Microsoft Excel Shortcut Keys

Microsoft Excel Shortcut Keys

These are Microsoft Excel Shortcut Keys, which help you to work more efficiently.

Common actions

Copy Ctrl + C
Cut Ctrl + X
Paste Ctrl + V
Paste without formatting Ctrl + Shift + V
Undo Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Shift + Z
Insert or edit link Ctrl + K
Open link Alt + Enter
Show common keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + /
Save Every change is automatically saved in Drive Ctrl + S
Print Ctrl + P
Open Ctrl + O
Find Ctrl + F
Find and replace Ctrl + H
Find again Ctrl + G
Find previous Ctrl + Shift + G
Hide the menus (compact mode) Ctrl + Shift + F
Insert page break Ctrl + Enter
Search the menus Alt + / Alt + Shift + Z Google Chrome: Alt + Z

Text formatting

Bold Ctrl + B
Italicize Ctrl + I
Underline Ctrl + U
Strikethrough Alt + Shift + 5
Superscript Ctrl + .
Subscript Ctrl + ,
Copy text formatting Ctrl + Alt + C
Paste text formatting Ctrl + Alt + V
Clear text formatting Ctrl + \ Ctrl + Space
Increase font size Ctrl + Shift + >
Decrease font size Ctrl + Shift + <

Paragraph formatting

Increase paragraph indentation Ctrl + ]
Decrease paragraph indentation Ctrl + [
Apply normal text style Ctrl + Alt + 0
Apply heading style [1-6] Ctrl + Alt + [1-6]
Left align Ctrl + Shift + L
Center align Ctrl + Shift + E
Right align Ctrl + Shift + R
Justify Ctrl + Shift + J
Numbered list Ctrl + Shift + 7
Bulleted list Ctrl + Shift + 8
Move paragraph up/down Alt + Shift + Up/down arrow

Images and drawings

Resize larger Ctrl + Alt + K
Resize larger horizontally Ctrl + Alt + B
Resize larger vertically Ctrl + Alt + I
Resize smaller Ctrl + Alt + J
Resize smaller horizontally Ctrl + Alt + W
Resize smaller vertically Ctrl + Alt + Q
Nudge up, down, left, or right Arrow keys
Nudge by a pixel Shift + Arrow keys
Rotate clockwise by 15° Alt + Right arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 15° Alt + Left arrow
Rotate counterclockwise by 1° Alt + Shift + Left arrow
Rotate clockwise by 1° Alt + Shift + Right arrow
Close drawing editor Shift + Esc

Comments and footnotes

Insert comment Ctrl + Alt + M
Open discussion thread Ctrl + Alt + Shift + A
Enter current comment holding Ctrl + Alt, press E then C
Move to next comment holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then C
Move to previous comment holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then C
Insert footnote Ctrl + Alt + F
Enter current footnote holding Ctrl + Alt, press E then F
Move to next footnote holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then F
Move to previous footnote holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then F

Menus

Context (right-click) menu Ctrl + Shift + X Ctrl + Shift + \
File menu in Google Chrome:Alt + F other browsers:Alt + Shift + F
Edit menu in Google Chrome:Alt + E other browsers:Alt + Shift + E
View menu in Google Chrome:Alt + V other browsers:Alt + Shift + V
Insert menu in Google Chrome:Alt + I other browsers:Alt + Shift + I
Format menu in Google Chrome:Alt + O other browsers:Alt + Shift + O
Tools menu in Google Chrome:Alt + T other browsers:Alt + Shift + T
Table menu in Google Chrome:Alt + B other browsers:Alt + Shift + B
Help menu in Google Chrome:Alt + H other browsers:Alt + Shift + H
Accessibility menu (present when screen reader support is enabled) in Google Chrome:Alt + A other browsers:Alt + Shift + A
Input Tools menu (available in documents in non-Latin languages) Ctrl + Alt + Shift + K
Toggle input controls (available in documents in non-Latin languages) Ctrl + Shift + K
Show your browser’s context menu Shift + right-click

Text selection with keyboard

Select all Ctrl + A
Extend selection one character Shift + Left/right arrow
Extend selection one line Shift + Up/down arrow
Extend selection one word Ctrl + Shift + Left/right arrow
Extend selection to the beginning of the line Shift + Home
Extend selection to the end of the line Shift + End
Extend selection to the beginning of the document Ctrl + Shift + Home
Extend selection to the end of the document Ctrl + Shift + End
Select current list item
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press E then I
Select all list items at current level
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press E then O

Text selection with mouse

Select word Double-click
Extend selection one word at a time Double-click + drag
Select paragraph Triple-click
Extend selection one paragraph at a time Triple-click + drag

Screen reader Navigation shortcuts

Enable screen reader support Learn more about using Google Docs with a screen reader Ctrl + Alt + Z Alt + Shift + ~
Speak selection Ctrl + Alt + X
Speak from cursor location Ctrl + Alt + R
Announce cursor location holding Ctrl + Alt, press A then L
Announce formatting at cursor location holding Ctrl + Alt, press A then F
Speak the table column and row header
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then H
Speak the table cell location
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then N
Speak the table row header
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then R
Speak the table column header
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then C

Navigation shortcuts

Move to the next or previous item with Ctrl + Alt + N or Ctrl + Alt + P followed by another key.
Move quickly around a table with Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T followed by another key.

Document navigation

Move to next heading holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then H
Move to previous heading holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then H
Move to next heading [1-6]
holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then [1-6]
Move to previous heading [1-6]
holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then [1-6]
Move to next graphic (image or drawing) holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then G
Move to previous graphic (image or drawing) holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then G
Move to next list holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then O
Move to previous list holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then O
Move to next item in the current list holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then I
Move to previous item in the current list holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then I
Move to next link holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then L
Move to previous link holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then L
Move to next bookmark holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then B
Move to previous bookmark holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then B
Move to next formatting change holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then W
Move to previous formatting change holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then W
Move to next edit (while viewing revision history or new changes) holding Ctrl + Alt, press N then R Ctrl + Alt + K
Move to previous edit (while viewing revision history or new changes) holding Ctrl + Alt, press P then R Ctrl + Alt + J

Table navigation

Move to the start of the table
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then S
Move to the end of the table
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then D
Move to the start of the table column
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then I
Move to the end of the table column
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then K
Move to the next table column
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then B
Move to the previous table column
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then V
Move to the start of the table row
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then J
Move to the end of the table row
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then L
Move to the next table row
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then M
Move to the previous table row
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then G
Exit table
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then E
Move to the next table
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press N then T
Move to the previous table
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press P then T

Other tools and navigation

Open revision history Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H
Open research tool Ctrl + Alt + Shift + I
Define selected word in research tool Ctrl + Shift + Y
Word count Ctrl + Shift + C
Start voice typing (available in Chrome browsers) Ctrl + Shift + S
Page up Page Up
Page down Page Down
Move to next misspelling Ctrl + ‘
Move to previous misspelling Ctrl + ;
Insert or move to header holding Ctrl + Alt, press O then H
Insert or move to footer holding Ctrl + Alt, press O then F
Move focus to popup (for links, bookmarks, and images) holding Ctrl + Alt, press E then P
Open chat inside the document Shift + Esc
Move focus out of document text Ctrl + Alt + Shift + M
Return focus to document text Esc
Focus containing webpage (such as when using Docs in Google+ Hangouts) Ctrl + Shift + Esc

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