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TTS Turbo Macros

Installation and Users Guide

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TTS Turbo Macros Overview

For Excel 2003, 2007, 2010 & 2013
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TTS Turbo Macros* Overview

Turbo TTS ribbon as seen in Excel 2007

Turbo TTS menu as seen in Excel 2003

Useful Excel tools to improve efficiency


Font Color toggle

Pattern toggle
Border toggle
Number toggle
Alignment toggle
Increase decimals
Decrease decimals


Increase zoom
Decrease zoom
Trace precedents
Disable F1 key
Worksheet Control

Ability to customize!
Excel Add-In (.xla)
Allows portability

* Note: As with most Excel macros, you lose the functionality of Edit Undo (Ctrl + Z) after executing a macro.
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Adding TTS Turbo Macros

1) Go to Windows Explorer and copy both the .ttsm and .xla TTS Turbo Macro files

2) Alt+Tab back to Excel

3) Go to
2003: Tools, Add-Ins (Alt T, I)1
2007: Office button, Excel Options, Add-ins, Go (Alt F I A A, Alt+G)2
2010/2013: File tab, Options, Add-ins, Go (Alt F T A A, Alt+G)2
4) Click on Browse


Excel 2003

(2) Excel


DO NOT change your default

location Microsoft\AddIns folder

5) Paste both TTS Turbo

Macro files

Only the .xla file will appear

The .ttsm file is there but hidden

6) Double-click on the TTS Turbo Macro file

The TTS Turbo Macro should now appear as an available add-in

Note: The macros should automatically load when Excel is opened. May have to deselect, click OK & reselect if not working

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Customizing TTS Turbo Macros and the F1 Key

Access by Ctrl+Shift+1
Disables F1 key to prevent Microsoft Help from opening
Permanent will remember last setting!
TTS Menu bar / Ribbon will show status of either Enabled or Disabled

Access option tabs Ctrl + Shift + S

Shortcut Keys (assign shortcuts)

Number Format (choose number format)
Font Color (choose font colors)
Pattern Toggle Colors(choose fill colors)
AutoColor (choose font colors)
Other Options (zoom increment,
color palate)

* When settings are changed, you may notice Excel saving to the XLA file. This may take a few seconds as the toolkit is storing
your settings. After this pause, Excel should work regularly.
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Features for TTS Turbo Macros 5.0

Worksheet Control Ctrl+Shift+Z

Set zoom percentage

Show/hide gridlines
Page view set to normal or page-break
Show/hide column/row headers

Turbo AutoColor* Ctrl+Shift+A

Enabled/Disabled AutoColor

AutoColor Selection Alt S A Down Arrow

AutoColor Active Sheet Alt S A Down Arrow



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TTS Turbo Macros Shortcut Keys

Macro Type



Color Toggle

(1) blue, (2) green, (3) red and (4) automatic

Ctrl + Shift + C

Fill Toggle

(1) light yellow, (2) light turquoise, (3) gray (25%) and (4) none

Ctrl + Shift + V

Border Toggle

(1) top border, (2) right border, (3) top with right border and (4) none

Ctrl + Shift + B

Number Toggle

1) Number: #,##0.0_);(#,##0.0)

Ctrl + Shift + N

2) Currency: $#,##0.0_);($#,##0.0)
3) Percentage: #,##0.0%_);(#,##0.0%)
4) Multiple: #,##0.0x
5) General format
Alignment Toggle

(1) center across selection, (2) left alignment,

Ctrl + Shift + M

(3) right alignment and (4) general

AutoColor Toggle

Turns Auto Color on / off

Ctrl + Shift + A

Increase Decimal

Increases decimal by 1 place

Ctrl + Shift + ,

Decrease Decimal

Decreases decimal by 1 place

Ctrl + Shift + .

Increase Zoom

Increases zoom by 5%

Ctrl + Shift + J

Decrease Zoom

Decreases zoom by 5%

Ctrl + Shift + K

Precedent Tracer

Traces cells precedents

Ctrl + Shift + T

Worksheet Control

Zoom percentage, gridlines, page view, column / row headers

Ctrl + Shift + Z

Disable F1 Key

Turns F1 on / off

Ctrl + Shift + 1

TTS Toolbar

Hides TTS Turbo Macros Toolbar

Ctrl + Shift + E

TTS Options

Customize macros functionality

Ctrl + Shift + S

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Considerations with TTS Turbo Macros

As with many macro toolkits, you lose the ability to undo (CTRL+Z) after
executing a macro
When AutoColor is Enabled you are continuously executing macros and
therefore lose the ability to undo

TTS Turbo Macros might conflict with legacy systems

TTS Macros can be installed in Mac computers depending on the version
of Excel being used
Computers with different language settings may experience some or all of
TTS Macros will not work
TTS Macro files should have their original name upon installation
Run-time error
Click End

TTS Turbo Macros stop working

Go to Add-ins
Uncheck TTS Macros
Close out of Add-ins
Go back into Add-ins and check macros again

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