Fix the "problem with clipboard" mess
This clipboard issue is well known to Microsoft and it can and should be fixed immediately. With all the Ph.D. programmers at its disposal, there is no excuse other than "We don't really care if you users have annoying and time wasting problems with our software. We are working on more important things and can't be bothered with trivial issues." Since we pay for Office 360, we users are entitled to product functionality, and this clipboard issue causes us problems we don't need. Please fix this issue ASAP!
I have used Office for many years, eventually sticking with O 2007 from 2007. I never, ever, ever had this absurd problem with that version. Last year I decided to modernise and use O 365. Bad mistake! I get this stupid annoying message constantly (it also emphasises how much copy/pasting I do!) yet all I see are absurd claims from MS that it's because some other app has a lock on the clipboard. This is probably reasonably accurate, but it's Excel that has that lock, not some other app.
So please, pretty please with cream on top, just debug this and fix it.I assure you it's really easy to reproduce - just copy & paste.
When my renewal comes around, if it's not fixed, I'll have no choice but to go back to the version of Excel that works or LibreOffice, both of which actually do what I want.
Claudia Burman commented
I fully agree! I am using Office 365 and the problem happens each time I drag content around. If we will be able to paste the content anyway, don't tell us!
Angie Iloilo commented
I keep getting the “There’s a problem with the clipboard, but you can still paste your content within this workbook” message in excel, even when I drag content from one cell to another, super annoying when you are a heavy excel user!!