2.125 FAQ-1110 What should I do if Origin crashes when pasting link from Excel?

Last Update: 11/30/2021

When copy data from an Excel file and paste it as link into Origin worksheet (right click on a cell and select Paste Link), if you find Origin freezing, your Excel file path may reach the Microsoft limitation that makes Paste Link having such issue in Origin.

To get around this issue,

Please shorten the full path of the Excel file. You can

  • copy the Excel file to a location with shorter path, OR,
  • rename the Excel file and sheet with a shorter name.

The key is, the combination of the file path, file name, and sheet name must be less then 250 characters


Notes: '

Copying data from Excel and then Pasting it to Origin worksheet directly might also have similar issue with file path being too long. This is something out of Origin’s control, as Excel might use its internal mechanism to get data from file instead of putting large amount on clipboard directly.


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