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By adam.l ·
Hi,

I have a problem when opening an excel document. It looks like it is going to open but just leaves a blank grey screen. All the toolbars are visible but there is no document that is open.

I can open the file by just opening excel through start>programs and then clicking file and open.

If you can help it would be much appreciated

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by rkuhn In reply to Problem Opening Excel Doc ...

Try opening in safe mode...Excel safe mode, not PC.

Start, Run, "excel.exe -s.

Let us know the results.

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by way2vb In reply to Problem Opening Excel Doc ...

I can able to open the files in safe mode

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by bharmande In reply to Problem Opening Excel Doc ...

Change the view to full screen and the document will appear. close out of excel and check to see if the process closes in the task manager. It is usually an orphaned Excel process open. close them all out and if it reoccurs, repair the installation

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by C O R In reply to Problem Opening Excel Doc ...

Is the Excel file located on your local Hard Drive or on a Network share? You might be experiencing Network lag.

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by Pocono In reply to Problem Opening Excel Doc ...

I believe your problem is that the file is opening in minimized mode.

Try hitting the CTRL and F10 keys when you open the file. This should maximize the worksheet.

You can also create a shortcut to the file on your desktop, rightclick on it, go to properties and then the shortcut tab. You should see the word RUN-next to that choose MAXIMIZED.

Hope this helps!

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Gray Screen in Excel

by stephshofner In reply to

I had a user having issues in schedules with a grey screen. It was a matter of Ctrl F10 when opening excel and it resolved it. The document minimized. If that happens all documents opened through excel will be the same way ctrl f10 one document opens all excel doc's normally again!

Thanks so much for the info.

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by babycody In reply to Problem Opening Excel Doc ...

Tools>options click on General tab. Then uncheck Ignore other applications if checked.

If that doesn't work try Window>unhide. Perhaps someone mistakenly saved it as hidden. I don't know why they would do this, but it would have the effect you have described.

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Great Help!!!

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