Paste function

Posted on 2012-03-26
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Last Modified: 2014-11-26
I use Office 2010, Windows 7 Home, 64-bit.  In Word and Excel, my paste function is limited.  The icon presents limited options:
Text only (icon)
Use Text Import wizard...
Paste special...
Under Paste special,
Unicode Text
Paste defaults to text only, no formulas or formats.  Renders my use of Excel virtually useless.
I saw a couple of answers to similar past problems.  One involved View-Toolbars, and the other involved AltF11, but neither option seems to be available to me.  2010 issue?  Any thoughts?
Question by:Ladevries
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by:Raymond Peng
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Can you confirm if you have the latest office updates / service packs as well as windows updates?

Author Comment

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I am up to date on my updates.  I went to the MS web site and it did not tell me I needed anything?  is there any other way to check?
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by:Raymond Peng
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try going to windowsupdate.microsoft.com in your browser.

Is this happening for all users on this machine?

Quickest way to fix profile issues with Word / Excel -

start > run > regedit
Please make a backup of the key if you'd like by exporting to a reg file.

browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word
and delete the entire Word folder.  Test Word again and see if issues persist.

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ID: 37773058
That did not work, still only pasting text, no formats, and I still have only the limited icons under the past button.  The same is true in Excel and Powerpoint as well.  Are there registry settings global to MSOffice?

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Ladevries earned 0 total points
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Problem solved.  I found an answer to a similar question that led me to a solution that resolved my issue.  There is apparently a conflict with the Skype one Touch add-in for Explorer, and although I do not use explorer, the same conflict exists in Firefox.  Once I uninstalled it, the problem was solved.  The original question applied to Office 2007 and Explorer, but the solution works for 2010 and Firefox as well.

I opted to removed Skype, too, as it kept trying to reinstall One-touch every time I loaded Skype.  Certainly Skype can be more easily replaced than all the  paste functions in Microsoft Office!

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