How to Select Cells and Groups of Cells in Excel for Mac


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Selecting cells and groups of cells

One of the most useful skills you can have when you work in Excel is selecting cells or groups of cells. In this movie, I will teach you some techniques to select cells in your worksheets. First, if you want to select a single cell, you can just click it. For example, if I wanted to select the value here in cell B5, I can just click cell B5, and you can see that it's outlined in blue. That indicates that the cell I just clicked is the active cell. I can now take actions on that cell, so, for example, I can make it bold, I can make it italic, or bold and italic.

I will just back out of those changes for now and show you some more selection techniques. If you want to select a group of cells, you can click the first cell and then drag to select other cells. So let's say, for example, I click here on cell B5 - my left mouse button is now down - and I drag to select cells all the way down to D8. So all of these cells are now the selection, and I can act on them the same way I did before:...

Selecting cells and groups of cells
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Selecting cells and groups of cells provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Curt Frye as part of the Excel for Mac 2011 Essential Training

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Business
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Excel for Mac
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