Ms-Excel: How to Start MS-Excel

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft, it available for following operating systems Windows, Android and iOS. It useful to calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and Executing mathematical formulas and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. It has been a very widely applied spreadsheet for these platforms, especially since version 5 in 1993. Excel forms part of the Microsoft Office suite of software.

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How to Start MS-Excel

Before you are gong to open or start Excel in your computer you must be installed these software in your computer.

>> Click  on ‘Start’
>> Click on ‘All Programmes’
>> Click on ‘Microsoft Office’
>> Click on ‘Microsoft Office Excel 2007’.
>> Click on ‘Start’
>> Click on ‘Run’
>> Type ‘Excel’ and click on ‘OK’
>> Right click on ‘Desktop’
>> Click on ‘New’
>> Click on ‘Microsoft Office Excel’
>> Now the ‘New Document’ is created on to the desktop
>> Double click on that ‘Document’ >>.
>> Click ‘Start’
>> Click on ‘Run’
>> Type ‘cmd’ and press ‘enter key’
>> Now type ‘start Excel’ and press ‘enter key’

Ms-Excel Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Use of Key
Ctrl+A Select all contents of a worksheet.
Ctrl+B Bold all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+D Fill Content of the selected cell on top to bottom. CTRL + D (i.e. Ctrl+ Down)
Ctrl+F Search current sheet.
Ctrl+G Go to a certain area.
Ctrl+H Find and replace.
Ctrl+I Puts italics on all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+K Inserts a hyperlink.
Ctrl+P Print the current sheet.
Ctrl+R Fill Right.
Ctrl+S Saves the open worksheet.
Ctrl+U Underlines all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+V Pastes everything copied onto the clipboard.
Ctrl+W Closes the current workbook.
Ctrl+X Cuts all cells within the highlighted section.
Ctrl+Y Repeats the last entry.
Ctrl+Z Undo the last action.
Ctrl+1 Changes the format of the selected cells.
Ctrl+2 Bolds all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+3 Puts italics all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+4 Underlines all cells in highlighted section.
Ctrl+5 Puts a strikethrough all cells in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+6 Shows or hides objects.
Ctrl+7 Shows or hides the toolbar.
Ctrl+8 Toggles the outline symbols.
Ctrl+9 Hides rows.
Ctrl+0 Hides columns.
Ctrl+Shift+: Enters the current time.
Ctrl+; Enters the current date.
Ctrl+` Changes between displaying cell values or formulas in the worksheet.
Ctrl+’ Copies a formula from the cell above.
Ctrl+Shift+” Copies value from cell above.
Ctrl+- Deletes the selected column or row.
Ctrl+Shift+= Inserts a new column or row.
Ctrl+Shift+~ Switches between showing Excel formulas or their values in cells.
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Ctrl+Shift+! Applies comma formatting.
Ctrl+Shift+$ Applies currency formatting.
Ctrl+Shift+# Applies date formatting.
Ctrl+Shift+% Applies percentage formatting.
Ctrl+Shift+^ Applies exponential formatting.
Ctrl+Shift+* Selects the current region around the active cell.
Ctrl+Shift+& Places border around selected cells.
Ctrl+Shift+_ Removes a border.
Ctrl++ Insert.
Ctrl+- Delete.
Ctrl+Shift+( Unhide rows.
Ctrl+Shift+) Unhide columns.
Ctrl+/ Selects the array containing the active cell.
Ctrl+\ Selects the cells that have a static value or don’t match the formula in the active cell.
Ctrl+[ Selects all cells referenced by formulas in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+] Selects cells that contain formulas that reference the active cell.
Ctrl+Shift+{ Selects all cells directly or indirectly referenced by formulas in the highlighted section.
Ctrl+Shift+} Selects cells which contain formulas that directly or indirectly reference the active cell.
Ctrl+Shift+| (pipe) Selects the cells within a column that don’t match the formula or static value in the active cell.
Ctrl+Enter Fills the selected cells with the current entry.
Ctrl+Spacebar Selects the entire column.
Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar Selects the entire worksheet.
Ctrl+Home Move to cell A1.
Ctrl+End Move to last cell on worksheet.
Ctrl+Tab Move between Two or more open Excel files.
Ctrl+Shift+Tab Activates the previous workbook.
Ctrl+Shift+A Inserts argument names into a formula.
Ctrl+Shift+F Opens the drop-down menu for fonts.
Ctrl+Shift+O Selects all of the cells that contain comments.
Ctrl+Shift+P Opens the drop-down menu for point size.
Shift+Insert Pastes what is stored on the clipboard.
Shift+Page Up In a single column, highlights all cells above that which are selected.
Shift+Page Down In a single column, highlights all cells above that which are selected.
Shift+Home Highlights all text to the left of the cursor.
Shift+End Highlights all text to the right of the cursor.
Shift+Up Arrow Extends the highlighted area up one cell.
Shift+Down Arrow Extends the highlighted area down one cell.
Shift+Left Arrow Extends the highlighted area left one character.
Shift +Right Arrow Extends the highlighted area right one character.
Alt+Tab Cycles through applications.
Alt+Spacebar Opens the system menu.
Alt+Backpspace Undo.
Alt+Enter While typing text in a cell, pressing Alt+Enter will move to the next line, allowing for multiple lines of text in one cell.
Ctrl+F7 Moves the window.
Ctrl+F8 Resizes the window.
Ctrl+F9 Minimize current window.
Ctrl+F10 Maximize currently selected window.
Ctrl+F11 Inserts a macro sheet.
Ctrl+F12 Opens a file.
Ctrl+Shift+F3 Creates names by using those of either row or column labels.
Ctrl+Shift+F6 Moves to the previous worksheet window.
Ctrl+Shift+F12 Prints the current worksheet.