Document doesn't allow me to cut copy paste content

I have an export of a database that's in a format called structure.  I am using textpad to parse the document so I can import it into Excel in the correct format.  

However when i try to copy my content selection I get the message " Cannot Cut, Copy, Drag and Drop Text containing Null (Code=0) Characters"

Is there a way I can find an remove those characters or convert this document to prevent this erros.
scott_stewartAsked:
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byundtMechanical EngineerCommented:
Could you post a small sample of data that exhibits the problem? A .txt file format would be best for this purpose.

Could you also specify which version of Excel you are using?

It's much easier to solve a problem that can be replicated than to make guesses.
scott_stewartAuthor Commented:
alot of the information is confidentiallet me see what I can do.   It has nothing to with Excel at this point Im using a text editor (text pad) to parse the document into a correctly format CSV file so it can be imported easily into Excel.  The error happens when I search and mark alot of data in the file.  when I try to copy the marked data it won't let me.  
HighlanderXCommented:
It sounds like you have some non-standard characters in the selection which Windows is having a hard time to deal with.  If this is the case you'd have to use trial and error to try to identify what these characters are.  Such as select a chunk of data and try to copy, if this gives the error then split that selection in half and then select the first half and keep repeating until you can see the problem characters.

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scott_stewartAuthor Commented:
This helped me find the issue I selected enough text to give me an error and then reduced it down till I found the affending character.  Textpad didn't give me any options to remove it.  However I opened the document in Word which was able to deal with this character and I was able to copy and paste back to text pad.  

Textpad tools allow me to parse the file so much eaier.

thanks,
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