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    Cut and Paste from IE (2000)

    This is a bit of a strange one! I often select sections of text and/or graphics on a web page and then paste them to a Word Document for later printing. This used to work fine until a few months ago. Now, here is what happens.
    If I select and copy (*Ctrl-C) the text in IE and then open a document (with Start / Open new Document) and then paste (or Ctrl-V) I get a little greenish icon.
    However, if I open the document first and then go to IE, select and copy the text, switch back to Word and paste, it works fine (slowly, but otherwise fine).
    Nothing seems to have changed on my system -- no new service packs, etc.
    Any ideas, anyone?

    Ralph Allan

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    Re: Cut and Paste from IE (2000)

    Instead of pressing Ctrl+V in your first scenario, could you open Edit|Paste Special and let us know what Word thinks it is pasting in? Is the Display as icon box checked?

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    Re: Cut and Paste from IE (2000)

    When I select Paste Special in the first scenario (Word not open before cutting) it shows a "Device Independent BitMap."

    In the second process (Word open before cutting) it shows "HTML format."

    I have also noticed something that may (or may not) point to the culprit: the icon that is displayed in Word is a PDF file icon. I have installed a program called JAWS PDF creator from Global Graphics, and it adds the same icon to the button bar in Word to create PDF files from documents.

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    Re: Cut and Paste from IE (2000)

    Well in that case, I am guessing that JAWS has used a copy or cut command in a FileNew or FileOpen macro which ensures that their button is always visible.

    This would mean that the clipboard contains the wrong thing.

    The solutions are hence:
    1. Get JAWS code fixed - unlikely
    2. Copy after the Word file is open
    3. Disable JAWS
    4. Use the clipboard manager to get the second last clip instead of the last clip.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Cut and Paste from IE (2000)

    We've had a similar situation - not including JAWS. But copy and paste frequently pastes in the DeltaView icon instead of copy in the clipboard. After disabling DeltaView.dot - not needed in Word anyway - the cut and paste is successful. We also disabled PDFMaker.dot for the same reason. Strange.
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    Re: Cut and Paste from IE (2000)

    Seems there is a seldom mentioned but widely used technique for adding graphics to and add-ins custom toolbars and menus from a hidden userform, through the clipboard. (I might have read about in here in the Lounge!) Rather rude, but MS doesn't make it easy to store and assign icons any other way. Since these are Office add-ins, you'd think they would somehow take advantage of the extra "spots" on the Office clipboard, but maybe it's not possible...

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    Re: Cut and Paste from IE (2000)

    Even Microsoft does not make use of a better technique. I disabled MapPoint's Outlook add in becuase this annoyed me so much.

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    Re: Cut and Paste from IE (2000)

    Andrew:

    Once I determined the problem was with Jaws PDF Creator, the folks at Global Graphics responded very promptly with the following solution.


    The icon that pastes into your word doc when you open and paste is caused
    by one single file - PDFMacroUtils.dll. This file also puts the icon on
    your toolbar in both Word and PowerPoint.
    We do have a work around for you. If you rename this file to
    PDFMacroUtils.dll.old, the the problem will go away. However, you also
    loose the icon on the toolbar so, that means you must record a macro in Word.
    Go to Tools > Macros > Record a Macro
    Now give it a name that has no spaces and only letters - ie JPC
    Next, click on Assign macro to toolbars
    Drag the icon up to the toolbar
    Click Close
    Now to record the macro:
    Go to File > Jaws PDF Creator > Create PDF File
    Click the square on the macro recorder to end the function.
    You now have a macro icon on your toolbar without the icon pasting into
    your Word document.

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