Excel shortcuts

The best keyboard shortcuts for editing cells in Excel

If you're an Excel power user, you know that a lot of your time is spent editing cells. And if you're constantly reaching for the mouse to do things like insert new rows or columns, or delete cells, you're wasting valuable time. Luckily, there are a number of keyboard shortcuts that can help you quickly edit cells in Excel.

To insert a new row, simply press Alt + I, then R. To insert a new column, press Alt + I, then C. To delete a row, press Alt + E, then D. To delete a column, press Alt + E, then C. To quickly select a row, press Shift + Spacebar. To quickly select a column, press Ctrl + Spacebar.

If you need to enter a lot of data into a cell, or if you're working with a large number of cells, you can use the arrow keys to quickly move from cell to cell. Simply press the arrow key in the direction you want to move. To move to the next row, press Enter. To move to the previous row, press Shift + Enter.

If you want to quickly fill in a series of cells, you can use the AutoFill feature. Simply select the cells you want to fill, then press F5. Excel will automatically fill in the cells for you.

These are just a few of the many keyboard shortcuts that can help you quickly edit cells in Excel. For a complete list of shortcuts, consult the Help menu in Excel, or search the Microsoft website.

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