I finally created an add-in for Excel
that includes many of the tools that I use all the time and have outlined on
this site. The add-in will create a new menu in Excel and setup a number of
shortcuts. Here are some of the more useful ones:
Ctrl-Shift-C - Automatically color selected cells based on their content
(values=blue, formula=black, ref to another sheet=green, offset=red)
Ctrl-Shift-U - Toggle an underline for the selected cells
Ctrl-Shift-O - Toggle an overline for the selected cells
Ctrl-Shift-A - Toggle center (Align) across the selected cells
Ctrl-Shift-V - Paste just values
Conditional Deletes - Delete any cell/row from the current selection that
is a duplicate of the prior cell
Format selected cells as multiples (ie, “4.75x”) - A toolbar button is
added to the format toolbar
Save the file MVG-Code.xla in
C:\Documents and Settings\your-user-id\Application Data\Microsoft\AddIns
Open Excel back up, if you have the “Action” menu after “Help”, then you
are done. If not, go on to 4.
Go to Tools->Add-Ins and put a check mark by “MVG Custom Macros”. If you
don’t see it in the list, click “Browse” and select MVG-Code.xla. Click OK and
you should see a new “Actions” menu.
Hope someone finds these useful. I have been using these for years without
any issues, but please let me know if you run into problems.