Microsoft Excel Shortcut Keys for Windows PC

Microsoft Excel Shortcut Keys

Keyboard shortcuts make our task easier. It’s true that using keyboard shortcuts in Excel helps work more efficiently for users. Hence, find the list of important and useful Microsoft excel shortcut keys below.

Using shortcuts in excel increases your productivity and reduce your time.

Microsoft Excel is a part of the Office application package. Whenever you install Microsoft Office (any version), it gets installed automatically along with other applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Access, etc.

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Microsoft excel shortcut keys

Excel Shortcuts you Should Know

The given list of MS Excel keyboard shortcuts will work with all versions starting from Microsoft Excel 2003 until Microsoft Excel 2019 or Office 365. Find out the list below to know basic excel shortcuts and their functions.

Note: If using laptop, below given F1, F7 and F12 shortcuts will work with laptop’s fn key

Useful Microsoft Excel Shortcut Keys 

Keyboard Shortcut Command Function
Ctrl + A Select all
Ctrl + B Make text bold
Ctrl + C Copy selected text
Ctrl + D Fill cell as above cell
Ctrl + F Search option
Ctrl + H Launch find and replace window
Ctrl + I Make text Italic
Ctrl + K Create Hyperlink
Ctrl + N Create a new excel workbook
Ctrl + O To open an existing excel workbook
Ctrl + P Print option
Ctrl + S Save a excel workbook
Ctrl + V Paste copied text
Ctrl + U Underline selected text
Ctrl + W To close an existing workbook
Ctrl + X Cut selected text
Ctrl + Z Undo your action
Ctrl + Y Redo action
Ctrl + F1 To show or hide the ribbon
Ctrl + F2 Switch window to print preview
Ctrl + F3 Open Name Manager (Define name)
Ctrl + F4 Close an excel workbook
Ctrl + F6 or Ctrl + Tab Switch between open workbooks
Ctrl + F9 Minimize the workbook window
Ctrl + Shift + U Expand or collapse the formula bar
Alt + F Open the File Tab menu
Alt + H Jump to the Home Tab
Alt + N Open the Insert Tab
Alt + P Go to the Page Layout tab
Alt + M Go to the Formulas tab
Alt + A Go to the Data tab
Alt + R Go to the Review tab
Alt + W Go to the View tab
Alt + Y Go to the Help tab
Alt + Q Go to the Tell me what you want to do search box
Alt + F1 Create an embedded bar chart based on select data
Alt + F8 Create, run, edit, or delete a Macro
Alt + F11 Open the Microsoft Visual Basic for applications editor
Shift + F3 Open insert a function window
Shift + F11 Insert a new worksheet
F1 Open the Help pane
F7 Check the spelling
F12 Open the Save As dialog box

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