May 14 2020 04:01 AM
May 14 2020 04:01 AM
Whenever I copy paste special in excel, my excel file freezes and after a waiting for a few seconds to few minutes, depending on the amount of data being copy pasted, I get this error 'Microsoft Excel is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action'
I tried a few things like this but none help and the problem persists.
1. Open the Excel sheet and go the File menu. In the File menu, click on Options.
2. An Excel Options dialog box will appear. Go to the Advanced tab and scroll down to the General area. Over there check Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE).
3. Restart Excel.
Tried opening Excel in safe mode
Removed all the Add ins
Reinstalled MS Office.
Can someone help.
May 17 2020 10:56 AM
Feb 05 2021 08:44 AM
I have the same persistent problem, it's very annoying when I try and open excel spreadsheets and have to consistently wait for the OLE action and I've tried all the options you've listed as well.
Mar 28 2021 05:26 PM
If you are using Google Drive File Stream you need to turn off "real time presence" in the Google Drive settings.
I found this info here
Jun 17 2021 03:04 PM
This might be an old issue but my recent experience with this error:
Testers with my macro got this error and the issue was testers did not have modify access to the network folder where workbook was opened and saved. Hope this helps.
Jul 23 2021 11:09 AM
@nileshparekhJust a note that the Azure Information Protection plug in may also be causing it. Disabling it fixed the same problem I was having for a user on our end.
Jul 23 2021 11:54 AM
Jul 23 2021 12:04 PM
@teribryantGo to the Office app in question (Excel, Outlook, etc), then go to File-->Options-->Add-Ins (left hand column near bottom)
IF the Azure Information Protection plug-In is there, it will be listed under Active Application Add-Ins at the top of the box. look down to the bottom of the open window where it says "Manage", and change that to "Comm Add-Ins", and press "Go". In the window that pops up, uncheck the Azure Information Protection plug in, and press "okay".
That worked for me when troubleshooting a client's Excel. But there are several things that cause this problem, so I just wanted to get the FYI out.
Jul 23 2021 12:36 PM
This is what I found in Add-ins and it didn't have anything checked except the Acrobat PDFMaker or the tool you were talking about.
Jul 23 2021 12:37 PM
Aug 06 2021 08:08 AM
The main problem is not solved.
None of the solutions proposed here are permanently solving the problem.
Also, I suspect that also the causes mentioned here are not the relevant ones since I'm getting this error also from different unexplained setups.
I have a MS 365 Business license; I pay a lot of money for their Excel and surprising a very annoying and time consuming problem is not solved for such a long time.
Very disappointing ...
Aug 17 2021 02:15 AM
My solution was disabling the McAfee real time protection. I turned off the Real Time protection in McAfee Live Safe before opening the excel file and the issue was resolved. @AshaKantaSharma
Aug 18 2021 09:27 AM
New problem for me which only started yesterday. I have also finally managed to open my spreadsheets after turning off (temporarily) McAfee real time scanning. Thanks for the tip!
Aug 25 2021 11:02 AM
Aug 25 2021 04:33 PM