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Microsoft KB Archive/102867

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Project: Macro Problems Caused By Scroll Lock

PSS ID Number: Q102867 Article last modified on 03-15-1995

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Project for Windows, versions 3.0, 3.0a

In Microsoft Project for Windows, if Scroll Lock is turned on, the following Microsoft Project macro commands will not work as expected: SelectCellDown, SelectCellUp, SelectCellLeft, SelectCellRight, SelectRowStart, and SelectRowEnd.

This Macro Function Behaves this Way —————————————————————–

SelectCellDown The active cell does not change. SelectCellUp The active cell does not change. SelectCellLeft The active cell does not change. SelectCellRight The active cell does not change.

SelectRowStart The cursor moves to the first unlocked column in the first row.

SelectRowEnd The current cell changes to an unpredictable row and column.

Most keyboards have a Scroll Lock key and a corresponding light to indicate whether Scroll Lock is turned on. When you are using Microsoft Project and Scroll Lock is turned on, the active cell will not move when you attempt to scroll.

Although Scroll Lock cannot be turned off with a macro command, you can write a macro that detects if Scroll Lock is turned on.

The following macro assumes there are less than 20 windows open, and the default view is the task entry view:

  1. Enter two tasks: Task1 and Task2.

  2. From the Macro menu, choose Define Macros and choose New.

  3. Type the following Macro:

    SelectBeginning //Select Id 1. SelectCellDown //Try to move down one row. If CheckField .Field=[Id] .Value=[1] //If active cell didn’t change … Message “Turn off Scroll Lock and THEN choose OK to this message.” Endif

  4. Enter the remainder of your macro after the “Endif” command.

NOTE: This problem does not apply to Microsoft Project for the Macintosh. Microsoft Project for the Macintosh ignores Scroll Lock.

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Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1995.