|Very strange indeed.|
How big are the graphic charts?
Only thing that comes to mind is the System Clipboard is saving both charts, so you actually have two charts the second time around, and the combination is too big for Word.
According to MS the relationship between clipboards:
The Office Clipboard is related to the system Clipboard in
Microsoft Windows in the following ways:
When you copy multiple items to the Office Clipboard, the last item that you copy
is always copied to the system Clipboard.
When you clear the Office Clipboard, the system Clipboard is also cleared.
When you use the Paste command, the Paste button, or the keyboard shortcut CTRL+V,
you paste the contents of the system Clipboard, not the Office Clipboard.
Win 7 unfortunately does not have a Clipboard Viewer, so you can't really see what is happening, but if you have copy of XP then you can grab the clipbrd.exe, which is located in C:\WINDOWS\system32 and copy it into the same folder in Windows 7 and you can check and see if your problem is with the clipboard.
You can try to manually clear the System Clipboard between Copy/Paste operations and see if that works.
To Clear the Clipboard,
In the run box type:
cmd /c "echo off | clip"
You might also want to make sure ALL your drivers are up to date, especially printer drivers.
And, the second graphic doesn't use some strange or unique Font the Word would not understand, does it?
Also, check to make sure your not copying some type of special character from Excel that might cause Word to bomb.
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