When you copy text from a Rich Text box in InfoPath on a computer that has Internet Explorer 7 installed, the pasted text unexpectedly appears inside a table cell

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario. In Microsoft Office InfoPath, you copy text from inside a Rich Text box in a layout table. Then, you paste this text outside the layout table in the InfoPath form. In this scenario, the pasted text appears inside a table cell instead of by itself.
CAUSE
This issue occurs after you install Windows Internet Explorer 7 on a computer that has InfoPath installed. Or, this issue occurs after you install InfoPath on a computer that is running Windows Vista.

Note By default, Windows Vista includes Internet Explorer 7.

To edit XML files, InfoPath uses the XML capabilities in Internet Explorer to perform certain functions, such as the copying-and-pasting of XML objects. Internet Explorer 7 handles copy-and-paste operations differently from pre-Internet Explorer 7 versions of the browser.
RESOLUTION

Security update information

To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note This fix was first included in security update 937143 (MS07-045). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
937143 MS07-045: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

Hotfix information

The English version of this hotfix uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista 32-bit version
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mshtml.dll7.0.6000.205933,584,00008-May-200702:48x86
Mshtml.tlb7.0.6000.205931,383,42408-May-200700:18Not Applicable
Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista 64-bit version
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mshtml.dll7.0.6000.205935,668,86408-May-200703:46x64
Mshtml.tlb7.0.6000.205931,383,42408-May-200700:09Not Applicable
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 32-bit (x86-based) versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mshtml.dll7.0.6000.205933,584,00009-May-200719:45x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mshtml.dll7.0.6000.205935,668,86409-May-200720:51x64
Wmshtml.dll7.0.6000.205933,584,00009-May-200720:51x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mshtml.dll7.0.6000.205939,973,76009-May-200720:50IA-64
Wmshtml.dll7.0.6000.205933,584,00009-May-200720:50x86
Internet Explorer 7 on Microsoft Windows XP
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mshtml.dll7.0.6000.205933,584,00009-May-200715:50x86
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Registry information

You must add a new registry entry to enable this hotfix. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry subkey, and then click it:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type FEATURE_ENABLE_PARSEGLOBAL_EMBED_MARKUP_POINTER_KB937053, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  6. Type INFOPATH.EXE, and then press ENTER.
  7. Type 1, and then click OK.
  8. Exit Registry Editor.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Properties

Article ID: 937053 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 09:35:50 - Revision: 4.0

  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
  • Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003
  • Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007
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