Arrow keys not working in Excel

 Nelson -
I am using Excel 2000. I am tring to move from one cell to another in Excel by using the arrow keys on my keyboard but nothing happens. I was always able to move up, down, right or left using the arrow keys but this problem just started out of the blue.

4 replies

Registration date
Saturday April 11, 2009
Last seen
June 21, 2011
Hi DaisyE,

Just check whether your Scroll Lock is in ON position.

Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try. -Dennis DeYoung
My Interests are financial Modelling and custom excel development.
That was it. I didn't even know I had turned on my Scroll Lock - Thanks so much for your help!
> DaisyE
Yes, that works, but people also need to use the number pad while in excel. Leave it to Microsoft to have such a flaw in their software.
> Freakyhead
The num-lock key is used for the numpad, not the scroll lock key.
> DaisyE
Yep it worked for me too... with Fn + Num Lk on Dell Latitude D630c
> DaisyE
Thanks guys this helped! Stupid me!
I have the full size flat Mac keyboard. It's the F14 key to lock/unlock the scroll.
Thanks a bunch! I googled for help with this Scroll Lock issue, and got to your answer!

Thanks again!
You're a legend! thanks so much...
many thanks for the mac solution
Put me in the que of people that thanks for the solution.

Have a nice day
Thank you - you saved my whole morning!
Press your Scroll Lock key, should be near your numbers keys. It may have accidentally gotten pressed earlier and lock keys so they wouldn't scroll.
hey thnkx so much!!

Restore an older version of the file you are working in. All should be well. Worked for me.