PLEASE HELP - Excel Horizontal Scroll Not Working

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Hello all:

 

I have an excel workbook that is many columns wide. I am on a Macbook Pro, Office 365.

 

Scroll lock is *not* on, please do not suggest I turn it off.

 

I can scroll in other workbooks.

 

On this workbook, if I am selecting cells and trying to scroll horizontally, it won't continue the horizontal scroll beyond what is visual on screen. I am extremely annoyed, please help.

 

Thank-you,

Carl

6 Replies

@carlj2265 

Try any/all of the following:

  • remove filters
  • unfreeze panes
  • Change from Normal view to Page Break Preview then back to Normal
  • Close/Re-open the application

@Patrick2788 

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Didn't have any filters to remove or panes to unfreeze, and I'd already closed and opened the app.

 

BUT

 

For whatever reason - is there a reason or is this just a glitch in the matrix? - your suggestion to move from normal to page break to normal worked - THANK YOU.

 

Cheers!

@carlj2265 

It happens every now and then.  When it happens, "refresh" the view any way you can.

I am facing the same issue on a windows PC. No scroll lock and refreshing views do not seem to be fixing it either. Please help.

Hi @carlj2265 

Hello all,

 

I have this same problem too, and already searching for a very long time for a solution!! In all forums/Uservoices/TechCommunities i read, i see that MS does not come out with a(ny) feasable solution (or comment).

 

The big issue is: this worked very good (and so simple) in former Windows versions (just using Shift or Ctrl-Shift + scroll with a normal mouse up or down, couldn't be more simple, that was the perfect solution). 

 

I also (specially for this issue!) bought the Microsoft Arc mouse, but same issue, no horizontal scrolling in Excel, even with their own special horizontal scrolling mouse... mind-boggling... 

 

What is also very troubling (and mind-boggling) is that for some people the Shift (or Shift-Control) works with Horizontal scrolling in Excel with a regular mouse, and for others this is not possible... completely not logical ! And another thing is: on Mac completely no issue with horizontal scrolling with Apple mouse !!!! Try to get some logic in that.... MS-logic?.... I don't get it... And especially since so many people already wrote about this on all kinds of forums & communities....

 

I also found info here, but still no solution... https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/excel-how-to-scroll-horizontally/5f9fb0ae-467...

 

Is there somewhere any sensible solution or explanation why this is not working, and when is MS going to do something about this (since this worked before) ??!

 

Best regards, 

 

Nick

@Yannic_BelgiumI right-clicked on the scroll bar and clicked on "Scroll Right" and seemed to get more space to scroll back and forth.

 

Really more of a workaround than a solution but maybe you could try it and see if it works for you.