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Old 05-13-2020, 11:10 AM
cricket1001 cricket1001 is offline Problem with copying/pasting from web to word 2016 Windows 10 Problem with copying/pasting from web to word 2016 Office 2016
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I can't seem to figure out how to copy from the web to word 2016, what looks like a text box with the letters of the alphabet going horizontally with a dot in the middle in-between each letter. Each letter has a link to go to a long table below the text box.



When I copy/paste into Word 2016, I get no text box, and all the letters in the alphabet are now listed in a bulleted list going vertically in my Word 2016 document. Each link to the letters goes to the web document on the internet instead of my word document.

1) Is there a way to get a part of a web page to go to Word 2016 where it will look exactly like the web page and then saving it as a Word document so I can edit it?

2) Is there a way to change the alphabet as a vertical bulleted list to a horizontal (either bulleted or just a dot in-between each letter) list?

3) Is there an easy way to edit all the links in the alphabet to go in the word document without having to inserting a bookmark for each letter and editing each link separately to go to the correct bookmark?

4) I'm looking at the "Post Icons" text box below this message where there are all those different icons we can choose to put in our message. How would I be able to do a copy/paste or some other way of putting that text box into a word document to look exactly the way it is shown below this message? Not meaning that is something I want to do but it is basically the same problem I am having.

I get so tired of copying/pasting from an article on the internet into a Word document and having to take so much time in reformatting and fixing the layout in Word. I love learning so many great things from articles i read and I want to save them in a Word 2016 document so I can highlight, make comments, etc. to help me remember and learn.

Thanks for any help!!!!
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Old 07-20-2020, 09:39 AM
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Hi Crickent,

To retain formatting when pasting:

1. Copy the desired content to the clipboard
2. Select the Home tab in the Ribbon
3. Click the little down arrow under the clipboard icon, and choose the option to keep the source formatting (the one with the little paintbrush--see attached pic). You can also just paste your content and, at the bottom of the pasted content, you will see a little bar with the same special-paste options.

The out put still might not be perfect but should be much closer. You can change your page orientation to landscape and narrow the margins in some cases to get a closer format. Some formats simply aren't going to paste well (e.g., the main page of a magazine-style news site will likely print row by row rather than in a gridded format).
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Old 07-20-2020, 07:00 PM
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