When you paste a table from a Web page to OneNote it displays as a single column in OneNote 2003

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When you copy a table from a Web page and paste it in Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, the table may paste as a single column of text.

Note This problem may occur regardless of the paste option that you select when you paste the table. For example, this problem may occur if you select any of the following from the Paste Options icon:
  • Keep Source Formatting
  • Match Destination Formatting
  • Keep Text Only


This problem occurs because OneNote does not retain typical HTML table formatting. By design, OneNote uses horizontal Outline Levels to simulate a table structure.

For more information about table structures in OneNote 2003, click Microsoft Office OneNote Help on the Help menu, type create a table structure in the Search for box in the Assistance pane, and then click Start searching to view the topic.


To work around this problem and retain table column positioning, paste the table in a Microsoft Office Word document, and then copy and paste the table from Word to OneNote. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Select and copy the table that you want from the Web page.
  2. Start Word.
  3. In a new blank document, click Paste on the Edit menu.
  4. Select the table in your new blank document.

    To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click inside the table.
    2. On the Table menu, point to Select, and then click Table.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Copy.
  6. Start OneNote.
  7. On the OneNote page that you want, click Paste on the Edit menu.


Article ID: 822513 - Last Review: July 27, 2006 - Revision: 6.3
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 Service Pack 1
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