Excel shortcuts Keys for Windows

Shortcut                     Description
Tab                                  Move to the next cell, to the right of the currently selected cell.
Ctrl+A                            Select all contents of a worksheet.
Ctrl+B                            Bold all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+C                            Copy all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+D                            Fill down. Fills the cell beneath with the contents of the selected cell. To fill more than one cell, select the source cell and press Ctrl+Shift+Down to select multiple cells. Then press Ctrl+D to fill them with the contents of the original cell.


Ctrl+F                            Search current sheet.
Ctrl+G                            Go to a certain area.
Ctrl+H                            Find and replace.
Ctrl+I                            Puts italics on all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+K                            Inserts a hyperlink.
Ctrl+N                            Creates a new workbook.
Ctrl+O                            Opens a workbook.
Ctrl+P                            Print the current sheet.
Ctrl+R                            Fill right. Fills the cell to the right with the contents of the selected cell. To fill more than one cell, select the source cell and press Ctrl+Shift+Right to select multiple cells. Then press Ctrl+R to fill them with the contents of the original cell.
Ctrl+S                            Saves the open worksheet.
Ctrl+U                            Underlines all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+V                            Pastes everything copied onto the clipboard.
Ctrl+W                            Closes the current workbook.
Ctrl+X                            Cuts all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+Y                            Repeats the last entry.
Ctrl+Z                            Undo the last action.
Ctrl+1                            Changes the format of the selected cells.
Ctrl+2                            Bolds all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+3                            Puts italics all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+4                            Underlines all cells in highlighted section.
Ctrl+5                            Puts a strikethrough all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+6                            Shows or hides objects.
Ctrl+7                            Shows or hides the toolbar.
Ctrl+8                            Toggles the outline symbols.
Ctrl+9                            Hides rows.
Ctrl+0                            Hides columns.
Ctrl+Shift+:                            Enters the current time.
Ctrl+;                            Enters the current date.
Ctrl+`                            Changes between displaying cell values or formulas in the worksheet.
Ctrl+’                            Copies a formula from the cell above.
Ctrl+Shift+”                            Copies value from cell above.
Ctrl+-                            Deletes the selected column or row.
Ctrl+Shift+=                           Inserts a new column or row.
Ctrl+Shift+~                            Switches between showing Excel formulas or their values in cells.
Ctrl+Shift+@                            Applies time formatting.
Ctrl+Shift+!                            Applies comma formatting.
Ctrl+Shift+$                            Applies currency formatting.
Ctrl+Shift+#                            Applies date formatting.
Ctrl+Shift+%                            Applies percentage formatting.
Ctrl+Shift+^                            Applies exponential formatting.
Ctrl+Shift+*                            Selects the current region around the active cell.
Ctrl+Shift+&                            Places border around selected cells.
Ctrl+Shift+_                            Removes a border.
Ctrl++                            Insert.
Ctrl+-                            Delete.
Ctrl+Shift+(                            Unhide rows.
Ctrl+Shift+)                            Unhide columns.
Ctrl+/                            Selects the array containing the active cell.
Ctrl+\                            Selects the cells that have a static value or don’t match the formula in the active cell.
Ctrl+[                            Selects all cells referenced by formulas in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+]                            Selects cells that contain formulas that reference the active cell.
Ctrl+Shift+{                            Selects all cells directly or indirectly referenced by formulas in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+Shift+}                            Selects cells which contain formulas that directly or indirectly reference the active cell.
Ctrl+Shift+| (pipe)                            Selects the cells within a column that don’t match the formula or static value in the active cell.
Ctrl+Enter                            Fills the selected cells with the current entry.
Ctrl+Spacebar                            Selects the entire column.
Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar                            Selects the entire worksheet.
Ctrl+Home                            Move to cell A1.
Ctrl+End                            Move to last cell on worksheet.
Ctrl+Tab                            Move between Two or more open Excel files.
Ctrl+Shift+Tab                            Activates the previous workbook.
Ctrl+Shift+A                            Inserts argument names into a formula.
Ctrl+Shift+F                           Opens the drop-down menu for fonts.
Ctrl+Shift+O                           Selects all of the cells that contain comments.
Ctrl+Shift+P                           Opens the drop-down menu for point size.
Shift+Insert                           Pastes what is stored on the clipboard.
Shift+Page Up                           In a single column, highlights all cells above that are selected.
Shift+Page                           Down In a single column, highlights all cells above that are selected.
Shift+Home                           Highlights all text to the left of the cursor.
Shift+End                           Highlights all text to the right of the cursor.
Shift+Up Arrow                           Extends the highlighted area up one cell.
Shift+Down Arrow                           Extends the highlighted area down one cell.
Shift+Left Arrow                           Extends the highlighted area left one character.
Shift +Right Arrow                           Extends the highlighted area right one character.
Alt+Tab Cycles                           through applications.
Alt+Spacebar Op                           ens the system menu.
Alt+Backspace                           Undo.
Alt+Enter                           While typing text in a cell, pressing Alt+Enter will move to the next line, allowing for multiple lines of text in one cell.
Alt+=                           Creates a formula to sum all of the above cells.
Alt+’                           Allows formatting on a dialog box.
F1                           Opens the help menu.
F2                           Edits the selected cell.
F3                           After a name has been created, F3 will paste names.
F4                           Repeats last action. For example, if you changed the color of text in another cell, pressing F4 will change the text in cell to the same color.
F5                           Goes to a specific cell. For example, C6.
F6                           Move to the next pane.
F7                           Spell check selected text or document.
F8                           Enters Extend Mode.
F9                           Recalculates every workbook.
F10                           Activates the menu bar.
F11                           Creates a chart from selected data.
F12                           Save As option.
Shift+F1                           Opens the “What’s This?” window.
Shift+F2                           Allows the user to edit a cell comment.
Shift+F3                           Opens the Excel formula window.
Shift+F5                           Brings up a search box.
Shift+F6                           Move to previous pane.
Shift+F8                           Add to selection.
Shift+F9                           Performs calculate function on active sheet.
Ctrl+F3                           Open Excel Name Manager.
Ctrl+F4                           Closes current Window.
Ctrl+F5                           Restores window size.
Ctrl+F6                           Next workbook.
Ctrl+Shift+F6                           Previous workbook.
Ctrl+F7                           Moves the window.
Ctrl+F8                           Resizes the window.
Ctrl+F9                           Minimize current window.
Ctrl+F10                           Maximize currently selected window.
Ctrl+F11                           Inserts a macro sheet.
Ctrl+F12                           Opens a file.
Ctrl+Shift+F3                           Creates names by using those of either row or column labels.
Ctrl+Shift+F6                           Moves to the previous worksheet window.
Ctrl+Shift+F12                           Prints the current worksheet.
Alt+F1                           Inserts a chart.
Alt+F2                           Save As option.
Alt+F4                           Exits Excel.
Alt+F8                           Opens the macro dialog box.
Alt+F11                           Opens the Visual Basic editor.
Alt+Shift+F1                           Creates a new worksheet.
Alt+Shift+F2                           Saves the current worksheet.

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