While preparing reports and dashboard in MS Excel keyboard shortcuts, its time-consuming to select the entire column or row using the mouse. These excel shortcuts are useful to save time and help you do your work faster using the keyboard shortcut keys. How to select rows or columns with the Excel shortcut?
In this article, we will learn how to select Row or Column or a table using keyboard shortcut keys.
Selecting cells is a very common function in Excel. It performs many tasks like addition, deletion and width adjustment of multiple rows and columns while applying the formula on data in Excel. Shortcut keys to select all rows and columns can provide an easier and quicker method of using MS Excel 2016. We have a data set here, let’s understand with the example.
If you wish to select the adjacent columns with the selected column, use Shift + Left/Right arrow key(s) to select the left or right side of that column. You can go either way but can’t access both sides of it.
We need to select 3rd to 5th columns.
Selecting 3rd to 5th whole rows of the sheet can be done in two ways:
Select multiple rows and columns of a table with shortcut keys and perform your tasks efficiently.
Frequently Asked Question:
Q1. How to apply formula to entire column?
Easy, write a formula in the first cell of column and press CTRL + SPACE to select entire column and then CTRL+D to apply formula to entire column.
Q2. How to select all in excel?
To select all data press CTRL+A.
Q3. How to select multiple cells in Excel mac?
Hold down the command key and scroll over the cells to select. If the cells are not adjacent then click on the cells while holding the command key.
Hope you understood how to select columns and rows with shortcuts in Excel. You can perform these tasks in 2013 and 2010. Explore more links on shortcut keys here. If you have any query, please mention in the comment box below. We will help you.
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