Moderated Re: Word 2010 Opening Old Documents
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.
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From: Adrian Spratt
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: Word 2010 Opening Old Documents
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.
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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.