Try this and see if it resolves the issue
Select the text in the source file and copy it
Go to the destination file and click in the place where you want to paste the text
Under the Home tab click the little arrow under Paste, choose Paste Special, then choose Unformatted Text
Hope this helps
Would you be able to send me the file so I can take a look at the data.
Ok where is the file link so I can download it
I replied to your email and attached the file to my email. Can you access it? It is a tiny file - with just about 20 short lines of text.
I don't know how I can provide you a link. This work is not for a company. It is related to the book I am writing. I don't think I can provide you any link so you could download the file.
No we cannot use direct email on this site
Here is how to upload the file
Go to http://www.wikisend.com/ and upload the file (no need to signup) then copy the "File ID" number (or the download link) that you will be given and paste it here in your reply.
If the file has sensitive information let me know before you upload it
File Id: 412474
Ok will check it and get back to you
Ok these are field codes not regular text.
To remove the field codes, first press Ctrl + A to select the entire document, then press
Ctrl + Shift + F9 to get them back to text
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for clicking Accept if you are satisfied with the solution
Thank you. The solution seems to be working at this time. I hope the new file is free from any other bad consequences of the merger of files the way I did - the way it was highly recommended on internet.
Thanks so much for the accept and bonus. Glad it worked
The sample file that you sent me seems to be ok except for the field codes as explained above. If you think your actual file could have some other issues please send it to me so I can have a look
I discovered some serious problem with the actual document after I applied your solution (Ctrl + Shift + F9). All figues (shapes), drawn with MS Word 7, have disappeared from the document. It was substantial work. Please help !!!
The Ctrl + Shift + F9 command only refreshes the sheet. It does not affect or change any of the data. You must have some corruption in the file that us causing that
If you can send me that file I will be happy to take a look and try to fix it, if at all possible
I can't send the original to any outside file. Now I am trying to reproduce the problem after including the shapes. I am still working on the test file.
I am still trying to reproduce the error (disappearance of shapes after applying Ctrl+Shift+F9) using simple test documents. I am not able to reproduce the error consistently. Sometimes, it happens. Sometimes, it does not. I am still working on it. If you are aware of any limitations on Ctrl+Shift+F9, please let me know.
Again I need to see the file. If you can send me the file I will check it and see if has any corruptions. You can delete any sensitive information before sending it