How do I stop Word 2007 from creating gray brackets / OLE bookmarks when copying?
Posted on 2011-03-06
Been trying to figure this out, and have been scouring the Internet looking for a solution, to no avail. Here's the deal. Every time I use Control + C to copy text in Word 2007, the program puts these grey brackets around them. I did some research, and found out that these were OLE bookmarks. They can be deleted manually, or via macro, but I don't want to have to keep deleting bookmarks that I didn't want in the first place. These documents are edited by about a dozen people who copy and paste freely. The bookmarks are creating a ton of clutter.
I know that there's an option to hide these bookmarks, but that's not doable. We actually do use the bookmark function for legit, manually placed bookmarks.
I have noticed that this behavior is not universal. There are some computers on which it doesn't occur. Yet, I cannot see any difference, so I cannot figure out why.
Anybody have any ideas?