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Unable to edit cells in MS Excel 2007...

I am unable to edit cells in MS Excel 2007. When I click on a cell, a fuzzy border appears, followed by an error message (unable to enter). Even pressing the F2 key does not help. Not only can't I edit a cell, I can't save the file, close the file, or even quit Excel. It seems to freeze up. What gives?

Anybody have any ideas out there?

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  • Tolle3000 Dec 10, 2008

    My excel 2007 does exactly the same. When I press the round menu button, the ony thing that is not greyed out is Send To Bluetooth. I cannot select anything else. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Office 2007, but still the same. I am running thison a 64bit Vista Ultimate.

    It used to work file for about 6 months I think. So I am guessing it must be an update.

  • ayeates1 Jan 02, 2009

    I have the same issue and have checked my properties setting. Still no fix... AAARRRGGGG!

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    and how do you make sure it is not read only?



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First, I went to the office button on word 2007, went to Program Name Options, went to Word Options, click on Resources and then about. I had no product id in the field, so I contacted Microsoft. They had me verify my product key, then transferred me to another tech guy. I ended up un-installing all MS office products and then rebooted. He then sent me to a site where I downloaded a clean copy of office 2007. Once downloaded, I installed, opened MS word, and entered in my product key. I activated over the internet, closed the app, went back in, and then I was able to work in the application. Turns out that the product locked after 60 days and would not let me do anything until I had an activated product key. I hope this helps.

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When you open file click on is your file only readable then you will not be do anything. Find your EXCEL FILE IN BROWSER AND RIGHT CLICK AND THEN PROPERTY. NOW SEE IF YOUR FILE IS READ ONLY. IF YES THEN CHECK IT AND MAKE SURE IT IS NOT READ ONLY.

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