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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip applies to Microsoft Excel , , , , , and Excel in Office With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates , a computer and publishing services company. Learn more about Allen One of the more common formatting tasks for paragraphs is to create hanging indents. This tip explains what they are and Word provides keyboard shortcuts for lots of things, but it doesn't provide one for switching to the desktop and back to Does your macro need to know how many windows Excel has open?
You can determine it by using the Count property of the Excel Smarts for Beginners! Featuring the friendly and trusted For Dummies style, this popular guide shows beginners how to get up and running with Excel while also helping more experienced users get comfortable with the newest features.
Check out Excel For Dummies today! You can, from within your macros, easily display a message box containing a message of your choice. If you want to Does your macro need to allow the user to specify a particular file name that should be used by the macro? Here's a quick You can, within a macro, save a workbook in several different file formats that are understood by Excel.
However, you may Have you noticed a problem with auto-complete, in that it does not work at all at least for me? I have it turned on, and it does nothing.
From what I read, it is also not as elegant as it was in Office for Windows, in that it forces you to do an extra down-arrow keystroke. My auto-complete works, sort of.
In Excel any match shows up in a list below the cursor and I have to hit the down arrow to select the word, then hit enter to enter the word. Too much work and very annoying. I had the same problem, that autocomplete worked, and than no more. And now it works again. No conversion necessary. It opens up but does not let them use the drop down menus?
Most likely you will be using bit. In the Shortcut key text box, type the lowercase or uppercase letter you want to use. You can enter a description if you need more details on what the macro does. The first tab "Templates" tells you about the Attached Template and template Add-Ins or global templates. Now let's take a look at the control groups on the ribbon.
The cells with formulas are hidden and protected, but all the other cells are not, and that is including the drop down menus. Can you help with this? Drop-down menus using data validation should work in each version. You could change them to Form control menus, which would work in Excel on a Mac.
This Excel tutorial explains how to display the developer tab in the toolbar in Excel for Mac (with screenshots and step-by-step instructions). In Microsoft . To automate a repetitive task so that you can do the task again with a single click, you can use the Developer tab in Excel for Mac to record and run a macro.
Without seeing the file or a sample of the issues you are facing its hard to determine the cause of any problems. If you would send me a sample file using the form on the contact page I could give you a better answer since I have a Mac and a PC with different versions of Excel. There are some minor differences in the code that may cause an error, but generally the code should work. The quickest way to find out is to run the macro and find out if there are any errors. You can also run a macro from the Developer tab on the Ribbon.
Thanks Gregory. The issue I am running into is that the file is operated by button controls, but when I press them, the nothing happens.
Button controls in Windows are either ActiveX or Form controls. Replace the ActiveX control with a Form control. They are found on the Developer tab. Next you link a macro to the Form control and away you go. I am using Office for Mac Autocomplete is working on some of my Excel spreadsheets but not all.
This is one of my frustrations with Autocomplete: It only works with a continuous column of cells. It only recognizes cell contents below the last blank row. There are just too many keys to hold down to do basic debugging.
How can one shortcut do two different things? The existing chorded keyboards I can find are weird shaped with buttons in odd places…not too useful for what I want. Word for Mac does not allow a series of actions in a Macro. Checking the Macro using Edit, it shows the macro stopped recording after the Font Text.
Please address this with a repair to Word for Mac Thanks for the good question. Show development environment on MAC. Peter says July 17, Word for Mac does not allow a series of actions in a Macro.