Microsoft KB Archive/170411

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Article ID: 170411

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q170411


When you copy several cells in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and paste them into Word as Formatted Text (RTF), the font may change in some cells.

Frequently, some cells use the font from Microsoft Excel, and others use Times New Roman.


This problem occurs when you copy several cells that contain extended characters in a font other than the default font for Word 97.


To correct this problem, install Microsoft Word 97 Service Release 1 (SR-1).

To work around this problem, paste the cells as unformatted text and then apply any necessary formatting in Word. To paste the cells from Microsoft Excel as unformatted text, follow these steps:

  1. In Microsoft Excel, select the cells you want to copy.
  2. On the File menu, click Copy.
  3. Switch to Word 97.
  4. On the Edit menu, click Paste Special.
  5. Click Unformatted Text and then click OK.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Word 97 for Windows. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Word 97 SR-1.

For additional information about SR-1, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

172475 OFF97: How to Obtain and Install MS Office 97 SR-1


For more information about pasting a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet into Word, click the Office Assistant, type "pasting Excel objects" (without the quotation marks), click Search, and then click one of the topics.

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Word Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component

Additional query words: SR1 release1 8.0 8.00

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