Not being an Excel guru, I tend to do things manually instead of using features that can make things a LOT faster… such as selecting all the data in an Excel spreadsheet. I’ve been known to do a lot of scrolling to find the end points and dragging to select everything. It’s a lot easier just to use the CTRL-A keyboard shortcut!
In this example spreadsheet, I want to select just the cells with data in them. I need to select one of the cells that has data (in this case, A5), and press CTRL-A:
When I do that, Excel automatically selects just the range of cells that contain data:
However, if I click CTRL-A again, Excel selects ALL the cells in the worksheet (if you need that for some reason):
By remembering this keyboard shortcut, you can save a ton of time trying to select just the data instead of searching for it.