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Copy function in Excel 2007 - it lost format when trying to paste tables on word or other page

Posted on 2012-03-25
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The copy function on excel is working strange. the selected cells don't blink, and when I try to paste a table or a portion of a table into other program such as outlook, word, etc, I lost the table format and just text is pasted. Any help to fix this problem will be appreciated.
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by:Raymond Peng
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can you confirm you have the latest office updates and windows updates?  When did this start happening?

Can you try clearing the clipboard?

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/delete-items-from-the-office-clipboard-HP005254893.aspx

do you have any addins in excel? try disabling those as well.
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by:konehon
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Just a clarification, the selected cells don't blink after pressing the copy function, and I'm using Windows 7. thank you !!!
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Hi,

I've heard similar of issues from other forums. There seems to be a corruption issue due to the Skype addon for Explorer. The way it was solved was by disabling the "Click-to-call" browser addon.
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Guys, I did various things. first I updated the office via Windows Update, this option didn't work. Then I disable the Skype add on for Explorer, but I also reset all settings from IE back to the original configuration. And that fixed the problem. thank you so much.
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by:konehon
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Thank you !!
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by:konehon
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I think that resetting IE 9 back to the original configuration also helped.
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