Friday, September 11, 2009

How To... Retain Text Format When Copying and Pasting in Word

I have posted a new video on YouTube about copying and pasting text in Microsoft Word.

This video arose out of frustration when I copy text from one document to another. Here's what happens: I set up my document into a format that I want - font, size, justification, spacing, etc. When I copy text from another document, which has a different format, it messes up my original text. This drives me nuts when I use Word, so this video shows how to overcome this using Windows Notepad.

This is also one of the quickest videos I have made - I recorded it in one take with very little preparation (this might show in the video!).

1 comment:

  1. Why not simply use the 'paste option' popup -> Match Destination Formatting, which appears directly after you pasted (see video at 1:25)?