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How to quickly select large range of cells in a worksheet?

If you want to select a large range of cells, it will take minutes to scroll the horizontal and vertical scroll bar, are there any quick methods for you to select a large range in a worksheet? This article, I will talk about some quick tricks to solve this task in Excel.

Quickly select large range of cells with Name Box

Quickly select large range of cells with Shortcut keys


arrow blue right bubble Quickly select large range of cells with Name Box


In fact, the Name Box can help you to select a large range if you know the exact range reference, please do as this:

1. Type the cell reference, such as A1:BB1000 into the Name Box, see screenshot:

doc select large range 1

2. Then press Enter key, and your specified cell range is selected at once.


arrow blue right bubble Quickly select large range of cells with Shortcut keys

Here is another quick way for you to select the large range in a worksheet without dragging the scroll bar, please do as this:

1. Select the first cell (top left cell) of the large range, and enter the last cell reference of the range into the Name Box, see screenshot:

doc select large range 2

2. And then press Shift + Enter keys together, and the specific large cell range has been selected immediately.


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    Jes73 · 1 years ago
    Exactly what I was looking for! So many sites were saying shift this and control that, even merge cells! Always turns out to be the simplest thing, but then everything is easy once you know it! Thanks for this.