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    Default Trouble with Excel


    I am using Excel 97 on Windows 2000.
    Every time I open up a spreadsheet to work on, I go to click on a cell, then move the mouse around it selects all the cells that pointer is moving to. Also when I press the tags down below saying sheet 1 or sheet 2 the pointer gets a what looks like a folded page next to it and moves with the pointer.
    I can not use any of the keys to get out of excel like Esc. For me to close down Excel I must use the 3 finger salute.

    Your help would be very much appreciated


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    Billy T

    Default Re: Trouble with Excel

    I can't answer your first question, but to close it down, try Alt-F4, that closes most programs.

    Alt-F4 is also a boon for closing down pop-ups faster than they can arrive on screen, especially those that start from spam emails.


    Billy 8-{)

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    Default Re: Trouble with Excel

    How about a faulty left micro-switch on the mouse?

    Or, just a faulty mouse, or cord, or plug or or or!

    I can reproduce your fault by holding down the left button.

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    Billy T

    Default Re: Trouble with Excel

    Could even be mouse programming, if you have such a beastie. Check function allocations in the mouse control panel.


    Billy 8-{)

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    Default Re: Trouble with Excel

    OK - so what happens if you use shift/arrow keys instead of mouse......if selections extend correctly, then your squeeker is suspect. If not, then maybe Excel needs reloading.

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