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How to Merge Cells in Excel: Keyboard Shortcuts

If you work with data in Microsoft Excel, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to merge two or more cells into a single cell. For example, you may have a column of data that contains first and last names, and you want to merge those cells into a single cell that contains the full name. Or, you may have a column of data that contains street addresses, and you want to merge those cells into a single cell that contains the full address. Whatever the reason, if you need to merge cells in Excel, there are a few different ways to do it.

One way to merge cells in Excel is to use the Merge & Center command. To do this, select the cells that you want to merge, and then click the Merge & Center button on the Home tab of the Ribbon. This will merge the selected cells and center the text within the merged cell.

Another way to merge cells in Excel is to use the Merge Across command. To do this, select the cells that you want to merge, and then click the Merge Across button on the Home tab of the Ribbon. This will merge the selected cells, but the text will not be centered within the merged cell.

If you want to merge cells and keep the text left-aligned, you can use the Merge command. To do this, select the cells that you want to merge, and then click the Merge button on the Home tab of the Ribbon. This will merge the selected cells, but the text will not be centered within the merged cell.

You can also use keyboard shortcuts to merge cells in Excel. To use the Merge & Center command, select the cells that you want to merge, and then press CTRL+M. To use the Merge Across command, select the cells that you want to merge, and then press CTRL+A. To use the Merge command, select the cells that you want to merge, and then press CTRL+U.

If you need to unmerge cells that have been merged, you can do so by selecting the merged cell and then clicking the Unmerge Cells button on the Home tab of the Ribbon. You can also use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+Shift+U to unmerge cells.

As you can see, there are a few different ways that you can merge cells in Excel. Which method you use will depend on your specific needs. If you just need to merge a few cells, you can use the Merge & Center command. If you need to merge a lot of cells, you may find it easier to use the Merge Across command. And if you need to merge cells and keep the text left-aligned, you can use the Merge command. Whichever method you choose, merging cells in Excel is a quick and easy way to combine data from multiple cells into a single cell.

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