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Work with Selections

The key combinations that allow you to work with selections are listed in the table below.

Shortcut

Description

ENTER Moves the active cell one cell down in the selection.
To change this default behavior, use the SpreadsheetSelectionOptions.MoveActiveCellMode property.
SHIFT+ENTER Moves the active cell one cell up in the selection.
TAB Moves the active cell one cell to the right in the selection.
SHIFT+TAB Moves the active cell one cell to the left in the selection.
CTRL+PERIOD (.) Moves the active cell clockwise to the next corner of the selection.
CTRL+ALT+LEFT/RIGHT ARROW KEY Switches between multiple selected ranges of cells.
SHIFT+BACKSPACE Selects only the active cell in the selected cell range.
CTRL+SPACEBAR Selects an entire column in a worksheet.
SHIFT+SPACEBAR Selects an entire row in a worksheet.
CTRL+A Selects the entire worksheet or the data region to which the active cell belongs.
CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR Selects the entire worksheet or the data region to which the active cell belongs.
SHIFT+ARROW KEYS Extend the selection by one cell.
CTRL+SHIFT+ARROW KEYS Extend the selection to the last nonblank cell in a row or column.
SHIFT+HOME Extends the selection to the first column.
CTRL+SHIFT+HOME Extends the selection to the beginning of the document.
CTRL+SHIFT+END Extends the selection to the previously used cell in a worksheet.
SHIFT+PAGE DOWN Extends the selection one screen down in a worksheet.
SHIFT+PAGE UP Extends the selection one screen up in a worksheet.

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