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Assigning a Macro to a Keyboard Combination

Excel allows you to assign macros to specific key combinations. These key combinations are referred to as shortcut keys, and when used they result in the macro being executed. If you want to assign or change a key combination associated with a macro, you can follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Macro option from the Tools menu, then choose Macros from the resulting submenu. This displays the Macro dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Macro dialog box.

  3. From the list of available macros, select the macro whose shortcut key you want to change.
  4. Click on Options. Excel displays the Macro Options dialog box. (See Figure 2.)
  5. Figure 2. The Macro Options dialog box.

  6. In the Shortcut Key area, indicate the key you want used with the Ctrl key as your shortcut. For instance, if you want Ctrl+Y to execute your macro, then enter a Y in the Shortcut Key area.
  7. Click on OK to close the Macro Options dialog box.
  8. Click on Cancel to close the Macro dialog box.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2714) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.

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Ray    09 Nov 2014, 05:39
How does this affect the existing Control + letter combinations and how do I know which letters are not in use already, eg Ctrl+S
 
 

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