Excel power user flags down this passing pilot fish to help with her PC, where she has a spreadsheet open.
"She was trying to copy out information from this spreadsheet someone had sent to her," says fish. "When she pressed Ctrl+C, the spreadsheet flickered a few times, and all the data vanished.
"I replicated it a few times, and then my confused expression turned into an eye roll. I checked the list of macros in the workbook and sure enough, in very professional documented VB script, there was a macro that cleared the worksheet...assigned to Ctrl+C.
"Whoever created that spreadsheet must've thought they had invented the idea of keyboard shortcuts."
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