i am having a problem with my keyboard in Excel. Every few minutes when I am typing nothing shows up on Excel. If I save the excel file and then I can type for a few more minutes before nothing shows up in excel again. Any suggestions. I tried turning the computer off and on and changing keyboards. the same thing happens again after a short time.
I'm having the same problems. We uninstalled and reinstalled Office, but it is still doing the same thing. Sometimes if I click in a different cell and go back it works - but most times not. Wish I had a solution.
I found what may be a solution at:
http://www.mac-forums.com/... The suggestion is to go to Preferences/Edit and uncheck Cut, Copy and Sort objects with cells. I don't know what the implications of doing this are, but will post again if it turns out to have unexpected consequences.
Yes, this is a real problem. It's a general problem with Microsoft Office for the Mac (terrible SW). A workaround that sometimes works is to flash in and out of the "Dashboard" by hitting F12 twice -- Excel usually recognizes the keystrokes after coming back from Dashboard.
I have had a similar problem with MS Office for Mac (Excel & Word, specifically). However, I have also had this problem with other non-Office software. I've found that just using the mouse to click on the desktop and then back in Excel will allow me to continue working. This is an annoying problem. I have considered reinstalling the OS, but have not yet had the time.
I have the same problem....
I will be entering data and suddenly I won't be able to type anything into a cell...
I click around for a few mins trying to get it to type and sometimes it will allow me to start typing again...
and then shortly will not allow me to type.
This is very frustrating...I have the same configuration details as you