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If it says Copied to the clipboard, how do I retrieve the object that was copied to the clipboard on Windows 7?

If it says Copied to the clipboard, how do I retrieve the object that was copied to the clipboard on Windows 7?
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Joe Winograd

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Helen Feddema

RE Joe Winograd's comment -- in Office 2016, a recent bug disabled Copy and Paste, so the keyboard shortcuts may not work (depending on which Office version you are running, and which updates you have installed).
Joe Winograd

That's interesting, Helen, although I haven't seen that problem here. I'm running the latest desktop Office 2016 (via an Office 365 subscription) and there are no problems with copy/paste — both the ribbon icons and the keyboard shortcuts work fine. I don't recollect any recent (or not recent, for that matter) Office version where copy/paste didn't work, and I use that pretty much every day. That's a whale of a bug for Office! :)  Thanks for sharing. Regards, Joe
Helen Feddema

I think it must have been fixed quickly -- I experienced it while working on a client's database, and he also experienced it on his system.  It seems to have cleared up for now, though you never know -- the obnoxious Object Model Guardian pop-up that interferes with VBA code working with Outlook has come and gone over versions and updates.
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Joe Winograd

Yes, I'm sure it was fixed very quickly — a copy/paste bug in Office would attract a boatload of attention!
Joe Winograd

The question is, "how do I retrieve the object that was copied to the clipboard on Windows 7?" The experts provided three ways to do that: (1) use a Clipboard Manager; (2) do Edit>Paste or Ctrl-V; (3) use VBA code that works with the clipboard. All three answers are valid, and without any feedback from the asker on any of the comments, it's impossible to go further. There's no "Best Solution", so I'm marking the first post as the Accepted Solution and the other two as Assisted Solutions, but splitting the points evenly among the three experts.