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I have two both word 2007 documents, A and B.

I want to copy a table from A to B, and that table's format is totally the same as I see in A, not automatically changing the format to B's template format.

How can I do that?

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Instead of pasting regularly, use the "keep source formatting option." To find it, right click, and then under paste, it should be the first box.

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I can't find "keep source formatting option". What you mean is ctrl+alt+v? I have tried every options(5 options),and no one works. –  sam Dec 18 '11 at 12:47
    
@sam what version of word are you using? –  soandos Dec 18 '11 at 19:39
    
try paste special -> keep source formatting......you cannot preserve the margins though if that's something you want.. –  tumchaaditya Jun 25 '12 at 9:09
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If the problem is the width of the table, try copying the table. If it is too big, right click on the small box to the upper left of the table. Click on "table properties" and then set the preferred width to match the width of the page in the file that you are copying the file into.

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using "keep source formatting" didn't work for me. My table still ran off the page when i pasted it from one Word document to another. So what I did to resolve the situation is that I temporarily made the second Word document (the document in which the table was being pasted) a landscape document. That way, I was able to manipulate the table width down to something more manageable. once i reformatted that second document back into letter, then my table fit properly.

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