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Old 11-06-2023, 03:29 AM
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Hi. I am editing a word document when I get a very small MS office assistant with a drop down box with options to copy and paste and auto correct. I can not get rid of it and I can not work around it as it covers up my text.



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Old 11-06-2023, 04:45 AM
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Hi. I am editing a word document when I get a very small MS office assistant with a drop down box with options to copy and paste and auto correct. I can not get rid of it and I can not work around it as it covers up my text.

Can I get rid off this office assistant?
Word 2021 doesn't have an "office assistant". Please post a screenshot so that we can understand exactly what you mean.

You can customize what is displayed using File | Options
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Old 11-06-2023, 09:28 AM
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I think what you mean will be affected by:

File / Options / Advanced / second block down is "Cut, Copy and Paste"

Uncheck the "Show Paste Options button when content is pasted" check box.
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Old 11-06-2023, 10:29 AM
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Also, the Esc key will close the Paste Options pop-up.
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Old 11-06-2023, 11:10 AM
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Okay. Thanks for your help.
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Note that turning off the Paste Options button may have an undesired side-effect: the selected paste formats at File > Options > Advanced may be ignored in certain versions of Word.
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