Drag to multi-select slicer items [quick tip]
My trip to Houston & Dallas was very successful, fun & awesome. I got back home on Friday and instantly I am in another fun, awesome & happy place with my kids, Jo (my wife), rest of the family & friends.
Today, I want to share a very simple yet super awesome trick with you. I learned this from Augie, one of the Houston Masterclass participants.
You can drag slicer items to multi-select them.
Selecting multiple items in a slicer quickly
We know that slicers are powerful, friendly and fun way to filter the pivot tables, pivot charts, power pivot tables and regular tables (only in 2013). They are visual filters that can be used to instantly filter the data (or report). But when it comes to selecting multiple items, slicers can be hard. We must hold CTRL key and tap multiple slicer items one at a time to select them. At least that is how I used to do it.
Do you know we can drag to multi-select?
See this demo:
How to multi-select slicer items quickly
- Select the first item on slicer with mouse.
- Drag your mouse pointer to the last item you want to select.
- Instantly, all items in-between will also be selected.
Thanks Augie for teaching this to me.
Here are few more quick tips to start your day.
My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.
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