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Hot Keys for Common Excel 2013 File Menu Commands

By Greg Harvey

Part of 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