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IE 8 - Can not copy from web page and paste into Word document.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Roger, May 20, 2010.

  1. Roger

    Roger Flightless Bird

    This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a solution
    other than using FireFox

    Roger
     
  2. KCB

    KCB Flightless Bird

    "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    news:uOg83jE#KHA.4076@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a solution other
    > than using FireFox
    >
    > Roger


    What version of Word? I'm using IE8 and Word with Office 2010 Beta.
    Copy/Paste as usual. Any particular web site that doesn't work for you?
     
  3. Roger

    Roger Flightless Bird

    On 20/05/2010 1:09 PM, KCB wrote:
    >
    >
    >> This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a solution
    >> other than using FireFox
    >>
    >> Roger

    >
    > What version of Word? I'm using IE8 and Word with Office 2010 Beta.
    > Copy/Paste as usual. Any particular web site that doesn't work for you?


    Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. Word 2002 & 2007 on XP
    SP3 & Vista SP1.

    Here's the web site. http://www.bcfed.ca/node/1959

    Roger
     
  4. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    1. Tools>Internet Options - Security tab, click "Reset all zones to default"

    2. Go to http://enhanceie.com/ua.aspx and follow the instructions there to
    fix your browsers userAgent string if it detects a problem.

    Regards.

    "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    news:eCHxXpF#KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > On 20/05/2010 1:09 PM, KCB wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a solution
    >>> other than using FireFox
    >>>
    >>> Roger

    >>
    >> What version of Word? I'm using IE8 and Word with Office 2010 Beta.
    >> Copy/Paste as usual. Any particular web site that doesn't work for you?

    >
    > Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. Word 2002 & 2007 on XP
    > SP3 & Vista SP1.
    >
    > Here's the web site. http://www.bcfed.ca/node/1959
    >
    > Roger
    >
    >
     
  5. Roger

    Roger Flightless Bird

    On 20/05/2010 2:13 PM, rob^_^ wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > 1. Tools>Internet Options - Security tab, click "Reset all zones to
    > default"
    >
    > 2. Go to http://enhanceie.com/ua.aspx and follow the instructions there
    > to fix your browsers userAgent string if it detects a problem.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    > news:eCHxXpF#KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> On 20/05/2010 1:09 PM, KCB wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a solution
    >>>> other than using FireFox
    >>>>
    >>>> Roger
    >>>
    >>> What version of Word? I'm using IE8 and Word with Office 2010 Beta.
    >>> Copy/Paste as usual. Any particular web site that doesn't work for you?

    >>
    >> Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. Word 2002 & 2007 on
    >> XP SP3 & Vista SP1.
    >>
    >> Here's the web site. http://www.bcfed.ca/node/1959
    >>
    >> Roger
    >>
    >>


    On the XP machine I reset all zones to default then ran the enhanceie page

    Enhanceie shows the browser as IE 8. If I switch it to 7 other stuff
    quits working.

    FWIW the page generated would copy into Word no problem so now I am back
    to suspecting a bad web page that only screws up IE and Word. THat still
    doesn't let IE off the hook
     
  6. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    No problem here.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Roger wrote:
    > This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a solution
    > other than using FireFox
    >
    > Roger
     
  7. Jean Rosenfeld

    Jean Rosenfeld Flightless Bird

    I can confirm that on XP SP3, IE 8, Word 2002 hangs when pasting text copied
    from that particular web site, but I've never had that problem from other
    sites. I also tried compatibility mode, same result. I could paste into
    Notepad and then into Word from notepad.

    "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    news:ujtJFQH%23KHA.148@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > On 20/05/2010 2:13 PM, rob^_^ wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> 1. Tools>Internet Options - Security tab, click "Reset all zones to
    >> default"
    >>
    >> 2. Go to http://enhanceie.com/ua.aspx and follow the instructions there
    >> to fix your browsers userAgent string if it detects a problem.
    >>
    >> Regards.
    >>
    >> "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    >> news:eCHxXpF#KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> On 20/05/2010 1:09 PM, KCB wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a solution
    >>>>> other than using FireFox
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Roger
    >>>>
    >>>> What version of Word? I'm using IE8 and Word with Office 2010 Beta.
    >>>> Copy/Paste as usual. Any particular web site that doesn't work for you?
    >>>
    >>> Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. Word 2002 & 2007 on
    >>> XP SP3 & Vista SP1.
    >>>
    >>> Here's the web site. http://www.bcfed.ca/node/1959
    >>>
    >>> Roger
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    > On the XP machine I reset all zones to default then ran the enhanceie page
    >
    > Enhanceie shows the browser as IE 8. If I switch it to 7 other stuff quits
    > working.
    >
    > FWIW the page generated would copy into Word no problem so now I am back
    > to suspecting a bad web page that only screws up IE and Word. THat still
    > doesn't let IE off the hook
     
  8. Jean Rosenfeld

    Jean Rosenfeld Flightless Bird

    It wotks if instead of pasting directly, you go edit/paste special/Formatted
    text RTF. So it must be something wrong with the html format on that site.

    "Jean Rosenfeld" <jean.rosenfeld@nospam.tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:uoUqBxH%23KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I can confirm that on XP SP3, IE 8, Word 2002 hangs when pasting text
    >copied from that particular web site, but I've never had that problem from
    >other sites. I also tried compatibility mode, same result. I could paste
    >into Notepad and then into Word from notepad.
    >
    > "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    > news:ujtJFQH%23KHA.148@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> On 20/05/2010 2:13 PM, rob^_^ wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> 1. Tools>Internet Options - Security tab, click "Reset all zones to
    >>> default"
    >>>
    >>> 2. Go to http://enhanceie.com/ua.aspx and follow the instructions there
    >>> to fix your browsers userAgent string if it detects a problem.
    >>>
    >>> Regards.
    >>>
    >>> "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    >>> news:eCHxXpF#KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> On 20/05/2010 1:09 PM, KCB wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a solution
    >>>>>> other than using FireFox
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Roger
    >>>>>
    >>>>> What version of Word? I'm using IE8 and Word with Office 2010 Beta.
    >>>>> Copy/Paste as usual. Any particular web site that doesn't work for
    >>>>> you?
    >>>>
    >>>> Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. Word 2002 & 2007 on
    >>>> XP SP3 & Vista SP1.
    >>>>
    >>>> Here's the web site. http://www.bcfed.ca/node/1959
    >>>>
    >>>> Roger
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>
    >> On the XP machine I reset all zones to default then ran the enhanceie
    >> page
    >>
    >> Enhanceie shows the browser as IE 8. If I switch it to 7 other stuff
    >> quits working.
    >>
    >> FWIW the page generated would copy into Word no problem so now I am back
    >> to suspecting a bad web page that only screws up IE and Word. THat still
    >> doesn't let IE off the hook

    >
    >
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Copy/paste into Notepad then copy/paste into Word.

    Roger wrote:
    > On 20/05/2010 1:09 PM, KCB wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a solution
    >>> other than using FireFox
    >>>
    >>> Roger

    >>
    >> What version of Word? I'm using IE8 and Word with Office 2010 Beta.
    >> Copy/Paste as usual. Any particular web site that doesn't work for you?

    >
    > Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. Word 2002 & 2007 on XP
    > SP3 & Vista SP1.
    >
    > Here's the web site. http://www.bcfed.ca/node/1959
    >
    > Roger
     
  10. KCB

    KCB Flightless Bird

    "Jean Rosenfeld" <jean.rosenfeld@nospam.tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:-OzPwHzH#KHA.1888@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > It wotks if instead of pasting directly, you go edit/paste
    > special/Formatted text RTF. So it must be something wrong with the html
    > format on that site.
    >
    > "Jean Rosenfeld" <jean.rosenfeld@nospam.tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:uoUqBxH%23KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>I can confirm that on XP SP3, IE 8, Word 2002 hangs when pasting text
    >>copied from that particular web site, but I've never had that problem from
    >>other sites. I also tried compatibility mode, same result. I could paste
    >>into Notepad and then into Word from notepad.


    Using Word 2010, and it handles straight text, merged format, and RTF from
    that site. But, whichever format is used, the paste takes a few seconds
    with the busy cursor spinning. Other websites paste instantly, in any
    format.
     
  11. Roger

    Roger Flightless Bird

    On 20/05/2010 5:50 PM, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > Copy/paste into Notepad then copy/paste into Word.
    >
    > Roger wrote:
    >> On 20/05/2010 1:09 PM, KCB wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a solution
    >>>> other than using FireFox
    >>>>
    >>>> Roger
    >>>
    >>> What version of Word? I'm using IE8 and Word with Office 2010 Beta.
    >>> Copy/Paste as usual. Any particular web site that doesn't work for you?

    >>
    >> Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. Word 2002 & 2007 on XP
    >> SP3 & Vista SP1.
    >>
    >> Here's the web site. http://www.bcfed.ca/node/1959
    >>
    >> Roger


    There's a new note pad out that handles html?

    It appears that there is something wrong with the interface between the
    web page, IE 8 and certain versions of Word, remember, info copied from
    the FireFox rendering of the page pastes into all versions of Word Just
    fine.

    Anyhow, Thanks to those who suggested the "Paste Special" RTF option. It
    works on Word 2000 at least.

    Roger
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    news:uq$aNPJ#KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > On 20/05/2010 5:50 PM, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >> Copy/paste into Notepad then copy/paste into Word.
    >>
    >> Roger wrote:
    >>> On 20/05/2010 1:09 PM, KCB wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a solution
    >>>>> other than using FireFox
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Roger
    >>>>
    >>>> What version of Word? I'm using IE8 and Word with Office 2010 Beta.
    >>>> Copy/Paste as usual. Any particular web site that doesn't work for you?
    >>>
    >>> Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. Word 2002 & 2007 on XP
    >>> SP3 & Vista SP1.
    >>>
    >>> Here's the web site. http://www.bcfed.ca/node/1959
    >>>
    >>> Roger

    >
    > There's a new note pad out that handles html?


    Notepad has always been able to handle HTML - I wrote most of my first
    websites using it. I now use EditPad Lite mostly because it has better UTF
    and EOF handling. HTML is just plain text after all :)

    By pasting into Notepad and then recopying the content is stripped of any
    underlying formatting, and so you can then paste just the content into Word
    rather than the entire binary object so that Word doesn't spend ages trying
    to parse the HTML (it's probably hanging while resolving references to
    external elements in the HTML).

    > It appears that there is something wrong with the interface between the
    > web page, IE 8 and certain versions of Word, remember, info copied from
    > the FireFox rendering of the page pastes into all versions of Word Just
    > fine.


    No, it means that the data that IE8 places into the clipboard is not the
    same as the data that Firefox places into the clipboard. The problem here is
    with Word itself if it's having trouble parsing the pasted content from the
    clipboard.

    Dan
     
  13. Roger

    Roger Flightless Bird

    On 21/05/2010 3:21 AM, Dan wrote:
    >
    > "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    > news:uq$aNPJ#KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> On 20/05/2010 5:50 PM, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >>> Copy/paste into Notepad then copy/paste into Word.
    >>>
    >>> Roger wrote:
    >>>> On 20/05/2010 1:09 PM, KCB wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a solution
    >>>>>> other than using FireFox
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Roger
    >>>>>
    >>>>> What version of Word? I'm using IE8 and Word with Office 2010 Beta.
    >>>>> Copy/Paste as usual. Any particular web site that doesn't work for
    >>>>> you?
    >>>>
    >>>> Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. Word 2002 & 2007
    >>>> on XP
    >>>> SP3 & Vista SP1.
    >>>>
    >>>> Here's the web site. http://www.bcfed.ca/node/1959
    >>>>
    >>>> Roger

    >>
    >> There's a new note pad out that handles html?

    >
    > Notepad has always been able to handle HTML - I wrote most of my first
    > websites using it. I now use EditPad Lite mostly because it has better
    > UTF and EOF handling. HTML is just plain text after all :)
    >
    > By pasting into Notepad and then recopying the content is stripped of
    > any underlying formatting, and so you can then paste just the content
    > into Word rather than the entire binary object so that Word doesn't
    > spend ages trying to parse the HTML (it's probably hanging while
    > resolving references to external elements in the HTML).
    >
    >> It appears that there is something wrong with the interface between
    >> the web page, IE 8 and certain versions of Word, remember, info copied
    >> from the FireFox rendering of the page pastes into all versions of
    >> Word Just fine.

    >
    > No, it means that the data that IE8 places into the clipboard is not the
    > same as the data that Firefox places into the clipboard. The problem
    > here is with Word itself if it's having trouble parsing the pasted
    > content from the clipboard.
    >
    > Dan


    Dan

    Sorry but you just provided back up for my comment about NotePad. Just
    to qualify, it does not render html.

    Actually I don't think the problem is with Word per se. IE 8 is doing
    something differently than FireFox. It is either corrupting what is
    being placed on the clipboard or it is not parsing the code in the page
    properly. I will concede that there is certainly something amiss with
    the web site as well. Interestingly enough when I tried to paste copied
    data from a different page (one that contained images) at that site in
    to a Thunderbird e-mail the text was transferred but the images were
    not. FireFox would do that, no problem

    In searching the web for a solution I stumbled across several others
    with the same issue but the problem was with different websites.

    If I were an MSMVP I would certainly bring this issue up for discussion
    with Microsoft just to track down the actual reason why a web browser
    that otherwise works fine can mangle a simple operation like
    transferring copied data to the clipboard which then causes Word to lock
    up when said data is pasted in to it. And I'd do it quick before those
    that are in denial about there screwed up website find and fix the
    problem. Who knows it could even lead to a flaw which points to a
    potential security breech.

    I am not lauding Mozilla products over Microsoft stuff. I am just
    pointing out what I see as a potentially serious flaw. Now if someone
    pops in with a registry fix that actually works or some other repair
    that cam be done I'll just use work-arounds for the time being. Actually
    I won't because this was never my problem to start with. 'Twas that of a
    friend.

    Roger
     
  14. Roger

    Roger Flightless Bird

    On 21/05/2010 2:36 PM, Roger wrote:
    > On 21/05/2010 3:21 AM, Dan wrote:
    >>
    >> "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    >> news:uq$aNPJ#KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> On 20/05/2010 5:50 PM, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >>>> Copy/paste into Notepad then copy/paste into Word.
    >>>>
    >>>> Roger wrote:
    >>>>> On 20/05/2010 1:09 PM, KCB wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a solution
    >>>>>>> other than using FireFox
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Roger
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> What version of Word? I'm using IE8 and Word with Office 2010 Beta.
    >>>>>> Copy/Paste as usual. Any particular web site that doesn't work for
    >>>>>> you?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. Word 2002 & 2007
    >>>>> on XP
    >>>>> SP3 & Vista SP1.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Here's the web site. http://www.bcfed.ca/node/1959
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Roger
    >>>
    >>> There's a new note pad out that handles html?

    >>
    >> Notepad has always been able to handle HTML - I wrote most of my first
    >> websites using it. I now use EditPad Lite mostly because it has better
    >> UTF and EOF handling. HTML is just plain text after all :)
    >>
    >> By pasting into Notepad and then recopying the content is stripped of
    >> any underlying formatting, and so you can then paste just the content
    >> into Word rather than the entire binary object so that Word doesn't
    >> spend ages trying to parse the HTML (it's probably hanging while
    >> resolving references to external elements in the HTML).
    >>
    >>> It appears that there is something wrong with the interface between
    >>> the web page, IE 8 and certain versions of Word, remember, info copied
    >>> from the FireFox rendering of the page pastes into all versions of
    >>> Word Just fine.

    >>
    >> No, it means that the data that IE8 places into the clipboard is not the
    >> same as the data that Firefox places into the clipboard. The problem
    >> here is with Word itself if it's having trouble parsing the pasted
    >> content from the clipboard.
    >>
    >> Dan

    >
    > Dan
    >
    > Sorry but you just provided back up for my comment about NotePad. Just
    > to qualify, it does not render html.
    >
    > Actually I don't think the problem is with Word per se. IE 8 is doing
    > something differently than FireFox. It is either corrupting what is
    > being placed on the clipboard or it is not parsing the code in the page
    > properly. I will concede that there is certainly something amiss with
    > the web site as well. Interestingly enough when I tried to paste copied
    > data from a different page (one that contained images) at that site in
    > to a Thunderbird e-mail the text was transferred but the images were
    > not. FireFox would do that, no problem
    >
    > In searching the web for a solution I stumbled across several others
    > with the same issue but the problem was with different websites.
    >
    > If I were an MSMVP I would certainly bring this issue up for discussion
    > with Microsoft just to track down the actual reason why a web browser
    > that otherwise works fine can mangle a simple operation like
    > transferring copied data to the clipboard which then causes Word to lock
    > up when said data is pasted in to it. And I'd do it quick before those
    > that are in denial about there screwed up website find and fix the
    > problem. Who knows it could even lead to a flaw which points to a
    > potential security breech.
    >
    > I am not lauding Mozilla products over Microsoft stuff. I am just
    > pointing out what I see as a potentially serious flaw. Now if someone
    > pops in with a registry fix that actually works or some other repair
    > that cam be done I'll just use work-arounds for the time being. Actually
    > I won't because this was never my problem to start with. 'Twas that of a
    > friend.
    >
    > Roger


    Just an adendum from a commenter in the word application errors group.

    "On 20/05/2010 9:46 PM, Robert2 wrote:
    > That page pastes correctly and normally into Word 2007 as soon as you log
    > off from the Internet. It seems that Word is trying to download unneeded
    > elements from that page, and chokes on them.


    Good point but it begs the question just what is IE 8 saying it must try
    to download that FireFox doesn't.

    Thanks for the input. I'm going to add this to my thread in the IE group.

    Roger
    "
     
  15. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    That page pastes correctly and normally into Word 2007 as soon as you log
    > > off from the Internet. It seems that Word is trying to download unneeded
    > > elements from that page, and chokes on them.


    Yes. The page has malformed <link type=stylesheet tags.

    POS.

    Regards.

    "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    news:euh4q6S#KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > On 21/05/2010 2:36 PM, Roger wrote:
    >> On 21/05/2010 3:21 AM, Dan wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    >>> news:uq$aNPJ#KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> On 20/05/2010 5:50 PM, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >>>>> Copy/paste into Notepad then copy/paste into Word.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Roger wrote:
    >>>>>> On 20/05/2010 1:09 PM, KCB wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a
    >>>>>>>> solution
    >>>>>>>> other than using FireFox
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Roger
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> What version of Word? I'm using IE8 and Word with Office 2010 Beta.
    >>>>>>> Copy/Paste as usual. Any particular web site that doesn't work for
    >>>>>>> you?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. Word 2002 & 2007
    >>>>>> on XP
    >>>>>> SP3 & Vista SP1.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Here's the web site. http://www.bcfed.ca/node/1959
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Roger
    >>>>
    >>>> There's a new note pad out that handles html?
    >>>
    >>> Notepad has always been able to handle HTML - I wrote most of my first
    >>> websites using it. I now use EditPad Lite mostly because it has better
    >>> UTF and EOF handling. HTML is just plain text after all :)
    >>>
    >>> By pasting into Notepad and then recopying the content is stripped of
    >>> any underlying formatting, and so you can then paste just the content
    >>> into Word rather than the entire binary object so that Word doesn't
    >>> spend ages trying to parse the HTML (it's probably hanging while
    >>> resolving references to external elements in the HTML).
    >>>
    >>>> It appears that there is something wrong with the interface between
    >>>> the web page, IE 8 and certain versions of Word, remember, info copied
    >>>> from the FireFox rendering of the page pastes into all versions of
    >>>> Word Just fine.
    >>>
    >>> No, it means that the data that IE8 places into the clipboard is not the
    >>> same as the data that Firefox places into the clipboard. The problem
    >>> here is with Word itself if it's having trouble parsing the pasted
    >>> content from the clipboard.
    >>>
    >>> Dan

    >>
    >> Dan
    >>
    >> Sorry but you just provided back up for my comment about NotePad. Just
    >> to qualify, it does not render html.
    >>
    >> Actually I don't think the problem is with Word per se. IE 8 is doing
    >> something differently than FireFox. It is either corrupting what is
    >> being placed on the clipboard or it is not parsing the code in the page
    >> properly. I will concede that there is certainly something amiss with
    >> the web site as well. Interestingly enough when I tried to paste copied
    >> data from a different page (one that contained images) at that site in
    >> to a Thunderbird e-mail the text was transferred but the images were
    >> not. FireFox would do that, no problem
    >>
    >> In searching the web for a solution I stumbled across several others
    >> with the same issue but the problem was with different websites.
    >>
    >> If I were an MSMVP I would certainly bring this issue up for discussion
    >> with Microsoft just to track down the actual reason why a web browser
    >> that otherwise works fine can mangle a simple operation like
    >> transferring copied data to the clipboard which then causes Word to lock
    >> up when said data is pasted in to it. And I'd do it quick before those
    >> that are in denial about there screwed up website find and fix the
    >> problem. Who knows it could even lead to a flaw which points to a
    >> potential security breech.
    >>
    >> I am not lauding Mozilla products over Microsoft stuff. I am just
    >> pointing out what I see as a potentially serious flaw. Now if someone
    >> pops in with a registry fix that actually works or some other repair
    >> that cam be done I'll just use work-arounds for the time being. Actually
    >> I won't because this was never my problem to start with. 'Twas that of a
    >> friend.
    >>
    >> Roger

    >
    > Just an adendum from a commenter in the word application errors group.
    >
    > "On 20/05/2010 9:46 PM, Robert2 wrote:
    > > That page pastes correctly and normally into Word 2007 as soon as you
    > > log
    > > off from the Internet. It seems that Word is trying to download unneeded
    > > elements from that page, and chokes on them.

    >
    > Good point but it begs the question just what is IE 8 saying it must try
    > to download that FireFox doesn't.
    >
    > Thanks for the input. I'm going to add this to my thread in the IE group.
    >
    > Roger
    > "
    >
     
  16. Roger

    Roger Flightless Bird

    On 22/05/2010 3:04 PM, rob^_^ wrote:
    > That page pastes correctly and normally into Word 2007 as soon as you log
    >> > off from the Internet. It seems that Word is trying to download

    >> unneeded
    >> > elements from that page, and chokes on them.

    >
    > Yes. The page has malformed <link type=stylesheet tags.
    >
    > POS.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    > news:euh4q6S#KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> On 21/05/2010 2:36 PM, Roger wrote:
    >>> On 21/05/2010 3:21 AM, Dan wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> "Roger" <liam@mail.moc> wrote in message
    >>>> news:uq$aNPJ#KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> On 20/05/2010 5:50 PM, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >>>>>> Copy/paste into Notepad then copy/paste into Word.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Roger wrote:
    >>>>>>> On 20/05/2010 1:09 PM, KCB wrote:
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> This appears to be a common problem but I just can't find a
    >>>>>>>>> solution
    >>>>>>>>> other than using FireFox
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> Roger
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> What version of Word? I'm using IE8 and Word with Office 2010 Beta.
    >>>>>>>> Copy/Paste as usual. Any particular web site that doesn't work for
    >>>>>>>> you?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. Word 2002 & 2007
    >>>>>>> on XP
    >>>>>>> SP3 & Vista SP1.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Here's the web site. http://www.bcfed.ca/node/1959
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Roger
    >>>>>
    >>>>> There's a new note pad out that handles html?
    >>>>
    >>>> Notepad has always been able to handle HTML - I wrote most of my first
    >>>> websites using it. I now use EditPad Lite mostly because it has better
    >>>> UTF and EOF handling. HTML is just plain text after all :)
    >>>>
    >>>> By pasting into Notepad and then recopying the content is stripped of
    >>>> any underlying formatting, and so you can then paste just the content
    >>>> into Word rather than the entire binary object so that Word doesn't
    >>>> spend ages trying to parse the HTML (it's probably hanging while
    >>>> resolving references to external elements in the HTML).
    >>>>
    >>>>> It appears that there is something wrong with the interface between
    >>>>> the web page, IE 8 and certain versions of Word, remember, info copied
    >>>>> from the FireFox rendering of the page pastes into all versions of
    >>>>> Word Just fine.
    >>>>
    >>>> No, it means that the data that IE8 places into the clipboard is not
    >>>> the
    >>>> same as the data that Firefox places into the clipboard. The problem
    >>>> here is with Word itself if it's having trouble parsing the pasted
    >>>> content from the clipboard.
    >>>>
    >>>> Dan
    >>>
    >>> Dan
    >>>
    >>> Sorry but you just provided back up for my comment about NotePad. Just
    >>> to qualify, it does not render html.
    >>>
    >>> Actually I don't think the problem is with Word per se. IE 8 is doing
    >>> something differently than FireFox. It is either corrupting what is
    >>> being placed on the clipboard or it is not parsing the code in the page
    >>> properly. I will concede that there is certainly something amiss with
    >>> the web site as well. Interestingly enough when I tried to paste copied
    >>> data from a different page (one that contained images) at that site in
    >>> to a Thunderbird e-mail the text was transferred but the images were
    >>> not. FireFox would do that, no problem
    >>>
    >>> In searching the web for a solution I stumbled across several others
    >>> with the same issue but the problem was with different websites.
    >>>
    >>> If I were an MSMVP I would certainly bring this issue up for discussion
    >>> with Microsoft just to track down the actual reason why a web browser
    >>> that otherwise works fine can mangle a simple operation like
    >>> transferring copied data to the clipboard which then causes Word to lock
    >>> up when said data is pasted in to it. And I'd do it quick before those
    >>> that are in denial about there screwed up website find and fix the
    >>> problem. Who knows it could even lead to a flaw which points to a
    >>> potential security breech.
    >>>
    >>> I am not lauding Mozilla products over Microsoft stuff. I am just
    >>> pointing out what I see as a potentially serious flaw. Now if someone
    >>> pops in with a registry fix that actually works or some other repair
    >>> that cam be done I'll just use work-arounds for the time being. Actually
    >>> I won't because this was never my problem to start with. 'Twas that of a
    >>> friend.
    >>>
    >>> Roger

    >>
    >> Just an adendum from a commenter in the word application errors group.
    >>
    >> "On 20/05/2010 9:46 PM, Robert2 wrote:
    >> > That page pastes correctly and normally into Word 2007 as soon as

    >> you > log
    >> > off from the Internet. It seems that Word is trying to download

    >> unneeded
    >> > elements from that page, and chokes on them.

    >>
    >> Good point but it begs the question just what is IE 8 saying it must
    >> try to download that FireFox doesn't.
    >>
    >> Thanks for the input. I'm going to add this to my thread in the IE group.
    >>
    >> Roger
    >> "
    >>


    I guess the next question would be; just why does a problem exist with
    IE and not with FireFox?

    In any event I think the site will be notified so they can rectify their
    problem.

    Thanks again.

    Roger
     

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