A few weeks ago I noticed a problem pasting content which has been copied from webpages into MS Word 2003 when using my main desktop PC running Win XP Pro SP3. Previous to then, copying and pasting webpages or parts of webpages into MS Word always preserved the source formatting -- now all I get is plain text.
Not having another full featured word processing program, I haven't tried to paste web content to another target. However I have tried copying rich web content from two separate browsers (Firefox and IE) to an MS Word document , and I still get the same result either way-- plain text. Since I was uncertain about how to differentiate between a malfunctioning Windows clipboard vs. MS Word itself, I decided to test two laptops I own and see how they function when trying this same operation. Both did the EXACT same thing -- rich web content pastes as just plain text. I had never previously tried copying/pasting webpages via these laptops, so for all I know they have always worked this way, but this pasting resulting in plain text is absolutely new for the main desktop PC. Maybe some recent MS update has done this? Maybe I accidentally bumped some setting someplace? Can someone help?!