Carly Bond

Microsoft Excel – Forward Slash Issue


I’ve been using Microsoft Excel for about 15 years but yesterday I came across something I have never seen before.  I went to type the forward slash straight into a cell and it behaves just like the Alt key showing all the short key references on the ribbon.  I thought I was going a little mental & couldn’t believe that I’ve never come across this before.

But I found out that you could switch it off very easily and thought I would share:

  1. Click the Office Logo and go to Excel Options
  2. In the options window, click Advanced
  3. Scroll all the way down to the bottom to the Lotus compatibility section
  4. Remove the / from the Microsoft Office Excel menu key