Solved paste option button is not showing

July 7, 2012 at 08:32:12
Specs: Windows Vista business
paste option button is not showing when I paste from other programs and it just paste text even tables into text

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July 9, 2012 at 11:44:47
Have you tried running a Diagnostic:

Running Microsoft Office Diagnostics from within Excel / Word

Click the Microsoft Office button
Click on the Excel / Word Options button to bring up the Excel / 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

Also, here are the steps to see if you have the option enabled
if you already tried these steps, then you can ignore this:

Click the Microsoft Office button
Click on the Excel / Word Options button to bring up the Excel / Word Options dialog box (at the bottom of window)
Click Advanced, at the left side of the dialog box.
Scroll until you get to the Cut, Copy, and Paste section.
Make sure the "Show Paste Options Buttons" check box is selected.
Click OK.

See if any of that helps.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/



#1
July 7, 2012 at 08:40:38
Imagine how much more help we could be if we knew what application you are having problems with?

A few more details about what you are trying to do would also help. Where are you copying from, what are you copying, and what are you trying to paste it to?

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#2
July 8, 2012 at 06:26:49
I am trying to paste a table from website to MS Word 2007, The operating system is Windows Vista Business.
I have tried going in word options - advanced and checking/unchecking exercise but it did not work. I was not able to locate registry in windows\system32\config folder.

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#3
July 8, 2012 at 07:10:28
Does it happen with data copied from any website, or just the one you are trying in this case?

It could be that the table itself is only being copied as text so that is all Word recognizes it as.

If you'd care to share the URL of the website, I could try in Word 2003 and 2010.

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#4
July 8, 2012 at 08:23:36
It is not related to one website. The paste option button is not visible for any pasting, e,g. from excel, from other word document or if I want to paste the article from a website with intact formatting. The problem is paste button not showing, which would allow me to choose keep source formatting.
Here is the example of website, I am trying to copy and paste with source formatting but it does not work. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle...

Thanks


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#5
July 8, 2012 at 22:27:39
What are you trying to copy from that website?

The page you linked to has text, tables and pictures.

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#6
July 9, 2012 at 07:24:11
I am trying to copy all. Does it matter though? as the problem is that I am missing the paste button and want that back, so when I paste I can choose "keep source formatting" to retain tables and formatting of text. Right now it is only pasting text and table are also changed to text.
Thanks.

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#7
July 9, 2012 at 08:03:06
First, it might matter what you are trying to paste because that site has both text and tables and Excel may be having problems with that. I'm not at a machine with 2007/2010 right now so I can't test anything.

Having said that, I'm now confused.

Originally you said "paste option button is not showing " but in your last 2 posts you said "paste button not showing". What exactly is missing and from where?

Keep in mind that I can't see what you are doing from where I'm sitting so I can only work with what you tell me. How about if you tell me step by step what you are doing and what you are seeing so that I can try it also. I won't be able to try it until later this evening when I will be at a machine with Excel 2010.

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#8
July 9, 2012 at 08:56:00
It is not Excel but it is Word 2007 I am trying to paste as I said in my original post. Steps:

1. Open a blank word document
2. Copy all (Ctrl+A) from the website
3. Paste (Ctrl+V) into the Word document
3. It pastes as plain text and NO paste option button shows at the end of pasted text which normally does and by clicking that it allows me to change the paste option to "keep source formatting" to preserve the original format as well as tables. I hope this explains the problem. I want the paste option button back when I paste, doesn't matter what and from where, it always use to be there and now has disappeared and use to allow me to choose between the options of:
Keep source formatting
Match Destination formatting
Keep plain text only

Thanks


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#9
July 9, 2012 at 09:23:23
Well, Word 2007 wasn't mentioned in your original post, but it was in your 2nd.

Sorry, I'm used to typing Excel since that's what most questions in this forum are related to.

I'll test it in Word 2010 tonight.

FWIW, in Word 2003, I do get the Paste Option button.

Have you DAGS for an answer? Here's a hit that mentions the registry key to check:

http://www.wordbanter.com/showthrea...

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#10
July 9, 2012 at 11:44:47
✔ Best Answer
Have you tried running a Diagnostic:

Running Microsoft Office Diagnostics from within Excel / Word

Click the Microsoft Office button
Click on the Excel / Word Options button to bring up the Excel / 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

Also, here are the steps to see if you have the option enabled
if you already tried these steps, then you can ignore this:

Click the Microsoft Office button
Click on the Excel / Word Options button to bring up the Excel / Word Options dialog box (at the bottom of window)
Click Advanced, at the left side of the dialog box.
Scroll until you get to the Cut, Copy, and Paste section.
Make sure the "Show Paste Options Buttons" check box is selected.
Click OK.

See if any of that helps.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#11
July 9, 2012 at 15:39:11
It works fine for me in Word 2010.

Have you tried Right Clicking? Are your Paste-Options available there?

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#12
July 9, 2012 at 15:57:31
Thanks Mike. The paste options button came back after I ran diagnostics. Thanks everyone else for your suggestions. Cheers

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#13
December 11, 2012 at 05:16:02
I have exactly the same problem and none of these solutions helped me :( Any ideas?

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