06-15-2018 11:49 AM
06-15-2018 11:49 AM
06-16-2018 04:46 AM
Perhaps that's related to the bug @Olaf Hubel mentioned more close to the bottom of discussion here https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Excel-Blog/How-to-deselect-cells-from-selected-ranges-in-Exce...
By the way, I checked and have same behaviour as you are
06-18-2018 04:09 AM
If I'm correct about the bug that's only to wait another build with the fix. Shift+F8 also doesn't work.
06-18-2018 11:21 AM
We have found an issue with the deselect feature and decided to temporarily disable it. As soon as the fix has been pushed out to all users we will enable the feature again. This should be in the next couple of weeks.
06-19-2018 10:24 AM
07-12-2018 03:03 PM
The fix is rolling out and many of you should already have the fix.
It takes some time to roll out to everybody. But if it is not working for you now it should soon.
07-18-2018 09:15 AM
@Olaf HubelI have an O365 Enterprise subscription currently running Version 1805 (Monthly Channel) and I'm anxiously awaiting this fix. Should I expect to notice when this fix has taken effect? For example, will it be part of an update that I have to install or perhaps a less obvious method?
08-24-2018 01:04 PM
We had a user mention this bug today -- but we have Office Professional 2016 (VLSC version) and not the O365 version.
Is this fix coming out in September's Patch Tuesday releases? Or was this supposed to be in the August updates?
09-11-2018 09:43 AM
So, why isn't this fixed yet. I was able to use it Friday, but today I am not.
I just ran an update and still nothing. Please....... I need this feature.
09-28-2018 12:49 PM
I am in the same boat, this feature worked last week and not this week? I'm confused how different users have this problem starting at different times (for some people this started much earlier than September)
11-07-2018 07:32 AM
I am currently having this issue. I have the same version of Excel on two different laptops. On one the deselect option works, the other laptop however does not work
11-07-2018 10:49 AM
01-15-2019 05:48 AM
I recently installed the latest updates...
Still no deselection feature available.
Version 1812 Build 11126.20266 Click&Run, monthly channel
Is there anybody who can use the feature successfully?
When will it be available to Excel 2016 users again?
I have no Office 360 but Professional Plus...
01-15-2019 10:16 AM
Sorry to hear your having problems with this feature.
It is fully enabled for all subscription users and Office 2019 perpetual.
Office Pro Plus is part of Office 365, this is why your able to be on the monthly channel.
Your build should have this feature enabled. Can you DM me a screenshot of the account settings page in Excel? This will help me try and troubleshoot what is possible going on.
03-07-2019 12:41 PM
When is this going to be resolved for Office 2016?
I just downloaded the last update a minute ago and I am still not able to deselect in Excel. Unacceptable!
I generally like Excel, but to have a basic function disappear overnight and still not be restored months later.... no. Plus, now I'm in fear of ever updating again, because... who knows what the next update will break?
I'm *thisclose* to switching to LibreOffice and never buying any version of MS Office again, and that option is looking better and better all the time...
03-07-2019 01:29 PM
Sorry for all the confusion around this.
The Deselect feature is an Office 365 (Home, Business, ….) and Office 2019 feature.
This means it does not work in Office 2016. We had a bug where it was turned on for a very short time by mistake in Office 2016. We have fixed this bug, this happend at the same time we also had to disable the feature for a month in Office 365. After we fixed all open issues we turned it back on for Office 365.
The deselect feature never existed in Office 2016 (or any other older version). We created this feature in late 2017.
I hope this answers your question.
06-26-2019 03:52 AM - edited 06-26-2019 03:52 AM
I have Office Professional Plus 2016 and have been using that feature for several months now. Yesterday when I tried to use it, it did not work.
Whether it is intentionally added to Office 2016, why would you disable it? This looks like just another in a long line of examples in which the people working for Microsoft don't give a crap about the people who buy their products.
06-27-2019 04:14 AM
Trying to find work arounds for times when I used to use it but that is not the best solution... right now
I am going to try to reach out to my IT Person to see if I could just uninstall and reinstall the program while I am on PTO so my work is not delayed