Switching Between Sheets - Shortcut
I often find myself moving from one sheet in a workbook to another over and over. I wanted a shortcut that moved between the last two sheets selected.
Similar to how Alt+Tab works with windows.
Does anybody know a keyboard shortcut or if not is there a macro that could be added to perosnal.xls that would mean i would aways b able to switch between two sheets quickly.
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