Best way to copy Wikipedia to Word doc without blue links?

  buel 20:38 04 Apr 14
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Hi all, I am trying to copy a Wikipedia entry to Word/Open Office Writer and then print it for my own use but I can't see any easy way to stop all the different colour and underlined links appearing. Going through each one and changing the colour and undoing the underlining would be hugely laborious.

Thank you in advance.

  BRYNIT 20:50 04 Apr 14

Usually after pasting from the web I just select the whole text and change the colour to the default black at the same time click on underline once to include and a second time to remove all underlines.

  Mr Mistoffelees 20:58 04 Apr 14

An alternative way, removing all formatting, is to copy first into Notepad and then copy again from there, before pasting into Word etc.

  buel 20:59 04 Apr 14

Hi, Just tried it in Open Office Writer and the blue links just wont change colour. :0(

  buel 21:02 04 Apr 14

Copying to Notepad and then back works but it loses the format.

  wee eddie 21:33 04 Apr 14

Save the page as 'Text' and then edit out all the bits you don't want

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