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In order to ultimately create a .prn file, I have to format my data in excel as custom, then copy & paste into notepad, then select all, copy & paste back into excel. The whole point of this is to take data formatted as custom (a normal '987654' looks like '00000987654') and get it into excel formatted as text but to keep all the zeros as placeholders.
Everytime my macro reachs ActiveSheet.Paste I get a "Run-time error '1004' Paste method of Worksheet class failed" error. These are very simple but necessary steps. Any guidance with this is GREATLY appreciated! My code is below:
Application.CutCopyMode = False
ActiveSheet.Paste <---error occurs here!
The error occurs because there is nothing to paste as as result of
TryCode:Application.CutCopyMode = False
Code:Range("A1:A28").Copy Destination:=Sheets("Sheet3").Range("A1") Rows("29:50").ClearContents
Please test any code on a copy of your workbook.
Thank you for your reply. I thought that your solution had fixed my problem, but it turns out that it did not. Your fix does not have my data going through Notepad and therefore not coming back in as text. It fixes my error, but the data is not being formatted correctly.
I have to copy a column in excel (formatted as custom), open & paste into notepad, select all, copy and paste back into an excel template formatted as text. The purpose of these steps is to get '000123' (custom) to be '000123' as text.
Do you have any other ways that might help me out?!
Thanks for your help!
Can't you just use the TEXT function for this?
=TEXT(cell reference, custom format) should return your custom number entries as text in the same format.
I am ultimately taking these '000123' numbers and saving them into a .PRN file so I don't believe I can do that with formulas.