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I am pretty new to Excel and am currently using Excel 2007.

I was editing a cell in my spreadsheet when the whole thing "disappeared"
and the screen is just blue - no cells or data visible at all - but I can
still see all the menu buttons but they are greyed out. I may have accidently
leant on a button on my keyboard that has done this but I don't know which
one! It will save and close ok but I can't do or see anything else. It wont
let me "undo" either. I'm hoping that the spreadsheet is just hidden and one
of you clever people can tell me how to get it back.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Glasgow, UK
www.littlegemsjewellery.net
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Hi Nicola,

It sounds like your Excel window may have been minimized or hidden. Here are a few steps you can try to get your spreadsheet back:
  1. Check if the window is minimized: Look at the taskbar at the bottom of your screen and see if there is an Excel icon. If there is, hover your mouse over it and see if a preview of your spreadsheet pops up. If it does, click on the preview to maximize the window.
  2. Check if the window is hidden: Sometimes, Excel windows can get hidden behind other windows. To check if this is the case, click on the Excel icon on the taskbar to bring up the preview. Then, right-click on the preview and select "Restore" or "Maximize" to bring the window back into view.
  3. Use the "Arrange All" featu If you have multiple Excel windows open, it's possible that your spreadsheet got buried under another window. To bring it back into view, go to the View tab in the Excel ribbon and click on "Arrange All". This will show all open Excel windows on your screen at once, and you can click on the one you want to bring it to the front.
  4. Try closing and reopening Excel: If none of the above steps work, try closing Excel completely and reopening it. Your spreadsheet should still be there when you reopen Excel.

I hope one of these solutions works for you!
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Sound like you have minimized it out of sight
Use Windows on the menu and double click the workbook name to expand it
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I am pretty new to Excel and am currently using Excel 2007.

I was editing a cell in my spreadsheet when the whole thing "disappeared"
and the screen is just blue - no cells or data visible at all - but I can
still see all the menu buttons but they are greyed out. I may have
accidently
leant on a button on my keyboard that has done this but I don't know which
one! It will save and close ok but I can't do or see anything else. It
wont
let me "undo" either. I'm hoping that the spreadsheet is just hidden and
one
of you clever people can tell me how to get it back.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
--
Nicola
Glasgow, UK
www.littlegemsjewellery.net



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Thank you very much Bernard - I tried that but no joy. So after more messing
about I discovered that I had somehow hidden it and found the "unhide" option
and it reappeared!

Thanks again.
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Nicola
Glasgow, UK
www.littlegemsjewellery.net


"Bernard Liengme" wrote:

Sound like you have minimized it out of sight
Use Windows on the menu and double click the workbook name to expand it
best wishes
--
Bernard V Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme
remove caps from email

"missnikkiuk" wrote in message
...
I am pretty new to Excel and am currently using Excel 2007.

I was editing a cell in my spreadsheet when the whole thing "disappeared"
and the screen is just blue - no cells or data visible at all - but I can
still see all the menu buttons but they are greyed out. I may have
accidently
leant on a button on my keyboard that has done this but I don't know which
one! It will save and close ok but I can't do or see anything else. It
wont
let me "undo" either. I'm hoping that the spreadsheet is just hidden and
one
of you clever people can tell me how to get it back.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
--
Nicola
Glasgow, UK
www.littlegemsjewellery.net




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