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CTRL combination shortcut keys

Key

Description

CTRL+SHIFT+(

Unhides any hidden rows within the selection.

CTRL+SHIFT+)

Unhides any hidden columns within the selection.

CTRL+SHIFT+&

Applies the outline border to the selected cells.

CTRL+SHIFT_

Removes the outline border from the selected cells.

CTRL+SHIFT+~

Applies the General number format.

CTRL+SHIFT+$

Applies the Currency format with two decimal places (negative numbers in parentheses).

CTRL+SHIFT+%

Applies the Percentage format with no decimal places.

CTRL+SHIFT+^

Applies the Exponential number format with two decimal places.

CTRL+SHIFT+#

Applies the Date format with the day, month, and year.

CTRL+SHIFT+@

Applies the Time format with the hour and minute, and AM or PM.

CTRL+SHIFT+!

Applies the Number format with two decimal places, thousands separator, and minus sign (-) for negative values.

CTRL+SHIFT+*

Selects the current region around the active cell (the data area enclosed by blank rows and blank columns).

In a PivotTable, it selects the entire PivotTable report.

CTRL+SHIFT+:

Enters the current time.

CTRL+SHIFT+"

Copies the value from the cell above the active cell into the cell or the Formula Bar.

CTRL+SHIFT+Plus (+)

Displays the Insert dialog box to insert blank cells.

CTRL+Minus (-)

Displays the Delete dialog box to delete the selected cells.

CTRL+;

Enters the current date.

CTRL+`

Alternates between displaying cell values and displaying formulas in the worksheet.

CTRL+'

Copies a formula from the cell above the active cell into the cell or the Formula Bar.

CTRL+1

Displays the Format Cells dialog box.

CTRL+2

Applies or removes bold formatting.

CTRL+3

Applies or removes italic formatting.

CTRL+4

Applies or removes underlining.

CTRL+5

Applies or removes strikethrough.

CTRL+6

Alternates between hiding objects, displaying objects, and displaying placeholders for objects.



CTRL+8

Displays or hides the outline symbols.

CTRL+9

Hides the selected rows.

CTRL+0

Hides the selected columns.

CTRL+A

Selects the entire worksheet.

If the worksheet contains data, CTRL+A selects the current region. Pressing CTRL+A a second time selects the current region and its summary rows. Pressing CTRL+A a third time selects the entire worksheet.

When the insertion point is to the right of a function name in a formula, displays the Function Arguments dialog box.

CTRL+SHIFT+A inserts the argument names and parentheses when the insertion point is to the right of a function name in a formula.

CTRL+B

Applies or removes bold formatting.

CTRL+C

Copies the selected cells.

CTRL+C followed by another CTRL+C displays the Clipboard.

CTRL+D

Uses the Fill Down command to copy the contents and format of the topmost cell of a selected range into the cells below.

CTRL+F

Displays the Find and Replace dialog box, with the Find tab selected.

SHIFT+F5 also displays this tab, while SHIFT+F4 repeats the last Find action.

CTRL+SHIFT+F opens the Format Cells dialog box with the Font tab selected.

CTRL+G

Displays the Go To dialog box.

F5 also displays this dialog box.

CTRL+H

Displays the Find and Replace dialog box, with the Replace tab selected.

CTRL+I

Applies or removes italic formatting.

CTRL+K

Displays the Insert Hyperlink dialog box for new hyperlinks or the Edit Hyperlink dialog box for selected existing hyperlinks.

CTRL+N

Creates a new, blank workbook.

CTRL+O

Displays the Open dialog box to open or find a file.

CTRL+SHIFT+O selects all cells that contain comments.

CTRL+P

Displays the Print dialog box.

CTRL+SHIFT+P opens the Format Cells dialog box with the Font tab selected.

CTRL+R

Uses the Fill Right command to copy the contents and format of the leftmost cell of a selected range into the cells to the right.

CTRL+S

Saves the active file with its current file name, location, and file format.

CTRL+T

Displays the Create Table dialog box.

CTRL+U

Applies or removes underlining.

CTRL+SHIFT+U switches between expanding and collapsing of the formula bar.

CTRL+V

Inserts the contents of the Clipboard at the insertion point and replaces any selection. Available only after you have cut or copied an object, text, or cell contents.

CTRL+ALT+V displays the Paste Special dialog box. Available only after you have cut or copied an object, text, or cell contents on a worksheet or in another program.

CTRL+W

Closes the selected workbook window.

CTRL+X

Cuts the selected cells.

CTRL+Y

Repeats the last command or action, if possible.

CTRL+Z

Uses the Undo command to reverse the last command or to delete the last entry that you typed.

CTRL+SHIFT+Z uses the Undo or Redo command to reverse or restore the last automatic correction when AutoCorrect Smart Tags are displayed.

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