How to use shortcut keys to select rows/columns/data/tabs in Excel?

This tutorial is talking about the shortcut keys to select entire row/column/sheet or active data range in Excel.

Select entire row/column

Select entire active data range

Select entire worksheet

Select all worksheet tabs in a workbook


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Select one row or multiple rows

To select an entire row, you just need to select one cell, then press Shift + Space keys together, then the entire row where the selected cell in is selected.

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If you want to select multiple rows (contiguous rows), you can select one row first, then press Shift + or Shift + to expand the selection.

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Select one column or multiple columns

To select an entire column, you just need to select one cell, then press Ctrl + Space keys together, then the entire column where the selected cell in is selected.

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If you want to select multiple columns (contiguous columns), you can select one column first, then press Shift + or Shift + to expand the selection.

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To select only all active data range, you need to select the first cell in the range first, then press Shift + Ctrl + End keys.

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arrow blue right bubble Select entire worksheet

If you want to select the entire worksheet, select one cell in the worksheet, and press shortcut keys Ctrl + A, then the entire active worksheet is selected.

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arrow blue right bubble Select all worksheet tabs in a workbook

To select all worksheet tabs of a workbook, just select the first worksheet tab in the workbook, , hold Shift key and select the last one tab, now all the worksheet tabs are selected.

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