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Some Sub-Menus Disabled - Greyed Out


I have noticed that the submenus for the following main menu items are disabled

Edit Insert Format Data

The submenus for the other main menu items are fine.

I have not run any macros that alter the menus.

I have tried Tools>Customise Reset Menu and Toolbar usage. I then exit the Excel session, but the problem still remains,


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