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    Trace Precedents (2003)

    My formula refers to a cell on a different worksheet in the same spreadsheet. If I click the cell where the formula is, I'd like to be able to change worksheets and have the cell in the other worksheet selected. (Kind of like Trace Precedents, but in another worksheet). Can I do that??

    i.e., I have this formula in Cell B21of the Budget sheet: =Estimate!C29. If I double-click cell B21 in the Budget sheet, I want to click the Estimate sheet tab and cell C29 is highlighted or selected or something.

    What I'm trying to do is check my work without having to hunt down the cells every time I switch back and forth.

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    Re: Trace Precedents (2003)

    If you add this cell to the worksheet tab, when you dbl-click a cell, if will try to extract the worksheet name and range. If it is valid it will goto the cell and cancel the editing. If it causes an error, it will just go to edit mode (as dbl-click does without the routine)

    <pre>Option Explicit
    Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
    Dim iExcl As Integer
    Dim sWks As String
    Dim sRange As String
    Dim sForm As String

    If Target.HasFormula Then
    sForm = Target.Formula
    iExcl = InStr(sForm, "!")
    If iExcl <> 0 Then
    sWks = Mid(sForm, 2, iExcl - 2)
    sRange = Mid(sForm, iExcl + 1)
    On Error Resume Next
    Application.Goto Worksheets(sWks).Range(sRange)
    If Err = 0 Then
    Cancel = True
    End If
    End If
    End If
    End Sub</pre>


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    Re: Trace Precedents (2003)

    Would this tool help? It has a free demo.
    Jan Karel Pieterse
    Microsoft Excel MVP, WMVP
    Professional Office Developers Association

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