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Excel 2010 alt f c no longer closes my workbooks

Posted on 2014-03-12
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How annoying.  for 10 years I have always closed workbooks using alt f c

It continued to work for a full year under Excel 2010.

Yesterday it stopped, even after a reboot.

alt f  still brings me to the backstage tab.

Once on that tab, the alt key still causes the shortcut clues to appear next to every option, but none of the shortcuts work -- a have to click on the option.

I'll try an office repair later on today, but I am wondering if anyone has run across this problem before.
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mine works OK. maybe roll back to a restore-point? my ver is 14.0.7113 5005 (32 bit)
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Actually, it turns out it is sporadic.  I shut down excel and reopen it and it works now.

If it repeats after a repair I will do more troubleshooting and repost.

Thanks.
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maybe this 'feature' was provide by MS (yesterday was Tuesday :-))
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I think the problem came because I was working on a spreadsheet that has TONS of poorly written vba code (my own work from 13 years ago.)

My theory is that the vba code corrupted excel AND WINDOWS, so that a reboot was required.

Maybe a half dozen times in the last decade I've had excel misbehave and killing Excel with task manager was not good enough to fix it. Once I spent 3 or 4 hours troubleshooting only to discover that a reboot fixed it right up.

Now that I am done working on the spreadsheet and the problem has gone away.

Thanks for listening. I am PAQing this and giving you the points.
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I did not do a repair and did not revert to a restore point.  The reboot seems to have solved the problem.
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