When adding an Excel object in Word, it fails and returns the following error:
The program used to create this object is Excel. That program is either not installed on your computer or it is not responding. To edit this object, install Excel or ensure that any dialog boxes in Excel are closed.
I have Excel installed and this feature in Word was functional ~3 days ago when I last used it. There have been no system changes or changes to my system state between the last known good and today's fault.
I've tried using the feature with Excel opened, closed and after restarting my computer, Excel closed and opened for a total of 4 independent tests and the same error as above.
I can insert tables and quick tables, but not Excel spreadsheet, not even with a fresh blank document after closing the program and restarting the computer.
I only have 1 instance of Office installed on my computer.
I only have one MS Account with the full Office 365 suite.
I am the only person with access to my computer.
Windows Defender and Malwarebytes do not detect any issues with my computer. All updates and drivers are current at the time of writing this question.
Excel operates without issue as a standalone program, however I would like to add an excel sheet into my word document like I could a few days ago.