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I am trying to copy data from a spreadsheet

I keep getting the error message

"the command you chose cannot be performed with multiple selections. Select a single range and click the command again"

Can anyone explain why this is happening and how to get around it ?

the data is composed of some text formatted cells and some number formatted cells
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Question by:Europa MacDonald
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by:Martin Liss
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Can you show the relevant code?
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by:Europa MacDonald
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I have attached a file
data1.xls
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by:Europa MacDonald
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this is the error
data1.JPG
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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You should not get this message if you select the data in a single rectangular block. Multiple selections do not work for some situations.
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by:Europa MacDonald
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I know that it works for single blocks, but I am trying to pick data out of a list
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 1500 total points
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In that case you ought to go one-by-one.
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by:Norie
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What do ou want to copy and where do you want to copy it to?
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