Cursor not properly positioned when editing directly inside cell
I found out that if you have longer texts (>20 chars) inside an Excel Cell and you try to edit them the more you get to the right of the text the more the cursor is drawn off to the left of the characters it is actually between. Cursor Position seems to be calculated wrong. I am using Standard Calibri Font. This problem occurs on all Excel Zoom-States except for 200%. Using a non Retina Mac with latest Yosemite.
Hi all – this update is very long overdue, but I wanted to let you know that this issue has been fixed. The update was release in July 2016. You should now see that if you click into a long formula or text value in a cell or formula bar, the cursor shows up where you clicked.
Thanks for supporting Excel and please keep sending your feedback and suggestions. I know it took too long to update this issue, but we are listening. If there are other issues you discussed in the comments here, you may want to move those comments to an open issue that is more relevant to what you’re seeing.
Steve K [MS Excel]
I'm having this same issue with a new mac book pro and excel for mac 15.4. I have to close and reopen files to get cursor to realign with the correct row or column.
I am having this similar problem of highlights of reference to cells moving when clicking on formulas. Installed office 16 2 days ago on latest macbook pro with os sierra.
Rodrigo Gomes de Oliveira commented
This hasn't been fixed :-/
macOS Sierra 10.12.6
Excel 15.37 (170815)
My issue is while in excel, my trackpad pointer is about 4 lines away from where it thinks it is. I will hover over a cell and when I click, it is actually 4 cells above where I am at. I have never had this problem before using Excel on a Mac. Any suggestions on how to re-align?
Maria Belenky commented
This issue is clearly not fixed. I've reposted the original complaint so that it gets the Admin's attention (as these comments don't seem to). Vote it up! https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304933-excel-for-mac/suggestions/20387188-cursor-not-properly-positioned-when-editing-direct
Have this problem as well. Cursor is between a half and more than a full character of the actual editing position. Problem is worse when editing in the bar at the top of the window (as opposed to editing in the cell directly). This makes Excel almost unusable -- don't understand how this can slip past Microsoft Quality Assurance. Running Excel version 15.30 (170107) on Macbook Retina macOS Sierra 10.12.5.
have Excel for mac v 15.36 and cursor shows one cell above cursor arrow
Guillaume Dupuy commented
Still not fixed... Sigh
Still no joy on a fix for this??
Definitely still not fixed as of this date, latest OS X, latest Excel 2016, sigh
Same here in a MacBook Air withy latest update
Hm, I using Excel 15.32 on Mac 10.12.3 and I'm still getting this problem.
I am experiencing this problem in the Windows version of Access (2007-2010).
Gergely Gubacsi commented
Did I mention that CMD+A (select all) fails to execute from time to time, when editing in the formula bar? And the bad pdf layouts with texts leaning out of cells? And the funny bug, when selecting a cell 3x holding down the CMD key and the cell gets darker and darker? LOL.
Gergely Gubacsi commented
Same here in January 2017. Retina MacBook Pro, El Capitan, latest Excel update.
Oh, and a bunch of other Excel bugs from minor to mission critical. Just to name a few:
- in cell formula editing fails to use colors at certain zoom levels
- in some cases text is displayed twice in the same cell (!!!) I guess it also has to do with zoom levels
- cannot use arrows to browse between worksheets as soon as the tooltip text appears
- if accidentally unzooming the worksheet, fans go crazy and Excel gets into a semi-frozen state (but if you wait, it may recover)
- in some cases, if cells are positioned towards the side of the screen, auto fill cross fails to appear
- wrong character positioning in the formula edit box AND in the VB editor
- erroneous text/command/variable recognition in VB editor
- vanishing of all major functions in the VB editor (incl. the object browser)
- serious performance issues and crashes even with small (<50 lines) pivot tables
the list is endless, Excel 2016 for Mac on a new and powerful MacBook Pro with all updates (except for Sierra) installed IS A NIGHTMARE.
I had this issue and the fix (so far so good) seems to change the Display Resolution on the Mac. Search "Display", Under "Display" Tab select one of the scaled resolutions to the right of Default. Either "More Space" or the middle one.
Same here, also the cursor "freezes" to the latest action, i.e. if I used it for dragging and moving cells, it keeps on being shown as a hand, if if use it to copy cells with the little black cross, it stays a cross and so forth...
Really annoying for now over 8 months, I am fed up and consider to change to another program
Please fix this - I'm so frustrated with dealing with this for over a year. It takes me so much more time to work in any spreadsheet because of this problem.
I got the same problem. Microsoft, fix this please. It's so annoying that something simple as a cursor doesn't even work properly in excel.
Marja Caverlé commented
Ever since I updated to the newest version of Excel for Mac, I noticed that the cursor positioning is off. For example: when I have my cursor completely positioned on cell B2, and I click, it still highlights cell B1. This way I keep on getting to overwrite my previous input.