Ability to Cut without adding to clipboard
Sometimes I have to remove a graphic and replace it with a newer version.
To do this currently I use CUT and then have to copy the new graphic and paste it.
I'd like to be able to simply CUT the old graphic then PASTE pasting the new graphic (currently the way it works, it would just re-paste the graphic I just cut)
The paradigm of placing “Cut” content onto the clipboard is something that is consistent across Windows, Mac, and mobile platforms. As such, we’re very unlikely to change it within just Excel.
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Thanks Jason. I haven't misinterpreted my needs and I'm aware of the function of search engines. I want to be able to SELECT the item, then delete it via use of a shortcut key or menu key with my LEFT hand (the DELETE or BACKSPACE is too far across on the keyboard to reach with my left hand - this might sound lazy but when you are doing this action repeatedly, it is really quite awkward and not an efficient way of working - remember I am already using my right hand on the mouse and need to leave it there in order to quickly select the next culprit).
You seem to have mis-interpreted your needs. It sounds like you needed a way to SELECT a form element without activating it so you can then DELETE it and paste a new object, not a whole new "replace" function!
CTRL-Click will select a clickable element (buttons, hyperlinks, other interactive form elements) without activating them. This also works in other Office programs (Word).
If you're using an inserted picture with a macro assigned to it as a button, you can also right-click and "Change Picture".
Google (or Bing) is your friend!
Essentially, yes, but when you are editing form controls (in my case, buttons), in order to delete it you have to right click to select it (because if you left click it, it will fire the button) and once you are in the right click menu, Delete and Backspace don't work. Plus anyway, the Delete button is not located in a convenient place when you are already using your right hand on the mouse.
I guess an easy solution would be to add delete to the right click menu for form controls.
Steven Collier commented
Aren't you talking about delete not cut ?
I'm not suggesting change the function of the existing CUT. I'm suggesting to add a new, separate function.