Excel 2010 View Commands via Hot Keys - dummies

Excel 2010 View Commands via Hot Keys

By Greg Harvey

Part of Excel 2010 Workbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You activate all of the Excel 2010 hot keys by pressing down the Alt key before you type the various sequences of mnemonic letters. The mnemonic letter for all of the view-related commands in Excel 2010 is W (the last letter you see in vieW).

Therefore, all the hot keys for switching the Excel worksheet into a new view begin with Alt+W. After you know that, you’ll find most of the remaining fairly easy to deal with.

Hot Keys Excel Ribbon Command Function
Alt+WL View→Normal View Returns the worksheet to normal view from Page Layout or Page
Break Preview
Alt+WP View→Page Layout View Puts the worksheet into Page Layout View showing the page
breaks, margins, and rulers
Alt+WI View→Page Break Preview Puts the worksheet into Page Break Preview showing page breaks
that you can adjust
Alt+WE View→Full Screen Puts the worksheet in full-screen mode which hides the File
Menu, Quick Access toolbar, and Ribbon — press the Esc key to
restore previous viewing mode
Alt+WVG View→Gridlines Hides and redisplays the row and column gridlines that form the
cells in the Worksheet area
Alt+WG View→Zoom to Selection Zooms the Worksheet area in or out to the magnification
percentage needed to display just the cell selection
Alt+WJ View→100% Returns the Worksheet area to the default 100% magnification
percentage
Alt+WN View→New Window Inserts a new window in the current workbook
Alt+WA View→Arrange All Opens the Arrange dialog box where you can select how workbook
windows are displayed on the screen
Alt+WF View→Freeze Panes Opens the Freeze Panes drop-down menu where you select how to
freeze rows and columns in the Worksheet area: Freeze Panes (to
freeze all the rows above and columns to the left of the cell
cursor); Freeze Top Row; or Freeze First Column
Alt+WS View→Split Splits the worksheet into four panes using the top and left
edge of the cell cursor as the vertical and horizontal dividing
lines — press hot keys again to remove all panes
Alt+WH View→Hide Hides the current worksheet window or workbook
Alt+WU View→Unhide Opens the Unhide dialog box where you can select the window or
workbook to redisplay
Alt+WB View→View Side by Side Tiles two open windows or workbooks one above the other for
comparison — press hot keys again to restore the original
full windows
Alt+WW View→Switch Windows Opens the Switch Windows drop-down menu where you can select
the open window or workbook to make active