"Format Cells" Dialog Box

January 26, 2013


Dialog Box   Excel Shortcuts for Mac   Format Cells   Mac Excel Shortcuts  

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 Displaying the Format Cells dialog box 

One of my favorite shortcuts when working with numbers is the shortcut that displays the Format Cells dialog box without taking your hand off the keyboard.  It’s so simple and efficient for such a useful shortcut that I cant believe I didn’t know about it before the Excel Skin!  

Step 1: Like most shortcuts used in Excel, we must first select the cell we are trying to modify.  

Step 2: The “Format Cells” text on the Excel Skin is in red so we look to our modifier keys.  The “Command” modifier is the only one with red text as well, therefore we press both keys simultaneously:


And this pops up!

From here you can choose whichever category suites your needs and format your cell how you like.  

This is a great example of how the Excel Skin can save you time and frustration by mapping out useful shortcuts like this “Format Cells” dialog box display.  

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