You may not be able to paste information that is copied from a workbook in Excel 2004 for Mac into another program

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to paste information that is copied from a workbook in Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac into another program, you may not be able to paste. The Paste command in the Edit menu may be unavailable.

CAUSE

This problem may occur if both of the following conditions are true:
  • You are using Macintosh OS X version 10.2.x.
  • You are trying to paste the information into a program that does not support Rich Text Format, HTML, or PICT.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Copy the information in Excel.
  2. Start TextEdit.
  3. Press COMMAND+V.
  4. Select the text in TextEdit.
  5. Press COMMAND+C.
You can now paste the information into the text-only program.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

Information in Microsoft Excel cannot be pasted into text-only programs on Mac OS 10.2.x.

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Article ID: 841424 - Last Review: October 6, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac
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