Copy then Paste but Paste option is grayed out RRS feed

  • Question

  • This has been happening to me a lot lately. I copy a control and try to paste it to another section in the same form or another form but when I attempt the paste, the option is grayed out. I'm using the right-click menus to do this. Anyone got any ideas on what causes this? I don't ever remember this happening in previous versions of Access. I'm currently using Access 2010.

    Here's what I see, when I right-click at the destination point.

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 8:54 PM

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  • I have never seen that happen in any version of Access A97, A2003, A2007, A2013, A2016. I should state that I only use 32 bit in case others have seen it in 64 bit. I don't think this is normal behavior but since I can not reproduce the issue then it leans either towards your install or environment. However I have not tested in versions that were built in 1 version then tested in another.

    Sorry I don't have any way to corroborate your findings.

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    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 9:52 PM
  • Hi,

    Did you copy and paste the control in the design view?

    Could you reproduce that issue in other machine?



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    Thursday, October 8, 2015 8:34 AM
  • does the copy / paste work using the ribbon?...... rather than the right click method?
    Thursday, October 8, 2015 1:34 PM