Excel - worksheet one gray screen

I have an excel spreadsheet that when opened you can only see a gray screen within excel. No cells or worksheets.

If I select File Print - I can see the data in print preview (and print it)

Any idea how to fix this so the user can view the cells?

Thanks - SJMP
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Connect With a Mentor Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Try View - Arrange all
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
Go to View > UnHide. It should have the name of your workbook there.

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sparkisAuthor Commented:
I did - nothing there.
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
Is the workbook minimized within Excel? (check the bottom left corner).
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello,

have the font and cell fill been formatted with the same gray color?

Can you navigate the sheet, from cell to cell and see data or formulas in the formula bar?

Have you tried formatting the sheet with different colors?

Is it your own spreadsheet or does it come from somewhere else and the author does not want you to view the sheet, just to print?

Can you post a sample?

So many questions. Trying to help. Any answers?

cheers, teylyn
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acpangCommented:
The workbook(s) might be hidden. Under the View tab, there's an Unhide Window button that shows you all of the hiding workbooks.  Or the workbook(s) are are not visible within your display (eg. hiding in the corner); sometimes this occurs if the workbook was saved on a computer with much higher display resolution.
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sparkisAuthor Commented:
Would it open that way? Is there a keyboard shortcut in case I cannot see it?

That is the weird thing is that there are no Cell, no tabs for new worksheets.... nothing.
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Connect With a Mentor Commented:
The workbook window may also have been accidentally dragged outside of the viewable Excel window. Go to View > Arrange All.
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sparkisAuthor Commented:
have the font and cell fill been formatted with the same gray color? - Nope checked that before posting.

Can you navigate the sheet, from cell to cell and see data or formulas in the formula bar? no I cannot.
 
Have you tried formatting the sheet with different colors? I will try this

Is it your own spreadsheet or does it come from somewhere else and the author does not want you to view the sheet, just to print? it was find a few days ago. so I assume not

Can you post a sample? Nope confidential info
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sparkisAuthor Commented:
that was it
thanks
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