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MS Word automatically creating bookmarks when text copied - how to stop it?

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Hi all.

I'm using MS Word 2003, and MS Excel 2003. When I copy text from a Word document and paste it into Excel as plain text, Word creates a bookmark around the selected text. I'd like to know how I can prevent it doing so.
Jan 15 '08 #1
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Hi all.

I'm using MS Word 2003, and MS Excel 2003. When I copy text from a Word document and paste it into Excel as plain text, Word creates a bookmark around the selected text. I'd like to know how I can prevent it doing so.
Hi Killer,

Its my turn now to help you out. After researching on your problem, I found the solution. It is although not the perfect solution but yes will work for sure.

After copying your text from Word, do not paste it directly in Excel. First paste it in notepad, there again copy the text from notepad and then paste it in your Excel sheet.

I know solution is not an efficient one but may be useful if you are despirate to prevent the bookmark creation somehow or the other.

Hope it works for you.
Jan 15 '08 #2
Killer42
8,435 Expert 8TB
Thanks for the help, vikas000000a.

That's why this sort of forum works so well - nobody knows everything. We all know different bits and pieces, so sharing can benefit everyone. :)

As it turns out, I have already used this workaround a couple of times, but it was too much bother. In practice, I generally just wait until I've finished copying pieces of text, then go and delete all the new bookmarks from the list. Or just don't save the Word document, of course.

I think I would rate myself as "moderately annoyed" rather than "desperate".
Jan 15 '08 #3

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