Excel 2013 keyboard shortcuts

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Here is a list of Microsoft Excel 2013 keyboard shortcuts:


Ctrl+PgDn

Switches between worksheet tabs, from left-to-right.


Ctrl+PgUp

Switches between worksheet tabs, from right-to-left.


Ctrl+Shift+&

Applies the outline border to the selected cells.


Ctrl+Shift_

Removes the outline border from the selected cells.


Ctrl+Shift+~

Applies the General number format.


Ctrl+Shift+$

Applies the Currency format with two decimal places (negative numbers in parentheses).


Ctrl+Shift+%

Applies the Percentage format with no decimal places.


Ctrl+Shift+^

Applies the Scientific number format with two decimal places.


Ctrl+Shift+#

Applies the Date format with the day, month, and year.


Ctrl+Shift+@

Applies the Time format with the hour and minute, and AM or PM.


Ctrl+Shift+!

Applies the Number format with two decimal places, thousands separator, and minus sign (-) for negative values.


Ctrl+Shift+*


Selects the current region around the active cell (the data area enclosed by blank rows and blank columns).

In a PivotTable, it selects the entire PivotTable report.


Ctrl+Shift+:

Enters the current time.


Ctrl+Shift+"

Copies the value from the cell above the active cell into the cell or the Formula Bar.


Ctrl+Shift+Plus (+)

Displays the Insert dialog box to insert blank cells.


Ctrl+Minus (-)

Displays the Delete dialog box to delete the selected cells.


Ctrl+;

Enters the current date.


Ctrl+`

Alternates between displaying cell values and displaying formulas in the worksheet.


Ctrl+'

Copies a formula from the cell above the active cell into the cell or the Formula Bar.


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 and displaying objects.


Ctrl+8

Displays or hides the outline symbols.


Ctrl+9

Hides the selected rows.


Ctrl+0

Hides the selected columns.


Ctrl+A


Selects the entire worksheet.

If the worksheet contains data, Ctrl+A selects the current region. Pressing Ctrl+A a second time selects the entire worksheet.

When the insertion point is to the right of a function name in a formula, displays the Function Arguments dialog box.

Ctrl+Shift+A inserts the argument names and parentheses when the insertion point is to the right of a function name in a formula.


Ctrl+B

Applies or removes bold formatting.


Ctrl+C

Copies the selected cells.


Ctrl+D

Uses the Fill Down command to copy the contents and format of the topmost cell of a selected range into the cells below.


Ctrl+E

Adds more values to the active column by using data surrounding that column.


Ctrl+F


Displays the Find and Replace dialog box, with the Find tab selected.

Shift+F5 also displays this tab, while Shift+F4 repeats the last Find action.

Ctrl+Shift+F opens the Format Cells dialog box with the Font tab selected.


Ctrl+G


Displays the Go To dialog box.

F5 also displays this dialog box.


Ctrl+H

Displays the Find and Replace dialog box, with the Replace tab selected.


Ctrl+I

Applies or removes italic formatting.


Ctrl+K

Displays the Insert Hyperlink dialog box for new hyperlinks or the Edit Hyperlink dialog box for selected existing hyperlinks.


Ctrl+L

Displays the Create Table dialog box.


Ctrl+N

Creates a new, blank workbook.


Ctrl+O


Displays the Open dialog box to open or find a file.

Ctrl+Shift+O selects all cells that contain comments.


Ctrl+P


Displays the Print tab in Microsoft Office Backstage view.

Ctrl+Shift+P opens the Format Cells dialog box with the Font tab selected.


Ctrl+Q

Displays the Quick Analysis options for your data when you have cells that contain that data selected.


Ctrl+R

Uses the Fill Right command to copy the contents and format of the leftmost cell of a selected range into the cells to the right.


Ctrl+S

Saves the active file with its current file name, location, and file format.


Ctrl+T

Displays the Create Table dialog box.


Ctrl+U


Applies or removes underlining.

Ctrl+Shift+U switches between expanding and collapsing of the formula bar.


Ctrl+V


Inserts the contents of the Clipboard at the insertion point and replaces any selection. Available only after you have cut or copied an object, text, or cell contents.

Ctrl+Alt+V displays the Paste Special dialog box. Available only after you have cut or copied an object, text, or cell contents on a worksheet or in another program.


Ctrl+W

Closes the selected workbook window.


Ctrl+X

Cuts the selected cells.


Ctrl+Y

Repeats the last command or action, if possible.


Ctrl+Z

Uses the Undo command to reverse the last command or to delete the last entry that you typed.



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