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I was sent an e-mail with some data from an excel sheet embedded in it. I want to extract that data to another Excel spreadsheet. When I try to copy and paste it, it insists on pasting it as an object which does not allow me to work with the data.

  • You're pasting it after opening it and doing a Select All... Copy? – joeqwerty Jul 1 '14 at 21:40
  • If you right click on the embedded worksheet, is there a "Save as..." option? – P Fitz Jul 1 '14 at 23:36
  • The right click only gives a save as picture option. I am not doing a select all copy. Just clicking the data and copying it. – Sonny Navaratnam Jul 2 '14 at 0:16
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  1. Copy the table in the outlook email.
  2. open a new excel sheet and select Paste Special
  3. Paste as text

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Found a trick copy your table in the Outlook email command+C then paste the table into a new document in evernote. Then copy the table in evernote and paste it into excel. This worked for me. I'm using Office for Mac 2011

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