Tuesday Tip – Excellent Excel ShortCuts

by Cheryl Sklar

No matter how much you think you know in Excel, there always seem to be more tips and tricks to make life with Excel just a bit easier.

Here are a few quick and easy shortcuts that you’ll be happy to know – if you don’t already know them.

Excellent Excel 1To start you off with some easy, often-used ones, here are some shortcuts that you use by pressing the Control key at the same time as the other keys that are indicated below.


Shortcut Description
CTRL + A Selects all data cells in this worksheet at once
CTRL + B Makes selected cells bold
CTRL + C Copies the selected cells
CTRL + D Fills Down – this copies from the cell directly above this cell
CTRL + F Displays the Find dialog box
CTRL + H Displays the Replace dialog box
CTRL + I Makes selected cells Italic
CTRL + N Creates a New workbook
CTRL + O Displays the Open dialog box to open or find a file
CTRL + P Displays the Print dialog box
CTRL + R Fills Right – this copies from the cell directly to the left of this cell
CTRL + S Saves the active file with its current file name, location, and file format
CTRL + U Underlines anything it this cell
CTRL + V Pastes copied or cut item into a cell
CTRL + X Cuts the selected cells (Bonus tip: you can also simply hit Enter when you’re in the destination cell, after you have copied or cut from elsewhere)
CTRL + Y Repeats the last command (Redo)
CTRL + Z Undoes the last action (Undo)

Here’s a handy little, color-coded chart to help you remember some of these:

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How exciting is this?!  Stay tuned for more fun Excel tricks in future Tuesday Tips.

I’d love to hear back from you about which ones surprised you and have changed the way you work with Excel.


1Cheryl Sklar With over 26 years of experience in sales, marketing and general coordination, Cheryl uses her varied organizational skills to enhance the behind the scenes workings of Network 1.  She strives to help things run smoothly wherever she can.

csklar@network1consulting.com or 404.997.7641



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