Excel spreadsheets

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I tried to work on my excel spreadsheets this morning and cannot get the curser to stay in a cell or a 

row when I try to type in information.  If I try to put in a number or a letter it jumps to another cell or row.  Help?

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With your permission, if I may recommend you, insert the file (without sensitive data). Based on this file, explain where and for which cell / area or worksheet the problem is.

Knowing the Excel version and the operating system is of great advantage (especially for you) in order to get a solution proposal / offer quickly and precisely.


Here is a link with information on how you can come up with a solution proposal quickly and precisely.

Welcome to your Excel discussion space!


In your case there could be various possible causes, although it points to a cellblock (if you can click on other cells), but without the file I can only guess.

Here is two links with information for the cell lock.

Lock cells to protect them

Lock or unlock specific areas of a protected worksheet


Thank you for your patience and understanding



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