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This "feature" is new to Excel 2007.  If I create a new document and insert a text box.  The enter key on the main keypad (i.e. above the shift key) will due a true CRLF.  The enter key on the number pad (some keyboard) will not go down to the next line.  Why would these keys act differently in Excel 2007.  In Excel 2003 both enter keys give a CRLF.
My users really llike to use the number pad and think this is a pain.  Any ideas?
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J Donald C,

I never knew this issues existed (I don't use text boxes often) and I just tired it out, and yes, that is strange, how it works on my 2003, but not my 2007 version of Excel!

My suggestion would be to remap the keys on your keyboard so that the "number pad enter key" used the same code as the "return, enter" key located next to the alphabet keys. However, this would cause you to in effect only have 1 one enter key, thus other programs that may require 2, would not function correctly. But then again, your users might not use such programs and this would not be an issue.

http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?tg=dl-20&qt=keyboard%20mapper&tag=srch

Hope this helps,
Kevin
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Thanks for the confirmation Kevin.  Does Excel have a place to report/list "known bugs"?  I had already thought about re-maping the keys but for some reason I feel like that will come back to get me later with some other program.  Unless someone else has a magic wand, I'll just tell my users it's a "feature" of Excel 2007.
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J donald C,

I am sure MS does not have a place to report known or unknown bugs, because their products never have problems (just joking). I do not know where this would be located.

However, I did find something about your issue, (more of the same really):
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.excel.misc&tid=3aa6211f-e2a6-4262-bc42-1d21e7a047cf&cat=en-us-office&lang=en&cr=US&sloc=en-us&m=1&p=1

It is a keymapping approach and yes, you are correct in that it is a solution, but what will be the consequences down the road? The unknown consequences are very scary, at least to me, so I usually try to leave things alone, but if your users are going crazy with text boxes, using them 20-30 times a day, the benefit might be worth the potential risk, at least during a trial period?!?

Hope this helps!
Kevin
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