Excel's mission in life is to help you
organize and calculate data quickly,
featuring formulas that update
automatically and tools of brevity such
as AutoFill, copying and pasting.
You can initiate most Excel actions
multiple ways (by using the menu bar,
toolbar buttons, or right-clicking to
access a shortcut menu)... but don't
overlook one of your fastest options:
While you can use keystroke shortcuts in
all Microsoft Office programs, Excel's
calculating nature lends itself to them
especially well. Instead of alternating
between typing, clicking and dragging,
you can control your worksheets without
leaving the keyboard.
Most keystroke shortcuts involve
pressing the <Ctrl> key plus another key
or two at the same time. The F
(function) keys offer even more complex
actions that you can perform with the
press of a single key.
This article provides an overview of the
many keystroke shortcuts and function
keys available in Excel. Once you start
using them, you may never bother to use
a mouse again.
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