problem



I'm pasting parts of a 2003 document in to 2007 Word and the information
being pasted appears in text boxes. How do i stop it? I used Paste Special
and unformatted text and that worked. But I want the text to remain formated
just not in a text box.



Doug Robbins - Word MVP on news.microsoft.com

Just use Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste.

Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

Terry Farrell

Are they in a Text Box in Word 2003? Word 2007 doesn't create Text Boxes on
its own. Carefully check what you are copying.


Thanks, but I do use Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V. I've tried Paste Special and only if
I pick unformatted text does it stop from paste in as a text box.


I have used the Paste Special command but only the unformatted text option
brings in the word correctly, but they are now all unformatted. The MS Word
2003 document I'm cutting from is an older version of the report I'm updating
in MS Word 2007 so I need to keep the formatting.



Herb Tyson [MVP]

Each text box is anchored to a particular paragraph mark. If you copy the
paragraph mark that "owns" the text box, the the text box will be copied, as

To copy just the formatting inside the text box, you need to click inside
the text box, press Ctrl+A/Ctrl+C, and then press Ctrl+V where you want the
text to go.

If you're copying a larger area that includes one or more text
boxes--including the paragraphs where the text boxes reside, then the boxes
will come along for the ride.

Word's pasting does not possess the kind of granularity/control you're
looking for, I suspect. You would have to substitute the granularity
yourself either manually or by scripting a macro. Off hand, I'd think it
would take a pretty smart macro indeed to do exactly what you
want--particularly if the text boxes are not in line with text--since it
would need to figure out exactly where to place the text.

An intermediate solution would be to copy the material into the clipboard,
paste it into Wordpad (which will strip out the text boxes but not the
formatting), copy that into the clipboard, and finally, paste into Word.



Terry Farrell

Are you sure as it doesn't sound like a Word thing? It may be you are
pasting from a table or perhaps you have Text Boundaries displayed?

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