MS Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

Navigating in Excel Shortcut

Switch between Worksheets CTRL-PageUp/CTRL-PageDown

Switch between Workbooks CTRL-Tab

Move one character up, down, left, or right. Arrow keys

Go to end of a contiguous range CTRL-Arrow Keys

Select a cell range SHIFT+Arrow keys

Highlight a contiguous range SHIFT-CTRL-Arrow Keys

Select entire worksheet CTRL+A

Move to the beginning of the line. HOME

Go To F5

Move a Sheet/Copy a Sheet Alt-E-M

Change Zoom Sizing Alt-V-Z

Entering and editing data Shortcut

Complete a cell entry and select…

...the cell below. ENTER

...the previous cell above. SHIFT+ENTER

...the next cell to the right. TAB

...the previous cell to the left. SHIFT+TAB

Delete cell and then get inside the cell BACKSPACE

Delete cell/selection. DELETE

Edit inside a cell (edit cell mode) F2

Once inside edit cell mode (F2)…

...Start a new line in the same cell. ALT+ENTER

...Highlight individual characters within cells SHIFT+Arrow keys

...Highlight contiguous string within cells SHIFT+CTRL+Arrow keys

...Delete the preceding character. BACKSPACE

...Delete the character to the right of the insertion point. DELETE

...Cancel a cell entry. ESC

Spell Check. F7

Insert a comment. SHIFT+F2

Fill down. CTRL+D

Fill to the right. CTRL+R

Undo the last action. CTRL+Z

Redo the last action. F4 or CTRL+Y

Hiding / Unhiding Rows and Columns Shortcut

Hide the selected rows. CTRL+9

Unhide any hidden rows within the selection. CTRL+SHIFT+( (opening parenthesis)

Hide the selected columns. CTRL+0 (zero)

Unhide any hidden columns within the selection. CTRL+SHIFT+) (closing parenthesis)

Selecting, grouping, inserting, and deleting cells Shortcut

Highlight Entire Row SHIFT+SPACEBAR

Highlight Entire Column CTRL+SPACEBAR

Group Rows or Columns SHIFT+ALT+RIGHT ARROW KEY

Ungroup Rows or Columns SHIFT+ALT+LEFT ARROW KEY

Clear the contents of the selected cells. DELETE

Delete the selected cells. CTRL+MINUS SIGN

Insert blank cells. CTRL+SHIFT+PLUS SIGN

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