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A great suggestion. I still tend to save versions after a couple of
copy/paste cycles just in case a problem pops up. It's a lot easier to pick
up with a good copy than it is to start over. My suggestion for the
copy/paste came from playing with a Publisher I created. I usually do not
use Publisher for any technical writing. It seemed to work, but Jodie's
suggestion is actually better, especially if you are only inserting a page
at a time. By using "Unformatted text" you don't clutter your styles with a
bunch or garbage and it's a snap to apply styles.
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Subject: RE: Word retardation! Help!
I would agree that the slow-down is probably associated with copy/pasting
from Publisher to Word.
When I paste in text from other sources (applications, the Web, etc.), I
always use Paste-->Unformatted Text, then use Word's format painter or
Styles dropdown to format the text in Word. I recommend using this method
for any new cut/pasting.
For the already-pasted text, the only thing I can think of is taking a few
extra hours (which would pay for themselves later, if they resolve the
problem) to highlight the suspect pasted text and click "Clear All" in the
Styles dropdown, then reapply formatting using format painter (based on some
un-suspect text) or the Styles.
And, I assume you HAVE tried the usual "when in doubt, reboot." J
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