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A friend's Excel 2007 used to, when you'd copy cells and paste them within a document, paste the formatting along with it.

Suddenly today it no longer does that.

I found this question: How can I copy cells in Excel 2007 and paste with formatting but the answer given is something my friend already tried, and even with that option enabled, no paste dialog appears when you paste.

Why did this change all of the sudden? Windows Update? How can we get the normal behaviour back? My friend does not even want the dialog box, and it was working, hence the new question here. It just used to paste with formatting when you pasted. That's all.

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Since a very recent problem, have you tried rebooting? – pnuts Jan 17 '13 at 17:30
Restarting now. – Kev Jan 17 '13 at 19:30
That did it. Gosh. I thought such things disappeared with Windows 98, didn't expect them on a half-year-old Win7 box. Thanks... – Kev Jan 17 '13 at 19:56
Just rebooting or the Skype issue? Note that coincidence could be involved here (I hope not) such as now not having a macro active. If it recurs take note of recently installed programs, what files were recently opened etc - all might help pin something down. – pnuts Jan 17 '13 at 19:57
Just rebooting. My friend doesn't have any macros in use. I don't think anything was recently installed, but I'll look. – Kev Jan 18 '13 at 13:33

Skype (i.e. Skype Click to Call) is known to make problems with office formatting. Try uninstalling/updating them both, if you have them. Some other ideas can be found here.

Hope this helps.

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That's insane! Thanks for the link. I will try this after it boots up. – Kev Jan 17 '13 at 19:31
Though I didn't end up needing to try this, it's good to know. I think to be safe I'll get rid of click to call whenever I come across it. – Kev Jan 17 '13 at 19:56
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Classic Windows solution: reboot.

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