Why does Access 2003 lose sterling currency formatting on paste into Word?

If I create a table in Access, populate it with some numbers, some with a pound sign, some with a dollar sign preceding them, then save and paste into Word, the pound signs are lost but the dollars remain.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Access stores only data, not formatted data (unless you're storing this as a Text file, and you're actually storing the formatted value, like $3.44). You can export this to Word, if need be, and your export routine can sometimes preserve the formatted data. Click File - External Data - Export and see if you can get that to work.
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alunlewisAuthor Commented:
Cheers mate - you've clarified it for me.
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