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Copying maths characters from MS-Access to MS-Excel

by ari_dumca / October 12, 2008 12:03 AM PDT

I want to copy a whole Database file from MS-Access to a spreadsheet in Excel. When i try to do it either by importing from Excel or copying from Access and pasting on Excel, the characters like (tan -1 x .. tan inverse x .. or beta character or latin letters and many other things are showing as weird characters in Excel ) .. how can i have the exact form of the data as in excel ?
I tried to copy to Ms Word as well.. same problem..!

Please help..


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Just checking. Did you try Paste Special.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 12, 2008 12:11 AM PDT
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Paste Special didnt work
by ari_dumca / October 12, 2008 12:28 AM PDT

when i paste in word after following the steps, it doesnt give me those options at all and when i do it in excel, it gives me the options but only "Keep destination formatting" and not the source formatting one..
Is it possible to send the access file so that everyone can have a look ?


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Did you check off the...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 12, 2008 12:33 AM PDT

"Tools > Options > Edit you can tick Show Paste Options buttons to give you even more control."

Sorry but telling all the little details helps. I have no reason to look up why those boxes don't show.

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Keep Source formatting not working
by ari_dumca / October 12, 2008 12:54 AM PDT

Ok now i could choose source formatting but nothing changed..

this is coming.. orginally its raised to the power 3 and 5 but its coming like this..

P.E of a diatomic molecule is given by V = a/r

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Two questions.
by Kees Bakker / October 12, 2008 1:08 AM PDT

- How did you get those characters in the database table?
- What happens if you try File>Export in Access? Variants to try: Excel format, html-format, .rtf format.


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two answers
by ari_dumca / October 12, 2008 3:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Two questions.

It was a specific font called lido1.. i changed it on the excel and bingo !!!
thanks everyone ..

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(NT) Good job. Thanks for telling.
by Kees Bakker / October 12, 2008 5:05 AM PDT
In reply to: two answers
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