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C# MS Word Interop - Losing Formatting when pasting

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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;
}

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Question by:CipherIS
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Instead of Paste there is a PasteAndFormat - you could try using that instead.
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by:GrahamSkan
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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)?
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by:CipherIS
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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);
 }

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by:GrahamSkan
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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,
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by:CipherIS
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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
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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
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by:GrahamSkan
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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.
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by:CipherIS
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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
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