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How to copy text from message box in Excel?

Sometimes, when running VBA script in Excel workbook, you will get message box popping up if encountering errors. For fixing the error, you need to remember the information of the error issue which displayed in the message box. And the most efficient way is to copy down the text from the popping up message box. Please try the method in this article.

Copy text from message box in Excel


arrow blue right bubble Copy text from message box in Excel


Actually, it is easy to copy text from popping up message box during VBA running. Please do as follows.

1. When a message box popping up after running VBA script (take the following screenshot’s message box as an example), press the Ctrl + C keys simultaneously.

2. Open the Clipboard pane with clicking Home > Clipboard. See screenshot:

3. Then you can see content of the message box displayed in the Clipboard pane. Select a blank cell in your worksheet, and click on the item which you want to paste from the Clipboard to insert it into the worksheet.

Now the text of message box is copied and pasted as above screenshot shown.


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