In Microsoft Excel, you can activate or open a selected control on the Ribbon using either access keys or keyboard shortcuts. Here’s how you can do it:

Using Access Keys:

  1. Activate Access Keys:
    • Press the Alt key. This will display small letters and numbers (access keys) on the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar.
  2. Navigate to a Tab:
    • Press the access key for the tab you want to navigate to. The access keys are usually the underlined letters in each tab’s name.
  3. Navigate to the Desired Control:
    • Once you’re on a specific tab, press the access key for the desired control. Access keys for controls are usually indicated by an underlined letter in the control’s label.
  4. Activate the Control:
    • Press Enter to activate or open the selected control.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts:

  1. Move to the Desired Control:
    • Use the Tab key to move through the controls on the Ribbon until the desired control is selected.
  2. Activate the Control:
    • Press Enter to activate or open the selected control.

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