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Old 02-16-2007, 03:49 PM
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Not a shortcut, but shows the results of the three ways to generate special symbols: the Excel's CHAR function, alt + 3 digit keypad, and alt + 4 digit keypad.
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More on shortcuts in non-actuarial topics.

Note especially post # 38.
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Not a shortcut, but shows the results of the three ways to generate special symbols: the Excel's CHAR function, alt + 3 digit keypad, and alt + 4 digit keypad.
What do they have against thirds ... I need a "1/3" and a "2/3" character. They have fourths but no thirds.
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You can format numbers as fractions.
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If I hit "control [" on a cell which has the vlookup function, it takes me to the left most element of the vlookup function.

What I would like to do is go back to to the lookup table (the second element of the vlookup function). Is there a way I can do this w/o using the mouse (audit button etc)

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If I hit "control [" on a cell which has the vlookup function, it takes me to the left most element of the vlookup function.

What I would like to do is go back to to the lookup table (the second element of the vlookup function). Is there a way I can do this w/o using the mouse (audit button etc)

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If you use named ranges in your vlookups, then simply hit F5 and pick from the list. But I'm sure you knew that already.
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Anyone know the shortcut key to make words in a cell "align left", "center" or "aligh right"?
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Anyone know the shortcut key to make words in a cell "align left", "center" or "aligh right"?
I put the icons for those on my customized toolbar, so I have no idea what the shortcut key is. Sorry.
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I have not been able to find a simple shortcut for those items either.

I did create a macro for centering in my personal spreadsheet, and assigned it to a CTRL-key.

That might be the simplest approach for you. Just create three macros, and the three CTRL-keys you assign to the macros could be lined up in a row, making it easy to remember left, center, right.
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You can create one macro to toggle between all 4. Just assign a CTRL key (I use CTRL SHIFT C) and this will toggle.

There's probably a more efficient way to code this, but whatever...
Code:
Sub AlignText()
     If Selection.HorizontalAlignment = xlGeneral Then
          With Selection
               .HorizontalAlignment = xlLeft
          End With
     elseIf Selection.HorizontalAlignment = xlLeft Then
          With Selection
               .HorizontalAlignment = xlRight
          End With
     elseIf Selection.HorizontalAlignment = xlRight Then
          With Selection
               .HorizontalAlignment = xlCenter
          End With
     elseIf Selection.HorizontalAlignment = xlCenter Then
          With Selection
               .HorizontalAlignment = xlGeneral
          End With
     endif
End Sub
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