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Excel cursor movement

Excel cursor movement

Excel cursor movement

I don't like my cursor to move when I hit the "enter" key, so I typically have that feature disbled in Excel.  However, when I protect a worksheet or workbook, then the cursor automatically moves when I use the "enter" key.

Is there any way to prevent this?


RE: Excel cursor movement


from the menu:  select Tools-Options

select the edit tab

uncheck or deselect the "move selection after enter" option box.

good luck!

RE: Excel cursor movement


Thanks for your reply.  That is what I typically do and it works fine if the worksheet is unprotected.  However, once I protect the worksheet, the cursor automatically moves down one cell after using the enter key.  I would like to prevent this from happening.

RE: Excel cursor movement

I have never come across this before, so I made a quick investigation (using Excel-XP).  It seems that this "feature" applies if you uncheck the "Select locked cells" box when you are protecting your worksheet.

I suspect that if you wish BOTH to have the cursor remain in place AND to prevent the user from positioning the cursor in protected cells, William binGates has thwarted you.

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