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I keep getting the following problem after working with a shared document for a couple of days:

One of the sheets won't scroll down (it can scroll from side to side) - the scroll bar moves, but the actual content stays the same. Even if I use my keyboard to go to lower rows, the content of those rows is displayed in the input bar, but the pane doesn't scroll.

Please could someone help me to get it scrolling again

Thank you!

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