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Microsoft Excel Shortcut Keys

Microsoft Excel Shortcut Keys

The followings are Microsoft Excel shortcuts. Some short-cuts might be version specific.

Use at your own risk.

Mouse shortcuts

Shortcut Description
Double-click (on a cell) Edit the cell contents.
Double-click (on a row/column divider) Adjust height/width to auto-fit
High-light headers of multiple rows/columns then Double-click on a row/column divider Adjust height/width to auto-fit of all high-lighted rows/columns
Triple-click Select the entire contents in the cell
Click on row/column divider then drag Adjust height/width of the row/colunn
High-light headers of multiple rows/columns then Click on row/column divider then drag Adjust height/width of the rows/colunns
Ctrl + Mouse wheel Zooms in and out of document.
Hold Shift + Click the cells Select multiple cells


Keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Description
F2 Edit the selected cell.
F5 Goto a specific cell. For example, C6.
F7 Spell check selected text and/or document.
F11 Create chart.
Ctrl + A Select all.
Ctrl + B Bold.
Ctrl + C Copy.
Ctrl + F Find (same as Shift + F5).
Ctrl + G Go To.
Ctrl + H Replace.
Ctrl + I Italic.
Ctrl + K Insert link.
Ctrl + N New Workbook.
Ctrl + O Open Workbook.
Ctrl + P Print dialog.
Ctrl + S Save.
Ctrl + U Underline.
Ctrl + V Paste.
Ctrl + Z Undo.
Ctrl + Y Redo.
Ctrl + X Cut.
Ctrl + 5 Strikethrough text.
Ctrl + F3 Define Name.
Ctrl + F4 Exit Excel.
Ctrl + F6 Switch between open workbooks.
Ctrl + F9 Minimize current window.
Ctrl + F10 Maximize current window.
Shift + F1 Activate Help on Item.
Shift + F2 Insert Comments
Shift + F3 Insert Function.
Ctrl + Shift + ; Enter the current time.
Ctrl + ; Enter the current date.
Ctrl + Page down Move to next worksheet.
Ctrl + Page up Move to previous worksheet.
Ctrl + Shift + # Number Format: Date
Ctrl + Shift + @ Number Format: Time.
Ctrl + Shift + ! Number Format: Commas.
Ctrl + Shift + $ Number Format: Currency
Ctrl + Shift + % Number Format: Percentage
Ctrl + Shift + ^ Number Format: Scientific.
Ctrl + Space Select entire column.
Shift + Space Select entire row.
Ctrl + (Arrow key) Move to next section.

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