Cannot copy worksheet to another file


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Terry Pinnell

I have two files AAA.xls and BBB.xls open in Excel 2000. Each contains
several worksheets. I'm trying in vain to copy the contents of a sheet
in AAA to an empty sheet in BBB. No matter what I try, I fail, getting
this message:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4019461/Excel-CannotCopy.jpg

Neither of those two options works.

Yet I can paste the clipboard data into the same worksheet or into a
new worksheet in the same file AAA.XLS.

Anyone know what's going on here please?
 
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Claus Busch

Hi Terry,

Am Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:41:24 +0100 schrieb Terry Pinnell:
I have two files AAA.xls and BBB.xls open in Excel 2000. Each contains
several worksheets. I'm trying in vain to copy the contents of a sheet
in AAA to an empty sheet in BBB. No matter what I try, I fail, getting
this message:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4019461/Excel-CannotCopy.jpg

the best way to do it is to open both files => Rightclick on the tab of
the sheet you want ot copy => Move or Copy => Select workbook B in the
dropdown field and activate "Create a Copy"

Or copy the data range in file A => select workbook B and the expected
sheet => Select A1 => Paste


Regards
Claus B.
 
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Terry Pinnell

Claus Busch said:
Hi Terry,

Am Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:41:24 +0100 schrieb Terry Pinnell:


the best way to do it is to open both files => Rightclick on the tab of
the sheet you want ot copy => Move or Copy => Select workbook B in the
dropdown field and activate "Create a Copy"

Or copy the data range in file A => select workbook B and the expected
sheet => Select A1 => Paste


Regards
Claus B.

Thanks Claus, both those do the job.

It seems that selecting the 'global' position (to the top left of A1)
doesn't work reliably, either on the copy or paste, or possibly both.
Any idea why?
 

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