Is there a simple way to capture a block of text in a Word (2007) document and paste it in another Word document as a graphic image exactly as it is in the source document?
I just discovered that the method I have been using for years actually doesn't work as well as I thought. I had been selecting the text I wanted, copying it to the clipboard (Ctrl+C), then pasting it into the target document using Paste Special (Alt+Ctrl+V) and then selecting Microsoft Word Word Document Object. I then remove the link by selecting the image and using Ctrl+Shift+F9.
I guess I had never copied an entry from the middle of a numbered list before. When I did that just now, I discovered that Word renumbered the list so that it showed up as "1.". The same thing happens if I paste it as an enhanced metafile picture. Putting aside what I consider the idiocy of of this happening, I now need a way to get a copy that has not been reformatted or renumbered. (sheesh)
I tried saving the document as PDF and capturing that text. That's even worse. It comes in as unformatted text.
I tried using a screen capture tool (SnagIt). It works, but the resolution is not great.
After some fiddling around, I discovered a Rube Goldberg procedure that works.
- Save the Word document as a PDF.
- Open it in Acrobat and save it as a series of pages in png format.
- Open the pages I want in something like IrfanView, draw a rectangle around the text I want, copy it to the clipboard, and then paste it to the target document.
Using this method, I get it as a bitmap, which is not the most compact format, but it works.
Is there a way to do this directly from Word?
Why is everything so difficult? Or am I just getting old and cranky?
8/31/16 2:27 am: Edited to correct procedure. It's Word => PDF => PNG => Graphics editor. Word cannot save directly as PNG.
Edited by Cynthia Moore, 31 August 2016 - 04:38 AM.