Excel shortcuts

25 essential Excel shortcuts to save time on your spreadsheets

If you're an Excel user, chances are you're always looking for ways to save time and be more productive. Luckily, there are plenty of shortcuts that can help you do just that. Here are 25 essential Excel shortcuts that will help you work faster and more efficiently:

  1. Ctrl + N: Create a new workbook
  2. Ctrl + O: Open an existing workbook
  3. Ctrl + S: Save the active workbook
  4. Ctrl + F: Open the Find dialog box
  5. Ctrl + H: Open the Replace dialog box
  6. Ctrl + G: Open the Go To dialog box
  7. F5: Go to a specific cell
  8. Ctrl + Arrow keys: Move to the edge of the current data region in a worksheet
  9. Shift + Arrow keys: Select a range of cells
  10. Ctrl + Shift + Arrow keys: Select the current region around the active cell (the current region is a range of cells that has adjacent cells with the same format)
  11. Ctrl + A: Select the entire worksheet
  12. Ctrl + P: Open the Print dialog box
  13. Ctrl + B: Bold the selected text
  14. Ctrl + I: Italicize the selected text
  15. Ctrl + U: Underline the selected text
  16. Ctrl + 5: Strikethrough the selected text
  17. Ctrl + 1: Open the Format Cells dialog box
  18. Ctrl + ~: Display the values in cells as numbers
  19. Ctrl + ': Copy the value from the cell above the active cell into the cell
  20. Alt + Enter: Insert a line break in the cell
  21. Ctrl + -: Delete the selected cells
  22. Ctrl + Shift + &: Apply the outline border to the selected cells
  23. Ctrl + Shift + _: Remove the outline border from the selected cells
  24. Ctrl + Shift + $: Apply the currency format to the selected cells
  25. Ctrl + Shift + %: Apply the percentage format to the selected cells
  26. Ctrl + Shift + ^: Apply the exponential number format to the selected cells
  27. Ctrl + Shift + #: Apply the date format to the selected cells
  28. Ctrl + Shift + @: Apply the time format to the selected cells

These are just a few of the many shortcuts that can save you time in Excel. For a complete list of shortcuts, consult the Excel help.

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