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.
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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.
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.
Step 2: In the Go To dialog box, enter the cell/range position in the Reference box.
Step 3: Click OK. Then all corresponding cells or ranges will be selected in the workbook. See screenshot:
Note: This method requires user to figure out the cells or ranges position before selecting them.
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.
Step 1: Click the Kutools > Select Tools > Select Range Helper….
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:
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.
- Deselect cells from selected ranges
- Reverse selections of selected ranges
- Select all cells with data in selections
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