Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

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Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA, coined the phrase "Either you work Excel, or it works you!" In this comprehensive course, David will show you ways to move efficiently through repetitive tasks by utilizing keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Excel. Not only will David review commonly used keyboard shortcuts, but he’ll also show you how to craft your own custom shortcuts both by way of Excel's Quick Access toolbar, and Excel's Macro Recorder. Along the way David will point out the nuances involved in certain keystrokes and techniques so that you don't solve one problem in Excel and inadvertently create new ones.

David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in the subscription-based Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) version of Excel. David draws your attention to any differences in the older versions of Excel (2021, 2019, 2016 and earlier) during the presentation as well as in his detailed handouts. David also provides an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples he uses during the course.

Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based product that provides new feature updates as often as monthly. Conversely, the perpetual licensed versions of Excel have feature sets that don't change. Perpetual licensed versions have year numbers, such as Excel 2021, Excel 2019, and so on.

Who should attend:
Practitioners seeking to work more effectively in Excel.

Level: Intermediate

Topics covered:

  • Accessing a free template in Excel that provides a listing of 50 keyboard shortcuts
  • Creating a shortcut to allow you to clear the decks in Excel by closing all open documents at once
  • Displaying all formulas in a worksheet at once with the Show Formulas feature
  • Leveraging Excel’s Quick Access Toolbar to create a shortcut that enables you to filter lists with a keystroke instead of multiple mouse actions.
  • Navigate Excel menus entirely by keyboard shortcuts.
  • Overcoming user interface annoyances by making simple adjustments to Excel’s options.
  • Recording a macro for applying a highlight color to any selection of cells and then contrasting two different ways to create keyboard shortcuts for the macro
  • Reorganizing the Quick Access toolbar to prioritize frequently used keyboard shortcuts
  • Restoring Full Screen View in Excel 2013 and later as well as enabling a keyboard shortcut for this feature
  • Simplifying filtering tasks by adding a Clear Filter shortcut to the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Simplifying repetitive tasks by creating your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Understanding how the Quick Access Toolbar may be evolving in Microsoft 365

Learning objectives:

  • Recall the keyboard shortcut for selecting the current region within an Excel worksheet
  • Recall the location of the Scroll Lock indicator in Excel
  • Recall the keyboard shortcut that allows you to close the current workbook without closing Excel

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