Excel shortcuts

10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Deleting in Excel

Deleting data is a common task when working in Excel. Whether you're deleting an entire row or column, or just a few cells, there are a few different ways to do it. The most common way is to select the cells you want to delete and press the Delete key on your keyboard. However, there are a few other ways to delete data in Excel using keyboard shortcuts. Here are 10 keyboard shortcuts for deleting in Excel:

  1. Ctrl + Delete - This shortcut will delete the selected cells, column, or row.
  2. Shift + Delete - This shortcut will delete the selected cells, column, or row and shift the remaining cells up or left.
  3. Ctrl + Shift + Delete - This shortcut will delete the selected cells, column, or row and shift the remaining cells down or right.
  4. Alt + Delete - This shortcut will delete the selected cells, column, or row and all cells to the left or above.
  5. Ctrl + Alt + Delete - This shortcut will delete the selected cells, column, or row and all cells to the right or below.
  6. Ctrl + X - This shortcut will delete the selected cells, column, or row and copy the remaining cells to the clipboard.
  7. Shift + F10 - This shortcut will delete the selected cells, column, or row and open the context menu.
  8. Ctrl + Y - This shortcut will delete the selected cells, column, or row and undelete the last action.
  9. Ctrl + Z - This shortcut will delete the selected cells, column, or row and redo the last action.
  10. Ctrl + Shift + Z - This shortcut will delete the selected cells, column, or row and redo the last action.

These are just a few of the many keyboard shortcuts for deleting in Excel. Experiment with different shortcuts to see which ones work best for you. And, as always, if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or contact me directly.

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