Advance Excel Keyboard Shortcuts 2021

Advance Excel Keyboard Shortcuts 2021

advance excel keyboard shortcut

Excel shortcuts are basic need if you need to work faster in excel. There are hundreds of shortcut keys you can use in your daily routine. Some of them you probably might not know exists. Here are some of the advance excel keyboard shortcuts.

Shortcut Key


Ctrl+[ Go to the linked cell reference. It’ll open closed file also if it is linked
F5+Enter Go to the previous active cell or sheet
Alt+h+b+a Apply all cell border to the current selection
Ctrl+Shift+n Apply outline border to the current selection
Ctrl+Shift+_ Removes outline border from the current selection
Alt+h+a+r Align cell value to the right
Alt+h+a+l Align cell value to the left
Alt+h+a+c Align cell value to the center
F2 Edit active cell
Shift+F2 Insert comment on active cell
F4 Repeat previously applied format command
Alt+o+c+a Auto-fit the column width
Ctrl+9 Hide Row
Ctrl+Shift+(  Unhide Row
Ctrl+0 Hide Column
(Select Columns – Right and Left)
Unhide Column
Alt+e+l Delete Sheet
Alt+d+p+a Create a Pivot Table
Shift+Spacebar Select Row
Ctrl+Spacebar Select Column
Ctrl+Shift++ Insert Column/Row, Shift cells down, shift cells right
Ctrl+ Delete Column/Row, Shift cells up, shift cells left
Alt+d+f+f Apply Filter or Remove Filter
Alt+= Apply sum formula to the above range (ungapped)
Ctrl+: Enter the Current Date
Ctrl+Shift+: Enter the Current Time
Alt+F1 Insert a chart
Alt+h+9 Decrease or hide a Decimal Point
Alt+h+0 Increase or unhide a Decimal Point
Ctrl+Shift+# Apply a date format to the current cell (numeric value)
Ctrl+Shift+$ Apply a currency format with 2 decimal point
Ctrl+Shift+~ Apply General formatting (numeric)
Ctrl+Shift+% Apply the percentage (%) formatting
Ctrl+Shift+! Apply the number format with 2 decimal point and a comma separator
Shift+F9 Calculate the Active Sheet
Ctrl+Shift+Enter Convert formula as an array formula
Ctrl+T+Enter Convert a Range to a Table
Alt+ Open Filter Window when a filter is applied to a column
Ctrl+. Move cell clockwise in a selected range
Ctrl+Shift+ Select until the last nonblank right cell
Ctrl+Shift+ Select until the last nonblank left cell
Ctrl+Shift+↓ Select until the last nonblank down cell
Ctrl+Shift+↑ Select until the last nonblank up cell
Ctrl+] Select direct dependent cells
Ctrl+Shift+} Select all dependents cells
Ctrl+Shift+{ Select all precedents cells
Ctrl+H+6 Increase Indent
Ctrl+H+5 Decrease Indent
Ctrl+5 Strikethrough formatting
Ctrl+1 Open Format cells window
Alt+Shift+ Group Columns or Rows
Alt+Shift+ Ungroup Columns or Rows
Alt+’ Opens Style Dialogue box

Learn More:

40+ Advance MS-Word Shortcuts 


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