How to quickly select non-adjacent cells or ranges in Excel?

Sometimes you may need to format or delete some non-adjacent cells or ranges, and work will be easier if you can select these non-adjacent cells or ranges together firstly. And this article is going to brings you some tricky ways to select non-adjacent cells or ranges quickly.

Quickly select non-adjacent cells or ranges with keyboards

Quickly select non-adjacent cells or ranges with Go To command

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1. With Ctrl key

Just press and hold down the Ctrl key, and you can select multiple non-adjacent cells or ranges with mouse clicking or dragging in active worksheet.

2. With Shift + F8 keys

This does not require holding down keys during selection. Press the Shift + F8 keys firstly, and then you can easily select multiple non-adjacent cells or ranges in active worksheet.


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The Microsoft Excel's Go to command can help you select non-adjacent cells or ranges quickly with following steps:

Step 1: Click the Home > Find & Select > Go to.

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Step 2: In the Go To dialog box, enter the cell/range position in the Reference box.

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Step 3: Click OK. Then all corresponding cells or ranges will be selected in the workbook. See screenshot:

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Note: This method requires user to figure out the cells or ranges position before selecting them.


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If you have Kutools for Excel, its Select Range Helper tool can help you select multiple non-adjacent cells or ranges in the whole workbook easily.

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Step 1: Click the Kutools > Select  Tools > Select Range Helper….

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Step 2: In the Select Range Helper dialog box, check the Union Selection option. Then click or drag mouse to select required cells or ranges in the whole workbook. See screenshot:

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Step 3: Then close the Select Range Helper dialog box. And the non-adjacent ranges will be selected.

For more detailed information about Select Range Helper, please visit Select Range Helper feature description.


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