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When you close a Microsoft Excel workbook, there is no setting to prevent you from receiving a warning message that prompts you to save or delete information from the Clipboard. This article explains why this warning message occurs and how to prevent it by using a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)When you cut or copy cells in Excel, the range of those cells is surrounded by a moving border. The moving border indicates that you are in Cut or Copy mode. The Clipboard warning message appears when all of the following conditions are true:
There is a large amount of information on the Clipboard. Do you want to be able to paste this information into another program later?There are several methods for preventing the display of this warning message. The quickest manual method is to press the ESC key just before you close the workbook.
In an automated scenario that uses a Visual Basic for Applications macro to cut or copy cells, you may not consider it an acceptable option to press the ESC key to prevent the warning. In that case, use any of the following programmatic methods to prevent the warning.
Method 1: Copy A Single CellIf you are using Visual Basic for Applications macro to cut or copy cells, insert the following line immediately before the line that closes the workbook:
The warning message is not displayed if the Clipboard contains 100 or fewer cells.
Method 2: Exit from CutCopyModeIf you are using Visual Basic for Applications macro to cut or copy cells, insert the following line immediately before the line that closes the workbook
where "workbook" is your workbook object.
NOTE: By setting CutCopyMode to True or False, Excel may cancel Cut or Copy mode.
Method 3: Save the WorkbookIf you are using Visual Basic for Applications macro to cut or copy cells, insert the following line immediately before the line that closes the workbook
where "workbook" is your workbook object. When you save a workbook, Excel is no longer in Cut or Copy mode.