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Selecting a Row

If you want to quickly select a row in your spreadsheet, there are two ways you can do it. If you are working with the mouse you can simply click on the row number at the left side of the row. For instance, if you want to select row 12, you would click on the 12 row header.

The other method works great if you are working in a particular row and your hands are on the keyboard. All you need to do is press Shift+Space Bar and the entire column is automatically selected.

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Comments for this tip:

CraigH    23 Mar 2015, 22:02
Shift+Spacebar to select the Row

Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar to select all cells
Cinny    23 Mar 2015, 14:18
Cool, thanks! But I think you meant to write row, not column: "All you need to do is press Shift+Space Bar and the entire column is automatically selected."
Stefan Masic    22 Mar 2015, 06:51
Thanks for great Tip,

my name is Stefan and like also tips in Access. Amazing, this tip works also for Access.

GaryC    21 Mar 2015, 08:54
Ctrl & spacebar to select the column.

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