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I have the latest version of Office 10.
I have been using full screen without the formula bar, sheet tabs and headings. I have made macros on each of my worksheets so I can switch between the sheets.
The problem I am having is that while activating the macro it switches sheet but instead of giving me a full screen the formula bar is visible. I have added Application.DisplayFormulaBar = False to the macro. The formula bar is still visible.
Seems to work fine with Office7 but Office10 is the problem.

These are the commands for hiding and unhiding screen elements, even in Excel 2010.

Sub HideStuff()

Application.DisplayFullScreen = True
Application.DisplayFormulaBar = False
ActiveWindow.DisplayWorkbookTabs = False
ActiveWindow.DisplayHeadings = False
ActiveWindow.DisplayGridlines = False

End Sub

Sub BackToNormal()

Application.DisplayFullScreen = False
Application.DisplayFormulaBar = True
ActiveWindow.DisplayWorkbookTabs = True
ActiveWindow.DisplayHeadings = True
ActiveWindow.DisplayGridlines = True

End Sub

I use them and they work correctly.  If your Office 2010 is not responding correctly, then perhaps it needs a REPAIR or REINSTALL.
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