Paste button is greyed out

Posted on 2007-10-15
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
When trying to copy and paste from both Microsoft Excel and Word, and place them in Powerpoint. Why would the paste button be greyed out in Powerpoint
Question by:elizabeth06
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    Forget about the greyed button simply click ctrl+v and this should work well unless you have not copied or cutted anything then nothing will happen

    Author Comment

    ok Thank you I will try tis and get back to you soon.
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    CTRL-V may not work either.  The paste button is typically greyed out because there is nothing to paste.  Try selecting your items in Word/Excel and hit the CTRL-C key to copy them to the clipboard, then you should be able to paste into PowerPoint.
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    To GlennaShaw I already told him that there should be something copied or cutted to have the option paste active "click ctrl+v and this should work well unless you have not copied or cutted anything then nothing will happen"

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