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Ah well, live and learn. Been there done that....

You might want to open the Office 2011 preferences and direct the auto recovery files to go somewhere that's easier to find. I usually change the folder to the documents folder or some sub folder of documents. That way it's readily available from your Dock.
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Great idea. But I just made an alias file on my desktop for the recovery file.
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I've been using Word 2011 for the last few weeks and I have found a consistent problem when I am trying to cut/copy text and pasting. After I select copy and then go to where I want the text pasted, the program freezes.
You are not alone.

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Apple - Support - Discussions - Office 2011 and Clipboard Issue ...

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I've been using a Mac now for 5 years. And until I got Word 2011, I actually forgot what it was like to have a frozen machine.

Thanks Microsoft for refreshing my memory!
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I've been using a Mac now for 5 years. And until I got Word 2011, I actually forgot what it was like to have a frozen machine.

Thanks Microsoft for refreshing my memory!
Ugh - I hope a fix emerges soon. I just installed Office 2011 - and will be knee deep in a research project soon - that will involve a lot of the above described opportunities for crashing. That will not be good.
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And to add to what our members stated here and those members who posted in the Apple forum that Randy linked to....

I haven't seen this occur when copying and pasting large or small text and graphics in either Word 2008 nor Word 2011. That doesn't mean it isn't a problem; it just means it's not happening to everyone.

However, I don't doubt for a minute that it's Microsoft's problem. They have been known to cover up errors and bugs like this with a later update. Let's hope that a future MS update takes care of this.

In the meantime, for those who are having a problem, I suggest posting the full extent of it in the Microsoft Mac Office forum for Word. MS frequently monitors these forums and will usually respond to a re-occuring error like this.
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I haven't seen this occur when copying and pasting large or small text and graphics in either Word 2008 nor Word 2011. That doesn't mean it isn't a problem; it just means it's not happening to everyone.
I make my living writing. I use Microsoft Word just about all day, everyday. I haven't had any freezing/crashing problems with any version of Word since before the advent of OS X...about a decade ago.

However, I think that it is a good idea never to upgrade to a new version of Office/Word until there have been at least two updates released. Office is a large complex piece of software and one gets the impression that Microsoft is always rushing to get the latest version out the door. Usually after a couple of updates, each new version of Office is really solid.

Just so that folks don't get too carried away with bashing Microsoft (which is admittedly both satisfying and fun to do) remember that the same rule applies to new versions of the Mac OS. I still remember lots of folks having their external Firewire hard drives erased by an early version of OS X 10.4, for instance.

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I recently installed Word 2011 (v. 14.0.2) on my office iMac. Word freezes almost every time I (a) try to drag and drop text from another document (Word or .pdf) into the Word document I'm working on, and (b) almost every time I try to drag selected text from one part of the active Word document to another part of the same document. Does anyone know of a way to keep this from happening?
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I don't but the typical "troubleshooting" steps that you'll find at the Office for Mac forums will involve Font Weeding and repairing disk permissions. YMMV. More importantly, there is a service pack due to be released this coming week that has quite a few fixes Office for Mac SP1- so hang tight if the Font Weeding or Permissions doesn't solve your problem as it may be addressed by this service pack.
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Thanks. I'll see what happens.
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It would be nice if SP-1 brought back document preview. Something I used quite often before upgrading to 2011.
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When I installed 2011, the installer did not remove Office 2008. I may just go back to using it.
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It may not work right. When I installed 2011 it overwrote many of the files that were applicable to MS Office 2008. It also re-writes your profile for 2011 and as far as I know, there's no way to have duplicate profiles without separate accounts.
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Actually, I switched back to 08, so that I could get a project finished on time. I like Find & Replace better in 08. In the 11 version, you get that side-panel to pop up, but it will not close once it's open. The only way that sidebar will quit for me is if I close the entire document.
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Solution worked for me of:

word > preferences > edit > "unclick" use smart cut and paste
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