Integrating keyboard shortcuts into your daily routine saves you time and energy. We love finding new ways to avoid the mouse. For instance, you can edit a cell using the F2 key. Highlight the cell you want to edit. Then, press F2 and the cursor appears at the end of the text. You can also use a combination of Shift, Ctrl, and Arrow keys to find your place in a document or highlight multiple cells.
- Ctrl+Shift+Arrow jumps from the active cell to the last entry in a column or row, highlighting all cells between the two points.
- Ctrl+Home takes you back to cell A1; Ctrl+Down Arrow takes you to the last nonblank cell.
- Not sure where you typed “sequence”? Use Ctrl+F to open the Find and Replace window to correct your misspelled entry.
- Simplify your data entry by hiding irrelevant information while you are working. Ctrl+9 hides the selected rows and Ctrl+0 hides the selected columns.
No matter the shortcut you find useful, write it down and place it in your view at your desktop. Practice makes perfect!