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15 Excel Shortcuts for Selecting Data (Faster Data Entry)

If you work with data in Excel, you know how important it is to be able to select it quickly and accurately. The good news is that there are a number of shortcuts you can use to select data in Excel, which can save you time and help you be more productive. Here are 15 of the best shortcuts for selecting data in Excel:

  1. To select a single cell: Click on the cell you want to select.
  2. To select a range of cells: Click on the first cell in the range, then hold down the Shift key and click on the last cell in the range. All of the cells in between will be selected.
  3. To select an entire row: Click on the row number on the left side of the screen.
  4. To select an entire column: Click on the column letter at the top of the screen.
  5. To select an entire sheet: Click on the tab for the sheet at the bottom of the screen.
  6. To select non-adjacent cells or ranges: Hold down the Ctrl key and click on each of the cells or ranges you want to select. They will all be selected individually.
  7. To select all cells in a worksheet: Click on the upper-left corner of the worksheet, where the row and column headers meet.
  8. To select all cells in a column: Click on the column header and then press the Ctrl+A keys.
  9. To select all cells in a row: Click on the row header and then press the Ctrl+A keys.
  10. To select all cells on a sheet: Press the Ctrl+A keys.
  11. To select all cells with data in a worksheet: Click on any cell with data, then press the Ctrl+A keys.
  12. To select all cells with data in a column: Click on the column header, then press the Ctrl+Shift+Down arrow keys.
  13. To select all cells with data in a row: Click on the row header, then press the Ctrl+Shift+Right arrow keys.
  14. To select all cells in a worksheet with data: Press the Ctrl+Shift+End keys.
  15. To select all cells in a column with data: Click on the column header, then press the Ctrl+Shift+End keys.
  16. To select all cells in a row with data: Click on the row header, then press the Ctrl+Shift+End keys.

These shortcuts should help you select data more quickly and accurately in Excel. Practice using them so that they become second nature, and you'll be able to work with data more efficiently.

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