54. Excel Tips - Launch Excel using the keyboard

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This is an Excel tip for those of you who don't like using the mouse, (like me) and prefer to use only the keyboard. This can be a big time saver if you use Excel every day.

Step1: Press the WINDOWS key on your keyboard. This is the key that has the same symbol as your START button:

The start key is normally on the same row as your space bar.

That brings up this menu:


Step2: Press R (to Run a program)


Step3: Type: Excel, and press OK.
NOTE: If you do this once, it will remember what you typed for next time.

Training Video: Launch Excel using the keyboard