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Microsoft KB Archive/104304

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XL: Can't Use CTRL Key to Select Multiple Objects

Last reviewed: March 27, 1997
Article ID: Q104304

5.00 5.00c 7.00   | 5.00 5.00a
WINDOWS           | MACINTOSH

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The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Excel for Windows, versions 5.0, 5.0c
  • Microsoft Excel for Windows 95, version 7.0
  • Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh, version 5.0, 5.0a

SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Excel, you cannot use the CTRL key to select multiple objects.

NOTE: In earlier versions of Microsoft Excel, you can select multiple objects by holding down the CTRL or SHIFT key and sequentially clicking the objects you want to select.

RESOLUTION

To select multiple objects in Microsoft Excel, use the SHIFT key, the Drawing Selection button on the Drawing toolbar, or a combination of the two.

If you are using a Macintosh computer, you can use the Option key to select multiple objects.

Note that you can use the CTRL key to select an object with a macro assigned to it. You can also use the CTRL key to create a copy of an object by holding down CTRL and dragging the object.

STATUS

This behavior is by design. Because it is easy to unintentionally create a copy of an object by holding down CTRL and dragging an object slightly when you intended to click it, this method of selecting multiple objects is not an option in Microsoft Excel 5.0.


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Additional reference words: 5.00 5.00a 5.00c 7.00 power Macintosh
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Keywords : kbprb
Version : 5.00 5.00c 7.00 | 5.00 5.00a
Platform : MACINTOSH WINDOWS


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Last reviewed: March 27, 1997
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