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I'm using Windows XP SP3 and am having some annoying problems with the "Paste Special" function in Excel 2007. Usually when I copy something from Excel to Excel and use Paste Special I get this dialog:

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Now however I'm always getting this other strange dialog:

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I suspect it's not solely an Office problem because I reinstalled it and the problem still exists.

Any ideas?

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This happens if you open each Excel file in a separate instance of Excel, i.e., if you start Excel as a new process for each file. The easiest solution is to use the "file" (logo)/"open" option inside Excel.

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I have problems even if I copy from same sheet not just another excel file. – Primoz Sep 21 '10 at 6:58

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