Excel problems

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  1. macbook yes macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2009
    In excel, whenever I try to type in a cell, I must press the first key 10-20 times before it shows up. It doesn't show up delayed, as in it shows up with 20 a's, it just shows one. Once the first key shows I can type anything else in that cell, but when i hit an arrow key or click to go to another cell, I have to hit the first letter 10-20 times again. I have to click 10-20 times to click into a new cell as well. This just started today. I've tried restarting excel a few times, but it doesn't remedy this problem. Any ideas?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    I have the same problem (Office 2004 - all updates applied) with Excel, except that I don't hit the key that many times. Instead, I go to the Menu and Save the file, then it allows me to type normally again - for awhile.

    When the typing doesn't show up, I can't use the keyboard to Save, have to use the mouse. Give that a try and see if it works for you. I'm just hoping that Office 2010 will solve this annoying problem.

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