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Posted on 2011-09-28
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I have a .doc file and a .docx file, and I want to merger the two.

If possible, please provide me step-by-step instructions to do the same.

The problem is that 2 documents have different formatting styles. When I do a simple copy-paste, the second document loses its original formatting.
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Question by:dshrenik
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by:archmuk
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You can put a section break after one doucment (say the docx) and then copy paste the .doc content. the two sections can have different formatting / headers/ footers etc.
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by:GrahamSkan
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What, specifically, is it that changes in the formatting?
If the problem is caused by styles as you say, then it sounds as if you have differences between some styles with the same name in each document. Therefore you would have to rename those styles on one of the documents before doing the copy and paste.
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in  word 2010,  open one  document then you  can  go to the insert menu and on the object drop down select  Text From File.  then you can browse to the other doc and insert it.

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by:Paul Sauvé
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Open the first document, then the second one.

Select the text from the second document and in the Home tab, click the small arrow below the Paste function, select Keep Source Formatting.  Paste
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