Microsoft KB Archive/58542

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Excel: Turning NUM LOCK On and Off

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh, versions 2.2, 3.0, 4.0


Microsoft Excel has two keypad modes, NUM LOCK on and NUM LOCK off. When NUM LOCK is active, "NUM" is displayed in the status bar. When it is inactive, "NUM" is not displayed in the status bar.

To toggle between NUM LOCK on and off, hold down the SHIFT key and press CLEAR on the numeric keypad.

When NUM LOCK is active, the numbers and mathematical symbols that appear on the keys will be entered into the worksheet when the keys are pressed. When NUM LOCK is inactive, the keypad is mapped to arrows, arithmetic functions, menus, and the function keys HOME, PGUP, PGDN, and END.

For more information on the NUM LOCK mode, refer to page 546 of the "User's Guide 1," version 4.0. If you are using version 3.0, see page 2 in the "Microsoft Excel Quick Reference Guide."If you are using Microsoft Excel version 2.2, see page 26 in the "Microsoft Excel Quick Reference Guide."

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Last Reviewed: March 15, 1999
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