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The Excel Merge Cells Shortcut You Need to Know

If you work with Excel spreadsheets on a regular basis, you know how frustrating it can be to try and format them just right. One of the most common problems is dealing with merged cells. If you've ever tried to select a merged cell, you know that it's next to impossible. Thankfully, there's a shortcut that can help you quickly and easily select merged cells so that you can format them however you need to.

To select a merged cell, simply hold down the Alt key and then click on the cell. This will select the entire merged cell range so that you can format it however you need to. This shortcut works in both Excel for Windows and Excel for Mac.

If you need to select multiple merged cells, you can do so by holding down the Alt key and then clicking on each cell that you want to select. You can also select a range of cells by holding down the Shift key and then clicking on the first and last cells in the range. This will select all of the cells in between the two that you clicked on.

Once you've selected the cells that you want to format, you can change the font, font size, alignment, and other formatting options just like you would with any other cell. You can also use the shortcut to quickly unmerge cells that have been merged together. Simply hold down the Alt key and click on the merged cell, and then click the Unmerge Cells button in the toolbar.

If you work with Excel spreadsheets often, learning this shortcut can save you a lot of time and frustration. Give it a try the next time you need to format merged cells and see how much easier it is than trying to select them one at a time.

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