?remove all formatting from emailed course manual



Colleen
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Hi. I am re-doing a training manual, which has been worked on by
several people, then emailed to me. It's had several parts of it
pasted in from other old manuals, emailed to many people and was
apparently origianlly done in WordPerfect. It has the most mucked-up
formatting I have ever seen i.e. when I try to re-number, very odd
other number formats come up. When I re-format other text, when I
print-preview something else odd pops up (I assume from a previous
version's formatting). Rather than frustrate myself further, would it
be best to remove all formatting, then start fresh? Would it be best to
set up styles, then "select all instances"? It's almost 200 pages long.
Thanks! Colleen.


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Colleen

TF
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Colleen

Almost certainly that would be the best policy. Numbering is one of Word
weakest points, and with the strange mixture of confused styles, stripping
the formatting and starting afresh will probably be the best solution.

Copy and Paste Special, choosing Unformatted Text option into a new document
would be one way to go. That way you get a new document with no formatting
and keep the old document to refer to reminding you what it should have
looked like!

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Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/

"Colleen" <Colleen.1r1atq@news.officefrustration.com> wrote in message
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:
: Hi. I am re-doing a training manual, which has been worked on by
: several people, then emailed to me. It's had several parts of it
: pasted in from other old manuals, emailed to many people and was
: apparently origianlly done in WordPerfect. It has the most mucked-up
: formatting I have ever seen i.e. when I try to re-number, very odd
: other number formats come up. When I re-format other text, when I
: print-preview something else odd pops up (I assume from a previous
: version's formatting). Rather than frustrate myself further, would it
: be best to remove all formatting, then start fresh? Would it be best to
: set up styles, then "select all instances"? It's almost 200 pages long.
: Thanks! Colleen.
:
:
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: Colleen


?remove all formatting from emailed course manual