Office 2016 Error

Evert Jor
Evert Jor used Ask the Experts™

I am unable to copy-and paste from Outlook to Publisher in the new Microsoft Office 2016.
When I try to do that I get an error saying a program is using the clipboard and that it is not possible to copy-paste.

I'm not especially impressed by Microsoft now. Anyone else having the same issue?
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"Anyone else having the same issue?"

No. Can you post a print screen from the error?
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The solution/workaround I have found is to open the office clipboard inside of Publisher and use it for any paste operations.  
This seems to work without any issues.  
To do this click the little expansion arrow at the bottom right of the paste menu area.
 (Home Tab, Bottom Right Corner across from the word Clipboard.) and then simply click the object/text you wish to paste from the office clipboard list and no errors will occur and the paste will work correctly.
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Hi Wes.

I will try it and get back to you.
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