Office 365 Mac - Excel fill handle and drag and drop fail more than 50% of the time RRS feed

  • Question

  • How can I get fill handle and drag/drop to work consistently?


    I have "allow fill handle and cell drag-and-drop" checked and edit directly in cells checked.

    More times than not, am unable to use drag and drop or fill handle filling.  The cursor hovers without ever showing the hand or the cross.  If I click and drag anyway, it works about half of the time.

    Extensive experience with 2011 and prior versions - used this feature extensively. Only a problem for Excel 15.29.

    OS is currently 10.11.6 

    Using an apple touchpad.


    Reboot.  Seemed to work for the first couple of minutes.  Short enough that it could have been random, but was likely influencing the task.

    Unchecking fill on edit controls, then reboot, then re-check.  Seemed to work for the first couple of minutes.

    Friday, October 14, 2016 4:32 PM