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Why do my Office 2007 programs automatically copy my data?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Stu, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Stu

    Stu Flightless Bird

    A few days ago, Outlook, Word, Excel and OneNote started automatically and
    erroneously copying data from within the programs. For example, in Excel
    different cells will appear as "copied" even though I only selected them.
    Also when I exit Outlook, I am asked whether I want to keep the many data on
    the clipboard available to other programs.

    I have been running Office 2007 SP2 on Vista Home Basic SP2 without problems
    for several months. However I started actually using OneNote, which was
    already installed, at the same time as the onset of this problem.
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Copying items can be set off by pressing CTRL+C or CTRL+Insert perhaps
    you have a problem with a sticky CTRL key?

    Stu wrote:

    > A few days ago, Outlook, Word, Excel and OneNote started automatically and
    > erroneously copying data from within the programs. For example, in Excel
    > different cells will appear as "copied" even though I only selected them.
    > Also when I exit Outlook, I am asked whether I want to keep the many data on
    > the clipboard available to other programs.
    >
    > I have been running Office 2007 SP2 on Vista Home Basic SP2 without problems
    > for several months. However I started actually using OneNote, which was
    > already installed, at the same time as the onset of this problem.
     
  3. Stu

    Stu Flightless Bird

    I experimented with the keys and mouse. They are not the source of the
    problem. In Excel *any* user input will copy the selected cell(s). A similar
    problem happens in OneNote. And somehow I always put a large amount of data
    on the clipboard while using Outlook.

    It all started at the same time I set OneNote to startup in the taskbar upon
    the startup of Windows Vista, which was about a week ago.

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > Copying items can be set off by pressing CTRL+C or CTRL+Insert perhaps
    > you have a problem with a sticky CTRL key?
    >
    > Stu wrote:
    >
    > > A few days ago, Outlook, Word, Excel and OneNote started automatically and
    > > erroneously copying data from within the programs. For example, in Excel
    > > different cells will appear as "copied" even though I only selected them.
    > > Also when I exit Outlook, I am asked whether I want to keep the many data on
    > > the clipboard available to other programs.
    > >
    > > I have been running Office 2007 SP2 on Vista Home Basic SP2 without problems
    > > for several months. However I started actually using OneNote, which was
    > > already installed, at the same time as the onset of this problem.

    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Does this also happen in Notepad or WordPad?

    Stu wrote:

    > I experimented with the keys and mouse. They are not the source of the
    > problem. In Excel *any* user input will copy the selected cell(s). A similar
    > problem happens in OneNote. And somehow I always put a large amount of data
    > on the clipboard while using Outlook.
    >
    > It all started at the same time I set OneNote to startup in the taskbar upon
    > the startup of Windows Vista, which was about a week ago.
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Copying items can be set off by pressing CTRL+C or CTRL+Insert perhaps
    >>you have a problem with a sticky CTRL key?
    >>
    >>Stu wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>A few days ago, Outlook, Word, Excel and OneNote started automatically and
    >>>erroneously copying data from within the programs. For example, in Excel
    >>>different cells will appear as "copied" even though I only selected them.
    >>>Also when I exit Outlook, I am asked whether I want to keep the many data on
    >>>the clipboard available to other programs.
    >>>
    >>>I have been running Office 2007 SP2 on Vista Home Basic SP2 without problems
    >>>for several months. However I started actually using OneNote, which was
    >>>already installed, at the same time as the onset of this problem.

    >>
    >>.
    >>
     
  5. Stu

    Stu Flightless Bird

    I could not replicate the issue in either Notepad or WordPad, but it does not
    matter to me anymore. I found the source of the problem and it is not
    Microsoft.

    The problem is caused by Oxford English Dictionary CD-ROM, which has a
    funtion to automatically enter whatever is double-clicked in another program.
    It's unfortunate that I have to disable that otherwise useful function.

    Bob I, thank you very much for your time and help anyway. I appreciate your
    efforts here.

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > Does this also happen in Notepad or WordPad?
    >
    > Stu wrote:
    >
    > > I experimented with the keys and mouse. They are not the source of the
    > > problem. In Excel *any* user input will copy the selected cell(s). A similar
    > > problem happens in OneNote. And somehow I always put a large amount of data
    > > on the clipboard while using Outlook.
    > >
    > > It all started at the same time I set OneNote to startup in the taskbar upon
    > > the startup of Windows Vista, which was about a week ago.
    > >
    > > "Bob I" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>Copying items can be set off by pressing CTRL+C or CTRL+Insert perhaps
    > >>you have a problem with a sticky CTRL key?
    > >>
    > >>Stu wrote:
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>>A few days ago, Outlook, Word, Excel and OneNote started automatically and
    > >>>erroneously copying data from within the programs. For example, in Excel
    > >>>different cells will appear as "copied" even though I only selected them.
    > >>>Also when I exit Outlook, I am asked whether I want to keep the many data on
    > >>>the clipboard available to other programs.
    > >>>
    > >>>I have been running Office 2007 SP2 on Vista Home Basic SP2 without problems
    > >>>for several months. However I started actually using OneNote, which was
    > >>>already installed, at the same time as the onset of this problem.
    > >>
    > >>.
    > >>

    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Thank you for posting back with your discovery. This will help someone
    else in the future who may run into this issue.

    Stu wrote:

    > I could not replicate the issue in either Notepad or WordPad, but it does not
    > matter to me anymore. I found the source of the problem and it is not
    > Microsoft.
    >
    > The problem is caused by Oxford English Dictionary CD-ROM, which has a
    > funtion to automatically enter whatever is double-clicked in another program.
    > It's unfortunate that I have to disable that otherwise useful function.
    >
    > Bob I, thank you very much for your time and help anyway. I appreciate your
    > efforts here.
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Does this also happen in Notepad or WordPad?
    >>
    >>Stu wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>I experimented with the keys and mouse. They are not the source of the
    >>>problem. In Excel *any* user input will copy the selected cell(s). A similar
    >>>problem happens in OneNote. And somehow I always put a large amount of data
    >>>on the clipboard while using Outlook.
    >>>
    >>>It all started at the same time I set OneNote to startup in the taskbar upon
    >>>the startup of Windows Vista, which was about a week ago.
    >>>
    >>>"Bob I" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Copying items can be set off by pressing CTRL+C or CTRL+Insert perhaps
    >>>>you have a problem with a sticky CTRL key?
    >>>>
    >>>>Stu wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>A few days ago, Outlook, Word, Excel and OneNote started automatically and
    >>>>>erroneously copying data from within the programs. For example, in Excel
    >>>>>different cells will appear as "copied" even though I only selected them.
    >>>>>Also when I exit Outlook, I am asked whether I want to keep the many data on
    >>>>>the clipboard available to other programs.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>I have been running Office 2007 SP2 on Vista Home Basic SP2 without problems
    >>>>>for several months. However I started actually using OneNote, which was
    >>>>>already installed, at the same time as the onset of this problem.
    >>>>
    >>>>.
    >>>>

    >>
    >>.
    >>
     

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