One of the best aspects of working with data in Excel is the ability to apply formulas or changes to a lot of data at once. If you want to make a change to every cell, however, then you might be struggling to select all of the cells in your spreadsheet in Excel 2013.
Fortunately this is a task that you can accomplish by using a single button, although that button is not labeled or identified. So continue below and learn how to select all of the cells in excel 2013.
How to Quickly Select Every Cell in a Spreadsheet in Excel 2013
The steps in this guide are going to show you how to select all of the cells in your spreadsheet in Excel 2013. This includes cells that contain data, as well as cells that are empty. If you make a change to a formatting option while all of your cells are selected, that change will be applied to each cell. Additionally, pressing the Delete key on your keyboard will delete the values in every cell.
Step 1: Open your spreadsheet in Excel 2013.
Step 2: Click the button above the Row 1 heading, and to the left of the Column A heading.
If you click on an individual cell after you have selected all of your cells, then the selection will change from all of the cells to just that single cell.
You can also select all of the cells in your spreadsheet by clicking on a single cell, then pressing Ctrl + A on your keyboard.
Note that either of these methods will only select all of the cells in the current worksheet. If you want to select all of the cells in your workbook, then you will need to right-click one of the worksheet tabs, then click the Select All Sheets option.
Then you can use one of the above methods to select all of the cells. if you perform an action on one worksheet while additional worksheets are selected, the same effect will be applied to each of the selected worksheets.
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