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Select table

Windows shortcut 
CtrlA
Mac shortcut 
A

This shortcut selects the data area of a table, when the cursor is in an Excel table. Behavior changes as the shortcut is used more than once:

  1. First time: selects table data
  2. Second time: selects table data + table header
  3. Third time: selects entire worksheet

Related videos

The videos below demonstrate this shortcut.
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