XL2000: Format Painter Causes Excel to Stop Responding If Date Watch Add-in Is Enabled

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When you double-click the Format Painter button, Excel stops responding, and you may receive either of the following error messages:
Run-time error 28
Out of Stack Space
Run-time error '-2147417848(80010108)':
Method '~' of object '~' failed
followed by
Run-time error '1004'
Unable to get the HasFormula property of the Range class
After Excel stops responding, you must end the Excel task in the Microsoft Windows Task Manager.

If you received the "Out of Stack Space" error message, Excel then prompts you to save changes in unsaved workbooks.

If you received the two other error messages, any unsaved changes to the workbooks are lost.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack


This problem occurs if you double-click the Format Painter button while the Date Watch add-in is enabled.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 264658 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
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