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Excel Sheet changes being duplicated on other sheets - weird behavior

Posted on 2012-03-28
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Hi There,

I have a reasonably complex workbook that has just started behaving strangely.  For example, on one sheet, I merged a range of cells and entered a paragraph of text.  Bizarrely, the merged cells and entered text also shows up on multiple other sheets in the workbook.

How can this be?  I have never encountered changes being duplicated across sheets.  Is the Excel file corrupted?  Does anyone know how to un-corrupt the sheet, if that is what has happened?

Thanks
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Rory Archibald earned 250 total points
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Are you sure you didn't have multiple sheets selected when you made the changes? (the application title bar would have [Group] in its caption somewhere.)
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Is the problem repeatable?  Are you sure you didn't have multiple sheets selected when you made the change?  Have you tried Open and Repair?

Kyle
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Actually...I probably did have multiple sheets selected.  Earlier, when I tried to copy one sheet, ALL sheets were copied...I guess for the same reason.  I have no idea how I copied all sheets...How do I un-select them all so I can just make changes to one?!
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Right click on one of the selected sheets and select Ungroup Sheets.
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by:billelev
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Yep...nice one.  Thanks.

Well, at least I now know how to edit multiple sheets at once!

Thanks both of you for your help
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