This started last week. When i close my workbook, the workbook closes but the Excel program remains open, with that big gray empty area. I usually use the red X to close (NOT the X for the workbook) but I've also starting trying every other way to close the document / program, but they all do the same thing. I hope there's an easy answer but I can't find it. Thanks.
Solutions to the Problem "Close" doesn't close the program
Open Excel > review > verify if protected workbook is enabled. Browse to the below locations and remove the files from the startup folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\XLSTART C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART Note: Take a backup of files before deleting the files. If there is no files in the startup folders then unregister and reregister Excel. Click start> type ’Excel /unreg’ without quotes in search program and files Once done Click start> type ’Excel /regserver’ without quotes in search program and files And check if it works fine.