MS Excel Short-Cut Keys

Shortcut keys Compatibility

  • Microsoft Word 97 Viewer
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2000
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2013 or higher

This Post shows most common keyboard shortcuts for MS Excel 2013 or higher. These shortcuts refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard.

Absolute/relative/mixed reference F4
AutoSum Alt =
Bold Ctrl-B
Border lines off Ctrl-Shift _
Border lines on Ctrl-Shift &
Calculate active sheet Shift-F9
Calculate all worksheets F9
Close Ctrl-W
Collapse selection to active cell Shift-Backspace
Comment insert/edit Shift-F2
Copy Ctrl-C
Copy formula from cell above Ctrl ‘
Copy value from cell above Ctrl-Shift “
Cut Ctrl-X
Date Ctrl ;
Delete range Ctrl –
Delete to end of line Ctrl-Del
Show values/formulas Ctrl `
Edit cell F2
Enter formula as array Ctrl-Shift-Enter
Fill down Ctrl-D
Fill right Ctrl-R
Find Ctrl-F
Format commas (2 decimal places) Ctrl-Shift !
Format currency (2 decimal places) Ctrl-Shift $
Format date (day, month, year) Ctrl-Shift #
Format exponential number (2 decimal places) Ctrl-Shift ^
Format general number Ctrl-Shift ~
Format percentage (0 decimal places) Ctrl-Shift %
Format time (hour and minute) Ctrl-Shift @
Formula =
Function Wizard Shift-F3
GoTo Ctrl-G
Group row/column Alt-Shift-Right
Hard Return in cell Alt-Enter
Hide selected column(s) Ctrl-0 (zero)
Hide selected row(s) Ctrl-9
Insert chart sheet F11
Insert Function components Ctrl-Shift-A
Insert range Ctrl-Shift-Plus
Insert worksheet Shift-F11
Italics Ctrl-I
Menu bar F10
Move between noncontiguous selections Ctrl-Alt-Left/Right
Move left/right one screen Alt-PgUp/PgDn
Move to beginning of worksheet Ctrl-Home
Move to edge of region Ctrl-Arrow
Move to end of row End, Enter
Move to end of worksheet Ctrl-End
Move to next corner of selection Ctrl .
Move up through a selection Shift-Enter
Name a range (Insert/Name/Create) Ctrl-Shift-F3
Name a range (Insert/Name/Define) Ctrl-F3
New Ctrl-N
Next window Ctrl-F6
Next worksheet Ctrl-PgUp
Open Ctrl-O
Outline symbols display/hide Ctrl-8
Paste Ctrl-V
Paste named range (Insert/Name/Paste) F3
Previous window Ctrl-Shift-F6
Previous worksheet Ctrl-PgDn
Print Ctrl-P
Repeat Find Shift-F4
Repeat/Redo Ctrl-Y
Replace Ctrl-H
Save Ctrl-S
Save As F12
Scroll to display active cell Ctrl-Backspace
Select array to which active cell belongs Ctrl /
Select cells directly referred to by selected formula Ctrl [
Select cells referred to by selected formula Ctrl-Shift {
Select cells with comments Ctrl-Shift ?
Select column Ctrl-spacebar
Select current region Ctrl-Shift *
Select formulas that directly refer to active cell Ctrl ]
Select formulas that refer to active cell Ctrl-Shift }
Select objects on worksheet Ctrl-Shift-spacebar
Select row Shift-spacebar
Select to beginning of row Shift-Home
Select to beginning of worksheet Ctrl-Shift-Home
Select to edge of region Ctrl-Shift-(Arrow)
Select to end of row End, Shift-Enter
Select to end of worksheet Ctrl-Shift-End
Select visible cells in selection Alt ;
Select worksheet Ctrl-A
Shortcut menu Shift-F10
Spelling and Grammar check F7
Strikethrough on/off Ctrl-5
Style box Alt ‘
Tab inserted Ctrl-Alt-Tab
Time Ctrl-Shift-Colon
Underline Ctrl-U
Undo Ctrl-Z
Ungroup row/column Alt-Shift-Left
Unhide column(s) Ctrl-Shift )
Unhide row(s) Ctrl-Shift (

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