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In Microsoft Word 2010 for Windows, I can duplicate a table simply by clicking its handle at the top-left (which selects the entire table), copying it and pasting it. When I do that in Word:mac, the table and contents is duplicated without any of the table formatting. This kinda sucks because the original table has a number of merged cells and all sorts of formatting going on. I'm basically using the source table as a template.

I just updated Office:mac 2011 to SP2.

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Go to:

  1. Word → Preferences → Edit → Settings
    (under cut and paste options use smart cut and paste)

  2. Remove the check mark on "Adjust table formatting and alignment on paste".

Now try copy-paste of a table. It works.

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I disabled "Use smart cut and paste" (Word -> Preferences -> Edit) and now it works. It should be called stupid cut and paste. –  Steve Taylor May 26 '12 at 5:30

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