Thursday 5 December 2019

Keyboard shortcuts 3: Selecting rows & columns

Following on from the last tip about selecting cells using the keyboard, did you know you can also select entire rows (shift + space) and columns (ctrl + space).

So tell me… are you beginning to think about ditching the mouse yet? Comments below...

Monday 2 December 2019

Keyboard shortcuts 2: Selecting cells

Here’s another real time-saver as you continue your quest to ditch your mouse in Excel (yes, really, please do that!) - it’s about selecting cells. I guess usually you take the mouse, click in the first cell, drag to the last cell, then release the mouse button. And sometimes you have to do it twice because you don’t aim very well and you either miss or over-shoot.

Well, next time, just hold down the shift key and use the arrow keys to select the cells. Try it 5 times and you’ll find it’s a lot quicker than using the mouse. Why not give it a try now?