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Wld scrolling in Excel

By pams ·
Does Microsoft have a workaround, patch, or other to elimate the "wild scrolling" in Excel. We are using Office 97 which gave us no problems until we switched to using the Windows 2000 Terminal Services Client that runs the programs on a Windows 2000 server. When you try to select multiple rows of data, it starts out OK but then all of a sudden just takes off and you can't stop the scrolling. I have seen some shareware that claims to address this problem, but I was hoping to find something documented by Microsoft. Any ideas?

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by DKlippert In reply to Wld scrolling in Excel

When selecting multiple rows, click on the first row and then scroll to the last row. Hold down the shift key and click on the last row. All the rows in between will be selected.
This is more a factor of the speed of the machine as it is a problem with Excell. You'll find the same problem in the other apps such as Word.

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by kaalc00 In reply to Wld scrolling in Excel

I've found it helpful to begin my selection at the lower right-hand corner of the area that I want to highlight. That way, if the mouse gets away from me it will always stop when it gets to cell A1.

Or if you are selecting entire rows, you can select the bottom row, hold down the shift key to trigger the selection process, and press Ctrl-Home to select all the way back to A1.

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by LittleDragon In reply to Wld scrolling in Excel

This 'feature' bothers me too, so I just did a little testing to check on when and why this happens. It seems that the further down on the screen you move the cursor, the faster it scolls. If you hold the cursor just between the bottom edge of thespreedsheet and the top edge of the horizontal scroll bar, you will find that the scolling remains at a steady and reasonable pace. The same things happens when scrolling up. I never realized before I just tested this that the speed of the scolling is related to how far down (or up) your cursor is on the screen.

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