Do you know these Double-click Tricks in Excel?

Posted on June 12th, 2009 in Excel Howtos , Featured , Learn Excel - 112 comments

Doubleclick Tricks in Excel - Microsoft Spreadsheet ProductivityMost of us think of mastering formulas, learning macros and being supergood with charts when we think of being productive with spreadsheets. But often learning simple stuff like keyboard shortcuts, using mouse and working with menus and ribbons can be a huge productivity booster for us. So as part of this installment of spreadcheats we will learn 7 very cool and effective double click tricks in excel. (as an aside, try saying double click tricks several times faster… ;) )

Double Click on the Office Button / Logo to Close Excel

Double Click on the Office Button / Logo to Close Excel
This is simple. Displays “do you want to save…” dialog if the workbook is not saved.

Adjust column widths by selecting multiple columns and double clicking on the separators

Adjust column widths by selecting multiple columns and double clicking on the separators
This is my favorite. You can use the same trick to adjust row heights too.

Double-click in the corner, just above scroll-bar to include a split

How to add a split to excel worksheet?
It is surprising that very few people know about split and freeze panes feature in excel. I have often seen colleagues struggling to freeze top row of a large workbook or include a split so that they can see 2 different things at a time.

You can also create a vertical split by clicking on the little bar shape next to horizontal scroll-bar near bottom right corner of the excel window.

(If you are wondering where the split would be created, it will be created at selected cell’s row (or column))

Double click on ribbon menu names to collapse ribbon to get more space

How to collapse ribbon - MS Office 2007
In MS Office 2007 you can double click on the ribbon menus to collapse the ribbon to one line. In Excel 2003, when you double click on the empty space in the toolbar area, it opens up the “customize” window (same as Menu > tools > customize)

Auto-fill a series of cells with data or formulas by just double clicking

Auto-fill a series of cells with data or formulas by just double clicking
I have saved countless minutes ever since I learned this little trick. Lets say you have a table where in one column you have some data and in the next you have written a formula in the first row. Now how would you copy the formula and paste it in all cells in that column?

Copy the formula (ctrl+c), select all cells, paste the formula.

Well, no more. Just select the formula in first cell, double click in the bottom right corner and see the magic.

The trick works for formulas, auto-fills (of numbers, dates, what not) as long as the adjacent column has data.

Jump to last row / column in table with double-click

Jump to last row / column in table with double-click
Just select any cell in the table and double click on the cell-border in the direction you want to go. See the screencast.

Lock a particular feature and reuse them with double-click

Lock a particular feature and reuse them with double-click
You can lock any repeatable feature (like format painter, drawing connectors, shapes etc.) by just double clicking on the icon (in Excel 2007 this works for format painter, but for drawing shapes you need to right click and select lock drawing mode). This can save you a ton of time when you need to repeat same action several times.

Now its time to test your clicking skills

Try clicking on these: excel keyboard shortcuts, excel mouse tips & tricks, excel productivity tips part 1 & part 2

ok, I am kidding, but you get the point.

What is your favorite double-click-trick?

tell me please…

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112 Responses to “Do you know these Double-click Tricks in Excel?”

  1. Stružák says:

    Oh dear god! 9 o’clock in the morning and I’ve already learned about 3 new hitns. :-O Evertytime I start thinking that I know Excel quite well, somebody posts a article and persuades me that I do NOT. :-D

  2. Stružák says:

    Btw, I use the mouse also to minimize and maximize the Excel window by double-clicking on the top of the window. Might be useful for somebody although it’s a well known trick. :-)

  3. hwsris says:

    Almost I use the Auto-fill to copy data on my work.

    Thanks.

  4. Gordon says:

    Since I found you can do it, I always double-click on a worksheet tab to rename it rather than right-click, select rename – much faster.

  5. Ketan says:

    i have learnt “Jump to last row / column in table with double-click ” very first time. All the others tricks are in used.

    May i request to put more such tricks which increase the productivity of the works. Many of such trocks have been informed by many users in comment forum. Also, new one will be posted by the users.

    May i request to put all such tricks with appropriate heading and post for ever. All the new tricks will be put in the same post. Pls expore the possibility.

    Thnx

  6. Adam says:

    I like the menu collapse trick. Nifty one that!

    Favourite double-click…well…has to be the column width one then.

  7. Jakob says:

    The “Jump to last row / column” is definitely my LEAST favorite double-click-trick – if I’m not accurate when double clicking a cell for in-cell-editing, this “trick” takes me places I don’t want to go, often far away from the cell I was working with, requiring a few seconds for finding my way back.
    Does anyone know how to disable this “trick”?

  8. Gerald Higgins says:

    Ooh, jump to last row is new to me ! That probably explains some of the random cursor movements I sometimes get :-)

  9. David says:

    I am always amazed at what I can learn about a product I thought I knew much about. I most appreciate the minimizing the ribbon as I like to keep that out of the way most of the time.

    One other double-click trick I use (and I learned this from a co-worker/faculty-member here at WCU) easily selecting words. If you have multiple words you need to select, double-click on the first word and then (while keeping the mouse button pressed) drag to select the remaining words. This works in many different apps, not just Excel. Hope this is helpful to someone.

  10. Steve W says:

    Regarding the trick “Adjust column widths by selecting multiple columns and double clicking on the separators”, it’s also my favorite one and what I usually do is click the corner cell (without row & column name) then the whole sheet is selected, then double click the column separator or row separator. You will ahve each column or row coverred.

  11. Otet says:

    If you double click on a pivot table on any Data Cell (not on the column headings or row headings) a new Tab is created that includes only the data behind that number.

    I use that a lot, is kind of a drill to detail functionality.

    Great Site, Great Tips!

    Thanks

  12. ryan says:

    Using a mouse with excel? Ha–peons!

  13. ryan says:

    As a follow up:

    Adjust column widths by selecting multiple columns and double clicking on the separators

    Alt-O-C-A

    Double-click in the corner, just above scroll-bar to include a split

    Alt-W-S

    Auto-fill a series of cells with data or formulas by just double clicking

    Ctrl+D

    Jump to last row / column in table with double-click

    Crtl+Right, Crtl+Down

    Lock a particular feature and reuse them with double-click

    1.) Copy (Crtl+C)
    2.) Paste Formats (Alt-E-S-T)

  14. EEJ says:

    Jakob,

    This won’t disable the double-click to get to the end trick, but instead of double clicking to edit a cell’s contents, (I always have my left hand on the keyboard when mousing) I simply hit the F2 key to edit a cell.

    That has helped me to prevent the problem you mention (accidently clicking the border and selecting a diff cell)

  15. Juan says:

    The Adjust column widths by selecting multiple columns and double clicking on the separators works in Open Office too! thanks for a useful tip

  16. derek says:

    If the check box “Edit directly in cell”, in Tools.. Options.. Edit, is ticked, then double-clicking on a cell opens it for editing directly in the cell. I prefer to leave it unticked and use F2 to edit in the formula bar.

    But if “Edit directly in cell” is unticked, then double-clicking on a cell selects all the cells in the current sheet that are referenced by the cell, for tabbing through and editing, just like Ctrl-[, provided the first reference is in the same sheet. If the first reference is in another sheet or another open workbook, double-clicking goes there instead. This is great for diagnostics and debugging.

  17. Jon Peltier says:

    Double click on an embedded object (a shape or a chart element) to bring up the Format (This Object) dialog. Very helpful, and saves lots of time, so I guess that’s why they removed it from Excel 2007.

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  20. Si84 says:

    Highlight an entire table by clicking on any cell within the table and then press Ctrl + Shift + 8

  21. JD says:

    About the auto-fill trick- this works with formulas too, however the dealbreaker was that it auto-incremented cell references too.

    Until I learned another trick- when making a cell reference you don’t want to change, use a dollar sign to prefix the bit you want to keep the same e.g. $A$6 will never change the reference to cell A6.

  22. some really useful tips,
    i never knew theres a split option available,
    and these are really very useful and will save alot of time

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  24. Anand says:

    My favorite tip:
    Auto-fill a series of cells with data or formulas by just double clicking

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  26. CJ says:

    Very cool! I knew most of them, but there were 2 I hadn’t seen yet – the double-clicking to keep features on looks especially useful! No more going to the top to click again after I already just clicked.

    Thanx for putting this up here.

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  29. Chandoo says:

    @All.. thanks alot for sharing your favorite tips. Keep them coming. I will update the post with all these tips in the next week.

    @Jakob: I am not sure how we can disable this trick. May be a workaround could be reduce the double click speed from mouse options in control panel. But this will affect the overall double-click performance. Also, see EEJ’s comments above.

    @Ryan: I believe there is nothing wrong with using mouse with excel. Our objective is to get things done with least effort. There are a ton of things for which keyboard is very good. But there are a whole bunch of things that, if you use mouse, are damn easy to do. For. eg. the locking a feature for repeated use thing is practically not possible with keyboard. Of course format painter works as a case of paste special, but there are others that will not work that easy.

    @JD: you can learn more about absolute vs. relative reference in formulas in the very first installment of spreadcheats here: http://chandoo.org/wp/2008/11/04/relative-absolute-references-in-formulas/

  30. Tomatoliang says:

    ya! very useful tips ,thanks for share~!

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  32. snydez says:

    wow,. thanks for sharing :)

  33. Abdul Kader Salaymeh says:

    Hello,

    All of them but mostly is “Adjust column widths by selecting multiple columns and double clicking on the separators”

    Many Thanks as much as every hint

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  36. Pankaj Verma says:

    Regarding “Jump to last row / column in table with double-click”:-

    Contrary to the general belief that Ctrl+up /down/left/right is always user friendly, there are certain advantages of using the double clicking trick on the edges of a cell:
    1) if you use ctrl+down/right in a blank column / row, it will take you to last cell of the respective column / row which is very irritating sometimes, whereas if you double click the edges of any cell and if there is no non-blank cell in the column/row henceforward your cursor will not be moved
    2) if there are blank cells around the selected cell and if you double click the edge, the cursor moves to the blank cell immediately preceding the next non-blank cell.

  37. Great tricks, I have to use the mouse more…

    Off-topic: Which animated gif-maker did you use for creating the (very effective) demos?

  38. Chandoo says:

    @Thomas: Thanks, I use camtasia studio 6 for making the demos. It is a fine software… :)

  39. jrl says:

    If you were truly efficient in excel, you wouldn’t use the mouse – you would use just the keyboard to get around. The mouse just wastes time.

  40. Jon Peltier says:

    jrl – Different people have different styles. If all you’re doing is navigating a worksheet and entering data and formulas, keyboard shortcuts are probably the way to go. If you’re using higher powers of thought and analysis, the rate limiting step isn’t keyboard vs. mouse, it’s neuron to neuron communication within the cerebral cortex.
     
    I’m a reformed Mac user, so I use the mouse a lot, but I also grew up on a varied assortment of pre-PC boxes in the lab. So I’m probably a strong mix of mouse and keyboard.

  41. Chandoo says:

    @JRL: there is nothing wrong with using mouse. There is a reason for its existence and as smart users, we should try to exploit it as much as we would use keyboard. I used to be an avid keyboard only user, but I have learned that mixing mouse with keyboard can yield better productivity.

    Excel has emerged from a simple spreadsheet software to a more complicated modeling, planning, tracking and ofcourse spreadsheeting software. There are a ton of functionalities that take forever to do using KB, but happen with a click.

  42. Jeff weir says:

    Mouse? I’m typing this with my nose. Granted, other people in the internet cafe are giving me funny looks.

    Whoops, just sneezed. Damn swine flu…

  43. Simon says:

    I have my mouse wheel set to page down and page up when I click it to the left or right. Holding ctrl and using this in Excel means I can quickly get around the workbook when using my mouse.

    As a bonus, it also works to switch between tabs in Firefox.

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  46. E says:

    Can anyone tell me how to switch between worksheets without a mouse?

  47. E says:

    NEVERMIND i’ve figured it out
    cntrl + page up/down

  48. Les says:

    @E, When I use Ctrl + page up/down it jumps to the next cell up, down or sideways ?? I would like to go to the next sheet. Must be some setting to turn off or on ?? Any ideas ??
    A shortcut or neat trick I use is when you want to delete a collection of data – select the area of data to be deleted then ..
    Alt+H+E+C .. gone .. what the HEC !

  49. Manoochehr says:

    Hi
    Can anybody say me jow can I use “Auto-fill a series of cells with data or formulas by just double clicking” for rows????? any help thank you all

  50. Chandoo says:

    @Manoochehr: This is useful when you have formula (or values) in one of the adjacent columns and would like to auto-fill values. Just enter the first 2 values / formulas and select the 2 cells. Now double click on the cell bottom border and excel auto-fills the values / formulas for the entire column. See screencast in the post.

  51. Manoochehr says:

    @Chandoo,
    Thank you for your reply, but I am looking for doing that for rows not for the columns. For Columns double click on the down right black point will work but what about autofilling in the rows? I tried but it did not work.
    Thank you,

  52. Jon Peltier says:

    @Manoochehr: We’ve been asking for years and years, but there is still no way to autofill sideways, only down. With the much wider sheets in 2007, this would be a very useful addition, wouldn’t it?

  53. Jeff Weir says:

    @Jon @Manoochehr …here’s a possible work around.

    If you select the cell that you want to copy sideways, then hold down Cntl + Shift + Left arrow, then you will have selected a row of cells either to the edge of the data in the row above, or to the edge of the spreadsheet.

    If you then hit F2, and then Cntl + Enter, your formula will be filled across.

  54. Chandoo says:

    @Manoochehr: I misunderstood your request. As Jon pointed out, auto fill has this limitation. How-ever you can autofill sideways by selecting the range where you want to autofill (ie the row) and then pressing CTRL+R (or ALT+HFIR in excel 2007) to autofill right side and ALT+HFIL for autofilling left.
    You can also follow Jeff’s suggestion.

  55. Jeff Weir says:

    Good excel 2007 tip, Chandoo. You could also add the fill icon to your Quick Action Toolbar if you struggle to remember the shortcut.

  56. Manoochehr says:

    @ Chandoo, Jeff, Jon
    Thank you all, but I cant underestand what (HFIR) in (ALT+HFIR) mean in excel 2007?

  57. Jeff Weir says:

    Hi Manoochehr. Press Alt then press the H key then the F key then the I key then the R key one at a time. This is just a long-winded keyboard shortcut, really.

  58. Manoochehr says:

    Thank you all for nice tricks,
    Let me jump to another subject. Do you think that plotting contours in excel be possible??? I looked at the excel template but it was not possible to plot contours… anybody got an idea?
    Thanks,
    Manoochehr

  59. Jeff Weir says:

    Manoochehr – can you elaborate on what you mean by ‘plotting contours’?

  60. Manoochehr says:

    @ Jeff,
    In contours we have 3 series of data such as x, y, z. where x,y are for example locations and z could be weather forecasting data. following link will show a picture of what I mean.
    http://gri.sourceforge.net/gridoc/html/example5.png
    Thank you,

  61. Jeff Weir says:

    Manoochehr: I think it is possible to do this, as long as you have x and y data for each pressure band. But I don’t think it would be easy to get excel to intelligently apply the different data points. Were you wanting to do this for weather maps or some other work purpose, or were you just curious whether excel could do this? Do you have any sample data you could post anywhere?

    Regards

    Jeff

  62. ANIL CHOUDHARY says:

    GOOD TRIKS & INTERSTING IDEA . SO VERY MUCH THANKS. ANIL CHOUDHARY

  63. Chandoo says:

    @Anil.. thank you :)

  64. Elena says:

    Does anyone know how to turn *off* any of the double-click features? Specifically, the one in which you double-click on the side of the cell to jump to the last cell in the column. I do this accidentally all the time and it drives me a little nuts.

  65. Kobra says:

    My favorite tip was about double clicking on the side of a box to jump to the end of the table. i always accidentally would do that, and it really ticked me off, but now that i know what the purpose is, and its not just randomly messing with my head…. i am happy =) Thanks for the awesome tips, they can save people hours

  66. Rick Rothstein (MVP - Excel) says:

    Regarding the trick “Double-click in the corner, just above scroll-bar to include a split”… if you do that, then you will have to drag the split bar to the correct location… you can save a small amount of time by not double clicking that small rectangular bar above the vertical scroll bar directly; rather, simply (single) click/drag it to the desired location. And in case anyone missed it, there is a small rectangular bar to the right of the horizontal scroll bar that works in the identical manner (double click or single click drag) for a vertical split.

  67. Radek says:

    I am also very annoyed with double clicking on the cell border taking me to the end of list. I am working with big sheets of data so i have them zoomed out as much as possible. This makest it difficult to hit precisely the inside of cell.
    Moreover I need to edit cells in several places accross the sheet with pasting suffix to every value. With one hand on the mouse and the other on Ctl+V it would work perfectly fine if not for the jumping functionality! Every time I am cursing bloody analysts who came up with this feature.

  68. Waseem Nawaz says:

    Regarding “Jump to last row / column in table with double-click”, I learned that it is not about “Last” row or column. If you double click on upper border of the cell, you go to the first value in that column. In case you are already on the first value you will go to first row of that column. Similarly, by double clicking left or right borders of a cell pointer, you move in the respective direction.
    Very useful tools btw and I really appreciate the great work Chandoo is doing since long.

  69. Sachin says:

    I am not able to see the Adjustment cursor in Excel 2007 ..while adjusting column width using mouse..

    Please help. Is there any option to enable?

  70. Chandoo says:

    @Sachin.. is your worksheet locked or protected?

  71. Rob says:

    Is it possible to disable the double-click to jump to the last row in a table feature? It can be very annoying in small cells on large tables when trying to double click select text in the cell and it jumps from cell A50 to A529 or whatever the last cell in the column is… I’d love to disable the feature.

  72. jeff Weir says:

    Thinking about Jon Peltier’s comment We’ve been asking for years and years, but there is still no way to autofill sideways, only down…could always use a macro that fills down, then copies the resulting range, then does a paste special/transpose to paste it across.

  73. Chandoo says:

    @Rob.. I dont think you can disable the double click feature.

  74. Jon Peltier says:

    Jeff -

    That would only take the values we filled down and extend them to the right. If I fill down elapsed years, say, and fill right interest rate, transposing years to the right will make a mess of my table.

  75. Saulo Silva says:

    @Rob: I feel your pain, brah.

  76. Hui says:

    @Rob & Saulo
    Double Clicking in cells in a Table doesn’t jump to the bottom of the Table for me
    I haven’t done anything to the standard Excel Install to turn it on/off ?

  77. Domenico says:

    PLEASE help me!
    I hate the jump to last or first “Trick”. That is not a trick, it’s a curse every time it happens to me when editing small cells!
    There should be a way to disable this horrendous feature!
    I would pay a small amount for whoever finds a solution!

  78. Jon Peltier says:

    Domenico -
     
    Don’t encourage them to remove a useful feature. Instead change your habit.
     
    Don’t double click to edit a cell.
     
    Click once, then press the F2 key.

  79. Domenico says:

    look, I am for the freedom of choice, all right? I remove what I want to remove from my excel sheet. I am not saying to remove it completely. If you like it, go for it, it’s all yours!
    you should be able to disable this feature if it is of any use to you.
    For me, it is quicker to double click on the cell, because what I do all the time is copy the content. When you double click in the center, the content of the cell is preselected, so that works for me, except for that 1 out of 3 times I happen to click the border by mistake, being the cells small and because Excel does not allow you to change the default raw size (only default column size, strange btw!)

  80. Domenico says:

    I have the solution for all people frustrated like me!

    Go to excel options, then click on advanced, then un-check the option ‘Enable fill handle and cell drag-and-drop’.

    For the experts, the code is:
    Application.celldraganddrop = false

    happy exceling!

  81. Jon Peltier says:

    Domenico -
     
    Default row size is based on default font size. You could increase the font size, but then that defeats the purpose of viewing at a zoom factor that makes the cells too small to double click on.
     
    Glad you’ve found a workaround. Sounds to me, though, that disabling cell drag and drop is a steep price to pay to change the cell-edge double-clicking behavior. But that’s according to my habits, not yours.

  82. Kader says:

    from now on I am starting the double-click process
    click click! (it’s to say thanks twice lol)

  83. Excel Lover says:

    Hi all,
    someone in these comments suggest about switching between sheets. ALT and up or down arrow. it does not seem to be working for me. do you have any suggesstion?

  84. Waseem Nawaz says:

    Hi Excel Lover!!! Its Ctrl+Page up or Page Down.

    Cheers

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  86. Michelle says:

    My favorite trick while not a “double-click” is to click your right mouse button anywhere over the arrow icons just to the left of the sheet names. All of the sheets in your workbook are displayed and you can go to any of them without having to scroll to it individually. It is a great help when working with workbooks with lots of worksheets.

  87. joe says:

    To stop Excel from jumping around when you accidently double click on a cell border: your annoyance can be turned off.
    Go to Tools > Options > Edit (tab) and uncheck the box for “Allow cell drag and drop”.

  88. do these work in all versions of excel or just 07?

  89. Manjit says:

    Slightly Off topic: To hide a particular column: Select any cell in that particular column and press “Ctrl+0″.

  90. Shmuel says:

    Hi All,

    @Chandoo, keep up the excellent work.
    The following tips involve using the Right Mouse button to drag.
    1. Click and Drag the small black Fill Handle with the right mouse button. When you release the button you are presented with a context sensitive drop-down list which includes, inter alia, options to copy with or without formatting; fill series, fill years or months or days or weekdays!
    2. Click and drag any edge of the active cell or range with the right mouse button. When you release the button you are presented with a context sensitive drop-down list which includes not only move or copy but also copy as values or formats. It also allows you to insert the data by moving existing data down or right.
    3. Using the trick in number 2 above you can quickly convert a range of cells with formulas to values! Highlight the range, right click and drag any edge of the highlighted range. Before you release the mouse button, return “shadow” of the range to its original position. Then select “Copy Here as Values Only” from the drop-down list!
    Happy dragging!

  91. ABDULLAH says:

    Format Painter

  92. VIGNESH says:

    Wow.. Thanks a lot. Its really useful.
    I know 2nd and 3rd. Others are just amazed me.
    My fav is Format Painter as i using that more in my job. Thanks again.

  93. Vic says:

    Awesome, I think i knew a good bit of Excel but get pleasantly surprised every time i discover new tips and tricks. My Fav is the Dlb click to get to the last row n column. Pretty neat when you working with large data sets. Thanks for sharing.

  94. Guru says:

    Hi,

    what is the shortcut key for “Format Painter” in Excel?
    I am using Excel – 2003.
    Please mail me at – guru4dw@gmail.com

    • Hui... says:

      @Guru
      This sounds odd, as with a name like Guru, you should be answering all these questions

      In Excel 2003
      Ctrl C – copies a cell
      Ctrl Shift P – will paste the format of the copied cell onto a Target Cell/Range

  95. office2007 hater says:

    the adjust column width in the 2007 version does not work properly. I have done this multiple times, and i still get printouts with the ##### in the columns. office 2007 truely sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There are more bugs and problems with office 2007 than a roach motel.

  96. Fiaz says:

    Lock Drawing Mode… for shapes doesn’t work for me at all.. I am on Excel 2010 on Windows 7.

    When i click lock drawing mode.. and draw the shape… it just changes to cross hair… and i have to click on the shape again to draw.

    This is driving me nuts..

    How to keep on drawing the same shape over and over again… without having to click on the icon. It is absurd that the new Ribbon toolbar doesn’t have option to keep the menu tear off as well… Office 2010 drives me nuts.. any answer..?!

  97. Sandy says:

    i have learnt “Jump to last row / column in table with double-click ” very first time. All the others tricks are in used.
    Thanq yu .
    Gud1 :-)

  98. vIVEK says:

    I have a question here.
    Is it possible to increase the text size upon double click in a cell and come back to the old text size once clicked enter button

  99. biddey says:

    nice! thanks
     

  100. tellme says:

    adjusting column widths by selecting multiple columns

  101. Pankaj Agarwala CA says:

    To copy a format from one cell to another, select the cell with the format you want to copy and then right-drag its border to another cell; when you release the right mouse button, select Copy Here as Formats Only

  102. Ruth says:

    Dumb Q: Whenever I add filters on my data, the spreadsheet always takes me to the leftmost column A. Is there a way to avoid this? I’m typically working with a lot of columns.

  103. Antonio says:

    Love the jump to last row/column, will definitely be used.

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