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Microsoft Excel Uselful Shortcuts Keys You Must Know

These are the most useful and important shortcut keys you must remember while using Microsoft Excel to boost your work. While working professionally and faster you have to understand these and remember them as well.

  • F2                                            Edit the selected cell
  • F5                                            Go to a specific cell
  • F7                                            Spell check selected text and/or document
  • F11                                          Create chart
  • Ctrl + Shift + ;                         Enter the current time
  • Ctrl + ;                                     Enter the current date
  • Alt + Shift + F1                       Insert new worksheet
  • Shift + F3                                Open the Excel® formula window
  • Shift + F5                                Bring up search box
  • Ctrl + A                                   Select all contents of the worksheet
  • Ctrl + B                                   Bold highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + I                                     Italicize highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + C                                   Copy selected text
  • Ctrl + V                                   Paste
  • Ctrl + D                                   Fill
  • Ctrl + K                                   Insert link
  • Ctrl + F                                    Open find and replace options
  • Ctrl + G                                   Open go-to options
  • Ctrl + H                                   Open find and replace options
  • Ctrl + U                                   Underline highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + Y                                   Underline selected text
  • Ctrl + 5                                    Strikethrough highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + O                                   Open options
  • Ctrl + N                                   Open new document
  • Ctrl + P                                    Open print dialog box
  • Ctrl + S                                    Save
  • Ctrl + Z                                    Undo last action
  • Ctrl + F9                                  Minimize current window
  • Ctrl + F10                                Maximize currently selected window
  • Ctrl + F6                                  Switch between open workbooks/windows
  • Ctrl + Tab                                Move between Two or more open Excel® files
  • Alt + =                                     Create formula to sum all of the above cells
  • Ctrl + ‘                                     Insert the value of the above cell into the current cell
  • Ctrl + Shift + !                         Format number in comma format
  • Ctrl + Shift + $                        Format number in currency format
  • Ctrl + Shift + #                        Format number in date format
  • Ctrl + Shift + %                       Format number in percentage format
  • Ctrl + Shift + ^                         Format number in scientific format
  • Ctrl + Shift + @                       Format number in time format
  • Ctrl + g                                    Move to next section of text
  • Ctrl + Space                             Select entire column
  • Shift + Space                           Select entire row
  • Ctrl + W                                  Close document

These are very simple and easy to remember if you do practice and make frequent use of them. I hope these will help you boost your work.

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