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Can't Paste in Word 2003


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Athena28

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Hi,

I'm trying to copy something and then paste it into an existing doc. in Word 2003. It keeps shutting down & saying it needs to retrieve the doc. again. I've tried deleting the files 'normal.doc' and then reopening Word but nothing has changed. I tried shutting off Norton and that didn't help. This has gone on for several days.

Any thoughts?


Thank you.


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MY SPECS:

Dell Latitude D820
Genuine Intel[R] CPU
T2300 @ 1.66 GHz
1.66 GHz, 0.99 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension
Win XP, Home Edition, Version 2002
Service Pack 2
IE 6.0
Word 2003

Edited by Athena28, 22 November 2006 - 07:50 PM.

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Try "Detect and Repair" fromt he Help menu in Word.

Are you copying text or a graphic?
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I'm trying to paste text. I'll try 'Detect & Repair' as I didn't know it existed. This is a pretty new computer so I'm still trying to figure it out. Thanks for the suggestion.

Could part of the problem be I'm trying to paste new text into a doc. that was saved from my old computer (which had Word 2002)? All those Word 2002 docs. were saved on a DVD and reopened into this new computer as Word 2003 docs.

I wonder if it's a good idea to install the Microsoft Works Suite 2002 I have from my old computer. I still have the CDs and since I've heard this can be a real problem with Microsoft Word 2003 maybe it'll make it easier for me if I don't have to deal with Microsoft Word 2003 at all?

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Tried 'Detect & Repair" and now can paste sporadically. I copy text & try to paste it and the screen freezes up. It turns into a white blank page with just the name of the doc. and Microsoft Word up on top on the blue line. Other times it works after several minutes but I still see the blank white page etc until it finishes.

Edited by Athena28, 25 November 2006 - 12:10 PM.

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It's happening again even tho I'm trying to paste smaller chunks of text. I keep getting an error message that Microsoft Word 2003 has to close. This is getting old really fast.

Anyone ever encounter this problem?
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