Excel Sheet blank ~ but data still there

EXCEL_Guy

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I have a user on our Network that is experiencing a weird phenomenon.

When they run a report the call to reset the report back to UNHIDE everything results in a blank page with some cells showing #######
If you click on any cell the data is there, it appears in the formula bar.

what is going on??? I have never seen this and the user is admittedly 'freaked out'.


thanks,
 

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Cbrine

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Excel_guy,
Have you tried expanding the column sizes? Numeric formats Show ##### when the column is not big enough to show the correct value. I've also seen none standard formats of data that cause the same results too. Try changing the formats to general, then try the text to columns in the data menu.

HTH
Cal
 

EXCEL_Guy

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NO this isn't about the col sizing.

col A holds LASTNAME, if I click in BLANK CELL A5, the last name ADAMS appears in the formula bar.

ALL the user data is in the worksheet, but it isn't visible ...
 

Oaktree

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Are the "blank" cells formatted to white font?
 

Padawan

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Excel Guy:

I'm not sure about your ##### errors, but has someone accidentially changed your font color to white?

This will give you "invisible" text. Or have they changed the cell formulas to hidden?

Good luck.
 

EXCEL_Guy

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HERE IS WHAT FIXED IT::

Select whole worksheet
I did a text alignment CENTER then LEFT and the data APPEARED.

WIERD...
 

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