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Posted on 2011-02-21
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Hello Everyone,
I'm having some issues with Excel. It keeps 'not responding' and then will just close or say that the program needs to restart.
 I think the issue is that I'm trying to link different spreadsheets.
 For example I had a worksheet with a data table in it. I copied and pasted the data table into a new worksheet as a 'linked photo'. It worked a few times last week but for some reason today Excel kept shutting down every time I tried to do that. I'm trying to create financial dashboards and I feel like the function would be really helpful if it worked.
Any solutions for this problem?
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Kaptain1,

I'm not at all sure how to cure the problem. However try copying and 'paste_special' values only.

Patrick
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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
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Using linked pictures is extremely resource intensive, so perhaps you are having memory issues. Is this the only thing that causes problems? Also, have you tried a different default printer? (Printer drivers cause all sorts of performance issues in later versions of Excel as they are closely linked to Excel's display)
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