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How to Use the Excel Merge Shortcut

If you work with data in Microsoft Excel, you know how frustrating it can be to try and merge cells that contain data. The good news is that there is a shortcut that can be used to quickly and easily merge cells in Excel. This shortcut is called the "merge" shortcut, and it can be found in the "Edit" menu. Here's how to use it:

  1. First, select the cells that you want to merge. You can do this by clicking on the first cell, holding down the "Shift" key, and then clicking on the last cell. All of the cells in between will be selected.
  2. Next, click on the "Edit" menu and then click on the "Merge" shortcut. This will bring up a dialog box asking you how you want to merge the cells. Choose the option that you want and then click "OK".
  3. That's it! The cells will be merged and you'll be able to work with the data as if it was in one cell.

There are a few things to keep in mind when using the merge shortcut. First, you can only merge cells that are next to each other. So, if you have data in cells that are not next to each other, you'll need to use another method to merge them. Second, the data in the merged cells will be aligned to the left. So, if you have data that is centered or right-aligned, it will be shifted to the left when you merge the cells. Finally, if you have data in the merged cells that is too long to fit in the new cell, it will be truncated. So, make sure that the data in the cells that you're merging will fit in the new cell.

That's all there is to using the merge shortcut in Excel. It's a quick and easy way to merge cells, and it can save you a lot of time when you're working with data. Give it a try the next time you need to merge cells in Excel.

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