Copy and Paste - It shouldn't be this difficult!!

Grunter70

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When I copy a cell and then try to scroll to the cell i want to paste into using the arrow keys, the cell i've copied loses its ability to be pasted. ie. Its as if i've pressed ESC and the flashing border on the copied cell disappears. The only way around this is if i select the cell i want to paste into with my mouse. Which isn't ideal for a regular paster like myself.

Does anyone know how (somewhere in Options?) i set it back so i can happily scroll around pasting where ever i want using the arrow keys?

thanks
 

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wisewood

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What version of Excel are you using, mine is letting me copy and then arrow key around before pasting it back in again.
 

Grunter70

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There's no code in any of the modules.

Its Excel 2003.

It never used to be a problem. I think the problems been there since one of the automatic windows updates ran on my laptop.

cheers
 

daniels012

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We actually had a similar problem on one of our computers. It was the fact that a key was sticking. I can't remember if it was the shift key or something else, but it did the exact same thing. We changed keyboards and it works fine now.

Just a thought,
Michael
 

Grunter70

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I've cracked it - And its a weird one. It had something to do with the Num Lock being on - Although i was using the arrow keys that are independant to the number pad. Thanks to all for trying to help
 

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