Excel shortcuts

15 Keyboard Shortcuts for Excel You Need to Know

If you're an Excel power user, you know that using keyboard shortcuts can help you work more efficiently in spreadsheets. Here are 15 essential shortcuts to get you started:

1. Select a cell: Use your mouse or arrow keys to move to the cell you want to select. Then press Enter or Spacebar.

2. Select a range of cells: To select a range of cells, first click on the cell in the upper-left corner of the range. Then hold down Shift while you click on the cell in the lower-right corner of the range. All the cells in between will be selected.

3. Select multiple cells: To select multiple non-adjacent cells, hold down Ctrl while you click on each cell you want to select.

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

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

6. Select an entire worksheet: Click on the Select All button (the blank square in the upper-left corner of the worksheet).

7. Insert a new column: Right-click on the column header of the column where you want to insert the new column. Then select Insert from the menu that appears.

8. Insert a new row: Right-click on the row header of the row where you want to insert the new row. Then select Insert from the menu that appears.

9. Delete a column: Right-click on the column header of the column you want to delete. Then select Delete from the menu that appears.

10. Delete a row: Right-click on the row header of the row you want to delete. Then select Delete from the menu that appears.

11. Copy a cell: Select the cell you want to copy. Then press Ctrl+C (Windows) or Command+C (Mac).

12. Paste a cell: Select the cell where you want to paste the copied cell. Then press Ctrl+V (Windows) or Command+V (Mac).

13. Copy a range of cells: Select the range of cells you want to copy. Then press Ctrl+C (Windows) or Command+C (Mac).

14. Paste a range of cells: Select the cell where you want to paste the copied cells. Then press Ctrl+V (Windows) or Command+V (Mac).

15. Undo an action: Press Ctrl+Z (Windows) or Command+Z (Mac).

These are just a few of the many keyboard shortcuts you can use in Excel. For a complete list of shortcuts, consult the Excel help documentation.

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