Word crashes when I perform a simple copy and paste or select and drag?

Why does Word crash when I perform a simple copy and paste or select and drag?
 

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Last updated October 16, 2019 Views 110,447 Applies to:
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Here is the solution to your Copy - Paste nightmares.... The word software needs to be reset.  Don't panic you won't lose your documents.

Step (1) Close all your open programs
Step (2) Open Finder
Step (3) Press and Hold Option button, then click GO on the top tool bar. Keep holding the Option button down and click on Library
Step (4) In the Library, click on Preferences
Step (5) Look for the file com.microsoft.word.plist
Step (6) Move the file to your desktop
Step (7) Close the Library file
Step (8) Open Word again, this will take you through a Welcome screen. Which means your word software is reset.

This fix has worked for me for over a week now and the Save button is thanking me!  Keep the .plist file on your desktop, if something hits the fan you can always reset your settings.

Good luck fellow pasters!

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I just found this on the net & it works for me on text pasted from a web page. In word use edit, paste special and select unformatted

good luck!

Try Paste Special.

1. Press ALT/CTRL/V.
2. Select Unformatted Text in the As list box.
3. Click OK.

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