7 Keyboard Shortcuts For Quick Cell Selection


7 great keyboard shortcuts for selecting cells quickly.

  1. Shift + Arrow Keys – Expands the selected range in the direction of the arrow key.
  2. Shift + Spacebar – Selects the entire row or rows of the selected range.
  3. Ctrl + Spacebar – Selects the entire column or columns of the selected range.
  4. F8 – Enters the extend selection mode. Press F8 again to exit the mode.
  5. Shift + F8 – Enters the add selection mode. Press Shift + F8 again to exit the mode.
  6. Ctrl + G – Opens the Go To window to select a range or range name.
  7. Ctrl + A – Selects the entire worksheet.

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John MacDougall

John MacDougall

John is a Microsoft MVP and qualified actuary with over 15 years of experience. He has worked in a variety of industries, including insurance, ad tech, and most recently Power Platform consulting. He is a keen problem solver and has a passion for using technology to make businesses more efficient.

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