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A user on our network has somehow managed to empty out their home tab in Excel. I've not had much luck finding a fix on Google. Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this?


The tab cannot be expanded in the "customize ribbon" options area and trying to reset doesn't do the trick either. It's like the user has removed all the sub-cats from the Home area manually.

I haven't performed an Office repair yet, but I'm willing to give that a go if it would fix the problem.

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Are there any add-ins being loaded? Is there a Personal file being loaded in the background? (You can easily check by looking at the available projects in VB Editor [alt+f11]) Does this occur with every worksheet? – variant May 12 '11 at 13:28

This link should help - Customize the Ribbon - Reset only the selected tab (from the microsoft support). You should be able to reset the tab and restore it's content that way.

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Hey, thanks for the replies guys. I ended up just performing a standard Office Repair, which did the trick. @LightningIsMyName, thanks for the link, but the "Reset only selected tab" option was grayed out in the Customize Ribbon window for whatever reason. This question can now be closed/answered. – Markovs May 13 '11 at 4:09

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