Cannot empty clipboard

When I publish locally I get the following errors ....

Cannot empty clipboard, several one after the other, then ...

The macro '<>!R869C74' cannot be found

It does then open up in my browser.

If I go back to Excel and click on any link I get ....

" could not be found. Check the spelling of the file name, and verify that the location is correct

If you are trying to open the file from your list of most recently used files ........

I then have to close down Excel and re-start!

I am using WinXP Home SP1 and Excel 2002 SP3 (UK version)

Regards, Chris

RE: Cannot empty clipboard


The "Cannot empty clipboard" message is an Excel application error that occurs when the Windows Operating System and Excel application memory used for the clipboard gets out of sync thus causing the clipboard to become corrupt. When this "Cannot empty clipboard" happens, all copy and paste functions within the Excel application cease to function properly.

XLEcom is a program that runs macro routines to perform certain functions including copying and pasting. If a macro routine is executed and needs to perform a copy and paste function, but cannot copy and paste correctly because of this "Cannot empty clipboard" problem, then the remainder of the routine running after the copy and paste function will result in additional subsequent errors. These are the errors you are experiencing because of the "Cannot empty clipboard" problem.

In my past experience, I received this "Cannot empty clipboard" error independent of running the XLEcom program. In some cases restarting the computer solved the problem and in other cases I had to reinstall Windows. It is really dependent on both your system and memory configurations.

If you search the internet for this "Cannot empty clipboard" error, you will find that is error shows up when there is a conflict with other applications running in the background.

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I hopes this information helps you,

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer