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  1. #1

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    Nov 06, 2008
    Problem in Word: mac v. X just cropped up
    I have an older Word program, Microsoft Word X for Mac, Service Release 1. It's worked flawlessly for years. A few weeks ago I was playing around to see what different options did, clicked on this and that, and here is what's been happening since.

    When I copy a whole Word file page (boilerplate) to an eBay listing I'm making, the copied text is now prefaced with this:

    Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000170 EndHTML:0000002311 StartFragment:0000001709 EndFragment:0000002275

    I have to delete it every time from the text before proceeding. Could it be something that eBay has done to text that's copied in? Because it didn't show when I tried to insert it here into this message box! eBay has been making a lot of changes lately, so I wonder if it's their doing.

    I looked at all the boxes to check in Preferences and on the Menu bar, but nothing seems related. Can anyone help?

  2. #2

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    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    Nope, you're stuck with the metadata that word plunks in there as far as I know.
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    Member Since
    Nov 06, 2008
    But it suddenly started appearing after several years of perfect behavior!

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