Cut, Copy and Paste greyed out in Excel

Keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V work fine, but you find that the above options are grayed out, try the following methods, one should help you out:

Method 1:
Open excel
hit alt-f11 – This opens the VB editor
hit ctrl-g – This opens the area for the current window

Type this and hit enter:

Click Play

Method 2:
Close Excel
Go to C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel
Rename Excel11.XLB
Open Excel

This will return the option now when you right-click again

I think it might be part of the formatting or coding in the workbooks that knocks out the options.

Hope this helps

3 Responses to “Cut, Copy and Paste greyed out in Excel”

  1. Excellent .It work Thanks a Lot

  2. Kumar Krishnendu Bhattacharya Reply August 31, 2015 at 3:50 am

    Method 2 worked for me..Thanks a ton 🙂

  3. Thaanx a lot it worked out!

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