When time is short, shortcuts are the way to go
Sometimes, for whatever reason, you need to perform a task in Excel without using the mouse. Maybe you’re headed to a meeting and you just stood up and forgot to insert a chart. That’s when Keyboard Shortcuts come in handy.
Most any task available on the ribbon (the pictures across the top of the screen) can be accessed by a keyboard shortcut.
In this example, you want to add a chart to our spreadsheet before you run off to that meeting. First select the data you want to show in the chart:
Press the ALT key to show the shortcuts, then press the keys that corresponds to the command you want. In this case, the combination will be ALT-N-C or ALT-iNsert-Chart. Click on the type of chart you want to enter, and move the chart to its proper place.
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