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    Freeze: copy/paste from Net

    Frozen after Copying/Pasting from Net to Word Processor
    (Win98;,Word97, SR2; IE5)

    Morning - Not sure which Board I should post this to...

    When I copy/paste chunks of text (that perhaps fill up a screen), the computer often freezes and I have to reboot. I have tried using PasteSpecial, thinking this might take up fewer resources; I have tried emptying the clipboard between opera-tions by copying/pasting a single word. Still freezes. Any suggestions most appreciated. (I cannot Ctrl-Alt-Del because frozen...) TIA, ACM

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    Re: Freeze: copy/paste from Net

    how much are you copying - all text or graphics too? can you paste it into notepad ok?

    I think it may be the same issue that affected TechNet users last year, but i don't see a KB on it and can't even recall the exact specifics since it was fixed long ago. All i remember is crashing when pasting from technet into word or OE.

    do you have the latest IE5? if not, update it. technet uses some of the same rendering engines and the newest version may fix it for you.

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    Re: Freeze: copy/paste from Net

    Hi, MaryJ

    Thanks for your response. This happens when I choose Select All and then in Word97 paste via PasteSpecial.

    I have been bypassing Notepad to save time/steps.

    Yes, I have IE5.

    Thanks for your time, ACM

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    Re: Freeze: copy/paste from Net

    If you are copying any links, Word checks for a connection, to make it hot. If any images are included, Word also needs to make the connection with the source server. I do this all the time, and never use Notepad. If you are copying the whole page why not do a 'View source' and a 'Save As'.
    Hope this helps.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Freeze: copy/paste from Net

    if it crashes when you paste into notepad then the problem is a different one tha nwhen it pastes into word. try it with other apps - OLE compliant (OE, OL, etc) does it only crash with Word?

    Also look on help > about in IE, whichversion of IE5?

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    Re: Freeze: copy/paste from Net

    Hi, DaveA-

    Thanks for the suggestion of View Source. I'm only interested in copying text, but I will try your idea.

    Thanks, ACM

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    Re: Freeze: copy/paste from Net

    If all you want to do is copy text, that's one difference between IE & Netscape. Netscape only copies text when you do Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+A). But if you want formatting, then you need IE.

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