Tag Archives: Troubleshooting

Can’t Paste from Visio to Word

When copy and pasting shapes from Visio into Microsoft Word, you may get the following error message:  Word is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action.  Even it you cancel the message, it may continue to reappear. Rather than persist, use Task Manager to close Visio and Word.  According to Microsoft, “This problem […]

How to Remove ‘Rogue’ Private Data in MS Word

When you save a Word document, it tries to update its own settings by capturing information about the computer or network you’re working on. It needs this information in case you want to make different versions, for backing up, or for other reasons. It pulls this information from your computer’s settings and then inserts it […]

How to Remove Your Name from MS Word Macros

If you create a lot of macros in Word, you’ll probably know that you’re name is recorded as the Author. The macro begins with a header similar to the following:     ‘ Macro1 Macro    ‘ Macro recorded 7/12/2006 by Your Name From Word’s point of view, it makes sense to keep track of […]

How to Remove the Names of Previous Authors

Word stores the names of the last 10 people who worked on a document. This feature is hardwired into Word. You can’t turn it off. Luckily, there is a trick. Save the document to another format, such as RTF, which does not capture this information.  Word deletes all information about the Author when it saves […]

[How To] Remove Routing Slip Information When Email Documents

If you use a routing slip when emailing a document, the routing information may be attached to the document. To remove this information from the document, save the document in a format that does not retain routing slip information, such as RTF (Rich Text Format) or HTML. Close the document, and then reopen the new […]

[How To] Remove the Template Name in MS Word

All documents created in Word are based on a template. Its path and name are stored in the document’s properties.  To view the template name and location, follow these steps: Click File, Properties and select the Summary tab. Even if you do not send the template with the document, the document retains the name and location […]

[How To] Remove Old File Versions from MS Word

Word’s file version feature lets you save multiple versions of the same document in the same file. You can delete older versions of the document in order to reduce the file size. To delete one or more versions of a document, follow these steps: On the File menu, click Versions.  Select the version of the […]

[How To] Remove Hyperlinks in MS Word using Visual Basic

Documents may contain hyperlinks to other documents or web pages. Hyperlinks typically appear as blue underlined text strings.To manually delete a single hyperlink from a document, right-click the hyperlink, point to Hyperlink on the shortcut menu, and then click Remove Hyperlink. If you want to delete all hyperlinks in a document, you can use a […]