When pasting, try using Edit | Paste Special | Paste as:
> I use windows xp
> I have tried unistalling and installing Word.....
> I have gone to control panel and found Microsoft Works, but it looks like it
> isn't downloaded becuase there isn't a date and file size listed. I thought
> this might cause Word to not work right.
> I have went to tool, language, set language, checked "do not spell check".
> but that doesn't work when I try to paste.....
> When I paste it locks up Word, and when I control alt delete to end task, it
> says not responding.........
> Any suggestions at all......I am DESPERATE.....thanks.