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Excel 2002 SP3. All of a sudden, the arrow keys no longer move the cursor
one cell in any direction. The spreadsheet moves, but the cursor doesn't.

Any suggestions?


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Troubleshooting Arrow Key Issues in Excel

Hi there! I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your arrow keys in Excel. Let's see if we can figure out what's going on.
  1. First, try pressing the "Scroll Lock" key on your keyboard. This key can sometimes get accidentally pressed, which can cause the arrow keys to stop working as expected. If the "Scroll Lock" key is on, try pressing it again to turn it off.
  2. If that doesn't work, try clicking on a different cell in your spreadsheet and then clicking back on the cell where you're having trouble with the arrow keys. Sometimes this can reset the cursor and allow the arrow keys to work again.
  3. If neither of those solutions work, it's possible that there's an issue with your Excel settings. Try going to the Tools menu and selecting Options. Then, click on the Transition tab and make sure that the Transition Navigation Keys option is checked. This option allows you to use the arrow keys to move between cells in your spreadsheet.
  4. If none of these solutions work, it's possible that there's a more serious issue with your Excel installation. You may want to try repairing or reinstalling Excel to see if that resolves the problem.

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Check your scroll lock (ScrLk) key.

"Walterius" wrote:

Excel 2002 SP3. All of a sudden, the arrow keys no longer move the cursor
one cell in any direction. The spreadsheet moves, but the cursor doesn't.

Any suggestions?



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(Blush.) You were right. Thanks. :)
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Check your scroll lock (ScrLk) key.

"Walterius" wrote:

Excel 2002 SP3. All of a sudden, the arrow keys no longer move the

cursor
one cell in any direction. The spreadsheet moves, but the cursor

doesn't.

Any suggestions?





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