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Assistance desperately required. I am new to this forum and I am told that my problem will be solved.


I receive regular emails with excel spreadsheets attached and of late when i open them up everything is greyed out which means there is no content and the tabs and command icons are all greyed out as well.


I attempted all the trouble shooting available via google and they will all work if and when i am able to access these settings under advanced setting but once again these settings are greyed out as well. EXAMPLE: Display heading making sure the sheets are visible is selected is also greyed out.


Please see screen shots below and please assist.... I can open them if i save them and then open again....


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Did you do repair on the Office installation?

Does the same happen on another machine?


I am having the same problem as the above person.  I haven't changed anything from the last time I used it and can't see anything but grey.



@spwm It seems that you accidentally hid your spread sheet, click alt+w+u. This isn't a normal hide, but rather a "hide the entire spread sheet".