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    When I open an excel worksheet, a gray screen is displayed (like excel is opened but no file is opened). The file is there, I can generate a print preview. The sheet isn't hidden or protected. What can be wrong?

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    Is the workbook hidden? Try Window > Unhide.
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    No it isn't hidden. Also when pressing alt-tab you can see that the file is open, but it just is'n't displayed.

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    OK, are all 256 columns hidden, or all 65536 rows hidden? Do you see any column headings or row headings?

    Or, do you have a single gray box in the upper left corner of the gray screen?

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    You might try clicking on View- Normal as you may be looking at it in Page Break view, with a small print area.

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    Nothing is visible. It's like Excel is opened but no file is opened. When I open the file nothing changes in this screen, though the file is opened.
    I can see no column or row headings, and no gray box is displayed.

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    On 2002-03-08 05:06, Mudface wrote:
    You might try clicking on View- Normal as you may be looking at it in Page Break view, with a small print area.
    Sorry, already tried that too and it did not work.

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    I threw away my excel.xlb and restarted Excel. Now I'm able to open the file normally.
    Still don't know exactly what went wrong...

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