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Thomas Stevic

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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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    Thomas Stevic commented  · 

    I am also getting the 'there's a problem with the clipboard' message. Other times, I can copy a cell and when I paste the contents in a new cell the pasted contents is something I copied earlier. When the second problem arises, the only way to fix the problem is to close Excel and then reopen. Version 1803, build 9126.2275.

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