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#1 SEK



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 04:47 PM

When I select a range of rows and columns to enter data and start entering data the range box disappears , so the range gets deselected.


Thank you for your help.



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:56 PM

When you select a range of rows and columns, your first or say starting cell is always active cell and ready to accept the entry. If you do not find the first cell active then you are probably not selecting the range correctly.


Sometimes new users select a range (either empty or filled) and then click inside the selection to enter the data. It makes the range disappear too. If you are doing so, just don't click. Instead, start entering the data straight away.


Good luck.




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#3 Jonathan


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 07:58 PM

Hi Jay,


You can see an example of entering data in this way in the video lesson: Essential Skills Lesson 2-5 Enter data into a range and copy data across a range.


I would suggest trying to see if you're able to follow the lesson. If something doesn't work for you, please reply and let me know exactly which step didn't work and I should be able to offer more help.

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