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Tips for New Mac Users

on September 26, 2015


Finding SigmaXL in Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac OS X

The SigmaXL menu can be found next to the "Window" menu in Excel 2011.

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Creating a SigmaXL Desktop Shortcut

1. Go to Finder > Applications > SigmaXL.

2. Right click on SigmaXL.xlam.  If you do not have a right mouse button then press Control+Left Click on SigmaXL.xlam.

3. Select “Make Alias”.

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4. Drag the newly created file to your desktop.

Taking a Screenshot in Mac OS X


1. Press Command+Shift+4.

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2. You will be presented with a cross-hair which you can then click+drag to select the area you want a screenshot of.

3. When you release the mouse button your screenshot will be saved to your desktop.

Please note that you can also press Command+Shift+3 to capture a screenshot of your whole screen.

Viewing the Help File


Macs, by default, do not come pre-loaded with software to view CHM files.  In order to view SigmaXL's Help file, a CHM viewer must be downloaded.  A popular viewer is the freeCHM View.  When you have finished installing a CHM Viewer, please follow the steps below to open SigmaXL's Help file, and set your CHM viewer as the default application.

1.) Go to Finder -> SigmaXL, and RMB click on the SigmaXL.chm file.  Select "Open With", and click "Other..."

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2.) Navigate to the location of your CHM Viewer, and select it. Be sure to select "Always Open With..." to set the CHM Viewer as the default application.  Click Open.

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