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    Pluto
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    Strange Excel Problem

    I have a user who occasionally reports the following problem. Her Horizontal scroll bar in Excel starts flashing (blinking). She is an experienced user, I really hesitate to say that it is a user problem. This occurs at different times of the day, in different workbooks. She states that it does not affect anything she is working on, it just blinks. I have tried and tried but I cannot find a reason. Has anyone ever seen this happen?

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    Re: Strange Excel Problem

    I've seen something like your description in other office apps - powerpoint in particular. I believe it was connected to having a mouse with a wheel. It may be worth searching the other forums? FYI, my way of solving the problem was to change jobs and hence PC setup/ini files/registry settings or whatever was causing it - This seemed to work, if a bit drastic! Sorry I can't be of more help.

    Brooke

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    stevemiele
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    Re: Strange Excel Problem

    I've seen a similar problem but instead of the horizontal scroll bar flashing it was the vertical! I posted something about this on the board recently but never saw a response. My system has a Microsoft Scroll Mouse.

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    Re: Strange Excel Problem

    I'm gonna go with the other two as well. I find myself clicking too hard on the wheel. This puts the mouse in a different mode. Though I could not repeat the behavior tonight, I have seen some odd behavior with it in other programs, particularly an in-house Access-based program at work.

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    Re: Strange Excel Problem

    there is definately something about the scroll bars and wheel mice. I've seen it again since my first post in this thread, but I can't isolate it. i think it's a 95/97 thing. And I'm currently undergoing a crash course in 2k/2k so hopefully I'll never see it again. Oh yes, that smug posting about being totally backed up. Well, I was at home. Shame it was the works laptop that went down. <img src=/S/puke.gif border=0 alt=puke width=60 height=15>But there have been a number of posts recently about problems with wheel mice drivers. Must be something in the air.

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