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Common Editing Command Shortcuts in Excel 2007

By Greg Harvey

Part of Excel 2007 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As an alternative to using the ribbon in Excel 2007, these shortcut keystrokes (Alt + hot key) get you moving quickly through basic spreadsheet editing functions.

Hot Keys Excel Ribbon Command Function
Alt+HVP Home | Paste | Paste Pastes the currently cut or copied cell selection or graphic
objects in the worksheet
Alt+HX Home | Cut Cuts the cell selection or selected graphic objects out of the
workbook and places them on the Windows Clipboard
Alt+HC Home | Copy Copies the cell selection or selected graphic objects to the
Windows Clipboard
Alt+FP Home | Format Painter Activates the Format Painter
Alt+FO Home | Clipboard Dialog Box Launcher Displays and hides the Clipboard task pane
Alt+HII Home | Insert | Insert Cells Opens Insert dialog box so you can indicate the direction in
which to shift existing cells to make room for the ones being
inserted
Alt+HIR Home | Insert | Insert Sheet Rows Inserts blank rows equal to the number of rows in the cell
selection
Alt+HIC Home | Insert | Insert Sheet Columns Inserts blank columns equal to the number of columns in the
cell selection
Alt+HIS Home | Insert | Insert Sheet Inserts a new worksheet in the workbook
Alt+HDD Home | Delete | Delete Cells Opens Delete dialog box so you can indicate the direction in
which to shift existing cells to replace the ones being
deleted
Alt+HDR Home | Delete | Sheet Rows Deletes rows equal to the number of rows in the cell
selection
Alt+HDC Home | Delete | Sheet Columns Deletes columns equal to the number of columns in the cell
selection
Alt+HDS Home | Delete | Sheet Deletes the current worksheet after warning you of data loss if
the sheet contains cell entries
Alt+HEA Home | Clear | Clear All Clears the contents, formatting, and comments from the cell
selection
Alt+HEF Home | Clear | Clear Formats Clears the formatting of the cell selection without removing
the contents and comments
Alt+HEC Home | Clear | Clear Contents Clears the contents of the cell selection without removing the
formatting and comments
Alt+HEM Home | Clear | Clear Comments Clears all comments in the cell selection without removing the
formatting and contents