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Copy from Excel and paste in Word

Hi Experts,
When I copy from Excel and paste in Word I get an error message.
My Excel file has links to other data sources hence I click update.
The error message that I get while pasting in word is "You need Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.00 or later to use this feature. You can download the latest version of Internet Explorer from http://www.microsoft.com"
I am using windows XP SP2 preloaded and Office 2003 Standard.
Kindly help.
Thanks and regards,
rujs.
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nobusCommented:
try the analyse and repair, in the help section
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lbertaccoCommented:
Check if you have the latest patches for office 2003 (my word 2003 version iss 11.8106.8107 SP2). You can get updates from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
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upul007Commented:
If you do not have Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 installed on your pc, install it from www.microsoft.com and then retry. Make sure that you apply all the service packs for Internet Explorer as well.
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ChadBillingtonCommented:
Instead of just pasting have you tried this.
On the Edit menu, select "Paste Special...", and then select "Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet Object"
That would let you insert it as an embedded excel worksheet that you then could double click upon and edit like a normal excel worksheet, fancily inserted within your word document. It might let you do that.

Having the office updates might not hurt either.

If that doesn't work, well, here's a question for you.
Do you need your information pasted into the document to be able to update as you update the excel spreadsheet? What are you trying to do with it. I know it doesn't answer your question directly, but you could consider taking a screenshot (hit the print screen button) and pasting that into your document if you only need the data displayed inside of your document.

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lbertaccoCommented:
the link I posted for office updates is clearly wrong (it's just for windows). The good one is: http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate
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ChadBillingtonCommented:
Might not hurt to look at Microsoft Office Update as well, it updates separately from Microsoft Update (it would be nice if knew to look at all Microsoft Programs at once).

Link: <a href="http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/officeupdate/default.aspx">http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/officeupdate/default.aspx</a>
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lbertaccoCommented:
Microsoft update (at the link I posted above), searches for updates to all microsoft software (windows, office, visual studio, ....), therefore including Office. You can then choose individually which updates to download and install.
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MnfCommented:
you have to fix your internet explorer
maybe you can install the latest one IE7 you can find it here: (this is the Final Edition from Microsoft)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx
then try to repair your office : Help>repair ..
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ZancheyCommented:
If you're in my position, upgrading to Internet Explorer 7 is not a solution.

I had a similar problem except that it was preventing me from starting Office applications completely - Access and Outlook in particular.

I was able to get them running by adding the IE version identifier to the registry. I'm not sure why it went walkabout - perhaps a failed update?

The registry snippet you need is:

---
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer]
"Build"="62900.2180"
"Version"="6.0.2900.2180"
"W2kVersion"="6.0.2900.2180"
---

Paste everything between but not including the dashes into a separate text file, and save it as iexplore.reg - you should then be able to merge this by double-clicking it.

(You actually only require the Version key to get things working in Office, but some applications may require the Build ID as well.)
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rujsAuthor Commented:
Hi,
I formatted the machine and reinstalled everything. Hence I have split the points. I agree with Zanchey that upgrading to IE 7 is not the solution as I already had IE6 on XP SP2.
Rest I have not tried anything apart from applying SP2 to office 2003.
Thanks and regards,
rujs.
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