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Excel not working properly in my user profile

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When I am in my user profile, my excel isn't working properly. If I log into any other profile, it works fine. The symptoms are below. Any idea how I should fix this? Should I reboot excel or do something to fix my profile? Does this mean other areas of my profile aren't working properly? Thank!

Symptoms:

When I enter a number into a cell, and then hit enter, it automatically changes the cell to blue font. It only does this for numbers

If I don't change change the cell format back to normal,  it takes a long time to save. If I do format the cells back to normal it saves normally.
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by:strivoli
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Run Excel in Safe Mode and see what happens.
excel.exe /s

Further commands are available here.
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See the following article:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/microsoft-office/modify-excels-default-sheet-to-fit-your-needs/#.

You might have an Excel "book.xlt" file stored in your profile...

If so, delete it & you should be OK...
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John Hurst earned 500 total points
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After you have tried the Excel tip above (and possibly any other Excel tips that come along here) and they have no effect on the problem, then you may have to replace the Windows User Account Profile.

First, for a corrupted profile, uninstalling and reinstalling Office usually does not work.

You can back up the contents of your profile (normally documents, email, and then stuff like favorites). Once the contents of the profile are backed up, copy the entire profile to a safe place (so now two backups, one of which is the complete profile).

Then from an administrator account, delete the user account and profile, restart, set it up again and restore the contents.

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:John Hurst
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@cansevin - Thank you, and I was happy to help.

.... Thinkpads_User
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