When you’re using Excel, do you ever find that the Ribbon and menu icons are inexplicably greyed out?
This can happen if you are in edit-mode in a cell (the cursor is blinking in a cell, waiting for you to enter something), or you have a dialog box open. It can also happen when you minimise an Excel workbook, then open a different one: if you were editing a cell in the first workbook (or have a dialog box open), you won’t be able to insert or edit anything in the second.
The solution is easy: hit the Esc key on the upper left corner of your keyboard.
Thanks to Able Owl Tips for this one.
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