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In excel 2007, if I enter any data in an unlocked cell of a protected worksheet,the print function is grayed-out. However, the print function is available if no data is entered in any unlocked cell of the worksheet.
The same worksheet will print normally if opened with excel 2010 and data is entered into those unlocked cells.
How can i print this worksheet in excel 2007?

Hi. Make sure that you have properly edited a cell and that the cursor is still active. (Not in Edit mode with a blinking cursor). What you said should ideally not happen and is not a bug. Upload your file somewhere, if you want me to test it out.

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