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Excel tips – Now you can deselect cells from selected ranges

The option is available for Office 365 subscribers

One of the main requests from the Excel community was finally addressed by Microsoft. Now users of Office 365 can deselect cells or a range from a current selection. The feature works either for PC and Mac. Users who deal with large amount of data are the ones how most benefit of the feature.

How to unselect a cell from a selection

With the whole area selected, you hold down the CTRL (or Command on mac) key and click on the cells you want to deselect. To unselect a range of selected cells hold down the CTRL (or Command for Mac) key and drag the range you want to deselect, starting from within a selected range. As you can see in the image below.

 

 

How to multi select cells or ranges

This feature as available before, it means that you can still use the CTRL (or Command on Mac) key to click on an unselected cell to select it. The new thing is that you can select an additional range simple use the CTRL (or Command on Mac), starting on an unselected cell and drag the mouse to select the range, as the image below is showing.

 

 

*This article is based on the information provided by the Microsoft blog which you can access here.

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