Thanks again for the help in advance!
This is the enviornment, VMware virtual desktops VDI with Office 2003 professional current service packs and updates
This is the problem and it's a huge one! When pasting into Word from Excel as an object the formating gets completely trashed, this was not a problem when we were using Office 2002 though I'm not sure if it's related to the introduction of virtual desktops or office 2003, I'm leaning really heavily toward office 2003 but I can't seem to rule out the virtual desktops.
1. Open Excel document.
2. Add some data.
4. Open Word.
5. Paste special from the edit menu.
6. Select Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet Object
7. Result is smashed weird looking pasted Object (If you double click the object to edit it again in excel the formating looks normal, as soon as you leave the editing mode it returns to the smashed text).
This is a super critical issue for me to get resolved and I've been banging my head trying to figure out what it is.