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The Best Shortcut to Apply a Filter in Excel

If you're anything like me, you're always looking for ways to work smarter, not harder. And when it comes to Microsoft Excel, there are definitely some shortcuts that can make our lives a whole lot easier!

One of the most common tasks we perform in Excel is filtering data. Whether we're looking for specific records or trying to analyze data, filters are a great way to do this. But applying filters can be a bit of a pain, especially if we're dealing with a large data set.

Luckily, there's a shortcut that can make this process a whole lot easier and faster. Here's a step-by-step guide to using this shortcut:

  1. First, select the data you want to filter. This can be done by clicking on the cell in the upper-left corner of the data set and then dragging your mouse down to the bottom-right corner.
  2. Next, press the Ctrl key on your keyboard and then the Shift key. While both of these keys are pressed, press the F3 key. This will open the Filter dialog box.
  3. In the Filter dialog box, select the column you want to filter by and then choose the criteria you want to use. For example, if you want to see only the records where the value in the column is greater than 10, you would select Greater Than from the first drop-down menu and then type 10 in the second box.
  4. Once you've selected your criteria, click OK and your data will be filtered!

And that's it! This shortcut is a great way to quickly apply filters to your data. Give it a try the next time you need to filter a data set in Excel.

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