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Windows 7: Outlook 2010 not listing copy or paste

01 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 professional x64
Outlook 2010 not listing copy or paste

I am not able to copy and paste text from a website into a new Outlook 2010 email. COPY AND PASTE ARE GRAYED OUT. CTRL C works within the web page. However, CTRL V does NOT paste the copied browser text into my Outlook 2010 email.

Outlook Help did not provide any means of restoring Copy and Paste to Outlook 2010. I sure hope someone can assist for a simple but VITAL need, copy and paste.

I have Windows 7 Professional x64, both FIrefox 3.7 and IE 9 beta.

Your assistance will be very appreciated.


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02 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi 53texman and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Works for me. :)

In this example, I have selected all of your post above and used Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V to copy and paste.
Outlook 2010 not listing copy or paste-capture.png

Here, I have made a selection from my home page and used the right-click copy/paste function.
Outlook 2010 not listing copy or paste-capture1.png

It could possibly depend on the webpage and what you are trying to copy. Whilst Ctrl + C would appear to work, it doesn't necessarily mean that it has actually copied anything if the source doesn't permit such copying. The fact that you stated that Copy and Paste were grayed out would imply that this is the case. Copy will be grayed out if the source does not permit copying, and likewise Paste will be grayed out if there is nothing stored in the buffer for copying.

What is the site you having this problem with?

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02 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 professional x64
Outlook 2010 not listing copy or paste

Thank you for your reply, however, that is not the case.

I attempted to copy and paste your Seven Forums response into an Outlook email. Copy and Paste and CTRL + C/CTRL + V are NOT pasting any data within Outlook 2010.

I was able to copy and paste the TITLE ABOVE from within my browser. The copy and paste issue is NOT with either my mouse or keyboard.

What settings within Outlook 2010 would enable COPY and PASTE using one's keyboard and/or mouse?
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