From time to time I want to copy and paste a portion of a web document (viewed in both IE Explorer 7 and 8) into MS Word 2007. The selected text copies and pastes fine, but I am left with only place holders for the images (png). Right clicking the image and clicking copy, then pasting into MS Word doesn't work either. If I paste the image into MS Paint and copy it from there, I can paste it into the Word document. What gives?
If the selected images are behind some sort of web-based authentication, Word will send another request for the image which fails. Word will follow IE's setting for this.
I'm not sure on the exact location of it in IE8, but in earlier versions it was under Tools -> Internet Options -> General tab -> "Settings" button under the Temporary Internet Files section. You'd get an interface similar to this:
Where it says Check for newer versions of stored pages, set it to Automatically.
There are two things that you want to do:
- Copy the text and the pictures together
- Copy the text first and then right click->
Save Picture As..., choose a .jpeg file. Then after that, go to Microsoft Word, select
From File..., then select the file from your C: drive or wherever it was saved
To make it:
1) From the browser, first export the page with document to be copied (as complete html: secondary mouse button "Save as complete web page").
2) Open word, Open file: that exported html. That result can be selected total or partially, copied and pasted to any MS Word, with all the images visible.
The ability to copy text and pictures into Word from a web page depends on the browsers layout engine. Today there only seems to be a choice between Trident, Webkit and Gecko and only Trident will enable you to do this. I found that an earlier version of Word enabled pictures to be copied at the same time as text. I think it was Word 2002. Otherwise only the placeholders for pictures are copied and each picture has to be copied and pasted into it's respective placeholder. I found that other word processors like Open Office scramble the formatting of the original web page during the pasting operation.
Bring the web image and/or text in the web page to the center of the screen. Press PrtSc. Open Paint in Accessories and paste with Ctrl+v. Select the required area and copy by either Ctrl+c or by right clicking. Then go to your word document page and paste with Ctrl+v. Your job's done. That's it!!