Got a version of Excel that uses the menu interface (Excel 97, Excel 2000, Excel 2002, or Excel 2003)? This site is for you! If you use a later version of Excel, visit our ExcelTips site focusing on the ribbon interface.
With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company.
Learn more about Allen...
When you press Ctrl+End, Excel takes you to the bottom cell of your worksheet. This is defined as the intersection of the right-most column and the bottom row. If you delete some rows or columns in the worksheet, you would expect that Ctrl+End would still take you to the bottom cell. It does not, however. What it does is take you to the original bottom cell.
For instance, if you load a worksheet for which the bottom cell is H20, and then delete three rows and one column, you would expect Ctrl+End to take you to G17. Instead, it still takes you to H20.
The only way around this is to save the file. You don't have to close it, simply save the file. Doing so causes Excel to recalculate the bottom cell.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (1923) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.
Solve Real Business Problems Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Excel and transform data into bottom-line results. This hands-on, scenario-focused guide shows you how to use the latest Excel tools to integrate data from multiple tables. Check out Microsoft Excel 2013 Data Analysis and Business Modeling today!