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Shortcut key to move to beginning of a worksheet

I've always used Ctrl + Home to move directly to the beginning of a worksheet
(A1). I've just begun using Office 2003 and now when I use this shortcut, the
cursor moves to the upper leftmost cell in the window. Pressing the Home key
alone takes the cursor to A1. I've checked all the documentation and the
above actions are not correct. Do I have something set incorrectly or is this
the way these shortcut keys work now?

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row for the next 3 inputs.

Is there a key sequence that will do that??


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When attempting to "move or copy" a worksheet I receive a message stating "A
formula or sheet you want to move or copy contains the name 'wrn.BCOMP.',
which already exists on the destination worksheet. Do you want to use this
version of the name?"
What causes this message or how do I correct whatever is on the sheet that
is causing it?

I have imported a graphics file that is displayed over a worksheet
(Application for title). It basically hovers above the spreadsheet. I have
set up the spreadsheet to import data from a "deal sheet" so that the
application is ready to print from the given data on the deal sheet in the
right place on the graphic.

The problem is, that some parts of the graphic are solid so that data behind
that part is hidden behind the graphic.

Is there a way to put the spreadsheet "on top" so that the data from the
cells is printed and visible?



PS, I do not at this time use VBA, but would love to learn if that is the
only way to make this work. If it is, I need a place to get basic info on
how to use VBA.


I thought his would be the simplest of macros !

I need to add "19" to the beginning of the description of an asset to
correct two digit years to four.

I recorded my steps ie. F2 key , then home then right arrow the 19 then an
enter key to move down to the next cell.

If the next cell needs correction and I run the macro created by my
recording, rather than correcting the new cell, ie. adding "19" to the
beginning, it inserts the corrected contents of the previous cell on which
the macro was run.

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As of right now I am using.


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And it does not seem to work fine.

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MyCounta = Range("B5").Value

Is there a way to avoid cell B5 and make the assignment more directly?

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I have an intermittent problem with Excel 2003. I am manipulating files and
make a copy of the orginal worksheet before I start working on it. Sometimes
when I try to move and copy a worksheet I get the message “Path/File access
error: ‘VB1A.tmp’. The text after “VB” but before ".tmp" changes each time
this error occurs.

I encounter this when I try to move and copy a sheet by right-clicking on
the sheet tab, as well as when I run a macro with the following statement:
ActiveSheet CopyAfter:=Sheets(ShtName)

This is only an intermittent problem. It is not cleared by closing Excel or
restarting my computer. I have tried the following:

Cleaned out all temp folders, including Internet Explorer
Gone into Add/Remove programs and run the Repair for Office
Uninstalled and reinstalled Excel
Defragged my hard drive
Copy the data from the workbook and paste it into a new workbook.

My company’s tech support can’t offer any other ideas. I hope someone in
this community might be able to help.

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I did see a suggestion here: , but when I run that I get an Run-Time error 1004 (can't move part of a Pivot Table Report)

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Hello guys,

I desperately need some help with creating a macro that updates and copies part of a worksheet in Excel 2003 and pastes it in MS Word. The sheet I have is a sheet that updates some prices etc and after it updates I usually select a square (part of the sheet), press CTRL+C to copy it and paste it as a picture (paste special ) in word. Is there a way to automate the process?

I am thinking a macro that updates the sheet, copies and pastes iit on word?? (don’t know if such a thing is possible but if it is im sure someone here will be able to do it!!!)

Many thanks

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Thank you.

Example. I have a number 12345678 I would like to add a zero to the
beginning like for it to reflect 012345678.

I have a hugh list that I need to add a zero to the beginning of the number
list and I was wondering if there was away to perform this task without going
to each one individually and adding the zero?

Dear all,

Pls help me how to disable Copy or Move function of sheets,worksheets when right click on them

Thanks in advance

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