Solved Help! Images won't copy/paste to word from IE

April 4, 2012 at 12:26:00
Specs: Windows XP
From 4 days ago I suddenly couldn’t do what I have always done – highlight and copy/paste part or a whole web document containing text and images into Word 2007 (Windows XP).

Not being able to download information (a daily occurrence) is driving me mad......so if anyone can HELP I’m open to some suggestions. Print screening and pasting via paint is too long winded!

The problem in detail: using IE I used to open a document, decide on what was useful, highlight it, then using the keyboard ‘Ctrl-c/Ctrl-v’ copy and paste it into a word (or occasionally a PowerPoint document). The same action now gives me text only – all in black Arial size 10 font (my standard for my own documents) – no images/photos, titles, headings, colour, or any formatting of the original document what-so-ever.

No-one has touched my computer and I have not changed any settings or fiddled with it - I have now spent hours trawling the net where I have found people encountering similar problems and have I tried the following:

1. Microsoft diagnostic repair......one item fixed.....restarted computer......problem not solved.

2. Print layout is on ......I have never needed to alter it.

3. Word Options, Display, Printing options, ‘Print dwgs created in word’......checked.

4. Word Options, Advanced, Show doc content, ‘Show field contents instead of their values’......clear (not checked).


5. Paragraph settings are all as before......no change there.

6. IE Tools, Internet Zone, Security setting, ‘Drag & Drop or copy and paste files’......enabled.


7. Clicking “Disable all macros without notifications” OK......doesn’t solve problem.

8. I’ve tried ‘Run’ “c:\programfiles\microsoftoffice\office12\winword.exe”/safe also on the ‘e’ drive......not really comfortable with this - but nothing happened as the program couldn’t be found.

I’m now at a loss and this frustrated Silver Blonde would really appreciate help from some genius computer guru.

Many thanks

Oooops I did print screen & paste the various windows/menus/tabs but they haven’t come through on this site!


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✔ Best Answer
April 8, 2012 at 18:17:14
Here is what i did to solve the problem.

1. Office Button => Word Options
2. Advance => Cut, copy, and paste
3. Pasting from other programs: *change it to anything other than Keep Source Formatting (Default).
4. Ok and exit out.

Repeat 1 to 3, but this time pick Keep Source Formatting (Default).



#1
April 4, 2012 at 13:05:47
Try the same thing in Firefox or another browser. If it works, the problem points to IE. If it still doesn't work, the problem points to Word.

Were there any automatic updates done on the day in question? What version of IE do you have?

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
April 4, 2012 at 21:12:04
I've suddenly been having the exact same problem copying from Google Chrome and even copying from Word itself -- the formatting gets lost in a copy and paste. Also, the only way to copy graphics is to copy only the graphics separately from the rest and paste it in where it goes. It's also driving me nuts! I'm using Word 2007 with Vista.

I'd suspect a Word update, but I don't remember whether there have been any recent updates. Maybe it's some bizarre malware -- I've been having malware issues, and I've had a number of other oddities lately on my laptop.

Any other ideas??


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#3
April 5, 2012 at 02:59:29
Hi Guapo, thanks for your response.
After posting my question I read another board very late and found people were have trouble with Google chrome (as is the other respondant) so this morning I uninstalled GC which I think has been a recent update (??)......no luck, problem not solved.

My question to you is how do I go about using another browser please? I've always used Internet Explorer then gone into Google search - I've just tried Yahoo search (no change) but it is 'powered by Google'. If you can help please walk and talk me through it slowly.
Many thanks


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#4
April 5, 2012 at 04:46:59
Hi Guapo
I checked my programs to find that my son had already installed Mozilla Firefox a few years ago (he's now in Austrailia). I've opened up Firefox and then a web page with images and tried 'Ctrl-c Ctrl-v' as i always used to do .......again only the text appears in Word - no colour, headings, formatting or more importantly images. I'm now running out of ideas......and feel like taking a hammer to the computer as you can imagine!

The common denominator now appears to be Word so how can I install it again? My only problem is that Word in Windows XP never allowed you to scan documents from a printer so a few years ago I had to insert a 'macro?' (if I've got that right). If I reinstall word (and not sure how to do it) I'd have to do the scanner thing too wouldn't I?......this is all taking so much time and almost beyond my capabilities.

Many thanks for any help.


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#5
April 5, 2012 at 06:06:31
I wouldn't reinstall Word. Instead of using Ctrl + C & V, try edit, select all or highlight what you want with the mouse, then copy & paste it.

If that doesn't work, save the entire page as an .html file, then open it in the browser. Try your copy & paste from the local file. Does that work?

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#6
April 5, 2012 at 06:29:21
Hi Guapo

Great to hear from you. I've just tried both of your suggestions (never saved as a .html before - but managed it)......no joy.

Aditionally -
In the last half hour I've just tried to copy/paste from one word doc to another - the same result no images (altho this time if I do them individually I am successful) and no formatting from the original doc.
No images paste over to a Powerpoint doc either.

Any other suggestions would be most welcome


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#7
April 5, 2012 at 19:42:48
Are we changing the description of the problem to:

Either images or text can be copied & pasted but not at the same time?

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#8
April 8, 2012 at 18:17:14
✔ Best Answer
Here is what i did to solve the problem.

1. Office Button => Word Options
2. Advance => Cut, copy, and paste
3. Pasting from other programs: *change it to anything other than Keep Source Formatting (Default).
4. Ok and exit out.

Repeat 1 to 3, but this time pick Keep Source Formatting (Default).


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#9
April 8, 2012 at 23:34:22
Nakecat, thanks for that solution. It helped a little but I am still having some problems. Now when selecting several different pictures from a website, copy and paste them in Word, all the pictures are replaced for one unique picture that is repeated as many times as pictures were selected/copied/pasted.

I know that since Word 2007 Microsoft removed the CSS support/compatibility (and they even forced Outlook to use Word as the render engine instead of IExplorer like in previous versions, so same problems rise in Word and Outlook), but this is ridiculous.

Imagine I copy the three Social media icons below (twitter, facebook, Rss). If I paste them in Word I get a mess with the formatting and three times the Facebook icon...


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#10
April 9, 2012 at 04:04:01
Make sure the "Show picture placeholders" is unchecked.

might have to check it, save it, then uncheck it just like copy and paste setting.


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#11
July 10, 2012 at 12:10:51
I am having the same problem and it only started a few weeks ago - I am using IE and Office 10. When I copy a web page everything comes over as text. If I copy a table it splits it into single rows instead of keeping the table with columns and rows. It is driving me daft as I am doing an awful lot of research just now for my Masters and have to email everything to work, then copy and paste, save and email to my home.
Another thing I have noticed is I no longer have the 'paste special' option either in the menu or with the right click of the mouse

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#12
July 10, 2012 at 13:03:00
Do you happen to have Skype installed?

There have been reports of problems, see this thread:

http://www.computing.net/answers/of...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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