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    Paste special PPT to Word (Word 2003 SP1)

    I prefer to insert slides into Word as pictures.

    So I will copy a slide from the slide sorter view in PowerPoint and "Paste Special" into Word. When I paste special, I always get a dialog box with choices of paste: as object or as a variety of choices of picture formats. Today Word did not offer that choice... whether I chose paste or paste special, I got NO dialog box of choices and the slide went directly into Word as an object.

    I DID tinker a little today, customizing some of my shortcut me by adding "paste special" to them. Did I do something wrong? Could this be causing my problem.

    HELP... this is driving me crazy and I have a large proposal I am working on so I need the problem fixed ASAP.

    Many thanks in advance,
    Georgette

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    Re: Paste special PPT to Word (Word 2003 SP1)

    When you say you tinkered, did you create a macro with a name EditPasteSpecial? If so this macro would be running instead of showing the usual paste special dialog - try renaming the macro.

    Have you tried a system reboot to cure the problem?
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Paste special PPT to Word (Word 2003 SP1)

    You are a mind reader! YES, I did create an EditPasteSpecial macro for another purpose; it did not solve my problem so I adopted another strategy. But never deleted the macro... DUH! I will do that first thing tomorrow at work.

    By "tinkering" I mean adding the "edit paste special" command to the shortcut menu toolbars wherever I wanted to use edit paste special to be available on my right-click drop-down menus (directions are found if you search for "customize a shortcut menu" in Word 2003 help). Doing that on my home system did not cause the problem I had at work.

    I was going to see what reboot did for me in the morning... it was 7:00 PM and I did not feel like spending the time to reboot this evening, especially when I knew I was going to shut down and go home. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> for helping me with my problem... hopefully the macro is the "root of the evil" and deleting it will give me my Paste Special back.

    Georgette

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