Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Where's F1 for VBA help on a Mac ?

Posted on 2012-03-12
11
Medium Priority
?
772 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-13
Where's F1 for VBA help on a Mac ?

Anthony
0
Comment
Question by:Anthony Mellor
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
11 Comments
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:Anthony Mellor
ID: 37712185
Points for speed!
0
 
LVL 49

Assisted Solution

by:Martin Liss
Martin Liss earned 1000 total points
ID: 37712340
Use fn + F1
0
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:Anthony Mellor
ID: 37713814
nice try,  but

no fn key
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 37713970
What kind of mac is it?
In the keyboard section in System Preferences you should be able to check the option to use function keys as normal function keys.
0
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:Anthony Mellor
ID: 37714057
hang on ... there IS a  fn key!

well I never... testing...


edit: @rory yes done that
0
 
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

by:
Rory Archibald earned 1000 total points
ID: 37714069
f1 works for me in Excel 2011 if the keyboard is set up that way. Of course Mac VBA help is worthless, but that's a different story.
0
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:Anthony Mellor
ID: 37714074
ok that helps ;-) (really i mean, to know it should/can work)


sigh, the joys of language, my tongue in cheek smiley is because of the pun on help.
0
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:Anthony Mellor
ID: 37714104
oh, I see what you mean, first F1 deleted the word I had highlighted in a module and then after a delay loaded Help, which told me to go online for it and takes me here:

http://mac2.microsoft.com/vb/1033/default.aspx

which might be interesting as mac based I suppose.

Ok I'll play. At least I know what's supposed to work now.
0
 
LVL 9

Author Closing Comment

by:Anthony Mellor
ID: 37714114
answer seems to be a mix of both depending on keyboard settings, main point is that F1 is designed to work that way if we wish, which I wasn't sure about.
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:Martin Liss
ID: 37714967
Thanks for the points.

I'm not sure what your setup is, and you may be aware of this, but if you want to run XP or Vista or Win7 or any other version of Windows seamlessly side by side with OS X on your MAC you can by using Parallels software. I use it and except for having to use fn + F1 (and most of the other function keys) it's identical to being on a native PC. One caveat is that you'll need a non-OEM version of the Windows OS to install it on the MAC.
0
 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 37714997
Note: other options than Parallels exist, such as VMWare Fusion, or VirtualBox (which is free) or dual boot with Boot Camp. ;)
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you see single cell contains number and text, and you have to get any date out of it seems like cracking our heads.
You need to know the location of the Office templates folder, so that when you create new templates, they are saved to that location, and thus are available for selection when creating new documents.  The steps to find the Templates folder path are …
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates in Microsoft Excel how to consolidate your marketing data by creating an interactive charts using form controls. This creates cool drop-downs for viewers of your chart to choose from.

927 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question