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How To....Import Text from MS Word

Discussion in 'General Software' started by OneUpTenn, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. OneUpTenn

    OneUpTenn Active Member

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    Okay I have a large text file for a banner that I am creating. Customer sent it to me in Word Format. There are like a billion company names on this thing and I have tried everything from converting to .pdf--to importing into other programs and saving as .eps...among other stupid attempts. Copy and Paste of course does not work.

    Question: How can I take this file from Word and Import it into either Flexi 8.5 or Corel so that I can edit the text as text and not objects.

    Thank you so much... I don't want to retype all these.
     
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  2. Dan Ripper

    Dan Ripper Member

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    Did you try a simple copy and paste?

    It works with Illy.
     
  3. OneUpTenn

    OneUpTenn Active Member

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    When I do copy and paste it will not let me edit the text as text...I can only edit it as an object. This is the case in both Corel and Flexi.
     
  4. Dan Ripper

    Dan Ripper Member

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    Sorry I can't help you with Corel or Flexi.
     
  5. GK

    GK Very Active Member

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    Paste it into notepad first, then reselect it from notepad and copy it and paste it, sometimes it retains the RichText and it thinks its an object and not an editable layer or text.
     
  6. OneUpTenn

    OneUpTenn Active Member

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    GK....You are my new BFF!!! Thanks that worked!!!
     
  7. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    The trick is to select your text cursor, set your font and size, click on your workspace in Flexi or Corel as if you were going to type some text, and then paste in from Word.
     
  8. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    I do as GK does. But never forget to check the spelling when C&Ping.
    Love....Jill
     
  9. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    That's what I was thinking:thumb:
     
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