Fast Excel Analysis with the CTRL Key

Fast Excel analysis isn’t always about formulas and pivot tables. Sometimes, it’s just about knowing how to move through your data quickly so you can get where you need to be and carry on with your review. This short video looks at how to use the CTRL key on your keyboard to do just that.

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10 Comments

  • Darcy

    Reply Reply September 7, 2016

    Very handy!

    • Mariana Trapnell

      Reply Reply September 8, 2016

      Glad to hear it Darcy!

  • Vicki

    Reply Reply September 8, 2016

    I LOVE it – this is one of the things you taught me a long time ago (the control shift arrow keys) and I use it all the time. I am very excited to see what’s next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mariana Trapnell

      Reply Reply September 8, 2016

      I’m right there with ya, Vicki! I use this trick all the time. 🙂

  • Theresa

    Reply Reply September 8, 2016

    Great Information and loved being able to see clearly on an actual Excel sheet how to manoeuvre around easily.

    • Mariana Trapnell

      Reply Reply September 8, 2016

      Thanks Theresa! Yes, hopefully the videos will help make the tips easier to follow. 🙂

  • Anand

    Reply Reply September 12, 2016

    Congratulations Mariana on restarting your blog. Very nice video and look forward to future videos.

  • Mariana Trapnell

    Reply Reply March 5, 2017

    Hey! I’m making a change to the blog to display only one Comments section and I’ll actually get notified when a comment is made. Unfortunately, that means previous comments made via Facebook will be removed. So that we don’t lose the information, I’ve copied them below. Thanks for joining in! Sharing knowledge is what this blog is all about, so it’s great when you take the time to share your knowledge too!

  • Mariana Trapnell

    Reply Reply March 5, 2017

    Rhonda Walker: This tip is very helpful! I love shortcuts that save my time. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Mariana: You’re most welcome, Rhonda! I love helping people speed up their use of Excel, so they have time for other more useful things. 🙂

  • Mariana Trapnell

    Reply Reply March 5, 2017

    Salim Dhalla: Might want to mention the CTRL-Home and CTRL-End which also help navigate the spreadsheet. Thanks for posting your learnings!

    Mariana: Great points, Salim – thanks for sharing!

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