From: Joel on 11 Jan 2008 22:48
Thank you JD, but I don't have Works. My Word is part of Office 2002. I'd
love to know a fix if anyone has it.
> I had this frustration a few years ago. I discovered that if you have Word
> as part of the Works Suite, when you open Word it clears the clipboard. The
> solution was to uninstall a feature of the Works Suite. I'm sorry that I
> can't remember what it is called, but you'll find it in Add/Remove. Someone
> else will surely know its name. It turns out to be unnecessary and causes
> the phenomenon that is frustrating you.
> "Copy/Paste/Clipboard Prob."
> <CopyPasteClipboardProb(a)discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > To respond to first question: When you ask if it happens in Windows
> > Explorer,
> > I guess you're asking if it happens when I copy from a file to another
> > file.
> > It only happens when the paste target is a word document. It doesn't
> > happen
> > if the paste target it Excel or Outlook Express.
> > But the problem isn't limited to just IE (I don't think). Eg., if I copy a
> > post from this site (although I guess this is an IE site?) and want to
> > paste
> > it into a word document, the problem occurs--wont paste unless the
> > document
> > is already opened. If I copy, open and try to paste--same problem.
> > So it seems it happens when the target is a Word document. The source (
> > of
> > the copy) can be any forum or any web page. Apparently the loading of
> > Word
> > removes the item from the clip board. But if Word is already open, that
> > doesn't happen.
> > Devil:
> > The GetOpenClipboard app runs very quickly.
> > Here's the problem sequence.
> > 1. In IE, copy.
> > 2. Then, open Word Document.
> > 3. Then Paste (or try to as the paste function doesn't work at this point)
> > 4. Once Word is open, I go back and copy from IE and it does paste--
> > I ran the app at each of 1,2,3 and it says "Successfully opened and closed
> > the clipboard. Doesn't appear to be any problems."
> > Yet the problem is there.
> > Thank you for your response. Any other thoughts? Joel
> > "devil_himself" wrote:
> >> On Jan 11, 6:21 pm, Copy/Paste/Clipboard Prob.
> >> <CopyPasteClipboardP...(a)discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >> > Clipboard not holding "Copy"
> >> >
> >> > An odd thing has recently occurred on my otherwise perfectly running
> >> > system
> >> > (XP;Office 2002; IE7;OE; 2Gigs Memory). Sometimes I'll select/copy from
> >> > a web
> >> > site and go to a place (usually a word doc) I want to paste into and
> >> > when I
> >> > right click/paste or edit/paste the thing I copied is not there--in
> >> > fact the
> >> > paste option is not visible. I'm an intermediate user and have plenty
> >> > of
> >> > experience in copying and pasting. It is not happening all the time and
> >> > is
> >> > the exception in fact, but it seems to happen if I'm in IE and copy
> >> > something
> >> > and then go to a word doc or OE email to paste.( It doesn't happen w/in
> >> > the
> >> > same word document.) I then go back and chose copy and paste and it
> >> > works.
> >> > This isn't an isolated instance and it never happened until recently
> >> > (no new
> >> > installs). It's as if sometimes the clipboard sometimes isn't holding
> >> > what I
> >> > copy into it.
> >> >
> >> > It happens when I copy and then open a new word document or new email
> >> > draft--it's as if the intervening action removes the thing I copied
> >> > from the
> >> > clipboard.
> >> >
> >> > By way of example, after typing this I right clicked, copied and went
> >> > to
> >> > paste into a word document to keep a copy and the paste option was not
> >> > was
> >> > not there. I then returned and did it again and it worked. If the
> >> > destination file is open at the time of the copy the clipboard holds
> >> > the copy
> >> > and the paste function is working. If the destination file is not
> >> > opened at
> >> > the time of the copy and then I open it, the paste function is grayed
> >> > out.
> >> >
> >> > I have no viruses and use all the recommended spyware stuff people here
> >> > discuss. I've cleared my cache, deleted all temp files, used clipboard
> >> > viewer
> >> > and tried several other clip board apps and same thing happens.
> >> >
> >> > Any ideas would be appreciated.
> >> <<<>>>> --- http://windowsxp.mvps.org/temp/GetOpenClipboardWindow.zip