Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Preventing auto renumbering when pasting between Word 2007 docs

I have been trying to work out how to paste a complex list with lots of numbering from one word doc to another. You would think it would be simple right?

When I pasted to the new document, it would renumber the list based on previous lists in the document which is definitely what I didn't want as it was a legal section of the document.

I found this link with some info from Stefan Blom which provided a solution.

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.word.numbering&tid=2a8f0bff-f647-484b-8c50-d66bcb5e65c2&cat=&lang=&cr=&sloc=&p=1

I copied the section to a new document.

Created a new macro and added the following line;

ActiveDocument.ConvertNumbersToText

I ran the macro which converted the auto numbering to text, and then I could copy and paste to the new document preserving the original numbering...

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