Mac Keyboard and Excel

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by chollenbeak, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. chollenbeak macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2007
    I just got a new aluminum keyboard for my Mac Pro. Since I started using it I have noticed one peculiar issue. When I use Excel, the arrow keys no longer move from cell to cell. Instead, they shift the whole spreadsheet. It's not a huge deal, but I think I should be able to select cells using the arrow keys.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas on a workaround.
  2. Pelkabo macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2007
    Here's what worked for me

    I had the same problem. Look at the very bottom of your Excel window. You'll see three little radio boxes: SCRL, CAPS and NUM. Is there a green dot next to SCRL? If so, try hitting Cmd-F14. This should toggle the scroll lock "feature" in Microsoft Excel, and restore the functionality of your arrow keys.

  3. steve.harman macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2008
    So what should you do if you have a new 2009 model of the Macbook Air? There is no function-14 key available. Is there another work around?
  4. UFOPOLI macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012
    I had the same problem and this solved it. Thank you!
  5. skoetter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014
    right arrow wasn't working

    try going to apple's System preferences, keyboard, shortcuts and un-select ''the way Tab moves focus". Solved my Excel for MAC problem.

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