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The 3 Best Shortcuts for Applying a Filter in Excel

When it comes to working with data in Excel, filters are an essential tool. Filters allow you to quickly and easily view subsets of your data, which can be helpful when you're trying to find specific information or identify patterns. While filters can be applied in a number of different ways, using a keyboard shortcut is often the quickest and most efficient method.

There are a few different keyboard shortcuts that can be used to apply filters in Excel. The first and most basic shortcut is to simply select the data you want to filter and press the 'Ctrl + Shift + L' keys. This shortcut will apply a filter to your selected data and display only the rows that meet your criteria. You can then use the arrow keys to select the criteria you want to view and press 'Enter' to apply the filter.

If you want to apply a filter to an entire column, you can use the 'Ctrl + F3' shortcut. This shortcut will open the 'Filter' dialog box, which will allow you to select the column you want to filter and the criteria you want to use. Once you've selected your criteria, simply press the 'OK' button to apply the filter.

Finally, if you want to apply a filter to multiple columns, you can use the 'Ctrl + Shift + F3' shortcut. This shortcut will open the 'Advanced Filter' dialog box, which will allow you to select the columns you want to filter, the criteria you want to use, and the location you want to save your filtered data. Once you've selected your criteria, simply press the 'OK' button to apply the filter.

Using these shortcuts is a quick and easy way to apply filters to your data in Excel. By using these shortcuts, you can save time and increase your efficiency when working with data in Excel.

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