Help- won't click page tab 'File' in excel ribbon


Emma Ellis
October 03, 2016 19:38 NONE
Hi All,

I am new to using UI Path community and I have encountered several instances of steps executing perfectly and then just stopping working as expected. One in particular is clicking the ‘File’ tab of the ribbon in excel. I have recaptured several ways, multiple times and it is still not bringing up the following menu, even though I believe I see the clicking action taking place on screen. Any ideas on how to resolve this or why it would not be executing? (I have tried click text ‘FILE’, click image of File tab, and custom ‘Click page tab FILE’’). Appreciate any help!




Mihai Badita October 03, 2016 21:35
Try first different options for the click activity:

Simulate Click
Window Messages
None of them plus check the Activate property

Secondly make sure that the element is detected by adding a Highlight activity having the same selector as the click activity.

If these does not work upload the workflow somewhere so we can take a look.


So, this happened today: Excel Application Scopes have started opening Excel without the Ribbon. Looks like this:

Opening the file manually outside of UiPath results in normal Excel behavior, and earlier today (before 30 minutes ago) the Excel Application Scopes opened my files normally.

What could have possibly changed?