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Hi all! Can anyone tell me the shortcut for Delete, Shift cells up? I have checked through Google but could not find the shortcut.

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Let's say, if two fields in one column has been filled with numerical
increament, i.e. A1 is 2 and A2 is 4. Now I want to fill the whole column
with this increament pattern till row A20. One thing we will all do is to
left click on the fill handle and drag it down to row A20. But if the task is
to fill to row 500, the mouse draging sometime won't be easy to locate the
row. I am wondering anyone can help me to find the keyboard shortcut
equivalent to that drag fill handle action.


Posted this on the Ozgrid forums, but haven't gotten any help yet, so I thought I'd try here too!

I've been having a strange problem lately. I have a fairly lengthy macro that works perfectly most of the time. Occasionally it will run as expected but as soon as the macro ends, excel becomes unresponsive to mouse-clicks. When I click anywhere (trying to select a cell, or an excel menu item...clicking anywhere in excel) I'll get the a 'ding' system sound and nothing will happen. BUT, if I use the keyboard arrow keys, I can see that the active cell selection moves accordingly. Then it gets really strange - when I have a cell highlighted and press any key to input text, it gets duplicated. So if I press "s' it will input "ss" into the cell, and then when I press enter it will auto-move to the next cell down, but nothing ends up getting saved into the previous cell.

I don't understand what's going on at all. I can't think of anything in my macro that would have these kinds of effects. I've made sure that screenupdating is turned back on at the end of every procedure. If I go into the VBE, I can manually run procedures and they all work fine. The only way I've been able to get back to normal is by force closing excel altogether and re-opening. Any ideas?


Still having trouble, and the same thing is happening with this workbook on two different computers, so I don't think it's a hardware, or OS specific issue. When it gets locked up like this, I can still do anything in the VBE (edits cells, run macros, etc.) with no problems. If I'm in the excel window, I can click alt on the keyboard and the shortcut keys for the menu come up, but I can't go deeper than that by clicking the letter shortcuts, they do nothing. If I use the delete key to delete the contents of a cell, then it gets deleted. But if I type anything else (numbers, letters, or symbols) then it types 2 instances of the key every time, yet when I hit enter, nothing changes in the cell. I also can't really bring focus to the excel window if something else (ie. the VBE) is on top of it, clicking into the excel window just gives the little system 'ding' sound and nothing happens.

If I hit the save button in the VBE (since I can't click anything in the excel window), then it seems to snap out of it and go back to normal. I tried searching for anything simmilar to this and can't find anything...

Any help would be much appreciated. This is driving me nuts!

I need the necessity do delete a sequence of sheets in my workbook.
If I use this code:

With ActiveWorkbook
If .Worksheets.Count >= 5 Then
For n = 5 To .Worksheets.Count
Next n
End If
End With

I receive a confirmation message box with this message:

"Data may exist in the sheet(s) selected for deletion. To permanently delete the data, press Delete" [DELETE] [CANCEL]

I wish to delete all sheets without receiving any message.

Is it possible?

Many thanks in advance for your kind support.



we can open an hperlink with the click of the mouse on the link.

but how to open hyperlink with the keyboard... any shortcut...



I have attached a schedule for shift allowance calculation. The conditions for payment are as follows:

3 & 4 shifts = 15% Basic
2 shifts = 10% Basic
If on leave for 21 working days or more, no shift allowance
If on leave for less than 21 working days and on 3 or 4 shifts, shift allowance prorated as (Basic*15%)/21*(diff. btw 21 and no of days leave observed)

If on leave for less than 21 working days and on 2 shifts, shift allowance prorated as (Basic*10%)/21*(diff. btw 21 and no of days leave observed)

The formular I used in the attached worked but the only problem is that I had to sort by no. of shifts and adjust the formular first. I need A formular that does not require sorting. I tried to combine IF, AND, OR formulae but I got error. Please assist me sort this out. Thanks a bunch.


I'd like help in creating a macro that deletes an entire row that has emtpy cells in col B, C & D in the same row.
So for example if I have empty cells in b3,c3 & d3 I'd like the row deleted.

I've used the code below for just column B but I need to include column C & D as well. I tried putting Columns("B:D") but it deletes everything.


Sub Step4()
   On Error Resume Next
End Sub

I'm sure it's something simple... like me !

Any help much appreciated


I have a problem sometimes. I will click on a cell to add information.
The cell turns blue and then wherever I move, it highlights those to.
No matter where I go on the page. If I Alt-Tab and work in another
program on my computer, that excel page keeps highlighting wherever
I move even in those other programs (I know this sounds confusing).
When I return to excel thousands and thousands of cells are blue.

The biggest problem is that the highlighting won't turn off, no matter
what. I can't select anything from the tool bars, do any work on the sheet or close the program.
I can close it only with the task manager but when I open it again,
the cursor is still stuck in the highlighting mode and won't perform any
other functions.

Do you think this is a problem with my computer, the excel program? I have changed my mouse and this didn't help.
Is there some shortcut to turn off this highlight feature other than restarting
my computer. Which is the only current way I can get rid of it.

Thanks for any advice,

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I have the below code which deletes all items from a listbox and my excel sheet which is the source for populating that listbox. I am using a option button style for my listbox and the selection style as single .i.e. you can select only one item at one go in the lisbox. I want my macro to delete the selected item from my worksheet .i.e. it's entire row so that it doesn't reflect in my lisbox any more. Below is my code :


Private Sub CommandButton2_Click()
  Dim I As Long
    With ListBox1
      For I = .ListCount - 1 To 0 Step -1
       If .Selected(I) Then
           .RemoveItem I
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        End If
      Next I
End With

End Sub

Thanks a lot for your help in advance.

how do I select (in VBA) all the rows that were filtered out by autofilter (using VBA code) and delete them leaving just header. I just can't figure out how to select entire rows when the data is filtered...
Thanks for your hints!

When I auto filter a spreadsheet, I can't figure out how to delete or
eliminate from the sheet the filtered-out rows. So when I refilter the sheet
with new items to get rid of, the old filtered items come back. I've tried
copying the range to another file, but I always get all the old data in the
new file.

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We have to submit things to a certain regulatory body and we usually enter tasks in as soon as they come, do the submission, and then keep a record of that submission.

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Webb Christopher

Greer Nancy

I need to find cells with text that have more than one space between the first and last names; and cells with text that have only one space between the first and last names.

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Dim Sh As Worksheet
Dim Rng As Range
Set Sh = ActiveSheet
Set Rng = Sh.Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Offset(1, 0)
With Rng
.Cells(1, 1) = Surname.Text
.Cells(1, 2) = forename.Text
.Cells(1, 3) = datein.Text
.Cells(1, 4) = origin.Text
.Cells(1, 5) = Addressee.Value
.Cells(1, 6) = usual.Value
.Cells(1, 7) = dateto.Text
.Cells(1, 8) = permission.Value
.Cells(1, 9) = dateseen.Text
.Cells(1, 10) = requestview.Value
.Cells(1, 11) = Invoice.Value
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.Cells(1, 14) = holdsend.Value
.Cells(1, 15) = fee.Text
.Cells(1, 16) = notes2.Text
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.Cells(1, 18) = invoicesent.Text
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End With

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