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Microsoft KB Archive/107975

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4.0 Menus Different From Actual 4.0 Menus

Article ID: 107975

Article Last Modified on 8/15/2005


  • Microsoft Excel 95a
  • Microsoft Excel 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0c
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q107975


There are minor differences between the Microsoft Excel 4.0 menus used in Microsoft Excel versions 5.0 and 7.0, and the actual 4.0 menus (the ones that are used in Microsoft Excel version 4.0).

The differences between the menus are as follows:

      Command      Version 4.0 menus in 5.0, 7.0  Version 4.0 menus

      Save         No hot key                     SHIFT+F12
      Save As      No hot key                     F12

      Clear        No hot key                     DEL

      Group Edit   Not present                    Present
      New Menus    Present                        Not present

   APPLICATION (upper-left corner of Microsoft Excel window)
      Run          Not present                    Present

   DOCUMENT (upper-left corner of document window)
      Next Window  CTRL+TAB                       CTRL+F6
      Split        Not present                    Present

Note that this table does not include menu items that are added by add-in macros, such as Print Report, Views, and Crosstab.

Note also that you have the same functionality regardless of which menu you use: it is still possible to perform all of the same tasks using the Microsoft Excel 4.0 menus, but you may have to use a different method to perform the task.

For example, to use Group Edit in Microsoft Excel versions 5.0 and 7.0, you select two or more sheet tabs at the bottom of the screen, rather than using a dialog box as in Microsoft Excel version 4.0.


In Microsoft Excel versions 5.0 and 7.0, you can use Microsoft Excel version 4.0 menus. To do switch to the 4.0 menus, do the following:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Options.
  2. Select the General tab.
  3. Select the Microsoft Excel 4.0 menus check box.
  4. Choose OK to accept the change.

To return to the standard Microsoft Excel menus, choose New Menus from the Options menu.

Additional query words: XL

Keywords: KB107975