How to Access Common Editing Commands in Excel 2007 - dummies

How to Access Common Editing Commands in Excel 2007

By Greg Harvey

Part of Excel 2007 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Sometimes you want to make changes to the information you put into your Excel 2007 worksheets and workbooks (called spreadsheets in the world outside Excel). When that’s the case, you can use the handy hot keys built into Excel 2007 or access the command via the Excel Ribbon tabs new in Excel 2007. To get cutting, pasting, and more, use the information in the following table:

Hot Keys Excel Ribbon Command Function
Alt+H,V,P
Ctrl+V
Home | Paste | Paste Pastes the currently cut or copied cell selection or graphic
objects in the worksheet
Alt+H,X
Ctrl+X
Home | Cut Cuts the cell selection or selected graphic objects out of the
workbook and places them on the Windows Clipboard
Alt+H,C
Ctrl+C
Home | Copy Copies the cell selection or selected graphic objects to the
Windows Clipboard
Alt+H,F,P Home | Format Painter Activates the Format Painter
Alt+H,F,O Home | Clipboard Dialog Box Launcher Displays and hides the Clipboard task pane
Alt+H,I,I 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+H,I,R Home | Insert | Insert Sheet Rows Inserts blank rows equal to the number of rows in the cell
selection
Alt+H,I,C Home | Insert | Insert Sheet Columns Inserts blank columns equal to the number of columns in the
cell selection
Alt+H,I,S
Shift+F11
Home | Insert | Insert Sheet Inserts a new worksheet in the workbook
Alt+H,D,D 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+H,D,R Home | Delete | Sheet Rows Deletes rows equal to the number of rows in the cell
selection
Alt+H,D,C Home | Delete | Sheet Columns Deletes columns equal to the number of columns in the cell
selection
Alt+H,D,S Home | Delete | Sheet Deletes the current worksheet after warning you of data loss if
the sheet contains cell entries
Alt+H,E,A Home | Clear | Clear All Clears the contents, formatting, and comments from the cell
selection
Alt+H,E,F Home | Clear | Clear Formats Clears the formatting of the cell selection without removing
the contents and comments
Alt+H,E,C Home | Clear | Clear Contents Clears the contents of the cell selection without removing the
formatting and comments
Alt+H,E,M Home | Clear | Clear Comments Clears all comments in the cell selection without removing the
formatting and contents