Excel shortcuts

The Top 25 Excel Shortcuts You Need to Know

If you're an Excel power user, you know that shortcuts can save you a lot of time. But with so many shortcuts available, it can be hard to know which ones are the most useful. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the top 25 Excel shortcuts that we think every user should know.

1. Ctrl + A: Selects the entire worksheet.

2. Ctrl + B: Applies or removes bold formatting.

3. Ctrl + C: Copies the selected cells.

4. Ctrl + D: Fills the selected cells with the contents of the cell below.

5. Ctrl + F: Opens the Find and Replace dialog box.

6. Ctrl + G: Opens the Go To dialog box.

7. Ctrl + H: Opens the Replace dialog box.

8. Ctrl + I: Applies or removes italic formatting.

9. Ctrl + K: Inserts a hyperlink.

10. Ctrl + N: Creates a new workbook.

11. Ctrl + O: Opens an existing workbook.

12. Ctrl + P: Opens the Print dialog box.

13. Ctrl + S: Saves the active workbook.

14. Ctrl + U: Applies or removes underline formatting.

15. Ctrl + V: Pastes the contents of the clipboard into the selected cells.

16. Ctrl + W: Closes the active workbook.

17. Ctrl + X: Cuts the selected cells.

18. Ctrl + Y: Repeats the last command or action.

19. Ctrl + Z: Undoes the last command or action.

20. F2: Edits the active cell.

21. F4: Repeats the last command or action.

22. F5: Opens the Go To dialog box.

23. F7: Checks spelling in the active workbook.

24. F11: Creates a chart of the data in the active worksheet.

25. Shift + F11: Inserts a new worksheet.

These are just a few of the many shortcuts that are available in Excel. By learning and using these shortcuts, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort. Do you have a favorite Excel shortcut that we didn't include? Let us know in the comments below.

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