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Excel 2010, can't edit normally

Posted on 2013-11-21
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I have a workbook open and almost all the icons in the menu system are disabled. The only ones open are some on the Insert menu/tab and the 3 icons on the Nuance PDF tab. i can enter characters on the different sheets, and delete characters anywhere but I cannot delete lines, print, save, etc. It's the same for all pages of this 12-sheet workbook.

The critical problem is that I cannot save it normally, or to another name. I have not used protection on this workbook and it does not say read-only, nor does it behave that way.

I use Excel a lot and I've never seen this behavior.

Help!

John
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Crisis over. I managed to save the file on some Windows Live service that was a part of Excel. I then Ctl-Alt-Del'd to stop the application. I then found that the cause of the behavior was that it was waiting for a response from me for a "Save As" operation I must have started, but then the dialog became hidden behind the app.

Cancelling the Save As operation brought everything back to normal.
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