My last Excel Saturday post shared some commonly used handy short cuts for everyone to use. Recently I learned about some other short cuts that aren’t so common but I think a lot of people could really benefit from knowing them. They will likely make your work in excel so much more efficient!
- F2 will allow you to edit the active cell you are working in.
- Press F4 after F2 and an absolute reference (which is also known as cell anchoring) notation will be applied to the cell coordinates. Repeat to cycle through the different types of cell anchoring. (ex. =$A$2)
- Ctrl + Shift + % will apply the Percentage format (%) with no decimal places.
- Ctrl + Shift + $ will apply the Currency format ($) with 2 decimal places and will show negative numbers in parentheses.
- Ctrl + ‘ will copy the formula from the cell directly above the active cell you are working in into the Formula Bar.
- Ctrl + ” will copy the value from the cell directly above the active you are working in into the Formula Bar.
- Ctrl + Y will repeat the last command or action that you made.
- Ctrl + Z will undo the last command or action that you made.
- Alt + Enter will allow you to go to the next line in the same cell you are working in.
- Alt + I + M will enter a comment into the cell you are working in.
These are just a few of the recent short cuts that I learned about. I hope these help to improve your efficiency while working in Excel. If you have any favorite short cuts that you would like to share we would love to hear about them! Comment below with any short cuts that you use.
And, as always if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.