How to paste from Excel to Word
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When working with Microsoft Office, you may need to transfer data between applications. Microsoft Word is better suited to documents that contain a lot of text, but you may need to copy some data from Excel into Word. For example, you may have a table in which calculations have been done in Excel and this needs to be inserted into a report in Word. This can be easily done using copy and paste.
When pasting the document into Word, the following options are available:
1. Keep source formatting (default) – retains the formatting of the source data
2. Use Destination Styles – this changes the data to match the formatting in Word
3. Link & Keep Source Formatting – this retains the formatting of the source data and keeps it linked to the original worksheet so that it is updated when the source data changes
4. Link & Use Destination Styles – this changes the data to match the formatting in Word and keeps it linked to the original worksheet so that it is updated when the source data changes
5. Picture – this pastes the data as an image and the data cannot be modified
6. Keep Text Only – this removes the formatting and pastes the data as text
In this example, we will use the first option.
Step 1 – Select the cells
– Select the data to be copied
Step 2 – Copy the data
– Right-click and select Copy from the context menu or press Ctrl+C
Step 3 – Paste the data
– Go to the Word document
– Place the cursor where the data is to be inserted
– Right-click and select Keep Source Formatting from the Paste Options
Step 4 – Check the result
– The data is inserted as a table in Word with the same formatting as that in Excel
– The table can be modified and is not linked to the source data