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Format change after copy in VBA

I created a vba script to split up a document into multiple files at the section break after a mail merge.
Everything works fine, except it inserts weird formatting.  Some text becomes hyper text or under lined.
I stepped through the code, and found that it happens when I paste the selected text into a new document, but do not know how to prevent it.
Please advise.
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ThomasMcA2Commented:
Use Paste Special to paste just the text:

Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues

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Rgonzo1971Commented:
HI,

pls try

Selection.PasteSpecial Link:=False, DataType:=20, Placement:=wdInLine, _
        DisplayAsIcon:=False

'Or
Selection.PasteAndFormat (wdFormatPlainText)¨

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yballanAuthor Commented:
Dear ThomasMcA2 and Rgonzo1971,

Thank you for your prompt responses, unfortunately, I cannot strip off all formats.
Please view my before and after documents.  I have some formats already in.  I just don't want extra stuff inserted.
Before.doc
After.doc
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yballanAuthor Commented:
Sorry, Wrong Before.doc, here it the original, with the format I would like to retain.
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yballanAuthor Commented:
Before Merge
Merge-Split.docx
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteAll, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks:=False, Transpose:=False
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,
The problem are the styles instead of copying it you could

saveas the file first and delete the section not needed and reopen the file to continue

Sub BreakOnSection()
    Dim MyPath
    MyPath = ActiveDocument.Path

    'Used to set criteria for moving through the document by section.
    Application.Browser.Target = wdBrowseSection
    strFullName = ActiveDocument.FullName
    'A mailmerge document ends with a section break next page.
    'Subtracting one from the section count stop error message.
    For Idx1 = ActiveDocument.Sections.Count - 1 To 1 Step -1

        ActiveDocument.SaveAs FileName:="Agreement_" & Idx1 & ".doc"
        For Idx2 = ActiveDocument.Sections.Count - 1 To 1 Step -1
            If Idx2 <> Idx1 Then
                ActiveDocument.Sections(Idx2).Range.Delete
            End If
        Next
        ChangeFileOpenDirectory MyPath
        ActiveDocument.Close
        Documents.Open strFullName
    Next Idx1
    ActiveDocument.Close savechanges:=wdDoNotSaveChanges
End Sub

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yballanAuthor Commented:
Dear Martin Liss,
Thank you for your reply, why am I getting compile error on "Paste:=" ?
The error message says "Named argument not found", but from the MSDN, the syntax is correct.  Please help.
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yballanAuthor Commented:
You are absolutely right!   Thank you for solving this problem!!
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Sorry but I didn't notice that you were doing this in Word and Word VBA apparently is different then Excel VBA, so I don't think I can help
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