Are you constantly pressing the wrong key in Excel? Avoid frustration by learning how to quickly and easily reprogram shortcuts. You can reclaim your workflow and save time with these helpful tips!
Revamp Your Excel Shortcuts: A Guide to Redoing Them
Tired of wasting time on Excel tasks that should be simple? As an avid user, I know how annoying this is. Good news! Revamping your Excel shortcuts can help. This guide will show three ways to do it.
- First, identify which shortcut needs to be redone.
- Then, look up the code in Excel’s list.
Let’s take back control of our Excel experience!
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Identify which Excel shortcut needs to be redone
- Find the shortcut in question.
- Recall which command it was for, or check your list of shortcuts.
- Try using the shortcut to see if it works. If it’s not functioning properly, it needs redoing.
- Compare its function to similar shortcuts that are working correctly. This can help you to identify the issue with the faulty one.
- Not all faulty shortcuts need to be completely revamped – sometimes a minor tweak can restore functionality.
- Microsoft conducted a study showing that using keyboard shortcuts in Excel can save 8 days of work per year, compared to those who don’t use them.
- Finally, we’ll look at how to find the code for the shortcut in Excel’s list.
Look up the corresponding code for the shortcut in Excel’s list
In order to redo your Excel shortcuts, the first step is to find the code for the shortcut in Excel’s list. This is simple and can save you time in the future.
To begin, go to File > Options > Customize Ribbon > Keyboard Shortcuts. This will open an Excel Options window where you can customize shortcuts.
Select the command you want to create or modify a shortcut key for. Its current key assignment will be shown under “Current Keys.”
To find the code associated with the command, select “Categories” and then “Commands Not in the Ribbon.” Scroll down until the desired command is found and click on it. The code should show up in the field labeled “Current Keys.”
Enter the code into the “Press New Shortcut Key” field in the original “Customize Keyboard” window. Don’t forget to click “Assign” after adding or changing a shortcut key.
By looking up the code for the command, you can modify or create new shortcuts tailored to your needs. Keep in mind that the process may vary depending on the version of Excel used.
Creating customized shortcuts can increase productivity and streamline tasks within Excel. Let’s now look at another way of redoing your shortcuts: through keyboard commands.
Redo Your Shortcut with Keyboard Shortcuts
Redoing Excel shortcut? Lifesaver! Sometimes we need to switch it up though. I’m here to show you how to redo with keyboard shortcuts. Few steps: Choose the shortcut, hit Alt, key in the code and tap Enter. Keyboard shortcuts = time-saver. Let’s revamp those old shortcuts!
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Choose the shortcut you want to redo
Open the relevant Excel sheet to begin redoing the shortcut.
Identify the exact command the shortcut executes.
Pick a key combination that’s not used for anything else.
Redo the shortcut with the new combination.
To revamp an Excel shortcut, there are three options:
- Go to Options and edit the shortcut in the list.
- Edit the VBA code, if you have advanced programming knowledge.
- Or use a shortcut command like “Ctrl + Shift + Z” or “F4”.
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Hit the Alt key and key in the code
Hitting the Alt key and keying in code is a 5-step process:
- Hold down the Alt key.
- You’ll see letters and numbers appear over commands on the Ribbon.
- Type the letter or number associated with the command you want to assign as a shortcut.
- Release both keys at the same time.
- Your command will now have a new shortcut.
This method helps streamline workflows and access frequently used commands faster than clicking with a mouse. It gives you more control over Excel and increases productivity. So, don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve!
Lastly, tap the Enter key to confirm your newly assigned shortcut.
Tap the Enter key to confirm the shortcut
When entering a new shortcut in Excel, remember to press Enter. This will save the keyboard sequence and apply it. If the keys conflict with another shortcut, an error message will appear.
Therefore, always tap Enter when creating or editing a shortcut. This will guarantee that the changes are saved and will work as intended.
Interestingly, some people have forgotten to press Enter when creating the perfect shortcut. As a result, they thought their computer had failed them, but really they just hadn’t pressed Enter. So, do not forget this important step!
Now, let’s move on to customizing shortcuts with the mouse.
Customize Your Shortcut with the Mouse
I’m an Excel fanatic, so I’m always trying to find new ways to be more effective with it. A trick I like to use is shortcuts on the keyboard. But if the default shortcuts don’t work for me, I customize them! Let’s take a look at how I do it:
- First, I right-click the ribbon to access it.
- Second, I select the Keyboard Shortcuts tab to customize my shortcuts.
- Lastly, I click the “Assign” button to give a new shortcut code.
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Access the ribbon by right-clicking on it
Do you want to access the ribbon by right-clicking? It’s easy! Here’s what to do:
- Launch Excel.
- Head to the ribbon and choose the tab you need.
- Right-click on the tab.
- A menu will appear with lots of choices for customizing.
- You can select options such as adding or removing commands.
Using this feature helps you save time and energy when dealing with Excel tabs and functions.
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Choose Customise the Ribbon
To customize your ribbon, you must do a few steps. Start by opening Excel, and clicking the File tab in the top-left corner. This takes you to the backstage view, where settings for your spreadsheet can be changed.
Then, select “Options” from the left-hand menu. A new window appears with several tabs at the top. Choose “Customize Ribbon” from this list. It’s the third option.
Once you’ve chosen “Customize Ribbon,” you’ll see a panel on the right side of the window. There are two lists: one for commands that are on the ribbon, and another for commands that aren’t. You can add or remove commands to match your needs!
Customizing the ribbon has many benefits. It saves time because you can put your most used tools front and center. For example, I had a report to finish, where I needed formulas. Instead of searching through ribbons and menus each time, I added them all to a custom ribbon tab.
Now, let’s talk about keyboard shortcuts. To access these, we’ll need to “Choose the Keyboard Shortcuts tab.” Let’s get started!
Choose the Keyboard Shortcuts tab
Choose the Keyboard Shortcuts tab in Excel with ease! Follow these steps:
- Open Excel, click File in top left corner.
- Choose Options from the dropdown menu.
- In the Excel Options window, click Customize Ribbon in the left-hand column.
- Look for the Customize Keyboard Shortcuts button at the bottom of the window and click it.
- A new window titled “Customize Keyboard” will open – choose your shortcut options here.
Customizing your Keyboard Shortcuts is key to optimizing your Excel experience. Choose the shortcut keys that best suit your needs for a faster and more efficient experience in Excel. Plus, reduce the risk of strain injuries from constantly clicking through menus and toolbars.
Don’t miss out – take the opportunity to save time in Excel by following these steps to choose your own keyboard shortcuts. Next, learn how to select which shortcut to edit – another essential step in customizing your Excel experience.
Select the shortcut you want to edit
To customize a shortcut in Excel, you must begin by selecting the shortcut you want to edit. Start by opening Excel and going to the “File” tab. Choose “Options” from the menu. Then, select “Quick Access Toolbar” from the options on the left side of the window. Find the command for which you want to customize the shortcut and click it once. You will see two buttons underneath: “Modify” and “Remove”. Click on “Modify” to open a new window. Here, you can change the icon, name, assign a new keyboard shortcut, or change an existing one. Once you have made your changes, click “OK” to save them and go back to your main worksheet.
For reference, if you’re not sure which command goes with which function in Excel, hover over each command and hold down the mouse button. A small tooltip will appear showing the full name of that command. Finally, enter a new shortcut code.
Enter a new shortcut code
To enter a new shortcut code in Excel, follow these steps:
- Click on the “File” tab in the top-left corner of the Excel software.
- Tap on “Options” at the bottom of the list on the left. A new window will open.
- Find and click on “Customize Ribbon”. At the bottom, you’ll see an option labelled “Keyboard Shortcuts: Customize” with a button labelled “Customize” beside it. Tap that.
- Select a category from the drop-down list under “Categories”. You can choose to create or modify existing shortcuts from categories like Application Setting, Editing Mode, View and Navigation, or Workbook Options.
- Pro-tip: When creating keyboard shortcuts for frequently-used commands, make sure they don’t conflict with other menus or Quick Tip commands. This will prevent them from executing unintended commands or functions in Excel!
Assign the new shortcut by clicking on the Assign button
Open the file, and click the File tab on the top left corner of Excel.
From the menu, select Options -> Customize Ribbon. A new window will appear.
In the right-hand pane, click on Customize next to Keyboard Shortcuts near the bottom.
Scroll down and select Macros. You will see two columns: Categories and Commands.
Select your Macro from Categories and Commands section.
Click “Press new Shortcut Key” at the bottom of the window.
It will default to “Ctrl+”, but most programs use this key combination.
Choose different keys, like Alt+Shift+R from the options, then click Assign and OK.
Excel will save this new shortcut. It will only work in the current workbook.
Redefining shortcuts can save time for long projects or routine tasks. It also helps when using Word or PowerPoint for data entry reporting.
FAQs about 3 Ways To Redo A Shortcut In Excel
What are the 3 ways to redo a shortcut in Excel?
The three ways to redo a shortcut in Microsoft Excel are to use the “Redo” button on the toolbar, press the “Ctrl+Y” keyboard shortcut, or right-click on a cell and select “Redo” from the context menu.
Where is the “Redo” button located in Excel?
The “Redo” button is located on the toolbar at the top of the Excel window, represented by a curved arrow pointing to the right. You can also access it by clicking on the “Edit” menu and selecting “Redo”.
What does the “Ctrl+Y” keyboard shortcut do?
The “Ctrl+Y” keyboard shortcut in Excel is used to redo the last action that was undone. Simply press the “Ctrl” and “Y” keys together to perform the function.
Can I customize my own shortcut key to redo an action in Excel?
Yes, you can customize your own shortcut key to redo an action in Excel. To do so, go to the “File” tab, click on “Options”, select “Customize Ribbon”, and then click on “Customize” next to “Keyboard Shortcuts”. From there, you can assign a new key combination to the “Redo” function.
What should I do if the “Redo” function is grayed out in Excel?
If the “Redo” function is grayed out in Excel, it means that there is no action available to be redone. Make sure that you have undone an action in order to use the “Redo” function again.
Is it possible to undo more than one action at a time in Excel?
Yes, it is possible to undo more than one action at a time in Excel. Simply go to the “Edit” menu and select “Undo” repeatedly until you have undone all the desired actions. You can then use the “Redo” function to perform those actions again.
Nick Bilton is a British-American journalist, author, and coder. He is currently a special correspondent at Vanity Fair.