2

When pasting text as "unformatted unicode text" in Word 2007, some special characters will be rendered in a different font, even when the current font at the place of insertion has these characters.

Some characters that cause this are ɑ (latin small letter alpha, unicode 0251) and ɡ (latin small letter g, 0261), which typically appear in MS Mincho or SimSun.

Does anyone know how to prevent this?

2
  • Are you using a localized version of Word/Windows?
    – Ivo Flipse
    Commented Jun 26, 2010 at 18:08
  • Yes and no. On my own computer, I use English Office/Word but Swedish Windows Vista. At the office, I believe it's English/English, but I can't check right now. The problem persists on both.
    – Emil
    Commented Jun 27, 2010 at 11:16

2 Answers 2

0

I don't have Word installed on this machine to test this atm, but my usual low-tech way to strip formatting from text before pasting into word is to paste & re-copy it from notepad before feeding it into Word.

0

You can hold on Ctrl + Alt + V on the keyboard. A dialog box will then appear asking you how to paste your text. Choose "Unformatted Text". It will insert the contents of the Clipboard as text without any formatting. I have tried it with the characters you mentioned, and everything works fine as expected.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .