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Shortcut Key for Absolute Reference in Excel

If you work with Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, you know that it offers a variety of shortcut keys to help you work more efficiently. One of the most useful shortcut keys is the absolute reference shortcut key, which allows you to quickly and easily reference cells in your worksheet without having to enter their cell addresses manually. Here's a look at what the absolute reference shortcut key is and how you can use it in Excel.

The absolute reference shortcut key is the F4 key. When you press the F4 key, Excel will automatically enter the cell address of the cell that you have selected into the formula bar. This is extremely useful when you are entering formulas that reference multiple cells, as it allows you to quickly and easily select the cells that you want to reference without having to enter their cell addresses manually. Simply select the cell that you want to reference, press the F4 key, and Excel will automatically enter the cell address into the formula bar.

You can also use the absolute reference shortcut key to quickly and easily reference cells in other worksheets in your workbook. To do this, simply select the cell that you want to reference, press the F4 key, and then enter the sheet name followed by an exclamation point. For example, if you want to reference cell A1 on Sheet2, you would press the F4 key and then enter Sheet2!A1 into the formula bar. Excel will automatically insert the sheet name and cell address into the formula bar for you.

The absolute reference shortcut key is an extremely useful shortcut key to know when you are working with Microsoft Excel. Next time you are entering a formula that references multiple cells, try using the absolute reference shortcut key to save yourself some time.

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