scroll lock key strokes

April 14, 2011 at 04:43:00
Specs: Windows XP
On my laptop, while typing in MS Word, my scroll lock will get turned on. Is there a key stroke that I am hitting in error, and if so, what is the reverse so I can turn it off. Whenever this happens, I am in a meeting taking minutes, and I have to completely shut down my computer in order to fix the problem. Help!

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#1
April 14, 2011 at 08:50:36
There is a scroll lock key on a standard keyboard but it's usually in the upper right hand corner where it would be hard to accidently hit. On a laptop, you would probably have to press the function key and the scroll lock key to activate it so again it would be rather hard to accidently turn it on so I don't know how you are turning it on.

Can"t you just press the scroll lock key to turn it off instead of rebooting?


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#2
April 14, 2011 at 09:56:40
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, pressing the scroll lock key does not help. I am thinking that there must be a particular key combination that I am making, while typing. I just can't figure it out.

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#3
April 14, 2011 at 18:56:59
Check if you might have a macro that is setting the scroll lock function. Does this happen in just one particular Word document or all of them?

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#4
April 15, 2011 at 04:28:31
Hi...thanks for your reply. This happens on several different word documents. Each of these documents was taken from a minutes template that someone else has created. How do I check for a macro?

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#5
April 15, 2011 at 11:57:32
If you're using Office 2007 click on the View tab at the top of the screen, and the last option in the ribbon will be Macros. Click the drop down arrow and select View Macros. It will show you the macros if any were created.

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#6
April 18, 2011 at 04:42:47
Sorry if this is a duplicate reply. It doesn't seem to show on my screen.

I checked - no macros. Thanks for your help in trouble shooting this. I appreciate it. BTW - our company is still using Excel 2003.


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