Excel 2010 - Themes are not changing anything!

Posted on 2016-08-04
Last Modified: 2016-08-19
I inherited a workbook that's very plain.  Nothing.  No graphics colors, etc.
I want to apply themes but when I try to apply them nothing happens.  No change in colors, fonts or anything.
I have a feeling a predecessor modified a style or something.
How can I reset the formatting of this sheet so that themes WILL take effect?
Question by:brothertruffle880
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by:Edward Pamias
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Is the workbook protected?
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by:Edward Pamias
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Check conditional formatting. There might be some rules setup that you may want to remove.
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by:Edward Pamias
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If all else fails, you can copy and paste the data to a new sheet and format that one.
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by:Edward Pamias
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I found a solution, which says you need to make your data a table. Once you make it a table you can go to themes and then make the change.

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Hi Edward.
The worksheet is not protected.  I inherited the sheet from someone else.
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Did you try making it a table and then try to apply themes? Or just copy the data to a new sheet and try it.

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