moderated Re: Word 2010 Opening Old Documents


Mike B.
 

Hi Adrian,
 
Yes, I use the paste special all the time, but I was trying to be lazy!  LOL  I was hoping there was a way to make older .DOCX files open using the current normal.dotm settings, but apparently there's not such an animal.  Whenever I open an older .DOCX file I'll either change it's settings or do as you suggested.  Thanks much.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: Word 2010 Opening Old Documents

Mike,

 

I notice you have a number of thoughtful responses. I’m wondering if what you’re looking for is the special paste command. Although I use special paste all the time, I haven’t done so for this purpose. Here’s how I’d try.

 

Open the old document in your version of Word.

Control-a to select all, control-c to copy.

Then create a new document and keep focus there.

Press control-alt-v. You will be shown a list of several format options. I choose unformatted so that the pasted copy will take your default format for newly created documents.

 

Apologies if I’m writing from left field.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:18 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Word 2010 Opening Old Documents

 

Hi All,

 

Running J16 thru J2020 With Window 7 & 10 and Office / Word 2010.  What can I do, or how do I set my default settings so that old documents will open and read using the updated settings of the, Normal.dotm?  Thanks much.


Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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