THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS
a bit more info
I have used office 2002 for many years using it in a lot of windows versions and
on my other laptop it had 8 on it when I bought and 2002 worked normal then I put windows 10 on the laptop and 2002 worked normal.....excel worked normal
I never give it a thought but what THIS LAPTOP I bought with windows 10 would work the same as the other laptop with windows 10 ...
well anyhow excel 2002 wouldn't work on this laptop so I done some searching and found on google that 2003 sure would work so I ordered office 2003 and it has the same problem as office 2002.
you CAN enter numbers in sell [A-1] but it will not let you put any numbers in cell [B-1] it just locks up and shut down
when you enter letters or text in [A-1] than you can enter text in [B-1] but when you go to [C-1] you can not put in numbers....
Have you tried going into "View" / "Page Break Preview" mode and see if the problem still happens in that view? Also why are you using Office 2003 version? It is sooo out of date for use on Windows 10. Why not buy Office 2013 or 2016? You can buy quite cheap on Amazon. See click here I know the UI is a lot different on later versions than on 2003 but it's worth some effort to keep up. I am 72 and still learning. :o)
P.S. For information only: - I always use "Page Break Preview" for working in and not just for "Preview" purposes because like to see where the page breaks as I work. This allows me to ensure calculations carry over to the next sheet at a convenient place as I work rather than discovering later that I need to adjust the page breaks should I wish to print anything off.
thankyou for the suggestion I am 77 and have kept up pretty good on the windows versions even thought when I learn to do it one way I hate to have to learn it all over again I am a slow learner
as to excel 2002 and my bookkeeping the older versions do everything I need done and I don't have to learn the new ones I don't figure I will live long enough any more to worry about the new ones........ However if that is what I have to do I can do it. I was in hopes that someone knew just how to fix my problem easily...
I still use an old computer with windows XP on it.............now if I create a new file in office 2013 will I be able to open and make changes it in my older computer with office 2002??
I take it that using Excel in "Page Break Preview" mode didn't work then? As regards your question "if I create a new file in office 2013 will I be able to open and make changes to it in my older computer with office 2002?": - You will be able to open and edit these in Excel 2002 as long as you save your files as "Excel 97-2003 Workbook, .xls" format.
My wife got Office 2003 Professional whilst she was working at the local hospital. We have never had any problems with it and I use it all the time on my Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 computer. I will not be switching to another as I am too old now.