WD2002: Rows or Columns Are Missing from a Pasted Microsoft Excel Worksheet

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If you use the Paste or Paste link command to put a large Microsoft Excel worksheet into a Word document, Word may not include all the columns or rows of the worksheet. Word may cut off the columns and rows that exceed the right or bottom margins of the current page if you paste or paste link the worksheet in any of the following formats:
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 Worksheet Object
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Picture
  • Bitmap
  • Picture (Enhanced Metafile)
  • HTML Format

Service Pack Information

This problem is corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

After the hotfix is installed, the English version of this fix will have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date          Time       Version       Size         File name   ---------------------------------------------------------------   28-Jan-2003   12:26:26   10.0.4921.0   10,182,656   Winword.exe
This fix is a post-Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2) fix. To install the fix, you must have Office XP SP-2 installed. For additional information about Office XP SP-2, click the following article number to see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
325671 OFFXP: Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 2
Additionally, you may have to install Windows Installer 2.0 to install this fix. For additional information about the Windows Installer requirement for post-Office XP SP-2 fixes, click the following article number to see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330537 OFFXP: Office XP Updates and Patches Released After September 2002 May Require Windows Installer 2.0

To work around this problem, paste the Excel range as Unformatted Text or Unformatted Unicode Text:
  1. Copy the cell range in Excel.
  2. On the Edit menu in Word, click Paste Special.
  3. In the Paste Special dialog box, click either Unformatted Text or Unformatted Unicode Text, and then click OK.

    Note If you want to link to the Excel worksheet, click to select the Paste link check box in the Paste Special dialog box.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.

Article ID: 814673 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:17:11 - Revision: 3.2

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