Ctrl C and Ctrl V not working on internet

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Ctrl C and Ctrl V not working on internet
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October 18, 2010 - 2:51 am


I have Office 2010 Home Student Edition. When I attempt to copy and paste internet text into Word 2010 using Ctrl C and Ctrl V, respectively, it does not work.
I must hightlight the text, right click and Copy, and then paste the text into Word 2010 using the paste button in the Clipboard setion of the Home tab. Can this problem be corrected or is the use of Ctrl C and Ctrl V restricted to Office 2010 documents in the Home Student Edition?

Thank you.


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October 18, 2010 - 10:13 am

Not everything you see on the screen can be captured using the Ctrl C/V keys. Just something I've experienced, Mindblower!

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That is why some people seem bright until you hear them speak"

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October 18, 2010 - 11:54 am

I just found out that if I open Word 2010 prior to copying text on the internet, Ctrl C and Ctrl V work fine. What I had been doing was going to the internet, using Ctrl C to copy something I found interesting, then opening Word 2010 to paste the copied text using Ctrl V. That does not work. But if I open Word 2010, and [i:1m41rog3]then[/i:1m41rog3] copy the internet text using Ctrl C, I have no problems pasting via Ctrl V the copied text into Word 2010. I am now wondering if there is a setting in Word 2010 that must be activated to turn on the pasting function when Word 2010 is opened.

Jim Hillier
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October 18, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Moon - I am no expert but an educated guess:

I am pretty sure Office utilizes its own built-in clipboard for copy and paste functions, which is separate to the Windows clipboard. If you use the copy shortcut and Office is not open, the contents would be copied to the Windows clipboard. Then you open Office and try to paste the text but it is not saved on the Office clipboard so it doesn't see anything to paste.

On the other hand if you already have Office open the Office clipboard is active and there would be no problems. I am assuming there would be a sharing/synchronizing facility between the two clipboards when both are open which would not work when the Office clipboard is inactive (not open).

Hope that makes sense.


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October 20, 2010 - 12:46 am

Thank you very much Jim. What you described makes sense and is exactly what is happening. When Word 2010 is not open, no pasting from internet into Word 2010; when Word 2010 is open, then pasting from internet into Word 2010.

Have a very Good one...


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