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Opening Access 2003 dumps copy buffer

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Has anyone else noticed this? I searched group archives and
found nothing, but it's really starting to irritate me big time.
Here's the steps to reproduce the problem:

Copy something to the clipboard (eg code from a web page)
Open Microsoft Access MDB file
Open any module
Press Ctl-V to insert text

Voilia, the text is gone. Opening access dumps the copy buffer.
It seems to happen only with Access 2003. Has anyone else seen
this behavior? Know what causes it? How to stop it?

Thanks
--
Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
www.amazecreations.com/datafast/


Nov 13 '05 #1
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Hi Danny:

No answer, but another example:

Run an Access query. Copy the output. Open up Excel 2003. Try to
Paste. Nothing!

Seems to be more of a general problem than just Access. It is irritating!

Alan

"Danny J. Lesandrini" <dl*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Pd********************@comcast.com...
Has anyone else noticed this? I searched group archives and
found nothing, but it's really starting to irritate me big time.
Here's the steps to reproduce the problem:

Copy something to the clipboard (eg code from a web page)
Open Microsoft Access MDB file
Open any module
Press Ctl-V to insert text

Voilia, the text is gone. Opening access dumps the copy buffer.
It seems to happen only with Access 2003. Has anyone else seen
this behavior? Know what causes it? How to stop it?

Thanks
--
Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
www.amazecreations.com/datafast/

Nov 13 '05 #2

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On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 03:50:02 GMT, "Alan Lane" <aw*****@yahoo.com>
wrote:

Workaround:
Run the query.
Select Tools/ Office Links/ Analyze with Excel

-Tom.

Hi Danny:

No answer, but another example:

Run an Access query. Copy the output. Open up Excel 2003. Try to
Paste. Nothing!

Seems to be more of a general problem than just Access. It is irritating!

Alan

"Danny J. Lesandrini" <dl*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Pd********************@comcast.com...
Has anyone else noticed this? I searched group archives and
found nothing, but it's really starting to irritate me big time.
Here's the steps to reproduce the problem:

Copy something to the clipboard (eg code from a web page)
Open Microsoft Access MDB file
Open any module
Press Ctl-V to insert text

Voilia, the text is gone. Opening access dumps the copy buffer.
It seems to happen only with Access 2003. Has anyone else seen
this behavior? Know what causes it? How to stop it?

Thanks
--
Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
www.amazecreations.com/datafast/


Nov 13 '05 #3

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On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 06:57:07 -0600, "Danny J. Lesandrini"
<dl*********@hotmail.com> wrote:

Workaround:
Open code module
Copy text from webpage
Paste into code module

But I agree with you: if it turns out to be a reproducible problem, we
should add it to the Access hall of shame (see an earlier post of
mine). One of the first rules of software development is "do no harm",
and it was violated here.

-Tom.
Has anyone else noticed this? I searched group archives and
found nothing, but it's really starting to irritate me big time.
Here's the steps to reproduce the problem:

Copy something to the clipboard (eg code from a web page)
Open Microsoft Access MDB file
Open any module
Press Ctl-V to insert text

Voilia, the text is gone. Opening access dumps the copy buffer.
It seems to happen only with Access 2003. Has anyone else seen
this behavior? Know what causes it? How to stop it?

Thanks


Nov 13 '05 #4

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I cannot duplicate the behviour you describe.
I am copying this paragraph.

Now I am inserting it into an Access MDB module.

Now I am pressing <Ctrl> <V> in this window
.... and I am getting:

"I cannot duplicate the behviour you describe.
I am copying this paragraph."

I am using Access 2003; this page is open in Firefox 1.04 at
google.groups.ca
Subsequent to the above pastes, I also tried pasting(inserting) in
Excel and Word; everything happened as I expected (Excel was its usual
très uglee).

Nov 13 '05 #5

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Hello all:

Here's some more info on the copy buffer issue:

On computers I checked with Windows XP Pro, SP1, the issue exists.

On other computers, with Windows XP Pro, SP2, the issue does not exist,
and the copy buffer operates normally.

Can anyone replicate my experiences?

Alan

"Danny J. Lesandrini" <dl*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Pd********************@comcast.com...
Has anyone else noticed this? I searched group archives and
found nothing, but it's really starting to irritate me big time.
Here's the steps to reproduce the problem:

Copy something to the clipboard (eg code from a web page)
Open Microsoft Access MDB file
Open any module
Press Ctl-V to insert text

Voilia, the text is gone. Opening access dumps the copy buffer.
It seems to happen only with Access 2003. Has anyone else seen
this behavior? Know what causes it? How to stop it?

Thanks
--
Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
www.amazecreations.com/datafast/

Nov 13 '05 #6

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Lyle, your note left out the most important step. Maybe
you performed it, but you didn't mention it. Follow this
exactly:

Close MS Access
Open Browser
Copy Text
Open MS Access
Open Module
Press Ctl-V

It is the act of opening Access that flushes the buffer.

Maybe it's related to Windows and service packs, but I'm
running Windows XP Pro with all the patches applied. It
happens with both Access XP and Access 2003. It happens
so regularly, I can count on it.

Maybe it's a little thing, but it's driving me nuts.
--

Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
http://amazecreations.com/datafast/

<ly******@yahoo.ca> wrote in message news:11**********************@z14g2000cwz.googlegr oups.com...
I cannot duplicate the behviour you describe.
I am copying this paragraph.

Now I am inserting it into an Access MDB module.

Now I am pressing <Ctrl> <V> in this window
.... and I am getting:

"I cannot duplicate the behviour you describe.
I am copying this paragraph."

I am using Access 2003; this page is open in Firefox 1.04 at
google.groups.ca
Subsequent to the above pastes, I also tried pasting(inserting) in
Excel and Word; everything happened as I expected (Excel was its usual
très uglee).
Nov 13 '05 #7

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I have all the service packs for Windows XP Pro and it happens
consistently, for both Access XP and Access 2003. I haven't
tried Access 97 as I no longer have it installed on my laptop.

It doesn't, however, happen on Windows Server 2003.

--

Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
http://amazecreations.com/datafast/

"Alan Lane" <aw*****@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:BJ******************@tornado.socal.rr.com...
Hello all:

Here's some more info on the copy buffer issue:

On computers I checked with Windows XP Pro, SP1, the issue exists.

On other computers, with Windows XP Pro, SP2, the issue does not exist, and the copy buffer operates normally.

Can anyone replicate my experiences?

Alan

"Danny J. Lesandrini" <dl*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:Pd********************@comcast.com...
Has anyone else noticed this? I searched group archives and
found nothing, but it's really starting to irritate me big time.
Here's the steps to reproduce the problem:

Copy something to the clipboard (eg code from a web page)
Open Microsoft Access MDB file
Open any module
Press Ctl-V to insert text

Voilia, the text is gone. Opening access dumps the copy buffer.
It seems to happen only with Access 2003. Has anyone else seen
this behavior? Know what causes it? How to stop it?

Thanks
--
Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
www.amazecreations.com/datafast/


Nov 13 '05 #8

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This might have something to do with it:
If Office clipboard is enabled, opening Word starts that component which in
turn empties the Windows clipboard.

Turn off Office clipboard OR open Word and then do your copy/paste.

So, how do I disable that darn Office Clipboard?
--

Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
http://amazecreations.com/datafast/

"Alan Lane" <aw*****@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:BJ******************@tornado.socal.rr.com...
Hello all:

Here's some more info on the copy buffer issue:

On computers I checked with Windows XP Pro, SP1, the issue exists.

On other computers, with Windows XP Pro, SP2, the issue does not exist, and the copy buffer operates normally.

Can anyone replicate my experiences?

Alan

"Danny J. Lesandrini" <dl*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:Pd********************@comcast.com...
Has anyone else noticed this? I searched group archives and
found nothing, but it's really starting to irritate me big time.
Here's the steps to reproduce the problem:

Copy something to the clipboard (eg code from a web page)
Open Microsoft Access MDB file
Open any module
Press Ctl-V to insert text

Voilia, the text is gone. Opening access dumps the copy buffer.
It seems to happen only with Access 2003. Has anyone else seen
this behavior? Know what causes it? How to stop it?

Thanks
--
Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
www.amazecreations.com/datafast/


Nov 13 '05 #9

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FWIW, I had the clipboard turned off ... as off as I could get it.
There must be a registry hack or something, but I'm now convinced
that's what's causing my issue.

Bad, bad idea, Microsoft. Is anyone using this irritant? I've never
seen anyone use it and now it's causing me grief.
--

Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
http://amazecreations.com/datafast/

"Alan Lane" <aw*****@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:BJ******************@tornado.socal.rr.com...
Hello all:

Here's some more info on the copy buffer issue:

On computers I checked with Windows XP Pro, SP1, the issue exists.

On other computers, with Windows XP Pro, SP2, the issue does not exist, and the copy buffer operates normally.

Can anyone replicate my experiences?

Alan

"Danny J. Lesandrini" <dl*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:Pd********************@comcast.com...
Has anyone else noticed this? I searched group archives and
found nothing, but it's really starting to irritate me big time.
Here's the steps to reproduce the problem:

Copy something to the clipboard (eg code from a web page)
Open Microsoft Access MDB file
Open any module
Press Ctl-V to insert text

Voilia, the text is gone. Opening access dumps the copy buffer.
It seems to happen only with Access 2003. Has anyone else seen
this behavior? Know what causes it? How to stop it?

Thanks
--
Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
www.amazecreations.com/datafast/


Nov 13 '05 #10

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Danny
I followed your instructions carefully. I tried Firefox and IE. I used
Access 2003. I did this several times, being careful to close Access
each time. I tried a cold boot.
The buffer was never flushed in the manner you describe.
Lyle

Nov 13 '05 #11

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Lyle:

I'm convinced it has something to do with Office Clipboard
settings, or perhaps some related registry key ... or some other
3rd party addin, like Bluetooth or mappoint.

--

Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
http://amazecreations.com/datafast/

<ly******@yahoo.ca> wrote in message news:11**********************@o13g2000cwo.googlegr oups.com...
Danny
I followed your instructions carefully. I tried Firefox and IE. I used
Access 2003. I did this several times, being careful to close Access
each time. I tried a cold boot.
The buffer was never flushed in the manner you describe.
Lyle

Nov 13 '05 #12

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