Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Alt+F8 keyboard shortcut

Alt+F8 is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to open the macro dialog box in Microsoft Excel. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Alt+F8 keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Alt key, and while continuing to hold, press F8.


If you're using a laptop or keyboard with an fn key, you may need to press the fn key first or press Alt+Fn+F8 for this keyboard shortcut to work.

Alt+F8 in Microsoft Excel

Pressing Alt+F8 in Microsoft Excel opens the macro dialog box.

Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.

Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms