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If you copy a drawing object from a Microsoft Excel 97 workbook that isopen in the Microsoft Excel 97 Viewer, nothing may happen when you try topaste the object into other programs.
There is no work around for this behavior in the Microsoft Excel 97 Viewer.If you want to copy a drawing object from a Microsoft Excel 97 workbook andpaste it into another program, you will need to open the workbook in theMicrosoft Excel 97 program and copy it from there.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft productslisted at the beginning of this article.
In the Microsoft Excel 95 Viewer, you can copy a drawing object from aMicrosoft Excel workbook and paste it into another program. If you want touse a Microsoft Excel 97 workbook with the Microsoft Excel 95 Viewer, youmust save the Microsoft Excel 97 workbook in the Microsoft Excel 95 format.To do this, follow these steps:
Start Microsoft Excel 97.
Open the workbook that you want to save in the Microsoft Excel 95 format.
On the File menu, click Save As.
In the Save As Type box, select Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 (*.xls), and then click Save.