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September 15, 2012 at 23:07:28
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September 17, 2012 at 08:56:54
When you Paste into Word,
Select Paste Special,
It should offer you the choice of Unformatted Text

Or

When Paste into Word,
look to lower right corner of your paste area
there will be a small Drop Box
Click on the Drop Box and select Keep Text Only

MIKE

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#1
September 16, 2012 at 00:09:26
As long as it is just a single worksheet then in Word, click on 'Insert', select 'object', then 'Microsoft Excel Worksheet', and choose the worksheet you want to put in.

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#2
September 16, 2012 at 10:49:40
Dear Johnr,

Tks for comment; Tried on ""insert "" as said _ the result appears XL forms as pasted on the word sheet.and remains in XL forms. Further comment ?? Tks.


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#3
September 16, 2012 at 13:05:51
The problem is that you cannot actually 'convert' an Excel document to a Word document - one is a spreadsheet and one is a word processor file. It's like trying to convert a car to a boat, they are meant to do different things. Word has a built-in table functionality that can use spreadsheets within it, but they are purely embedded objects, not conversions - this is what happens when you do as I first suggested.

Maybe if you explained further what it is that you are trying to achieve then you may have more useful answers.

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September 16, 2012 at 17:20:14
Johnr, great to hear from you again. Tks for comment. I can understand the analogy stated as converting a car to a boat or even a plane _ all have common purposes _ as transports but not as common means vs speeds as land vs sea vs air _ all will take you to some or same destinations _ OK _ tks.

A friend sent me a note _ message ( texts _ words ) typed in XL sheet to paste it in a report; So I said to him why not sent it again in word sheet rather than XL. He has not done it. Appears I have to retype his notes. It is two pages _ notes _ no problems. Will talk to you again in the future _ Tks for taking the time at this occasion.


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#5
September 16, 2012 at 18:11:40
typed in XL sheet

If all you have is text in an Excel sheet, then why can't you just do a Select All,
then Copy / Paste into a blank Word doc?

MIKE

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#6
September 17, 2012 at 08:46:09
Hi Mike _ how are you doing Sir; tks for comment; the text reports will go to editing process; exactly that was just done _ XL texts pasted on word sheet _ remains in XL forms _ un editable.

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#7
September 17, 2012 at 08:56:54
✔ Best Answer
When you Paste into Word,
Select Paste Special,
It should offer you the choice of Unformatted Text

Or

When Paste into Word,
look to lower right corner of your paste area
there will be a small Drop Box
Click on the Drop Box and select Keep Text Only

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#8
September 17, 2012 at 09:10:11
Did you try pasting the text as Text?

Depending on what version you are running, it might be:

Edit...PasteSpecial...Text

or

Right Click...Paste Options...Text

For what it's worth, I just selected a bunch of text from an Excel document and pasted it into Word with a simple Ctrl-V. In both cases, the text was fully editable.

I did this both within 2003 and 2010 independently and then across versions and had no problem editing the text after it was pasted into Word.

It could be something with your source data that is preventing it from being edited.

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#9
September 17, 2012 at 09:14:26
Found the box _ conversion works. Tks for advice and help. II.

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#10
September 17, 2012 at 12:12:06
What box did you find?

Please be more specifc so that the solution will be saved in the archives in case someone else has the same issue.

Thanks.

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#11
September 17, 2012 at 16:22:25
The box found was following _ mmcconaghy September 17, 2012 comment see item # 7 this page above. On Window Version _ Vista Business : When Paste into Word, Select Paste Special; Right Click on word sheet, a drop box appear on screen with choices of text formats _ It offers you the choice of Unformatted Text. I choose that one. Hope this explains. Let me know if not clear.

See Mike's comment as quoted below :

quote ""

When you Paste into Word,
Select Paste Special,
It should offer you the choice of Unformatted Text
Or
When Paste into Word,
look to lower right corner of your paste area
there will be a small Drop Box
Click on the Drop Box and select Keep Text Only
MIKE
http://www.skeptic.com/

"" Unquote


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