Excel shortcuts

15 Excel Shortcuts for the Absolute Beginner

If you're just getting started with Excel, these 15 shortcuts will help you get up to speed quickly and work more efficiently. From basic navigation and selection shortcuts to more advanced shortcuts for working with formulas and data, these tips will help you get the most out of Excel.

1. Select a cell: Simply click on the cell you want to select.

2. Select a range of cells: Click on the first cell in the range, then hold down the Shift key and click on the last cell in the range. All of the cells in between will be selected.

3. Select an entire column: Click on the column header (the letter at the top of the column).

4. Select an entire row: Click on the row header (the number at the left of the row).

5. Select an entire worksheet: Click on the small square at the top left of the worksheet, next to the column header and row header.

6. Insert a new column: Right-click on any column header and select Insert from the menu that appears.

7. Insert a new row: Right-click on any row header and select Insert from the menu that appears.

8. Delete a column: Right-click on the column header and select Delete from the menu that appears.

9. Delete a row: Right-click on the row header and select Delete from the menu that appears.

10. Resize a column: Hover your mouse over the right edge of the column header until you see a double-headed arrow, then click and drag to resize the column.

11. Resize a row: Hover your mouse over the bottom edge of the row header until you see a double-headed arrow, then click and drag to resize the row.

12. Hide a column: Right-click on the column header and select Hide from the menu that appears.

13. Unhide a column: Right-click on any column header to the right of the hidden column and select Unhide from the menu that appears.

14. Hide a row: Right-click on the row header and select Hide from the menu that appears.

15. Unhide a row: Right-click on any row header below the hidden row and select Unhide from the menu that appears.

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