Clear the clipboard

When you collect too many items on your clipboard, you might get an error that says your clipboard is full. Here’s how to empty the clipboard.

To delete all clips or an individual clip, first open the Clipboard task pane.

  1. On the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click the Clipboard dialog box launcher.

    The clipboard launcher is at the bottom right of the Clipboard group on the Home tab.
  2. The Clipboard task pane appears on the left side of your spreadsheet and shows all clips in the clipboard.

    The Clipboard list shows the items on your clipboard.
  3. To clear the entire clipboard, click the Clear All button.

    The Clear All button on the clipboard
  4. To delete an individual clip, hover next to the clip, click the arrow to the right of the clip, and click Delete.

    You can delete Clip 1.

See Also

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