can't empty clipboard using Excel 2007 in Windows 7

When I try to copy and paste in Excel 2007 I get the error "can't empty clipboard". 
 

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Last updated October 4, 2018 Views 71,273 Applies to:
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Yeah baby, finally something that works!  Pesky Skype add-in!!

Just for reference:  Windows7, Office 2007, after disabling and enabling the Skype add-in in IE the issue is now repeatable: when IE is running the error appears, when IE is not the copy and past operation happens with no unwanted messages.

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