Re: Working with large documents in Word

Subject: Re: Working with large documents in Word
From: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: maker -at- verizon -dot- net, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 12:31:26 -0400

Another alternative is a small app like PureText, which converts
the contents of the Window clipboard to plain text rather than
rich text. By default it scrubs the clipboard when you click its
taskbar button, but you can also set up a hot key that does
the scrub and the paste operation with one command. Find it

PureText (or one of several similar apps) is *much* more
convenient than using Notepad and quicker (IMO) than
Paste Special since it only requires one extra mouse click.

-Fred Ridder

From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Working with large documents in Word
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:17:38 -0500 (CDT)

Regarding the corruption of a Word file by unwise importing of text, Jim Pinkham says:

>>At a minimum, I would want to Paste Special the copied information as unformatted text and then apply the carefully created styles from my template. This can mean extra effort if you wish to replicate the formatting from the copied document, but it can save a lot of grief, too.

I need to experiment with Paste Special; sounds like it might save me a few steps. My preferred way to add new text hast been to copy it from its source file, paste into Notebook, then select and copy the Notebook text into my Word file. (Oops, just typed "Word vile." HA!)

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