Elements 13: Cannot see Win 7 clipboard

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I am 1 day new to pse 13 - I am learning with "for dummies" and was not able to get PS to see the win 7 clipboard. I can copy to CB in win and paste to word, but PS does not see anything in the CB. (file > new > image from clipboard is grayed out. Please help.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What are you copying? Pixels? Text?
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Hi Jeffrey. I have one day with PSE13 and using PSE13 for dummies as a tutorial. I was copying a JPG File (.jpg) to the clipboard. If this is not the correct thin to do, please let me know what I can copy to the clipboard for use in PSE13.

Thank you!
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You're just right-clicking on the file in windows? That won't work for Elements. Just open the JPEG in Elements, Select>All, Copy then select the document you want to paste into and paste the pixels in.
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Ok - Right click and copy of JPEG will not work in PSE13. This brings me to what clipboard is being referenced in the FILE > NEW > Image from clipboard?
Also, I tried your instruction to " Just open the JPEG in Elements, Select>All, Copy then select the document you want to paste into and paste the pixels in. I got this far: Open JPEG in PSE - OK , SELECT > ALL - OK
Copy was grayed out under EDIT > Copy. What am I doing wrong?
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Was there a marching and marquee around the image after Select All? I'd suspect copy wouldn't be available if there isn't an active selection.
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Jeffrey,

I was able to open the JPEG, Select All, Copy, and Paste in a MS Word document.

I found out that the process was not available in QUICK or GUIDED mode. I was successful in EXPERT mode.

Thanks for all your support.

I was also able to copy the image from my WORD doc and in EXPERT mode I was able to use the FILE > NEW > Image from clipboard tool.