Cell Selection

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I am unable to select a cell or a row in excel. I can double click into a cell to add text, and I can tab to the next cell, but there is no way to indicate where I am in the sheet as the cell does not highlight when I am working in it. I also cannot hover over the corner of a cell to get the + to copy down. This is consistent with any file I open. I'm sure this is just a setting but I can't find it. Any ideas?

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You can try the following beforehand


Install the latest update

Repair Office programs

Start Office applications in safe mode

Identify possible problems with the add-in


Hope I was able to help you with this info.


If this not helps…

Please add more information.

Which operating system?

Which Office version?

Where are the files stored?

(OneDrive, Sharepoint, hard drive, USB, etc.).

Attach some photos with the problem and explain your concern/problem step by step on the basis of these photos.

Even better, insert one of these files (without sensitive data).

So no one needs to guess and exclude many ways/causes with a lot of communicative time.


Thank you for your understanding and patience



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