Re: A turkey in Excel 2010?

Subject: Re: A turkey in Excel 2010?
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 15:18:17 -0800

On 11/27/2011 2:59 PM, Dan Goldstein wrote:

I'm sure there's an easy answer for this one. All of a sudden, when I
press CTRL+Z in Excel 2010, instead of undoing the last step, the cell
is changed to the text "160-0008-02, H0110." Google didn't help with
this mysterious code.

Are you sure that is not what you typed before clearing the cell? My cats type odd things for me all of the time. <snark>

Google was not helpful? How could these links not be helpful? <snark, again>

Did you run any searches for various laws before you hit <ctrl-z>?

An odd Excel undo issue is here:

With a solution here:

My guess is that your error is related to Microsoft's insistence on being "helpful" by providing various functions that work with undo and clipboard data history.

Check or fiddle with your undo settings in the registry and your clipboard data storage settings.


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