We've all done it -- there's already a WordPerfect (or even Word) document that you need some text out of (a letter addressee, a section out of a brief, whatever), so you decide to cut-and-paste from WordPerfect into your current Word document.
And the formatting in your Word document goes totally ... WAAAAAAHHHH!
Here's how to avoid that:
Using the Paste button
Keep in mind that, if you had any special formatting turned on for any of the originating text (such as italicized case names), you'll need to manually restore that in the resulting document.
But it's a small price to pay sometimes for not having to diagnose formatting issues that pasting one word processing format into another can cause!
Setting better pasting options
If you find yourself choosing the same paste option repeatedly, why not make it your default? Go back to the Paste button, but this time choose Set Default Paste:
Word will take you directly to the place in the Options dialog box where you can set your preferences. Here are the ones I recommend:
Download this tutorial to prevent paste disasters in your Word documents!
Like your grandmother used to say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The key to preventing many paste disasters is in Word Options settings. Plus, I'll also show you how to use the Format Painter button to quickly copy desired formatting from one paragraph to another so you can fix any "oopsies" already in your document.
Bonus tip: Getting rid of that Paste Options button
Also, see that checkbox in the illustration above labeled "Show Paste Options button when content is pasted"? If you find this little box annoying:
... just uncheck that box, and you'll never see it again.