MS Publisher "The Clipboard is Busy"
Posted on 2009-04-14
MS Publisher reports error -2147221040
The clipboard is busy, MS Publisher can not copy, cut, paste because another program is using the clipboard
I've written a macro that copies a range of shapes from one document to another in order to simulate copying a page between documents. When this macro runs in a loop (10 - 15 iterations), I frequently receive the error cited above. I can run the macro, receive the error, and when I click OK on the error dialog, the macro continues and copies subsequent pages.
Often, after deleting the pages and re-running the macro, it will run perfectly. Note that the shapes being copied include an image (800 x 600 jpg).
Vista, Publisher 2007
When I run the macro, three publisher documents are open, but no other programs are loaded.