12 Keyboard Shortcuts For Quick Formatting


Here are 12 great keyboard shortcuts to quickly format your data.

  1. Ctrl + Shift + ~ Apply general format.
  2. Ctrl + Shift + $ Apply currency format.
  3. Ctrl + Shift + % Apply percent format.
  4. Ctrl + Shift + ^ Apply scientific format.
  5. Ctrl + Shift + # Apply date format.
  6. Ctrl + Shift + @ Apply time format.
  7. Ctrl + Shift + ! Apply number format.
  8. Ctrl + 1 Open the Format Cells dialog box.
  9. Ctrl + B Apply or remove bold format.
  10. Ctrl + I Apply or remove italic format.
  11. Ctrl + U Apply or remove underline format.
  12. Ctrl + 5 Apply or remove strike format.

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