Excel adding a tab mark (to the end of a string) into the clipboard when copying the cell instead of d-clicking/copy

dougmarkham

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Office Version
  1. 365
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  1. Windows
Hi Folks,

Does anyone know a way to prevent excel from 'copying a tab mark' as well as the 'string inside the cell' when you copy a cell by: right-click, copy (i.e., instead of double-clicking on the cell and highlighting the string, then copying it).

For instance: if the following string was in Cell A2

"Pets At Home - Ormskirk"

If the user right-clicks on that cell and then clicks copy; thereafter, the user pastes the data into another program's address database, a trailing tab mark is included in the copy/paste.

"Pets At Home - Ormskirk "

It's causing us issues: when we export the address database to excel as a tab-delimited file, text-to-columns splits the data but data in cells containing trailing tabs shift to the next column over.

Address Line 1Address Line 2Address Line 3Address Line 4Postal Town
The Groom Room - Liverpool
---------------------->>Pets At Home - Ormskirk

Is there any settings that can be changed to prevent the automatic adding of a tab mark?

Kind regards,

Doug.
 

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