RE: Excel spreadsheet to Word Table - best way, ideas?

Subject: RE: Excel spreadsheet to Word Table - best way, ideas?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 10:51:14 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barry Campbell
> Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:36 AM
> Subject: Re: Excel spreadsheet to Word Table - best way, ideas?
> I may be missing something obvious here, but selecting the
> cells that you want to copy out of Excel, copying them to the
> Clipboard, and pasting them into Word creates a Word table
> out of your Excel spreadsheet data automagically, with much
> formatting intact; it usually takes some tweaking, but not much.

"Automagically..." <shudder> The first time I saw that so-called word in
one of the old RoboHelp manuals, I almost pitched the book through a
window. Fortunately, I was reading it in an underground office.

Wiki suggests this definition: "Refers to a process done automatically
in such a clever way that the result looks like magic. The term is a
portmanteau and can also be used in its adverbial form as automagically.
It is drawn from the adage (often called Clarke's third law) that any
sufficiently-advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Anyone who thinks that MS Office is indistinguishable from magic -- or
"sufficiently advanced" in any sense -- please raise your hand.

That's what I thought.

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