Showing posts from July, 2013

Delete all objects in Excel

I recently copied hundreds of rows of data from a webpage into Excel. Unfortunately it brought over several unwanted objects, which I needed to delete. It seemed quite consuming if I was to select and delete each individually. Worse I discovered that I couldn't select some of the objects (checkboxes). I learned two new techniques for mass deleting objects. If you can select the objects Press F5 -- this opens the "Go To" dialog box Click Special...  -- this opens the "Go To Special" dialog box Select the Objects radio button Click OK -- this closes the dialog box and all the objects in the worksheet are selected Press Delete  and all the objects are deleted If you don't want all the objects deleted, first un-select those you don't want to lose. If you get a message "no objects found", then move on to the next method. For those objects that can't be selected For those that know how to create a macro, here's the macro

RoboForm Extension not working in Chrome

RoboForm is one of those go-to programs that if it doesn't work in my browser, I don't use the browser. I became quite frustrated when RoboForm quit working in Chrome . I tried going into the Extensions manager to get any clues, and when I changed settings I got a pop up error message. As it turned out, Chrome has a Windows 8 mode and a Desktop mode, and I was in Windows 8 mode. Apparently some Extensions in Chrome don't work in Windows 8 mode. I switched to Desktop mode, and magically RoboForm worked.