From: SusanW on 3 Mar 2010 14:41
At the bottom of your Excel Sheet you may find a menu bar that starts to your
left with the word "Ready." Look to the far right on the same bar and you
will see three small icons (1 = normal; 2 = page layout; 3 = page break
view). To correct the problem, make sure that you are on "normal." Your
problem will go away. This solution is, however, spreadsheet related and not
universal for the program, so you may have to correct each spreadsheet where
the problem exists.
> I have run in to an odd problem that is difficult to duplicate. When working
> in excel, as you click between different cells, it randomly selects multiple
> cells. For example, if I click on an individual cell it highlights that cell
> plus two to the right (or two to the top/bottom). Tried several solutions
> posted on the web but nothing seems to resolve the root of the problem.
> 1. Try tapping the wheel of scroll mouse, if applicable.
> 2. Try changing the page view from Page Layout to any other View option:
> View tab > Normal
> 3. Close the spreadsheet, open again and see if behavior still exists.
> 4. Close Excel, open the spreadsheet and see if behavior still exists.
> 5. If cell still selects multiple cells, up keyboard up/down/left/right
> arrows to navigate away and then back to cell, then click in the formula bar
> to edit
> 6. If it says EXT or Extend Selection in the bottom left corner of Excel,
> then it is in Extended mode - try tapping the F8 key once
> 7. Try zooming out then clicking the cell selection again: View tab > Zoom >
> Edit % in Custom field > Click OK
> It is also impossible to “make this happen”. It usually occurs randomly.
> Does MS recognize this as a problem?