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Can't Copy and Paste in MICROSOFT OUTLOOK

by acherry / March 2, 2006 12:32 AM PST

HI guys,
I know this sounds a little mundane, but I'm having problems with copying and pasting in Microsoft Outlook 2002. Its been happening these last 2 days...I copy it...but when I past it ..it stays blank..any ideas?
Thanks!
Cheers,
Angela

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Re: Outlook problems
by Kees Bakker / March 2, 2006 7:53 PM PST

Angela,

No ideas yet, but can you tell more?
- What part of Outlook (calendar, composing an email message, task list)?
- Do you use Word as an email editor, or the native Outlook editor. Does it make a difference if you switch?
- If you copy from Outlook, can you paste into another application (say: Wordpad)?
- If you copy from Wordpad, can you paste into Outlook?

Use the clipboard viewer (http://www.duxcw.com/faq/win/xp/clip.htm assuming you've got XP) to help you with investigations.

Keeds

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having the same problem
by Moerder / May 17, 2006 2:15 AM PDT

Hi, I was wondering if you were able to resolve the problem as I am having the same situation and it is very very frustrating.
Thanx.

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2 ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2006 11:41 AM PDT

1. There are well known virus and keyboard loggers that cause this issue. Be sure your machine is clean with scans (google these) EWIDO and HOUSECALL.

2. Change the Email from plain text to html or vice versa and try the paste again.

Bob

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