Yes, the problem is that you are using Word 97. Word 97 is not ACTIVE-X enabled (OLE2). This means that it doesn't understand the object 'pivot table' or what to do with it! You can only paste as a Picture, RTF, or Unformatted Text into Word97. If you 'need' to do the editing in a word processor, then you can use Word Pad, which is the oldest ActiveX enabled destination application (I believe). If you have Windows you have Wordpad (accessories).
PS: If you are completely unable to paste into Word97, then the ActiveX is probably activated in your SPSS environment. To disable it for future pasting into Word97, you would have to go into (usually) c:\program files\spss\objs-off.bat. To turn it back on for pasting into other activex enabled applications *:\objs-on.bat.
From: Username [mailto:Username@UNL.AC.UK]
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 11:22 AM
Subject: exporting tables from spss to word
in the past I have always been able to copy tables from spss into Word
and then edit the tables in word. I have followed all the instructions
provided but it won't work - I now have spss11 and word 97 - can anyone
tell me what I am doing wrong!