Microsoft KB Archive/172035
Article ID: 172035
Article Last Modified on 10/22/2000
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q172035
In Microsoft Excel 97, if you cut and paste or drag a range of cells from one worksheet to another worksheet, you may receive the following error message:
When you click OK, merged cells in the destination worksheet may become unmerged. If you click the Edit menu, you cannot undo the operation.
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
- You cut and paste or drag a range of cells from one worksheet to another worksheet.
- The destination worksheet is protected.
- The destination range of cells includes one or more merged cells that are locked.
Note that this problem does not occur if you copy and paste a range of cells from one workbook to another.
If this problem occurs, use either of the following methods.
Manually merge the unmerged cells. To do this, select the cells and either click Merge And Center on the Formatting toolbar or click the Merge Cells check box in the Alignment tab of the Format Cells dialog box.
Close the destination workbook without saving it, and then reopen the workbook.
IMPORTANT: Use this method with caution because you may lose other changes to the workbook.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
Additional query words: XL97
Keywords: kbbug KB172035