Using Tab key to jump to specific cell


K

Kelly

I've created a 'fillable form' and somehow (magically) when the tab key is
pressed in certain cells, the cursor jumps to the next appropriate cell to be
filled (Example I filled in cell B1 and the next fillable cell is D4. If I
hit the tab key after typing in B1, the cursor will jump to D4). But this
does not happen in all cells or at the appropriate places. I don't know how
I managed to get it to do what it does already. Is there is a way to
fine-tune it?
 
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L

Luke M

When you protect a sheet, tabbing will cause the active cell to jump between
the unlocked (aka unprotected) cells.
The order of tabbing is left to right, top to bottom.
 
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G

Gord Dibben

If your input cells are in a left to right, top to bottom sequence,
unlocking input cells and Tabbing to them will work.

If not in that sequence you can create a named range in the order you want.

Start with last cell in order then CTRL + Click your way through the
sequence.

See Bob Phillips' site for more on this.

http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld.xlFAQ0008.html

You can also use VBA to tab through a sequence of cells.

If you want that, post back.


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
 

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