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Please help me resolve this strange problem with clipboard pasting into Excel.

1. Copy text from notepad.
2. Open Excel 2010.
3. Paste into cell.
4. Cell now contains weird tiny picture.  It looks sort of greek architectural - like a green sky background with outlined yellow columns and white stairs.

Excel must be open before anything is copied to the clipboard.  Otherwise, the paste operation produces the ugly picture.  This started this about a month ago.
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by:Steve
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Likely Solution:
Turn off Addins.

Likely problem:

It would appear you have an addin which has this picture as icon and uses the copy to clipboard then paste to menuitem. but this clears the clipboard and leaves the image there.
So Turn off Addins one at a time to find culprit. Then fix that addin.
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I did think of that, so there are no active add-ins - only inactive add-ins.  Thanks.
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Ahhh.  There it is - the ugly picture right on the add-in tab.  It is for TextBridge.  It is not showing up in the list of add-ins under options.  How to rid this?
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Is it in the addins folder if you Browse?

also You should find tbrun97.xls in the xlstart folder... move or delete that.
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No.  Browsed Excel, Com, can't find it.
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You solved it.  Deleted the tbrun97.xls and am good to go.  Thanks a million, it was driving me nuts.
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Super fast answer.
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Is it in remove Programs (long shot)

Tbh, without actually being there, removing an addin you have installed is not an easy task.
I think it can be done but some addins can be a real pain.
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Very happy that we got it.
That woulda (and has in the past on another addin) bugged me also.
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