Kevin, Once in a while, I run into this problem as well. Here
is how to fix it.
Editing text in cells
1. Have Excel open.
2. Press “alt+f” to open the file menu then
press “t” for
3. Press “control+tab” until the focus is on
4. Press “alt+e” to toggle the “Allow editing
option. Ensure that this is unchecked.
5. Press “enter” to save the changes. Editing
should now work again.
On 9/29/2021 9:31 AM, kevin meyers
Hello, Currently I’m using the most recent
versions of windows10, Outlook 2016 and Jaws 2021. I have a
number of spread sheets that have a column of cells that I’m
unable to press f2 and edit them. The cells have numbers,
letters and symbols. Prior to switching to a new laptop I
could press f2 on a cell and then arrow left and right
character by character and Jaws would say the character. I can
tell I’m in the cell as when I arrow left and right the entire
cell is read and I don’t move to the cell before or after the
one I’m on. I can press f2 on a cell on a different column and
can arrow left and right. I changed the cell format to be text
and same thing happen. I then changed the format to general
and still wasn’t able to move left and right in the cell.
Should I use a different format? Or is there something else
wrong with the column of cells? Thanks, Kevin
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