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Excel Shortcut - F4 to Repeat


August 24, 2017 - by Bill Jelen

Excel Shortcut - F4 to Repeat

My favorite shortcut in Excel is F4 to Repeat the Last Command. If you are stuck with deleting hundreds of tiny columns between the columns, this command is awesome.

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  • Learn Excel from MrExcel Podcast Episode
  • f4 to repeat let's say that we have some
  • data here and our manager is one of
  • those evil managers and what's the tiny
  • little columns between the columns and
  • so I figure out the keyboard shortcut
  • for insert column all I see all right
  • now I need to insert a column in all of
  • the other columns before all the other
  • columns the last thing I did was insert
  • column so if I come here and press f4 it
  • will insert column f4 f4 f4 f4 see how
  • fast that is and then the other thing I
  • have to do is I have to format the
  • column width as one all right so also CW
  • one all right now the last thing that I
  • did is format column width one so if I
  • go to the next column press f4 press f4
  • press f4 press f4 press f4 and you can
  • repeat that action very quickly f4 or
  • control Y is essentially the same as
  • clicking redo but it's faster than
  • clicking redo break your task down the
  • tiny little pieces that could be
  • repeated over and over and over and you
  • will be able to do things quickly
  • quickly using f4 thanks for stopping
  • vitals you next time for another nut
  • cast from MrExcel

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