Microsoft Word/merging and format


more detail   one document is a basic word document  to this is added a document vertical table type and the objective is to have one document that is equitable and harmonious

there are icons which says source format etc. and then there is on the top towards the right

I remember you telling me that conversion          after pdf is not the easiest of things but whatever you can tell me,   which will make some sense to me, I would be very grateful. Sense not because of your explanation but because of my capacity to understand

Thanks again

I thought I answered this, but I must have failed to send the answer.

Merging two documents with different formatting is always tricky. If you paste content from one document to another and get the Paste Options button, you can choose Keep Source Formatting, which will preserve some of the formatting. To combine two entire documents, however, you need a different technique.

We'll call your "basic word document" the Target Document and the document you want to add the Source Document. At the end of the Source Document, insert a section break (it can be Continuous). At the end of the Target Document, insert a Next Page section break. Below the section break (on the new page) use Insert | Text | Object | Text from File to insert the Source Document. This will preserve all the section formatting, which includes page size and orientation, margins, number of columns, header/footer, etc. It will not preserve font and paragraph formatting if the Source Document contains styles that are differently defined in the Target Document.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill


I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

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B.A. (Latin), Agnes Scott College, 1966; M.A. (Classics), Emory University, 1972.

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