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This article contains information about which letters on the keyboard are available as shortcuts for macros without overwriting any existing functionality in Microsoft Excel 2000.
Using the Assign Macro dialog box in Excel 2000, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to run a macro. The shortcut always uses the CTRL key in combination with another key on the keyboard. This key must be a letter. Most CTRL+letter combinations already have specific Excel functionality assigned to them. Assigning a macro to one of those keys overwrites the existing functionality while the workbook that contains the macro is open. For example, the CTRL+B key combination makes the active cell contents bold. If you assign the CTRL+B key combination to a macro, the key combination runs the macro instead of making the cell contents bold.
The following is a list of keys that do not have existing functionality assigned to them when you press the CTRL+letter key combination:
LThe letters E, M, and J are also available, but do have functionality assigned to them in the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor. The CTRL+E key combination is used to export files. The CTRL+M key combination is used to import files. The CTRL+J key combination is used to run the Bring To Front command.
Assigning a Macro to a Keyboard ShortcutTo assign a macro to a keyboard shortcut, follow these steps:
For more information about keyboard commands, click Microsoft Excel Help on the Help menu, type keyboard shortcuts in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
Article ID: 212134 - Last Review: September 27, 2003 - Revision: 3.1