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    Many thanks Charles for analyzing and raising this issue! Also, many thanx to folks for voting as well. Please continue to vote for this issue if it’s important to you so we can prioritize it appropriately in the future.

    Thanx,
    Prash [MS Excel]

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    Thank you for voting for “there’s a problem with the clipboard” issue. I think this refers to this error dialog: “There’s a problem with the clipboard, but you can still paste your content within this workbook."

    When Excel shows this dialog after a copy (CTRL+C) action, it means that another app has a lock on the system clipboard. In this situation you can still paste within Excel. However you cannot paste to another app like Word or Outlook which uses the clipboard.

    A while ago we made some improvements for Office365 users so that this error message only shows once per Excel instance. This was based on customer feedback – the design change prevents it popping up multiple successive times when the clipboard is locked. We have also considered never showing the error dialog, but there was user feedback that this message is informative and helpful in some cases.

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    Lukas commented  · 

    Please fix this ASAP. The fact that I am not able to use a clipboard to copy content between separate instances of Excel or between Excel and other applications is just ridiculous. It is unbelievable that fixing such a basic functionality takes so long. I am running the latest Win10 (1903) and the latest Office365 (1905). Thank you.

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