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20th August 2006, 08:54 PM
Good eve

MS Word has thrown a wobbly on my G5. When I try to copy some text and then paste to a new area, it freezes .... and also MS error report doesnt work when this happens.

I thought at first that it was a problem taking segments from docs produced at work on Pc's, but this eve, I can't cut and paste from a mac produced doc.

Any clues as to what the problem may be and how to fix same? Greatly appreciated

Thanks Guys

Tim R

20th August 2006, 09:21 PM
Is it happening only on the one doc?

If so, it might be a doc corruption which can usually be remedied by doing a "Maggie".

To do a Maggie, copy everything in the text except for the last paragraph mark (if you don't see paragraph marks, go to Preferences > View and check View all in Non Printing Characters)

Then open a new document and paste the text.

Of course, you might encounter your freeze again when you try to paste so maybe paste into TextEdit first, copy again then paste into a new Word doc. You will lose all formatting doing this but you will still be able to work.

21st August 2006, 06:23 AM

No, it seems to be a problem with a number of docs unfortunately, but I'll try that

Tim R