Microsoft Word accessing the web

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by rfdjr1, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. rfdjr1

    rfdjr1 Guest

    I just tried to cut and paste some information, including text and
    graphics, from a website to Microsoft Word. When I clicked on the Past
    option, a box came up advising me that Microsoft Word was trying to
    access the Internet. This was my Zone Alarm firewall advising me of
    this. I click on deny access, and the text and graphics wouldn't paste
    into the new document. I tried it a couple of times with no luck, then
    tried allowing access, and it worked.

    My question is why does Microsoft Word need to access the Internet in
    order to accept information? I feel as though Microsoft needs to know
    what I'm printing, and obviously, it's none of their damned business.
    Thanks for any insight.
    rfdjr1, Oct 25, 2004
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    pcbutts1 Guest

    Do you really think Microsoft is watching you?
    pcbutts1, Oct 26, 2004
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    gb Guest

    Because the information you are copying *is* on the internet. So, for Word
    to retrieve the information, it needs to connect to the net.

    How else did you think it would get it?
    gb, Oct 28, 2004
  4. rfdjr1

    Max Guest

    Well, that doesn't make any sense.
    When the OP copies the information, he is in the browser -- which has
    already loaded the information, and it is being shown onscreen. it goes
    from the browser to the clipboard and from there should be simply
    pasted into the next application.

    Word should not know, check, or care what the source of the information
    was -- it should simply accept the content from the clipboard and add
    it to the document file.

    Or do you think there is some other kind of copy-and-paste operation
    going on here, like a 'publish-and-subscribe' operation?
    Was this copied right out of a loaded browser window? Was it a URL?
    Max, Oct 28, 2004
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