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The 5 Best Excel Pivot Table Shortcuts You Need to Know

If you work with data in Excel, you know how important pivot tables can be. Pivot tables let you quickly summarize and analyze large data sets to look for trends and patterns. But working with pivot tables can be a bit tedious, especially if you're constantly having to make changes or add new data. That's where shortcuts come in. By learning a few key shortcuts, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort when working with pivot tables in Excel.

Here are the 5 best shortcuts for working with pivot tables in Excel:

  1. Ctrl + P - This shortcut lets you quickly insert a new pivot table into your worksheet. Simply select the cell where you want the pivot table to appear and press Ctrl + P.
  2. Alt + Shift + Arrow Keys - This shortcut is a quick way to add or remove fields from your pivot table. Simply select the field you want to add or remove and press Alt + Shift + the left or right arrow key.
  3. Ctrl + Shift + L - This shortcut will quickly insert a new blank row above your pivot table. This is useful if you need to add a new row of data to your table.
  4. Ctrl + Shift + U - This shortcut will quickly insert a new blank column to the left of your pivot table. This is useful if you need to add a new column of data to your table.
  5. Ctrl + Shift + F - This shortcut will open the "Format Cells" dialog box, which lets you quickly format your pivot table cells. This is useful if you want to change the font, color, or other formatting options for your pivot table.
  6. By learning these shortcuts, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort when working with pivot tables in Excel. So next time you need to make a change to your pivot table, or add new data, try using one of these shortcuts and see how much easier it is.

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