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Unread 28-02-2008, 04:13 AM   #11
JD
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Re: "Paste" Doesn't Work

Another possibility. If you use Works Suite, when Word opens it clears the
contents of the clipboard. So if you've copied something from the Web before
opening Word, the clipboard will be empty. As a test, before opening Word,
see if your copied material will paste into Notepad.
"HeyBub" <heybub***********> wrote in message
news:unUIoSbeIHA.5208@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> someone wrote:
>> Windows XP Pro, Dell 4100. Recently, after I select "copy" from
>> "edit" I cannot "paste" the copied matter. In fact, "paste" is
>> grayed out.

>
> Always?
>
> Some files (i.e., some PDFs) are rigged such that the contents cannot be
> copied. I think with these files you can seemingly "copy" but there's
> really nothing in the clipboard, so subsequent "paste" is unavailable.
>



 
Unread 28-02-2008, 02:12 PM   #12
Bob I
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Re: "Paste" Doesn't Work

I see your computer was a victim of malware, that is the cause of the
problem. Please use the procedure Elmo provided.

someone wrote:

> I've been having this problem for the last few days. I have my computer
> configured so that I don't have to log on or off as I am the only user.
> I have started, turned off, and re-started several times.
>
> "Bob I" <birelan***********> wrote in message
> news:uB8jM6YeIHA.5348@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>
>> Does the problem remain after you have logged off and then back on to
>> the PC?
>>
>> someone wrote:
>>
>>> Windows XP Pro, Dell 4100. Recently, after I select "copy" from
>>> "edit" I cannot "paste" the copied matter. In fact, "paste" is
>>> grayed out.

>>
>>


 
Unread 28-02-2008, 05:14 PM   #13
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Thanks. I tested the copy and paste with Microsoft Word, and it works.
However, I tried copying and pasting chess games from an email into a chess
software, and they didn't work. But the strange thing is that I was always
able to copy and paste those types of game notations into the chess software
successfully before. I had noticed that I could not even copy some stuff
from some websites since the website would not allow that, but I had been
able to copy chess notations on emails before.

"1034" is 1034 mb. I've left that as it is.

"HeyBub" <heybub***********> wrote in message
news:unUIoSbeIHA.5208@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> someone wrote:
>> Windows XP Pro, Dell 4100. Recently, after I select "copy" from
>> "edit" I cannot "paste" the copied matter. In fact, "paste" is
>> grayed out.

>
> Always?
>
> Some files (i.e., some PDFs) are rigged such that the contents cannot be
> copied. I think with these files you can seemingly "copy" but there's
> really nothing in the clipboard, so subsequent "paste" is unavailable.
>

 
Unread 28-02-2008, 07:12 PM   #14
Bob I
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Re: "Paste" Doesn't Work

Try Ctrl+Insert(copy) and Shift+Insert(paste) that sometimes works when
the "r-button" menu fails.

someone wrote:
> Thanks. I tested the copy and paste with Microsoft Word, and it works.
> However, I tried copying and pasting chess games from an email into a
> chess software, and they didn't work. But the strange thing is that I
> was always able to copy and paste those types of game notations into the
> chess software successfully before. I had noticed that I could not even
> copy some stuff from some websites since the website would not allow
> that, but I had been able to copy chess notations on emails before.
>
> "1034" is 1034 mb. I've left that as it is.
>
> "HeyBub" <heybub***********> wrote in message
> news:unUIoSbeIHA.5208@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>
>> someone wrote:
>>
>>> Windows XP Pro, Dell 4100. Recently, after I select "copy" from
>>> "edit" I cannot "paste" the copied matter. In fact, "paste" is
>>> grayed out.

>>
>>
>> Always?
>>
>> Some files (i.e., some PDFs) are rigged such that the contents cannot
>> be copied. I think with these files you can seemingly "copy" but
>> there's really nothing in the clipboard, so subsequent "paste" is
>> unavailable.
>>


 
Unread 28-02-2008, 07:13 PM   #15
someone
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Re: "Paste" Doesn't Work

Thanks. I'll try that at the next opportunity.

"Bob I" <birelan***********> wrote in message
news:Ot9FebjeIHA.1824@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Try Ctrl+Insert(copy) and Shift+Insert(paste) that sometimes works when
> the "r-button" menu fails.
>
> someone wrote:
>> Thanks. I tested the copy and paste with Microsoft Word, and it works.
>> However, I tried copying and pasting chess games from an email into a
>> chess software, and they didn't work. But the strange thing is that I
>> was always able to copy and paste those types of game notations into the
>> chess software successfully before. I had noticed that I could not even
>> copy some stuff from some websites since the website would not allow
>> that, but I had been able to copy chess notations on emails before.
>>
>> "1034" is 1034 mb. I've left that as it is.
>>
>> "HeyBub" <heybub***********> wrote in message
>> news:unUIoSbeIHA.5208@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>
>>> someone wrote:
>>>
>>>> Windows XP Pro, Dell 4100. Recently, after I select "copy" from
>>>> "edit" I cannot "paste" the copied matter. In fact, "paste" is
>>>> grayed out.
>>>
>>>
>>> Always?
>>>
>>> Some files (i.e., some PDFs) are rigged such that the contents cannot be
>>> copied. I think with these files you can seemingly "copy" but there's
>>> really nothing in the clipboard, so subsequent "paste" is unavailable.
>>>

>

 
Unread 28-02-2008, 08:13 PM   #16
HeyBub
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Re: "Paste" Doesn't Work

someone wrote:
> Thanks. I tested the copy and paste with Microsoft Word, and it
> works. However, I tried copying and pasting chess games from an email
> into a chess software, and they didn't work. But the strange thing
> is that I was always able to copy and paste those types of game
> notations into the chess software successfully before. I had noticed
> that I could not even copy some stuff from some websites since the
> website would not allow that, but I had been able to copy chess
> notations on emails before.
> "1034" is 1034 mb. I've left that as it is.
>
> "HeyBub" <heybub***********> wrote in message
> news:unUIoSbeIHA.5208@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> someone wrote:
>>> Windows XP Pro, Dell 4100. Recently, after I select "copy" from
>>> "edit" I cannot "paste" the copied matter. In fact, "paste" is
>>> grayed out.

>>
>> Always?
>>
>> Some files (i.e., some PDFs) are rigged such that the contents
>> cannot be copied. I think with these files you can seemingly "copy"
>> but there's really nothing in the clipboard, so subsequent "paste"
>> is unavailable.


Ah ha! Well, there's still might be a fix.

Contact the web master of the site at issue. He should be able to disable
the code that's disabling the copy command.


 
Unread 29-02-2008, 12:12 AM   #17
Terry R.
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Re: "Paste" Doesn't Work

The date and time was 2/27/2008 7:20 PM, and on a whim, Colin Barnhorst
pounded out on the keyboard:

> I don't know what the 1034 represents.
>
> "Terry R." <F1ComNOSPAM@pobox.com> wrote in message
> news:%237v2o6ZeIHA.2268@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> The date and time was 2/27/2008 3:52 PM, and on a whim, Colin Barnhorst
>> pounded out on the keyboard:
>>
>>> Depends on the size of your hard drive and how many restore points you
>>> want to keep on hand. How about some specifics? After all, 5% of a 20GB
>>> drive is a lot different than 5% of a 200GB drive. Restore points use
>>> 100MB+ per each.
>>>
>>> "someone" <someone@somewhere.com> wrote in message
>>> news:e%23xAzjZeIHA.1212@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>>> AVG, on its daily scan, discovered a trojan horse in my System Restore
>>>> and yesterday I had to turn off System Restore, restart the computer,
>>>> and turn System Restore back on, so I've lost all my prior restore
>>>> points. Incidentally, I reset it to 5% or 1034. Not to hijack my own
>>>> post, but is that sufficient?

>> Isn't "5% or 1034" specific enough? ;-)
>>

>


Well, we can almost surely say that 5% won't be 1034 gig, or 1034 Kb.
So wouldn't one naturally think megabytes?

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Unread 29-02-2008, 02:12 AM   #18
Colin Barnhorst
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Re: "Paste" Doesn't Work

I have no idea what he meant by 1034.

"Terry R." <F1ComNOSPAM@pobox.com> wrote in message
news:uGBNMAmeIHA.4120@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> The date and time was 2/27/2008 7:20 PM, and on a whim, Colin Barnhorst
> pounded out on the keyboard:
>
>> I don't know what the 1034 represents.
>>
>> "Terry R." <F1ComNOSPAM@pobox.com> wrote in message
>> news:%237v2o6ZeIHA.2268@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>> The date and time was 2/27/2008 3:52 PM, and on a whim, Colin Barnhorst
>>> pounded out on the keyboard:
>>>
>>>> Depends on the size of your hard drive and how many restore points you
>>>> want to keep on hand. How about some specifics? After all, 5% of a
>>>> 20GB drive is a lot different than 5% of a 200GB drive. Restore points
>>>> use 100MB+ per each.
>>>>
>>>> "someone" <someone@somewhere.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:e%23xAzjZeIHA.1212@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>>>> AVG, on its daily scan, discovered a trojan horse in my System Restore
>>>>> and yesterday I had to turn off System Restore, restart the computer,
>>>>> and turn System Restore back on, so I've lost all my prior restore
>>>>> points. Incidentally, I reset it to 5% or 1034. Not to hijack my own
>>>>> post, but is that sufficient?
>>> Isn't "5% or 1034" specific enough? ;-)
>>>

>>

>
> Well, we can almost surely say that 5% won't be 1034 gig, or 1034 Kb. So
> wouldn't one naturally think megabytes?
>
> --
> Terry R.
>
> ***Reply Note***
> Anti-spam measures are included in my email address.
> Delete NOSPAM from the email address after clicking Reply.


 
 

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