Excel 2011

Where is Control+Home for Excel on a Mac

April 28, 2013 Features

I wrote a post stating that I could not find the Windows Ctrl+Home keyboard shortcut equivalent on a Mac. Well I’m here to tell you that I found the keyboard shortcut combination that does the same thing on a Mac. The Excel Gods are with me. Hallelujah! Finding My Way Home The key to finding […]

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Excel without a Mac

February 8, 2013 General Update

I sold my 15″ MacBook Pro yesterday and am waiting on a 21.5″ iMac to arrive in 2-3 weeks. So no more adventures with Excel 2011 for a bit. Time to dust off the Dell desktop and reacquaint myself with the “real” Excel. That of the Windows variety. I’m putting Excel 2003 in my rear […]

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Add Macro Button to the Toolbar in Excel 2011

July 7, 2012 Intermediate

You can add an icon to the toolbar in Excel 2011 for your Personal Workbook Macro. In an earlier post I created a short macro to imitate the Control+Home keyboard shortcut in Excel for Windows. You can add an icon to the toolbar to run that, or any other macro with a few quick steps. […]

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Control + Home in Excel for Mac

June 30, 2012 Features

One of my all-time favorite keyboard shortcuts in Excel is CTRL+Home, but on a Mac there is no Home button. Hence a constant source of frustration these last two years. I finally decided to do something about that and recently figured out a solution using VBA and the Personal Macro Workbook. But before I go […]

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A Dynamic Dependent Drop Down List with a Horizontal Table Reference

April 9, 2012 Formulas

I received a comment asking if a dynamic dependent drop-down list in Excel could have a list where the “table headers were actually rows and not columns?” Since I’ve already detailed how this is done in the article mentioned above, I’ll keep this short. The screen shot below is what I’ll be referencing. At the […]

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How to Update a List or Range without OFFSET

March 22, 2012 Formulas

I avoid the use of Volatile Functions, especially OFFSET, which is commonly used to update a list or range. They can slow down the operation of your workbook. For very large workbooks with lots of data, it can be significant and irksome. Worksheet cells that use Data Validation for a drop-down list can simplify the […]

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Select Excel’s Used Range on a Mac

March 20, 2012 Beginner

I recently read a good blog post over at Contextures about selecting the actual used range on an Excel sheet, both manually and with VBA. However, using Excel on a Mac makes you keenly aware that there’s no Home button. The used range on a worksheet starts with cell A1 and ends with the last […]

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An Excel Crossroads – Mac and Windows

January 5, 2012 General Update

I bought a MacBook Pro and installed Windows 7 with Boot Camp Assistant so I could access the “normal” Excel. This was important to me at the time because I was doing Excel development work in versions 2003, 2007 and 2010 on a Windows PC. I love my MacBook Pro, which I consider my computer […]

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Pay Periods and Funky PivotTable Controls

October 31, 2011 Intermediate

I like to use a PivotTable to figure out simple problems in Excel. So for this post I’m going to use Excel 2011 (Mac), where PivotTable controls look funky when compared to their Windows counterpart. Since I get paid every two weeks, certain months in a year will contain three pay periods. Planning future vacations […]

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Zoom to 125 Percent – Excel 2011 Default Workbook

August 29, 2011 Features

I want to have Excel 2011 (for Mac) open to a blank worksheet that is zoomed to 125% and it has taken a very long time to figure this out. It involves saving a template to a buried location, then manipulating the file in Finder to remove the extension. Simple, once you know the trick. […]

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