Selecting Column(s) or Row(s) Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Microsoft Excel

While preparing reports and dashboard in MS Excel keyboard shortcuts, its time-consuming to select the entire column using the mouse. These excel shortcuts is useful to save time and help you do your work faster using the keyboard shortcut keys. How to select row with the Excel shortcut?

Excel keyboard shortcuts select Column:-

  • Select any cell which you want to select
  • Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard
  • Press the space key
  • Release the CTRL key and space key and the entire row will be selected
  • If you, want to select more than 1 column, don’t release the shift key, use the arrow key to select more than 1 column

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Similarly while selecting rows using the keyboard, we can follow these steps -

  • Select any cell which you want to select
  • Press and hold the shift key on your keyboard
  • Press the space key
  • Release the shift key and space key and the entire row will be selected
  • If you wish to select more than 1 row, don’t release the shift key; use the arrow key to select more than 1 row.

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Also you can select couple of Columns and Rows using shift and arrow key, which are the shortcut keys in Microsoft Excel.

 

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  1. Also, you can hold Ctrl and one of the arrow keys to move across an entire range (as long as the row or column are consistent. The marker will stop on an empty cell).
    Naturally, if you add Shift to this it will select the range you move across.

    Ctrl + Shift + Arrow

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