How to Disable Track Changes in Excel to Enable Insert under Developer Tab

Disable Track Changes to Enable Insert button (with Images)

Step by step instructions to Disable Track Changes

What is it:

Insert button under Developer tab is greyed out and not allowing you to click?Disable Track Changes

Why is it disabled:

One of the reasons for this option is grayed out or disabled because you might have enabled ‘Track Changes’ in Excel. If Track Changes is enabled Insert feature will not work.

How to disable Track Changes:

Once you disable Track Changes, Insert will be enabled.

Step 1: Go to “Review” tab and click on the “Track Changes” option.Disable Track Changes_asKeygeek

Step 2: From the Drop Down menu Click on “Accept/Reject Changes”. Once disabled the option should greyed out.Disable Track Changes_asKeygeek

Step 3: Go back to Developer tab and check the Insert button, it should be enabled now.Disable Track Changes

If the above didn’t work for you then Click Here to check out the other 4 reasons for insert button grayed out on the Developer tab.


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  1. I tried all 5 ways that you mentioned to enable insert row
    , but finally below video helped – FYI pls and do include it too.

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