Word 2010 Move Document formatting to a New Document Of a Different Size

I am writing a book and going to use an online printing company to print out a small number of copies.  Anyway I wrote the book using Word 2010 on letter size paper with 1" margins , header, footers etc...

The company that I will be using stated they need the book on a 6" x 9" paper size with .5" margins.

I created a new document with a custom page size and margins and copied an pasted the content and all of my formatting was messed up. Page numbering, text off center etc...

How can I move my text to their size standards without having to retype everything... I even tried OpenOffice and had the same result.

Thank you in advacned
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Firstly, just change the page layout in the document and save it under a new name, instead of copying and pasting to a blank document.

It may be that you haven't made full use of the formatting facilities when you typed it, opting for Q and D choices instead. I am thinking of such things as hitting the enter key to provide inter-paragraph space instead of changing the Before Space and/or After Space paragraph settings in the style. Also of doing something similar horizontally with spaces to centre or position text on the right of the page.

If you are a bit more specific about each problem, we may be able to help you better.

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compdigit44Author Commented:
Thanks for the reply... I am not the best in Word .. LOL but will try to suggestion and let you know me results ASAP.
It's not a guaranteed fix, but it does avoid a few possible problems so we can start at a better place.
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I tried what you suggested.  I saved my document with the new paper size and margins, closed and reopened it and all seemed well at first but.... When I started to scroll down and check other pages ,I noticed the page size was the old size I had. When I set the page and margin size I made sure to select "Whole Document"
Sounds strange. I can't reproduce that. Perhaps you had better do it your way if it works better.
Can you describe the first problem that you see with the reformatted document?
compdigit44Author Commented:
Actually I might have found something.

I selected the whole document then went to page setup and changed my page and margin settings , saved it and this time it seems to have carried over to all pages... I am still checking everything but so far it looks good.
That's good to hear.
compdigit44Author Commented:
Bad News... I checked more pages and the same problem is back where my old page size and margins sizes are present.

As a experiment I created a new document with the 6 x9 page size, mirrored margins and .5 inches margin and started to type some text. As soon as I enabled footers the problems starts... Automatically bumps text 6 - 10 lines from its original position also I got an error when opening the footer stating "Microsoft | Error! No text of specified style in document"....

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