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Unread 29-01-2008, 02:44 PM   #1
KLA
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Cut, Copy & Paste grayed out in 2007 Word

When I select text in a 2007 Word document and right click, cut, copy & paste
are grayed out. Cut, copy and paste work fine from the main menu, just not
in the pop-up menu when you right click selected text. What can I do to fix
this?
 
Unread 29-01-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
Bob Buckland ?:-\)
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Re: Cut, Copy & Paste grayed out in 2007 Word

Hi KLA,

If you highlight text and use Ctrl+C then, with no text selected, right click is Paste available?

Is the text in the document still highlighted when you right click? Sometimes if you right click and drag the mouse a bit it pulls
off of the text.

Is there anything besides text being selected?

Is this in any document or only certain ones?

==============
<<"KLA" <KLA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3CB9E366-4C40-4B3D-AF08-46267F315B6A@microsoft.com...
When I select text in a 2007 Word document and right click, cut, copy & paste
are grayed out. Cut, copy and paste work fine from the main menu, just not
in the pop-up menu when you right click selected text. What can I do to fix
this?>>
--

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*


 
Unread 29-01-2008, 06:41 PM   #3
KLA
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Re: Cut, Copy & Paste grayed out in 2007 Word

All Word documents are like this. If I highlight any text and right click
(with it still highlighted), cut/copy/paste are grayed out. Cut/Copy/Paste
work from the clipboard. If I highlight text, use Ctrl+C, paste is still
grayed out. This is only happening on my boss's computer with Office 2007
and he wants it to work like it should.

"Bob Buckland ?:-)" wrote:

> Hi KLA,
>
> If you highlight text and use Ctrl+C then, with no text selected, right click is Paste available?
>
> Is the text in the document still highlighted when you right click? Sometimes if you right click and drag the mouse a bit it pulls
> off of the text.
>
> Is there anything besides text being selected?
>
> Is this in any document or only certain ones?
>
> ==============
> <<"KLA" <KLA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3CB9E366-4C40-4B3D-AF08-46267F315B6A@microsoft.com...
> When I select text in a 2007 Word document and right click, cut, copy & paste
> are grayed out. Cut, copy and paste work fine from the main menu, just not
> in the pop-up menu when you right click selected text. What can I do to fix
> this?>>
> --
>
> Bob Buckland ?:-)
> MS Office System Products MVP
>
> *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
>
>
>

 
Unread 29-01-2008, 06:42 PM   #4
Tom [Pepper] Willett
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Re: Cut, Copy & Paste grayed out in 2007 Word

1) Is your boss's copy of 2007 a trial that has expired? Is it a trial that
has not been activated?

2) Is it a purchased version that has not yet been activated?


"KLA" <KLA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:36C0C756-E3AE-434E-8C7A-098174D16CFE@microsoft.com...
: All Word documents are like this. If I highlight any text and right click
: (with it still highlighted), cut/copy/paste are grayed out.
Cut/Copy/Paste
: work from the clipboard. If I highlight text, use Ctrl+C, paste is still
: grayed out. This is only happening on my boss's computer with Office 2007
: and he wants it to work like it should.
:
: "Bob Buckland ?:-)" wrote:
:
: > Hi KLA,
: >
: > If you highlight text and use Ctrl+C then, with no text selected, right
click is Paste available?
: >
: > Is the text in the document still highlighted when you right click?
Sometimes if you right click and drag the mouse a bit it pulls
: > off of the text.
: >
: > Is there anything besides text being selected?
: >
: > Is this in any document or only certain ones?
: >
: > ==============
: > <<"KLA" <KLA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3CB9E366-4C40-4B3D-AF08-46267F315B6A@microsoft.com...
: > When I select text in a 2007 Word document and right click, cut, copy &
paste
: > are grayed out. Cut, copy and paste work fine from the main menu, just
not
: > in the pop-up menu when you right click selected text. What can I do to
fix
: > this?>>
: > --
: >
: > Bob Buckland ?:-)
: > MS Office System Products MVP
: >
: > *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
: >
: >
: >


 
Unread 29-01-2008, 08:17 PM   #5
KLA
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Re: Cut, Copy & Paste grayed out in 2007 Word

This is a new Dell Optiplex computer with Office 2007 pre-installed by Dell
and activated by me. I have checked the Word settings on the other new
computers and compared with my boss's settings and they are the same.

"Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:

> 1) Is your boss's copy of 2007 a trial that has expired? Is it a trial that
> has not been activated?
>
> 2) Is it a purchased version that has not yet been activated?
>
>
> "KLA" <KLA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:36C0C756-E3AE-434E-8C7A-098174D16CFE@microsoft.com...
> : All Word documents are like this. If I highlight any text and right click
> : (with it still highlighted), cut/copy/paste are grayed out.
> Cut/Copy/Paste
> : work from the clipboard. If I highlight text, use Ctrl+C, paste is still
> : grayed out. This is only happening on my boss's computer with Office 2007
> : and he wants it to work like it should.
> :
> : "Bob Buckland ?:-)" wrote:
> :
> : > Hi KLA,
> : >
> : > If you highlight text and use Ctrl+C then, with no text selected, right
> click is Paste available?
> : >
> : > Is the text in the document still highlighted when you right click?
> Sometimes if you right click and drag the mouse a bit it pulls
> : > off of the text.
> : >
> : > Is there anything besides text being selected?
> : >
> : > Is this in any document or only certain ones?
> : >
> : > ==============
> : > <<"KLA" <KLA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3CB9E366-4C40-4B3D-AF08-46267F315B6A@microsoft.com...
> : > When I select text in a 2007 Word document and right click, cut, copy &
> paste
> : > are grayed out. Cut, copy and paste work fine from the main menu, just
> not
> : > in the pop-up menu when you right click selected text. What can I do to
> fix
> : > this?>>
> : > --
> : >
> : > Bob Buckland ?:-)
> : > MS Office System Products MVP
> : >
> : > *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
> : >
> : >
> : >
>
>
>

 
Unread 29-01-2008, 09:17 PM   #6
Tom [Pepper] Willett
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Re: Cut, Copy & Paste grayed out in 2007 Word

Is it a *trial* version of office supplied by Dell, or a full operational
purchase version supplied by Dell?

"KLA" <KLA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:83444D30-0CCB-43F7-8333-5C578AB0D6D2@microsoft.com...
: This is a new Dell Optiplex computer with Office 2007 pre-installed by
Dell
: and activated by me. I have checked the Word settings on the other new
: computers and compared with my boss's settings and they are the same.
:
: "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
:
: > 1) Is your boss's copy of 2007 a trial that has expired? Is it a trial
that
: > has not been activated?
: >
: > 2) Is it a purchased version that has not yet been activated?
: >
: >
: > "KLA" <KLA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
: > news:36C0C756-E3AE-434E-8C7A-098174D16CFE@microsoft.com...
: > : All Word documents are like this. If I highlight any text and right
click
: > : (with it still highlighted), cut/copy/paste are grayed out.
: > Cut/Copy/Paste
: > : work from the clipboard. If I highlight text, use Ctrl+C, paste is
still
: > : grayed out. This is only happening on my boss's computer with Office
2007
: > : and he wants it to work like it should.
: > :
: > : "Bob Buckland ?:-)" wrote:
: > :
: > : > Hi KLA,
: > : >
: > : > If you highlight text and use Ctrl+C then, with no text selected,
right
: > click is Paste available?
: > : >
: > : > Is the text in the document still highlighted when you right click?
: > Sometimes if you right click and drag the mouse a bit it pulls
: > : > off of the text.
: > : >
: > : > Is there anything besides text being selected?
: > : >
: > : > Is this in any document or only certain ones?
: > : >
: > : > ==============
: > : > <<"KLA" <KLA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
: > news:3CB9E366-4C40-4B3D-AF08-46267F315B6A@microsoft.com...
: > : > When I select text in a 2007 Word document and right click, cut,
copy &
: > paste
: > : > are grayed out. Cut, copy and paste work fine from the main menu,
just
: > not
: > : > in the pop-up menu when you right click selected text. What can I
do to
: > fix
: > : > this?>>
: > : > --
: > : >
: > : > Bob Buckland ?:-)
: > : > MS Office System Products MVP
: > : >
: > : > *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
: > : >
: > : >
: > : >
: >
: >
: >


 
Unread 30-01-2008, 01:18 AM   #7
Bob Buckland ?:-\)
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Re: Cut, Copy & Paste grayed out in 2007 Word

Hi KLA,

If you hold down the ctrl key when starting Word (Office safe mode) do you get the same issue? If it now works, you could have an
add-in that's interfering.

Is it only in Word or in all of the Office 2007 apps?

===============
<< "KLA" <KLA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:83444D30-0CCB-43F7-8333-5C578AB0D6D2@microsoft.com...
This is a new Dell Optiplex computer with Office 2007 pre-installed by Dell
and activated by me. I have checked the Word settings on the other new
computers and compared with my boss's settings and they are the same. >>
--

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*


 
Unread 30-01-2008, 10:16 PM   #8
KLA
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Re: Cut, Copy & Paste grayed out in 2007 Word

Bob, it works in safe mode. The add-in is called PPC. We use PPC's eTools
program. If we open PPC eTools and then open a Word document from within the
program, the cut/copy/paste are not grayed out. Now I have to figure out why
the PPC add-in is causing the problem. I might have to check PPC for any
updates to see if this will fix the issue. This only happens in Word.

"Bob Buckland ?:-)" wrote:

> Hi KLA,
>
> If you hold down the ctrl key when starting Word (Office safe mode) do you get the same issue? If it now works, you could have an
> add-in that's interfering.
>
> Is it only in Word or in all of the Office 2007 apps?
>
> ===============
> << "KLA" <KLA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:83444D30-0CCB-43F7-8333-5C578AB0D6D2@microsoft.com...
> This is a new Dell Optiplex computer with Office 2007 pre-installed by Dell
> and activated by me. I have checked the Word settings on the other new
> computers and compared with my boss's settings and they are the same. >>
> --
>
> Bob Buckland ?:-)
> MS Office System Products MVP
>
> *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
>
>
>

 
 

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