Excel shortcuts

25 Excel Shortcuts for the Busy Professional

If you're like most busy professionals, you probably use Microsoft Excel on a daily basis. And if you're like most people, you probably only know a handful of Excel shortcuts. Learning just a few more Excel shortcuts can save you a lot of time and make you more productive. Here are 25 Excel shortcuts that every busy professional should know:

  1. Ctrl + A: Selects the entire worksheet.
  2. Ctrl + B: Makes the selected cell(s) bold.
  3. Ctrl + C: Copies the selected cell(s).
  4. Ctrl + D: Fills the selected cell(s) with the contents of the cell below.
  5. Ctrl + F: Opens the Find dialog box.
  6. Ctrl + G: Opens the Go To dialog box.
  7. Ctrl + H: Opens the Replace dialog box.
  8. Ctrl + I: Makes the selected cell(s) italic.
  9. Ctrl + K: Inserts a hyperlink in the selected cell.
  10. Ctrl + N: Creates a new workbook.
  11. Ctrl + O: Opens an existing workbook.
  12. Ctrl + P: Opens the Print dialog box.
  13. Ctrl + S: Saves the active workbook.
  14. Ctrl + U: Makes the selected cell(s) underlined.
  15. Ctrl + V: Pastes the contents of the Clipboard into the selected cell(s).
  16. Ctrl + W: Closes the active workbook.
  17. Ctrl + X: Cuts the selected cell(s).
  18. Ctrl + Y: Repeats the last command or action.
  19. Ctrl + Z: Undoes the last command or action.
  20. F1: Displays the Microsoft Excel Help task pane.
  21. F2: Edits the active cell.
  22. F3: Inserts the contents of the Clipboard as a hyperlink in the selected cell.
  23. F4: Repeats the last command or action.
  24. F5: Opens the Go To dialog box.
  25. F7: Checks the spelling of the selected text and the active worksheet.
  26. F11: Creates a chart of the data in the active worksheet.
  27. F12: Opens the Save As dialog box.

Learning just a few of these shortcuts can save you a lot of time. So take a few minutes to learn them and start being more productive today!

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