Edit long formulae in the conditional formatting window

As you know, using cursor keys & end/home is out.
The only half workaround I found was ....
Click+Hold and drag will get to the end/beginning (but not the middle) of a long formula,

At the moment I have edit them in Notepad.

Do you have any editing tips?
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerAsked:
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
It is a pain editing long formulas in the Conditional Formatting window - it's a shame MS haven't made that dialog resizable which would definitely help.

As for any tips, it appears you are already doing what I do, and that's to select all and copy elsewhere to edit.
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi,

You can edit in the dialogue box - you just have to put it in Edit Mode first.

To do that, once you are in there (click once somewhere in the middle of the formula for example), press F2.

Now, you can use the arrow keys / end / home etc.

This applies in most, maybe all, such dialogue boxes in Excel, and as far back as I can recall (Excel 95 possibly, but don't quote me on that!)

HTH,

Alan.
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerAuthor Commented:
No joy with that Alan (I tried Excel 2003 & 2013)
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
As Alan says, F2 puts it in Edit mode and you can use the Cursor keys etc.

Alternatively, create the formula in a cell of the worksheet and then copy it into the CF Window. When doing this though you need to make sure you make cell references absolute or dynamic as required. For example, creating in F6 and then copying to CF for A1 may adjust the cell references.

Thanks
Rob H
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerAuthor Commented:
F2 actually works.
Thanks Alan
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