Excel shortcuts

20 Excel Shortcuts for the Busy Professional

If you're like most busy professionals, you probably use Microsoft Excel on a daily basis. And if you're like most people, you probably only know a handful of Excel shortcuts. Learning just a few more Excel shortcuts can save you a lot of time and make you more productive. Here are 20 Excel shortcuts that every busy professional 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 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.
  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. F1: Displays the Microsoft Excel Help task pane.
  21. F2: Edits the active cell.
  22. F4: Repeats the last command or action.
  23. F5: Opens the Go To dialog box.
  24. F7: Checks spelling in the active workbook.
  25. F11: Creates a chart of the data in the active worksheet.
  26. F12: Opens the Save As dialog box.

These are just a few of the most useful Excel shortcuts. Experiment with different shortcuts and find the ones that work best for you. Your goal should be to memorize as many shortcuts as possible so you can work more efficiently in Excel.

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