LibreOffice Calc keyboard shortcuts

LibreOffice Calc  

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
- Shortcuts

LibreOffice Calc is a great free alternative to Microsoft Excel. To get most of it, you will need some keyboard shortcuts. As you will see, navigating, formatting and editing cells are easier with keyboard.

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Alt + ⤶ Enter

Fill a selected cell range with the formula that you entered on the Input line

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Alt + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Apply the cell format of the input cell to the entire cell range

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Create a matrix in which all the cells contain the same information. Components of the matrix cannot be edited

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Ctrl

To select multiple cells in different areas of a sheet, hold down Ctrl and drag in the different areas

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Ctrl

To select multiple sheets in a spreadsheet, hold down Ctrl, and then click the name tabs at the lower edge of the workspace.

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↑   Shift

To select only one sheet in a selection, hold down Shift, and then click the name tab of the sheet

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Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

To insert a manual line break in a cell, click in the cell, and then press Ctrl + Enter

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Backspace

Delete the contents of selected cells

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Del

Delete the contents of selected cells without a dialog

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Ctrl + Home

Moves the cursor to the first cell in the sheet (A1)

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Ctrl + End

Moves the cursor to the last cell on the sheet that contains data

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Home

Moves the cursor to the first cell of the current row

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End

Moves the cursor to the last cell of the current row

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↑   Shift + Home

Selects cells from the current cell to the first cell of the current row

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↑   Shift + End

Selects cells from the current cell to the last cell of the current row

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Shift + Page Up

Selects cells from the current cell up to one page in the current column or extends the existing selection one page up

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Shift + Page Down

Selects cells from the current cell down to one page in the current column or extends the existing selection one page down

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Ctrl +

Moves the cursor to the left edge of the current data range. If the column to the left of the cell that contains the cursor is empty, the cursor moves to the next column to the left that contains data

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Ctrl +

Moves the cursor to the right edge of the current data range. If the column to the right of the cell that contains the cursor is empty, the cursor moves to the next column to the right that contains data

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Ctrl +

Moves the cursor to the top edge of the current data range. If the row above the cell that contains the cursor is empty, the cursor moves up to the next row that contains data

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Ctrl +

Moves the cursor to the bottom edge of the current data range. If the row below the cell that contains the cursor is empty, the cursor moves down to the next row that contains data

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Selects all cells containing data from the current cell to the end of the continuous range of data cells, in the direction of the arrow pressed. If used to select rows and columns together, a rectangular cell range is selected

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Ctrl + Page Up

Moves one sheet to the left

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Ctrl + Page Up

In the print preview: Moves to the previous print page

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Ctrl + Page Down

Moves one sheet to the right

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Ctrl + Page Down

In the print preview: Moves to the next print page

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Alt + Page Up

Moves one screen to the left

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Alt + Page Down

Moves one screen page to the right

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Shift + Ctrl + Page Up

Adds the previous sheet to the current selection of sheets. If all the sheets in a spreadsheet are selected, this shortcut key combination only selects the previous sheet. Makes the previous sheet the current sheet

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Shift + Ctrl + Page Down

Adds the next sheet to the current selection of sheets. If all the sheets in a spreadsheet are selected, this shortcut key combination only selects the next sheet. Makes the next sheet the current sheet

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Ctrl + *

where (*) is the multiplication sign on the numeric key pad

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Ctrl + *

Selects the data range that contains the cursor. A range is a contiguous cell range that contains data and is bounded by empty row and columns

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Ctrl + /

where (/) is the division sign on the numeric key pad

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Ctrl + /

Selects the matrix formula range that contains the cursor

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Ctrl + +

Insert cells (as in menu Insert - Cells)

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Ctrl + -

Delete cells (as in menu Edit - Delete Cells)

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⤶ Enter

(in a selected range) Moves the cursor down one cell in a selected range. To specify the direction that the cursor moves, choose Tools - Options' - LibreOffice Calc - General'

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Ctrl + `

Displays or hides the formulas instead of the values in all cells (see note below this table)

The ` key is located next to the "1" key on most English keyboards. If your keyboard does not show this key, you can assign another key: Choose Tools - Customize, click the Keyboard tab. Select the "View" category and the "Toggle Formula" function.
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Ctrl + F1

Displays the comment that is attached to the current cell

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F2

Switches to Edit mode and places the cursor at the end of the contents of the current cell. Press again to exit Edit mode

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F2

If the cursor is in an input box in a dialog that has a Minimize button, the dialog is hidden and the input box remains visible. Press F2 again to show the whole dialog

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Ctrl + F2

Opens the Function Wizard

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + F2

Moves the cursor to the Input line where you can enter a formula for the current cell

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Ctrl + F3

Opens the Define Names dialog

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + F4

Shows or Hides the Database explorer

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F4

Rearranges the relative or absolute references (for example, A1, $A$1, $A1, A$1) in the input field

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F5

Shows or hides the Navigator

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↑   Shift + F5

Traces dependents

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↑   Shift + F7

Traces precedents

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + F5

Moves the cursor from the Input line to the Sheet area box

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F7

Checks spelling in the current sheet

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Ctrl + F7

Opens the Thesaurus if the current cell contains text

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F8

Turns additional selection mode on or off. In this mode, you can use the arrow keys to extend the selection. You can also click in another cell to extend the selection

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Ctrl + F8

Highlights cells containing values

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F9

Recalculates changed formulas in the current sheet

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F9

Recalculates all formulas in all sheets

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Ctrl + F9

Updates the selected chart

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F11

Opens the Styles and Formatting window where you can apply a formatting style to the contents of the cell or to the current sheet

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↑   Shift + F11

Creates a document template

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + F11

Updates the templates

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F12

Groups the selected data range

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Ctrl + F12

Ungroups the selected data range

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Alt +

Increases the height of current row (only in OpenOffice.org legacy compatibility mode)

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Alt +

Decreases the height of current row (only in OpenOffice.org legacy compatibility mode)

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Alt +

Increases the width of the current column

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Alt +

Decreases the width of the current column

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Alt + ↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Optimizes the column width or row height based on the current cell

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Ctrl + 1

Open Format Cells dialog

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 1

Two decimal places, thousands separator

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 2

Standard exponential format

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 3

Standard date format

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 4

Standard currency format

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 5

Standard percentage format (two decimal places)

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 6

Standard format

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Tab

Changes the focus by moving forwards through the areas and buttons of the dialog

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↑   Shift + Tab

Changes the focus by moving backwards through the areas and buttons of the dialog

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Moves the focus up one item in the current dialog area

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Moves the focus down one item in the current dialog area

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Moves the focus one item to the left in the current dialog area

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Moves the focus one item to the right in the current dialog area

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Home

Selects the first item in the current dialog area

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End

Selects the last item in the current dialog area

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Alt

and the underlined character in the word "Row"  Copies or moves the current field into the "Row" area

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Alt

and the underlined character in the word "Column" Copies or moves the current field into the "Column" area

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Alt

and the underlined character in the word "Data" Copies or moves the current field into the "Data" area

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Ctrl +

Moves the current field up one place

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Ctrl +

Moves the current field down one place

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Ctrl +

Moves the current field one place to the left

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Ctrl +

Moves the current field one place to the right

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Ctrl + Home

Moves the current field to the first place

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Ctrl + End

Moves the current field to the last place

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Alt + O

Displays the options for the current field

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Del

Removes the current field from the area


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Program information

Program name: LibreOffice Calc LibreOffice Calc (Productivity)

LibreOffice Calc is spreadsheet software from the LibreOffice software package. Calc supports 1 million rows in spreadsheets and can open most Microsoft Excel file formats. Calc is free and open source.

Web page: libreoffice.org/discover/calc

Last update: 11 November 2019

How easy to press shortcuts: 83%

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Shortcut count: 93

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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