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How to merge and center cells by shortcut keys in Excel?

Normally, you can use the Merge &Center function from the ribbon to merge and center multiple cells together. But if you need to use this feature frequently, here, I will introduce some shortcut keys for solving this job.

Merge and center cells by normal shortcut keys

Merge and center cells by custom shortcut keys

Merge and center cells by adding the Merge &Center function to Quick Access Toolbar

Merge and center cells by normal shortcut keys

Normally, there is a default shortcut (Alt > H > M > C sequentially) for merging and centering selected cells, please do as this:

1. Firstly, select the cells that you want to merge, then press Alt key, the letters will be displayed on the ribbon as below screenshot shown:

2. Then, press H key on the keyboard to choose the Home tab, and you can see the M letter below the Merge & Center feature, see screenshot:

3. And then, please go on pressing M > C successively to merge and center the selected cells.

Merge and center cells by custom shortcut keys

If the above shortcut keys are too long to remember, here, you can create a custom simple shortcut keys for using.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

Sub MergecenterCells()
    With Selection
        .HorizontalAlignment = xlCenter
    End With
End Sub

3. Then save and close this code window, and go on pressing Alt + F8 to open the Macro dialog box, click Options button to go to the Macro Options dialog box, and then enter a customized shortcut key you would like, see screenshots:

4. And then, click OK and close the Macro dialog box, now, when you want to merge and center selected cells, you just need to press Ctrl + y (the shortcut keys you specified in last step) to solve it.

Merge and center cells by adding the Merge &Center function to Quick Access Toolbar

If you think the above methods are troublesome for using, here, you can add the Merge & Center feature into the Quick Access Toolbar.

1. Right click the Merge & Center, and select Add to Quick Access Toolbar option, see screenshot:

2. And then, the Merge & Center feature has been added into the Quick Access Toolbar, see screenshot:

3. From now on, you just need to click this feature from the Quick Access Toolbar to merge cells.

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