Excel – Switch tabs, move between open workbooks, and Jumping to the last row.

Switch tabs, Move Between Open Workbooks, and Jumping to the Last Row.


How to switch between workbooks?

[Alt + Tab] This is the same shortcut to tab through all of your open workbooks. Pressing tab once brings up the selection screen. Pressing tab additional times selects the next window.

[Windows + D] Is a handy shortcut as well. ‘D’ stands for desktop. This short cut minimizes all windows. Pressing it again brings them back. To audit my open windows I like to show my desktop (Windows  D) and then bring each window up at a time using (alt + Tab).


How to switch tabs?

[ctrl + page up] To move right across the tabs in your workbook to the end of the list.

[ctrl + page down] To move left across the tabs in your workbook towards the beginning of the list.



How to jump to the last row of data,  across, and back?

[ ctrl + arrow keys ]You can use the arrow keys, while holding ‘ctrl’ to navigate across your table in all different directions.


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