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    Using a Tablet PC (Excel 2003)

    I'm not going to cross post, but then again, I'm not sure where to put this. I've got a tablet PC. I'd like to select non-adjacent ranges of cells. When using the pen and the tablet, there's no Control key.

    So is there any way to do it?

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    Re: Using a Tablet PC (Excel 2003)

    I don't have Tablet but if your Tablet has Shift and F8 (Function key 8), here's a less well known alternative in native Excel to try:

    - Select the first range, then press Shift-F8
    - You should now be able to select a second range without losing the first range, so ...
    - Select the next range, then press Shift-F8

    as necessary. Post back your results.
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    Re: Using a Tablet PC (Excel 2003)

    John,

    Thanks for the suggestion, but the situation with a tablet PC is that when the screen is twisted around to be the tablet, it covers the keyboard. So no keys are available, because they're underneath the tablet. <img src=/S/groan.gif border=0 alt=groan width=16 height=15>

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    Re: Using a Tablet PC (Excel 2003)

    Can you (temporarily) map a Function button to the Ctrl or Shift-F8 key per tabletpcbuzz 24475? Since I know nothing about Tablets I'm telling you more than I know! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Using a Tablet PC (Excel 2003)

    Hi, Bob:
    Solution #1: I've got a quick but elderly Compaq Deskpro downstairs, the sort for large and strong desks. If you want to pick it up, it's yours. 2 advantages: 1. it's so big and heavy it's unattractive to crooks, vagabonds and pickpockets, unless they're real big and strong; 2. It comes with a regular keyboard, a real one with the @ between the colon and the tilde.
    Solution #2: you've got two hands, have you tried 2 pens?
    **grin**

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    Re: Using a Tablet PC (Excel 2003)

    Reposted in <post#=494155>post 494155</post#> in the General Office Solutions forum. Please post all further replies there. This thread is locked to avoid duplication.

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