How to Use the AutoFit Excel Shortcut for Columns and Rows

Adjusting the height of rows or the width of columns in Microsoft Excel is a common activity. But if it’s something that you do a lot, then you might be looking for a faster way.

Luckily there is an AutoFit Excel shortcut that can make it much simpler for you to automatically adjust the height of your rows and width of your columns based n the size of your cell data.

Keyboard Shortcuts to AutoFit Columns and Rows in Excel 2013

  1. Open the worksheet in Excel 2013.
  2. Press Ctrl + a to select the entire worksheet.
  3. Press Alt + h to specify the Home tab.
  4. Press Alt + o to open the Format menu.
  5. Press Alt + i to use the AutoFit Column Width command.
  6. Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 to get back to the Format menu, then press Alt + a to use the AutoFit Row Height command.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to use the Autofit Excel shortcut, including pictures of these steps.

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Excel can be a lot easier to use once you get comfortable using keyboard shortcuts to perform common actions. Copying and pasting, for example, is one action that can be made much quicker by using a keyboard instead of a mouse.

But there are keyboard shortcuts for many more Excel functions, including the AutoFit Column Width and AutoFit Column Height commands. Our guide below will show you how to get to them without needing to use your mouse.

If you are just trying to make your rows bigger and don’t need the shortcut, then check out our guide on how to expand rows in Excel instead.

Autofitting Rows and Columns in Excel 2013 Without Using Your Mouse (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article are going to show you a series of keyboard shortcuts that will allow you to use the AutoFit commands to automatically resize all of the columns and rows in your worksheet.

The result of following these steps will be a worksheet where all of the row heights and column widths have been adjusted to fit the largest piece of data in that row or column.

Here is how to use keyboard shortcuts to AutoFit rows and columns in Excel 2013.

Step 1: Open your worksheet in Excel 2013.

Step 2: Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select the entire worksheet.

ctrl + a
select all

Step 3: Press Alt + h to select the Home tab.

alt + h
home tab

Step 4: Press Alt + o to open the Format menu.

alt + o
format menu

Step 5: Press Alt + i to use the AutoFit Column Width function.

alt + i
autofit column width

Step 6: Repeat steps 2 – 4, then press Alt + a to use the AutoFit Row Height function.

alt + a
autofit row height

Hopefully this article has shown you how to use AutoFit Excel shortcuts to simply the process of making your cell data fit more easily.

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