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    Excel acting up

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    by highlander718 ·

    It’s like the shift button would be pressed al the time, or as if I keep the left mouse button pressed although I don’t.
    Once I select a cell, that’s it, wherever I move the mouse pointer the whole area from the original cell gets selected.
    No key combination gets me out, cannot even access the menu.
    Repaired AND than reinstalled office just in case, the problem has to be somewhere else. ALL other applications/programs/tools …everything else works without problem..

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    • #3212558

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      by zlitocook ·

      In reply to Excel acting up

      Have you cleaned both keyboard and mouse? Try replacing one then the other, I have seen this type of thing before. A shift key or control key could be dirty or have some thing stuck in it.

      • #3231413

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        by highlander718 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Excel acting up

        Sorry, I forgot to mention that I checked that first, tried a different mouse, not having a second keyboard I made sure this one is fairly clean. On the other hand that;s why I mentioned the other application, if the keyboard/mouse would be stuck it would act up in other applications as well.

    • #3212490

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      by gary56789 ·

      In reply to Excel acting up

      Yes, first check for a dirty keyboard/mouse. If this doesn’t help, click Help–Detect and Repair and follow the wizard (you might need the installation CD).

      • #3231408

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        by highlander718 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Excel acting up

        My miss again, before reinstalling Office I tried repair through Control Panel\Add-Remove Programs. And than the reinstall should’ve “repaired” everything anyway 🙂
        thanks,

    • #3212439

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      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Excel acting up

      Before doing anything else load one of the Live Linuxes that runs from a CD and boot from that.

      Try some of the applications in the Linux package and see if the problem persists if it dose you have to look at the hardware and if it doesn’t you’ll need to look at the software.

      Sometimes programmable Keyboards & Mice can cause this problem to occur or you may have a Macro running causing this.

      Col

      • #3231403

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        by highlander718 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Excel acting up

        No Linux around the house. Not sure about the programmable keyboard, how can I check if that’s the problem ?

        How can I check if an excel macro is running ? (again, after selecting a cell not much I can do in Excel)

        thanks,

    • #3231386

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      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Excel acting up

      You can download a Live Linux from here

      http://tinyurl.com/23nmq

      Or you could go out and buy a Computer Mag many have Cover CD’s with Live Linuxes on them and they are an excellent Testing tool that everyone should have available to them.

      As for as a programmable keyboard goes if it’s a Multi Media Keyboard it’s programmable, the possibility of a Macro Running is much harder to get around so maybe you could try Open Office available free for download here

      http://tinyurl.com/3salm

      and try that out it has a program in it that works exactly the same as Excel but without the possibility of a Macro being started with that application is opened.

      Col

      • #3231351

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        by highlander718 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Excel acting up

        OK, thanks for your time, probably won’t try to update my Linux knowledge at this point :-), I’ll see what I can find for the programmable keyboard on the web.

    • #3231375

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      by bobtheitbuilder ·

      In reply to Excel acting up

      Sticky Keys

      StickyKeys is designed for people who have difficulty holding down two or more keys simultaneously. When a shortcut requires a key combination, such as CTRL+P, StickyKeys will enable you to press a modifier key (CTRL, ALT, or SHIFT), or the Windows logo key (), and have it remain active until another key is pressed.

      Open Accessibility Options.
      On the Keyboard tab, under StickyKeys, select the Use StickyKeys check box.
      To turn off StickyKeys, clear the Use StickyKeys check box.

      Notes

      To open Accessibility Options, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Accessibility Options.
      If the Use shortcut check box in the Settings for StickyKeys dialog box is selected, you can turn StickyKeys on or off by pressing the SHIFT key five times.
      (Taken from WinXP Help)

    • #3231349

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      by highlander718 ·

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