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Old 10-05-2009, 11:26 AM
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I am opening a blank Word document. I am dragging an .rtf file onto the Document. When I do this, I am getting a blue border around the text and cannot edit it. If I double click within the blue border then I get a second window, where I can drag the text, but it is completely dependent on the first window.



I just want to bring in the .rtf file, make any necessary edits, and save the file back out as a .rtf file. I am not sure how or why this is happening.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Probably Word takes the RTF file as an embedded object when you drag it, try opening the file by double-clicking it or 'File->Open...'.
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Thanks so much for the help. I think that is exactly what is happening.

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Instead of dragging, I can think of three alternative routes.
One, is to open your .rtf doc in Word and save it as a .doc.
Two, is to Select All in your .rtf doc, copy, and paste into a new Word doc.
Third, is to open a new Word doc and Insert/Object/Text from file from your .rtf. (The old 2003 shortcut works, Alt+I,L.)

Does this resolve your problem?
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