select a decision tree node, run TreePlan, select to modify the tree
structure (for example, add a branch or change a node), click OK, and you receive an error message like the
Clipboard cannot be emptied. Another program might be using the
A similar error message on some systems is "Cannot
empty the Clipboard."
Possible cause: Another
program is continuously monitoring the Clipboard.
When TreePlan redraws the tree diagram, Excel must also use the
Clipboard for Copy and Paste operations.
If two applications try to use the Clipboard at the same time, the
error message is displayed.
applications that monitor the Clipboard before running Excel and
More information: During 2012 there were reports that Clipboard-monitoring applications
included the Skype add-in for browsers and Bing Desktop, but there were subsequent
reports that updated versions had fixed the problem.
There may be
other applications that cause the same error.
If you encounter this problem and want the most recent information, search Google
or Bing for "clipboard cannot be emptied" or "cannot
empty clipboard" or the exact wording of the specific error message you
see (without the quote marks).
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and SimVoi, please send e-mail to
Mike Middleton <Mike@TreePlan.com>.