Office 2003 hangs when attempting to Cut & Paste from IE (same with Excel and Outlook using Word as editor)
Posted on 2005-04-27
I use Office 2003 SP1 on Windows XP Sp2.
When I select anything other than pure text in IE and attenpts to paste it into Word or Excel (and I use Word as my default editor in Outlook) the applications ends up handing indefinitely (i.e. if its trying to to import anything but the text is fails).
In my ZoneAlarm Pro I prevented Word and Excel from accessing the web (who knows why Bill Gates wants that). I have a feeling this has to do with that. If the system is not connceted the cut and paste seem to work more often than if it connected (bit not 100% either). The result is of course that I need to kill the application and in that acse most cases I lose the work I did (even with a Save function running in the background every few minutes).
What shoudl I do?
At the moment the only way around this was to configure a keyboard shortcut for the Past Special function, and so, instead of pasting with CTRL+C I do a paste special as text only. But if I fail to remember that - I'm screwed. And Excel has no programmed shortcuts available...