Excel Shortcuts

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

EXCEL SHORTCUTS
Format numbers:
    General—Ctrl+Shift+~
    Currency—Ctrl+Shift+$
    Percentage—Ctrl+Shift+%
    Date (d, m, y)—Ctrl+Shift+#
Work in a range:
    Select current range—Ctrl+*
    Move to range border—Ctrl+arrow
    Move down—Enter
    Move up—Shift+Enter
    Move right—Tab
    Move left—Shift+Tab

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.

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