Keyboard shortcuts

Microsoft Excel : 100 Keyboard Shortcuts That Every Windows User Should Know.

There is no denying the fact that Keyboard Shortcuts make our lives easier and if you are a Microsoft Excel user, you can refer to this guide to learn something important. Read on, as we list down some of the most important Microsoft Excel shortcuts for Windows to make your job easier.

Keyboard shortcuts in Excel

Microsoft Excel keyboard shortcuts

Before proceeding, note that the list is very long but we have selected some of the most useful shortcuts, and we hope it will be worth your time.

Ctrl + N To create a new workbook.
Ctrl + O To open a saved workbook.
Ctrl + S To save a workbook.
Ctrl + A To select all the contents in a workbook.
Ctrl + B To turn highlighted cells bold.
Ctrl + C To copy cells that are highlighted.
Ctrl + D To fill the selected cell with the content of the cell right above.
Ctrl + F To search for anything in a workbook.
Ctrl + G To jump to a certain area with a single command.
Ctrl + H To find and replace cell contents.
Ctrl + I To italicise cell contents.
Ctrl + K To insert a hyperlink in a cell.
Ctrl + L To open the create table dialog box.
Ctrl + P To print a workbook.
Ctrl + R To fill the selected cell with the content of the cell on the left.
Ctrl + U To underline highlighted cells.
Ctrl + V To paste anything that was copied.
Ctrl + W To close your current workbook.
Ctrl + Z To undo the last action.
Ctrl + 1 To format the cell contents.
Ctrl + 5 To put a strikethrough in a cell.
Ctrl + 8 To show the outline symbols.
Ctrl + 9 To hide a row.
Ctrl + 0 To hide a column.
Ctrl + Shift + : To enter the current time in a cell.
Ctrl + ; To enter the current date in a cell.
Ctrl + ` To change the view from displaying cell values to formulas.
Ctrl + ‘ To copy the formula from the cell above.
Ctrl + – To delete columns or rows.
Ctrl + Shift + = To insert columns and rows.
Ctrl + Shift + ~ To switch between displaying Excel formulas or their values in cell.
Ctrl + Shift + @ To apply time formatting.
Ctrl + Shift + ! To apply comma formatting.
Ctrl + Shift + $ To apply currency formatting.
Ctrl + Shift + # To apply date formatting.
Ctrl + Shift + % To apply percentage formatting.
Ctrl + Shift + & To place borders around the selected cells.
Ctrl + Shift + _ To remove a border.
Ctrl + – To delete a selected row or column.
Ctrl + Spacebar To select an entire column.
Ctrl + Shift + Spacebar To select an entire workbook.
Ctrl + Home To redirect to cell A1.
Ctrl + Shift + Tab To switch to the previous workbook.
Ctrl + Shift + F To open the fonts menu under format cells.
Ctrl + Shift + O To select the cells containing comments.
Ctrl + Drag To drag and copy a cell or to a duplicate worksheet.
Ctrl + Shift + Drag To drag and insert copy.
Ctrl + Up arrow To go to the top most cell in a current column.
Ctrl + Down arrow To jump to the last cell in a current column.
Ctrl + Right arrow To go to the last cell in a selected row.
Ctrl + Left arrow To jump back to the first cell in a selected row.
Ctrl + End To go to the last cell in a workbook.
Alt + Page down To move the screen towards the right.
Alt + Page Up To move the screen towards the left.
Ctrl + F2 To open the print preview window.
Ctrl + F1 To expand or collapse the ribbon.
Alt To open the access keys.
Tab Move to the next cell.
Alt + F + T To open the options.
Alt + Down arrow To activate filters for cells.
F2 To edit a cell.
F3 To paste a cell name if the cells have been named.
Shift + F2 To add or edit a cell comment.
Alt + H + H To select a fill colour.
Alt + H + B To add a border.
Ctrl + 9 To hide the selected rows.
Ctrl + 0 To hide the selected columns.
Esc To cancel an entry.
Enter To complete the entry in a cell and move to the next one.
Shift + Right arrow To extend the cell selection to the right.
Shift + Left arrow To extend the cell selection to the left.
Shift + Space To select the entire row.
Page up/ down To move the screen up or down.
Alt + H To go to the Home tab in Ribbon.
Alt + N To go to the Insert tab in Ribbon.
Alt + P To go to the Page Layout tab in Ribbon.
Alt + M To go to the Formulas tab in Ribbon.
Alt + A To go to the Data tab in Ribbon.
Alt + R To go to the Review tab in Ribbon.
Alt + W To go to the View tab in Ribbon.
Alt + Y To open the Help tab in Ribbon.
Alt + Q To quickly jump to search.
Alt + Enter To start a new line in a current cell.
Shift + F3 To open the Insert function dialog box.
F9 To calculate workbooks.
Shift + F9 To calculate an active workbook.
Ctrl + Alt + F9 To force calculate all workbooks.
Ctrl + F3 To open the name manager.
Ctrl + Shift + F3 To create names from values in rows and columns.
Ctrl + Alt + + To zoom in inside a workbook.
Ctrl + Alt + To zoom out inside a workbook.
Alt + 1 To turn on Autosave.
Alt + 2 To save a workbook.
Alt + F + E To export your workbook.
Alt + F + Z To share your workbook.
Alt + F + C To close and save your workbook.
Alt or F11 To turn key tips on or off.
Alt + Y + W To know what’s new in Microsoft Excel.
F1 To open Microsoft Excel help.
Ctrl + F4 To close Microsoft Excel.

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