Excel shortcuts

25 Essential Excel Shortcuts You Need to Know for 2013

If you're like most people, you probably use Microsoft Excel on a daily basis. Whether you're a student, a business professional, or just someone who likes to keep track of things, Excel is a powerful tool that can help you get organized and make complex calculations.

While Excel is fairly user-friendly, there are a number of shortcuts that can make your life a lot easier. If you're not already using these shortcuts, you're probably wasting a lot of time clicking around and trying to figure things out.

Here are 25 essential Excel shortcuts that you need to know for 2013:

  1. Ctrl + N: Create a new workbook
  2. Ctrl + O: Open an existing workbook
  3. Ctrl + S: Save the current workbook
  4. Ctrl + F: Find a value in the current workbook
  5. Ctrl + G: Go to a specific cell in the current workbook
  6. Ctrl + P: Print the current workbook
  7. Ctrl + Z: Undo the last action
  8. Ctrl + Y: Redo the last action
  9. Ctrl + A: Select all cells in the current workbook
  10. Ctrl + B: Bold the selected text
  11. Ctrl + I: Italicize the selected text
  12. Ctrl + U: Underline the selected text
  13. Ctrl + 5: Strikethrough the selected text
  14. Ctrl + 1: Format the selected cells
  15. Ctrl + 2: Apply or remove bold formatting from the selected cells
  16. Ctrl + 3: Apply or remove italic formatting from the selected cells
  17. Ctrl + 4: Apply or remove underline formatting from the selected cells
  18. Ctrl + 6: Apply or remove strikethrough formatting from the selected cells
  19. Ctrl + 7: Apply or remove borders from the selected cells
  20. Ctrl + 8: Hide or unhide the selected rows
  21. Ctrl + 9: Hide or unhide the selected columns
  22. Ctrl + 0: Hide or unhide the selected cells
  23. Ctrl + -: Delete the selected cells
  24. Ctrl + +: Insert new cells in the selected location
  25. Ctrl + /: Select the entire row
  26. Ctrl + \: Select the entire column
  27. Ctrl + ~: Apply or remove the General number format
  28. Ctrl + $: Apply or remove the Currency number format
  29. Ctrl + %: Apply or remove the Percent number format
  30. Ctrl + ^: Apply or remove the Exponential number format
  31. Ctrl + &: Apply or remove the Outline border from the selected cells
  32. Ctrl + _: Remove the Outline border from the selected cells

These are just a few of the many shortcuts that you can use in Excel. By learning and using these shortcuts, you can save a lot of time and make working in Excel a lot easier. Do you have a favorite Excel shortcut? Share it in the comments!

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