Programming Hot Keys

bmv505

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I have a peculiar request and I am a rookie at Excel. I am a using a spreadsheet as a spotter on a football broadcast. I communicate with a play by play commentator without verbally speaking. The things I communicate include the players on the field, and those doing specific things (tackle, force fumble, etc). The job is a lot easier when you can keep eyes in the binoculars, so the spreadsheet allows for me to press button (such as "T" for tackle, and then #66 for the tackler, Bryan Jones, as in attached photo). I dont want to use a mouse. It is a very fast-paced environment. I want to create the following:

1. A hot key to delete entries in cells CM2 through CM11. Can I program a specific key or a set of keys to delete those entries? (Note, I do have a button I created in VBA that I can click)

2. A hot key to go to cell CM2 so I can enter. Can I program a specific key or set of keys to automatically go to that specific cell?



Note, I am also buying a programmable keyboard (https://www.amazon.com/Koolertron-S...ifQ==&sprefix=programmable,aps,92&sr=8-6&th=1) that I can program a specific keyboard key to be, for example, "alt h". So if I program Excel to make "alt h" delete cells CM2 through CM11, I can then program the keyboard to have one button be "alt h" and now that button clears the desired cells.
 

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Trying2learnVBA

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Also, Ill pay for help!
Are you familiar with the IF formula?

I am thinking you can set formulas in each box (cell) that you need to fill out to reference a single cell - Then always enter the data in the reference cell.

Example - for Tackles you enter T66 in say AA4

Then in your cell for Tackles - looks like AR11
The formula would be like this - =IF(LEFT(AA4,1)="T",MID(P19,2,2),"")

You would always have to type the number with a T before it or any letter of your choice.. P for player.
 
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bmv505

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Are you familiar with the IF formula?

I am thinking you can set formulas in each box (cell) that you need to fill out to reference a single cell - Then always enter the data in the reference cell.

Example - for Tackles you enter T66 in say AA4

Then in your cell for Tackles - looks like AR11
The formula would be like this - =IF(LEFT(AA4,1)="T",MID(P19,2,2),"")

You would always have to type the number with a T before it or any letter of your choice.. P for player.
I am, but I have a bunch of other codes so I need to leave it like it is.

Still neee help with the original question if anyone is available :)
 
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ddubnansky

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If you already have macros that do what you need, why not assign a shortcut key to the macro(s)? If you don't know how to do this, perform the following:
(1) Open the VIEW menu,
(2) Select the VIEW MACROS option under the MACROS drop-down,
(3) Select/Highlight the Macro you want to apply the shortcut to,
(4) Select the OPTIONS button,
(5) Assign a key to the "Shortcut Key" box, and
(6) Press the OK button to assign the shortcut to the specified macro.

The shortcut for this macro will now be CTRL + the assigned key.

NOTE: if you hold the SHIFT key before assigning the key, the macro shortcut will then be CTRL + SHIFT + assigned key.

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