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Excel unable to copy paste across two workbooks

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I’m trying to copy some data from one excel workbook to another but I am unable to. I can getting some useless message like “unable to copy data”

When I copy into a new sheet in the same workbook then the copying works. What am I doing wrong? It would be very helpful to get this fixed.

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I have restarted my computer twice but that doesn’t seem to have changed the problem. I have tried copying entire worksheets or just a cell and I get the same error.

This one time, somehow, “keep source formatting” option showed up while pasting but when I tried to paste, I got this message: “Microsoft is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action” . I only have google Chrome, Adobe, and Paint running on my computer right now.

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How to&Answers:

Try not selecting a column in destination workbook before pasting. Just place the cursor in a single cell.

Answer:

Could be config corruption, try this:

Right click on a sheet tab and select “View Code”
From the “View” menu select “Immediate Window” if it’s not already displayed.
Paste the following into the “Immediate Window” and press enter: Commandbars(“Cell”).Reset
Of course, deleting the per-user configuration in Excel will delete the user’s customizations.

From: http://www.whitemiceconsulting.com/msexcelgreycutnpaste201508