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Range selection locked on.

By hbaronaz ·
Running XP Pro, SR2 Office 2000. XL opens and first click begins range selection. No matter what I do I cannot end the process. Cannot open any menu selections, no right clicks, nothing. Invoking ctrl alt del and terminating application takes 3 times or more to work. Have repaired install. Any suggestions.


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by Excalibur909 In reply to Range selection locked on ...

Hi Ron,

Short of reinstalling Excel or Office, have you checked your XLStart folder for rogue templates? You could try deleting files in that folder and recreate a new template through Excel's tools menu. Sounds like something unusual is happening if it takes three attempts to kill the excel process.


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by DKlippert In reply to Range selection locked on ...

Before you sell yur machine and convert to Mac-ism. Hit F8.
If you notice you will see EXT on the staus bar. This is toggled with F8

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Range selection locked on ...

here is the article talking about it (plus suggesting you might need to reinstall mouse,keyboard drivers). (did this work fine before, is xl the only app giving this problem, do you have 2 problems (one is that XL is starting up?) and have you tried a new mouse)
Troubleshooting navigation issues in Microsoft Excel

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Range selection locked on ...

lots of folks get mad at me for pointing out easy and 'obvious' solutions so please don't take offense but if this is wireless mouse, try replacing battery or try new wired mouse...

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