Hello I wonder how is it possible Microsoft still gets away with this problem. I think it can cause big trouble to many people who just don't notice this behavior.
If you select a column of cells, but then exclude some of those with ctrl+click and you copy, paste it into notepad or MS Word, you WILL have also the cells you excluded if they were in the middle! If you are aware of this "feature" you will do a workaround by pasting the selection into new excel sheet and then copy it again from there. I think this is an unacceptable bug. Any ideas if there is some settings to make this behave properly or I just have to remember this?
I just tried how OpenOffice Calc behaves and unlike excel it only copies the selected cells until the one which was excluded. Still not right but better, because you will clearly see that it's not what you wanted so there is much smaller chance you will make a mistake.