Hello Friends,

Here I am going to list down some useful Shortcut Keys. These keys are very useful in your day to day excel use. By making these shortcuts in practice you can do many of the things in Excel Easily.



CTRL+(Unhides any hidden rows within the selection.
CTRL+)Unhides any hidden columns within the selection.
CTRL+&Applies the outline border to the selected cells.
CTRL+_Removes the outline border from the selected cells.
CTRL+~Applies the General number format.
CTRL+$Applies the Currency format with two decimal places (negative numbers in parentheses).
CTRL+%Applies the Percentage format with no decimal places.
CTRL+^Applies the Exponential number format with two decimal places.
CTRL+#Applies the Date format with the day, month, and year.
CTRL+@Applies the Time format with the hour and minute, and AM or PM.
CTRL+!Applies the Number format with two decimal places, thousands separator, and minus sign (-) for negative values.
CTRL+-Displays the Delete dialog box to delete the selected cells.
CTRL+*Selects the current region around the active cell (the data area enclosed by blank rows and blank columns).

In a PivotTable, it selects the entire PivotTable report.

CTRL+:Enters the current time.
CTRL+;Enters the current date.
CTRL+`Alternates between displaying cell values and displaying formulas in the worksheet.
CTRL+’Copies a formula from the cell above the active cell into the cell or the Formula Bar.
CTRL+”Copies the value from the cell above the active cell into the cell or the Formula Bar.
CTRL++Displays the Insert dialog box to insert blank cells.
CTRL+1Displays the Format Cells dialog box.
CTRL+2Applies or removes bold formatting.
CTRL+3Applies or removes italic formatting.
CTRL+4Applies or removes underlining.
CTRL+5Applies or removes strikethrough.
CTRL+6Alternates between hiding objects, displaying objects, and displaying placeholders for objects.
CTRL+7Displays or hides the Standard toolbar.
CTRL+8Displays or hides the outline symbols.
CTRL+9Hides the selected rows.
CTRL+0Hides the selected columns.
CTRL+ASelects the entire worksheet.

If the worksheet contains data, CTRL+A selects the current region. Pressing CTRL+A a second time selects the entire worksheet.

When the insertion point is to the right of a function name in a formula, displays the Function Arguments dialog box.

CTRL+SHIFT+A inserts the argument names and parentheses when the insertion point is to the right of a function name in a formula.

CTRL+BApplies or removes bold formatting.
CTRL+CCopies the selected cells.

CTRL+C followed by another CTRL+C displays the Microsoft Office Clipboard.

CTRL+DUses the Fill Down command to copy the contents and format of the topmost cell of a selected range into the cells below.
CTRL+FDisplays the Find dialog box.

SHIFT+F5 also displays this dialog box, while SHIFT+F4 repeats the last Find action.

CTRL+G Displays the Go To dialog box.

F5 also displays this dialog box.

CTRL+H Displays the Find and Replace dialog box.
CTRL+IApplies or removes italic formatting.
CTRL+KDisplays the Insert Hyperlink dialog box for new hyperlinks or the Edit Hyperlink dialog box for selected existing hyperlinks.
CTRL+LDisplays the Create List dialog box.
CTRL+N Creates a new, blank file.
CTRL+O Displays the Open dialog box to open or find a file.

CTRL+SHIFT+O selects all cells that contain comments.

CTRL+PDisplays the Print dialog box.
CTRL+RUses the Fill Right command to copy the contents and format of the leftmost cell of a selected range into the cells to the right.
CTRL+SSaves the active file with its current file name, location, and file format.
CTRL+UApplies or removes underlining.
CTRL+V Inserts the contents of the Clipboard at the insertion point and replaces any selection. Available only after you cut or copied an object, text, or cell contents.
CTRL+WCloses the selected workbook window.
CTRL+X Cuts the selected cells.
CTRL+YRepeats the last command or action, if possible.
CTRL+ZUses the Undo command to reverse the last command or to delete the last entry you typed.

CTRL+SHIFT+Z uses the Undo or Redo command to reverse or restore the last automatic correction when AutoCorrect Smart Tags are displayed.

Ctrl + F9Minimize current window.
Ctrl + F10Maximize currently selected window.
Ctrl + F6Switch between open workbooks / windows.
Ctrl + Page upMove between Excel work sheets in the same Excel document.
Ctrl + Page downMove between Excel work sheets in the same Excel document.
Ctrl + TabMove between Two or more open Excel files.
Alt + =Create a formula to sum all of the above cells
Ctrl + ‘Insert the value of the above cell into cell currently selected.
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 + Arrow keyMove to next section of text.
Ctrl + SpaceSelect entire column.
Shift + SpaceSelect entire row.


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