How do I toggle the Paste command in MS Word?

Posted on 2012-08-21
Last Modified: 2012-11-29
How do turn on the paste from the clipboard?

When i copy anything in Windows 7, I can then paste it directly into most applications.

Problem: If Word is not open before I select and copy something in windows, I can not then open Word and paste directly into a document. I must have my Word application open before I do the copy command of something in the Windows environment and then and only then will I have the option to paste directly into Word.

In the past and on other computers I could select and copy anything and wether or not Word was open at the time, I could start the Word application and paste away.

It would seem there is an option turn off or something within Word.
Question by:mlsc-g
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    Accepted Solution

    Some time some add on cause the windows clipboard trashed when the first instance of an Office application is opened.

    Sometime Bluetooth add-on can trashed thewindows clipboard, if you have Bluetooth add-on try disabling/ removing that
    go to MS office --> File --> Options --> Add-Ins, go to the bottom of the page and select COM add-ins, highlight the Bluetooth add-in and hit the remove button

    you might need to do this for every office program

    try to to find which add-on causing issue
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    Expert Comment

    like above poster said. an addon is usually the culprit
    here's how to disable addons on any office application

    Disable the addons one at a time until the function starts working properly.
    Easy way to find the culprit

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