How to prevent formatting loss when I copy and paste?

Discussion in 'General Technical Support' started by Penguin-, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Penguin-

    Penguin- Member

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    Hi guys,

    About a week ago my previously faultless MS Word 2007 has started confusing me:

    I copy a body of text from a document which includes formatting (hyperlinks, bold, italics etc) but when I paste this text anywhere (including a Word document) all formatting is lost. (This includes cutting as well, so if I cut the text and paste it immediately back again, all formatting is lost)

    As a writer this is driving me nuts as I have to manually reformat documents after uploading them online.

    I have not knowingly made any changes to any program or browser that might have caused this to happen.
    The file type is .docx

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Slapshot136

    Slapshot136 Divide et impera

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    there is a "format painter" and a "special paste" that removes formatting, I would check the settings on both of those
  3. Penguin-

    Penguin- Member

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    Thanks for the reply but I've checked both of those settings.

    Also the Options>Advanced>Copy and Paste are set as:

    • Pasting Within the Same Document: Keep Source Formatting
    • Pasting Between Documents: Keep Source Formatting
    • Pasting Between documents when style definitions conflict: Use destination styles
    • Pasting from other programmes: Keep Source Formatting

    These settings alone should at least dictate that pasting in Word should be the same as when it was copied?

    Problem resolved:

    I've accidentally fixed it.

    I discovered that the format removal only happens if I have Chrome running.
    I disabled my Chrome plugins and it was the Skype plugin!
    I've removed this and now everything is back to normal.

    Feel free to close thread.

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