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    OLE_LINK: where does it come from? (2002 SP-2)

    One of my documents contains about a dozen bookmarks with the names OLE_LINK1, OLE_LINK2 ... OLE_LINK12. Where do these come from? I never inserted them directly, but each marks a block of text that I have copied to the clipboard to paste in another file. The connection to copying, however, is just a guess...this morning I can't seem to duplicate the phenomenon.

    Could someone enlighten me?
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    Re: OLE_LINK: where does it come from? (2002 SP-2)

    If you copy a block of text to the clipboard, and then paste link it in another document or file, Word will create a bookmark with a name such as that to keep track of the linked text. Pasting a link is usually done through Edit | Paste Special...

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    Re: OLE_LINK: where does it come from? (2002 SP-2)

    Thank you for the quick reply!

    But I'm not pasting a link...just pasting text, using CTRL-V or right-click. What then is the purpose of the bookmark?

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    Re: OLE_LINK: where does it come from? (2002 SP-2)

    Umm, do you happen to have an add-in from OmniPage installed? I found a post in the newsgroups by Klaus Linke suggesting that it may cause this.

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    Re: OLE_LINK: where does it come from? (2002 SP-2)

    No, my only add-ins are Acrobat (PDFMaker) and Reference Manager. Maybe it's one of them? But the copied passage are unconnected to reference citations...

    Curioser and curioser.

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    Re: OLE_LINK: where does it come from? (2002 SP-2)

    You could see if the problem stays away if you disable the add-ins temporarily. I don't use either of them, and only see OLE_LINK bookmarks if I paste a link. I display bookmark brackets on-screen, so I would notice pretty quickly if unexpected bookmarks appeared in my documents.

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    Re: OLE_LINK: where does it come from? (2002 SP-2)

    Hello!
    Does anyone so far have a resolution for this automatic OLE_LINK# creation by simply copy/paste within WORD (_no_ external data pasted)? I've searched for hours now and haven't found a thing.
    Mine is Office 2003 professional (SP2) for PC, Acrobat Pro 7.0 plugin, however same problem on a 2nd PC with Office 2003 Standard, identical update status and Acrobat Pro 7.0,
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    Melanie

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    Re: OLE_LINK: where does it come from? (2002 SP-2)

    It seems to be standard behaviour for Word 2003. The only "solution" is to ignore these bookmarks. If they bother you then I guess you could run a Macro like...
    <code>
    Public Sub del_OLE_LINKs()
    Dim bmkTemp As Bookmark
    For Each bmkTemp In ActiveDocument.Bookmarks
    If Left(bmkTemp.Name, 8) = "OLE_LINK" Then bmkTemp.Delete
    Next bmkTemp
    End Sub
    </code>
    StuartR

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    Re: OLE_LINK: where does it come from? (2002 SP-2)

    I've never noticed this happening, but I don't use Word as my mail editor and I don't have (full) Acrobat.

    If you override Word's default paste behavior by trying various options in the Edit>Paste Special dialog, is the OLE_LINK insertion associated with any particular format?

    Added: I just noticed Stuart's post. Because I mostly use Word 2002, I guess I can't help.

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