Ever find yourself working in MS Excel and need a quick outline of a cell or group of cells? You could go through the hassle of the whole “hands off the keyboard and onto the mouse” thing or…

You could highlight the cells to be outlined and try Ctrl + Shift + &. Yep, that ‘s it—three simple little keys do the trick!

Want to remove the border?

Again, highlight the cells involved and this time try Ctrl + Shift + _.

Border all gone!

Oh yeah, one more thing.

If you’re currently wondering how all this saves you from the mouse since you have to highlight cells then I’d like to remind you of the power of the Shift key.

Hold down the Shift key while using keys to move the cell selection and you’ll find you leave a trail of selected cells!