Excel highlights too many cells



I have used Excel for many years, and I know how to use it. But I have
encountered a problem today using Excel 2007 that I cannot find a remedy for.
(And don't even get me started on how much I detest Office 2007!!!!!)

I am trying to highlight a single, individual cell. However, when I click
on the single cell that I want, the program highlights 8 cells (the one I
clicked on + 7 more directly below it). And NO, I am not inadvertently
dragging nor clicking on more than 1 cell !!!!!

I tried closing the specific file that I was working in, then opened it
again. It did the same thing - highlighted 8 cells again.

So I closed the entire program, then opened the program again, then opened
the file I wanted, and tried again. Same thing AGAIN.

I have tried opening the file from the "Office" button listing most recent
files, and I have also opened it directly from the "Open" button. SAME

Why is it doing this and how do I correct it? Don't anyone try to tell me
that it doesn't matter -- it certainly DOES matter, especially when I try to
highlight 1, 2, or 3 cells to copy to another location in that worksheet.

I am extremely frustrated at the things that any of the applications in
Office 2007 keep doing that prevents me from doing my job!


Maybe check to see if there is an EXT at the bottom of the screen, if
there is, press F8 to turn it off
Jul 3, 2009
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highlights too many cells

I agree most frustrating!

Click on count (or whatever is at the bottom right of your screen i.e. next to the the views icons and the zoom buttons).

Turn off "Cell Mode" by clicking on it.

*sigh of relief*


It could very well be that the scroll button is giving you issues.
Press the scroll button a few times and then see if it continues.

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