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Excel removes clipboard contents every time I save the document. Is there a setting to disable this "feature"?

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The default behavior is that Excel asks if you want to empty the clipboard. – Ramhound Feb 5 '13 at 13:15
I don't know... Perhaps it asked me months ago and I selected "Do not ask again" or something like that :-? I can't remember. – Álvaro González Feb 5 '13 at 13:19
@Ramhound: The default behavior is that if you copied stuff from Excel, it will ask you when closing the document. Sadly, Excel also loves to delete third-party clipboard content in certain situations, e.g. I think when starting it and/or opening a spreadsheet. I doubt there is a way to disable that; at least I know of none. – Jan Schejbal Feb 5 '13 at 14:47
@JanSchejbal - I have never had my clipboard content wiped out because I closed Excel. – Ramhound Feb 5 '13 at 16:12

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