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Old 01-17-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: At the lake house in sunny Florida
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Thank you all so much for your patience and help. I am now able to copy onto a new word document. Now if I could just figure out how to add them to an existing file.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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Try this - open notepad and copy from the web to that and then copy from notepad to your word doc - I am serious. Let me know if this works for you.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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Thank you all so much for your patience and help.

That's what we're all here for!!! :-)

I am now able to copy onto a new word document.

Yahoo!

Now if I could just figure out how to add them to an existing file.

Hopefully whatever process you used will work in your recipe file, too!
I never used to have a problem with copy/paste with Word, but then all of a sudden it got persnickety and I now have to make sure my paste destination is sitting there ready and waiting before I do the copy.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Arden, NC
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To copy to an existing file just open the file up that you want to paste into. Go back to the website window, copy the data, tab back to the word document, scroll down to where you want to edit then paste it there.

I've see the behavior that you're talking about when using some websites. I'd highlight then copy but nothing would be there. Maybe it's some activex control they have to disallow copying. What i ended up doing was hitting the print button (some recipe sites will have these so you can print the recipe w/o all of the ads and junk). When that screen came up I'd do a copy then tab into word to paste.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: At the lake house in sunny Florida
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Thank you all. I finally got it but it's a 2 step process. I can copy and then paste into an "open" word document. Then I can go into my docs and copy and paste that"new word doc" into another folder. It may be the long way around but I'm happy it works.

thanks
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Try saving it in Notepad first. Then create a recipe file and put it there.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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Thank you all. I finally got it but it's a 2 step process. I can copy and then paste into an "open" word document. Then I can go into my docs and copy and paste that"new word doc" into another folder. It may be the long way around but I'm happy it works.

thanks
Glad some sort of system works! Yes, sometimes we do have to go all the way around our elbow to get to our thumb (as the cliche goes :-), but if that "trip" works, then it works.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The only thing with Word is sometimes you get some unusual characters instead of what you copied. I never fully understood why that happens, though somebody explained it in an earlier post.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: At the lake house in sunny Florida
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Hey I am just so happy I got something to work.
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I sometimes have problems after I copy something and want to paste it into a Word doc. What I have found is that when I go into Word, Edit, and select Paste Special and then paste it as unformatted text, it usually works for me. I don't know if what I am talking about is at all what you are having a problem with but...
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