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There’s a problem with the clipboard, but you can still paste this content within this workbook.
Excel and other Microsoft Office applications have their own clipboard function. Within Microsoft Office you can copy the formatting or paste it as plain text. Excel displays this message “There’s a problem with the clipboard, but you can still paste your content within this workbook” after you try to copy something because another program is using your clipboard. You can still copy and paste you can only copy to other programs, but no Microsoft Office programs.
There is no complete solution to this problem unless you can find out which program kidnapped your clipboard. I did find a workaround to turn off the notification in Excel.
For the techies among us.
- Start Excel.
- Go to File in the upper-left corner.
- Click Options.
- Go to General.
- Under User Interface Options un-check Enable Live Preview.
You shouldn’t be getting the message now.
With screenshots for the dummies among us.
Click on Start and search for Excel.
Go to File in the upper-left corner.
Open Options at the bottom of the menu.
Find Enable Live Preview under User Interface Options and uncheck it.
If you do have a real solution , please let me know this in the comments and I’ll update the blog post.