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I am trying to copy two pages from one Microsoft Word document to another. This changes my formatting, which I am currently trying to fix manually:

  • My page margins are different between the old and new document. The margins for only these pages are adjusted using the method here
  • My text changes color, although this is trivially fixed
  • My tabs were stuffed up - don't know how to fix this yet

Is there anyway to copy pages from one document to another - exactly as they are?

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You've asked the same question twice. superuser.com/questions/58676/… –  Xavierjazz Oct 22 '09 at 3:20
    
I was experimenting with trying to separate the question into two parts as these are both very different questions. –  Casebash Oct 22 '09 at 4:13
    
For example the other part is closed, but this part is open –  Casebash Oct 22 '09 at 4:14
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My page margins are different between the old and new document and I can't seem to change the formatting for a particular page

Can't do that this way, sorry. You would need to define a new section, set new margins inside it an then copy/paste it inside.

My text changes color, although this is trivially fixed

I didn't see any change in text color while copying text from one document to another.

Is there anyway to copy pages from one document to another - exactly as they are?

Only for simple cases ... I find it best to copy text from one document to an empty document, remove all formatting, and then copy it to a new document, and then quickly format it. This may not be acceptable to you, though.

Another alternative to my problem is to change the page margins for an individual page. I will ask if this is possible in another question.

See above, requires some work though (if you need it, best do it at start before editing).

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Do you know how to insert a section break in Word 2007? –  Casebash Oct 22 '09 at 2:54
    
office.microsoft.com/en-au/word/HA100310731033.aspx. Oh, its in page layout, rather than insert –  Casebash Oct 22 '09 at 2:55
    
I love the new toolbars too, yes :) –  ldigas Oct 22 '09 at 3:03
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