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    Over time, I've seen many a question about the annoyance of excel retaining the "old" used range settings when old data has been cleared from the worksheet.

    You know what I mean..... you once had 10,000 rows of data and deleted/cleared 5,000 rows, yet XL still scrolls to row 10,000 when you try to go to the bottom of the datarange.... annoying yes??

    This has been well documented around the XL world, but I don't think I've seen it here, other than in thread solutions....

    Anyway, any reference to the used range via VBA will reset the value to the current used range.

    So, set up a macro in your Personal.xls macro workbook & assign it a shortcut (for ease of use) and just use the following code....

    Code:
    Sub ResetRng()
    ' Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+e
    ' resets the used range of the activesheet
    ActiveSheet.UsedRange
    End Sub
    Hope this helps,

    Will
    Kind Regards, Will Riley

    LinkedIn: Will Riley

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    Hi Will, yes I get this question a lot too. I notice that sometimes, and I cant find any consistent cause, Activesheet.UsedRange doesnt always reset the usedrange. However, by including the Application qualifier it always works...

    Code:
    Application.ActiveSheet.UsedRange

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    • #3
      ... and another take on the issue:

      http://www.j-walk.com/ss/excel/tips/tip73.htm
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      • #4
        Cheers thanks Richie. Hows things? You seem to be on every Excel board in the planet.

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        • #5
          Hi parry,

          I'm good, thanks. You?

          Of course, you realise that in order for you to know that I seem to be on every Excel board on the planet then you must also ...
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          • #6
            Re: Reset the used range

            Another take on this issue: Do not bother about resetting the Used range, and just use the find method to search for the real last cell.

            It is actually a brilliant idea, search for "*" but set the order to xlPrevious. The find method wraps around the sheet to find the last used cell. We have to execute it byRows and byColumns to get the last Row and Column. Then we need to use the Worksheet.Cells(LastRow,LastColumn) to get the range.

            Here is an excerpt from a book in Microsoft's Dev Centre that talks about this issue: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...ffice.10).aspx

            And in here you would find the same concept extended to find the first cell, and consequently the "Actual" used range: http://strugglingtoexcel.wordpress.c...nge-excel-vba/

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            • #7
              Re: Reset the used range

              A bit of shameless self promotion?

              Don't forget you can also help out on threads that aren't so old.

              Cheers,
              Ger

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                Re: Reset the used range

                Shameless indeed! Will do Ger, will start contributing soon.

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