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Thread poster: Silvia Montufo Urquízar

Silvia Montufo Urquízar  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:57
French to Spanish
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Mar 17, 2006

Hello every one,

I'm using Word 2003 and I'm having the following problem:

I have two files opened, both with same font and size, but when I copy some text from one and paste it onto the next, the font and size changes. (Its seems to change to Arial and bigger font).

The other day I had this problem within the same file in Power Point (same font but quite bigger when pasting text).

It's time-consuming having to copy the format all the time. Can anyone help me to solve this?

Many thanks in advance.


Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:57
English to German
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Styles? Mar 17, 2006

Hi Silvia,
Looks as if the styles in your documents differ - have you checked the styles applied to the paragraph you're copying from/to?

If you cannot alter the styles, use Edit - Paste Special -> Unformatted text as a workaround.

HTH, Ralf


Silvia Montufo Urquízar  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:57
French to Spanish
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Better, thanks Mar 17, 2006

Thank-you, Ralf.

I checked the styles and you're right, they're different, but I don't know yet how to go about it. Is it really possible to change them from there? I haven't managed so far.

I also tried the second option and it works, although it seems I need to go to the Paste special + unformatted text every time.

I'll keep working on it.

Thanks again.


Natalie  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:57
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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Hi Silvia Mar 18, 2006

Check what is your default font and change it for the one you need for the document where you are pasting.

Place the cursor somewhere in the text with the font you need, go to Format > font > default > OK


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