Posted 15 November 2007 - 10:51 AM
Where are you trying to paste the copies to make new files? If another instance of Notepad, maybe you could try pasting them into Wordpad. Also, if the option to paste is greyed out, you might not actually have copied them into the clipboard. You could try hitting Ctrl-V, which is a paste function, but I doubt it'll work.
Another possibility would be to open Wordpad first, and then open the Notepad file with the letters into it.
I like Notepad for a lot of things, but in the past I've learned that it is somewhat limited. For example, it has limitations on the size of files it can handle. That might be the issue here, given that you say that the letters "cover seven A4 pages."
Hope this helps.