MS Excel question

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  1. bigboy99 macrumors 6502

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    When I select a cell, copy and paste it to another cell, the original cell remains highlighted with the rectangular dotted box. How do I get ride of this situation and continuing working? Now, every cell I go to continually wants to have the original information pasted into it. Excel didn't work this way in Windows. I merely clicked to another cell and the highlighted selection disappeared.
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    I like the whole minimalist post thing, but a little more information may be helpful.

    Ah, I see you've finished your question. No doubt interrupted by some annoying Excel quirk.

    Anyway, after pasting simply press "esc". Or start typing in a new cell. As long as you don't actually try to paste again, the lines will go away.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Oooooh, I know this game!

    Where

    Edit: Care to enlighten us as to which version of MS Excel you're using?
     
  4. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For example, I select cell G10 (Command C), move the curser to cell H4, select Command V. The information is pasted, but G10 is still selected. What is the method/technique/etc. to now deselect the G10?

    Claro?
     
  5. emw macrumors G4

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    The original note was when the post simply said "When" ;) Thanks for the additional info, but see my above post for the solution.
     
  6. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. My next question is what's a good typing tutor for the Mac? :eek:
     
  7. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    It works that way in Windows too (Excel 2002). I just checked.

    You can get rid of the selected area by removing all entries from the clipboard palette (at least on Excel 2002 for Windows).


    Edit: Esc solution is obviously better. I didn't know about that one.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I found that years of playing on MUDs has increased my hunt-and-peck to near light speeds.
     
  9. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've got the speed nailed, it's the accuracy that still eludes me. :D
     

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