Keyboard shortcuts in Excel – Referencing and Selections (4 of 8)

Squirrel - Image Source: Freeimages Pixabay.comHere is another list of shortcuts you can use in Excel. Once again I stress that it is only a shortcut if you learn it and not just print off the whole list then spend precious time looking through it to see if there is a shortcut to be used. I personally find the ability to select and entire row or column useful. As well as the ability to repeat the last command. Look for those in this list and highlight them if you find them useful too.

Or have you had the problem of trying to select a few more cells than can be seen on the screen with your mouse. Inevitably you find yourself selecting far too many cells, the mouse just runs away into oblivion. Well if you just select a few cells and then change to the keyboard and use the Shift key which does the highlighting and the arrow keys that do the selecting you have far more control. And you can change your mind and remove a selected column or row. Do try it. I’m sure you’ll like it.

Excel keyboard shortcut reference
Open the Insert hyperlink dialog. Ctrl+K
Check spelling in the active worksheet or selected range. F7
Display the Quick Analysis options for selected cells that contain data. Ctrl+Q
Display the Create Table dialog box. Ctrl+L or Ctrl+T
Make selections and perform actions: keyboard shortcuts
Select the entire worksheet. Ctrl+A or Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar
Select the current and next sheet in a workbook. Ctrl+Shift+Page Down
Select the current and previous sheet in a workbook. Ctrl+Shift+Page Up
Extend the selection of cells by one cell. Shift+arrow key
Extend the selection of cells to the last nonblank cell in the same column or row as the active cell, or if the next cell is blank, to the next nonblank cell. Ctrl+Shift+arrow key
Turn extend mode on and use the arrow keys to extend a selection. Press again to turn off. Turn extend mode on and use the arrow keys to extend a selection. Press again to turn off. F8
Add a non-adjacent cell or range to a selection of cells by using the arrow keys. Shift+F8
Start a new line in the same cell. Alt+Enter
Fill the selected cell range with the current entry. Ctrl+Enter
Complete a cell entry and select the cell above. Shift+Enter
Select an entire column in a worksheet. Ctrl+Spacebar
Select an entire row in a worksheet. Shift+Spacebar
Select all objects on a worksheet when an object is selected. Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar
Extend the selection of cells to the beginning of the worksheet. Ctrl+Shift+Home
Select the current region if the worksheet contains data. Press a second time to select the current region and its summary rows. Press a third time to select the entire worksheet. Ctrl+A or Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar
Select the current region around the active cell or select an entire PivotTable report. Ctrl+Shift+asterisk (*)
Select the first command on the menu when a menu or submenu is visible. Home
Repeat the last command or action, if possible. Ctrl+Y
Undo the last action. Ctrl+Z

For those who want to review the previous lists:

General list of Shortcuts

Navigating and selecting text with the keyboard

Formatting in cells of Excel

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