5.63 FAQ-924 Why can't I highlight a column or range of data in one of my worksheets?

Last Update: 4/5/2018

In rare instances, a user finds that he or she cannot highlight any data in the worksheet:

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  • Hovering on the worksheet column short name fails to put the cursor into selection mode (pointer does not change to downward-pointing arrow).
  • Clicking on the column header does not select the column.
  • You cannot select a range of cells in the worksheet.

If this occurs, activate the problem worksheet, open the Script Window (Window: Script Window), type the following and press Enter:

worksheet -es

Beginning with Origin 2018b, this command will run when a saved file is loaded, and should prevent any such problems from occurring in the future.

Keywords:selection, mouse, dragging