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I have a table in Word 2000 where every singe cell can contain paragraphs. I copy the texts to another program that accepts simple clipboard texts (not rich-formatted, you can use notepad for tests). But the text loses paragraphs. Is there a setting that will allow to preserve the breaks for simple text clipboard

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I don't have Word 2000 any more, but I don't remember such a problem when I was using it.

Please use Word's ¶ button (looks like the greek capital letter Pi) to display the characters you have at the end of the paragraphs. They should all look like ¶ (Pi) if they are end-of-paragraphs.

If the problem is caused by a macro or a plugin, you can check this hypothesis by disabling them :

Go to the Tools menu and select "Macro". In the new sub-menu select "Security". Go to the "Security level" and select "High" : Only signed macros from trusted sources are now allowed to run. Now in the "trusted sources" tab remove all items (if any), and uncheck the box "Trust all installed add-ins and templates".

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Yes, they exactly look like you're described. I was very surprised by this behavior. I think it can be related to the notion that any table copying intended for usage for a spreadsheet software that sometimes doesn't like multi-line texts – Maksee Sep 13 '10 at 12:54
Pretty weird behavior. Is this a vanilla Word 2000, or have you added macros/plugins? If not, then the only remark I can add is that this doesn't happen in Word 2007. – harrymc Sep 13 '10 at 13:26
I can't be absolutely sure about special global macros. Also found another way to test it. Create a table, type some text containing paragraphs, copy the text, go outside the table, do Paste Special-unformatted text, mine newly inserted doesn't contain breaks. – Maksee Sep 13 '10 at 13:56
I've added above a way to verify macros and add-ins. – harrymc Sep 13 '10 at 14:25
Sorry, didn't help. The settings were all as you wrote, except the checkbox and unchecking didn't help. +1 for your attention – Maksee Sep 13 '10 at 14:43

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