Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

Level: Intermediate

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Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA coined the phrase “Either you work Excel, or it works you!” In this comprehensive presentation David will show you ways to move efficiently through repetitive tasks by utilizing keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Excel. Not only will David review commonly used keyboard shortcuts, he’ll also show you have to craft your own custom shortcuts both by way of Excel’s Quick Access toolbar, and also by using Excel’s Macro Recorder to create macros that can be played back with a keystroke. Along the way David will point out the nuances involved in certain keystrokes and techniques so that you don’t solve one problem in Excel and inadvertently create new ones.

David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in the subscription-based Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) version of Excel. David draws your attention to any differences in the older versions of Excel (2019, 2016, 2013, and earlier) during the presentation as well as in his detailed handouts. David also provides an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples he uses during the webcast.

Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based product that provides new feature updates as often as monthly. Conversely, the perpetual licensed versions of Excel have feature sets that don’t change. Perpetual licensed versions have year numbers, such as Excel 2019, Excel 2016, and so on.

Topics/Areas Typically Covered:

  • Accessing a free template in Excel that provides a listing of 50 keyboard shortcuts.
  • Accessing the superscript and subscript commands with a mouse click instead of by way of the Format Cells dialog box.
  • Capitalizing on keyboard shortcuts to make navigating within a table easier.
  • Creating a shortcut to allow you to clear the decks in Excel by closing all open documents at once.
  • Exploring shortcuts that can streamline copying and pasting data in Excel.
  • Hiding and unhiding columns and rows quickly by way of keyboard shortcuts.
  • Navigate Excel menus entirely by keyboard shortcuts.
  • Navigate through the new Save As dialog box that appears in Microsoft 365 solely with keyboard shortcuts.
  • Overcoming user interface annoyances by making simple adjustments to Excel’s options.
  • Recording a macro for applying a highlight color to any selection of cells and then contrasting two different ways to create keyboard shortcuts for the macro.
  • Selecting various areas of a worksheet with keyboard shortcuts.
  • Simplifying repetitive tasks by creating your own keyboard shortcuts.

Learning Objectives/Why You Should Attend:

  • Recall the keyboard shortcut for selecting the current region within an Excel worksheet.
  • Recall the location of the Scroll Lock indicator in Excel.
  • Recall the keyboard shortcut that allows you to close the current workbook without closing Excel.

Target Industries:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business
  • Excel Users
  • Consulting
  • IT
  • Auditing
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Government
  • Tax

Target Job Title:

  • Accountants
  • CPAs
  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Income Tax Preparers
  • Enrolled Agents
  • Financial Consultants
  • IT Professionals
  • Auditors
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Bookkeepers
  • Excel Users
  • Marketers
  • Government Personnel

About the Instructor:

David H. Ringstrom, CPA is the owner of Accounting Advisors, Inc., an Atlanta-based spreadsheet consulting firm that he started in 1991. Throughout his career David has spoken at conferences on Microsoft Excel, and written dozens of freelance articles about spreadsheets. He offers Excel and Access training and consulting services nationwide.

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