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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Converting Clipboard Data into Alternative Formats

When you paste an item from the Clipboard into an Office document, the Office application examines the item to determine its data format—simple text, HTML, formatted text (so-called Rich Text Format), worksheet data, or one of many picture formats, for example. Before the Office application pastes the Clipboard contents, a negotiating procedure takes place in which the application attempts to discover the format that's most appropriate for the current contents.

In some cases, however, you might want to translate the Clipboard contents to a different format when pasting into another application (or even within the same application). For instance, when copying formatted text from one Office application ...

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