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your current settings prohibit running active x controls on this page when cut and paste from word to outlook 2003

When cutting/pasting text from Word 2003 to Outlook 2003 I receive "your current settings prohibit running active x controls on this page"

I can choose OK and the text displays.

My security settings are set to Medium with Active X enabled.

I cannot figure out why I am being prompted with this message?
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David-HowardCommented:
Close the current Internet Explorer window and open a new one.
Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
In the resulting window, click on the Security tab. The Internet icon should already be selected by default.
Click on the Custom Level radio button at the bottom.
Under the Reset Custom Settings section at the bottom, change the Reset to: level to Low.
Click on the Reset radio button and click OK.
(Should this work remember that your new settings are lower in security than before.)
:-)
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victoriatechAuthor Commented:
Group Policy is set to Medium for our network.  I cannot override that setting for long.

Is that the problem?  Why when I cut/paste text does Active X get involved?  I dont understand.
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meintsiCommented:
Outlook security is much more enhanced than Word.

What is it that you are cut -n-pasting?
Text only? - This should not be a problem.
Something fancy? - Then we have a bit of work to do.
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victoriatechAuthor Commented:
All we are doing is cutting text from Word 2003 and pasting it into an email message in Outlook 2003 - totally nothing fancy.  This does not happen each and every time either.  I dont know what the trigger is and or how to make it stop.
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meintsiCommented:
cut-n-paste IS an active X control.

TOOLS - OPTIONS - SECURITY - ZONE SETTINGS - and check the Active X settings under INTERNET and LOCAL NETWORK
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victoriatechAuthor Commented:
Settings are all good - medium-low

Why would this happen sometimes, but not all times?  I dont get it!
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meintsiCommented:
Is this error repeatable?

I mean, if the cut text generates an error, does it error again if tried again?  or does the same text work the second time around?

You are refering to regular type written text only, correct?
Is the text fomatted somehow?    Bold, etc....

From the Outlook help menu, you might try a "detect and repair'.  You will need the installatio disks, possibly have to update again, and will lose all of the toolbar customizations.
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victoriatechAuthor Commented:
Yes - I get the same error over and over again when trying to "paste" this text.  
 
formatting doesn't seem to matter, but what I have discovered is that if it is just a straight sentence, (no return at the end, just straight typing) then it works file.  As soon as I try and copy 2 paragraphs together, it gives me the error message.
 
I asked another user to try, and she gets exactly the same as me.
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meintsiCommented:
Are you using Word as your email editor? If so turn it off.
Also, what format of email are you composing, html, rich text, or plain text?
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victoriatechAuthor Commented:
Word is not editor

composing in HTML format
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victoriatechAuthor Commented:
Meintsi - you were on such a roll the other day on this issue.  Have you had any thoughts about the format?  Is that the problem?
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meintsiCommented:
How about some of the basics,
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victoriatechAuthor Commented:
basics - what do you mean specifically?
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meintsiCommented:
Hit enter too soon.....

Is the OS fully updated?
Is Office fully updated?
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victoriatechAuthor Commented:
Yes to both
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victoriatechAuthor Commented:
Figured it out - If you turn WORD on as the editor it works like a charm and does not prompt the Active X error.

Issue resolved.

Thanks.
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