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Old 07-13-2019, 04:05 AM
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I made a large word document, set up in 2 colors...
When I select some paragraphs and try to copy/paste them I got an issue as several words/caracters are pasted in a wrong color !!!???
What is happening and what can I do to copy/paste correctly ???
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When copying and pasting coloured text into another document, try using the paste options on a Right Click or in the Ribbons Paste tab options.



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Old 07-14-2019, 11:39 PM
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Are you pasting into the same doc, or into another one?

Are the colors applied directly—ie selecting text, then clicking ribbon buttons or going into the Font dialog box—or via Styles?

If pasting Styles into another doc, then I'm fairly sure the color—and other formatting—will change if the receiving doc has a different definition for the same Style name.

If you have Character Styles, they will override Paragraph Styles.
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Hi all,

- @Moonshine: paste options does NOT resolve me text color problem...
- @Lugh: - colors are applied by selecting characters/words/text lines and clicking color selection (I didn't use Styles)
- color issue encountered copying selected lines/paragraphs into another document (with exactly the same setup)...
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Which is the desired result? Do you want to preserve colors or have them adjust to the settings at the target location?

If you paste in plain text format (use the Keep Text Only option on the Paste Options button), formatting of the pasted text will adjust to the settings at the insertion point in the target paragraph.
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I want to copy/paste PRESERVING all font and paragraph settings of the original document !...
... even doing this to a new blank document with exactly the same page setup as the original give me an issue with SOME mixed colors ...???
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I want to copy/paste PRESERVING all font and paragraph settings of the original document !...
... even doing this to a new blank document with exactly the same page setup as the original give me an issue with SOME mixed colors ...???
With the default paste settings in Word, direct font formatting will always be preserved, while style-based formatting will adjust to the corresponding settings in the target document.

Also, if the colors you applied were theme colors, they will be converted to the corresponding colors in the document theme of the target document.

Can you share an example document for illustration?
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hi @Stefan,
thanks for your reply...
Unfortunately, I cannot share the faulty pasted document as I deleted it immediately.
I tried to to reproduce the fault but this time everything went OK.
I really don't know what happened last week, but I am happy that now all copying operations where nicely fullfilled !...

Thank you all for your assistance !
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Thanks for the follow-up!
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