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I have to paste/special/text when copying from Firefox and pasting in Word or Excel

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When copying data from a table on IE, I just have to paste (ctrl-v), and the data is pasted into appropriate separate cells.

In Firefox, I have to "paste special" and click "text" to separate the fields. Otherwise, all the data is pasted into a single cell or in the case of Word, one paragraph.

Is there a setting that can be designated to allow paste as in IE or as within Word or Excel?

When copying data from a table on IE, I just have to paste (ctrl-v), and the data is pasted into appropriate separate cells. In Firefox, I have to "paste special" and click "text" to separate the fields. Otherwise, all the data is pasted into a single cell or in the case of Word, one paragraph. Is there a setting that can be designated to allow paste as in IE or as within Word or Excel?

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TonyE
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The Dafizilla Table2Clipboard extension should help with this.

The [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/1852/ Dafizilla Table2Clipboard] extension should help with this.