in Excel, why does a group of cells highlight

April 27, 2011 at 09:25:02
Specs: Windows 7

Please help me... I am trying to format particular cells in my worksheet (a copy and paste) and when i try and select the cells i want to alter, it won't let me. Instead it highlights a whole group of cells surrounding the first cell i click on.

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April 27, 2011 at 10:53:40

Do you get any kind of error message?

Sounds like your Copy area and the Paste area are not the same size and shape.


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April 27, 2011 at 10:59:44

That's my issue... i'm copying a group of cells from one worksheet and trying to highlight the same group of cells to paste into the other worksheet but when i go to the sheet i want to paste into... clicking on the first cell (normally i would then highlight from that cell a specific area) it automatically highlights a giant group of cells and will not let me select which ones i want!

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April 27, 2011 at 11:05:23

Any merged cells involved?

Instead of selecting the whole area to paste to,
what happens if you just select the corner cell and paste?


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April 27, 2011 at 11:27:46

Mike... this is so weird... but when i went back into my two worksheets after closing them, now it doesn't do it! (typical) Ahhhh! If that comes up again, i will try your last suggestion. Thank you so much for your imput

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