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Best Excel Shortcuts For The Dollar Sign

The dollar sign ($) is an important character in Excel that is used to create absolute references in formulas. Here are some of the best Excel shortcuts for the dollar sign:

  1. Insert a dollar sign before a cell reference - Press F4 key after selecting a cell reference in a formula. This will cycle through the four possible combinations of absolute and relative references. The dollar sign will appear before the column and/or row reference to indicate an absolute reference.

  2. Insert a dollar sign before all cell references in a formula - Press Ctrl + Shift + A to insert dollar signs before all cell references in a formula.

  3. Insert a dollar sign before a row or column reference - Press F4 key after selecting a row or column reference in a formula. This will add a dollar sign before the reference to make it absolute.

  4. Use the dollar sign in a custom number format - You can use the dollar sign in a custom number format to display values as currency. To do this, select the cells you want to format, right-click, and choose "Format Cells". In the "Number" tab, select "Currency" and choose your desired currency symbol.

Using these shortcuts can save you time and make it easier to work with formulas in Excel. The dollar sign is a powerful tool that can help you to create absolute references and format values as currency.

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