Why is it when I copy cells from Excel and paste it into Gmail, the cells are pasted as an Image?

I usually copy and paste cells from Microsoft Excel to Gmail for work, this was was being pasted as an table of text that I could edit.

Then my computer was reformatted because of some issues and now after trying to use it again for work, I tried copying cells from Excel and pasting it in Gmail as usual, but now the cells aren't being pasted as a table, but as an image, like a screenshot of the cells.

Could it be a software I had before or something?

Now the only way I can copy and paste cells from Excel is to go through Word, which adds an extra step.

I tried reinstalling MS Office, and it still didn't work, I'm currently using Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019.

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Hello Jerby,

I am an independent advisor and Microsoft office user.

Allow me to kindly ask that you simulate a few samples so that we can understand the point of failure.

Close all your excel workbooks then open a new workbook. Put some raw data [ don't copy-paste from another location] then apply cell borders. Copy that range and paste it to Gmail and see how it works.

Try on another sheet if you apply tables and copy-paste to Gmail if the behavior is the same.

Let me know how it goes.

All the best.

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Hi Pakrashio,

I tried opening a new, blank excel file and typed random characters as a test and copy pasted it, unfortunately, it still didn't work.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Same here. I do this every day and I never had issues prior to today.

I usually use Chrome and I also tried Firefox but it's the same.

I believe it's a Gmail issue.

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I am also have same problem, selected cells from Excel 2016 being pasted as a single image into gmail. I've been doing this on a dialy basis for the past 2 years and today, 3 hours ago, this problem started.

I've tried:

Rebooting

Repairing office via Windows/Apps Settings

Saving as & copying from a 97-2003 Workbook file type

Pasting as plain text

Using different gmail accounts (one company managed the other personal)

I've researched online and see this problem has popped up on occasion in the past few years but no solutions.

A little help please? o/

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Same here.
Tried on Chrome, Firefox.

Copy pasting from word works.

It works on my colleague's pc. However, it could be due to a new update/fix that is done. Need a fix for this asap!

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I have the same issue starting today. I have pasted formated excel tables into Google Workspace (gmail) for years but today it will only paste excel images - ****! This feature is integral to my business quoting system.

I can paste an excel table into gmail if I paste it into Word first, but this is very painful and time consuming. This needs to be fixed immediately.

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Same here. This started happening to all of our users sometime in the last week.

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Hi All,

Copy/pasting excel cells to Gmail email body worked fine for years.

Now the cells are pasted as an Image instead of actual cells.

This issue started on 08/06/21 , its either a Gmail issue or a office/windows issue.

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I am having same issue can´t paste Excel table directly in Gmail as I have been doing for 3 years....it pastes an image. It started today June 9th 2021

I can paste into Word and then into Gmail but this is not an optimal solution for day to day.

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I believe the issue is originated by the latest update of Google Chrome. I am experiencing it on a Mac OS too. But no issue when I open Gmail on Firefox.

Also for the moment I noticed coping first to a google sheet and then to Gmail also worked on chrome.

Hope this helps as a work around.

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