When you apply filters in Excel 2007, and then copy the filtered data from one sheet to another, you will find (to your frustration) that what has been copied to the new sheet is not just the filtered data, but also the invisible data that was filtered out. Oh, the ways of Microsoft! If I wanted to copy all the data, I would do it without using the filter. When I apply a filter, I am only interested in the resultant subset. And to think that this wasn’t a problem in previous versions of Excel baffles me even more.
Help is at hand, though. If you want to copy only the filtered result set, select it, then hit F5 to open the “Go To…” dialog. In this dialog box, click on the “Special…” button, and select the “Visible cells only” option. Now when you copy, only the visible cells are copied to the clipboard. And solves the problem!
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