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MS Excel: Cells to a Table – No Mouse Required

Monday, June 13th, 2011 by | Filed Under: MS Excel, MS Office Help

By now we’ve all found the Format as Table button on the Home tab of the Ribbon will take a range of selected cells in turn them into an easily and beautifully formatted table.

However, if you’re not one for the mouse then I do have a solution for you.

Next time use the Shift key + arrows, Home, Ctrl, etc… (or a combination of them) to select the range of cells to be converted to table format.

Now try Ctrl + T or Ctrl + L.

Either one of these will open the Create Table dialog box where you’ll find the range of selected cells already entered into the data location field.

Click OK to confirm your decision and… BAM! You’ve got a table ready for editing, filtering and formatting.

~ April

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One Response to “MS Excel: Cells to a Table – No Mouse Required”

  1. Carol says:

    This is a great tip – but it’s easier than you wrote. You do not have to select the cells to be converted to a table, you simply need to select any one cell and then use Ctrl + t or Ctrl + l.

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