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Where's F1 for VBA help on a Mac ?

Where's F1 for VBA help on a Mac ?

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Rory Archibald

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Anthony Mellor

Points for speed!
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Anthony Mellor

nice try,  but

no fn key
Rory Archibald

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.
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Anthony Mellor

hang on ... there IS a  fn key!

well I never... testing...


edit: @rory yes done that
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Anthony Mellor

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.
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Anthony Mellor

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.
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Anthony Mellor

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.
Martin Liss

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.
Rory Archibald

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