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15 Keyboard Shortcuts for Entering Data in Microsoft Excel

If you work with data in Microsoft Excel, you know how important it is to be able to enter it quickly and accurately. That's why we've put together this list of 15 keyboard shortcuts for entering data in Excel. With these shortcuts, you'll be able to speed up your data entry and make sure that your data is entered correctly every time.

1. To enter a new line in a cell: Use the Alt + Enter keyboard shortcut. This is especially useful when you're entering data that includes line breaks, such as addresses.

2. To enter a tab character in a cell: Use the Ctrl + Shift + 8 keyboard shortcut. This can be useful when you're entering data that includes tabular data, such as a list of items with prices.

3. To enter a date: Use the Ctrl + Shift + 3 keyboard shortcut. This shortcut will enter the current date in the selected cell. You can also use the Ctrl + ; keyboard shortcut to enter the current date in the selected cell.

4. To enter the current time: Use the Ctrl + Shift + 4 keyboard shortcut. This shortcut will enter the current time in the selected cell. You can also use the Ctrl + Shift + : keyboard shortcut to enter the current time in the selected cell.

5. To enter a formula: Use the Ctrl + ' keyboard shortcut. This shortcut will enter the = sign in the selected cell, which you can then use to start entering a formula.

6. To enter a value in a cell: Use the Ctrl + Shift + V keyboard shortcut. This shortcut will enter the value in the cell to the left of the selected cell. You can also use the Ctrl + V keyboard shortcut to enter the value in the cell to the right of the selected cell.

7. To enter a cell reference: Use the F2 keyboard shortcut. This shortcut will enter the cell reference in the selected cell. For example, if you select cell A1 and use the F2 keyboard shortcut, the cell reference A1 will be entered in the cell.

8. To enter a range of cells: Use the F5 keyboard shortcut. This shortcut will enter the range of cells in the selected cell. For example, if you select cell A1 and use the F5 keyboard shortcut, the range A1:A5 will be entered in the cell.

9. To enter a named range: Use the Ctrl + F3 keyboard shortcut. This shortcut will enter the named range in the selected cell. For example, if you select cell A1 and use the Ctrl + F3 keyboard shortcut, the named range "MyRange" will be entered in the cell.

10. To enter a hyperlink: Use the Ctrl + K keyboard shortcut. This shortcut will enter the hyperlink in the selected cell. For example, if you select cell A1 and use the Ctrl + K keyboard shortcut, the hyperlink "http://www.example.com" will be entered in the cell.

11. To enter a comment: Use the Shift + F2 keyboard shortcut. This shortcut will enter the comment in the selected cell. For example, if you select cell A1 and use the Shift + F2 keyboard shortcut, the comment "This is a comment" will be entered in the cell.

12. To enter a value in a cell and move to the next cell: Use the Tab key. This shortcut will enter the value in the cell and then move the cursor to the next cell. You can also use the Enter key to enter the value in the cell and move the cursor to the next cell.

13. To enter a value in a cell and move to the previous cell: Use the Shift + Tab key. This shortcut will enter the value in the cell and then move the cursor to the previous cell.

14. To enter a value in a cell and move to the next row: Use the Ctrl + Enter key. This shortcut will enter the value in the cell and then move the cursor to the next row.

15. To enter a value in a cell and move to the previous row: Use the Ctrl + Shift + Enter key. This shortcut will enter the value in the cell and then move the cursor to the previous row.

We hope you find these keyboard shortcuts for entering data in Excel to be helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

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