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08-Jan-2007, 09:11 PM #1
Can't copy and paste into Word from Web
I have Word 2002 (OEM version), SP3. It used to be that I could highlight virtually anything on a web page, hit Ctrl+C, open a blank document in Word, hit Ctrl+V, and it would paste whatever I had highlighted and copied on the web page into the blank Word document. Very handy. Now I find that I can’t do this anymore. What happens is, after highlighting and copying an image or text from a web page, inserting my cursor in a blank Word document and hitting Ctrl+V to paste the image into the Word document, Word freezes, and I have to hit Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the window that says Word is not responding, and then I end the program. I think this started happening after I updated both my Desktop and my Laptop copies of Word at the Microsoft Office Update site. Both computers have the same problem, so it points to a bug in one of Microsoft’s Office Updates. Why is this happening now, and what can I do to rectify the situation?
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08-Jan-2007, 09:55 PM #2
You could try re-installing Word,if you have the original CD.
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09-Jan-2007, 01:26 AM #3
My mom had this problem, and I can't remember how we fixed this, but I *think it had to do with the firewall (she was running CA Etrust Internet Security 2006)
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10-Jan-2007, 09:07 AM #4
Try updating again, it may not have installed properly, or if it was a MS problem, they probably have it rectified.
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25-Oct-2007, 08:57 PM #5
I'm having the exact same problem. It used to work fine, but starting tonight, it freezes up and i have to close it via task mgr. I've now lost the same document twice...nothing big but still a thorn in the rear
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25-Oct-2007, 09:31 PM #6
Word troubleshooting:

And it is a big deal. I copy/paste from the web a lot.
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26-Oct-2007, 03:52 AM #7
So there isn't a solution to the inability to copy and paste Anne?

I take it that if you update the, it should solve the problem.
Can I also assume that you telling people not to re-install until they have gone through the various steps in your link.

I am with you. What would you do if you couldn't copy and paste from the web. :-) However there is the question of Plagiarism or getting permission to use other peoples photo's etc.
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26-Oct-2007, 04:06 AM #8
open ie
internet options
security tab
verify internet is selected
custom level
under the scripting section,
"allow programmatic clipboard access"
choose prompt

***selecting enable for this option in this zone is not recommended at all***
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26-Oct-2007, 04:14 AM #9
just wondering.... for all of you who are having this problem, is it only preventing the copy/paste from the web or is it freezing when you copy from anywhere (word, excel, email... etc)
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