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Cursor Movement when hitting "Enter"

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How do I change where the cursor moves when I hit "Enter"?
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Question by:Bright01
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by:Rory Archibald
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In 2003 and prior: Tools-Options-Edit tab.
In 2007: Office button-Excel options-Advanced section, first option.
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by:siyi23
ID: 33474304
I don't which Office version you are using, but I'm going to answer for Excel 2007.

Go to 'Office button' and click 'Excel options' button (right bottom corner). A new window will be opened.
Click on 'Advanced' and you will see a list of checkboxs, and the first one says 'After pushing Enter, move selection'. The you can choose the direction.

Excuse me if the messages aren't exactly real, but I have Spanish version.
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by:Bright01
ID: 33476243
Rorya and siys23,
I only want the cursor to move down in one section of the sheet while keeping the cursor "standard" in the rest of the sheet.  Can I control the cursor at the cell level?
Thanks,
B.
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by:Rory Archibald
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Only with code, if that's an option. (we'd need to know which ranges)
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by:Bright01
ID: 33476726
Is it simple (a few lines) or a major undertaking?  I can plug in the range and then replicate as necessary thoughout the sheet.
If difficult, I'll close out the question with the answers I have.
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Rory Archibald earned 250 total points
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Not complicated really - you'd need a worksheet activate event and a selection change one - something like the code below.
FYI, down IS the standard.



Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Not Intersect(Target, rnage("A:A")) Is Nothing Then
        Application.MoveAfterReturnDirection = xlDown
    Else
        Application.MoveAfterReturnDirection = xlRight
    End If
End Sub

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by:Bright01
ID: 33477423
Thank you!  Very helpful.......
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