Excel Shortcuts


Chart selected data: F11
Format cells: Ctrl + 1
Remove borders: Ctrl + Shift + _
Fill down: Ctrl + D
Fill right: Ctrl + R
Copy formula above: Ctrl + '
Copy value above: Ctrl + "

Stanley Zarowin is a contributing editor to the JofA . His e-mail address is stanley.joatech@gmail.com .

Do you have technology questions for this column? Or, after reading an answer, do you have a better solution? Send them to me via e-mail at stanley.joatech@gmail.com or via regular mail at the Journal of Accountancy , 220 Leigh Farm Road, Durham, NC 27707-8110.

Because of the volume of mail, I regret I cannot individually answer submitted questions. However, if a reader’s question has broad interest, I will answer it in a forthcoming Technology Q&A column.

On occasion you may find you cannot implement a function I describe in this column. More often than not it’s because not all functions work in every Windows operating system or application. I try to test everything in the 2000 and XP editions of Windows and Office. It’s virtually impossible for me to test them in the earlier editions and it’s equally difficult to find out which editions are incompatible with a function. I apologize for the inconvenience.


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