Excel Shortcuts

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

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+7: Displays or hides the Standard toolbar.

Ctrl+8: Displays or hides the outline symbols.

Ctrl+9: Hides the selected rows.

Ctrl+Shift+9: Unhides the selected rows.

Ctrl+0: Hides the selected columns.

Ctrl+Shift+0: Unhides the selected columns.

Ctrl+Ins: If the Ins key’s not disengaged, it highlights a cell.

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