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I thought about putting a small list of Keyboard shortcuts to make your life a little easier:

Control + "C": Copy
Control + "X": Cut
Control + "V": Paste

F2: Edit current cell (Makes cell references appear in colors for easy editing)
F5: Go to
F11: "Instant" chart.

Shift + F3: Paste function wizard
Control + F3: Define Name

Control + "+": Insert Cells, Rows, Columns. Depends on the current selection
Control + "-": Delete Cells, Rows, Columns. Depends on the current selection

Shift + Space: Select entire row for current area (Hard to explain with words, try it out to see what it does)
Control + Space: Select entire column for current area

Control + "!" (Or Control + Shift + "1"): Format as Number with 2 decimals
Control + "$" (Or Control + Shift + "4"): Format as Currency
Control + "%" (Or Control + Shift + "5"): Format as Percentage
Control + "/" (Or Control + Shift + "7"): Format as Scientific

Control + "&" (Or Control + Shift + "6"): Places exterior (thin) border around current selection

By Juan Pablo Gonzalez on 14-May-2002 Consulting can be hired to implement this concept, or many other cool applications, with your data. provides examples of Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.


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