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07-06-2004, 03:41 PM
Please help
I have Microsoft office with word 2002 and when i cut and then paste the the information change from what ever i have cut to a icon that looks like a blue with yellow printer with a cable next to it, but never the text i have cut, what could be wrong- how do i fix this problem?

07-06-2004, 04:54 PM
You have something set inappropriately.

Instead of just "paste", use Edit - Paste Special.

In that window, check what is set for the default. Is it Paste, or Paste Link?

If it is Paste Link, you are seeing the icon for the linked file.

Unsure where this default is kept, but if it is in Normal.dot, find and rename all instances of that (probably hidden) file.
Name to anything (normal.old is OK).
A new clean default template (normal.dot) will be recreated the next time Word runs and does not find any instances of normal.dot, with default settings for all new documents.

If you cannot find "normal.dot", you have not enabled the viewing of hidden or system files. It must exist.

Word must not be running when this is done.