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Secrets of the Office Masters: Replacing the Office Clipboard

Conventional wisdom says Microsoft always gets it right on the third try. If that's true, it's going to take one more try before the Office Clipboard is ready for prime time. The first version, introduced in Office 2000, was so infuriatingly unusable that most sensible Office users made disabling it their top priority. Office XP's Clipboard is better, but still suffers from too many limitations to be truly useful.

If you really want to put some power in the Windows Clipboard, we recommend replacing it with a third-party utility. Search any well-stocked shareware site and you'll find dozens of candidates. Our favorite is the $20 ClipCache Plus, from XRayz Software (http://www.xrayz.co.uk). It includes these worthy improvements over the less-capable Office Clipboard:


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