RE: excel to word

Subject: RE: excel to word
From: Rosemary J Horner <rhorner -at- quellos -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 09:50:46 -0700

There is a slightly (very slightly, but sometimes those keystrokes count!)
shorter method than the one Don suggested:

Copy the cells from Excel, then go to Word and use Paste Special from the
Edit menu, instead of regular Paste. Then choose Unformatted Text from the
dialog box that appears, and click OK.

It inserts the contents of the cells as body text, separated by tabs. More
or less the same result as if you paste cells then covert to text, unless
you have a lot of font formatting (things like bold or italics are lost in
this process, but not in the convert table to text process).

Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: whitedh [mailto:whitedh -at- attbi -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:39 PM
Subject: RE: excel to word

One of the more amusing oversights by Microsoft is that you cannot take
an Excel file and save it as a Word or as an RTF document. You have to
copy and paste the information between the two file types.

Highlight the cells you want to convert and copy them (CTRL+C). Place
your insertion point at the appropriate location in the Word file and
paste the Excel data from the clipboard (CTRL+V).

This results in the insertion of a table in your Word document. You can
convert the table to body text through the Table menu.

Don White
whitedh -at- attbi -dot- com

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