Tag Archives: Keyboard Shortcuts

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Control + Home in Excel for Mac

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 straight to the answer, let me tell you how I got there.

My Journey

I knew that VBA was going to enter into the equation, so I started to record a macro on a Windows PC while using the Control+Home keyboard shortcut. What I … Read the rest

Select Excel’s Used Range on a Mac

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 used cell in the worksheet. This “last cell” is not always apparent, but easily found. Just use the keyboard shortcut CONTROL + G to bring up the Go To dialog box.

Go To dialog box
Click Special… which will bring up the Go To Special dialog box.
Go To Special dialog box
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Import Data From the Web in Excel

Excel 2010 and 2007 for Windows have the option to import data from the web. Excel for Mac users don’t.

An integral part of working with Excel is using keyboard shortcuts. They make your life so much easier (in the Windows versions at least, in the Mac version I think they tend to shorten your life span).

In my last post I dealt with getting a Help Topic URL, here I’m going to use the web page Keyboard shortcuts in Excel 2010 and import to a spreadsheet.

Get a Help Topic Web Page Address

As you will see, … Read the rest

Copy a Help Topic URL in Excel 2010

Excel 2010 Help is normally connected to Office.com so each Help topic has a specific web address (URL) that can be easily copied. This is only for Windows computers running the latest Excel version 2010.

You can check the connection status to Office.com by hitting the F1 key to bring up the Help screen, then look in the bottom right corner of the page to see the connection status. There will be one of two options showing.

  • Connected to Office.com
  • Offline

Help Connection Status Windows

Get a Help Topic URL

Make sure you’re connected to Office.com then use the keyboard shortcut F1 to bring … Read the rest