Select vs. Activate
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    What, if any, is the difference between the Select command and the Activate command?

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    On 2002-04-04 00:42, jrnyman wrote:
    What, if any, is the difference between the Select command and the Activate command?
    jrnyman,
    You may select a whole range of cells, but make only one cell the active cell.
    Eli

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    Hi jrnyman

    If you think you are confused now, wait to you read this

    Select is a method that is used to select an Object, Sheet, Worksheet, Range etc This would normally also make the Object Active. The exception is the range where you could select any number of cells, but only one of these could ever be active. The Selected Object can then be passed back to the Selection Property which can then become the Object. Selection is a bit like a Variable that can store most of Excels Objects.

    Activate is also a Method that can be used in a very similar way. You could have a range of cells Selected and quite easily change the Active cell to any other cell within the Selection, without changing the Range Object that would be passed to the Selection Property.



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    Thanks, Dave. That makes a lot of sense and clears things up.

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