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Excel 2007 Home Office and Student - When I try to put the curser in a cell to highlight the cell, 4 cells light up - I cannot highlight only 1 cell at a time. It's like it's stuck on a 4-cell-at-a-time curser point. Have you ever seen this?


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Have you tried working on a entirely new worksheet????...to me it doesn't seem to be an issue with Excel it seems to be the delayed response of the touch pad please try an entirely new worksheet and respond.
There is a known issue since excel 2003 also referred to as Ghosting, however in version 2007 it seems to have turned into an annoying bug that Microsoft does not have a final solution for yet.
Clicking near the top of the cells seems to select the single cell. Clicking towards the bottom of the cell triggers the "bug".
Reinstallation may or may not solve your problem since this is a bug in the way excel works. Give it a go, but if it does not work there are numerous workarounds. Such as:

1. Try tapping the wheel of scroll mouse, if applicable.
2. Try changing the page view from Page Layout to any other View option: View tab > Normal
3. Close the spreadsheet, open again and see if behavior still exists.
4. Close Excel, open the spreadsheet and see if behavior still exists.
5. If cell still selects multiple cells, up keyboard up/down/left/right arrows to navigate away and then back to cell, then click in the formula bar to edit (aka in the formula bar you see C1:C4, click on C1 it should auto jump you to that one cell only)
6. If it says EXT or Extend Selection in the bottom left corner of Excel, then it is in Extended mode - try tapping the F8 key once
7. Try zooming out then clicking the cell selection again: View tab > Zoom > Edit % in Custom field > Click OK

Hope one of those helps.
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