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Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby Darren » Fri, 17 Oct 2008 12:37:27 GMT

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel

Just updated to 12.1.3 and now I cannot copy a few cells from a spreadsheet and paste them into word using "Paste Special > Picture"

I keep getting the error "There is not enough memory or disk space to complete the operation." I have over 2GB free of memory, and 30GB of disk space, so that cant be the problem to copy 12 cells.

Any ideas?

Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby Darren » Fri, 17 Oct 2008 12:43:25 GMT

Just tried to paste the same cells. as a Microsoft Excel object into Powerpoint 2008 and Word 2008. This causes Excel to crash (even though I don't have Excel as the active window).

This seems to be completely broken. I have no idea how this could have made it out of quality control. Perhaps it's just my configuration, but I highly doubt that.

Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby Darren » Fri, 17 Oct 2008 12:47:18 GMT

Pasting as a PDF caused Word to crash...this is ridiculous.

Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby Darren » Fri, 17 Oct 2008 13:47:40 GMT

I was able to paste them in by first copying the cells into a blank spreadsheet as values, and then pasting them.

Something still is wrong here

Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby John McGhie » Fri, 17 Oct 2008 18:18:16 GMT

That's confirmed:

On OS 10.4.11:

Word 2008 V 12.1.3 will:

1)  Paste as a table

2)  Fail with an out-of-memory error when pasting as a Picture

3)  Crash when pasting as a PDF.

{Sigh}


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Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby Darren » Fri, 17 Oct 2008 22:15:42 GMT

Getting Copy/Paste right is so 1986.

MSFT, get this fixed pronto.

Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby John McGhie » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 10:30:03 GMT

Hi Darren:

If you want Microsoft to do something, you should send Microsoft a message.
Use Help>Send feedback to take you to the Microsoft feedback area.

Microsoft does not read this forum.  Just fellow users, and we already know
how bad it is.

Cheers


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Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby Francesca Tamma » Tue, 21 Oct 2008 04:48:09 GMT

Hi, I have troubles special-pasting a link to a graph from Excel to Word. The message says that it is impossible to obtain necessary data from the excel worksheet. Thank you!

Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby John McGhie » Tue, 21 Oct 2008 18:37:07 GMT

That's correct.  That's one of several complex features that don't work
right in Office 2008.

Sorry about that:  You will have to paste unlinked.

You might want to use Help>Send Feedback to alert Microsoft that you would
like this to work.

Cheers


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Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby Darren » Wed, 22 Oct 2008 00:47:15 GMT

I have reported this through the Send Feedback channel as requested.

This is very disappointing. The whole point of buying a suite of products is to ensure interoperability among the pieces, but it seems like most links across the product line flat out don't work.

This functionality was present well before the "Publish" and "Subscribe" model of System 7 (circa 1991), and to have it broken to this extent is laughable.

I have always been one to defend Microsoft from the wave of attacks from anti-MS crusaders, but this is one clear example where MS let a substandard release out the door. MS, if you are reading this, please fix this soon.

Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby Clive Huggan » Wed, 22 Oct 2008 05:46:57 GMT

On 21/10/08 2:47 AM, in article  XXXX@XXXXX.COM ,




Microsoft isn't watching; this newsgroup is populated, with only very
occasional exception, by people who are simply users of Microsoft products.
However, we understand someone from Microsoft's Mac Business Unit does read,
log and distribute comments sent via the Help menu.

Clive Huggan
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Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby CyberTaz » Wed, 22 Oct 2008 19:38:28 GMT

Hi John;

Why am I the only one in the world not seeing these problems?

Office 12.1.3, OS X 10.4.11, G5 Dual 2 GHz, 3.5 GB

Simply for fun I just created a Word document copied data & charts from
Excel files & pasted in various ways - including some "as links". Neither
Word nor Excel hiccupped, let alone crashed.

I never did see a problem with Pasting As PDF - it was then *saving as .doc*
that caused Word to crash, but that was fixed in 12.1.3 - at least it's no
longer occurring here. I saved the same file (containing 6 objects  -
including PDF - pasted from Excel) in .doc with no issues as well.

Regards |:>)
Bob Jones 
[MVP] Office:Mac


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Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby Gonz » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 05:11:07 GMT

I have exactly the same problems since I download the last update. Its really driving me crazy.

That's confirmed:

      On OS 10.4.11:





      Word 2008 V 12.1.3 will:





      1) Paste as a table





      2) Fail with an out-of-memory error when pasting as a Picture





      3) Crash when pasting as a PDF.





      {Sigh}






      On 16/10/08 2:17 PM, in article  XXXX@XXXXX.COM , " XXXX@XXXXX.COM "







      > I was able to paste them in by first copying the cells into a blank
      > spreadsheet as values, and then pasting them. > > Something still is
      wrong here





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      John McGhie, Microsoft MVP, Word and Word:Mac Nhulunbuy, NT, Australia.
      mailto: XXXX@XXXXX.COM 


Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby Darren » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 05:15:44 GMT

Could this be an Intel only problem?

I'm on a MBP Santa Rosa 2.2 w/ 4GB
Leopard (10.5.5)
Office 12.1.3

Re: Cannot paste picture from Excel 2008 into Word 2008

Postby Pat McMillan » Fri, 24 Oct 2008 03:47:34 GMT

Just to follow up on this:

We did inadvertently introduce a problem in the 12.1.3 update that causes
pasting a range of cells to Word or PowerPoint as picture or PDF to fail or
sometimes crash. As far as we're aware, though, this only occurs if the
sheet you're copying from contains an embedded OLE object (an Equation
Editor object, Graph object, etc.). If you remove the OLE object from the
sheet before copying the range, Paste Special to Word and PowerPoint should
work fine. If that's not an option for you, this workaround should also
work:

Copy the range in Excel
Command + N to create a new workbook
Command +V to paste the range into the new workbook
Command + C to copy the range in the new workbook (that doesn contain an
OLE object)
Select Word and Paste Special As Picture or PDF

We are investigating this and hope to get a fix out soon.

Thanks,

Pat


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