This post describes how to add a new custom-built item to the shortcut menu in excel 2007.
In excel 2007 when you right click a cell, a cell context menu appears.
Let´s add a new item to the cell context shortcut menu and link it to a macro.
I demonstrated in a previous post how to automatically select cell A1 on every sheet in a workbook using vba. This is the macro we are going to use.
This macro selects cell A1 in all sheets in the active workbook. Copy the code into a standard code module.
Macro VBA code:
Sub SelectA1() Dim sht As Worksheet, csheet As Worksheet Application.ScreenUpdating = False Set csheet = ActiveSheet For Each sht In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets If sht.Visible Then sht.Activate Range("A1").Select ActiveWindow.ScrollRow = 1 ActiveWindow.ScrollColumn = 1 End If Next sht csheet.Activate Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
Sub AddItemShortCutMenu() Dim Shortcut As CommandBar Dim NewItem As CommandBarButton Set Shortcut = Application.CommandBars("Cell") Set NewItem = Shortcut.Controls.Add(Type:=msoControlButton) With NewItem .OnAction = "SelectA1" .Caption = "Select cell A1 in all sheets in this workbook" End With End Sub
This vba code removes the item on the cell shortcut menu. Copy the code into the standard code module.
Sub RemoveItemFromShortCutMenu() On Error Resume Next CommandBars("Cell").Controls("Select cell A1 in all sheets in this workbook").Delete End Sub
The code below adds the item on the shortcut menu whenever this workbook is opened. It also deletes the Item from the shortcut menu whenever the workbook is closed. Copy the code below and paste it into the ThisWorkbook code window. You open ThisWorkbook code window by double clicking ThisWorkbook in the project explorer.
Private Sub Workbook_Open() Call AddItemShortCutMenu End Sub Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean) Call RemoveItemFromShortCutMenu End Sub
Create an add-in
Now if you save the workbook as an add-in and install the add-in, the added item on the shortcut menu is always available.
How to create an add-in: Save your custom functions and macros in an Add-In
How to copy vba code into a standard code module
- Press Alt-F11 to open visual basic editor
- Click Module on the Insert menu
- Copy and paste vba code.
- Exit visual basic editor
Download excel file
Excel 2007 *.xlsm
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