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Microsoft Excel Shortcut Keys

Ctrl+A

Select All

None

Ctrl+B

Bold

Format, Cells, Font, Font Style, Bold

Ctrl+C

Copy

Edit, Copy

Ctrl+D

Fill Down

Edit, Fill, Down

Ctrl+F

Find

Edit, Find

Ctrl+G

Goto

Edit, Goto

Ctrl+H

Replace

Edit, Replace

Ctrl+I

Italic

Format, Cells, Font, Font Style, Italic

Ctrl+K

Insert Hyperlink

Insert, Hyperlink

Ctrl+N

New Workbook

File, New

Ctrl+O

Open

File, Open

Ctrl+P

Print

File, Print

Ctrl+R

Fill Right

Edit, Fill Right

Ctrl+S

Save

File, Save

Ctrl+U

Underline

Format, Cells, Font, Underline, Single

Ctrl+V

Paste

Edit, Paste

Ctrl W

Close

File, Close

Ctrl+X

Cut

Edit, Cut

Ctrl+Y

Repeat

Edit, Repeat

Ctrl+Z

Undo

Edit, Undo

F1

Help

Help, Contents and Index

F2

Edit

None

F3

Paste Name

Insert, Name, Paste

F4

Repeat last action

Edit, Repeat. Works while not in Edit mode.

F4

While typing a formula, switch between absolute/relative refs

None

F5

Goto

Edit, Goto

F6

Next Pane

None

F7

Spell check

Tools, Spelling

F8

Extend mode

None

F9

Recalculate all workbooks

Tools, Options, Calculation, Calc,Now

F10

Activate Menubar

N/A

F11

New Chart

Insert, Chart

F12

Save As

File, Save As

Ctrl+:

Insert Current Time

None

Ctrl+;

Insert Current Date

None

Ctrl+"

Copy Value from Cell Above

Edit, Paste Special, Value

Ctrl+’

Copy Fromula from Cell Above

Edit, Copy

Shift

Hold down shift for additional functions in Excel’s menu

none

Shift+F1

What’s This?

Help, What’s This?

Shift+F2

Edit cell comment

Insert, Edit Comments

Shift+F3

Paste function into formula

Insert, Function

Shift+F4

Find Next

Edit, Find, Find Next

Shift+F5

Find

Edit, Find, Find Next

Shift+F6

Previous Pane

None

Shift+F8

Add to selection

None

Shift+F9

Calculate active worksheet

Calc Sheet

Shift+F10

Display shortcut menu

None

Shift+F11

New worksheet

Insert, Worksheet

Shift+F12

Save

File, Save

Ctrl+F3

Define name

Insert, Names, Define

Ctrl+F4

Close

File, Close

Ctrl+F5

XL, Restore window size

Restore

Ctrl+F6

Next workbook window

Window, ...

Shift+Ctrl+F6

Previous workbook window

Window, ...

Ctrl+F7

Move window

XL, Move

Ctrl+F8

Resize window

XL, Size

Ctrl+F9

Minimize workbook

XL, Minimize

Ctrl+F10

Maximize or restore window

XL, Maximize

Ctrl+F11

Inset 4.0 Macro sheet

None in Excel 97. In versions prior to 97 - Insert, Macro, 4.0 Macro

Ctrl+F12

File Open

File, Open

Alt+F1

Insert Chart

Insert, Chart...

Alt+F2

Save As

File, Save As

Alt+F4

Exit

File, Exit

Alt+F8

Macro dialog box

Tools, Macro, Macros in Excel 97 Tools,Macros - in earlier versions

Alt+F11

Visual Basic Editor

Tools, Macro, Visual Basic Editor

Ctrl+Shift+F3

Create name by using names of row and column labels

Insert, Name, Create

Ctrl+Shift+F6

Previous Window

Window, ...

Ctrl+Shift+F12

Print

File, Print

Alt+Shift+F1

New worksheet

Insert, Worksheet

Alt+Shift+F2

Save

File, Save

Alt+=

AutoSum

No direct equivalent

Ctrl+`

Toggle Value/Formula display

Tools, Options, View, Formulas

Ctrl+Shift+A

Insert argument names into formula

No direct equivalent

Alt+Down arrow

Display AutoComplete list

None

Alt+’

Format Style dialog box

Format, Style

Ctrl+Shift+~

General format

Format, Cells, Number, Category, General

Ctrl+Shift+!

Comma format

Format, Cells, Number, Category, Number

Ctrl+Shift+@

Time format

Format, Cells, Number, Category, Time

Ctrl+Shift+#

Date format

Format, Cells, Number, Category, Date

Ctrl+Shift+$

Currency format

Format, Cells, Number, Category, Currency

Ctrl+Shift+%

Percent format

Format, Cells, Number, Category, Percentage

Ctrl+Shift+^

Exponential format

Format, Cells, Number, Category,

Ctrl+Shift+&

Place outline border around selected cells

Format, Cells, Border

Ctrl+Shift+_

Remove outline border

Format, Cells, Border

Ctrl+Shift+*

Select current region

Edit, Goto, Special, Current Region

Ctrl++

Insert

Insert, (Rows, Columns, or Cells) Depends on selection

Ctrl+-

Delete

Delete, (Rows, Columns, or Cells) Depends on selection

Ctrl+1

Format cells dialog box

Format, Cells

Ctrl+2

Bold

Format, Cells, Font, Font Style, Bold

Ctrl+3

Italic

Format, Cells, Font, Font Style, Italic

Ctrl+4

Underline

Format, Cells, Font, Font Style, Underline

Ctrl+5

Strikethrough

Format, Cells, Font, Effects, Strikethrough

Ctrl+6

Show/Hide objects

Tools, Options, View, Objects, Show All/Hide

Ctrl+7

Show/Hide Standard toolbar

View, Toolbars, Stardard

Ctrl+8

Toggle Outline symbols

None

Ctrl+9

Hide rows

Format, Row, Hide

Ctrl+0

Hide columns

Format, Column, Hide

Ctrl+Shift+(

Unhide rows

Format, Row, Unhide

Ctrl+Shift+)

Unhide columns

Format, Column, Unhide

Alt or F10

Activate the menu

None

Ctrl+Tab

In toolbar: next toolbar

None

Shift+Ctrl+Tab

In toolbar: previous toolbar

None

Ctrl+Tab

In a workbook: activate next workbook

None

Shift+Ctrl+Tab

In a workbook: activate previous workbook

None

Tab

Next tool

None

Shift+Tab

Previous tool

None

Enter

Do the command

None

Shift+Ctrl+F

Font Drop Down List

Format, Cells, Font

Shift+Ctrl+F+F

Font tab of Format Cell Dialog box

Format, Cells, Font

Shift+Ctrl+P

Point size Drop Down List

Format, Cells, Font

 

 

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