Excel highlights too many cells


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Zulu50

I have used Excel for many years, and I know how to use it. But I have
encountered a problem today using Excel 2007 that I cannot find a remedy for.
(And don't even get me started on how much I detest Office 2007!!!!!)

I am trying to highlight a single, individual cell. However, when I click
on the single cell that I want, the program highlights 8 cells (the one I
clicked on + 7 more directly below it). And NO, I am not inadvertently
dragging nor clicking on more than 1 cell !!!!!

I tried closing the specific file that I was working in, then opened it
again. It did the same thing - highlighted 8 cells again.

So I closed the entire program, then opened the program again, then opened
the file I wanted, and tried again. Same thing AGAIN.

I have tried opening the file from the "Office" button listing most recent
files, and I have also opened it directly from the "Open" button. SAME
THING!!

Why is it doing this and how do I correct it? Don't anyone try to tell me
that it doesn't matter -- it certainly DOES matter, especially when I try to
highlight 1, 2, or 3 cells to copy to another location in that worksheet.

I am extremely frustrated at the things that any of the applications in
Office 2007 keep doing that prevents me from doing my job!
 
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CurlyDave

Maybe check to see if there is an EXT at the bottom of the screen, if
there is, press F8 to turn it off
 
S

shirley-b

Zulu50 wrote on 02/10/2009 17:25 ET
I have used Excel for many years, and I know how to use it. But I hav
encountered a problem today using Excel 2007 that I cannot find a remedy for
(And don't even get me started on how much I detest Office 2007!!!!!

I am trying to highlight a single, individual cell. However, when I clic
on the single cell that I want, the program highlights 8 cells (the one
clicked on + 7 more directly below it). And NO, I am not inadvertentl
dragging nor clicking on more than 1 cell !!!!

I tried closing the specific file that I was working in, then opened i
again. It did the same thing - highlighted 8 cells again

So I closed the entire program, then opened the program again, then opene
the file I wanted, and tried again. Same thing AGAIN

I have tried opening the file from the "Office" button listing mos
recen
files, and I have also opened it directly from the "Open" button
SAM
THING!

Why is it doing this and how do I correct it? Don't anyone try to tell m
that it doesn't matter -- it certainly DOES matter, especially when I try t
highlight 1, 2, or 3 cells to copy to another location in that worksheet

I am extremely frustrated at the things that any of the applications i
Office 2007 keep doing that prevents me from doing my job
A few people in my office including myself are having this same issue. I d
no
see EXT at the bottom of my screen so the F8 was not a fix. This is extremel
frustrating!
 
C

CurlyDave

It could very well be that the scroll button is giving you issues.
Press the scroll button a few times and then see if it continues.
 
P

Peggy Brady

I have no idea why since I am no expert on Excel or computers, but I was having the same problem as well so I tried everything. Including going to View and unchecking the ruler. For whatever reason, it is not happening anymore.
 
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