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Whenever I copy text from a web browser and go to paste it in either Microsoft Word 2000 or OpenOffice Document's I get the HTML as plain text and not as formatted HTML. I looks all my hyperlinks, my copied images, everything except for plain text.

Do you know why I cannot copy HTML to the clipboard, or if thats not the problem, why OpenOffice and Word 2000 displays HTML as plain text.

The OS is Windows XP (Service Pack 3).

I have copied html from both IE8 and Firefox and when I paste it into either Word or OpenOffice its still all plain text.

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what's the browser(s)? – Mark Sowul May 2 '12 at 0:37
Have you tried "Paste special" in the Edit menu? – random May 2 '12 at 0:37
@random In which application? In Word do you mean? – JakeM May 2 '12 at 0:45
They both should have similar, which should carry over the formatting unless you have it set up otherwise – random May 2 '12 at 0:46
@random yeah I have tried all the formatting settings in Word2000 but I'm not sure if its a problem with word because it also happens in OpenOffice which makes me think its the clipboard itself. – JakeM May 2 '12 at 0:47

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