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Why can't I copy iTunes playlist on to a Microsoft Word doc.

by GrahamDec / December 19, 2012 6:15 AM PST

Microsoft XP package. Have updated itunes to 11.01. Able to copy prior to update 11.0

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Don't recall being able to do that but
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 19, 2012 7:39 AM PST

but I can export as a txt file and copy that into a Word Doc.


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(NT) Apologies for ignorance (67yrs old) txt? How? Thanks
by GrahamDec / December 19, 2012 7:51 PM PST
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Re: how
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 19, 2012 8:26 PM PST

How what? The 'export part' or the 'copy into a Word doc' part. That are 2 different steps. Not clear from your post which of the 2 you need help with.
If that happens to be Word, please tell what version you have (Word XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013)?


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Please don't play the Age card, you will lose!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 19, 2012 8:55 PM PST

In iTunes, select the playlist you want to support.
From the menu bar, choose File > Library > export Play list
Choose .txt as the file type, give the file a name and choose the desktop as the destination. Click Save
Once done, open Word, any version.
Choose File > Open and navigate to the desktop and find the file you just created.
Select it and click open

That's it


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