?
Solved

C# MS Word Interop - Losing Formatting when pasting

Posted on 2014-03-27
9
Medium Priority
?
1,658 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-01
I have an application that opens a word document and copies it to a another word document.  The issue I am having is the original word document contains line drawings instead of tables with borders.  When the document is pasted those drawings move half way down the page instead of on top where its suppose to be.

//Copy
try
{
    wApp.Selection.WholeStory();
    wApp.Selection.Copy();
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    MessageBox.Show("Error on Copy" + ex.Message);
    return -2;
}

//Paste
try
{
    masterDoc.Activate();
    masterDoc.Select();
    masterDoc.Application.Selection.NoProofing = 1; 
    masterDoc.Application.Selection.MoveEnd(ref missing, ref missing);
    masterDoc.Application.Selection.MoveRight(ref missing, ref missing, ref missing);   
    masterDoc.Application.Options.SuggestSpellingCorrections = false;
    masterDoc.Application.Options.CheckGrammarAsYouType = false;
    masterDoc.Application.Options.CheckSpellingAsYouType = false;
    masterDoc.Application.Options.CheckGrammarWithSpelling = false;
    masterDoc.Application.DisplayAlerts = 
          Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.WdAlertLevel.wdAlertsNone;

    wApp.Selection.Paste();
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    MessageBox.Show("Error on Reactivate paste" + ex.Message);
    return -2;
}

Open in new window


Any Ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:CipherIS
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:AndyAinscow
ID: 39959365
Instead of Paste there is a PasteAndFormat - you could try using that instead.
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 39959368
We would need to know what mechanism is used to ensure that the shapes appear at the top of the page. Is there any chance of posting the document (redacted if necessary)?
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:AndyAinscow
ID: 39959370
0
Create CentOS 7 Newton Packstack Running Keystone

A bug was filed against RDO for the installation of Keystone v3. This guide is designed to walk you through the configuration for using Keystone v3 with Packstack. You will accomplish this using various repos and the Answers file.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:CipherIS
ID: 39959733
Tried this

 wApp.Selection.PasteAndFormat(
               Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.WdRecoveryType.wdFormatOriginalFormatting);

Still not working

 try
{
    masterDoc.Activate();

    masterDoc.Select();
    masterDoc.Application.Selection.NoProofing = 1;  
    masterDoc.Application.Selection.MoveEnd(ref missing, ref missing);
    masterDoc.Application.Selection.MoveRight(ref missing, ref missing, ref missing);  
    masterDoc.Application.Options.SuggestSpellingCorrections = false;
    masterDoc.Application.Options.CheckGrammarAsYouType = false;
    masterDoc.Application.Options.CheckSpellingAsYouType = false;
    masterDoc.Application.Options.CheckGrammarWithSpelling = false;
    masterDoc.Application.DisplayAlerts = 
            Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.WdAlertLevel.wdAlertsNone;

    //wApp.Selection.Paste();
    wApp.Selection.PasteAndFormat(
               Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.WdRecoveryType.wdFormatOriginalFormatting);
 }

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 39959871
There are many factors that could be in play here, so do consider posting a document, either the one in question redacted for confidential data, or a similar one created for this purpose,
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:CipherIS
ID: 39960020
I've attache copies of the From document (Word 01) and the To document (Word 02).  I had to redact data but I think its enough to show difference.
Word01.jpg
Word02.jpg
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
CipherIS earned 0 total points
ID: 39960192
Thanks for all your help.  I figured out how to fix it.  The original document was in rtf format.  So I created the new document in rtf format then performed the copy and paste.  Working now.

Thanks again
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 39960406
Even with formatting marks showing, pictures of the documents would not have been enough to work out how the layout is achieved. We would have needed an actual document.
If some or all of the layout is implemented with drawing objects, then it is very likely to be somewhat delicate, as you have found out.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:CipherIS
ID: 39968814
Thanks for all your help.  I figured out how to fix it.  The original document was in rtf format.  So I created the new document in rtf format then performed the copy and paste.  Working now.

Thanks again
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article describes how to use the Send to Mail Recipient command. The instructions apply generally to Office 2007 and later versions, but Microsoft® Word 2013 was used for the specific steps and figures.  What is Send to Mail Recipient? Send…
Using Word 2013, I was experiencing some incredible lag when typing.  Here's what worked for me....
Learn how to make your own table of contents in Microsoft Word using paragraph styles and the automatic table of contents tool. We'll be using the paragraph styles in Word’s Home toolbar to help you create a table of contents. Type out your initial …
In a previous video Micro Tutorial here at Experts Exchange (http://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/1358/How-to-get-a-free-trial-of-Office-365-with-the-Office-2016-desktop-applications.html), I explained how to get a free, one-month trial of Office …
Suggested Courses

800 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question