Excel Shortcuts: How to work faster and easier than before!

Learn how to use all Excel shortcuts that you need to know to complete tasks faster while remaining accurate. Start now!
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  • Lectures 41
  • Length 1.5 hours
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

In this course, you'll learn how to master all the most useful Excel keyboard shortcuts.

I used long hours and most weekends in trying to meet deadlines at work. But, since I learnt these wonderful Excel shortcuts, I managed to halve the time I used to take to complete tasks. Now, I don't have to work long hours and weekends anymore. I get to spend more time with my family & friends and dance some of the nights away!

This course is targeted to all the Excel users who want to speed up the completion of their tasks by using the Excel shortcuts. Fly through your work by using shortcuts such as Ctrl + B for making text bold, Alt + = for summing up numbers and Ctrl + G for jumping to a particular cell. All using just a keyboard and not using the mouse.

By learning Excel shortcuts, you get to complete tasks in a much shorter time than before. This increases your productivity and will impress your employer and yourself. By leaving your fingers on the keyboard for as long as possible, you halve the time that it would have taken if you were using your mouse for completing all your tasks.

Topics in this course include:

  • Ten must know shortcuts
  • Formatting shortcuts
  • Workbook and worksheet shortcuts
  • Selection shortcuts
  • Data Entry shortcuts

Training files are included which you should use to follow along.

  • Take this course in order to increase your chances of getting a promotion.
  • By using the Excel shortcuts, you can save up to 50% of time you spend when doing your work.
  • You will impress your boss when you submit your work much earlier than before!
  • The more you wait, the more you still have to spend extra hours at work, including leaving late at work, as well as working weekends, in order to meet the deadlines.
  • Excel gurus hardly use the mouse; they focus on the keyboard since they know that's the best way to beat deadlines. You can do that too!

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What are the requirements?

  • You should have the basic computer skills.
  • You should have the basic knowledge of Excel.
  • You will need to download the training files provided, in order to follow along.
  • You need to have the Microsoft Excel 2007 program installed on your computer.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Complete the tasks at your workplace faster than before by using Excel shortcuts.
  • Analyse data quicker by creating charts using Excel shortcuts.
  • Add more consistent data by applying the data entry shortcuts.
  • Format your data quicker by using the formatting shortcuts.
  • Add, rename and move through worksheets much quicker by applying the worksheet shortcuts.

Who is the target audience?

  • This Excel Great shortcuts course is for employees who want to speed up the completion of the tasks given to them by their employers.
  • This Excel Great shortcuts course is for business people who want to speed up the analysis of the data given to them by their employees, so they have more time to focus on their business.
  • This course is for users who have at least the basic Excel skills.
  • This course is not for you if you do not have the basic Excel skills or have not used a computer before.

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Section 1: Introduction

This Excel 2007 course was created for Excel users who want to complete their work much faster than before, without sacrificing accuracy, by using Excel shortcuts.

I'll teach you how to work in Excel much more efficient by making you leave your fingers on the keyboard for as long as possible.


Before taking this course, you need to know the basics of Excel. You need need to know how to use a computer. You'll also need the Excel 2007 program.


Training files for Excel 2007 great shortcuts. Download the files to follow along.

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Who is this Excel 2007 Great Shortcuts course create for?

Section 2: Ten must know shortcuts

We are going to learn about the top ten shortcuts that every good Excel user must know. The idea here is to make you leave your fingers on your keyboard as long as possible and give your mouse a break. This way, you can fly through your work without sacrificing accuracy and save yourself some time.


Learn the keyboard shortcuts to cut, copy and paste data from cell to cell in Excel.


Undo your mistakes or redo the correct entries by using built in Microsoft Excel 2007 shortcuts.


Don't just rush to print that beautiful spreadsheet of yours just yet. You might save yourself some money to buy your baby nappies by not wasting paper. Learn how to first preview what the spreadsheet will look like before you print it. Learn the print preview Excel keyboard shortcut.


Make sure that your work looks professional before handing it to your manager to review. Use the built-in spell checker that comes with Microsoft Excel and correct any spelling errors that you might have made.


Excel 2007 Tutorial: Creating tables

Tables offer a better and a more beautiful way to present your data.

The shortcut to create a table is to press Ctrl + L. A Create Table dialogue box appears. Select your data upfront. Since you selected the data upfront, Excel puts that range in the area 'where is the data for your table' and correctly ticks that your table has headers.

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There'll be times when you'll need to hide some data in Excel so that it doesn't get into your way when you want to focus on some parts of data. This is where filters come in. In this lesson we are going to learn how to create filters by using a shortcut.


Without a doubt, you will use an Autosum at some time in your work in Excel. It's the most used function by many users. So it's a good thing to know its shortcut so that you can become more efficient.


The format painter command helps to copy one format of data to the other so that our layout is consistent.


Creating charts quickly by using MS Excel 2007

To create a chart using a shortcut, press Alt + F1 on your keyboard. And just like that, you have a chart below your data.

To move your chart to a different sheet, and while the data is selected, press F11 on your keyboard. A chart is created on a separate sheet and named Chart1 or some other name. You can just rename that sheet to a name you like.

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2 questions

Ten must know shortcuts quiz.

Section 3: Formatting shortcuts

To make text bold by using a keyboard shortcut, select the relevant cell. Then, on your keyboard, press Ctrl + B.

To make text italics by using a keyboard shortcut, select the relevant cell. Then, on your keyboard, press Ctrl + I.

To make text underlined by using a keyboard shortcut, select the relevant cell. Then, on your keyboard, press Ctrl + U.


To speed up your work while remaining totally accurate, use the keyboard shortcut to repeat the command you did last by pressing one key.


To change the format of decimals in a cell or cells to be a percentage format, press Ctrl + Shift + %.


Here, we look changing the format of numbers to contain decimal places. This is to ensure that all our format of numbers remains consistent throughout our workbook.

1 question

Formatting shortcuts shortcuts.

Section 4: Workbook and worksheet shortcuts

In this video, you get to learn about the keyboard shortcuts for opening and closing workbooks (and worksheets) in Excel 2007.


Let's take a look at how to quickly switch between open workbooks so you can fly through your work and save valuable time by not using your mouse for each every little task in Excel.


If you have too many workbooks open and wish to quickly minimize the one you are working on, you can use a shortcut to do that. That's what we will cover in this video.


Inserting worksheets using Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Learn how to insert worksheets by using keyboard shortcuts. To insert a sheet via a shortcut in Excel, press Alt + Shift + F1. A new, blank worksheet gets inserted to the left of the current one and we are taken there.

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In this video, we'll be talking about renaming a worksheet via a shortcut. This next coming shortcut is actually a weird but fun one. To rename a worksheet via a shortcut, press Alt + O + H + R.


In this video, we are talking about a shortcut for switching between worksheets.


Here, we'll take a look at the fastest way to select all sheets in a workbook. You might want to do this when you want to print all the sheets in a workbook and don't want to Ctrl click each sheet one at a time to select all the sheets.

1 question

Workbook and worksheet shortcuts quiz.

Section 5: Selection shortcuts

In this lesson, let's talk about the shortcuts for selecting cells for the whole worksheet, cells only in a table as well as selecting all cells in a column or a row, so you can still be that very efficient user of Excel.


In this video, we'll talk about selecting only cells in a table. A very useful shortcut indeed.


In this video, we'll take a look at quickly selecting an entire row of data without using your mouse. Remember, it is about leaving your hands on the keyboard as far as possible.


Let's now take a look at the shortcut for selecting a whole column with a keyboard shortcut.

1 question

Selection shortcuts quiz.

Section 6: Data Entry shortcuts

In this video, we'll talk about entering data in many cells at the same time, so that you don't have to waste time entering data one by one in each cell.


In this MS Excel 2007 Tutorial, learn how to use Ctrl + F and Ctrl + H keyboard shortcuts to find and replace data quickly and easily.


In this Office Excel 2007 video, let's learn about going to a specific cell instead of having to scroll down one cell at a time by using the down arrow on our keyboards.


There comes a time when you need Excel to fill in information for you as you drag across cells. That's where the Autofill command comes in handy. We'll look at the built in autofills that come with Excel and we'll create one of our own.


As you enter data in Excel, you would want to enter it consistently, using the same spelling every time. You don't want to have different variations of the same name, for instance.

This makes life even easier when you do filtering or pivot tables. In this video, I will show you how to enter data so that it is the same spelling every time by picking data from a drop down list.


As you work in Excel, sometimes you'll come across cells that have long text. And it's better at times to have that text wrapped so that the column width doesn't become too large.

Yes, you can double click the column on the right side to make it automatically fit but that doesn't always achieve the goal. The goal being to have the column heading readable and have the column width to be a reasonable size.


Working with dates in Microsoft Excel 2007

When you prepare reports for yourself and for other people, you will sometimes need to put a date when the report was prepared and maybe the time it was prepared as well.

I prefer the NOW function when working with dates in Excel 2007 as it will update the date and time each time the report is opened on a different date and time.

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1 question

Data Entry shortcuts quiz.

Section 7: Ribbon shortcuts

In this lesson we'll take a look at the shortcuts that are linked to the ribbon. You'll definitely use the ribbon and commands from it regularly as you work in Excel.


Sometimes you need extra screen space to work on your worksheet. The ribbon with its groups might take up your space as you don't need it all the time.

In this Microsoft Excel 2007 tutorial video, I will show you how to minimize the ribbon to get it out the way for you to have more space to do your work. You can then bring it back after you have finished or if you need to access a certain tab.

1 question

Ribbon shortcuts quiz.

Section 8: Formulas and functions shortcuts

In this Excel 2007 formulas shortcut video let's talk about the shortcut to expand the formula bar. This is very useful when you have a long formula that needs to be on 2 lines so that you can analyse the formula or function better.


There comes a time that you need to select cells to create a function, say a SUM function. And every time you need to refer to that function you need to remember which cells you added previously.

In this video, we are going to use named cell ranges to create functions and make your formulas easier to read and analyse.

1 question

Formulas and functions shortcuts quiz.

Section 9: Conclusion

Thanks for joining me in Excel 2007 great shortcuts.

I hope you have learnt something new and helpful, had some fun and that you’ll use your new knowledge in a work and home environment to improve your productivity, speed and make you more efficient.

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Conclusion quiz.


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Walter Mogane - Trainer and author

As an Excel trainer, I love teaching Excel to students, business men and women or just the guys working for an employer. I emphasize how important it is to apply the Excel knowledge you will have gained in your every day job. That way you truly become more productive.

I have been teaching Excel and other Microsoft suite programs for over 15 years and have received diplomas in Basic, Intermediary and Advanced Microsoft courses. I also received an outstanding achievement award for the Advanced Excel course I completed.

I believe that it is vital that you do the quizzes for each lesson as you progress to test your understanding. If you get some questions incorrect in a quiz, don't worry, just try again until you come right.

You can do the sections in any order you like. I don't believe that you have to do the sections in a forced order. This also is very helpful if you just want to dive into a particular section, without having to do the other sections first. Having said that, I do recommend that you do the sections in the order they are available in the course.

In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, playing tennis, table tennis, swimming, listening to Rap, Soul and R & B music. Sometimes I just generally enjoy coming up with solutions to some of the world problems. I believe that's my entrepreneurial spirit talking. Oh well... there I said it!

I also enjoy spending time with my family watching family movies although my kids and my loved one always sleep halfway through the movies. So, well, I ended up watching the movies alone. Sniff, sniff!

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