Re: Spacebar and Escape Keys

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Subject: Re: Spacebar and Escape Keys
Posted by:  Dave Peterson (ec357…
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003

I use xl2k at work and xl2002 at home and have never seen this.

Spacebar types the space character--it doesn't move the selected cell.

The things I'd look at are keyboards--does it happen all the time?
and starting excel in safe mode
windows start button|Run
Excel /safe
Open your workbook and try it out

Maybe (though, unlikely I would think) you have a macro that's trying to help.

Marcy wrote:
> My office uses Excel 2000 (I am used to XP and/or 97) and
> I cannot seem to change some keyboard characterisitcs.
> That is, the spacebar moves me to the next adjacent cell
> (as does the tab key).  I would prefer that only the
> enter key does this.  In addition, the escape key returns
> the character that is to the left of the numbers in lower
> case.  (I can't display as this will erase all I have
> written so far, as I just learned!).
> I have tried correcting this in the options section of
> Excel but to no avail.  Any ideas?
> Thanks!


Dave Peterson



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Spacebar and Escape Keys posted by Marcy on Mon, 13 Oct 2003