Re: copy and paste in Word 2003

Subject: Re: copy and paste in Word 2003
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: Susan Hogarth <hogarth -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 15:55:55 -0800

My advice, as always, would be to save your document at the first sign of untoward behavior, close Word, and reboot. Check the Microsoft web site for patches and updates to Word/Office/Windows. If you are concerned about the possibility of introducing new problems as you begin accepting the wild assortment of recommended security patches and update managers and authenticity checkers and on and on and on, welcome to the club.

FWIW, the rumor has always been that Word needs to be rewritten from scratch, but like so many undocumented things (like the Saturn V rocket that took us to the moon), no one knows how to do Word again. Maybe the original Word architects moved on to the Open Office team, they seem to be making a new Word-alike program called Writer. Anyway, Word has, over the years, had misery-inducing problems like "Can't save" or the "image replaced by a big red X" fiascos, that were supposedly traced to a memory stack that was too small to keep track of all of the options a user might choose to employ. The solution in some cases has been to free some stack memory by turning off features like Show Rulers, Show Scrollbar, Show Toolbars, Page View, etc etc. Perhaps Office 2003 will run better on Vista? It won't be long now!

Susan Hogarth wrote:

Word 2003, XP

Sometimes (like under a deadline, like now... grrr) Word refuses to
copy and paste from one doc to another. The menu isn't grayed, it just
doen't work. Copy works, because I can copy text into Notepad and copy
back into the other doc.

Seems like I've seen this here before.. is it a 'known issue'?


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