Hot Keys for Common Excel 2013 File Menu Commands

Part of the Excel 2013 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Excel 2013 hot keys give you quick access to menu commands when you press the Alt key and then a sequence of letters. The mnemonic letter is F (for File) for the commands on the Excel 2013 File menu in the new Backstage View. Therefore, all you have to remember in the following table is the second letter in the File menu hot key sequence. Unfortunately, not all of these second letters are as easy to associate and remember as Alt+F.

Hot Key Excel Ribbon Command Function
Alt+FI File Menu→Info Displays the Information screen in the Backstage View where you can see a preview along with statistics about the workbook as well as protect the workbook, check the file for compatibility issues, and manage different versions created by the AutoRecover feature
Alt+FN File Menu→New Displays the New screen in the Backstage View where you can open a blank workbook from one of the available templates
Alt+FO File Menu→Open Displays the Open screen in the Backstage view where you can select a new Excel workbook to open for editing or printing
Alt+FS File Menu→Save Saves changes to a workbook: When you first select this command for a new workbook, Excel displays the Save As screen in the Backstage view where you designate the place to save the file
Alt+FA File Menu→Save As Displays the Save As screen in the Backstage View where you designate the place to save the file followed by the Save As dialog box where you can modify the filename and format that the file is saved in
Alt+FP File Menu→Print Displays the Print screen in the Backstage View where you can preview the printout and change the print settings before sending the current worksheet, workbook, or cell selection to the printer
Alt+FH File Menu→Share Displays the Share screen in the Backstage View where you can invite people to share the workbook or a link to it (provided it has been saved to your SkyDrive), post the workbook to a social network site, e-mail a copy, or link to the file
Alt+FE File Menu→Export Displays the Export screen in the Backstage View where you can change the workbook file type or convert it to an Adobe PDF or Microsoft XPS document
Alt+FC File Menu→Close Closes the current workbook without exiting Excel
Alt+FD File Menu→Account Displays the Account screen in the Backstage View where you modify your user information, select a new background and theme for all Office 2013 programs, and check on and add connected services such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, as well as get statistical information on your version of Office 2013
Alt+FT File Menu→Options Displays the Excel Options dialog box in the regular worksheet view where you can change default program settings, modify the buttons on the Quick Access toolbar, and customize the Excel Ribbon
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