Selecting an Entire Worksheet

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 1, 2016)

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If you want to quickly select your entire spreadsheet, there are several ways you can do it:

  • Click on the button in the upper-left corner of your spreadsheet, where the column and row headers intersect.
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+Space Bar.
  • Press Ctrl+A.

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Allen Wyatt

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. ...

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What is 6 - 3?

2016-10-02 07:46:52

Eric Hooey

On my Excel 2003:
Ctrl+Shift+Space Bar selects the first row.
Ctrl+Shift+End selects the entire spreadsheet.


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