excel 2007 paste special (Formating)

If I have two work sheets open in teh same instance of excel and I copy from one to the other and use the "Paste Special" function I get a screen with the option to paste ALL, FORMULAS, VALUES, etc.

If I try the same paste to an excel sheet in another instance of excel, (Useing two monitors) I get a totally diffrent options screen.  Paste as a MS Office excel worksheet object etc.

In a nut sheel I am trying to past data from one spread sheet to the other and copy the source formating.

Any thoughts for me??
Curtis LongAsked:
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
Have you tried a simple paste?
Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:

Paste Special - Values/Format/Formulas only works within the same instance of Excel. You need to open both files in the same instance.

If you want to see the two files on two monitors side by side, maximise the Excel window to span the two monitors and arrange the Excel files side by side in their own windows within the instance.

cheers, teylyn

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There are multiple ways of doing this :

1. Use the regular Copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V)

if this does not work.

2. Select the "Excel 2007 Binary Format" in the paste special menu.


use the HTML option unless your format is not complex.
Curtis LongAuthor Commented:
Thanks all!!
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