I've recently started getting a very strange problem when I highlight some date in IE6, copy it, and paste it into Word or Outlook. Instead of poasting what I copied, it pastes a very small image that looks liek a walkie talkie or mobile phone. If I go back to IE6 and copy again, paste then works as it should. This started affecting both my home and work machines at around the same time. WinXP Pro running on both, Office 2000 at work, Office XP at home. Any ideas?
In Word, it has no properties - it's just a small image, probably an icon. Pasted into Paint Shop Pro, it appears as 16x16 pixel, 256 colour image with 10 colours actually used. I suspect that doesn't help any...
...the problem doesn't just happen when copying from the net - it also appears when copying between Office applications, always with the same rule: copy again and it works as it should. I'm beginning to think it's related to the Office multiple clipboard, so I'm going to turn that off for a while.
(I said it doesn't 'just' happen when copying from the net.)
I've noticed when copying into a text only application that sometimes nothing is pasted, which I put down to finger trouble and recopied; now I realise that the clipboard contained this icon, which doesn't paste into a text app.
This is a REALLY annoying problem. I still think it's related to the multiple clipboard, however having investigated, I don't think it can be turned off without deinstalling Office entirely (it doesn't seem to be an optional component, and all the queries on the net are about how to stop it popping up automatically.)
Sorry - I did slightly misread it. However, as you say by repeating the copy and paste usually gets the right result and the more I come across the problem I`m convinced it is to do with copying a piece of code from the web page along with the text we actually want to copy - this produces the icon.
Now Office Clipboard. (I have XP Pro & Office Pro) Help suggests opening Word and then showing the clipboard Viewer. EDIT>OFFICE CLIPBOARD. The icon is there as usual so at the top pane click CLEAR ALL and it disappears. At the bottom click OPTIONS and you select your options - I think deselecting everything should turn everything off until you repeat the exercise.
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