How can one copy data from MS Word and paste that into a Google Document without losing the Rich Text Formatting (such as colour information)? It doesn't seem to be supported.

Please note that I am talking of copying data from a native Windows application and pasting it into a Google Document opened in a web browser, and not the other way round.

The same type of copy and paste seem to work fine if both the source and the sink application are inside the web browser. What gives?

  • What's a "sink application". – ale Oct 21 '14 at 16:54
  • This may also depend on the browser you're using. – ale Oct 21 '14 at 16:54
  • By sink I mean the application where the text is finally going to be copied. – Jaywalker Nov 4 '14 at 11:53

You could always add the document you want to get text from to Google Docs, convert it to GDocs format, copy-and-paste into your other document. Then, if you don't need it any longer, delete the original, converted document.

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