Hi, Sometimes when we 'copy & paste' stuff,,,, it comes over all to one side. If I want to save this in MS-Word, I have been manually adjusting it, to fill up each line fully. There must be a way in MS WORD to do this ? Can anyone help please ?
It could be anything I s'pose. Maybe long e-mails,,,, maybe web pages etc. Yesterday I downloaded a reply to my Forum question (avaiation forum). It looks normal on the site,,,, but when I Select all > select copy & go to Word,,,, when I open it, it's all condensed on the left of the page (not squashed up,,,, but more like all the text lines are very short !).
Email particularly, can have columns of > or < as well as forced manual line breaks when pasted into Word.
Use Edit... Find and..... Replace. Select from the lower "special" or "more" buttons to find eg Manual Line Break, and Replace with either nothing or a single space.
Then click on "Replace All"
If it is just awkward formatting, you can click in the top toolbar, Styles which will probably show "Normal" choose and click on Clear Formatting. This works better with weird tabbing and spacing including section and page breaks.
Thanks for your help. As sods law prevails,,, I can't get it to replicate the problem at the moment. Terry & Diemmess: I have looked at the things you say & think that one of them should sort out this niggle,,,,, whenever it occurs again ! I'll just carry on trying & come back here when it does. all the best guys
PS: I don't think that the problem stems from 'intentional' formatting. I downloaded a couple of pages from a Scanner Forum link,,,, which was, as far as I recall, in normal, full line A4 type pages. If it started out with say 2 full pages,,, when I paste it into WORD it will take 4/5 pages,,,, but each line is only a third or half a line of text before it goes onto the next line.
WEE EDDIE: you mis understand my query. I can use L, R, Justify etc,,,,, but it dosn't sort my problem ! (justify may stretch whatever is on the line to the width of the peper/screen, but it will still the same amount of charactors.) I need to bring up the following line and a half cos the string of charactors don't go to the end of the lines. OTHERs: It hasn't happened again since I posted this !!!! so bear with me & i'll be back when it does & i've tried the suggestions above.
If you go to Tools > Options > View tab and under Formatting tick show all then you should be able to see what is causing this. I suspect paragraph changes (indicated by a backward P). Replacing paragraphs with spaces should fix it.