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Why Excel table refuse some basic editing ?

Posted on 2016-10-17
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Hi The Excel table refuses some basic editing such as, color highlight, merge cells etc. When i do so, I always get this error message. Please see the screenshot in attachment. Thank you
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Glenn Ray earned 500 total points
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Oh, this is very much related to your other question about being able to copy and paste.

Your workbook is corrupted.  It probably has 64K styles embedded in it and perhaps thousands of range names, some hidden.

I highly recommend you clean the file using the XLStyles tool.  It's available in the following formats:

Windows 8 & 10:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/xlstylestool/9wzdncrfjptg

Other versions of Windows:
https://sergeig888.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/net4-0-version-of-the-xlstylestool-is-now-available/

This is very safe and reliable freeware (in fact, Microsoft bought it for incorporation into Windows 10).  I've been using it for several years to resolve the same issues you're seeing here.

If you don't want to download the software and use it, attach a copy of your workbook here and I will be happy to clean it and post back for you.

Regards,
-Glenn
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Please stick to one question about this problem.
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