Allow customised keyboard shortcuts
MS Word has allowed customisation of keyboard shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl + Shift + S for Save As) but Excel doesn't. Please address this. Thanks.
I've been using a PC with Excel and a dozen keyboard shortcuts for years. With the latest upgrade at my agency I find shortcut customization is no longer available? Please, please, please re-enable shortcut customization, including disabling and over-writing pre-programmed shortcuts.
I greatly appreciate customizable commands and almost every other program I use allows this. Word allows this. I would like other Microsoft products to also allow this.
I am tired of accidentally doing things I didn't mean to do because of an unchangeable keyboard command.
This has clearly been a request for awhile now, it should have been implemented already.
It seems weird to not have the option to customise keyboard shortcuts in Excel. Why take it away. In particular I want to turn ctrl+S into 'save as' rather than just 'save'. This is critical to my work flow.
this functionality is in Word already too. Options → Customize the Ribbon → Custom Keyboard Shortcuts. Just implement the exact same thing in the exact same way. If excel can do something, I should be able to map a keyboard shortcut to it.
Miriam Mtnz commented
I love being able to create new shortscuts for any available command in the Ribbons in MS Word, it would be great being able to do that in Excel too.
I don't understand why it is in Word but no in Excel.
If you go to the bios of your PC? you can change that default behaviour. You can say that the Fn keys must have their normal use.
Before I go further, I’d just like to say I know there are ways around my issue (for instance, adding certain commands to the Quick Access toolbar, or clicking the desired command on the “Home,” “Insert,” and so on ribbon.)
My laptop’s keyboard is setup in a rather irritating way. Unless I make a change in my system’s BIOS, I must press the “fn” key in addition to the “f1” – “f12” key I wish to use. (For instance, checking my spelling in a Microsoft Office program requires pressing “fn” plus “f7.” This would not be so bad if the keyboard had a second “fn” key that was placed on the right side of the spacebar.
Due to limited use of my right hand, I use my left hand to type. Although I do very well typing one-handed, I can only reach my left pointer finger to “f8” when having to also press “fn.”
This was asked for for Office for Mac and has been completed - can we have for Windows as well please?
Miguel Angel Villegas commented
I agree they got it they made the shortcuts more complicated, in the previous versions I managed the options by pressing at maximum 3 letters (i.e. sum: Alt+O+U, now--> Alt+O+W+A, "mark superior line in a cell": Alt+O+B+U, now--> Alt+O+B+B+U)