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Create embedded chart

Windows shortcut 
AltF1
Mac shortcut 
FnF1

This shortcut will create and insert a chart using data in current range as an embedded object in the current worksheet.

Note: the Mac shortcut does not seem to be working on current versions of OS X and Excel 2011. One reason might be that Option + F1 activates Display Preferences. However, this shortcut does not appear under System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts so it's not clear how to disable it and also not certain that disabling it would solve the problem.

Do you know a workaround? Let us know.

Related videos

The videos below show how this shortcut can be used.
In this lesson, we cover shortcuts you can use when working with Excel charts.
In this video, we'll look at several different ways you can create charts in Excel, including the recommended charts option.
In this video, we'll look at how to use a "throwaway" chart to explore data. This is an easy way to quickly size up data.