Solved Can't paste from other programs into word 2010

July 30, 2013 at 17:15:34
Specs: Windows 7
I can copy and paste from other programs to other programs fine. I can copy and paste within the same word document fine. I can copy and paste between different word document fine. I can even copy and paste from word to other documents. But I can't paste from other programs to word.

I copy a line of text from any program, say notepad, and when I go to word it is as if the clipboard is empty. When I paste (ctrl V) nothing happens. When I right click and select paste using the keep text only option (this is the only option available), nothing happens.

This is very very frustrating

Thanks for any help

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August 1, 2013 at 08:15:03
If none of the above solve your problem, as one last suggestion
try uninstalling, but this time use the Fix-It as this site:

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/P...

You can also download this piece of software, if you need to.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/



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#2
July 30, 2013 at 18:02:05
No I do not have skype.

By the way, just to be clear, there is no black blob either.


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#3
July 30, 2013 at 18:18:44
Try here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921541

You could also check the Clipboard to make sure when you are in Word,
there is something in the clipboard.

For 2007

Select the Home tab
Next to the word Clipboard, to the right, there is a small box with an arrow,
click the box and you will see what is currently in the clipboard.

For 2003

On the task bar
Select Edit
Select Office Clipboard

MIKE

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#4
July 30, 2013 at 20:24:56
Can't do that now. I have decided to reinstall ms office. I'll see how it turns out tomorrow l.

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#5
July 31, 2013 at 07:54:48
OK, I checked the clipboard. The text I want pasted is in the clipboard, as shown in MS word. But when I try to paste it using any method, nothing happens. This is even after my complete reinstall of MS office.

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#6
July 31, 2013 at 08:23:13
If, after the reinstall, it still not working, then try the suggestions at the link I posted.

If you have 2007, there is a Fix-It on the MS page, try that.

The suggested order on the MS page is a bit off,

I would suggest you first delete/rename the file named:
Normal.dot for 2003
Normal.dotm for 2007

The file is usually located at:
\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

But, it may appear in several locations, so make sure you do a system search
and delete/rename them all.

Word will automatically recreate the file when you fire up Word.

To see if it's an Add-In or Com file that is causing you grief,
try starting Word with no add-in:

Click Start,
Click Run.
Then enter: Winword /a
You may need to use the complete path name, something like:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Winword.exe
but just Winword works for me.

After you get Word up and running with no add-in, try your copy/paste
and if it works, then you know it's one of your add-ins that is the problem.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#7
July 31, 2013 at 10:52:00
Ok, I have done both of them, and the problem is still happening. Now I get a message saying format not supported by Office Clipboard every time I try to copy anything. It still works when I copy between other programs and from ms word to other programs, but just not from other programs to word.

Even when I copy from word to other programs, I get a message saying item not collected, but I can still paste to word and to other programs.


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#8
July 31, 2013 at 11:10:53
Did you try the Fix-It from the MS page I posted?

Additionally, if you are running 2007 try a Diagnostic:

Running Microsoft Office Diagnostics from within Word:

Click the Microsoft Office button
Click on the Word Options button to bring up the Word Options dialog box (at the bottom of window)
Click on the Resources button in the left hand pane
Click on the Diagnose button in the right hand pane
Click Continue
Click Run Diagnostics

Running Microsoft Office Diagnostics from the Start Menu:

Click on the Start button
Click All Programs
Click Microsoft Office folder
Click Microsoft Office Tools
Click Microsoft Office Diagnostics
Click Continue
Click Run Diagnostics

See if that reports anything unusual.

One other option I can think of is to try a System File scan:

click Start,
click All Programs,
click Accessories,
right-click Command Prompt,
click Run as administrator.

At the command prompt,
type the following command: sfc /scannow

The System File Checker tool (SFC.exe)
scans for missing or corrupted system files
and repairs them.

See if that helps.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#9
July 31, 2013 at 18:55:10
Well. I'm using ms word 2010, so there is no diagnostic tool. So I just repaired it. I also did the sfc. The sfc took a long time, but the problem is still there.

Another note, the copy and paste work perfectly in excell, so I'm wandering if it's because I messed with the settings in ms word.

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#10
July 31, 2013 at 20:04:34
I'm wandering if it's because I messed with the settings in ms word.

That is a possibility.

What setting did you change?

There is a whole section on Copy / Paste in Options.

Click the Microsoft Office button
Click on the Word Options button
Click Advanced
In the Cut, Copy, Paste section

I have mine all set to the Default settings for:

Pasting within the same document
Pasting between documents
Pasting between document when style definitions conflict
Pasting from other programs

I have ALL the box's checked, and in the Settings section I have

Use default options for: Word 2002 - 2007

Under the individual options, I have the box's check:
Adjust sentence and word spacing
Adjust table formatting
Smart style behavior
Merge formatting when pasting from Powerpoint
Merge pasting lists with surrounding lists

See how yours compare to what I have set up.

Also, on the Skype issue, even if you do not use Skype,
make sure you do not have it installed.
If you do, uninstall it.
It may be installed and running in the background.
Try check the Task Manager and see if you have a Skype process running.

Here is another site that has a few suggestions that might work:

http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#11
August 1, 2013 at 08:15:03
✔ Best Answer
If none of the above solve your problem, as one last suggestion
try uninstalling, but this time use the Fix-It as this site:

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/P...

You can also download this piece of software, if you need to.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#12
August 1, 2013 at 13:13:13
Ok, I have tried everything, and nothing works. I even downloaded that app suggested by the tomshardware forum, and it told me does not appear to be any problems

One thing I found is that I can copy as many things as I want and it'll say the the item is collected. And when I paste, nothing happens. When I try to copy again, I get the message format not supported and I can't add more things to the ms office clipboard.

I don't understand why is this problem only happening with ms word. Excel also use the office clipboard and it has no problem what so ever.


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#13
August 6, 2013 at 18:11:09
Ok. I solved it. In the end what did the trick was going into the registry and deleting everything related to ms office. Then delete all the template files from all users. Now it's working perfectly.

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#14
August 7, 2013 at 05:34:09
Glad you got your problem solved,
and thanks for coming back and updating us on your solution.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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