Cannot use keyboard shortcuts to select ranges in RefEdit control in Excel

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Symptoms

When you use a RefEdit control in a user form, you cannot use keyboard shortcuts, such as CTRL+SHIFT+END, to enter a range in the RefEdit control.

Additionally, if you launch the Chart Wizard or the PivotTable Wizard from the popup menu, when you hold down CTRL+ARROW key to select a range in the PivotTable Wizard or in the Chart Wizard, the shortcut key does not work correctly.

Workaround

To have us fix this problem for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to fix this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me



To fix this problem automatically, click the
Fix itbutton or link. Click
Runin the
File Downloaddialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.




Notes
  • You must have Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3 or later versions installed to run the Fix it solution for Microsoft Office 2000.
  • You must have Microsoft Office 2002 Service Pack 2 or later versions installed to run the Fix it solution for Microsoft Office 2002.
  • This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

Let me fix it myself

To work around this issue, use one of the following methods:

Method 1: Add the registry key

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How to turn on the hotfix by using the QFE_Richmond registry key

To turn on the hotfix that is listed in this article, add the following registry key and value, according to the version of Excel that you are running.

Excel 2000

  1. Exit Excel if it is running.
  2. Click Start, click
    Run in the Open box, type
    regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\office\9.0\Excel\options
  4. On the Edit menu, click
    New, and then click DWORD value.
  5. Type QFE_Richmond for the new value, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click the QFE_Richmond registry key, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type
    1.
  8. Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.

Excel 2002

  1. Exit Excel if it is running.
  2. Click Start, click
    Run in the Open box, type
    regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then select the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\office\10.0\Excel\options
  4. On the Edit menu, click
    New, and then click DWORD value.
  5. Type QFE_Richmond for the new value, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click the QFE_Richmond registry key, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type
    1.
  8. Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.

Excel 2003

  1. Exit Excel if it is running.
  2. Click Start, click
    Run in the Open box, type
    regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then select the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\office\11.0\Excel\options
  4. On the Edit menu, click
    New, and then click DWORD value.
  5. Type QFE_Richmond for the new value, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click the QFE_Richmond registry key, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type
    1.
  8. Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.

Excel 2007

  1. Exit Excel if it is running.
  2. Click Start, click
    Run in the Open box, type
    regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then select the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\office\12.0\Excel\options
  4. On the Edit menu, click
    New, and then click DWORD value.
  5. Type QFE_Richmond for the new value, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click the QFE_Richmond registry key, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type
    1.
  8. Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.

Excel 2010

  1. Exit Excel if it is running.
  2. Click Start, click
    Run in the Open box, type
    regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then select the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\office\14.0\Excel\options
  4. On the Edit menu, click
    New, and then click DWORD value.
  5. Type QFE_Richmond for the new value, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click the QFE_Richmond registry key, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type
    1.
  8. Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.

Excel 2013

  1. Exit Excel if it is running.
  2. Click Start, click
    Run in the Open box, type
    regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then select the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\office\15.0\Excel\options
  4. On the Edit menu, click
    New, and then click DWORD value.
  5. Type QFE_Richmond for the new value, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click the QFE_Richmond registry key, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type
    1.
  8. Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.


Method 2: Use the mouse to select the range

When you are in the Wizard RefEdit Control, use the mouse to select the range instead of using the keyboard shortcut.

Method 3: Use the toolbar instead of right-clicking the menu

This issue does not occur if you use the menu instead of right-clicking to invoke the PivotTable Wizard. To do this, click PivotTable and PivotChart Report on the Data menu.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP-3).
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