Top 40 shortcuts to work faster and more efficiently on Excel

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As a student or working professional, almost all of us use Microsoft Excel in some way or another. Sometimes we may also be wasting too much time trying to format those excel spreadsheets.

So in the spirit of helping you to work a bit faster and a bit more efficiently, here's a list of the best Excel shortcuts that we have handpicked for you. Do note that this is not the full list, but in our opinion, includes some of the most used Excel shortcuts, so you should probably bookmark this page.

F2 : Edit selected cell

F9 : Calculates all worksheets

F11 : New chart

ALT : Access the ribbon for formulas

ALT + = : Automatically SUM() selected

ALT + Enter : Start a new line in the same cell

ALT + o-c-a : Auto size columns

PG + UP/PG+DOWN : Go to next/previous worksheet

CTRL + ` : Display Formulas

CTRL + Backspace : Show active cell

CTRL + Shift + # : Change Date format with day, month and year.

CTRL + K : To insert Hyperlink.

CTRL+ Shift + \$ : Applies the currency format to the selected cells.

CTRL + Shift + & : Applies border to cells

CTRL + B : Bold

CTRL + I : Italics

CTRL + U : Underline

CTRL + Shift + ~ : General style number

CTRL + Shift + \$ : Currency style number

CTRL + Shift + per cent : Percentage style Number

CTRL + Shift + ^ : Scientific notation style

CTRL + Shift + # : Date style

CTRL + Shift + @ : Time Style

CTRL + Shift +! : Number Style

CTRL + F12 : Open

CTRL + Spacebar : Select the entire column

CTRL + [ : Select all cells directly referenced by formulas in the selection

CTRL + A : Select All

CTRL + Shift + J : List Constants

CTRL + D : Copy equation down

CTRL + F : Find

CTRL + H : Find&Replace

CTRL + Right arrow : Move right

CTRL + Left arrow : Move left

CTRL + Up arrow : Move up

CTRL + Down arrow : Move down

CTRL + Enter : Same data in multiple cells

Shift + Spacebar : Select the entire row

Shift + F3 : Find Previous

CTRL + Alt + V : Paste Special

Shift + Space : Selects the entire row, not column.

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