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OFFXP: No Message When Office Clipboard Is Full

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When you copy an item in any of the Microsoft Office XP programs listed at the beginning of this article, the item may not be added to the Office Clipboard and you are not warned that the Office Clipboard memory is full.

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This problem occurs when you copy an item that causes the Office Clipboard to exceed 4 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM) for computers with 64 MB of built-in RAM or 8 MB for computers with more than 64 MB of built-in RAM.

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To work around the problem, use either of the following methods.

Method 1: Clear the Office Clipboard

  1. On the Edit menu, click Office Clipboard.
  2. On the Clipboard task pane, click Clear All. This removes all previously copied items from the Office Clipboard.
  3. Copy the item again.

Method 2: Remove Selected Items from the Office Clipboard

If you already have many items on the Office Clipboard, you can selectively remove items to free memory.
  1. On the Edit menu, click Office Clipboard.
  2. The contents of the Clipboard are displayed on the task pane. Point to the item that you want to delete, and then click the arrow that appears next to the item.
  3. Select Delete on the menu that appears.
  4. Copy the item again.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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Keywords: KB290373, kbbug

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Article Info
Article ID : 290373
Revision : 5
Created on : 1/31/2007
Published on : 1/31/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 358