Developer tab group’s shortcuts in Microsoft Excel 2016

Developer tab group’s shortcuts MS Excel

Developer tab group's shortcuts in MS Excel 2016

Developer tab group’s shortcuts Microsoft Excel

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So, a list of the Developer tab group’s shortcuts is mentioned in table below. The Shortcuts not only speed up tasks, but also they save lots of time. Above all, these shortcuts are part of the Developer tab ribbon group’s in MS Excel.

Most noteworthy, the Developer tab has the Code group, the Add-ins group, the Controls group and the XML group. And, some of the buttons from these groups are the Visual Basic button and the Macros button.

In addition, also the buttons are the Add-ins button, the View Code button and the Source button respectively. Especially, this group is for the Developers who like to write codes for the Programs.

Even more, the Developer tab group’s shortcuts records Macros, inserts Form & ActiveX Controls etc. The various keys assigned with “Alt” key helps to activate & execute shortcuts in Microsoft Excel. Similarly, the “Ctrl” key with other keys have been already allocated for shortcuts.

Developer tab group’s shortcuts Microsoft Excel

Alt Key shortcuts Description
Alt+L+V or Alt+F11  Visual Basic button
Alt+L+PM or Alt+F8  View Macros tool
Alt+L+R  Record Macro
Alt+L+U  Use Relative References
Alt+L+AS  Macro Security button
Alt+L+A1  Insert an Add-in tool
Alt+L+H  Excel Add-ins
Alt+L+J  COM Add-ins
Alt+L+I  Insert Controls
Alt+L+DM  Design Mode button
Alt+L+L  Control Properties
Alt+L+C  View Code button
Alt+L+N  Run Dialog tool
Alt+L+X  Source button
Alt+L+O  Map Properties
Alt+L+S  Expansion Packs
Alt+L+F  Refresh XML Data
Alt+L+T  Import XML Data
Alt+L+E  Export XML Data

Especially important, in the table above the button & tool words give similar sense. Specifically, no shortcut starts with “Ctrl” key or “Shift” key in the Developer tab in Excel. Further, the Developer tab also has Alt shortcut keys allotted for its group’s buttons, like all other tab’s shortcuts.

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