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Message Board > Computers AARGH!!! > Trying to copy Poorpigling story into Word ( Moderated by Pyrose, Deepika)

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Trying to copy Poorpigling story into Word
How do I get the yellow & orange out & less pages?
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Date: 12/27/11 3:32 AM

Recently our own Poorpigling wrote a lovely store in misc which included some of our best loved older sm. I have tried & tried & tried to copy & past each screen page into Word for printing. finally have just the text part but how do you get the orange & yellow out? So that there is black type on white background? Also there are over 140 pages which is going to take lots & lots of paper & ink! DH not happy about this. Any ideas of how to make it a more printable story?
Thank you for any help.

A big Thank You to Hazelnut for helping me get it to this point.

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Date: 12/27/11 8:49 AM

It sounds like you have copied pictures instead of text. I just tried it to see what I would get. I am assuming you have a PC and not a MAC or this won't work. I get black text on a white background when I tried it. You don't want to copy the page; you only want the text. Go to the page that you want to copy, using your mouse and your left button on your mouse highlight what you want to copy, then hit the Ctrl button and the letter C (c for copy) at the same time, open the page in word that you want to put it on and make sure your pointer is on that page hit Ctrl again and the letter V (v for paste). You will get the text. Once you have all the text you can change the spacing, margins and font size so you will lose less paper. Hope this helps.

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Date: 12/27/11 9:53 AM


This story?

Unfortunately, when I paste into open office, the columns were preserved. On my mac, I was able to paste the story into a cruder program, that doesn't understand columns, and everything extraneous was stripped out. Perhaps wordpad would work? Or you could export from Word as "ASCII Text"

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Date: 12/27/11 10:12 AM

If you copy the text, and paste it into a program such as Wordpad or Notepad on the Windows machine, other formatting, such as colors and so on will not transfer. Those two programs come with your Windows so they are on your PC. Word will take on all the formatting it can possible find, so that can create more headaches for you in this sort of situation. On the Mac, you can use Text/Edit and have it set or set it to Plain Text to accomplish the same thing.

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Date: 12/27/11 10:48 AM

after you've copied the text, go to Word and Edit > paste special > paste unformatted text (the keyboard sequence is Ctrl-E, S, and then up or down arrow from the pop-up)

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Date: 12/29/11 3:38 PM

Did you get this to work? Just wondered.

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Date: 12/29/11 5:21 PM

Not yet... Still showing up with orange in it. ... I think I may have to start all over copy & paste. ....

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Date: 12/30/11 5:01 PM

You might also try clicking the "printable version" button at the bottom left of the screen. Then copy and paste the printable view that comes up -- or print it at that point.

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