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    Display Options for this Worksheet is greyed out

    Hi,

    I have get an Excel workbook with some data on several worksheet and a chart on a separate worksheet.

    All worksheets with data are fully accessible and editable. But the worksheet with the chart can not be editable (see my screen shot). In Options -> Advanced -> Display Options for this Worksheet [the worksheet that contains the chart] everything is deselected and I am not able to select an option (see my second screen shot).

    What can I do to make all selections in "Display Options for this Worksheet" selectable?

    Many thanks

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    Re: Display Options for this Worksheet is greyed out

    Could it be password protected?
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    Re: Display Options for this Worksheet is greyed out

    Hi TMS,

    thank you for your replay. I am not sure whether it is password protected. I can do everything with the workbook except with the worksheet with the chart.

    Attachment 703253

    I can insert a new sheet and can copy the chart in the original sheet and can paste it in the new inserted sheet. The new inserted sheet is fully accessible that means I can do everything. Interesting to note is that the fonts and the axes formatting is different in the inserted chart.

    In the "protected" worksheet with the chart I can edit the chart (see my screen shot).

    Attachment 703252

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Display Options for this Worksheet is greyed out

    Those options would not be available for a chart sheet, as they are for a worksheet.

    If you select the chart area you should see a contextual tab appear containing Design/Format

    The review tab will tell you whether the worksheet is protected or not.
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    Re: Display Options for this Worksheet is greyed out

    Hi Andy Pope,

    thanks for your replay. It seems to me that the worksheet is not protected (see screen shot).

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    Thanks

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    There are instructions at the top of the page explaining how to attach your sample workbook.
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    Re: Display Options for this Worksheet is greyed out

    Test is a Chart sheet and NOT a worksheet.

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    Re: Display Options for this Worksheet is greyed out

    Hi,

    I have attached the workbook. Hope that helps.

    Thanks
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    Re: Display Options for this Worksheet is greyed out

    The file confirms that your chart is a Chart sheet and not a Worksheet.

    What exactly are you trying to do?

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    Re: Display Options for this Worksheet is greyed out

    Hi Andy Pope,

    I want add some text and data on the chart sheet but the background on the chart sheet is grey and I can not add anything.

    As in my first post mentioned the chart sheet with the chart can not be editable. In Options -> Advanced -> Display Options for this Worksheet [Chart] everything is deselected and I am not able to select an option (see my second screen shot above).

    How can I in Options -> Advanced -> Display Options for this Worksheet [Chart] select the options?

    Thanks

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    Re: Display Options for this Worksheet is greyed out

    You can not activate those feature on a chart sheet as they do not exist.

    You can add text boxes to the chart sheet.

    If you want sheet things then you need to move the chart to a worksheet, so it becomes a chart object on the worksheet

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    Re: Display Options for this Worksheet is greyed out

    Hi Andy Pope,

    many thanks for your help. The difference between a chart sheet and a worksheet is new for me.

    Last question, how can I add a chart sheet, using the "Insert" function on the "Home" tab inserts a worksheet.

    Thanks

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    Re: Display Options for this Worksheet is greyed out

    The Insert will place a chart object on the worksheet.

    F11 will add a new chart sheet. If the activecell has data Excel will attempt to use it on the chart, otherwise the chart will be empty.

    You can move a chart from sheet to worksheet, or vice versa, by right clicking the chart and picking Move Chart...
    Or via the Ribbon, Chart Tools > Design > Location > Move chart

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    Re: Display Options for this Worksheet is greyed out

    Hi Andy Pope,

    I know how to create the chart sheet using the "Move Chart" function.

    Many thanks for your help.

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