How fast do you work on MS Excel? This short video will show you tricks

Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft, as generally known. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications.

The software package is used to create grids of text, numbers and formulas specifying calculations which is extremely valuable for many businesses as regard recording expenditures and income, planning budgets, computing chart data and succinctly presenting fiscal results.

The video below shows few tricks and shortcuts needed to quicken your operations;

Video originally tweeted by GIDITRAFFIC (@Gidi_Traffic) on November 3, 2020.

Below are some basic general shortcuts;

  • Ctrl+N: Create a new workbook
  • Ctrl+O: Open an existing workbook
  • Ctrl+S: Save a workbook
  • F12: Open the Save As dialog box
  • Ctrl+W: Close a workbook
  • Ctrl+F4: Close Excel
  • F4: Repeat the last command or action. For example, if the last thing you typed in a cell is “hello,” or if you change the font color, clicking another cell and pressing F4 repeats that action in the new cell.
  • Shift+F11: Insert a new worksheet
  • Ctrl+Z: Undo an action
  • Ctrl+Y: Redo an action
  • Ctrl+F2: Switch to Print Preview
  • F1: Open the Help pane
  • Alt+Q: Go to the “Tell me what you want to do” box
  • F7: Check spelling
  • F9: Calculate all worksheets in all open workbooks
  • Shift+F9: Calculate active worksheets
  • Alt or F10: Turn key tips on or off
  • Ctrl+F1: Show or hide the ribbon
  • Ctrl+Shift+U: Expand or collapse the formula bar
  • Ctrl+F9: Minimize the workbook window
  • F11: Create a bar chart based on selected data (on a separate sheet)
  • Alt+F1: Create an embedded bar chart based on select data (same sheet)
  • Ctrl+F: Search in a spreadsheet, or use Find and Replace
  • Alt+F: Open the File tab menu
  • Alt+H: Go to the Home tab
  • Alt+N: Open the Insert tab
  • Alt+P: Go to the Page Layout tab
  • Alt+M: Go to the Formulas tab
  • Alt+A: Go to the Data tab
  • Alt+R: Go to the Review tab
  • Alt+W: Go to the View tab
  • Alt+X: Go to the Add-ins tab
  • Alt+Y: Go to the Help tab
  • Ctrl+Tab: Switch between open workbooks
  • Shift+F3: Insert a function
  • Alt+F8: Create, run, edit, or delete a macro
  • Alt+F11: Open the Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications Editor

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