Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Double-Click Magic Tricks

All of us are familiar with the use of Double-Click shortcuts that save you time. Since some can be overlooked or forgotten about over the years, it is occasionally worthwhile to review some of these useful pieces of “Excel Magic”.

1. Perfectly Adjust Column Widths
This is an oldie, but still a goodie. Simply select Multiple Columns and Double-Click on the separators. Works equally well for adjusting row heights.

2. Collapse Ribbon to Get More Space
One of my favorites. Merely Double-Click on ribbon Menu Names and Poof – More Excel real estate!

3. Lock Format Painter
This one surprises a lot of users. Save a ton of time by Double-Clicking on the Format Painter icon, making it Reusable. (Who knew?!)

4. Jump to Last Row / Column in Table
Another old favorite: Just select a cell, and Double-Click on the cell-border in the direction you want to go. Bamm! You’re there!

5.  Double-Click in the Corner to Create a Split (2010 & 2013)
Not for the Excel 365 users, but valuable for the 2010-2013 crowd. You can very quickly insert Splits, (highly useful when you want to see multiple areas at one time), by clicking on either the Little Bar Shape next to Horizontal Scroll-Bar near bottom right corner of the Excel window or directly above the Vertical Scroll-Bar. Once done, you can drag the bars wherever you wish.

Double-Click Tricks can save you time and make you Look Good in the process!  (And Looking Good is always, well, good...)

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