I just started using Word 2010 on Windows 7. I have noticed a lame new "feature" I cannot disable. When I copy from Word 2010 and paste into Notepad, the bullets are included.
To reproduce, open Word 2010 and create a bullet list. For example:
- List item
Select only the word "List", then click "Copy". (Notice we are not including the word "item", or the newline which follows it.) Then, open Notepad and Edit > Paste the copied text. You will see the following:
That is, a bullet followed by a tab followed by the text. (Tab will not be rendered in the HTML here.) Note I have pasted the actual text from Notepad, so you can to select the bullet above.
How can I disable this? I have already tried opening File > Options > Advanced and un-checking the "Keep bullets and numbers when pasting text" option to no avail.
I know I can work around this by having an intermediate "dummy" Word document in which I can paste, and then re-copy again. However, this adds another step into my workflow and should not be necessary.
Ultimately, what I am looking for is an option to disable bullets and numbers when copying text.