While working with an Excel 2007 VBA addin (.xla), suddenly all the VBE command bars (Main menu, Edit, Debug , ..) have turned gray. I can no longer do things like insert files, block comment code, use bookmakrs, or use the debug buttons (like call stack). Nothing is clickable anymore. The keyboard shortcuts still work (F5, Alt-F8, ..) but I don't know them all for what I want to do. Even the context menu items are gray. See screen-shots for examples. I tried Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word VBE interface and it all behaves the same.
I searched high a low for a similar problem and got stumped. All VBA/addin permissions are unchanged and set to "allowed", and I even tried loading up the applications in "Safe" mode using the Ctrl key trick. Obviously I have shut down apps and restarted, and have rebooted the computer.
Has anyone heard or seen a problem with Office like this before? Help!