How Do I Disable all Hypertexted Words in Word for Office X??

Posted: 02-11-2004, 06:35 PM
Hi

I sometimes download quotes from the web that contain hypertexted
words into Word X. What is annoying is that when I go to edit the
text, the hypertexted words are always active (unless I manually
disable them one at a time). Sometimes I have dozens of hypertexted
words, and it is unruly to disable them all one at a time.

How can I disable ALL HTML awareness in Word X? I would never use Word
to work with HTML anyway. How can I get it to stop trying to guess
what I want to do, and simply handle ALL hyperlinked text pasted into
a document as plain vanilla text?

Thanks,

Ron

How Do I Disable all Hypertexted Words in Word for Office X??


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Clive Huggan
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Re: How Do I Disable all Hypertexted Words in Word for Office X??
Posted: 02-11-2004, 11:22 PM
Ron,

This works:

Copy the text from the web, click at the required position in your Word
document, then Edit menu -> Paste Special -> Unformatted text.

I recorded a macro for a special button that does this, because I use it so
often.

--Clive Huggan
Canberra, Australia

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in article c113806.0402111035.78a888f3@posting.google.com, Ron Tavalin at
rtav@excite.com wrote on 12/2/04 5:35 AM:
> Hi
>
> I sometimes download quotes from the web that contain hypertexted
> words into Word X. What is annoying is that when I go to edit the
> text, the hypertexted words are always active (unless I manually
> disable them one at a time). Sometimes I have dozens of hypertexted
> words, and it is unruly to disable them all one at a time.
>
> How can I disable ALL HTML awareness in Word X? I would never use Word
> to work with HTML anyway. How can I get it to stop trying to guess
> what I want to do, and simply handle ALL hyperlinked text pasted into
> a document as plain vanilla text?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ron
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Dayo Mitchell
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Re: How Do I Disable all Hypertexted Words in Word for Office X??
Posted: 02-12-2004, 02:37 PM
After the fact, you can set the pasted text to Normal style by selecting and
hitting control-spacebar, or Reset Character Format by hitting
command-shift-z. (I have these on my toolbar, although I need to do the
Paste Unformatted macro.)

DM

"Clive Huggan" wrote:
> Ron,
>
> This works:
>
> Copy the text from the web, click at the required position in your Word
> document, then Edit menu -> Paste Special -> Unformatted text.
>
> I recorded a macro for a special button that does this, because I use it so
> often.
>
> --Clive Huggan
> Canberra, Australia
>
> ===============================================
>
> in article c113806.0402111035.78a888f3@posting.google.com, Ron Tavalin at
> rtav@excite.com wrote on 12/2/04 5:35 AM:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> I sometimes download quotes from the web that contain hypertexted
>> words into Word X. What is annoying is that when I go to edit the
>> text, the hypertexted words are always active (unless I manually
>> disable them one at a time). Sometimes I have dozens of hypertexted
>> words, and it is unruly to disable them all one at a time.
>>
>> How can I disable ALL HTML awareness in Word X? I would never use Word
>> to work with HTML anyway. How can I get it to stop trying to guess
>> what I want to do, and simply handle ALL hyperlinked text pasted into
>> a document as plain vanilla text?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Ron
>
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John McGhie [MVP - Word]
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Re: How Do I Disable all Hypertexted Words in Word for Office X??
Posted: 02-18-2004, 10:09 PM
Hi Ron:

It's a pain, isn't it. Use Clive's solution, or send me an email and I will
send you a macro that get them out for you.

The benefit of the macro is that you get to keep the formatting. If the
formatting is not important, do it Clive's way...

Cheers


This responds to article <c113806.0402111035.78a888f3@posting.google.com> ,
from "Ron Tavalin" <rtav@excite.com> on 12/2/04 5:35 AM:
> Hi
>
> I sometimes download quotes from the web that contain hypertexted
> words into Word X. What is annoying is that when I go to edit the
> text, the hypertexted words are always active (unless I manually
> disable them one at a time). Sometimes I have dozens of hypertexted
> words, and it is unruly to disable them all one at a time.
>
> How can I disable ALL HTML awareness in Word X? I would never use Word
> to work with HTML anyway. How can I get it to stop trying to guess
> what I want to do, and simply handle ALL hyperlinked text pasted into
> a document as plain vanilla text?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ron
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