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Old 04-25-2017, 08:55 PM
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I recently opened up a word document that i had to enable editing on. when i copied the entire document and pasted it into a new document a second version of it appeared that I can't edit. It's like a mirror version that I can't get rid of. Haven't been able to find any answers or event similar questions elsewhere. I suspect it is an easy fix. Anyone have any ideas?

The monax flyer is the original document.

Also when I try to add text to the end of the page i can edit it just flows down to somewhere i can't see but if i press delete i can see it all flow back up. If I choose select all none of the mirrored text is chosen and if I edit the top doc the bottom changes.
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There's a fundamental layout difference between the two documents - 'monax flyer' is in portrait, 'Problem Doc' is in landscape. The margin settings also differ. Perhaps you'd do better by making a copy of 'monax flyer' via Windows Explorer, then editing that. That way, you'll be starting off with an exact replica - page setup included.
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:42 AM
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I understand they are different layouts. I just added the original doc in case it could help figure out why when I copied that it came over in two.

My real issue is the problem doc. I want to copy what I have in the one column right now and paste it in the second column as well so I can cut the paper in half and have two flyers to hand out for each sheet. How would I make a copy of the problem doc in windows explorer? Since that is the one I want to print might as well just get straight to editing that.

Any idea why the mirrored version is uneditable or what's going on there?
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I just added the original doc in case it could help figure out why when I copied that it came over in two.

Any idea why the mirrored version is uneditable or what's going on there?
Both your 'monax flyer' and 'Problem Doc', however, exhibit only one copy. Naturally, if you pasted it twice into the 'Problem Doc', you'd expect to have two copies, but I see no evidence of that, either. Nor is I see a 'mirrored version'. If your system displays a mirrored version, perhaps there's an issue with your Office installation or display driver.
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