Hello all and welcome to this week's Tip, a Basic User post on some useful spreadsheet navigation shortcuts. As a reminder, the weekly Tips are usually posted in the Excel Community blog, but one Tip a month is cross-posted here as a sample of the kind of content that's available.
There are many keyboard shortcuts that speed up the process of navigating around a workbook. Try these out:
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Here's some beautiful keys...
Ctrl + Home - Takes you straight to A1 (or top left when you sues freeze panes)
Ctrl + End - Takes you to the bottom right corner - just luverly.... (This used to be Ctrl + End then Home but in 2010 is just Ctrl + End)
Also hold down Shift and use the arrows to highlight a block of cells. Most of these also work in Word (which is of course an awful -program mostly to be avoided) and the Web.
Ctrl + arrows will jump along a line a word at a time and then you can use shift and arrows to highlight and select. All of that then leads you too...
Ctrl + X - Cut
Ctrl + C - Copy
Ctrl + V - Paste
Not to mention ALT + Tab to switch between windows....