my merge and centre icon is just a shadow, help?

i am using excel a lot at the moment but am primarily self taught. I have 
managed to lock down my merge and centre button so all I can see is a shadow 
of the light grey imprint.

How can I release the icon? noting I have tried to customize and drag the 
merge back again but as soon as I close the box I again lose the icon? 

Urgently needed to finish spreadsheets this weekend!!!
5/30/2009 9:36:01 AM
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Worksheet is protected?

Workbook is in Shared mdoe?

Either of these will disable merge and center.

Since you are learning I would suggest you quickly unlearn the use of merge
and center.

Causes many problems when copying, pasting, sorting and a host of other

Explore the use of Center Across Selection and wrap text/autofit rows and

Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP

On Sat, 30 May 2009 02:36:01 -0700, antarticus
<> wrote:

>i am using excel a lot at the moment but am primarily self taught. I have 
>managed to lock down my merge and centre button so all I can see is a shadow 
>of the light grey imprint.
>How can I release the icon? noting I have tried to customize and drag the 
>merge back again but as soon as I close the box I again lose the icon? 
>Urgently needed to finish spreadsheets this weekend!!!

5/30/2009 3:59:05 PM

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