Excel Keyboard Shortcuts for Financial Modeling

Below is a list of some of the most important and commonly used keyboard shortcuts which are used in Finance. Learning to use these shortcuts will greatly speed up your work in Excel.

Basics & General Shortcuts for Excel Modeling

  • F2 - Edit Cell
  • F4 - Repeat Last Action
  • Ctrl + Z - Undo Last Action
  • Ctrl + O - Open File
  • Ctrl + S - Save File
  • F12 - Save File As
  • F9 - Recalculate Workbook
  • Ctrl + ; - Insert Current Date

Selection & Navigation Excel Quick Keys

  • Ctrl + Arrowkey - Jump to Edge of Content
  • Ctrl + Spacebar - Select Column
  • Shift + Spacebar - Select Row
  • Alt + I + R - Insert Row
  • Alt + I + C - Insert Column
  • Alt + E + D - Delete Row / Column
  • Ctrl + G - Go To
  • Ctrl + F - Find
  • Ctrl + H - Find & Replace
  • Shift + Tab - Switch Workbooks
  • Shift + F11 - Insert Worksheet
  • Ctrl + Pageup / Pagedown - Move to Next / Previous Worksheet Tab
  • Alt + E + L + M - Delete Worksheet
  • Alt + O + H + R - Rename Worksheet
  • Alt + O + H + T - Recolour Worksheet Tab

Useful Excel Shortcuts for Formatting

  • Ctrl + B - Bold
  • Ctrl + I - Italics
  • Ctrl + U - Underline
  • Alt + E + S + F - Paste Formulae
  • Alt + E + S + T - Paste Formatting
  • Alt + E + S + V - Paste Values
  • Ctrl + D - Copy Formula Down to Fill Selection
  • Ctrl + R - Copy Formula Right to Fill Selection
  • Ctrl + 1 - Open Formatting Dialogue
  • Ctrl + Shift + 1 - Autoformat Number Style
  • Ctrl + Shift + 2 - Autoformat Time Style
  • Ctrl + Shift + 3 - Autoformat Date Style
  • Ctrl + Shift + 4 - Autoformat Currency Style
  • Ctrl + Shift + 5 - Autoformat Percentage Style
  • Ctrl + 1, H, Alt + A, C, C - Center Cell Contents Across Selection
  • Ctrl + Shift + 7 - Outline Cell
  • Ctrl + Shift + - - Remove Cell Border
  • Alt + O + C + A - Autoformat Column Width
  • Alt + O + R + A - Autoformat Row Height
  • Alt + D + E - Text to Columns
  • Alt + D + F + F - Filter Data
  • Alt + D + S - Sort Data
  • Alt + O + D - Conditional Formatting

Best Excel Shortcuts for Data Manipulation

  • Ctrl + F3 - Name Cell
  • Alt + D + G + G - Group Rows / Columns
  • Alt + D + G + U - Ungroup Rows / Columns
  • Alt + D + G + H - Hide Grouped Rows / Columns
  • Alt + D + G + S - Show Grouped Rows / Columns
  • Alt + = - Autosum Adjacent Cells

Shortcuts in Excel for Tables

  • Alt + D + P - Open Pivot Table Wizard
  • Alt + D + S - Create Data Table

Other Useful Shortcuts

  • Alt + T + U + T - Trace Precendents
  • Alt + T + U + D - Trace Dependents
  • Alt + T + U + A - Remove Precedent / Dependent Arrows
  • Ctrl + [ - Highlight Precedents
  • Ctrl + ] - Highlight Dependents
  • Alt + Shift + ` - Show All Formulae
  • Alt + W + F + F - Freeze Panes Around Current Cell
  • Alt + T + M + R - Start / Stop Recording Macro
  • Alt + T + M + M - Show Macros

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