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Solved: "Tab" key becomes a Return/Enter key

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by floydcojacket, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. floydcojacket

    floydcojacket Thread Starter

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    On one worksheet, when I tab across on any given row, it works fine until I get to the "L" column.
    After reaching the "L" column and pressing the tab key, the highlighted cell returns to the "A" column and the next row down.
    This is the only worksheet doing this.
    Any suggestions on how to correct it?
    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. WendyM

    WendyM Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi Floyd,
    Are the cells in column L (and other cells after that) protected? If the worksheet has protected cells, the tab key will jump to the next unprotected cell.
     
  3. floydcojacket

    floydcojacket Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your reply.
    Re: locked/unlocked, when I clicked on the Protect Sheet Tab, the Protect worksheet square is checked as well as the first two squares just below it, the Select locked cells and the Select Unlocked cells.
    Not sure what that means however the other worksheets in that workbook are checked the same and they don't have a problem.
    It's just this one sheet when clicking to tab from L on to M, it returns to A next row.
    I have tried "unfreezing" the row/column cell but that didn't matter.
    Thanks for your attempt to help anyway.
     
  4. WendyM

    WendyM Retired Trusted Advisor

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    If you unprotect the workbook do you get the same behavior?
     
  5. floydcojacket

    floydcojacket Thread Starter

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    No, if I uncheck these boxes, I have no cursor (highlighted cells to work with).
     
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    floydcojacket Thread Starter

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    BTW, I can use the arrow keys to defeat the tab key and I can also just use the mouse be it a little inconvenient to do it that way.
     
  7. WendyM

    WendyM Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Sorry, don't uncheck the boxes. Unprotect the worksheet itself.
     
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    floydcojacket Thread Starter

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    I'm using MS Excel 2007.
    I think I'm doing this correctly but I'm not sure.
    Clicking on the Review Tab
    Then the Protect Sheet Tab.
    Am I at the right place?
     
  9. WendyM

    WendyM Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Yes, that's the right place. Does it give you the option to unprotect the sheet? If the sheet is not currently protected, then whether the cells are locked or not shouldn't make a difference.
     
  10. floydcojacket

    floydcojacket Thread Starter

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    WendyM,
    I have just this minute found my problem.
    I had highlighted data a few days ago for a table and then a pivot table.
    The table was not letting me tab as I desired as well as not letting me sort via data tab too.
    Thanks for you help and I wish you a great day and a better evening
     
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    Great, I'm glad you got it sorted out. (y) Thanks for posting the solution.
     
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