Copying/Pasting - Word for Mac 2004

If you are copying text from an existing Word document and pasting it into the template, be sure not to include the formatting from the source document. You can do this in one of two ways:

Option 1
  1. Copy the desired text
  2. Click at the desired location within the template.
  3. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
  4. Point to the Paste Options icon that appears at the bottom of pasted text and pull down the menu.
  5. Click Match Destination Formatting.
Option 2
  1. Copy the desired text
  2. Click at the desired location within the template.
  3. On the Edit menu, click Paste Special.
  4. In the Paste Special dialog box, click Unformatted Text.
  5. Click OK.

With both techniques, you may need to adjust a style after pasting. For example, if the text you pasted was all in the “Normal” style, you may need to change chapter subdivisions to style “Heading 2.”

See the Tables and spreadsheets section for details on copying/pasting from Excel.