Excel: How Do I Close The File Menu?

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Problem: When I try to close the Excel File Menu, my document closes.

Strategy: Click another ribbon tab or press Esc to close the backstage view and return to the worksheet. There are three separate places in the File menu that offer an "œX" that you would think would close the File menu. Unfortunately, all three of those "œX" icons are for closing the workbook.